Unit 1 in 5th Grade

Fifth grade is great so far! I never knew it was this fun!

In writing, we learned about writing a narrative story. My story is called Lost¬†and the main characters are Raina and the woman. It is about Raina missing the bus to go home without any emergency money. It was very short, but it had lots of details when I described the setting.I think I can improve more on writing the character’s changes from the beginning to the end. I learned a lot when we learned how to edit like checking to put the dialogues correctly.

In reading, we learned about the story elements. We also learned about the CROPQVS which is connections, reactions, opinions, predictions, questions, visualize, and summary. We also learned to find the theme in a book and compare and contrast. I think I improved on finding themes. We also did 2 reading assessments. We did one at the beginning, then we learned a ton of stuff. When we learned all the things, we did an assessment again to see what we learned.

In math, we learned about the decimals of a place value chart. We learned how to multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10, exponents, the metric unit conversions, comparing the value of the digits, read and write decimal numbers, placing numbers on a number line, adding/subtracting, and last but not least, comparing numbers to the nearest tenths. I think the most hardest one was comparing numbers to the nearest tenths.

In social studies, we learned about making a civilization. We learned about the Sumerians, Incas, and Ancient Egypt. We also made our own presentation about making a civilizations but for nomads only. Even if I got so nervous when I had my presentation, making the presentation was the most fun thing for me. Everyone had to do their presentation, so we got to see a lot of great ideas. Some of the people had the same pictures. At the beginning of the presentation, I was so terrified that I almost had no sound but after I got to the middle, I realized that it was not that terrifying.

In music, we started our unit, body percussion. We learned a lot of body percussion and we composed our own body percussion. We made 2 body percussion with our partner and then shared it to the class. We also got to make a “(partner) team name and our team name is called “The Bacon Girls”. The most fun thing for me was when we shared our body percussion to the whole class because we got to see what other people’s body percussion was like. We also had a game day so we got to play a game. The game was something that you have 2 teams and you need to score a point. There is 4 levels and each level gets harder and harder.

In art, we started our art project and it’s called a Mandala project. It was basically drawing and tracing like copy, paste, copy, paste and keep doing that until you finish it and start coloring. It is not too boring, because it is the best project EVER. Some people are already done, and some people are still tracing. I like tracing the most because it is fun and it is very fun to trace on a window/light table.

In PE, we finished our project, invasion games. We played all kinds of tag games. For example, ankle tag. We also played net ball which was basically like basketball but you can’t dribble or move with the ball. We also got started with our second unit, swimming. Swimming was just swimming so we learned how to kick, just to make sure everyone knew how to kick and stuff like that.

2017 At Show

The SIS Art Show was on Thursday May 11, 2017. My artwork on display was the contour line drawing. It was drawing a self portrait without taking the pencil off the paper. I feel proud about this artwork. Creating this artwork was very fun. Thank you Mrs. Hobbs!

Student Led Conference

On May 4th, we had our Student Led Conference. We had to make a presentation about what we have learned this year. It turned out to be the most horrible conference I have ever had. It turned out to be the most horrible conference because at first, I didn’t know what to do. So I kept on saying,” uh… oh.. oops!” Every time I got really scared. I felt scared to death because this was our first time doing a presentation at the conference. Next time, I would prepare my speech better, speak more louder, and give out some examples because I was horrible at those stuff. This is one of the slide in my presentation.


AMPed Reflection

AMPed Reflection
Today, the 4th grade had an AMPed Fair. AMPed stands for
AMPed is basically like choosing your topic about anything and then just work on it. If you success, great. If not, it’s okay. My project was to promote people that staying healthy is important. I chose this topic because I thought that maybe people weren’t thinking if they were healthy or not. The successful part was that I found at least 4 websites and made 5 posters to stick around the elementary school. The thing I would do differently is to make the posters because it had a lot of mistakes and it didn’t even sound interesting. I learned that even if you don’t reach your goal, you still have something that is successful and if you work hard, you would success your goal

SIS Immigration Checkpoint

Today, we went to experience the SIS Immigration Checkpoint. My team was migrating from Mexico to Utopia. When we were waiting for the CBP officers (teachers) to give our (fake) passports, some of the teams were already making their passports and they worked with their iPads. When we got the passports, some of the teams were already lined up! They were the lucky teams. They were migrating from Canada and Germany. The CBP officers were being mean to us even if they were treating nice to the lucky teams.
From this experience, I learned that when you are from a country that is poor or the country people is mean, you’re going to make it challenging to migrate to different places. And before you migrate, you have to get perfect like you have to be healthy and have visa. From this experience I think that you should have a reason to migrate and even if the security is mean to you, you can’t be mean to them because you might be kicked out of the line or have a punishment.

Adventure to the Time Museum

Time Museum
Today, the 4th graders went to see the time museum in level 5. We saw a lot of bayside students showing their presentations. The purpose to go there was to learn about the differences between the old days and now. We learned that at the old days, it was hard for people to live because there wasn’t much technology. My favorite area was about schools in the old days and if students weren’t listening, the teacher would make the student wear a hat that says, ‘ dunce ‘ ( stupid ) and make them stand at the corner of the classroom.
This is a picture of my friend, Lisa:



Fossils are something that is left from an animal or plant that lived long ago that turned into a rock.
Some fossils form when a living thing dies and it gets covered by sediment like mud, dirt, sand, and soil. Then the soft parts decompose down and the hard parts like bones are left behind. More sediment pile on and it becomes heavy. This helps turn the lower layers into rock. Water can seep in to the area and bring in minerals. Over thousands and thousands of years, minerals are placed over hard parts to form fossils in the same shape. Over time, the covering layers of rocks slowly ware and wash away. Later, the fossils can be found.
We made our own fossils by putting clay on the paper cup and then push the shell onto the paper cup to make the shell shape. Then, we took the shell out and put vinegar on the place where we put the shell on. We waited for a few days and then it slowly became our fossils.
I learned that some fossils are not always a rock and it could be ice and other things. This is a picture of my fossil.


Chinese New Year

My Chinese New Year Holiday
During my Chinese New Year holiday, I went to Macau and Taiwan. In Macau, I went to eat. And eat. Everyday. When I went to a place, I took the hotel bus. And when we got off the bus, we met Jeha’s family. We said hi and went to eat stuff. On the last day of Macau, at 10:00 P. M. We went to the Macau airport with the taxi. At the airport , we went to the immigration place and waited for a few hours. When the airplane came and all of the people got on and the airplane started to float in the air, I slept right away. When we arrived at Taiwan, Taipei, we went to our hotel and checked in. We went inside the room and brushed our teeth, washed our face, wash our feet, and did other stuff,we just lied down but we slept. The next day, it was the same thing: eat,eat,and eat! At night, at the hotel, we drank juice and stuff. The next day, we took the train to a city. My dad was sleeping behind us and my mom and I were watching a program with my mom’s phone. When we arrived, we walked to our hotel since it was just a 7 minute walk. We arrived there and waited an hour because it was too early to check in. After an hour, we went inside the room. It was great. My dad went to 7 eleven to buy food. My mom slept for hours and I drew on the paper and read some Chinese books. At 1:30 P. M. ,we had a tour around that city. We saw the Pacific Ocean too! When it was night time, we went to the night market and bought some food to eat and then went back to our hotel. We ate the food and watched some tv, played with my iPad, and then I slept. The next day, my family went back to Taipei with the train and bus. We slept for just one more night at the hotel we slept on the first day and went back to Macau with the airplane. At the Macau ferry terminal, the tickets were sold so we went to Zhuhai with the bus and then took the ferry there. We ate a simple lunch and then went inside the ferry. The ship crew gave us a paper bag to put garbage and stuff. But when the ferry just started to move, almost everyone there was barfing. It smelled ridiculous! So my mom and I put on hand creams. It felt better. When we arrived at Shenzhen, we took the taxi and went back home. It was the longest vacation I have ever been to.

Leaning Comes Alive!

On January 18th, our parents came to school for a science experiment. We created a canyon, valley, and a delta in our experiment. We created a river and a flood. The river and flood was very different. The water came very slowly for the river and very fast during the flood. It was very fun and exciting because there were many parents here so they could see what we were learning in science. We also made a super flood. We pushed the wet sand. If you lived in a place like that it would be dangerous! We also learned that rivers can move rocks from place to place. Water can move sand and clay. Have you ever done an exciting science experiment in class? What was it? Would you want to live next to a river? Please comment below.