5th Grade Stuff

Remember 4th Grade Stuff? This is 5th Grade Stuff!

赵州桥 (This is another Chinese Post!)

(Warning! Do not read ahead of this message if you don’t know Chinese! It’ll be very confusing!)




Did you think that was short? Did you think that I just copied and pasted? Well, then look at this picture below, and then you’ll realize that Origami Yoda proved me right!


Sloppy Translating!

P.S. The bridge I’m talking about is the Anji Bridge!


Swimming in PE

Hi everyone,
I am writing a post about how I was doing in our swimming unit at PE!

Stroke: Breaststroke

I think that I do pretty well when it comes to Breaststroke. I can kick both of my legs at the same time and my breath is taken during the pull phrase of the arm stroke. However, my arms are pulled down all the way down to the hips, making me lose speed. Despite this, I can maintain the glide phrase for more than one second.

(Video not available since it was accidentally deleted)


Math Assessment Review

Hi anyone who is reading this,

We have recently done a math test/assessment, and like always we have to do this reflection about our improvements and stuff. And as always, here it is-

What are my strengths?
I can identify place value digits pretty well and can write numbers in expanded notation.

What are my areas for growth?
I could use some more work on making magnitude estimates and multiplying whole numbers and decimals.

What am I going to do to achieve my areas of growth?
I am going to try to make a magnitude estimate every time before I come across a multiplication problem and I will practice with my mom every week on the weekends on multiplication. She will set problems for me to solve.


Fizz Quiz Reflection

So we just finished our last investigation, Fizz Quiz. Mrs. Huiet had us make a video review. I did mine on Doodlecast Pro. You could do yours on Educreations or Explain Everything.
Like the Cultural Universals, I didn’t finish mine on time. And like the Cultural Universals, Mrs. Huiet had me post what I had anyways.


Cultural Universals

So… You know how I usually post about my field trips? Well, here’s another one of them!

So on October 9th, we went on this field trip to the Shenzhen Museum to start our social studies unit, Civilizations! We made a ebook out of it. We all searched up photos and researched how it was back in the old days of China. I didn’t finish mine on time, but Mrs. Huiet told me to put it on anyways…

Do you like it? Please comment your opinions!


My Artwork and My Artwork Reflection!

Before you read my reflection, look at the my artwork first-it’s a golden eagle.


Now you can look at my reflection!

What worked well?

The background really made the golden eagle stand out.

How does this piece make me feel?

It makes me feel creative.

What was hard to do?

Making the wing stand out.

What was the most imaginative part about your piece?

I think it was the background. It came to me in sort of an accident. So I was searching for white watercolour but there wasn’t any left so I searched for a replacement. Then I realized that silver would really sparkle, so I used silver!

What materials did you use?

I used paintbrushes, palettes, a whiteout pen, a black Sharpie, watercolour and acrylic paint.

What wasn’t good?

I don’t think I created the pointillism effect so well.

What did you do step by step?

First we chose a good high resolution photo of a selected animal, plant or item that meant something personal to ourselves. The we used the round eraser end of a pencil to create dots, referring to the pointillism affect. Then we outlined the parts that we wanted to by dotting a line with a black Sharpie.

What type of thinking is needed to create this painting?

You need to think about what colour mixes really well with other colours.

What did you think of my artwork? Please comment!


Follow Our Classroom Tweet!

Hey SFs (Superfolders) and SW Fans,

Have you checked out our Twitter account? We just started it today! I’ll try to get the twitter sidebar on the Origami Blogger as soon as I can.

Follow us on Twitter: @5agecko

Happy Tweeting,


P.S. That bird of Twitter’s is called Larry-true fact!

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