Happiness – English Literacy (Round 4)

Every round of English Literacy, we learn different themes and “Happiness” is the theme for this round. The big ideas of the themes are to define happiness, how can we achieve happiness, which is essential to ensure happiness, and what is the nature of happiness.

To begin the round’s theme, we watched a video about a man who was called Mr. Happy Man. So, Johnny Barnes (Mr. happy man) was a native Bermudian man who performed a daily ritual of standing on a street corner in Bermuda’s capital city of Hamilton to shared positive affirmations to passers-by since 1986. If you want to watch the video about him, click here. What I learned from that video was how people can be very happy and motivated by positive affirmation. Also, when you make someone happy, you’ll be loved by all of them.

Besides that, we also read a few articles about different ways of happiness, significant details about happiness in the articles, and how can we achieve happiness. And now, I am writing an essay about how to be happy when you don’t have friends. The essay is still in progress of editing so if you are interested in reading it, please stay tuned and I’ll post it in just a few weeks. What I think of the essay is that even though you face problems, there are so many different ways to be happy.

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Technology – Round 4

Python is one of the programming language that is used in computers. In this post, you’ll get to know how I felt about coding and my favorite lesson.

My favorite lesson was about Python lists. Python lists is a lesson about how we can store item in a list or making a list of something. After spending times learning and exploring around, I knew how to change item value, loop through a list, check the list, and add or remove items. To practice, we learned how to create two random teams from a list of players. Code Club is a website that helps us to practice the exercise. If you’re interested and also want to learn how  to create two random teams from a list of players, click here.

First, I thought that learning python or coding in general was hard and complicated but it was actually not. It was hard at first just because I knew nothing about it and it looked complicated. After learning, I enjoyed coding and exploring around and even wanted to learn more coding lessons.

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Math – Round 4

Mathematics, as known as Math is one of the basic, important, and my favorite subject. I felt so enthusiastic about the class and shows a lot of appreciation, and now, I realize that I love Math than I thought since I was very young.

For this round, we studied with two leveled books at the same time since the two levels are similar. The books that we learned were Primary Mathematics 5B, and 6A. We get to learn mostly about percentage, angles, and triangle. Now, I know how to convert percentage into fraction or decimal, I know the different types of angles and triangles. We did many exercises and activities in group and it improved my teamwork and communication skills.

For me personally, I think that even though it’s Math class but we still get many skills, too. I hope to learn many new lessons in the next round and stay tuned, there will be more post coming soon! Thanks for reading!

Math – Round 3

Before I start telling you about what I did in Math class, I have one exciting thing to share first. The exciting thing is that I received a new book (from 5A to 5B)!

The lessons that we learned were decimal, measures, and volume, percentage, and data analysis. What I enjoyed the most was the decimal lesson. For decimal lesson, what we learned were converting fraction to decimal and decimal to fraction, round and estimate the decimal, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimal.

For my thought for this round is that it was really fun and enthusiastic. I worked in groups a lot which helps me with teamwork and collaboration. That’s it for this round! Thank you and don’t forget to come back next time!

STEM – Round 3

For this round of STEM, I’ve enjoyed learning the lesson and got to do many experiments. Basically, the topic that we focused on was “Carbon”! Well, the mini-lessons in this topics were hydrocarbon, properties of carbon, and the carbon cycle.

For the lesson, we were assigned to answer ten questions that were written down on a paper. Actually, that was not a test but it was the guiding questions that helped us to understand the lesson better. To make it even more clear to understand, we did an experiment called Black Snack Experiment.

For the black snack experiment, we put aluminum foil on a bowl. Then we filled the bowl with sand. After that, we put 5g of baking soda and 20g of sugar and mixed it together. Then, we put it in the bowl. The next step is that we need to pour some alcohol all over the bowl. Finally, we just need to fire the matches and put them in the bowl. Those were the instructions. After we put the matches into the bowl, the black ashes rise up like a snake. It has a shape like a snake. The ashed felt like styrofoam, but when we squeeze it harder, it broke and turn into normal ashes.

It was a very exciting round of STEM. Thank you for reading and visiting my portfolio. Have a wonderful day!

Multimedia – Round 3

MULTIMEDIA

In this round of multimedia class, we continued learning about Python. In this portfolio post, I will summarize what I did in the third round of multimedia essential.

Python Conditionals and If Statements was the first lesson that I learned. In that lesson, what I learned were Booleans, Comparisons, Indentation, And & Or & Not, If statement, Elif statement, and Else statement. We also learned about Python for loops. For this course, there were only three lessons, Break statement, Continue statement, and Range function. The last lesson was about Python While Loops. Infinite while loop, while loop, break statement, continue statement, and else statement were the courses in Python While Loops lesson. We also practice writing codes and solved some coding exercises in a website called Codeboard, it’s a web-based IDE to teach programming in the classroom, easily create and share exercises with students, and analyze and inspect students’ submissions with a single click.

Thank you for reading and visiting my portfolio! If you have any questions, please email me (rayout.n@ligercambodia.org) and I’ll try to respond as soon as possible. Have a nice day!

English Literacy – Round 3

Every round of English literacy, we have different themes. For this round of English Literacy, the theme was about “The Search of Identity”.

For the first week of the round, we started the theme with genetic. We thought about how do we know who we are. Then we read a CommonLit article called “Where Did I Come From” that was written by BirdBrain Science published in 2016. Then we read another story called “The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros in 1984. After that, I also wrote a paragraph about my name.

For the first day of the second week of the round, I studied about connotation and denotation. Connotation is the figurative, emotional, and cultural meaning attached to the word; shades and degrees of meaning. Denotation is the dictionary definition and literal meaning of a word. After that, we read a poem called “Where I’m From” that was written by George Ella Lyon. Next, my classmates and I wrote our own Where I’m From poem inspired by George Ella Lyon. Then, we post it into FlipGrid and if you want to watch mine, click on this LINK.

The next lesson was about story elements graphic organizer. Then, we watched a short animation film called “The Present”. Then we wrote about the story elements which are exposition/hook, characters, setting, conflict/problem, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution/solution. We also introduced to tone, mood, motif, foreshadowing, suspense, poetic justice, conflict, and theme. We didn’t learn all of them at a time so we got to learn only tone and mood first. So we watched another short animated film called One Man Band and thought about the mood and the tone. Then, we learned about foreshadowing. We read a story called “The Land Lady” and identify the foreshadowing in that story. If you are interested and want to read it, click on this LINK, and if you want to watch the movie, click on this LINK.

My classmates and I were reading four different books, and they are Monster (Walter Dean Myers), Looking for Alaska (John Green), Wonder (R. J. Palacio), and The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton). So, I chose Monster to read. It was an interesting book and I also recommend you to read it, too. Not just reading, I also needed to discuss what I read with anyone who read the same book as me.

That’s it for this round! Hope you enjoy reading it! Thank you!

One of the pages in the book, Monster.

 

ថ្នាក់អក្សរសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ – Khmer Literacy

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នៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ភាសាខ្មែរ ខ្ញុំពិតជាចូលចិត្ត មេរៀនដ៏គួរឱ្យចាប់អារម្មណ៍ថ្មីៗ ដែលលោកគ្រូ និង អ្នកគ្រូបានបង្រៀន ។ អ្វីដែលខ្ញុំបានរៀនគឺ ផ្នែកនៃថ្នាក់ពាក្យ, ការរៀនពាក្យពិបាកថ្មី និង ការរៀបចំ សម្រាប់ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍មួយ ដែលនឹងកើតឡើងនាពេលឆាប់ៗនេះ ។

សម្រាប់មេរៀនអំពី​ថ្នាក់ពាក្យ សិស្សរួមថ្នាក់របស់ខ្ញុំ និង ខ្ញុំបានស្រាវជ្រាវអំពី ថ្នាក់ពាក្យផ្សេងៗគ្នាដូចជា នាម គុណនាម កិរិយាស័ព្ទ គុណកិរិយា ឈ្នាប់ ធ្នាក់ សព្វនាម ឧទានស័ព្ទ ល្បះទោល ល្បះផ្សំ ល្បះកម្ម និង​ ល្បះកត្តុ ។ ខ្ញុំត្រូវបានស្រាវជ្រាវអំពី ឧទានស័ព្ទ ។ បន្ទាប់ពីយើងបាន ស្រាវជ្រាវរួចមក យើងទាំងអស់គ្នាបានបង្ហាញ និង ចែករំលែក ជាមួយមិត្តរួមថ្នាក់ របស់យើងអំពីអ្វី ដែលយើងបានរៀន ។

មេរៀនបន្ទាប់ គឺការរៀនពាក្យពិបាកថ្មី ។ យើងត្រូវអានសៀវភៅ ហើយរកពាក្យ ដែលយើងគិតថា មិនដឹងច្បាស់ ឬមិនដឹងថាអត្ថន័យពិតប្រាកដ មានន័យយ៉ាងម៉េច យើងត្រូវសរសេរវាទុក ក្នុងសៀវភៅ ហើយបន្ទាប់មក យើងស្វែងយល់ជាមួយគ្នា ក្នុងថ្នាក់ ។

យើងក៏បានចាប់ផ្តើម រៀបចំព្រឹត្ដិការណ៍មួយ ដែលនឹងត្រូវធ្វើនៅសាលារៀនរបស់ខ្ញុំ (សាលាភាពជាអ្នកដឹកនាំ ឡៃហ្គឺ) ។ ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍នេះ នឹងចាប់ផ្តើមឆាប់ៗនាពេលខាងមុខនេះ។ ទាំងពីរក្រុម សិស្សជំនាន់ទី១ និង សិស្សជំនាន់ទី២ នឹង បង្ហាញប្រធានបទផ្សេងៗគ្នា ហើយសម្រាប់ខ្ញុំ ខ្ញុំអាចនឹងធ្វើអំពី សហគមន៍ជនជាតិភាគតិចនៅកម្ពុជា ឬ ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រខ្មែរ និង អក្សរខ្មែរ។

សូមអរគុណ ហើយខ្ញុំសង្ឃឹមថា អ្នករីករាយក្នុងការអានវា! សូមជម្រាបលា!

In this round of Khmer literacy class, I was very enjoy learning new interesting lessons. What I’ve learned about; part of speeches, learning new words and preparing for an event coming up very soon.

For Khmer part of speech lesson, my classmates and I were assigned to do research about different Grammar tenses such as noun, adjective, verb, adverb, conjunction, preposition, pronoun, interjection, simple sentences, complex sentences, and voiced & passive voiced. Well, I was researching about interjection. After we researched, we all presented and shared with our classmates about what we’ve done.

The next lesson was about learning new words. Well, we needed to read a book and find vocabularies that I think I don’t know the definition or not sure what it really means, I wrote it down into the book, and then find it out and learned together as a class.

Last but not least, we started to prepare an event that will possibly be held in my school, the Liger Leadership Academy. The event would be starting soon before next school year. Both cohorts, junior and senior will be doing about different topics, and for me, I would be doing about the indigenous community in Cambodia or the history of Khmer language and alphabets.

Thank you so much for visiting my portfolio and I hope you enjoy reading it!

STEM – Round #2

STEM is one of the most important subjects for me to learn. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineer, and Math. For the second round of STEM, we still focused on Science.

This round, we learned about Chemical Bonding! In that lesson, I got to study Ionic Bonding, Ionic Compound, Covalent Bonding, Hydrogen bond, Polar Bond, Polar Compound and covalent compound! We also did some cool experiment to see what happened. CK12 is a very helpful website that my classmates and I used to study and it was recommended by our teacher, Chanda.

I can’t wait to learn more enthusiastic lessons and do some more cool experiment! Thanks for reading and visiting my portfolio.

English Literacy – Round 2

English literacy is one of the essentials that I enjoyed and felt enthusiastic this second round. Every round for English literacy, we always have different themes. The theme for this round is about social and environmental injustice. For the first week of this essential, we discussed the African American community in Connecticut that was discriminated by many people and most of them lived in poverty, and they lived in the place that was affected by air pollution. After the discussion, we were researched about different countries and waste management in the country. That time, I was selected to research about Kenya. What I research was about the country’s relationship with trash, waste management, the government action and the affection of people that live near the dumpsites. Then, we all shared and I got to know many more country about their waste management. The next week came, and it was Halloween week!

We researched the history and facts about Halloween and did some fun activities, too. Then, I learned something very interesting. It was about argumentative. My teammates and I were discussed about philosophical chairs. Philosophical Chairs is similar to debate but we can change from agreeing to disagree and it had to be very respectful. The statement was “Schools should stop the practice of giving letter grades to students. Instead, they should only give written feedback.” I was on the agree side and it was really enthusiastic. Talking about that, we were learning about devil’s advocate. Basically, devil’s advocate is a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing argument. I picked a few statements and brainstormed questions that the devil’s advocate might ask. We were also planning our essay for our thesis statement. My statement was “Single used plastic should be eliminated because it’s very harmful and effective, especially to marine lives, lives on Earth, our planet and people should use other things rather than single used plastic.” Then I started to learn how to choose evidence for our essay. I got to learn about primary, secondary and tertiary Sources. After that, I learned how to evaluate sources by using OPVL strategy. OPVL stands for origin, purpose, value, and limitation.

    • Origin: Where did this source come from? (website, book?) Is this a primary source or a secondary source? Who is the author? When was it created?
    • Purpose: Why does this source exist? What is the authors’ goal by publishing this? Who is the target audience? (is it for university students, teachers, scientists?) Why did the author choose this format? (why use a video, website, poem etc) What is the source supposed to do? (persuade the reader, provide general knowledge)

 

  • Value: Why is this source valuable? (what makes this source useful?) How relevant is this source? (example: first-hand account, analysis of..)

 

  • Limitation: What are the limitations or problems with this source? (example: the limited perspective on a topic, doesn’t show long-term consequences) Is it biased? Does the source provide a limited perspective? (opinion pieces vs factual articles)

Those are the meaning of OPVL. Then, I started to begin my body paragraph. The second round was ended and the argumentative essay will be finished at the beginning of round 3. I promise that the third round post will be published before 2019.

Argumentative Essays that I was working on.

Thank you for reading!