Ikram's blogpost: On Math Day we had many games to play, all related to math, but we still had to do some work though. I was expecting a ton of hard, mind-flattening sums to solve really quickly, but it was just mainly luck, or in ‘math language’ probability.
The very first activity was PE with Mr Nathan. I thought we were going to do some movement composition, instead we did some dice games. It was called Dice Pyramid This was a practice for the house event that we were going to do this afternoon. I didn’t really like the game, since it heavily depends on luck.
The 6th graders showed us about math used in daily life. We were in groups, had 1 6th Grader, Toma and I. My 6th Grade partner explained LCM and HCF and a few other things. Toma and I showed our number puzzles. My partner found it difficult to find the answer to our puzzles.
The game we played we played in PE was played after lunch. Due to the intense haze conditions, we played Dice Tower, a similar game that didn’t require much room. When I got to the top I just waited, so I will stay there and win points for our team. I used very weird distractions like purposely untying my shoelaces and tying them back again.
Math Day was fun and not so stressful but I think next time we should have a bit more thinking involved.
The best thing in U.N day was in Australia and workshop. In Australia Room, we watched people acting about why koala have short tail. It was fiction but it was interesting for me. We also painted paper with paint and stick to draw dots on it.In the workshop, we made a bracelet. Grade 6(I think) taught us how to make bracelet. I learned a new way to make bracelet. I made two, so I kept one and I gave one more to my younger brother. There were many countries’ food. I liked Sweden’s strawberry jam pancake because, it was sweet and I like sweet things.
I REALLY ENJOYED INTERNATIONAL DAY!!!
The most fun thing in International day, is play the game or cook of some countries rules because I like to play and cook so, this day I learned games and cooking from three countries. I want to know more rules of the game and cook.
I enjoyed when we had to eat because I could socialize and try different types of food :) but I was crying one time because Nathaly sprayed me and almost electrocuted me! ):
MIRAI: The most fun and exciting thing in International day was I learned about different countries culture. My class went to Australia, India and Myanmar rooms. In Australia room, we made picture and older grade students showed us story about why koara have a small tail. In India room, we colored pots for candles and tasted India’s sour, spicy and salty food. In Myanmar room, we chose what activity that we want and there were exercises and cooking. I chose cooking and I also learned how to say “thank you” and “me” in Myanmar language.
Also, having international lunch was fun. I tasted many types of food in different countries and had a great time with my friends. The International day was fun, so I want to do event like this again!
View life from the lens of a 10 year old, and it will bring much humour and joy. That sums up my experience with my grade 5 students at ISS.
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Grade 5.1 2017-2018