In the first round of English Literacy class we’ve been learning about etymology. It is the first thing in the class. The words we learned are from Latin and Greek. We’ve got root words also. Root words are the original words. For example, bio is the root word of Greek and in English it means life. Then the word biography means a story of a real person’s life that’ve written from the other people. Let’s move to Homework Packet. Homework Packet is two or three papers with the list of the words and some exercises to make us understand well. Every week we’ve got the Homework Packet. Then after one week we’ve got the Homework Packet, we have a test of the list of words in the Homework Packet. We’ve been doing this all 7 weeks in round 1.
I love math class because in the world we actually really need math. Let’s think about it first, seller needs math, customers need math, eating need math. Therefore everything need math. The math books that we are studying today are all from Singapore. We have finished in grade 4A and 4B. Now we are continuing to finish 5A. In this round we understood a lot about order of operations. Order of operations are Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication. We have been doing exercise about order of operations and word problems with our group. We were not just learned about order operation but also about fraction. Fraction is not like whole number. Fractions have numerator which is the top one of the fraction. There is a line in the middle of the fraction. Fractions also have denominator which is below the line of fractions. Addition fractions, Subtraction fractions and Multiple fractions. We are doing the exercise in class with the groups that teacher has divided us in. Well I am so happy to learn about fraction because teacher told us some new strategies that we don’t know. Here is the picture of Math grade 5A below this text.
In this round all of the students are working on their poems. There are some types of poems in Khmer so I choose one which is Pomnol. Basically, my poem is about parents advice. I thought about my parents then I decided to write the poem about advice that my parents have given me. The poem starts with 6 syllables. The middle has 4 syllables and the end has 6 syllables also. If you want to read my poem it is below this text.
គ្រប់កូនស្គាល់អ្នកទាំងពីរ ផ្អែមដូចសេរី ចាំមើលកូនតាំងពីតូច។
កុំឲ្យរូបកូនឆ្នាស់ខូច ព្រោះកូននៅតូច ចង់ឲ្យកូនចរិតល្អ។ Continue reading “Khmer Poem”
In the first round of Multimedia class we have learned many new things. At first, we learned how to do research like how to get the google to show us what we expect the outcome. After that, we come up with our own topic to research. My topic is about poisonous plant. I’ve been researching for a week. We also have learned 3 softwares from our classmates. We learned Indesign, Photoshop and Lightroom. Actually I have learned Lightroom already in my exploration. After learning all of these 3 software, our homework is editing photos in both Lightroom and Photoshop. We need to write our research into Indesign and export as a pdf. Out of research, we learn other things too. We have learned about how the program work and how we write the introduction to make the program work. We practiced that in class. Moreover, we have learned and created some algorithm of some math and riddle. We created the algorithm of 1+2+3+4 until +200. The algorithm goes like this (n+1)*n/2. n is the last number like in this condition 200 is the last number. I would take 200+1 equal 201. Then I take the 201 times itself is 201 equal 4040. At the last, I take 4040 divided by 2 equal 2020. The answer is 2020.
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In my year at Liger everything we learn is focusing on how to change Cambodia. To change the country is not easy; it needs time. Everyone always has their dreams. What about my dream? Changing Cambodia is so hard and I can tell it is hard. We need to change Cambodia because it is our country. There are three main learning experience that have developed my idea of changing Cambodia. There are Composting and Khmer dance.
In 2018 of my second year in Liger I have one exploration called Compost. In this exploration we consistently talk about the environment. Plastics have been increasing a lot in Cambodia. It is almost everywhere. It cannot burn by fire. Many animals die because of plastic. When they eat the plastic, it will stick in their body until it full and the animals cannot live anymore. I have asked myself that how many plastics do I throw away daily. I have watched the video about the other country that have banned the plastic. I feel like I want to do it too but I don’t know how to stop. To stop a person doing things wrong you have to be the model of that person. Everyday people go out to buy things in the market. They always use plastic because they think it is easy for carry things. After people use the plastic already they don’t reuse it again but they throw it away. Some people don’t even throw it in the bin. In Compost exploration we have decided to change these habits.. We can’t stop but we can reduce. In Liger kitchen also staff house, everyday we have a lot of waste. The members of the exploration always take all the raw waste from kitchen to put in our compost. I am going to continue the compost until the whole year in Liger. We plant the vegetables in our campus because we want our campus to fill with the beautiful plants everywhere. Compost also shows that people everyday are using chemical fertilizer to make the plant grow faster but for compost is the organism fertilizer that help supporting the soil to make the plant healthy and ground too.
On the weekend in Liger I have Khmer dance. There are a lot of weekend activities to do but I only choose three. There are Model Making, Hip Hop and Khmer Dance. I will take one topic to talk about is Khmer Dance. Before I choose Khmer Dance I thought that to increase Khmer culture I need to participate in Khmer dance even I don’t like it. I don’t want to lose Khmer Culture. First I don’t like Khmer Dance but until I think about it a lot it is stuck in my mind. I decided to join Khmer Dance because I am Cambodian and I want to know about Khmer Culture more. In Khmer Dance class Teacher Khmer Dance teach us a lot. I learn each name of Khmer Dance. I want all Cambodian to learn Khmer Dance for the culture. I know it is hard to inspire other people in. In my year in Liger I will promise myself that I will join Khmer Dance and never take out my name from it.
In my round 2 Exploration I have Entrepreneurship. I learn and experience a lot in this exploration. In this exploration, we focus on how to succeed a business. We divided in a team of three members. Each team has to come up with product and why should the team make this product. My product is pencil case. I fail a lot of time. I don’t succeed but I try a lot of times but I fail. Also I got a lot of feedback. The pencil case doesn’t look good for the user to use. After that my team and I change the product to make bracelet. In bracelet product I try to make it as fast as possible because it is almost time for sharation in Liger. It has some benefits too. As I am an example, I wear it to represent my country is Cambodia to show all the people that I love Cambodia so much that’s why I wear Cambodia’s flag color bracelet. You can wear it to express your feeling from day to day. If you are mad you can wear red. Everybody in the exploration go out to present and sell the products. In future I want to see I am a successful businessman.
In round 3 I have Geography of Cambodia. Geography of Cambodia Exploration divided into 4 teams We have region 1, 2, 3 and 4. I am in Region 3. I go to southern part of Cambodia. There are Koh Kong, Kep, Sihanouk, Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampot, and Takeo. In each province I go to different places. Mostly we go to each places to find history, human life and five themes. In this exploration I know many places in Cambodia. On trip I learn more things. For example in Rabbit Island there’s no light at 10pm so that is the lesson for us to learn that when we go to other places. I am the note taker of interview people and department of culture and fine art. In trip we also bring recorder and 3 types of cameras. In the way of interview people get to know the people and the community better. In the end of the interview we always ask the people for goal. The accurate of the goal is the people want Liger students to study to have high knowledge for changing Cambodia. That is very impressive for me.