Two days ago, on Tuesday the 20th of April, I had my parent teacher conference. I think my conference went really well, and I think I have been doing a good job throughout the year to deserve it.
The first thing I did was read out my Parent Teacher Student Conference blog post. I remembered to explain about what all the writing and links were about, so my parents understood.
One of the main things we talked about was my handwriting. I have always written my words too small, so it helped to talk about with my parents, and teachers. My goal for handwriting is to start to join my letters. When we were still doing RRJs, (we are not right now, because of the exhibition,) I wrote part of my RRJ in cursive, either the introduction, or the conclusion.
At the end of the conference, I got this book called "Ready, Set, Grow!" which is a book for girls about going through puberty. Each week we are going to read a chapter, and talk about it with the other girls in the class. I'm not exactly excited...
 
 

Introduction

Welcome to my parent teacher student conference blog. You are going to read about how I have improved, my goals, and many other areas of writing. I have also linked to some areas in my blog, to show you how I am going.

Writing

I think as a writer I have improved a lot since the beginning of the year. I am starting to add more details in my stories, and am connecting with my characters more. Here are the rubrics I used to assess my historical fiction. I am still in the middle of writing it, so it is one of my newest pieces of work.
You can also access a blog post that I wrote near the beginning of the year here. I have chosen this because it shows how I have improved, and how I have changed from the beginning of grade five.

Goals

In January I wrote some goals for the future. You can visit them here. As you can see in that blog post, I would like to improve on the drums. I would still like to do that, but I have been getting better and better at them. My other goal was to write more blog posts. I still have to work on that though. After re reading the goals that I wrote in January, I decided to write a new one. My new goal is to write more stories. My dream job is to be a writer, so I need a lot more practice. Some examples of stories I have written are my historical fiction, and the story I wrote in library with Erin. I also wrote some stories in my old school, and one in grade four called "An Odd Group."

Unit Of Inquiry

We have done many, many different units of inquiry this year. The unit of inquiry that I think I did the best on was the religions unit. During this unit, I did many pieces of work.My favorite piece of work that I did was the compare and contrast essay. I chose this piece of work because I think I did quite well on it, and I am proud of it. You can access my compare and contrast essay here.
My short term goal for unit of inquiry is for the exhibition to go well. Daksha and I have worked really hard for it to go well, and I just hope that that will happen!
My long term goal is to always try hard during unit of inquiry time. Sometimes I find myself chatting to friends, so I wold like to try to stay on task.

Profiles

A few weeks ago, Andy asked us to take a picture of the profile sheet that we made during the first week of school, and put it in our blog. It shows the three profiles that we thought best represented us at the beginning of grade five. Also in that blog post, I have added the profiles that best describe me now. Here it is. I think those three profiles still represent me!

Maths

I think I have done really well in maths this year. I have been working hard, and have worked my way up to the higher group. Here is a piece of work that I am  proud of.
The part in maths that I am having the most trouble with is negative and positive numbers, but I always try to complete my homework that include them.
My short term goal for maths is to remember to bring my homework in the day it is due. I have been having a few problems with forgetting to bring it in, and I would like to try to remember.
My long term goal for maths is to start raising my hand in class more. I have found that I am being a bit shy, and not putting up my hand as much as I can.

Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed reding my parent teacher conference blog, and discussing it with me. I also hope you have a good idea of how my year is going so far!
 
 
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! 
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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.aspx

Here 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!
 
 
Here are some great websites that I am addicted to right now!

This is a cool website where you can flick a switch. It's really cool, and it supports earth hour!
http://www.earthhour.org/kids/lightswitch/Lightswitch.aspx

This is another website for earth hour... you get to make your own lantern! It's great fun!
http://www.earthhour.org/kids/MakeALantern.aspx
 
 
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.