Archive | June 2012

Humanities blog challenge

Before I did not know what was humanities, not even one clue but after a year of humanities class I now understand what humanities might mean. I think that these words describes humanities the most. Archaeology, Religion, Ethics, History, Languages & Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy and Theory. So I think that humanities is maybe a study about humans since it has the word human in it.

I think that the most important things that we learned this year were how it is important to respect other people’s beliefs and religion, and about human evolution through time. I think that it is important to respect other people’s thoughts because at most times no one knows the right answer so it is not right or wrong, disagreeing to religions can cause fights again. Also that we should know that whats normal for us may not be normal for other people such as some countries eat bugs and we may think that is not normal but to them us eating chickens may not be normal.

In this year the most interesting things that I learned about were about the different ancient civilizations, I always like to learn about asian history. I was especially interested in the class system writing and all that. In this unit I liked the making your own civilization project I found it interesting because we got to make up the rules, language, writing and everything. The other favorite thing was the journal writing about the silk road. Next year I want to learn more about ancient empires of different countries and more history about there class system, living, Art and clothing. If it is possible for next year I want to have more fun projects that can show your knowledge and creativity such as the creating your own civilization project that I did this year. I wish there could be a project where you choose a empire to write about or other kinds of projects.

I think that next year for the 6th grade they should add more fun projects because I think that if the project is fun then we would want to do it so we will learn information faster and better. Maybe show more videos for examples or for information because then the 6th grade students will enjoy the unit more.

Gymnastics performance

This is my group’s finished work please enjoy watching 😀

In our performance we had these skills:

-Two different kinds of balances

-Forward rolls

-Backward rolls

-Cartwheels

-Different kinds of jumping on the Valt

I think that our movements that we made worked well because when I looked at the video we did not really need to stand up then turn around or then sit down, we did it pretty fast and smooth.

For me, in our performance the most challenging part was criss-crossing with Cartwheels because it always made me scared that I will bump into the other person. But at the end I found out that it worked out fine, before the performance my friends were telling me to think there is no one there only me so I could feel more comfortable.

I really liked the valt because when you jump on and jump down or roll on it, it feels like you are flying. Before I was scared to do the valt but soon I found out it is really fun and enjoyable.

I think that the PE lessons really helped me improve my gymnastics skills, now I can either do stuff better or I learned to do new stuff in gymnastics. At the start of our gymnastics session we came up with ideas and made it into a small performance but it wasn’t quite good, but as we moved on or had more lessons we had more knowledge in gymnastics and we made this performance. It might have been more better if we had maybe one more class to practice and before the performance we got too tired so we did not have so much power in our arms and legs anymore. Overall I really enjoyed this session it was really fun.