TGC Carnival Fun!

I had a really fun time with everyone at the carnival and these are the best things i did:

Having pizza w/ Emmy, Bridie, Emma, Grace & Sophie:

We ordered a margarita and a hawaiian pizza and we ate it on the big chess board near the quad. We talked for a while and it was really nice sitting down and having a meal with some of my friends. After we had desert. Bridie and Emmy had hot chocolates and chocolate donuts and i shared fairy floss. Grace had sour wartheads ūüôā

Going on the rides:

We went on the hurricane with is a spinning 8 cart ride that goes up and down and spins around. I went on with Emmy and Grace. We waited for a really long time in the line but it was worth it! Then we went on the cha cha. It wasn’t as busy so i went on it twice. My sister, Katie, who is four years old, went on many jumping castles. At the end of the night (8:30) I went on the spinning swing ride where you sit on a seat and it goes around. I got dizzy. I went on it with Grace, Emmy and my sister. I had a VIP wristband so i had unlimited rides.

Photo Booth:

I did lots of photos w Emmy, Bridie, Emma and Grace. There was dress up things so we did that. It’s a good memo maker. :0)

I did more but these were the best for me.

Lego Robotics End

This is the reflection for lego robotics. My group was Xavier, Aimee and Noah. I will reflect in sections of robot type in order.

Default Robot:

This robot wasn’t very hard to make, we halved every 20 steps between Aimee & I and Noah & Xavier. We did lots of programs between everyone because we needed to learn basics. Aimee was the expert. We experienced lots with this one, we added tracks on the wheels instead of the rubber wheel part and added a custom lifter. The tracks worked¬†surprisingly¬†well! The lifter was used and worked too.It was about 5¬†weeks until we started to build the claw.

It looked somewhat like this (going to insert real pic):

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The Claw:

This robot was a medium to make but a medium/hard to make a program. There were many un-working programs. We all got pretty frustrated. Xavier made a program that worked but we didn’t have any others that worked. This robot was worked really smooth until a part of it was taken. It wouldn’t work for 3 weeks then we decided to make another robot. We went with the Elephant.

This one looked like this:

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Elephant: 

The elephant was challenging but Aimee liked building lots so she did most of it. (the boys did legs and i handed pieces over but mostly programmed). I made 2 programs, one really simple and one that looked really big but isn’t that big. I like programming. We experimented a little bit with the feet, by putting the rubber part onto the feet, but that was restricting the robots movement, it wasn’t the programs.

Here is what it looked like (ours had no head):

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Microworlds Quiz Feedback

6.10.15

Today¬†we shared our Q&A’s with groups of four. We let them test the questions and answers and give feedback. They said it was a bit too hard and too challenging for some members, one member said that it was fine. I think next time I should add more questions and make them harder as I go.

Here is a snip of my game first page:

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Here are my programs, everyone has these as a minimum for it to work:

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The first one asks for your name and greets you

The second one resets it to the starting page/greet page

The third one records your answers to see if you got them wrong

The last one resets the questions normal state (gets rid of the shaded boxes)

Maker Day

Solar Boats

Materials: milk bottles, slim wood blocks, solar panels, hot glue, duct tape.

Our boat had a bottom fin, a cut in half milk carton and some slim, lightweight wood. We had half milk cartons so that it wasn’t so elevated above the water, our theory was that if it had more elevation¬†the rudder¬†would not be in¬†the water.¬†We had a bottom fin for slicing through the¬†water for speed. We had the slim wood for a platform on the milk bottles for the solar¬†panel to sit on. the wood wasn’t too heavy but not too light so that the boat wasn’t pushed by wind.

 

 

Reflection – The Naming Of Tishkin Silk

This is my refection for the book The Naming of Tishkin Silk by Glen Millard. I made 3 acoustic poem. The characters I made poems for are Griffin, Silk for the silk family and Layla. I loved this book because Glen Millard used metaphors and they sound nice and its better than just saying everything literally. I also loved the main story and the twist at the end. Also the idea of the rainbow girls.

Griffin

Reality that Tishkin is gone haunts him because he believes she read his heart

It’s always his fault in his heart

Fearless, lionhearted, courageous

Feathered wings waiting to take off

Inside and out he’s kind, shy and loyal

Never tries to starts fights anywhere and when it happens he tends to not speak up

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SILK

In-complete without Mama and Tishkin

Little bit broken

Kindhearted family

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LAYLA

Always kind to people kind to her

Yellow and white daisies are her crown

Loyal to her friend Griffin

Amazing because she seems to not care at all what people think

Ice-Creams & Clothing

Lately 5B have been doing problems to help ourselves think about all the different strategies to help us with our learning.

Firstly we got given a question where we had to find out all the numbers that you could do with 3 different numbers of your choice that was a 4-digit number. Some people had 3-digits. We all used the same strategy… listing.

Later we got given a ice-cream question. The task was to list all the possible ice-cream choices with 3 cone sizes and 3 flavours. I used a ordered list.

The ordered lists were quite hard to read and very time consuming.

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Mrs. Watson soon took us down to the floor and showed us a diagram; a tree diagram. Soon we all were all gladly doing this strategy to get our answers. It was not only quicker but also more fun. The tree diagram allowed us to get the answer faster than guessing or just writing all you can think about. Below is my final tree diagram for ice-cream.

CLOTHING:

With this we all did a tree diagram but we used different things.

Our task was to make all the different combinations of 3 shoes, 4 tops, 2 hats and 3 shorts.

I decided to start with a hat and times it by 2 to get my final answer:

 

Over all we all learnt something new with Mrs. Watson!

My Design Elective

My design elective is currently 3D printing.

My groups mentor is Mr. Camm. We all made TinkerCad accounts and we went through some item that were made in 3D printing. There was a working screw and bolt, a movable person, a cog, a whistle and even a replica of a fan jet engine that could move. It was very exciting to see all the things that were capable in 3D print. We were assigned to make a key chain that had a hole and our name on it. This was not compulsory, some of the boys made footballs and planes. I want to make a keychain for my sister and an animal, most likely going to be a cockatoo or a lion. I also want to make a moving fan, picture frame and a keepsake box. The possibilities are endless! I am so excited for making more things and giving gifts that I made to my parents and friends. I love 3D printing.