This is a blog post about which arias I think I have improved in this year in grade 5. I will also be presenting this to my parents at school in the student led conference.
I want to show my parents how well I did this year in Hong Kong Academy. I have improved in so many arias! But i am especially proud of my blog. In fact, I am very proud of my blog. I write everyday and I spend a lot of time writing in my blog. I work on how I organize my categories, and looking for more good blogs to put in my blog roll. My favorite blog post where I think I was very detailed was the blog post about U.S.S. Nimitz Boat I was very reflective and I really worked hard on my spelling and grammar. I chose good words to describe how I felt. I am so very proud of that post. That is why I would like to have a blog next year. Andy has mentioned that our parents can pay five dollars a month to pay for our blog. I really want to have one just like this one and I will really miss blogging. So PLEASE, I want a blog!!
That is not the only thing I think I did well on this year. I am really proud of my Mandarin speaking too. I am really focused in class. I even got so good that I moved up into the medium class! Last year I was in the beginner class, but I got very good and moved a class higher. I am very proud of that. I feel good about my speaking and I am at about the same level as everybody else in the medium class. Some people are a little better then others though. I even wrote my own reflection for Mandarin on my Mandarin Page.
One of the UOI's I think I did good in was, the radio show, the exhibition and the religion one. I thought that I was very respectful to all of the different religions we studied about. And I feel the same way when I went on the field trips. My favorite field trip was the one where we went to learn about Christianity because the stories that the priest told were so interesting! The radio show, was really fun and interesting. I am still working in it but so far it is really good. I enjoyed listening to the other radio shows and learning about them. The exhibition was quite a challenge. I kept thinking about how I was never going to finish in time. But I did. With the help of my partner, Olivia we did finish in time. It turned out great and our presentation turned out great too! We educated others very well. We worked well in a groop but I think we could have done better.
I chose to write about camp because I am so proud of how much I learned and how much of a risk-taker I was at camp. I was especially risk-taker when we wen rock climbing. It was so fun and I really enjoyed it! But I was to scared to go abseiling so I didn't. I just couldn't no matter how many times I tried. But in rock climbing I had to abseil down the giant rock. I was so scared! I climbed up the rock, but I couldn't go down. Then I finally went down and i felt so good and so proud. I couldn't believe I did it. I rock climbed over and over again.
I have gotten so much better in reading ever since I came to fifth grade. I have been reading so much these days that I have gotten better at reading English. I read books all the time for at least 30 minutes everyday. But I read a dutch book every once in a while to keep up my dutch speaking and reading. But I have improved a lot. And you can see my reading continuum for 2009 by visiting the page. I have much more columes filed in for 2010, but that is last year's one.
I love to write! That is one reason I love to blog everyday. I think I am very detailed in my writing. I really think about what I am going to write. I feel that my writing hass improved. Especially in grade 5. I wrote more in grade 5 because we had our blogs and we are writing stories about chinese inventions. I think writing is very fun and I do it a lot.
I don't like math very much. I feel that I am not doing so well in math because of that. But if I just focused and tried a little more, I think it would become more fun. We are assigned to go on mathletics every day for twenty minutes. I do that sometimes but I don't get good scores anymore. I am improvig a little though. But if I tried harder, I think I would get there. What has helped me, is when we were assigned to finish math sheets, before I take them home, I usually go to Andy and he helps me understand what to do. We go over a couple of the questions and he tells me how to get them I think that is very helpful and because of that, I have been doing so much better then how I did in the beginning of the year.
Thank you for reading this blog post. I can't wait till the student led conference to talk about this with my mom.