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.
This is the second round of Technology Multimedia. In this round, we mainly focused on Digital Storytelling and camera skill. Digital storytelling is a storytelling that people use the digital thing to tell. We also learn about story structure how to tell the story in order. By nearly the end of the round, we got to learn about the camera. I really interesting about the camera and how it works. It looks so difficult to understand but When I learn about it I kind of understand more about it. One more thing that we learn in this round is Adobe Illustrator. We use Adobe Illustrator to design the logo or graphics. We got to play around with it and do some editing with it.
This round in math we were learning about a new topic called Geometry!!! In geometry, we were mostly focusing on Area and perimeter of Rectangle and Triangle. Two to three week we will have one test to let the teacher know if we catch up. In the class, we also did some art and teamwork to solve the word problem and exercise. We are having so much fun with the problem and usually, we will have fun activities or Quizizz at the end of the week to review what we have learned in the week.
Another interesting topic happens in English Literacy. In this round, we were learning about Social Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice is an idea that every person should involve in a decision about what happened in the environment. In this topic, we got to have a discussion a lot with our friend and teacher to know more about this topic. We also doing research about an injustice living near the wast landfill. We have four cities to research it Which is
- Guwahati, India,
- Payatas, Philippines
- Addis Abeba, Ethiopia,
- and Mombasa, Kenya. I got to research about Payatas, Philippines and it was so hard to see all the people that live near the landfill and all of the wast. At the end of this round, we got to have a philosophical chair discussion about “ the school should stop the practice of giving the letter grades to students. Instead. They should only give the written feedback ” Philosophical chair is similar to debate and Students are given a central topic or question that they must choose to agree or disagree. In this topic, I choose to disagree and we have a full hour to discuss this topic.
In this round in Khmer class, we were learning about one famous story in Cambodia that called “ Kolab Pailin ”. This story was written by Nhok Them in 1936. It’s a romantic story and also talking about a life in French Colonial administration. This story is talking about one person name Chao Chet a man who travels from Sangke district to Pailin district in Battambang province which was on the Kingdom’s western border to work as a gold miner. Chao Chet has lost his family but he never gives up. He moves from his parents’ hometown and asks a man, [Loung] Ratanak if he can live with him. Chao Chet is poor He works hard but always respecting his boss. All his words come from the bottom of his heart. The book gives the reader an understanding of what relationships between young men and women were like in those years. I really really like this story and it was so inspiring for me.
Now stem class is digging to more interesting thing to learn. This round we were learning about the periodic table. The periodic table is a table that content and organizing all the elements that we have and it was made by Mendeleev and it arranges and increasing by the atomic mass. But for right now the modern periodic table was increasing by the automatic number. We will have a test every week to let our teacher know that how is the student learning right now. We still using Ck 12 to learn and we also do some experiment in class and also the explaining skill and teamwork too. There are more thing to explore in science and I feel like when I learn more deeply into it. it makes me more interesting and kind of get more understanding.
This is the second year for the stem. Everything has changed even the article and also what we are learning. Last year we learned about Earth science but this year We were learning about Physical Science. We use CK12 to learn and also practice our learning. Before we go to Physical Science we have a little bit of review and it was fun. All of our week we learning about Atom and inside of an atom. So we did a lot of activity to learn. And a lot of experiment too. We also have a quiz at the end of the week and it does not very difficult. and all of the students did very well.
Technology/Multimedia is a new class this year. In this class, we learned about technology and multimedia tool. First two week we learning about Adobe. We use Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Indesign. When we learn all three of this Adobe we need to make a poster contain a picture from Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop to put in Adobe Indesign. I was research about Mount Everest. And this is my Poster
We also learn how to research on google. And For the three to four last week, we were learning about coding and also Introduce to it and it was fun to learn in this class.