Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Week

This week we didn't do much reflecting of math or UOI we spent time going to the MS music concert. After the show we had to write a recount about it. Here is what I wrote:

The Astounding Middle School concert

By: Karolina

Yesterday MS had their informal concert in the auditorium and grade 5 shuffled to the auditorium and sat down on one of the chairs.

The first performance was up, the grade 6 band and choir told the story about the three Billy Goats Gruff. They had a special guest, mr. Vermeire (the middle school principal) to narrate the story. Then when they got to the interesting parts the choir would sing or the band would play. The story is about 3 billy goats trying to cross a bridge with an troll that was ugly as a cockroach running around in the dark alleyway. I think it was a very creative way to tell a story and I really enjoyed it. I expected amazing since it was chosen for the first performance.

Second up were the grade 6 band playing the mysterious song Enchantment by Brian Balmages. The song started off slow with a strange tune, then it continues to get louder. It builds up to the ending the leads you nowhere. I think it was a great song because the tunes were mysterious and unexpected.

Nest were the G06,07 and 08 choir sing 4 traditional songs. 4 parter songs a traditional English song, Mango walk a traditional Jamaican song, they also performed There is Peace by Jim Papoulis. I like the songs because I think the grade 6,7 and 8 choir harmonized splendidly together, also because they changed it up by singing traditional songs.

Finally, the grade 7 and 8 playing folk song different countries from asia. They played a lot of songs that stood out to me the most was Con Buom Xuan by Scott Rogal because it is a vietnamese folk song and that song shows my identity the most because it is a Vietnamese song. It also stood out to me because the tunes were really catchy just like a Justin Bieber song.

In conclusion I think the ms informal concert was astounding and there were a lot of song to enjoy so I hope next year will be even better.

This week


This week in literacy we made recount essay and got together with our literacy groups to add more detail. We also learned how to add splendid details into our recount essays by learning about the description bubble. (A description bubble is a thing that helps puting description by having shape, size, color, number, texture, location, action/feeling.)  A purpose of a recount is to retell what you did.

This is one of my paragraphs(it's about the section with our buddies):

This burning Thursday morning, we got together with our adorable tiny, little buddies. First my buddy Amber, came into our 5A classroom and gave me a big fat hug. We sat down on the big blue grayish and rough rug, we tried to sit in one of the choches but other people were already there. Then we got together with another wonderful group (Melissa, Mai). We started to finish our poem about the sdg 17 (Partnership with the goals). Next we got a random poem that connects to the sdgs and tried to put it in order.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Math and Literacy this week


This week in math we did math rotations and each station was a math measurmeant we are focusing on they are 7: time, temperature, capacity, angles, mass, length, area, volume.

On may 9th i played with weights. I learned that 500ml water is the same as 500g weights. I wonder what other liquids we can weigh and if we can then i wonder what is the lightest liquid and what is the heaviest liquid. Next time I would play more with water weight because we only played with water close to the end.

On may 10th I played with capacity and temperature. When I played with capacity we used Koolaid and tried to find our perfect recipe for koolaid, my respire was 10ml of powder and 100ml of water (10% of powder to water). When we played with capacity I tried to find the difference between inside the class and out side. I wonder for the capacity is it the same amount of water for all the Koolaid powder or the same.

Today I played with capacity again because I wonered "if other koolaid powder need the same ratio of powder and water" so I got invited again to that station but we had a different favor of koolaid. I learned that the orange and cherry flavor need the same ratio of powder and water. I wonder what other flavors are there and what will happen if you add all the flavors together.


In literacy we learned about anew type of writing caled recount essay. A purpose of a recount is to retell what you did.

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Last week we ended our PYP exhibition journey by presenting to our parents and other students.

At the beginning I and my partner had some problems. we did not work well together but we still manged to make our central idea which is "society has the responsibility to ensure children rights" which means we in a society has to protect and respect the rights of children.  

We also made our 3 lines of inquiry which are
Form define child rights:
Children have a set of their own rights because they are less protected than adults. Children also have the right to special protection because of their vulnerability to being taken advantage of and abuse.
Causation the causes why children rights are not met:

  • lack of available jobs
  • little or no education
  • the parents cannot provide for the children
  • and more..

Responsibility the responsibility of society to ensure children rights:
Governments have the main responsibility to make sure the rights of children in the Convention on the Rights of the Child are protected and provided for. Children can show their respect for the rights of others in different ways. For example, children can:

• Respect others right to education by helping them learn
• Respect others’ right to protection from harm by being kind and stopping bullying

I think I did well on my researching skills because i had to do most of my group's work and I wrote almost everything for the information report, I was the person in my group that sent the emails to the people we needed information. I also made all the  citations and made most the poster for the Display. And sometimes I felt like I was in a group with my self because my partner was not helping me but in the end she got more comfortable with me.

In the beginning of the grade five PYP exhibition journey I felt sad because I was the only one doing all the group’s work and because me and my partner was not working out. In the middle of this journey I felt stressed because our group had to do more things because we only were two people and our group was falling behind. But at the end I felt really happy and excited because I felt like I've accomplished something that was a big stepping stone in my grade 5 journey.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Music concert

Two weeks ago grades five's and grade fours's had our music extravaganza in the UNIS theater. There  were so many great performances like singing, playing instruments, bouncing basket balls and more. We did this so we can show our progress throughout the months of practicing playing interments and singing to our parents.

Firstly, I was in band. When I came on stage I could imagine the audience seeing the plethora of instruments and hearing the beautiful tunes they would think they were listening to a professional band playing. I played the flute in my formal dress and I also felt like i was a professional flute player in a professional band just like the audience. We played 3 songs (Lightly row, Lets Rock and Mickey mouse march) they were all beautiful in there own way and all the instruments sounded amazing together.

Secondly, there was the grade 5 choir, when I got on stage I was less nervous then I anticipated because there was a lot more people there to cover me up. we sang 2 songs (Hold back the river and I'm on top of the world) and they both sounded great. We also sang a song together with grade 4, I thought the song with grade 4 sounded astounding because our voices with the high and low just mended together. 

In my opinion, the music extravaganza was outstanding. I believe that the concert showed our progress throughout the months of practicing and I hope next year would be just as good.

This week

This week in writing we learned about responsive essay. I learned what the purpose of a responsive text which is to give an opinion about a place, event or object. I also learned about the structure on an responsive text  which is (Title, Introduction, Description, and judgement). I wonder what will we do after response writing.

In our PYP exhibition we had to chose one of the specialists (Art, P.E, Music..etc) to work on. Our group (Emma and me) we first wanted to chose art but there was no more space left in art so we chose P.E instead. We learned that even if you don't get what you want you can still make it work. I wonder if our group can finish our presentation in time.

In math we did the Unicorn problem (you had to get the biggest space for your pet unicorn but you only had 30m of fence). I learned more about the perimeter and how to find it, new words like (polygon:a shape with lots of angles) and how to find area (times the width by length). I wonder how do you divide non base fractions.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

This week

This week we went further in to the PYP exhibition and started researching for the information report. In our group I think we our doing well because we started our action and every one is still confused about what there action is going to be. But in starting our action early is not a good thing because we are really stressed planing every thing and making sure every thing is on track. It's been hard trying to plan our action and still be on track I think our group is ok.(for now)

in literacy this week we learned what a response essay was. I learned what the purpose of a response is (To give an opinion about a written or visual work, object or event). I learned what the structure was (Title, Context, Description, Judgement). I learned what you need to do in each one (Context: what is the work, object or event. Description: What are the features of the work, object or event. Judgement: What does the writer think about the work, object or event.)

What I am wondering about this week was if we did not get the booth for the spring fair what action will we do? I'm also wondering if i got in a different group (a bigger one) if i would have done less or more? another thing I was thinking is even though learning about the responsive text was fun I don't get why we need it? something that was fun this week was the book club because I like reading a book together with someone. This week was one of the most busiest weeks of all because I had to do so much with exhibition.