Social Studies-Civilization Guide For Nomads

I had to make a keynote about how to make a good and long lasting civilization. I had to put information on each slides. The topics on the slides were from what you need to do first and what you need to do last. I also had a slide of something you shouldn’t have and the credits. The first slide was about finding a good environment and agriculture. My second slide was cites and architecture. Third slide Job specialization. Forth slide trade and written language. Fifth slide government. Sixth is the one your not supposed to have, decline. Last is the credits. I had presenter notes on it so people won’t see what I’m going to say but I can. On each slide you could only have 10 words but on the presenter notes you could write more. I learned a lot about how to make a civilization and how they work.

AMPed Reflection


Our bord for saying here is AMPed.

What was your project? Did it change from the beginning? My project was building a lego tie-fighter. It changed because I didn’t have resources for a boat.
What would you have done differently? Maybe I wouldn’t partner up and not building but making people walk.
What were some challenges? Some challenges were that some pieces of the tie-fighter were missing. Also sometimes the iMovie or Pic Collage had glitches.
What did you learn? I learned more tools in iMovie to make it more cool.


My AMPed project is going great. I’m building a tie-fighter. But every single step I take a photo because I’m also doing a stop-motion video. Im working with a partner/friend for this project. We’re both doing stop-motion but different topics. Mine is the tie-fighter and his is the Syrian civil war. We’re working together because his bomber is my tie-fighter. We’re planning to have our two videos side by side. Also when I’m done building my tie-fighter it’s going to take off an go to theother video and go on from there. I’m almost done with my tie-fighter. I only need a few more steps. The only thing slowing me down is missing pieces. This is my video so far.IMG_0706-1p8880u

SIS Immigration Checkpoint

my group, without me in it!

At the SIS immigration checkpoint it wasn’t fair. There were super long lines. Some people didn’t have pens/pencils or glue sticks to fill out your passport. Also people that got Canada or Germany went through quickly and were first to get stuff. And other countries had to wait a long time. I learned that poor countries have to wait and wait to get through immigration.This experience was meant to teach how unfair immigration is. My thinking has not changed because even though some people (like me) didn’t get in to Utopia in time but we still got everything but watching a movie. If it was real life we would have gotten in because there would be more time.

Time Museum Learning
I learned that farmers feed their pigs till they are fat then kill them.
I also learned that clothes in the 1970-1990 were really weird.
Another thing I learned is that some artists broke the art rule.

A modern drone

A fake skeleton used for being a bad kid in the past. (The kid would have skin though).

That is 3 things I learned.


The symbol

Classcraft is a fun game to make your class game like.
There is xp points that you can use to level up.
There are outfits that you can put on your character.
There is also hp that goes down if you do something bad.
There are also cool powers that you can use.
There are other things in Classcraft that you can see for yourself.

SIS Science Exhibition

A different station but similar

Sis Science Exhibition

Color affecting oxygen production with leafs.

What was there evidence? The evidence was that he took photos and recorded his data.

What did he learn? He learned that red, orange, and sunlight make leafs produce oxygen faster then green and blue.

What was he trying to find out? He wanted to see which color made the leafs float to the top faster.

Nanshan Field Trip

4th grade at the bottom of the mountain.

There was lots of fun on Mt. Nanshan. One of the adventures was getting lost with other kids. That happened to some kids ( one was me ) because our chaperone didn’t say that she was getting a rest. We got lost for about 30 mins. It was weird because it was sort of scary, fun, dangerous, and funny. We went on till we got almost to the top and had lunch. It was funny because there were so many different foods from different countries ( because our school is international ). I ate half my lunch to save it for the top of the mountain. The top of the mountain is an observatory so right below it at the place I ate I took a sample of soil ( because we had to ). On the way to the observatory there was a 2 way road. We went back and forth trying to find a chaperone to show us the way then we found one and ended our kid 30 min time. Once everybody got to the observatory we walked down Mt. Nanshan. Some kids went back to the bus but I didn’t. After a little bit me, Zoey, Jacob, and Jill got lost again ( but we knew where to go ). After a while we met some other kids and chaperones and we went back to school ( it was lucky that other people weren’t there because we played video games ). That was my field trip on Mt. Nanshan.

My Chinese New Year

My PS4

This is my Chinese New Year (CNY) break. This break I stayed in China.

Most of the time I played my iPad or the PS4. I got a game called Battlefront. It’s a Star Wars game that has multiplayer/online, survival, training, and battles. It’s for the PS4. I beat so much of it.
Sometimes when I play my iPad I FaceTime my friend Kaj (That is because at my school we get iPads). We FaceTime so we can get on the same server on a game called Roblox. Sometimes I also got shown around Kaj’s house in Holland. Winter was getting over there so I saw the snow melting.

I also went to dinner with my teacher Mrs.Kim (Susan Kim) and her family. There we just hung out. We went to a place called Coyotes it’s a Mexican restaurant.

I also went to HongKong. There I watched a movie in the movie theater. After that we went shopping for groceries we couldn’t get in China.

Right before CNY ended I bought a electric bike. It can hold me, my dad, and my brother. That means it can hold 2 kids and 1 adult.

That was my CNY. It was fun but went by fast.
Have you been on a break for CNY?
Have you been to KongKong?
Do you have a PS4?

My winter break


Golden Gate Bridge

P.S. This is part of my winter break

Jan 13

My winter break in San Francisco

First my dad drove me, Dylan, Marinne, and Anthony (who are friends). Then
me, my dad, and Dylan went to my dad’s cousin’s (who is named Gavin) house.
There I saw my two younger cousins Even and Oliver. I played with them a little bit
then got bored and went upstairs. After only me, Gavin, my dad, and Dylan ate at
a Mexican restaurant. Then we went back to the hotel and went to sleep faster
then normal because we knew there was a big day ahead of us.
It was morning and I woke up. We went downstairs to eat at the hotel. It
was delicious. The we went to get tickets for a boat that goes past Alcatraz and
under the Golden Gate Bridge. There was a spray paint on Alcatraz that said ”
native land.” We also went to Chinatown and Little Italy.
It was night time but we still did things. We went in this show like thing
we’re it makes you feel like you were in the older days. It was called the dungeon
(Dylan got scared a little bit). Then we went to Ripple’s Believe it or Not. It was
awesome. There was one room that you walked on something and it made you
feel like you were turning upside down. There was also a guy that had a disease
that made his face turn blue. I’m not going to spill the beans about the rest of the
cool stuff in that place. That was part of my winter break and my favorite. My
favorite place was Ripple’s Believe it or Not.


Questions:    What is your favorite place in San Francisco?

Have you been in San Francisco?

Have you rode across the Golden Gate Bridge?