My father registered me to go to Summer Chinese School. For the last day, instead of the normal tests and stuff, we had a party. We watched a movie called: “The door gods” and we also had chips, ice cream, and oreos. We could also play on our tablets or i-pads. I played Minecraft on my friend’s i-phone.
June 27, 2017
At school, it was our graduation. I’m graduating from grade 6, which is the last grade at our school, Woodroffe. First, we marched into the gym, where our parents were sitting. Everyone was clapping. Then we sat down on our chairs. Mme Monik, our Vice-Principal who is retiring, gave the introduction, then she called up Mme Megan, our principal, to say a few words. Mme Megan is our new principal at our school, but she already fit in. She gave us an inspiring speech and tips of how to continue in our journey through life. Next, Mme Monik starting calling up individual students for their graduating medal and certificate. They started with 6A, my sister Rose’s class, continued with 6B, my class, and ended with 5/6A grade 6s.
Then they started with the awards. Rose won the Academic Award. It meant that she had good grades in every subject, and worked her hardest. Deniz and Ahmed received the Sports Award, meaning that they not only participated in house leagues, but also played well and had very good sportsmanship. Next up was the Academic and Sport Award. I won that award and so did a boy named Cameron. It was to award the students that not only did well in academics, but also participated in sports and did a well job. There was also Best Improvement Award, Valedictorian Award, and Principal’s Choice award.
Then, my class performed two songs. Round dance, which I played bells, and Sonatina in G major, which I played the piano on, and the class assisted me.
After our performance, they started playing the Baby Pictures. Basically, all the students sent in a picture of them as a baby, and a picture of them in the present. Then you would try to guess who the baby was. It was very fun! My favourite one was the first picture, of Yoyo. It was him as a smiling baby with his dad. My picture was one with my Rose, my twin sister in it too. It was very obvious, because it was just us in the photo and we’re twins.
Then we started marching out to gym 2, where the refreshments were. There was lemonade, and vanilla or chocolate cake. I got some lemonade, which was very tasty, and some vanilla cake. I hated the icing so i just gave it to my mom.
After, it was picture time! We took a group photo with my fellow besties, and also with my teacher. Mr.Claveau, my grade 5 teacher that retired also came because he promised it, and so did Mme.Marielle, who was our student teacher this year.
June 25, 2017
At Dovercourt for swimming lessons, it was survival day. We got to go at a number of stations. The spinner stations, where you get spinned on this red cone shaped thing. We could also go in the hot tub, and the sauna.
June 14, 2017
It was our birthday, and also the Track and Field meet. I came only to do my 800 meters. I came 9th. Rose, my sister, came 6th. But we were both proud.
June 7, 2017
As our graduation field trip, all the grade 6s at Woodroffe got to go to Carleton University for a sports day! On the bus I sat with Alice and Chloe. Then when we got there, we were separated into three groups. I was put in a group with Grace, Ariyo, Wyatt, Yoyo, Sylvie, Lily Reedman, Madeleine, Deborah, Nathan, Danika, and other people that I forgot.
We played TCHOUKBALL, LACROSSE, RUGBY, FENCING, and went swimming. My favourite part was the all-you-can-eat healthy buffet. My counselors told us to drink water and eat a vegetable before eating dessert. I drank a cup of lemonade with ice cubes (ice cubes=water, lemonade=lemons+water) and I took a cupcake, some potatoes, some chips, some carrots,tomatoes, and I had atleast 3 cookies & cream ice cream cones. They were very tasty!
My favourite sport was swimming of course. I got to go on the rope, where you swing then jump into the water. I also went on the diving board which I did a front flip and a pencil jump on. Laura, the gymnast in grade 6, did a back flip and it was super cool! I also went down their slide, which was pretty small but it went very fast so it was also super fun! Last but not least, I went down the first tower. You could jump, but you had to do a pencil jump or it would hurt. It was so high, I was really scared, and didn’t want to go off. But I did it and the scary part is that you never know when you’ll touch the water because your eyes are closed! Then, it was time to leave. We were late a bit but it was a really fun and tiring day!!
June 3, 2017
Today, my father brought my sister and I to Standards Building for a tour around Measurement Canada’s Lab. They gave us a tour and we got to see their science labs! We saw their mass, thermometer, pressure, and weight lab. It was very cool!
While doing breast stroke, you have to glide. Your arms have to be straight, and you legs are symmetrical.
Eggbeater, knees are bent to make circles as large as you can, and feet have to be flexed.
Scissor kick, knees stay straight and you swim on side. Knees don’t cross. They touch/meet and then they go back and you keep doing that.
Back crawl: Feet have to kick out of water, and your palms face outwards. Bend your arm and pull the water behind you. The flags at the pool signify 5 meters before touching the wall, so count how much strokes before your head hits.
Fliping in water: Don’t open your mouth, and blow bubbles through your nose.
April 15, 2017
My sister Rose and I were invited to Deniz’s sleepover/birthday party. When we got there, only Grace, Sylvie, Lily, and Alice arrived. We gave her our presents, which were a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a rare 2015 pack of coins. We dropped off our sleeping items upstairs and then Adalia arrived. Enough people came to start, so we started searching for eggs in Deniz’s room and the bathroom. The group with the most eggs win. I was with Alice, and since we were an un-even number (Deniz’s hid the eggs so she couldn’t find them), Lily had to be a single group. Grace and Adalia found the most eggs. Lily came second, Alice and I came third, and Rose and Sylvie came last. Prizes were the eye masks for when you sleep, notebooks, and chocolate for the grand winner. I got a Tsum Tsum decorated notebook.
Then we went downstairs to eat, and Olivia came just in time! But before, Deniz opened her presents. She was very happy to receive the chocolate we gave her! But Adalia topped that off by giving her every single Maynard candy! Deniz was very generous to share some with us.
For dinner, we had cheese pizza, but since Lily was vegan, she had made her own vegan pizza. We also had drinks and I drank some Brisk. After finishing our pizza, we got to decorate two cupcakes which I only ate one of! Deniz and her mom had made the cupcakes and they were quite delicious!
After dinner, we headed upstairs and talked for a long while about random stuff. We also played truth or dare
March 23, 2017
At St.Basil’s Parish Church, they had an event where they talked about Marion Dewar’s Life. Here is the link to her biography:
They mainly talked about her and her political life, but especially about the Project 4000 where south asian refugees could come in Canada to live.
At swimming classes, our teacher first makes us stretch our muscles. Then we start swimming. Our teacher would separate the movements so we learn better. (NOTE: My lesson was in Chinese)s:
~Practicing our feet (shou fan deng!)
~Practicing our arms (bao jia seng!)
~Doing the breast stroke (the head goes at the deng and seng part)
~Arms with legs
~Ketchup (Catch up) front crawl with board
~Ketchup front crawl without board
We haven’t learned the whole thing yet because the lesson isn’t over these are just notes:
Kicking on your back with your arms as a pillow and make your legs kick outside of the water (you need a flat back). Once your knees can kick out of the water for a long period of time, you can start doing the arm movements. Make sure an arm is in the water and the other is out. They should only be in the water for less than a second unless you are tired. If you are tired you can kick slower and your arms can move slowly but they have to be moving or you will sink and it will be harder and more tiring.