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.