This round, we learn about linear equations. We normally learn the lesson half of the class and then take advantage of the time that are left to practice in Khan Academy. Our facilitator does not like to give homework, so there aren’t any daily assessment. However, we need to do a weekly homework in Khan academy. Basically, we finish the exercise in the Algebra 1 [linear equation] and then show our facilitator the level that we got throughout the week. If there is any question about the problems we did, students should send the screenshot to our math facilitator and he will clarify and review it the next time we’re in class. Although I’m not so good at math, I still get help from my classmate which help motivate me to keep doing math. Sometimes, I felt complicated, but I’m glad that I can at least understand the concept of the lesson. I believe I did pay good attention in class by taking notes and ask questions.
Below is the poem That I wrote as a perspective of a Girl who was a refugee from Kurdistan;
Little do you know
Everyday is considered black
Floating, and colorless.
No specific destiny
No chance to stand up
My life is irregular.
Under one sky
Spicy and bitter,
The sun shine too bright
On my uniself after my parents
I can’t be cold
Else it’s too much
I love talking
As much as I love eating,
But who cares?
everything about me
All covered by umbrellas.
They don’t even know my name
Which’s a stupid name
No one would want that
My name Iz
I admire butterflies
Because they are me
In kurdish little butterfly is Yara
I guilt to tell what Awira means
Doesn’t little butterfly sounds nice?
Well, I doubt.
Refugee is what it meant
“Little butterfly, refugee”
My parents are awesome genius
I don’t really care
About other people’s reaction,
About its meaning,
It’s impact and whatsoever
As long as they don’t judge me,
Where am I?
Standing on thorn
Now I’m stand on stone
I’m not a bird
I can’t fly.
From one day to another
This tiny, shaky, frail legs
Work all day for the body to move
I want to taste food
The food that I love
But the only thing I can do
Is to stare at the sky
The one with stars that are too far away.
The sky is mixed with
Green, white, red
never been clear
But extreme boiled.
What happen today?
The sky is now
Black and white and red
Turning cold and frozen.
Little butterfly is seeking
Dashing for life in Iraq
It’s too sudden for someone
Who defined as new teen.
Something is wrong
They called me robots
Which makes sense
Because I am strong!
I thought so….
They told me
“it’s because you follow every
Detail from your parents”
Makes me curious
They don’t listen to their parents?
“Lezbiyenï” they called me,
I know that i’m not
I don’t bother to listen to that fake term
So, It does not hurt me.
I need them to acknowledge
I know they’ll teared one day
It’s auto write
Ever word that popped are sharp
Poke me unintentionally.
The storm seems to follow me.
All the lightning
Wind, bees, flood,
Filling up my patience.
I want to crawl out
Out the crowde,
I want to open my own world.
“No!” roared dad
In this cold weather,
Chaos is bigger than ocean.
I respect whatever he said
Even Though it’s hurt to lock my own ambition.
I want to change the sky color Once again
But it’s hard
I broke my respect
Step out my zone
Hoping I can stand up afterward.
I see Small sparkling eyes,
The scent of sakura perfumes.
A girl with long shiny black hair
Small eyes and lighted makeup
She Approached me.
Looking left and then right,
I smiled back.
They took me to place
Where flowers bloom
Reminding me of nothing
The sky without stars
Plant without seeds
Books without page
All the definition of me
Carelessly Left my heart at Iraq
This is finally our last round! As we switch the course with STEM and Technology every week, We also have 3-4 weeks together. There are also trips happening in every single moth, we consider this round as a very short and busy term. I felt very relax this round, since I could go to every single in each week ( last round, I go to Technovation instead so I missed 50% of the class hour ). classes meant a lot to me. I do not want to miss any class, but at the same time, the other project also important. Anyway, I am 100% in the class now!!. We learned about Newton’s law of motion, fluid force and simple machine. It was a little bit frustrated at first, because there any so many types of Newton law ( well, three is a lot to me…). However, guess what? We did it. In order to understand the lesson, we also did some experiment as well. As always, we would go into groups and discuss what we want to show the other classmates to understand more about what we just learn. Even Though it is hard, but in the last week of the round, we learn about simple machine. I love simple machine. Both lesson and the topic itself. I don’t why I love them, but the thing I know is I’m obsessed with it. Maybe because it helps human to work easier? Many it is useful and creative? Well, in any reason I still like it. We also did some product for showcasing how would simple machine work. So, I did something with the Pulley. There are the steps that we did:
- Find a grave wheel
- Three long sticks
- 2 meters of string
- Connect the stick with the wheel, making sure it still can rotate and good for hanging somewhere
- Put the string on the wheel.
- And… there you go!
If you are interested in STEM projects, you can read more about my another project that I’ve been working on this year here:
In the beginning of the round, I felt really fresh since we got to learn a new lesson which I’ve never learn before. The lesson is writing Essay in Khmer. It takes a very long time to write. However, under our facilitator motivation and and inspiring words, I push myself hard to accomplish it. The essay is basically about different famous quotes in Khmer that are really useful and meaningful towards Cambodian.
In the next few weeks, we started to organize an event called, Khmer literature festival. We started give each one of the students some role to do. Some are the presenter, organizer, MC, audiences, debating members, performers, dancer and models. I personally really impressed towards the achievements. It is tough and first, but we can come to a successful point because of our 6 core values. Even I was not there on the event day, because of another trip, I feel i’m actually participating. Why? Well, cause I’ve done something to help!
In the event, we showcasing our Literature that are the mementos from our ancestors and how beautiful is our culture.check out some of the activities that we’ve done:
This year is different from last year, because it is much more challenging. Most of your lesson are focusing on algebra. From the beginning of the year, I thought i am going to have nightmare whenever i hear the word “algebra”. It was very complicated and messy to me. However, after one year have past, I felt more confident at solving the problem as well as celebration of knowledge ( math test ). Besides doing algebra, we also go deep into a greater level of geometry, fractions, statistics and probability, ratio and proportion. We usually make our plan every Monday. Which means, we know what are our Homeworks, checking our homework from last week and what lesson we are going to learn. I really the way it sounds and how it process. I thought this is the greatest way i could learn math or else i wouldn’t understand. Well, since I am not that intelligence with math. Anyways, here is what we usually do every week.
Monday: check our homework partners or groups, learn new lesson, not down the HW that we need to do this week.
Tuesday: get in a group, do practice in the workbook or textbook/ continue the lesson. Offline practice
Thursday: do a group project/ practice on books and Khan Academy
Friday: present our work, more practice/ Kahoot and quizzes
These above at not permanently count as our schedule, it can change depends on our trips, facilitators and events. Another activity I love is break out! We sometimes have a online break out, which we can use our critical thinking skills includes with math. If we do not have break out, we might have a group project instead, where we can do research, work and create math problems and data together. Isn’t all of these sounds fun? Even if i don’t like math, but now i do!! I a lot of who are reading this, feel the same way too.
This time, it is a little bit different. We got just a few weeks together, so Cindy said to let us manage the time to learn something that we want to know more about, or want to improve on. Since I like drawing on paper and coloring, I decided to try digital drawing. Illustrator is the software that I choose in order to help me. Speaking of that, the only thing I remembered about Illustrator was logging in into the software. Once I was logged in, I saw that the tools were a little bit complicated. So in order to achieve what I want, I spent a few days learning from different resources. I looked up for tutorial on YouTube, websites and asked my friends that have experience. I’ve learn so many things. I started with 5% of knowledge and I think I know 70% now! After the project ended, I am more confident in drawing and using different brushes in the software. I know how to use the art board and path finder. Layers are always hard for me to understand and to use it the right way, because it was a little bit confusing at first, but I managed to follow the instructions from YouTube videos. I also tried to use my own style of drawing to have it done, so it might not come out as perfect as I want. Moreover, I thought this project is really helpful, because it gives me opportunity to learn more about something I always wanted to do in free time. I also learn how to be an independent learner and have responsibility on my work. I can see myself working hard on having it done on time. I even use my free time to do it, so I think this is one of my new awareness. Due to time limitation, I didn’t have time to learn how to paint the product, so I just focused on drawing. I will try to learn more about it in the future. Check out my progress
Sometimes, the happiness that you have suddenly fades away. Maybe you lost your job, someone you love or a competition. None of us here would want any of those to affect our day. However, one moment in life there will be some unexpected events happen at some point. On the other hand, don’t worry too much on this, you have come to the right place. You will just need your eyes, ears and your heart. There are more than three ways to be able to be happy. Those can be, accepting the loss, your favorite subjects, nature, and lose today does not mean you’ll lose tomorrow.
Accepting the loss. I know it is not easy for you, but hold on! You should learn. According to Kathryn Sandford from life hack.org, she stated that “ healing is a process”. Which also mean, anything that occur can be healed by time. When you lose something, it does not mean you are frail. It was just fate. After this experience, I’m sure you’ll get some advantages like, be strong and brave. Aisha Chaudhary, have a really bad condition for her health, but she won’t give up and she won’t let those fears ruin what she wanted to do. Even though you know that you will lose it, you should be happy and do anything you could do with it. Just before it’s gone forever. The great depression, that happened years ago in the United State, is one of the best example. Netizens lose all things. However, they have determination, and fight over those fears, until they got back into a great empire as nowadays. well, correct me if i’m wrong
Another ways is that, you could find your favorite things to do. It is very simple, because I’m sure that you know what you like. Enjoy the tiny beat that left over. Music is one of the common activity that people love. On the other hand, you can also draw and write about your feeling. Sometimes, you might not want to talk about those sadness in front of people, so drawing and writing is the best way to express your emotion quietly. However, if you don’t like writing, you can just talk to someone you trust. Even though those talks might give you some memory, but you have to find one silver line inside of it. It’s like picking a perfect peach to eat for summer. After raining, there must be sunshine that will dry your wetness. My close friend has lost her little sister that was just born. It’s sad and touched to everyone. However, she said “crying can’t help my sister to be alive again, remembering those who always near me is enough”. Isn’t it true? When we loss someone in life, it does not mean that type of thing is gone forever. There must be someone or something new that can be replace that object. Look around and accept the other good feeling that others had given to you. You’ll be happy after.
Another great way to be happy, is going into nature. There are plenty of precious creatures that are unexpected to be seen. There is one unique way that nature can make us feel very happy. Following a website called yes magazine.org, they stated” exposure of nature may also have physical and mental health benefit”. It means, the exposure that shows us in nature, gives us very positive impacts, no matter where, when and who. In the 1770-1850 there is a poem wrote by a English romance poet called “wander as a lonely”. it gives the emotion that he got from nature. If you don’t know what to do, just wander around and you will see a beautiful scene at some moment. Isn’t it great to go with a vacant hand, and come back with a sprightly brain? Use your six senses correctly. Listen to the sound of wind and animal that create a beautiful song. Use your eyes to ensue what’s around and spot what is different. I bet you will see something interesting from nature. It is very jocund to do so.
Losing today does not mean you will lose tomorrow. Don’t worry, be happy.My dad always told me that, use my failure as a guide. Don’t be upset for those mistakes. Take it, and compare. What are your weakness?. After you find those, try to avoid that action in the next event. That’s what my dad said. Maanvi Singh wrote a article called ““you can buy happiness, if it’s an experience” ” she is inspiring people & me to take failure as an experience. After so many experience, I guarantee you that, you will get succeed in one day. On the other hand, don’t use your money to buy happiness.
At the end of the day, you will have to follow one of these steps to be happy. Happiness is the choice. You can find it right under your nose. Let’s not allow those problems that happened, infects your beautiful day. Happiness are free, so take it ask much as you can. If you no one give you, I’ll do!
“ You did great, and no one is greater than you” – Raksa
.“ Do what you love, accept who you are and save what you have” – Aisha chaudhary
“enjoy life, there are plenty of time for death” – Aisha chaudhary
P.s *Even though you want to use your money to buy those happiness, it does not mean anything. Why? Because, it does not comes from your own effort and your true self. Money can’t buy happiness. Example, when you are sad, you can not go to someone that is happy and buy 5$ of their happiness. Do you think it is possible to do that?
wikiHow. “How to Be Happy After Losing a Competition.” WikiHow, WikiHow, 28 Mar. 2019, www.wikihow.com/Be-Happy-After-Losing-a-Competition.
“Learning To Be Happy Again After A Loss.” EverydayHealth.com, Ziff Davis, LLC, 15 Nov. 2017, www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/learning-happy-again-after-loss/.
Sandford, Kathryn. “7 Things Losing The One You Loved Teaches You.” Lifehack, Lifehack, 5 Dec. 2014, www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/7-things-losing-the-one-you-loved-teaches-you.html.
Before we learn this lesson, i thought we are going to use code blog. however, we are actually, writing our own codes! it is very hard to understand every of the variable and how it is works. there are a lot of function and words that i don’t understand. on the other hand, i always miss class twice a week, which make my life even harder. I need to ask my friend about the lesson that we’ve learned in class and try my best to understand the lesson that my facilitator teach while i’m in class. remove and insert loops are really useful to me. I can understand the code even more, after my teacher tough this to me. I admit that i used to get stress, when ever i want to insert or remove anything from my code club projects, but i am really thankful to cindy who tough me this. another good thing is that, we have code club project, so i don’t have to worry much about the lesson that i missed, because are only focus on the project, which they will tell us the instruction what to do. at the end of the code club, there are challenges in each project, so it is a good way for me to play around with my code and see how much i can do. other than code lesson, we learn about editing video using Adobe premier pro! it is very exciting. even i’m not the class at that moment, but i will be able to understand it using tutorial through Youtube and my friend! I would love to try something bonus like this, in every round. doing this, help us to release our stress too.
- ការចូលមករស់នៅរបស់ជនជាតិដទៃ ដោយមានបំណងមិនល្អ
ដូច្នេះហើយក្នុងនាជាកូនខ្មែរ យើងត្រូវតែថែរក្សាទឹកដីយើងឲបានល្អក្នុងជំនាន់នេះ។ មិនថាត្រូវយកមកវិញឬ ការពារនោះទេ នេះគឺជាវិធីមួយចំនួនដែលអាចប្រការបាន
- យើងត្រូវប្រើរូបិយប័ណ្ណរបស់ខ្មែរតែមួយគត់ ជាពិសេសនៅព្រំប្រទល់ប្រទេស
- មិនត្រូវឲ្យជនបរទេសមករស់នៅខុសច្បាប់ ឬមកធ្វើអំពើខុសច្បាប់ខុសច្បាប់
- បើសិនជាចង់នៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជាត្រូវដូរសញ្ជាតិ ធ្វើតាមច្បាប់ខ្មែរ រស់នៅជាជិវិតកម្ពុជា បង្រៀនកូនភាសាខ្មែរតែមួយគត់ ប្រើប្រាក់ខ្មែរ រកការងារ ត្រឹមត្រូវធ្វើ និងមិនដៀលជនជាតិខ្មែរចរចាជាមួយនឹងក្រសួងនិងមន្ត្រីជាន់ខ្ពស់ដើម្បីការពារកុំឲ្យប្រជាជនបរទេសរស់នៅ
- កសាង និង បង្កើនធនធានមនុស្ស
- មិនត្រូវរើសអើងតាមសម្បុរ ការងារ ទ្រព្យ
- កាត់បន្ថយក្មេងទំនើង អំពើហិង្សា គ្រឿងញ្ញៀន
- យកសម្លៀកបំពាក់ខ្មែរជូនភ្ញៀវទេសចរណ៍ រួមជាមួនផ្លែរឈើខ្មែរ
Have you ever thought about heavy objects dropped before the lighter one? I always think about that. However, you’re wrong. All of the objects will always drop the floor on the same time no matter how heavy it is. You can go and experience it now! Be mindful that, if you use the paper and leave, it might not accurate, because the wind might blow it. Use something that is strong than the wind. Example, pen Vs scissors, books Vs rock, wood Vs books. Saying this, make me think about motion. You know what? You need to use motion in order to drop and pick up those stuff using force. A move you make is a motion. Raising up your hand, stepping forward, dropping objects. On the other hand, if you want to move stuff, you will need both motion to interact with force. The force are the pull or push that you applied over an object to be able to move it with your motion. Did you get it? If you don’t understand, feel free to comment!
Now let’s get into solution. Solution is formed by a mixture of two different substances. The substance that dissolves is called the solute. The substance it dissolves in is called the solvent. For example, salty water is a solution in which the solute is salt and the solvent is water.
Acid and bases. Acid is An acid is an ionic compound that produces positive hydrogen ions (H+) when dissolved in water. Base is an ionic compound that produces negative ion when dissolved in water. We need to balance the acid and bases in our body, so we can be neutral. We don’t want to get too high acid or bases, because it can burn our stomach or poison our stomach. We can measure those two by using indicator, that will tell you the amount of acid or bases that are in your body through pH scale. The scale is from 0 – 14. The lower acid it is, the higher bases it is too. The high acid is 0. The high base is 14. Our stomach is good balanced at 7.3. However, our stomach can handle up to 2pH for acid. Lemon have the highest acid that we can handle. So, we probably don’t want to eat too much of them!!
- Sour things = acid
- Bitter things = bases