Lower School Student Council Election

In the past week some students have been putting up posters to advertise themselves. They wanted to get voted for for the Lower School Student Executive Council. The LSSC is a Council that represents our primary part of the school.(Aged 3-12). I am one of those candidates. These candidates are supposed to be mature, responsible and other strengths that will make them useful to help our school progress. They are chosen/voted for by the Lower School junior student body (Aged 7-10). Today we voted for our future leaders. All the candidates went up on stage to present their final piece, a speech which was maximum 2 minutes long. Their were 23 running candidates to vote for, 8 were from grade 5 and 15 were from grade 4. The student body were to vote for 10 candidates a ballot form that was given to them by their teachers, the voting was to be done during class after the speeches.

While I was giving my speech the I kept a smile on my face. I knew that this was my chance to shine to show the audience what I really could do. Once I walked off the podium, off the stage our Lower School Principle grinned at me and said:” Good Job !” Lots of my friends said the same.

If you are going to give a speech I suggest that you make sure you practise and are comortable with your speech

I think I will get voted for and I will be able to serve the Lower School Student Body next school year. Good Luck to me.

Challenge 10 Part A

How many posts did you write?

I wrote 52.

       How many were school based or your own interests?
Most of them were school based because this is a school generated blog. I did have about 10 free posts where I did my own thing.
       How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?
50 overseas students. 10 students and 11 teachers. 71 in total.
       Which post received the most comments?
The post about the Challenge from last year.
Why do you think that happened?
I think because everyone found my blog because of the Challenge.
Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?
I like free posts because I am not forced to write about a subject.
Did you change blog themes at all and why?
I did change my blog theme a few times but after I always regretted it a bit because my readers might not recognize my blog anymore, but then I also wanted to give my blog a makeover.
How many widgets do you have?
10
Do you think this is too many or not enough?
I think this is enough especially because my bigger widgets are not sandwiching my smaller widgets together.

World Water Day- Edublogs Challenge-Challenge #4

On Monday March 22 it was World Water Day. The international World Water Day is a topic that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

The United Nations General Assembly that happens on 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water by thinking and making a resolution.This world day for water started in 1993.

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Earth Hour Lantern I made at: http://www.earthhour.org/content/lanterns/19913/lantern.jpg

Camp

On May 12th our whole grade went to camp. We did lots of different activities like visiting a cave, rock climbing, biking, survival games, night hike and the great race. Look at the attachment to find out more!  CAMP-ITINERARY-2

At camp we visited a cave called Cheung Chau Island Pirate Cave. This cave was named after a famous Chinese pirate named Cheung Po Sai who hid his booty/ treasure in this cave.Cheung_Po_Tsai_Cave_2

Cheung Po Sai’s Life story

Cheung Po Sai had a Father who was a local fishermen on Cheung Chau Island, when Cheung Po Sai was 15 he was kidnapped by a pirate and was forced to be a slave on the ship. So Cheung Po Sai’s life was horrible, until in two years time something exciting happened. The pirate who kidnapped Cheung Po Sai had decided to adopt Cheung Po Sai and raise him as his own son. Suddenly one awful day their was a violent typhoon that knocked Cheung Po Sai’s stepfather (The one who adopted him) of the ship. He drowned. His mother wanted to take over the ship, but of coure in those days traditionaly woman were not believed to be suitable do be a pirate captin. In that case the responsibility was passed on to Cheung Po Sai. His fater had had 20-30 large ships that he had stolen plus another 2000men including slaves, cooks….. Cheung Po Sai gathered many pirates from aroung Hong Kong and China to join his team. When the goverment went to capture him, he hid in his cave.

I think that Cheung Po Sai can be looked at in two perspectives. 1: He is a bad guy because he stole ships money and commited many other crimes. 2: he is a good guy because  a large amount of the money he stole got given to the villagers on Cheung Chau Island.

After thinking about this I realized that some parts of this story is a bit like robin hood.

Festival of the Arts

This year at school we are having a week themed Festival of the Arts. Below are some activities that we will be doing. We also have been doing Drumming Jam, Choir Exchange and many others. Enjoy!

CDNIS Lower School Evening of the Arts

Artful Events for May 3 – 7

The Festival of the Arts is a weeklong celebration of the arts in its various forms. The purpose is to create an environment infused with art for students to enjoy and extend their learning about the arts. Parents, other schools and the community are invited to be a part of our celebration.

Opening of Festival of the Arts: Art Jam
May 3, 7:15am-8:00am
The Festival of the Arts will open with a transformation of the 9th Floor and the Forum into an Art Jam with live musical performances and live artist demonstrations.

Art Walk: Student Art Gallery
May 3-7
Drop in basis from 7:00am to 4:00pm from May 3-6
7:00am-8:30pm on May 7
The Lower School will be transformed into an art gallery. Each student will have at least one piece of work displayed on the bulletin boards outside their classrooms.

Community Art Gallery
May 5-7
LLAC Lobby

The Community Art Gallery will showcase artwork from professional and amateur artists from Hong Kong. CDNIS teachers and parents created some of the artwork. A special section of the gallery will feature pieces for the Silent Auction, which will take place on the evening of May 7.

Live Performance
May 3-7

A wide variety of live performances and demonstrations will take place throughout the week during lunch and after school. These will include professional performers (singers, dancers, musicians and chefs) as well as CDNIS student performances (individual, group or class). Students from other schools have been invited to perform as well.

Closing of Festival of the Arts: Evening of the Arts
May 7, 6:00pm-8:30pm

The Festival of the Arts will close with a CISPA sponsored Cocktail Party in the Level 6 Cafeteria, performances in Forum and in the LLAC, as well as the Silent Auction at the LLAC Lobby.

Edublogs Challenge #6 Earth Day

I did not celebrate Earth Day.

But instead, I found this link on PBS Kids Go website. They have some videos about girls who call themselves scigirl who are really interested into saving the environment. Here is a link to one of my favorite videos. http://pbskids.org/scigirls/video?pid=DXfRoM_VrvUO3IW8KX2HP6N3kLheFJ_W If you decide to create a account there, we can be friends. My user name is: Eagle23Rocks.