In the town hall meeting we learnt about more ways to express yourself and how you can combine them. We also watched a metaphorical video about a biker and how much skills he has on his bike. This means that exhibition will be hard but at the end you will be proud of it because you put so much effort and came out very nice.
The first thing we did was chose what we wanted to do for exhibition and I chose photography, writing and baking. I really want to be in a good group of hard working people and as this group will be with me through-out exhibition, I want us to get along. The 6th graders told us to be with people who have the same passion but I also want people that are nice and don't always tell me what to do.
We had our first group meeting and my group includes Shweta, Advita, Sammara and Anwita. I'am in the writing group. We did a bunch of team building activities such as getting to know everyone, building a bridge out of bunch of newspaper, duck tape and scissors. It had hold a pencil stand filled with pens and it should be tall and wide enough to let the pencil stand go under.
I had problems with one of my group members and writing wasn't my first preference. I asked Ms. Hemal if I could change groups and she said it might take awhile. I do not like it when people are straight forward in what they think, they should go slowly. But I also understand that you can't always hold on if someone hurts your feeling, because there are a million other people in the world that can do the same thing. I tried to let go about that even though people brought it back up to me. I feel much better because now I don't have to worry about it!
MY NEW MANTRA IS "LET GO"!
I got a surprise from Ms.Hemal today. She told me that I'll be going to a new group! I got so happy I wanted to tell everyone but I only told Aaliyah, who is one of the members of my new group, and Shweta because I needed someone to explain to my old group what happened. I am now in the photography group.
I didn't get to create the central idea and lines of inquiry as I wasn't there while they were creating it. I did frame a few questions though. I really like what there central idea is because there is so much we can research about and we don't only have to use the internet as some of the questions are related to what other people think.
Our first mentor meeting!!! Our group mentor is Ms.Beena Ajith and she was my 4th grade teacher, from last year. She gave us a lot of input on how we should research and how we should plan daily activities. She said we should make a calendar and put in what we will do everyday.
WE HAVE STARTED TO REsearch!!!! But It's nearly spring break:(.... IDEA! LET's ReSEARCH DURING SPRING BREAK!
We had a town hall meeting first thing in the morning. we watched a metaphorical video about never giving up and how it affects the results/products.
We had a session with Mr. Anil about citing and not being a plagiarist. We did an activity based on how to site books and magazine articles. I learnt that you must cite your sources properly or else the proper people won't get the credit, I also learnt that to cite websites, you must do much more than just putting the url.
My group and I are done with the central idea, LOIs and the questions. We have researched about LOI 1 but we still have a lot more research to do. We did research over spring break because, 10 weeks is at least better that 9! We also did that because we would finish our research faster and ahead of time.