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Chinese Studies
In Chinese Studies, I learned a lot about the tones, for the pinyin, and I have learned a lot of new words, and how to put them into good sentences. At the beginning of the year, I wasn't really sure about what tone should go with each word. But now I am sure, and know, wich tone to put, for each character.I think I have learned a lot of words, and characters, more than the beginning of the year. We also did all sorts of fun games, so that helped me learn faster, for my mandarin.

At art I have learned a lot techniques, how to make the art work more interesting. I have learned how to make tints and shades, and how to blend colors, and try to use opposite colors, and similar colors. Putting those details into my artwork, helped me easily describe and show, the little details, onto my art work. The color combination, and tints and shades, had changed the art work, into a more interesting piece. I think I have improved, and learned a lot, on the colors, and techniques, for art, and I would like to learn more and more thngs, and try to use them, to make my artwork better.

At music, we have learned a lot of songs, and also how to read notes, and we had also played, a lot of songs on the Xylophone. I think I have got better at note reading, and my ensemble skills. Listening to the beat, and trying to follow it. We also did lesson, on the computers, on Music Ace. That had helped me a lot, on improving my listening skills, my note reading skills, and lots more things, to help me be a better at music. I would like tto be able to recognize notes, as soon as I see, them. That will be my goal for next year.

At P.E. I have learned a lot how to do team work, and to work with lots of people, and listen to each others ideas, and complete small adventurous missions, together, with communication, and listening skills. That head help me learn how to work with people, and how I could improve next time, when we work in groups. I think my goal, is to try to be better at more kinds of sports, not just one type, and try to show some sportsmanship. Working with a group, was not that easy, because sometimes people could have different ideas.


Mrs. Cadogan, had taught us a lot of things about bullying, and to be kind to other people. I have We have done lots of fun activities, about how to learn about these things. That had help me more understand, because we could actually try to act it out. By the end of the year, I would like to learn more about peoples feelings, and how they would feel if you do this and that. Some things, I have learned are some things I never knew, or I never even thought of. So I have learned a lot from Guidance.

Story of Learning

So far, I think I have accomplished few of my goals. I think I have to improve a little bit more on my writing goal. That is observing the world, and trying to get more interesting ideas, to get the readers attention. I think I have improved, but I need to improve much more, and by the end of this year, I hope my writing will improve more and more. For my reading I think I should, be able to make more infrencing. Writing a reading response journal, that is more interesting, and so the reader could get an idea of what the story is about. I think I have improved some bits, of that, but still I have to try more harder, to make the reader get the main idea, of the story. I have improved on my multiplication tables. A I use them a lot, I think I can do multiplication with more bigger numbers, and in my head, much more than the beginning of the year. I have completed most of my goals, nut I would like to improve more on my goals. I think my new goal, until the end of the year will be, tryng to work with bigger numbers, and to understand more about negative numbers, and finding out percents of numbers. For reading and writing, I think I can improve a little bit more on my goals I made at the beginning of the year. I will try hard to study more about the parts I need some help on, and try to accomplish them at the end of 5th grade. When I move to 6th grade, I think it will be better if I improve more on my writing, how I think of ideas, for my story.

My multiplication, trying to work with larger numbers, I think that have improved. The more writing we did, I learned a lot of punctuation marks, and all types of methods, for writing. Infrencing text was kind of hard for me. I have improved trying the beginning of the year, but I still want to be able to do infrencing. Making predictions, and going through hard problems in math, I have tried to accomplish those challenges, I had accomplished them, but I still need to work more on it, so I could get better and better with it, before sixth grade.