Sunday, May 13, 2018

K1 Recount

In writing we wrote a recount on our trip to the ECC. Here it is:

At 12:25pm, on a hot and sunny tuesday, March 8th 2018, the Grade 5 class of 5C walked over to the ECC. We did this to experience the large transition from Grade 5 to Kindergarten.

First we had to walk all of the way from 5C to the ECC. It’s not very far but since it was an extremely hot day, it felt like walking in an oven. We then sat down in the class.

We were then surprised by a song called “open shut them” and our teacher started treating us like K1 children and we soon realized that we were going to be acting like 4 and 5 year olds for entire the lesson!

Second, we did a math lesson where we first did who sank the boat. Who sank the boat is a story about 5 farm animals, the pig, the sheep, the donkey, the cow and the mouse. All of the animals get on the boat and you have to figure out which one sank the boat.

We then made numbers in different ways with our fingers. This is what the K1 children do for their math, it seems simple but they are really doing things very similar to grade 5 math. They have to show their answer in many ways, just like in grade 5.

Finally went back to the classroom. Overall I really liked this day and I hope we can do something like it again someday. I think that this lesson was very important to our new transitions unit and that we really learnt something about how big the transition from G5 to K1 is.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Response to the Grade 4 and 5 Concert

This is a response to the Grade 4 and 5 concert we had in school. The purpose of a response is to judge a piece of performed or visual work. One thing I think I did well in this piece of writing is: I think I judged the concert well. One thing I think that I could work on is: Take my time more, the writing was rushed and not my best work since I had such a small amount of time.

Response for the Grade 4 and 5 Concert

The Grade 4 and 5 concert was a concert which Grade 4 and 5 have been working towards in their instrumental and general music classes to show off what they have learnt in the classes in the past year.

Many people say that the concert was exciting and enjoyable. I think that the music performed were pieces that the viewer would greatly enjoy because the music sounded nice overall. And since the viewers were mostly parents they would have enjoyed it even more since they got to see their children performing. If I was in the seats and not the stage, I would not disagree at the slightest with the parents that the concert was an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

But unfortunately I was not in the viewers seats. Even though I think that the concert must have been a great experience. Playing in the concert was mostly tedious. The music was simple and not very hard to play so the part of playing was quite fun, but the time playing or singing was only about fifteen minutes. The performers (including me) were sitting in a room with nothing to do for another hour.

Overall, I think that the concert would have been better if they gave us more songs and time to practice them because the performers spent a tiny bit of time performing and the rest of the time was completely tedious. If they had given us more and harder songs then the concert would have just a slightest bit more of the most important thing in performances… excitement.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ma Famille - Slideshow

We did a slideshow presentation in French in order to put in use all the vocabulary we have been learning in French class. So here's mine:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Snapshot of Me - March 2

My Identity now has not changed much at all from the past snapshots but here's the overview anyway:

Name: Jonatan Jarkulisch
Birth Date: October 3rd, 2006, 7:05 am
Nationality: Czech
Fav. Color: Purple
Fav. Food: Mexican
Fav. Movie: Inception
Fav. Book: The Hobbit

Monday, February 12, 2018

New Discussion

Should MSG be Banned from Food Products?

MSG (scientifically known as “Monosodium Glutamate”) is a salt-like substance used for
flavoring food.

Some people think that MSG should be allowed in food products because it is so delicious,
while others say it should be banned because of the many health risks.

The very controversial MSG has many health risks and in large amounts will cause obesity,
liver inflammation and dysplasia and even cancer. Because MSG is in many everyday products
it may increase your chances of getting these diseases and without good treatment they can
shorten your lifespan and are possibly deadly.

Also, MSG messes up the brain receptors that make you hungry which leads to extensive
hunger for more MSG, and more MSG means higher chances for diseases caused by MSG.
This will also cause you spending more money on MSG so if everyone was hungry for it the
demand would go up raising the price even more due to supply and demand.

On the other hand because of people wanting to eat more, MSG will add extra profit to food
product sellers which means they can spend more on quality food and can get a living easier.
And when eaten in small amounts, MSG can be completely harmless.

A lot of people think that MSG is delicious. Many people I know love MSG and put it in their
food. MSG may have many health risks but in small amounts it’s delicious and has much less
risk of giving diseases than in large amounts. My friend's grandma has been cooking with MSG
her whole life and still cooks with MSG every day, and she always says
“a little MSG can’t hurt you”.

In the end MSG is a very controversial topic. MSG has many health risks and can be addicting
but it can bring more profit to food producers and is a very delicious food condiment. And overall
I think that MSG should be allowed. But only in small amounts.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dos and Don'ts of Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Dos and Don'ts

❌ Add the denominators  1/3 + 1/3 = 1/6 

Add the numerators 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3

❌Add the numerators when the denominators aren't the same 1/3 + 1/6 = 2/9 ❌        

Add the numerators when the denominators are the same 1/3 + 1/6 = 3/6 (1/2) 

❌Make the answer complicated when it can be simplified  45/120 + 45/120 = 90/120 

Make the answer simple when you can 45/120 + 45/120 = 3/4

Ma Famille

In French I did a 150 Peirce of writing to describe my family. The most challenging thing to do was add adjectives to describe my family members' personalities since I didn't know them in french. But I was successful when I finished in time with more than 150 words. Here it is: