June 19

Views from Space…..?

Did you know that Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system? You might’ve known that if you’re really interested in Astronomy and Space. OR you might’ve known hat because you went to the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences! Today the Grade 5 of UAS went there for a field trip. Before I went, I thought there were going to be just a bunch of mad scientists and professors that are going to tell us facts about astronomy. But I was wrong. If you look at the picture of the place, you will see a round dome at the top. This is the planetarium. We learned about constellations and the planets there.  After that very interesting video, we looked around the exhibit.There were games to play, interesting experiments set out, and more! Overall it was a really fun field trip and I learned a lot. My favorite was the planetarium because it was a really interesting video and I learned really cool facts.  If you never went there yourself, I hope you do, because as much as it sounds boring, it really is a fun place to visit.

 

This is how the place looked like:                   This is how the planetarium looked like:   This is how the exhibit looked like:

 

May 9

Exhibition Reflection!!!

Hey guys! Have you ever been through exhibition? I have, and it was really stressful!My topic was gender equality. It’s about both genders having equal rights.  We had to make our own lines of inquiry. These were mine:

1-An inquiry into how gender equality changed over the years

2-An inquiry into how gender equality affect women

3-An inquiry into how people can help to make gender equality better

I already wrote a blog about my action, which was to educate 4th graders to change their knowledge about my topic. Something hard during the actual presentation at Festival Mall, was that the first day I talked to parents, but the next day to students. It was hard to change the way I talked. We also made an art poster saying: #WeAre Equal. What my group was trying to say from that topic was that we should all be equal and not to have different rights.

 

This is my group and board. The big poster is our art poster.

 

April 24

Exhibition Action!

Right now at school, we are doing exhibition.My group’s topic is gender equality. Gender equality is both genders having equal rights. Gender inequality is both genders not having equal rights. We did our action today, which was giving a lesson to 4th graders. We also made a skit to show them an example of gender inequality. I mostly focused on how gender inequality affecting women/girls. I think this topic is important because we’re all human but people think that it’s okay to treat women/girls unfairly compared to men/boys. Also, people just doesn’t know about this topic, when in some places it’s a huge problem. Something that didn’t work was  one of our group member was absent today. And, we had a few questions for the 4th graders, but we didn’t have enough time to give them the questions at the beginning of the lesson and the end. Although there was some unfortunate things, the rest of the lesson went well and I’m proud of it.

March 16

Week Full of Books!!!!!

Hey guys! Do you know about book week?

Well, it’s a week that you read everyday and at the end of the week there is a book character day. My favorite day of the week is book character day because that’s the day when you get to dress up and have a parade! But I also like the rest of the week because you get to read everyday and reading is one of my favorite things to do!!

Who I was for book character day? Well, I was a girl named Destiny from a book called ” Little Darlings” from my favorite author, Jacqueline Wilson. On book week, everyday we had a time called “DEAR” this stands for drop everything and read. There was a announcement each day for when it was DEAR time. This was when we read on book week.

So if you never heard of book week before, ask your teacher or anyone else when book week is. Then try to find some time to read on that week. This is the book that I used for book character day. The girl on the left is Destiny.

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March 5

International Day-A day full of countries

Hey guys! Last Saturday, my school had international day. International day is when a lot of parents group up and make your own booth for your own country. At your booth, you do something that represents your country. On that event, everyone wears something that shows which country you’re from. Also, all the other students, parents, and teachers not in the booth can just walk around. There are food stands that sold Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Pizza, Brownies, Ice Creams, and at some booths they had their own traditional food. I liked Canada’s sweets because of the sweet maple they had and because I like maple. There is also a parade and one person has to hold the flag of their own country and walk in the parade. The other people in the same country booth gets to join the parade as soon as it starts. I had to hold the Japanese flag, and it was so heavy! There were also a toy place and I bought a squishy and a stress ball. My favorite booth was the Japanese booth and the Canada booth because the Japanese booth is my booth and also the Canada because it had amazing food for free. So let me know if your school celebrates international day and if so, great! I also love international day too. If not, convince your principal to make the school celebrate international day.

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March 1

A Day Outside!!!

Hey guys!! Last week on Thursday, the 4th and 5th graders had sports day. Sports day is when you spend the whole school day outside doing games. At our school, we always have points for who wins and the winner class gets announced at the end of the day. When you do a game, first place gets 100 points, second place gets 75 points, third place gets 50 points, and fourth place gets 25 points. So what happens is first you get into a group, and for the first half, [ which is until break time ] we have the group games. Those are the games you do with only your team. Then after break and lunch, we have the class games which is the games you do as a whole class. My favorite game that we did on sports day was tug of war, which is when both teams get on either side of a rope and when the whistle blows, you start pulling. The team who pulls most and bring the rope to their side, that team wins. I like this game because you do it as a whole class and you have to cooperate with each other. It’s also really fun. My favorite group game was scooter racing because you’re not doing a normal race, you’re racing on scooters. it’s quite challenging, but that’s what makes it more fun. We had to go backwards, and it was really fun watching others fall off the scooters. Here are some of the pictures of sports day. At the end of the day, our P.E teachers told us who was the winners, and our class won for 5th grade! I was so happy that I screamed so loud with the others!!!!!

This is me scooter racing. See how I’m going backwards?

This is our class doing tug of war. 

 

 

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February 23

Modern Art-Glass Garden?

When you  hear the word art, what mostly comes into your mind? What comes into my mind is old paintings and sculptures. I think that’s because paintings and sculptures are some of the famous types of art that most people have heard of. Now, painting and sculpting are really old types of art. have you ever searched modern art in google or anything else? You would get a lot of crazy brightly colored pictures but, if you type in Chihuly Garden, you will get really cool photos of things you can’t really put in words. Also, it’s really hard to believe that it is all made out of glass, except for the flowers because it’s a garden. So my favorite type of modern art is glass art because some of them looks really cool and they are beautiful. Here are some of the works of glass art in the Chihuly Garden which is in America. Can you believe that all this is made out of glass? It’s crazy!

 

February 18

Presentation Reflection

Hello again! Not long ago [ I forgot when ] we had a guest at our school. She was a mother of a student of our school and a fashion designer. She talked about how what you wear is one way you could express yourself, and all about fashion. Something that really grabbed my attention is that she said that “What you wear is you billboard. So what are you advertising?”. I think that what she was trying to tell us is how what we wear can express us. Also, a billboard advertise something so then what you wear may advertise the brand you’re wearing, or if you’re wearing a uniform then you’re advertising your school. Also she asks us “So what are you advertising?” and so that might be a brand, a company or business, a school and more. I think that presentation taught us things because she taught us about clothes getting wasted.

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February 18

Division Word Problems

Hi guys! Right now at school we’re learning division, and here are 5 division word problems.

1.  A factory made 165 packs of marshmallows. The packs got sent to 3 stores. how many packs of marshmallow do each store get?

2.  There are 478 water bottles. If you were to put all of the water bottles in 6 boxes, how many will be in each box? And how many will be put in an extra box?

3.  581 boxes are getting sent on 9 ships. How many boxes do each ship get and how many will get sent on a 10th ship?

4.  7,429 notebooks are getting delivered to 67 schools. How many notebooks do each school get and how many will be left over?

5.  There are 263 candies and 31 kids want some each. How many would each kid get and how many will be left over?

Try figuring them out!!!!!

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February 18

Art Unit Reflection

In art class, we have been studying values, lines, body proportion, and portraits. Value and line is 2 of the 7 elements of art. You would use a lot of lines if you wanted to show texture. Value is used if you want to show how light or dark something or someone is. Body proportion is parts of people’s body and will be used if you were drawing animals or people. A portrait is a drawing of somebody or something, especially around the face or main part. There is also something called self-portrait which is a portrait of yourself. For our project for this unit, we drew our own self-portraits. We made 2 portraits each, one realistic and one unrealistic. We did all sorts of value and line techniques, to make our realistic self-portraits look as realistic as possible. For our unrealistic portraits, we had to pick a way to do it, from 2 different artists. I chose Fernando Botero’s way, because his artworks all look happy, but the other artist’s artwork looked slouchy and tired.

In conclusion, I think this unit was really fun because we did 2 totally different self-portraits, and they turned out rather funny. Also because we learned and used new value techniques to make our self-portraits.

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