Today the whole school brought in food from different countries, when we came to school we had to come dressed up as our nationality. First my class started the day with bloging, then we went to see our buddies and we all counted our nationalities and we had 20 different nationalities just in 2 classes. Then individually we would take a picture with our buddies, after we took a photo we would shut down the computer than bring it back down to charge for the day. After that the class would separate to different classes with the same nationality as us I had to say in my classroom because I was American. Then everybody was then in the right class. Then we all headed off to the gym for a whole school assembly and parents would come as well. When we got there we had to line up in a certain order for the parade. The U.S.A was the last country. Basically one at a time each of the countries would go and Dr. Andy would say a fact then they would go down the stage and on the carpet in front of the parents; it took like 30 min just to get the parade done. The best part was my mom and her second grade class did a flash mob dance, it was sooo cool.  After that we would dismiss to the middle/high school roof where a hole bunch of food would be laid out and we would get the chance to go taste all the different foods. It was very exciting how we can fit the whole school and the parents on one medium sized roof. The whole school spent one hour on the roof.  It was exciting and amazing
For HKA our current director is leaving HKA so today were interviews,the grade 5 got to ask the new director some questions. I thought he would fit into the school because he said he was a assistant director once so I think he is ready to take on HkA. He also said he worked in a school in manilla where the school had 2000 kids so I think he can handle HKA.
Yesterday in UOI we started a new unit it was other coultures and religins. We did a activity where we had to go aroud and in both classroom would be achinit symbles and we woild have to have a good guess of

what is the purpus ?

what does it mean ?

who does it belong to ?

After that we all found out the awnser
Here is a lesson that I thought
My reading group is reading a book called wringer, I think we have sort of been working well together in it. I think the book is challenging and hard for me to understand sometimes. I think my group could improve by focussing a little more and have better talks and also to keep everyone on track and to understand it. I think we could help each-other understand it more by letting people pull up the stop sign, because Paul is easily like no you cant pull the stop sign. Also when other people read and I am still having a talk about the book with someone then suddenly everyone is on the next page. Then we have a fight of should we re-read the page or not. If I could change something in my reading it would to bring in your book in when we have meetings, make sure that everyone read what we were assigned and last to let people pull up the stop sign when the need to. I think we have been assigning little pages to read so we had a talk and we made a agreement that we will assign more pages. I think the teachers can help us more by giving us little sheets of paper of what to think about while reading.
On Tuesday I had my student Parent Teacher conference where we talked about me and how am I doing in class

When the Student Parent Teacher Conference strted I showed my mom my goals my dad was not there because he had to work. One of my goals was to write better reflections because am still having some issues with my reflections. After that we talked about my reading and what type of books that I am reading, what types of books that I would be interested in. We talked about books about space and would I be interested in books about space. We agreed that I would like books about space. Now we moved on to something else so we talked about reading comprehension and how i am doing on it. Earlier in the year we took a test called DRA and that was a test that tested me on reading and writing. We took a look at the scores and I was in the beginning section of it so I would have to work on that. Andy kept a record on our books like RRJ, Reading Log, Spelling and he said that I have been keeping up with the assignments and i have been keeping up.
 I am funny and like space
I wonder if they will send animals in space
I hear a shooting star soaring in space
I see planets moving in orbit
i want a star from space
I am funny and like space
I pretend to go into space
I feel dizzy in space
I touch the milky way while soaring in space
I worry the earth dyeing
I cry  when I see Planets dyeing
I am funny and like space
II understand that space is big and earth is small
I say we will all live on a different planet
I dream to be lifted into space on a ball of fire
I try to learn more about space
I hope earth will live forever
I am funny and like space

Matthew Moorefield