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.

 

Indigenous Community in Cambodia

Indigenous are minority groups that live in different places around the world. In Cambodia, there are up to 10 or 20 indigenous groups. In this article, you will get to know the wonderful exploration that I had working so hard in the past seven weeks, the project is called “Indigenous Community in Cambodia”. Before, there was a senior group that had an exploration of “Pnong” which is an indigenous group in Cambodia. My team and I were the second group in the junior cohort that got to learn and research about this project. The first junior team was research most of the groups and there were two indigenous groups left for my second team. They are “Kui” and “Stieng”. There were two final products that we wanted to see are books about Kui and videos about Stieng.

I was chosen to be one of the members of the Stieng video team. In the first couple of weeks, I planned the scenes that I will shoot for the video, the questions that I would ask, etc. Well, I finished those early so I decided to help my friends out and also do more research. Besides doing a video about Stieng, I also needed to write an article about Kui so that I can learn about both minorities. Both the video and book, we have different themes such as food, geography, education, language, daily life, economic, culture, belief, and ceremonies. My theme was about Food. To make the information clearer, we needed to go on a trip to interview the indigenous people.

The first province we visited was Kroches. In Kroches, next to the Cambodia-Vietnam border, Stieng indigenous group live there. It was in Krong village, Snoul commune, Snoul, district, Kroches province. We arrived there at 7 o’clock at night. We had some chat with the people there before taking shower and sleep. It was a really good night. In the next morning, we started to interview and taking videos. My theme was about food so it was very nice because they cooked one of their traditional food for us. Click on the link below (end of the article)  to watch the video I made. We also visited a school near the community to do some workshop and to interview some students, teachers, and the principle. The workshop was about drawing and frisbee, which they never know it before.

The second province we went to was Preah Vihear. Kui people live in Bankern Phol village, Rom Tom commune, Roveang district, Preah Vihear province. We arrived there at night, right at dinner time. They cooked very delicious foods for us, absolutely fantastic. Once we woke up, we did some interview with the villagers to get more information, helping my friends with interviewing and took some photos to put in the book. After that, a group of young people came to perform their traditional dances. Click on the link to watch the video that my teammate made about the dances (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86gJQGPXVIU). After the performance, we had a chance to ride a tractor (picture below) to the spiritual forest. That forest is located in a protecting area so there are still many trees and plants.

We also visited an organization based in Phnom Penh called Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (C.I.P.O). We got to know each other very well and they were really proud of our project. We also got to interview some people over there to get more information because they are indigenous people that came from different minorities.

That’s it for the trip! When we arrived at our school, we started to put things together. I was editing the Stieng video while everyone else working on different projects.

A few weeks after that, we went on a trip again to Preah Vihear to show them the first version of our products, and also to verify the information with them and to get some pictures or more information that we needed.

If you would like to see the videos that we made, click on the link below and I hope you enjoy it.

Stieng’s Food

https://youtu.be/QcmO5XpvIds

Stieng’s Language

https://youtu.be/tq6rSk99T2U

Stieng’s Geography

https://youtu.be/XKc6aXDbbPg

Stieng’s Economy

https://youtu.be/ENwVVXfF0Ag

Kui’s Ceremony

https://youtu.be/d0pSj9_ie0c

Kui’s Art & Dances

https://youtu.be/86gJQGPXVIU


Pictures

P’rong (Stieng’s Food)
Sharing students near the Stieng’s community about Frisbee.
Grandpa ‘Soun Yan’ (Stieng)
He was cooking P’rong (Stieng’s food).
A Kui woman who cooked delicious food for us.
Kui’s food
Kui’s food
Kui’s people that came to watch our presentation and clarify the information.

That’s it for the post, hope you like it. Thank you so much for visiting and reading my portfolio.

ថ្នាក់អក្សរសាស្រ្តខ្មែរ – Khmer Literacy

[English Below]

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!

World Robot Olympiad – Cambodia Round

Several weeks ago, I was in one of the teams represented my school, Liger Leadership Academy, to participate in a robotics competition called “World Robot Olympiad”. That was the first ever robotics competition that was held in Cambodia. That was not an international competition, it was a local competition and needed a team to qualify to the international competition in Thailand.

The competition was in a university called Zaman. During the competition, there were several teams coming from different schools in Cambodia. Those teams were from Liger Leadership Academy, Zaman International School, Neeson Cripps Academy, and Jay Pritzker Academy. The competition was divided into two different levels, senior and junior, and I was in the junior team. There were two junior teams from Liger but there weren’t any senior team from Liger because the seniors are doing VEXrobotics competition, now. (Click on these names to visit my teammates’ portfolios; Ena, Wathna, Bandith, Votey & Chornson )

The competition was from the morning until the evening. Our robot went very well and our team had a wonderful teamwork, too. At 5 o’clock in the evening, the awarding and closing ceremony started. At that time, there were special people that came to the ceremony such as;

Let me tell you about the result. Both of the Liger robotics teams were very successful because we won the second and first place! Isn’t that brilliant? Two teams, two trophies, one the top! Everybody was very excited and my teammates and my families were there and they were really proud. Other teams also did very good jobs, too, and no one loss, it was all about experiences! Thanks for reading and visiting my portfolio, have a wonderful day!

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!