Hello everyone! On Friday, 24 of November, we did lots of fun things! The first thing we did was first aid and I learned the following phone numbers:
The next thing we did was the fire safety. First we watched a video of how to put out a fire and then ... we extinguished a fire!!! It was lots of fun, but it was smelly!
After break we prepared the posters and tables for the CL presentations coming later in the afternoon. Everyone had a different topic to present about. Quinn, Maxime and I did yoga. It was fun! Maxime and I actually did a little bit of yoga while preparing.
We also practiced the Qualopolick play that we showed to parents later. It was so funny watching Forrest and Nuha fighting!
After we went to lunch, but some people didn’t finish doing there posters, so they were finishing them up during that time.
All the parents came to see our amazing, hilarious, funny plays! After all the amazing plays from all of the 6 graders, we presented our presentations of all the activities we did during the CL week. Best part - Nuha made cookies and they were so good and everyone wanted at least one cookie!
Everyone enjoyed this Friday and the whole week!
The 22nd of November was our 3rd CL day on campus. The first activity we did was yoga. We learned about different asanas such as the surya namaskar which consists of 17 different moves. It was interesting, yet challenging, as some of the moves required flexibility. We also did breathing exercises and balancing techniques. I enjoyed the yoga as it was relaxing.
Then we divided ourselves into two groups. One group of children went to the animal shelter and learned how to click great photos with Mr. Page. I was in the other group and we were going to cook. We had a budget of ₹500 in which we had to buy the ingredients from the More mega store to create our dishes. We all shopped together in the store and when we came back to school, we got two hours to make our dishes. We were informed that the main ingredient to be incorporate into our dishes were carrots.
We formed four sub groups. My group made yummy white sauce pasta, a side of potato and carrot salad with a Greek yogurt dressing and an orange non-alcoholic mojito. The second group made delicious chicken with a side of salad. The third group created a scrumptious mac-n-cheese. The last group cooked mouth watering baked cookies and carrot juice. We enjoyed making our dishes in spite of facing some hiccups along the way.
The judges for our dishes were Mr. King, Ms. Tamara and Mr. Kells. Although we were not there to see Mr. Kells try our dishes, we hope he liked them. Mr. King and Ms. Tamara enjoyed our dishes and said that they were all exquisite.
At the end of the day we had journaling time to self-evaluate and reflect on our day. So far I’ve been enjoying all the CL activities and am looking forward to more activities.
Our first activity was yoga. It was really fun because we were all laughing and having fun. We did a lot of different moves like the surya namaskar, etc..
Our second activity was the Annadana farm. The farm was really cool as we saw different types of vegetables and we learned how to make potting soil. They showed us how to plant the plants into the soil. We learned about many different species of vegetables. For example, we learned that there are 6,000 different varieties of tomatoes.
Our next activity was our homeroom activities so I did composting which was a lot of fun. We saw how we had made compost over the last few weeks. And now the butterfly garden group is using our compost to plant nectar plants for the butterflies to enjoy.
Our next and final activity of the day was Aqua Zumba, which I think most of us enjoyed the most. It was a lot of fun as we were all in the pool, there was loud music, all of us were dancing in the water.
It was amazing!
Our first activity was jiu jitsu with Mr. Rohit and Mr. Korey. Jiu-jitsu is like karate, kong fu ... where you learn to punch, kick and defend yourself. I had fun learning how to do it, but it was a little awkward doing it in front of the whole class. But I think it will be helpful if I ever get attacked or something like that.
After that we went to the Maker Space with ms. Shefali. The activity was who am I. We had to choose a silhouette and fill it with a type of stickers which represents us or that we like. I used stickers like a soccer ball because I like soccer. I also choose a sticker of the Netherlands because i’m from there, a dog because I have a dog, a snowman because I like snow...
It was fun to do but it was a little annoying because the stickers kept moving and turning when I didn’t want it to. It was cool to see what everyone else did.
After lunch we went and did things with 3d pens. First we had to write our initials with the pen. If we finished we had to make a triangular based pyramid. It was very hard to make them because the plastic didn’t come out in a straight line, so you had to control it. Many people’s pens didn’t work. I had fun during this activity because I got to try writing with a 3d pen which I had done only once before.
Then we went to growth mindset. We watched a video where a man tried to fit three big rocks, jar of pebbles and a jar of sand in one bowl. He didn't manage to do it when he started with sand. But he did succeed when he started with rocks. We learned that rocks are important things in life, pebbles - less important, and sand - meaningless things. Then we got pictures of rocks, pebbles and sand and we had to write under the rock what is important to us, under the pebble we wrote what is a little less important and under the sand we wrote what isn’t really important to us. Then we had to write 7 things that annoy us and write our solutions so we can be more important.
Our project is to raise money for children admitted to the Aster Hospital with immunodeficiency disorder.
In Aster Hospital we were greeted very elegantly. When we entered it was really calm and quiet and not that busy. Then Dr Bhatta talked us through the immune system. We learned that T, B, K and M cells are the ones which protect us from bacteria and viruses. We discovered that without these cells we would have bacteria enter our bodies. He told us that some of the kids in the hospital didn't have B cells that produced anti bodies to "tag" the germs in place.
Luckily Dr Bhatta would take B cell test on children who were born and check if that had anti bodies. He told us that if you had that sickness then you would need to visit the hospital almost every day.
We should raise money for these kids because they don't have enough money to buy medicine for antibodies and so they are dying. Here's the link to our crowdfunding campaigns: https://www.fueladream.com/home/cis-aster-support-immuno
CL Day 1
I was in the build a chair group. Our goal was to make one chair per person, that was 8 chairs total. The next day we should polish them. We first got our wooden pieces from Miss Shefali's car. Then Miss Shefali's father explained what we are doing. Then we started cutting our wooden pieces into shapes. Then we started putting the chairs into place. That took us a day.
CL day 2
It was a nice day. We first finished all the interviews. We first interview Mr. Jhaveri. This took us 45 minutes as it took us a long time to call everybody. After the interview, we continued with making our chairs. We polished them which took us a whole hour, as we had to do it for the whole chair. Then we had to polish it again, but this took less time. Next we had to put a layer of paint. We had to choose between blood (rose )red and rosewood red. I choose blood (rose) red. After we painted that, we had to leave it till CL day 4.
CL Day 4
Today was a lot of fun. Our paint dried. Then we had to polish it with a metal polish that poked my hand a little but it came off. After a good amount of polish work, we noticed the paint became very dull, so Miss Shefali decided to give us this transparent polish so it was shiny. Ma'am told us to go down so the makers place didn't smell like the polish, so we went down and we put some of the polish on our chairs and we noticed it didn't smell bad but actually like nail polish.
After a coat of polish we washed our hands, ate our snack, and took a break till the polish dried and created some music YAY! Then we took the chairs to the makers space and assembled them. After that we made small wooden sculptures. I made a paper holder!