Coordinate Graph

          If you were ask me to tell you about coordinate graph, the answer that I’ll give you back probably “I don’t know anything about that”. This round in math class we focused on two main different things which are algebra and coordinate graph. I used to hate algebra because it is so annoying and complicated to do, but whenever I give a try on algebra when I do the word problems, I started to realize little by little how easier it became using algebra to solve the word problems, but this time we dive little bit deeper into algebra which is a little bit more complicated, but I still take on the challenge and I did it. For coordinate graph, it was really confusing and difficult at first even though I used to learn about graph, but not this kind of four graph. It was very hard to catch up and really understand what my facilitator try to explain us, but when I asked her more questions, she started to explain more about it and I started to understand more about the coordinate graph. Throughout all of this learning process, I just know that I always take on different challenging and I never make myself upset on taking those challenging even once.

Self Learning

Self learning isn’t a really difficult and easy thing to do. This round our facilitator decided to give us to take on a challenge to be an independent learner. We can learn anything that related to code and multimedia (adobe programs). I’m really into editing so I decided to learn more about “Adobe After Effects” I’ve been using Adobe After Effects for about 5 months now, but I don’t really challenge myself to do something that kinda more advanced. This time I decided to get out of my comfort zone and try something that kinda challenging for me. I decided to focus on a project call 3d room” ​I saw a lot of good 3d room on social media and then I decided to try it out by myself. It was really challenging at first because in the process of making it I learned a lot of new tool in Adobe After Effects, but it worth my time because after spending 1 week focusing on doing this 3d room I did it and I got to explore a lot more stuff in Adobe After Effects. I only use youtube as my main resource and use some of my knowledge that I always have. This is the final product:

Engineering (Exploration)

        “Cambodia Friendly” It seems like most of the engineering project that our school want to deliver to Cambodia wasn’t a really easy way to do because some of the supplies that we need to make a product is not a Cambodia friendly, but we came up with a project that we can deliver STEM & Engineering. We decided to create this project because we really want to share what we know about STEM and Engineering to government school. We was struggling to come up with idea what we want to create that we be able to design by ourselves and importantly it should be Cambodia friendly. My team and I, we came up with a product call Shooter (it sounds dangerous and in real life it is also dangerous, but we tell the students not to shoot at each other). We went to two different government school and it was a really amazing experience to spend time with the student there because it seems like they are so excited for our project.

Khmer

        ក្នុងនាមជាកូនខ្មែរមួយរូប យ៉ាងហោចណាស់ក៏ត្រូវដឹងនៅប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រតិចតួចរបស់ប្រទេសខ្លួនដែរ។ នៅក្នុងជុំសិក្សាទី៤នេះ នៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ខ្មែរយើង បានផ្តោត​ ទៅលើប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្ររបស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ដូចជា អត្ថន័យនៃពាក្យខ្មែរ និងកម្ពុជា កវីចំណាននៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និង ការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍នៃភាសាខ្មែរ។ ខ្ញុំ បានរៀនជាច្រើនទាំងទងអំពីប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្ររបស់ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ អត្ថន័យនៃពាក្យខ្មែរ និងកម្ពុជា គឺជាចំណុចសំខាន់មួយដែរ​ កូនខ្មែរទាំងអស់ត្រូវដឹង ពីព្រោះ នៅមានកូនខ្មែរមួយចំនួននៅមិនទាន់ដឹងថា តើដើមកំណើតពាក្យខ្មែរមកពីណានៅឡើយទេ? សម្រាប់កវីចំណាននៅប្រទេសកម្ពុជាវិញ គឺមានច្រើនជាងដែរយើង នឹងស្មានមិនដល់ ហើយគាត់បានផ្លាស់ប្តូរប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ជាច្រើន។ ជាចុងក្រោយ សម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍន៍នៃភាសាខ្មែរវិញគឺ ពិតជាប្លែកខ្លាំងមែន។

Percentage

            “15% discount” I believe you have seen this word at least once since you were born until now and I also believe it gives you at least a bit of the glue what I’ve been working and studying on in math class. I can say that I know nothing about Percentage except the sign that represents a percentage “%”. It has been a really good lesson to take during my math class. We did a lot of exercises about percentage. I also meet a lot of struggles during the lesson, but I always find a way to solve it as fast as possible because I want to make sure I know exactly what I was doing. Khan plays a really important role in my life because when I have free time I always try to do at least 3-4 Khan Assignment that Sam (our math’s facilitator) assigned to us. At the end of this round, I finally know at least 95% of the percentage lesson.

Programming (Python)

        “It hards to communicate, but at least we try” It is exactly how I always feel when I do coding. Python isn’t that hard, but not that easy for me either. I met a lot of difficulties during all of my assignments specifically for my turtle race assignment in Codeclub. There is a lot of new function in that assignment that I have to use, but I never have seen it before. I test my code so many time and there is always going to be at least one error in one of those tests, but I did solve all of them. Then, I came to the point where they need me to use the penup() and pendown() tool. At first, I completely have no idea what both of those function do. I read the instruction, again and again, to see if I’m going to have a better understanding of those two functions, but still, it didn’t help me at all. I decided to check my code and run it over and over again and finally I only understand about 25% of what those functions do, but I still what to make sure that I really understand it, so I went to my friends and ask them to explain to me about the penup() and pendown() functions do. Then I finally got it and I was so happy that I finally learn something new after I meet all of those struggles. If you want to see my turtle race project click on this link.

Percentage

            “15% discount ” I believe you have seen this word at least once since you were born until now and I also believe it gives you at least a bit of the glue what I’ve been working and studying on in math class. I can say that I know nothing about Percentage except the sign that represents a percentage “%”. It has been a really good lesson to take during my math class. We did a lot of exercises related to the percentage. I also meet a lot of struggles during the lesson, but I always find a way to solve it as fast as possible because I want to make sure I know exactly what I was doing. Khan plays a really important role in my life because when I have free time I always try to do at least 3-4 Khan Assignment that Sam (our math’s facilitator) assigned to us. At the end of this round, I finally know at least 95% of the percentage lesson.

Reading Different Novel

          For this round, we are really focusing on learning/reading about a different kind of novel. Our facilitator decided to divide us into four different teams and each has was assigned to read a different book and try to finish it in a month. The books were Wonder by R. J. Palacio, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, and The Outsider by S. E. Hinton. My friend, Rayuth and I were assigned to read the Monster book. It is a really interesting book to read because it was so different from other books that I have read because this book is written in a screenplay and it is really easy and convenient to read. This story talks about a 16 years old boy, Steve Harmon (the main character in the story) who was accused that he involved in a crime in the drugstore and was sent to the courtroom for a trial. First, it is really difficult for me to understand what is the author trying to tell us, but then I decided to reread it and then I finally get what the author really means. I also learn a lot of new vocabularies from this book, too. Here is the cover of the book in case you want to see it.  For this round, we are really focusing on learning/reading about a different kind of novel. Our facilitator decided to divide us into four different teams and each has was assigned to read a different book and try to finish it in a month. The books were Wonder by R. J. Palacio, Looking for Alaska by John Green, Monster by Walter Dean Myers, and The Outsider by S. E. Hinton. My friend, Rayuth and I were assigned to read the Monster book. It is a really interesting book to read because it was so different from other books that I have read because this book is written in a screenplay and it is really easy and convenient to read. This story talks about a 16 years old boy, Steve Harmon (the main character in the story) who was accused that he involved in a crime in the drugstore and was sent to the courtroom for a trial. First, it is really difficult for me to understand what is the author trying to tell us, but then I decided to reread it and then I finally get what the author really means. I also learn a lot of new vocabularies from this book, too. Here is the cover of the book in case you want to see it. 

Multimedia (Coding)

        In this round, we are trying to learn something new and it is also challenging. This round we finally get to do CODING, but we not yet start with the complex coding language, we decided to start with python.

          Even though python is not one of the most complex coding languages, but I still meet a lot of problems and challenges. The main two sources that we use for this are codeboard.io and codecademy.com. First, we start off by taking a lesson in Codecademy and for the first few problems in Codecademy is really easy since it is just an introduction to python. Then, we started to learn more about python and trying to deep/dive more slowly and get to know more about python. Then, we started to do a lot of more complex exercises in codeboard.org that our facilitator, Cindy made for us and gave us to solve them, but by the end of the round I can see that I really learn a lot of things about python. This is a link to see my codeboard.org exercises in a google doc.

 

Outdoor Leadership

It was the best trip that I have taken before in my whole school year. It was a really great experience to try new things around me. On the first day, we spent most of the time just riding on the bus from Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri, but it still pretty cool when we started to arrived the rural area of Mondulkiri province because we got to see a lot of tall trees and all of the nature around us. When we arrived Mondulkiri, we just went straight to our campsite and set up our tent and then start to cook our dinner. It was a really amazing dinner because I got to test my friends’ cooking skills and it was DELICIOUS. We also made our own campfire and we also got to sing together and also toast our own potatoes with our campfire and it was also DELICIOUS. It was the best trip that I have taken before in my whole school year. It was a really great experience to try new things around me. On the first day, we spent most of the time just riding on the bus from Phnom Penh to Mondulkiri, but it still pretty cool when we started to arrived the rural area of Mondulkiri province because we got to see a lot of tall trees and all of the nature around us. When we arrived Mondulkiri, we just went straight to our campsite and set up our tent and then start to cook our dinner. It was a really amazing dinner because I got to test my friends’ cooking skills and it was DELICIOUS. We also made our own campfire and we also got to sing together and also toast our own potatoes with our campfire and it was also DELICIOUS. On the second day, we started our day by cooking our own breakfast and then we started to head off from our campsite to go to see the first waterfall call, Lengtrok waterfall. On the way there, we only hike for 3 km. It was tired, but we had a lot of fun when we arrived at the waterfall so it definitely worth it. We also got to learn how to cook our own lunch by using all of the natural resources around us and our guide also introduced us to a new soup and it was yummy and healthy. We also got to feed the elephant with bananas and it was really amazing for me because this is my first time to see the elephant actually out in the wild not in the cage or in the zoo. I also would love to see other elephants have that same freedom as the one that we saw. We spent the whole afternoon there to just sit and enjoy the view and also when it nearly time to come back, we also did a sit and spot activity which we pick and place to sit individually and we need to write, draw, or a create something that descript what you see and what you feel when we were there. On the way back, we have to hike for 4 km and it was extremely TIRED. First I didn’t think I could finish the walk, but at the end I did it and it was an amazing feeling that I could hike for 4 km even though, it was exhausted. When we arrived at our campsite, we just straight to go and cook our dinner and then we started our campfire again.On our third day, we started our day the same thing which we have to cook our own breakfast and then we headed off for another trek, but this time is a long one, but our facilitators told us that it only 4 km like yesterday, too, but it actually not. We didn’t know it until we finished. It was a really hard and long hike, but I’m so proud of everyone that we actually finished the trek. In just that area, there were two waterfalls the first one is much smaller than the second one. The first waterfall was amazing, there were a lot of people to visit the first waterfall. The second waterfall was unpredictable because it was literally amazing and I’m in love with that waterfall. We spend about 30 minutes there and we also did sit and spot and do the same things as the first waterfall. On our way back was amazing because it was fun to go up and down and also enjoy the sunset and I got a lot of cool picture for my friends and also the view. It was fun to play at the grassland and we had a lot of amazing memories together and also wish that I can go there again with the same members. It was a long trek as I said and it was about 12 km in total.