SHARKWATER

This morning we watched a documentary about saving the sharks of the world (http://www.sharkwater.com/). Such a simple topic, but it made all of us so emotional. It was extremely sad, and touching. Rob Stewart is the writer, main actor, and director of this documentary and a brilliant one if I do say so myself. The slogan or catchphrase for the movie is, ‘You’ll  never look at sharks the same way again.’ The funny thing is, this is a true story, none of it is acting!

C.C.C. (Class Community Circle)

In our class (5E), we have a special class meeting every Friday after lunch. We call this C.C.C. or Class Community Circle. Our class pushes all the desks and chairs to the walls and we form a circle in the center of the room. We then pass around an object, and whoever holds the object speaks; nobody else. Well, Ms Cahusac breaks that rule sometimes, and so do some students, but we’re getting better! The object is usually Ms Cahusac’s Wicker Ball. It’s a special ball that her friend gave her, and it’s made of slightly flimsy material like thatch, weaved together. Her friend brought it all over the world with him, and it’s a prized possesion of Ms Cahusac. Sometimes someone brings in a different object, like a bouncy ball, and we pass that around. After we pass the object around the circle once, we usually play a game. We play all sorts of games in C.C.C., but my favorite is probably Class Juggling.

Class Juggling

What you need:

A class

Objects (about 3, preferably balls)

What this activity acheives:

Improved memory and concentration skills

What you do:

You pass one object around the class once, in any order. Make sure everyone gets it once and nobody gets it twice. Remember the order. Then do it again (same order as before), but faster. Then have the teacher give another object to the person that started and start passing that around in the order too.  Don’t be disappointed if you don’t get it at first, it takes practice!

Anyway, I hope this post helped you understand my daily 5th grade life a little better!

Edublogs Challenge #10: The Final Challenge

  • How many posts did you write? 48
  • How many were school based or your own interests? All of them!
  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? All of them!
  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?
    Photo of the Day: The Reckoning (14 comments), and I know it got the most comments. It’s because my classmate, Eagle 18, and Kyle Hilss had a discussion about books.
  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? I enjoyed writing the post about teaching people how to use Wordle.
  • Did you change blog themes at all and why? I did once because I thought it was time for a change!
  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? I currently have thirteen widgets and I think that I have just about the number of widgets!

C-A-M-P spells CAMP!

Camp Time!……. is over. 🙁  Last week, all the grade fives went to camp in Cheung Chau! We went biking, cave exploring, hiking, The Great Race, Rock-Climbing, Tie-Dying, we made GORP (Good ‘Ol Raisins and Peanuts), we rode the ferry, and many more things! We wouldn’t have been able to do any of those new things without of great hosts, the Dragonfly Organization! *applause*

Edublogs Challenge #8 (Part 2) : Attracting Readers

I think the main way to attract readers to read your blog is to leave comments with your URL in them. I’ll make an example comment.

Dear Whoever,

I really like  your blog! My favorite part of it is that one widget that tells your fortune when you click it. But I think you could improve your blog by picking a theme that won’t get covered by your widgets, or you could move the widget to a different place so it’s easier to read. Write me back at: http://cdniseagle18.edublogs.org

Sincerly, Eagle 18

I hope this trick will help you attract readers in the future!

Edublogs Challenge #8 (Part 1) : AWESOME BLOGS

I’ve been looking through some blogs lately and I’ve selected two of my favorites! One is from my class, and the other I’ve never met. Check them out!

Eagle 06’s Blog– Her blog is unusual, original, she posts often, and she replies to all comments!
Erin’s Blog– I like Erin’s blog because the things she writes on her blog are relatable, she’s witty and funny, and I think she is a pretty good blogger!

Cyber Bullying and Cyber Footprints

Do you know what Cyber Bullying is?

Cyber Bullying is bullying, but using the internet instead of words or punches. For instance, say you sent a mean text message to a girl in your class. That would be a form of Cyber Bullying, because intstead of saying something mean to her face, you said it through a text. Personally, I haven’t been Cyber Bullied before.

Do you know what a Cyber Footprint is?

A Cyber Footprint is a database that keeps track of everything you do on your computer. Everyone has one, and you can’t delete anything on it. The only people who have acceess to anyone’s Cyber Footprint are the police, or somebody who would have a very important reason for looking at them. It’s similar to your History on your computer, except that the History can be deleted, but nothing on your Cyber Footprint can be.