We started the new unit in math this round which is “Percentage”. The percentage is something we use a lot on Date survey, Discount, statistics. And it important to know about it. It also has a connection with Fraction and Decimal and that the confusing part for me when we doing word problems in class. Sometimes the teacher also let us create a game about Percentage and put it for other students to play. We do a lot of exercise in the workbook and also play some game and activity to help us understand and get more confident with it.
This round we got to practice a lot with code in python. And because there are a lot of things to learn in this code Language we need to continue it to this round too. First of all, we got to introduce to the new website called Trinket which is the website that helps us to practice and write different code language. So we use it for exercise and also the assignment teacher post in. We often started a class with a new lesson that our facilitator will be explained to us before we started to do some activity with it.
Sometimes our facilitator having us an independent code project where our facilitator assigns us to do one code project for one week. and one of the projects that I love is a Rock, Paper, Scissor games. It not really different from the Rock Paper, Scissor games that we play every day to it just you will play against the computer which you will chose Rock Paper or Scissor and the computer also have a random code to chose Rock Paper or Scissor. You have three chance to play before game is over. We always help each other to solve the problem with the code and find the mistake that we make and we did a lot of communication in class too.
Stem this round was learning about Acid and base. Before we learning deeper into acid and base first we learn about the solution. What is the solution? This is not a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation solution. This solution is a mixture of two or more substance together. We got to do a lot of activity with it and also reading some article on CK12 to make us get more understand and one of the things is we got to do a PH testing too. At the end of the week, we also play some game to help review the lesson that we learn and we all have fun with it.
The theme for literacy this round is happiness. Mostly we were learning about how can we defined, achieve and get happiness. Happiness comes from a lot of things. Money can make us happy, Helping each other also make you happy. We use commonlit to read some article about happiness and having some discussion about the article too. We often watching some video about happiness and one of the videos that we watch and I was really love was about Johnny Barnes. He lives in Hamilton, Bermuda and we always found him waving to people driving and he actually sitting there to waving to people and at least said “I love you” to them. People define him as a HAPPY MAN. and there also a statue of him at the road that he always sits and waves to people too. I really appreciate him and he really inspires me. If the world is rest in peace there will be no war, no angry, and no Killing each other.
This class was focusing on Coding. First, we did some activity and get to know what is coding? After that, we were introduced to Python. We learn about how Python work. And how to run it. We use Code academy to practice and use the code board to do exercise and homework. Sometimes we have a quiz about it and we did a lot of reviews to make us understand better. Sometimes Python gets very confusing and I always get confused with it. It can always get a mistake even you miss one letter But it a great code language to started and learn.
Stem this round is fun. We have a new topic which is called Carbon. Carbon has three types. There are Diamond, Graphite and Fullerence. We also have a schedule for each day of the week of what we will doing. For Monday we usually have an independence reading which we read the article about the topic in Ck12 and write all the question that we have and also vocabulary down. For Tuesday we usually have a discussion about what we understand about the topic and also ask the question that we note from Monday to the teacher. Thursday we usually learn together like watching a video and also listen to the teacher to explain and do an experiment if we have. And Friday is Review day we did Kahoot to help review what we learn in the week.
For the new round of Literacy, we strongly focused on Reading Skill. So sometimes we review all the lesson that we learn and connect to reading skill. We also started a new Group reading that we called a Novel Study. In this activity, we have four books that the student needs to choose. One book has about 4 to 5 people. all of this book was about bullying. The books are about 200 to 300 page long. There are Wonder, Monster, Outsider and Looking for Alaska. I Choose to read Wonder. Wonder was talking about The inspiring and Story about one boy name August Pullman. So to finish the book our teacher have a Schedule for how many pages do we need to read a day or a week. After a week we need to have a group discussion that we need to have a role like Symbolizer, Visualizer, Inference, WD ( word detective ) and summarizer. We need to do the discussion every week.
In math, we just started a new math book which is 5B. The 5B book has a lot of work and new thing to learn but in this round, we mainly focused on Fraction and Decimal. We learn about how to converted Fraction to Decimal From Decimal to Fraction. At the end of the week, we have some fun Activity to do with all the lesson that we learn the hold week. We also use Khan Academy to help learn it too. We have a Celebrating of Knowledge which we review about all the thing that we learn since past and now. We use Quizizz and Kahoot to review it too and we have a lot of fun with all the lesson that we learn.
The third exploration of this year is Outdoor leadership. Outdoor leadership has taught me more about the outside world and nature. Before, when I heard or saw the word forest it felt like the forest was so scary and dangerous for me. When I saw animals, especially crickets, snakes, or birds, I either told my dad to kill it or I tried to kill it. But outdoor leadership taught me that all of those animals and things are also natural, they also want to live. They won’t hurt you if you don’t hurt them. That makes me sad, knowing all of the bad things that I did to nature. Now when I see an animal, I walk off. I’m not going to hurt them if they are not going to hurt me. And that is just a very good way to think and know. Outdoor leadership taught me that life is hard. If you just sit in the house and wait for rice to cook with all the electricity and a lighter. You will never know how life is hard. After all 7 weeks in this exploration, I feel like outdoor leadership means life without any stuff and supplies around you and how can you live without it. People right now live with nearly everything done for them. A lot of people, when they want food,they just go online or to the store to buy it. If they want rice, they go to the market and buy it or just put rice inside the automatic rice cooker and it cooks!! But they don’t know how hard is it to find one of the ingredients of the food. They don’t know where to find it. One more thought is to explore the beauty of nature. When you look at nature at the outside, it looks so scary, dangerous, and afraid. But when you go into it, explore it, learn about it you will see how beautiful nature is. After this exploration, I feel like I got to know more things in nature. I also learned how to help when there are people injured in the woods and I feel like if there is a time when this kind of problem happens, I can help them and guide other people to help too. All of the helping skills, making shelter, learning to survive in the woods, and walking a lot of kilometers through the woods makes me an outdoor leader.The first thing that I will do to share my knowledge with others to help protect natural spaces in Cambodia is to start with the people near me. It can be my family, my friend, every person around me and when they learn it and know it from me, they will tell their family and their friends too. It will continue and it is a great way to Started with. Because no one will listen to you if they don’t know you, so you need to teach the people around you first and then people that are your friends might also know people that you don’t know, and friends of your friends might also know someone that you and your friends don’t know. One more way is social media; you can share it on Facebook, you can share it with Youtube, you can share it on websites and people can check it out and learn it.. But it all started with the people next to you and the people that you know.
Entrepreneurship is very important and it’s my first Exploration in Liger Leadership Academy too. Before I didn’t like Entrepreneur and I hate making business. But now It changed me a lot. I learned so many things and I made many things that help to solve the problem and also help Cambodian people. In my exploration, there are 15 students and I have a teacher name, Keith. He a very nice teacher and also very handsome. He teaches me some main thing about Entrepreneur. What makes their product popular what make them have a lot of customers. What makes them succeed. We started to brainstorm the idea how we can make the product that can help Cambodian people. A lot of people have a different idea. and they go to think with the teacher. Finally, I got the idea my idea is very strange. I want to make the magic ruler.
In that ruler, there is a lot more thing. At the front of the ruler it has the pen and the back it has an eraser. ’’I want to make this ruler because of a lot of people that is poor they don’t have much money to buy a pen, ruler, and also eraser if we sell this to the poor people they can just buy it just one tool and they can have three tools in it”. I present to my teacher. And he said This is a very good idea actually but I have to know that in my product I have to buy three things to make once so if I sell it for a cheap prize. I didn’t get any profit back. But you did a very great job. Finally, I got my team and we started to brainstorm again. And our first product was a small cabinet from a 3D printer. So I need to study how to use it. It’s was very hard So I decide to make it from cardboard I And I have another product that already has a prototype called Pencil holder. For many many days, I and my team have an idea that we should change our product because it takes a lot of time to make one. So we decide again to make a keychain. And I make 10 of it. After that, we go to Impact hub at Phnom Penh. There are a lot of Entrepreneur that working there. We going to get some feedback about our product. and they didn’t buy my product but they have some feedback for us. We sold 1.25$ for one. They said You didn’t want to cut or sand the bamboo into shape because it can cut our hand when we hold it. So I and my team come back home and stop cutting it into another shape.
We made 15 to 20 of the new one. And we sold it for the same prize. For two to three day we go to the school called CIA First and we take our product to sell. My new product was sold out for 10 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so surprising. We got 70,000 real in our bag. And the student just comes and started to want to buy more. We went there for 2 hours and we came back with a happy face. When I come back my teacher Keith told us that we should sell it for 2$ and we decide it sell for 2$ and it also so cheap for them!!!!! They started to want to buy more of them. We got around 10 thousand real after this exploration. This is a good experience.