Khmer Children’s Literature Project

Khmer Children’s literature project was mainly to publish six children books based on six Liger Leadership academy core values, which contained, Stewardship, Integrity, Optimism, appreciation, determination, and ingenuity. These six storybooks aim to help Khmer kids access to Cambodian storybooks with such brave messages to push kids to develop themselves as a great human being in the future and an intelligent learner.

First week, we began to read other storybooks to get inspiration and had some ideas in order to map out what our stories were. On the other hand, Graphic was another main element of the storybooks to attract their attention to grab these books to read and get inspired. It also helps to boost their education and intellect. After, collected those needed elements which were, correct contents, wonderful graphics, so now what?  “Indesignnnnnnn,” This platform allowed me to design my own pages and export as a digital book. Came to a lasttttt process which sharing book and found the sponsors to help us publish these six cartoonish books to the world.

To share our books, my team and I went to Kampot province to participate in the “Kampot Reader and Writer festival”. The event attended a few people, there weren’t many kids but still kept our positive attitude. As problem solvers, we quickly took an opportunity to find kids nearby who were fascinated by our books. After we came back, some of my friends and I found a kindergarten quite far from an event location so we decided to go as our last hour without hesitation. I really enjoy the moment with them. I shared my story and my graphics to them with enthusiasm. After this trip, I got a lot of good suggestions and comments as well as compliments. Overall, I hope these six books can impact Khmer kids and build a bridge that leads to a brighter education. (MY BOOK-TIN AND THE GHOST ON THE SIDEWALK)

Website-First Experience

Learning to develop the webpage of the website by using a different kind of techniques, codes, and styles are really complex in order to create an attractive website. The first experience was very contended to overcome those difficulties, but after learning for a while, I understood that “HTML and CSS” were much easier than “Python”. Plus, all the tags are understandable and uncomplicated. After one chapter to another, I am able to use tags to form my own codes. In class, I always remind myself, what is the subsequent, so then I can prepare myself to continue. After learning HTML and CSS, Max my teacher introduced everyone in the class to a new code system to use; It’s much easier to use which is “Bootstrap”. The first touch, I thought it was very struggling and hard. After studying and getting to understand it even more; I discovered that those setup codes were more helpful than those two codes above. The goal of the class was to create one website for each student, so am I? Check my web here. About me.

Refugee/Literacy

This New school year, the Refugee topic was the first topic that I studied and discussed During this project, I learned different stories in history. Mostly, it was about the Vietnam war and Inside-out and Back-again novel. In class, everyone shared their information and did teamwork to figure out some of the important events that were happening in the stories or poems. Learning to write and structure a poem, try to perceive meaning from poetry, It’s very challenging for me to define an actual meaning and the right perspective of the author. After 7 weeks of learning the Refugee topic, I felt really connected to those refugees who were struggling to find resettlement and other resources for their survival. Last Chance (Poem, Read)   

                

          Vikki Vansickle                                                   Pamela Walton                                          

PROJECT & STEM

             Engineering has spread throughout the world, a goal to help human’s life easier with the electrical machines or naturally discovered machines. This round and the previous round, my facilitators has shown me a benefit of using the simple machines, also not just that, I discovered, how the machines are worked as well. A simple machine is a device by its self to lift material up or down and push backward or forward in the atmosphere by using less energy. Simple machines such as the lever, inclined plane, pulley, screw, wedge, wheel and axle have helped the world every single precious day. The enormous machine is the combination of the simple machine together, as an instance, lever and wedge form an ax, this called compound machine. 

              In my STEM class, we discussed and present our research on this simple machine topic. In each team, we presented a different kind of the simple machine and the working process of a simple machine that facilitator has given. For my team, the lever has chosen for us, the research found out that, a lever is “ a simple machine the combination of a long beam or rod that is fixed to a pivot point which is fulcrum onto which a load is attached and an effort force is applied”. This obstacle topic has never shown until we understand this topic transparency. As an example, a fishing rod is a compound machine. Isn’t it impossible or Why? That is Engineering!! 

                For Engineering project with another facilitator, We studied about a toy that connects to the simple machines and we brought them to live as we discover it on our own. To bring this Engineering subject to a government school to study and experience of doing experimental activities with us is the main target for our project. Finally, we achieve it, we shared our knowledge to three schools in Phnom Penh city and it got out really fascinating to them as a result. At the same time, we built a toy but we still tough them some lesson related to the toy that they were building. 

                This Final school year, STEM still my incredible subject for me to study and try hard to become a better improver who always listen and concentrate to a teachable teacher, who was explaining to all the time in a class. Hope that I’ll be better understanding STEM and comfortable to discuss or explaining to classmates. 

Full Article about Simple Machine, Continue reading…?

MATH

        Conflict subject is always a useful language in a conflict circumstance in life. One round to another round, math increase speed so much, from easy to extremely difficult level, and that is how math is working in my math group. I’m an unfortunate person who still keeps continuing to another next level as I can without another contradictory opinion about math. This round, math facilitator taught us about prealgebra chapter but I’m already prep myself to go far in the depth of algebra world. In class, I felt confident and sure about what my teacher has taught me to discuss with another person or even explaining my friends when they need help.                                             

In group work, I   always shared my knowledge with them and work as a  team very well with fantastic collaboration. On the other hands, challenge always shown up for me but I never give up on math, since I really fascinated and how cool it is? Even though is struggle process, I still crawl to catch that opportunity for myself and show my teacher that I can do it!! The following year is a serious year ever to accomplish because I’ll be a senior next year, I hope to become a knowledgable math learner. 

ADOBE

                   Technology this round catch my attention to study and give me a lot of possibilities to practice for myself and others. Solo Touch is one of the techniques to become a better learner. An hour to hour, my focus was always to keep it in. During class, I chose to learn ADOBE SOFTWARE because I’m really interested in it. In the future, I need it for my job since I want to become a professional designer. I discover and learn this lesson from internet, then I practice on my own and if I have questions, I’ll ask my delightful friends and teachers around me to figure out but most of the time is myself. This project is so wondrous, you can produce whatever you want to see the possible outlook, there are a ton of functions that you can use to design for your projects. All the buttons and all of the functions are so updated and organized ready for you to design. For my personal perspective, I understand that Technology is one of the life connection between humans and all of the electric devices. This smart object will continue to the future, I wish in the future, there will a lot of technology for the young generations to identify and investigate to make it even more unusual than now. I made three art pieces but this bottom one is the most beautiful.  

Math

Math, this round has been a fantastic journey for me and for my classmates because we got to learn two or three textbooks at the time because our facilitators want us to be ready for our next level, which is a senior level.   I am so proud of own myself and others because they can catch up and following the teacher’s explanations, in a short way I can say that, they are really flexible to learn in this class. I think they did a really incredible job to be ready for themselves to start a day like this. I hope that they will find their future as they are now trying really hard. During class time, my teacher gave us a work to do but that one fact was that she always put us into the team to work together, I think the reason behind it is, she wants us to collaborate, explain to each other, help each other and etc. Down below is one of my lessons in class and if you are interested, Check it out!

Properties of Angle

                 Vertical Opposite Angle

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                 Complementary Angle 

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                 Supplementary Angle 
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                    and 360° Angle
 
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STEM

Round 4 has been magnificent round for me because STEM is in a role. I felt very amazing and I can’t believe that it’s just gone very soon like this, but that it’s okay to learn a new lesson of life but at the same time I do learn everything in Liger leadership Academy about education. STEM class this round, we learned about Motion, but before I get into it, let me explain to you what is motion. According to CK12 article said that “Motion can also be defined simply, as a change in position.” There are 4 four types of motion: Vector, motion, a frame of reference, and distance. If you want to continue reading about Motion, Please check the link down below. During class time, my teacher did the experiment, reading, discussing, and presenting, so then we are all can understand the big picture and the idea of the topic easily. Overall I really enjoy learning STEM but I want more entertainment as we learn along so it doesn’t make it bored. 

CONTINUE READING MOTION (#CLEACK HERE)

English Literacy

How to Twist

  • Materials
  • 1 Yoga Mat
  • A pair of sports clothes (Optional)
            
  •  If you want to become a professional contortionist, here is the right choice for you. As you’re following along, we will learn step by step (figure below) how to do the twist in Gymnastic. After this activity, you will become an extraordinary contortionist. Please thumbs up if you love it.
  • First, you need to stretch out before you get started so your body’s muscles will be ready for workout activity today. (4-5 minutes)
    Make sure that you stay on a yoga mat so it will protect you from tripping and fall.
  • Next, stand up and lean down to your knees with your both hands down to touch your both foot, so now, your right hand should touch the right foot and your left hand you touch the left foot. (Reminder: your both legs should be open when your both hands touch your foot).
  • After then, your hands need to switch from right side to left side but keep the position the same. (Reminder: your both legs should be open when your both hands touch your foot with the opposite side).
  • finally, make your body curve and put your head under a left hand and look to a front view of your face on the right leg side. (Remainder: If you can’t do it, practice more, again and again until you get it)

Congratulation, You just did it. I hope you enjoy this activity today and don’t forget to practice every day to improve your gymnastic skill. Practice from little to little until you achieve it. Thanks! for your determination for this activity. Bye!

Programming

Co…

When you hear the word “CODING”, some student might feel interesting but some people might feel wondering as well. This round, we learned about python again. In class, my teacher gave us a presentation and explanation to all my classmates in class. Everyone smile, everyone is excited, everyone gives ideas, everyone questioning and answering, everyone’s working. For me, Programming is one of the most challenging subjects out of all my learning subjects. Truly, each person has a different favorite or the origin of a good subject that they born with. One round to one round is very quite fast. The way that I keep myself in position in learning in this class was put my soul in my body and give 100% focus. Code, you are my reflection, how I look forward to seeing you, sometimes when I’m coding in my PC, I felt like I’m talking to another imagination person next to me. When I’m struggling with my code and I’m very struck, I need someone to help me but before walk straight to them, I need to ask myself first beforehand my question to them. “What do I think”, this question often remained in my mind but most of the time when I stuck with it, I really need someone to explain to figure out so then I can see the big picture. Window glass, door’s class open, I see a large picture of coding but Can I reach it, I don’t know yet! My goal this round is to learn more about CODING but at the same time, I also learn, how to figure out the way to learn this subject easier and quicker. Everyone looks so serious, energetic, and hard working. They are an inspiring person. Some people can explain this much information and that people can help that much information, they are a helpful friend. Take a case on my coding, During I code my assignment, usually it is tricky but my best teacher is always nearby is my delight friends, Friends mean a lot to me. Thank you to all of the friends that explained and help me throughout the period of time that I asked you. Start from today, I promise that, I’ll push myself to learn as others do. On other hands, my facilitator brought a new internet teaching project, which is, “Code Club” is one of the helpful internet projects that you can practice and study along. In each page of the instruction in Code Club, there is enough information that can lead you to understand what is the point that it’s trying to teach you to understand. The practice is one way to help yourself too. In Code Club this round, I learned something new, which is the “Color Code”, you can put the color code of it owns and also you can take color codes from the website as well so you can choose what color you want to be. By the time you understand the code, the code will help you in the future if you want to be a coder and also it can use in many ways in lives as well.

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