## Unit 8 Math Test Reflection

Bonjour!

Whoa, whoa! Chill! I totally understand why you are extremely extremely X-tra extremely mad at me for posting another Math Test Reflection! I think’s it’s annoying too, alright?! It’s not that I want to post Math Reflections! I think that they’re stupid too!!! So chill, OK? Don’t break my collarbone! Posting math reflections isn’t something I want to do, but something I have to!

3 things that I did well:

-Finding common denominators
-Converting between fractions, decimals, and percents.

2 things that I am not so good at:

-Comparing fractions
-Multiplying mixed numbers

Have a nice day (and chill!)!

Loring (Who is also annoyed by math reflections)

## Walk-A-Thon

Hey followers!

This morning we had a walk-a-thon. You know how people participate in marathons to raise money for breast cancer awareness, AIDS , stuff like that? Well, this is a Walk-A-Thon. Recently and unfortunately, A 8.1 (I think) magnitude earthquake stuck Nepal. Everyone had to donate at least 10 RMB. I brought 200. All the money is going to Nepal for the rescue effort that they desperately needs. I would like to take this moment and opportunity to wish the people of Nepal the best of luck and our wishes to them.

Best hopes,

Loring :~)

## Your First Update On Dream City! (The other post was an intro)

Hi!

Thanks to Darren’s comment of the first post about Dream City, I now have a better post and a better Minecrafter city to share with you! The screenshot is now labeled! This image below is as of April 23, 2015.

Thanks for following up on me!

Loring 🙂 🙂 🙂

## Spray Paint Art Project!

Hey there!

If you’ve read the title, then you’d know that our Art teacher is cool enough that she lets us use spray paint for a art project (thanks Mrs. Mcrea!). Here is my artwork:

What’s that? You want to see the uncensored version of my artwork? You’ll regret that decision but… I’ll show you it anyways. Only AFTER you read my reflection on it. We started out with a stencil of our faces. The stencil was made with a Exacto knife. I like my colour and I chose them because they look like the tie-dye pj’s that I tie-dyed myself. Honestly, my stencil would’ve looked a lot better if I was not extremely bored by having to write poetry at the time the picture was taken. The good part about it was that the colour matching (in my opinion) was really good. The bad part? My face. Period. Like I promised, here is the uncensored version of the photo:

Told you!!!

I despise my own face,

Loring 🙁

## Music Concert Reflection!

Aloha!

Just last Thursday, we had our long-awaited 5th & 4th Grade concert! The theme of the songs was “enjoy your youth” or something like that. We even had a awesome guy play the flute and a Djembe! I personally think that we sung very fine. I dressed a little less appropriately though, to be honest. It also turns out that breath mints don’t really help in concerts. 5th Grade and 4th Grade sang three songs together too. Two of which is well-known. “The Climb” was sung by Miley Cyrus (who I am not a fan of, being honest) and the extremely well-known “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors was also sung. Some of us (not me) did awkward things on stage. Here is a video of the songs that fifth grade sung, and the ones that Grade 5&4 sang together.

Be 🙂 !

Loring, a student of a wonderful music teacher (Mrs. Overlie)

## Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of Nimh Review

Hey there!

Just today, we finished a wonderful book called Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of Nimh. The book is about a family of mice and their connection to the rats of Nimh. Mrs. Frisby’so husband, Jonathan Frisby, has recently died, leaving Mrs. Frisby with her four children, Melissa, Martin, Teresa, and the youngest, Timothy. Some of you might have read this book which was published quite a while ago. This story is about Timothy getting sick, and moving day. Moving Day happens when the farmer plows the land where Mrs. Frisby and her family lives. Throughout this book, Mrs. Frisby will discover the story of The Rats of Nimh, the truth about her husband, some more friends (and fiends), and one heck of a adventure! I think that this book is a good one, though parts of it is sad and the ending (in my personal opinion) is quite disappointing.

Photo credits: www.amazon.com

G’day,

Loring, a 🙂 guy

## Langtau Island Field Trip Refelction

Hey guys & gals,

On April Fools Day, which is April 1st, to April second, the entire 5th Grade went to Hong Kong’s beautiful Lantau Island and we stayed overnight in a place called the YWCA ( you know YMCA? This is the Young WOMAN’s Christian association ) the 5th Grade teachers also split all of the 5th grade students in two halves, so each group was about 20 people or so. The first day our group we went to rid half of a tiny beach of trash. In the afternoon, we planted our own trees and we had to climb a mountain on Lantau for about half an hour, (maybe even a little longer). Then we had to climb the SECOND half of the mountain to plant the trees.
On the second day we went to learn about environments like the wet marshland and the dry marshland. They were both full of BUFFALOS! BUFFALO! But Bill wasn’t there. Aww 🙁 . Then it’s me and Jialiang (and maybe Leo)’s favourite part, SWIMMING IN THE BEACH (different beach. Not the one where we picked up the trash). Overall, the trip was extremely fun and we learned a lot about our environment and how to protect it.

Here is a slideshow of all the photos we took:

Bye and make sure you help protect our earth!

Loring 🙂

## Princess Diana M&S Project

Hi there!

Recently in class we have been working on a project called Movers&Shakers. It is about you choosing someone you would like to research, then by impersonating your person, explain why you are a mover/shaker via a video that’s less than 5 minutes. I researched Princess Diana, aka Diana Spencer, and yes, I had to impersonate her through the use of an old wig (and that’s only the beginning: someone even offered lip gloss!). This video was made and published with the use of two apps: iMovie and a little known but better than iMovie app called Touchcast. The video itself is published onto YouTube, and below is the video. To me and the rest of my (intriguingly amused) classmates, the video is really worth watching!

Laters,

Loring

## Unit 6 Math Test Reflection

Howdy, partner!

It’s that time again! Math reflection time! In unit 6, we learned about making stem-and-leaf plots (which I got an exemplary on), find common denominators, and add and subtract fractions with different denominators. I here, got 4 approaching’s, 1 exemplary and all other 11 grades were proficient (which meant I hit the expectations). Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators turned out to be easy to me even though it was new, as I received a proficient on it. What I expected in this unit’s grades were at least 6 approaching’s, as this unit was hard for me during class and homework. I suppose that I overestimated this unit, and if I concentrate well enough, my abilities might as well be far beyond my expectations! However, I did have problems estimating fraction sums, and my goal for double-checking needs to kick in again.

See you next time,

Loring