This year I have learned that lot of new things in Chinese. Such as how to talk about the weather and clothing. I have also learned to recognized a lot of characters like 刮大风 very windy. A challenge for me has been to write the characters because my handwriting isn't that good. In Middle School I am going to continue Chinese because it is a good way to get into a College and also to get good jobs in the future.

In art I have learned how to make a self portrait and also portraits of apes. We have studied dark and light colors and how to mix them together to make a different color. A challenge for me has been to remember the words like tints and tones. Next year in art I want to work more with clay next year.

In music I have improved a lot in working on the xylophone and how to hit the correct notes. We have learned about different modern bands that take up really old songs like Wade in the Water that the band Take 6 have been singing lately. A challenge for me has been reading the notes but I have become much better at reading notes then the beginning of the year. Next year I want to take Bach to Rock because then I will be able to continue working with xylophones and also learn to play the drums.

In P.E everything has been very easy even the Gymnastics. So far this year in P.E we have done Soccer, Fitness, Gymnastics, Basketball and Swimming. What has been a challenge this year has been to stretch. Next year I want to play on the field.

In Counseling we have learned way to deal with social problems. We have been taught that if you have a lot of pressure on you it might fall apart just because of a little thing and you will get really mad. Next year I want to learn to deal with bullies.

Nobody has written any comments but that is because I haven't asked anyone. In writing I haven't completed my goal I think it has been a goal that is to hard to do in my class right now. So my new goal for writing will be to ask other people to revise my story while I'm am with them or watching. In reading I have read more than 45 minutes straight a few time this year one time this year I read more than 1 and a half hours straight. Well I have completed my goal for reading so now my new goal is going to be to write down how much I read in my reading log every day because sometimes I forget. I have rechecked my work so so this year but I rechecked my work in the Stanford tests. So I will keep my goal again and try even harder to recheck my work.

A real success for me has been reading for more than 45 minutes because i have really learned to read without stopping or getting distracted. Well one day i was bored so i just read like 200 pages in 2 hours without stopping. Overcoming this was not a challenge but I overcame it by concentrating in my reading. What helped me to complete this goal was also to keep on trying to read longer, concentrate more when I have been reading in class and also to not like go to the library even it it was my library day.

Some things that haven't been a success is writing. I think i didn't complete my goal in writing because i kind of forgot about that goal. I also didn't complete my writing goal because it might have been to hard to do in my class. Because in our class when we share our projects or our writing we don't ask other people to comment on our projects. I chose that goal in the beginning of the year because last year we used to comment a lot on each others writing.

For math I have completed a bit of my goal because it depends on where I have looked through in a test. I tried to overcome this goal because my mom always tells me to look over what I have written. Well in my Stanford testing I looked back at the tests all the time but sometimes in my math tests i don't look at my work before I hand it in. When i do my problem solving I read over what I have written as my explanation.

Time to Reflect – Unit 4

1. Tell why you think it is important to be able to divide numbers. For what kind of problems do you need to use division?

So like if you work somewhere where you need to divide things like mechanics or you are a business man you might need to divide things so it's good to know your division. Or like if you have a bank account you might need to get your money into different groups.

2. Tell what part of this unit was the most difficult for you and why. Describe what you did to overcome any difficulties you had.

The most difficult for me was to change from partial quotient to long division. We didn't have to change but I noticed that I was better in long division so I changed and it was a pretty hard change that I decided to make.


Last week we read the story of the Sower And The Seed. The story is about Jesus telling the people that they should be the good seed. There are 4 different kinds of seeds/people. The first seed is the one that falls on the path and crows come and eat it. That represents the man that hears it but gets eaten up by the evil one.

The second seed some seeds fell on rocky places where it didn't have much soil and they grew quickly but hen they had no roots so they died. That represents the man that heard about Jesus but only followed it for a while.

The third seed falls on the thorns and choked on other seeds. That is the man that hears but worries to much and doesn't follow the lord.

The forth seed is the one that falls on good soil and grows to be a good plant. This represents the man that hears the word of the lord and follows it.

The people at the shore l;earn that they shall follow the lord . I can connect this to my own life because there are people that follow the lord and make part of there life but there are also people that don't listen and don't care and there are also people that try but it doesn't work and there are the people that are to scared to try in my life.

Writing Reflection

Writing Reflection

I notice that my writing isn't always perfect. I mean I'm not a person who is a wonderful writer. I can get good ideas from books, texts and, other things I read. I usually use similes pretty well with saying like, "I felt like, I was a bee that had lost my stinger." and I can use similes good. When I read my writing it's not a thumbs up, it's not a thumbs down I think it's somewhere in the middle.

Yes, I have changed a lot as a writer I can do a lot of I never imagined to be doing with writing before. Like just something simple changing the words around like instead of saying, "I went in the car and drove down the street." I could say, "I jumped into the tiny blue Volkswagen and rushed down the street at lightning speed." I have really grown from a number 1 to a number 10.

Three things I do well as a writer are, first of all i am good in mixing up words in a cool way, a example," Yellow, green, blue, and red had all been splattered on the white now, colorful mat." Second I am good at making similes like, " I felt like a cheetah that had been shot with tranquillizer. Slowly, slowly becoming tired and then slowing down. Third I'm good at describing something an example would be like, " I saw the green parrot with a tint of yellow sitting in it's bamboo tree."

Something I want to get stronger as a writer is thinking of ideas that I should write about much quicker. I'm very slow at thinking of ideas in writing. so that is something I need to get better at.

I have written a piece when I was in 1'st grade a story about a cheetah. It wasn't good at all but I liked it because it was my first published piece. I was so proud of and I really liked that one story.


Factor Captor
Factor captor is a game played by two people. I enjoyed playing it because there where things like prime numbers you could use to make the other person not get any points at all. I also liked it because we could try to fool your partner.

Making a array might work so you can find out like 3x13= 39 not 16. So it could help you by making a array to find out some factors for the number 39.

I think I enjoyed page 14 the most because you could learn so many divisibility rules that would always work for the particular number. The divisibility rules I learned where for the following numbers, 2,3,6,9,5 and, 10 but 1 as divisibility rule is pretty easy. So the number 477 it's divisible by 1 because 1x477=477. It's divisible by 3 because 4+7+7=18 and 18 is a product of 3. It's divisible by 9 because 4+7+7=18 and 18 is a product 9. And that's my favorite page between 2 and 28.

My Learning, September 16, 2009

I am quite secure. I am not extremely good or extremely bad I am just okay in the middle. The reading that I learn from is stuff that I might just be reading in the city or basically anywhere. I can get ideas and stuff if I read things that are important to me. I like reading most times but it depends on what I read. I think what I need to get better at in reading is basically reading faster because I read kind of slow. When I read I can relax and think about what i am doing and things like that. When I read I can learn a lot of things about anything it doesn't matter where I read it like I said before just that I learn it.