So far the exhibition has been going great. I am happy with my group, my problem, and my mentor, and in the last week or so I have been working really hard. We have a mentor meeting twice every week, and I think we are well organized. Me and Daksha have been going through the exhibition journal, and making sure we are mostly up to date. I have been working hard to fill in the book.
There were some days that I wasn't concentrating as much as I could have been, but I try to make that up at home.
Tomorrow I will pick out a solution, and make sure it is smart. A goal I have is to organize a field trip in the next 2 weeks or so, so I have to pick out a solution to go out and do.
Here is an activity that I did on my first day of grade 5. It shows the profiles that describe me, which I chose myself. The three profiles I chose were principled, thinker, and caring. If I was to chose three profiles for myself now, they would be inquirer, risk taker, and balanced. I have changed quite a lot since I started fifth grade!
This year for Earth hour, I would really like to make a difference. Last year I did not do it, so I would like to make up for that this year!
Earth hour will take place this Saturday (the 27th,) and it will be at 8:30. Leilanie and me plan to have a sleepover on that day, so we can participate in Earth hour together! We plan to do most things by candlelight, but we will have to use a torch at some point. And we also don't want to stop at 9:30, we will continue without lights for the rest of the night.
Here are some fun websites you can check out that are related to Earth hour, that I mentioned in one of my recent blog posts. Remember to spread the word of Earth hour!Here
you get to flick an online switch. It is great fun, and you can do it over and over too!http://www.earthhour.org/kids/lightswitch/Lightswitch.aspxHere
you get to make your own virtual lantern. This is a fun activity to do away from the computer, too!http://www.earthhour.org/kids/MakeALantern.aspx
Last week for the student blogging challenge, you had to explain about where you lived. Read on to find out more!
I live in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong is a beautiful city, but it can get very busy. To be more specific, I live in a suburb called Happy Valley.
I love living in Happy Valley, because it is close to so many places. Near my apartment there is a library, a bookstore, a Movieland, and loads of shops and restaurants! There is also the Happy Valley racecourse. From my balcony, I can sometimes even see the races!
Today was my birthday! I am now officially 11! It was also Ellen's birthday, and she bought carrot cake. Mmmmm!
This morning I woke up really early, I was so excited! Then Me, my mom, and my two brothers went onto my bed and I opened my presents. I got... a really awesome watch, (which I wore today, you may have noticed!) pajamas, boardies, nail polish, a book, a panda bag (from Ocean Park,) a panda piggy bank (you can probably tell by now that I love pandas!) a USB stick that was in the form of a bracelet, and loads of other things!
When I got to school, some people already knew it was my birthday. Ella kept telling people, and right before math, she made everyone sing happy birthday to me! Then in library, she told Miss Hand, too!
After lunch, I had a choir performance. And after that I had a drama performance! You can read about them in my next blog.
What a busy birthday I had!
Today we had pajama day! Pajama day is when we go to school in our pajamas, and we get read to by some people in the middle school. I wore my favorite pajamas, and my favorite pair of slippers!
When I got to school, the first thing I did was finish up working on our door. Confused? Because it is literacy week, each class gets to decorate their door based on their favorite book. Our's was based on Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, and my job was to make and cut out the letters of the tittle.
After the door was finished, we headed over to the middle school. When we were there, we split into groups, and went to a classroom where a parent would read to us.
I had a great time, and I can't wait for tomorrow!
This week for the student blogging challenge, we have to 1) create an avatar of ourselves to put on our website (no prizes for the first person to say where it is!), and 2) write a blog post explaining when it is alright to use personal pictures on the internet. That is what I am writing about right now!
I don't think it is ever good to put pictures of you on your website. But there are some exceptions. I think, that if your photo is done on a setting that makes it look different, it is okay. Also, if the photo was shot very far away, and you can not see very clearly, that is okay too.
Here are some things that I think are not a good idea. If you write a caption above your picture that says things like your name, or your address. Or, if you have a very close up photo of your face, or body.
Here is a video that Andy made with some of the photos from this week.
Today in class we were asked to think of our two main things that we wanted to do for the exhibition. My top choice is water shortage. I chose this because that is a subject that means a lot to me, because I come from Australia, where there has been a drought for quite a while.
My second choice is gender equality. I chose this because I know quite a lot about this subject, and also because this is a subject that I genuinely care about. I really can't decide out of the two subjects though!