I am a child
I am all the things of my past
I am the eyebrows from my father
Black and thick.
I am the mouth of my mother
Eating every night.
I am all I see
The new bedroom for me with the colorful picture stuck on the wall.
New kittens born on the wooden bed with their mother.
Nice soft hair, with a long tails.
Wind blowing leaves and along the ground.
People buying the food at the market and bargaining with the seller.
I am all I hear
Boom ! Boom ! the loud sounds of fireworks going in the sky.
Vroom! Vroom ! the sound of my father’s motor starting to work.
Water from the pipe falling to the floor
Drip, drip, drip.
I am all I feel and taste
A sour orange with a bumpy skin.
Sweet watermelon with hard seeds and smooth skin.
Soft rice and the aroma of peppery chicken.
And all I remember
Getting hit by the teacher when I came to class late.
Hiding behind the tree and getting bitten by the bee.
Riding the boat with my brother across the river when i was young.
I am all I have been taught
Never go with someone that I don’t know.
No talking when the food’s in your mouth.
Wash! Wash ! your hand before touching the food.
I am all I think
Being a leader and leading the people in good ways.
Being a good student, daughter, friend in the future.
Going to every country all around the world by aeroplane.
I am all those things
I’m like an ant.
And these thing are my nest.
But one day I will achieve my goal.
And be free
I’m the woman of the future.
Name of Course: World Leaders
Learning Facilitator: Sophorn
Number of Students: 10
Days we Meet: Thursday to Friday
Advanced Enrichment Dates: October 20 – January 16
Course Description: In World Leaders class we learned about the leaders and also the students learned to analyze the good or bad leaders all around the world. The good leaders are supposed to lead the country to develop and the leaders need to make the people get the peace. The bad leaders treat in bad way to the people in the country. We can understand the way how the famous leaders are leading for the country. The important part of our class was to understand the concepts of the leaders which means what are their ideas or inventions to change the country. All the leaders had different concepts like Gandhi. He led by integrity and non-violence. Also we watched a lot of movies because it helped us to get more ideas about the different leaders. The main movie that we watched was Gandhi. He was one of the most famous leaders all around the world because the way that he led shown the integrity. He had the mindset of non-violence. The most interesting part of our class was to learn about the quote of the leaders. For example Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi said “If you think you are helpless please help someone” and we think about her quote, do we understand or not. We also went on a the trip to meet Mr. Kok Tha. He is the person that can share us a lot of information because he is the good leader. The leaders have many parts it is not just the leaders of the country they call the leaders. World Leaders was really nice because we can learn how to be the leaders.
Advanced Enrichment Name: Infographics 1
Learning Facilitator: Jessica
Number of Students: 13
Advanced Enrichment Dates: August 12-Oct 17
Days We Meet: Thursday and Friday
Course Description: In Infographics class we learned about what does infographics mean. Infographics means the way showing information as a chart or diagram. In Infographics we learned to look at the pictures to understand the information and we were so excited to get a chance to looked at an infographic because it was our first time to look at infographics by our own. When we first looked at infographic we got a little confused but the strategies are sometimes to look at the arrow. Infographics might have a lot of pictures but some don’t have a lot of pictures. The pictures that we looked at were about the Earth like when the animals die and decompose and become gasoline or gold. We even looked at infographics about acid rain. At the end of our Advanced Enrichment we made our own infographic about Liger as the same as 100 people. We made our own infographic because we wanted other students and visitors to get some information from our infographic.
Name of Course: Advanced Khmer History
Learning Facilitator: Darath
Number of Students: 10
Dates: Jan. 19 – March 27
Days we Meet: Monday and Tuesday
Description: In our class we learned about Khmer history. History we learn a lot. But we chose to learn about Khmer Rouge. Khmer Rouge story is so sad. First time we learned Khmer Rouge we made the poster and wrote the questions that we not understand. Then we divided by group and researched about Khmer Rouge. When we learned we used computers to research. Also we used books. We asked the older people that they have the experience with it. We made the poster and when we do finished we presentation with our partner. We learned how Khmer Rouge used the people. Also what is their flag meaning, how they wear their clothes. The flag is colour red and orange. In the middle of the flag are the three temples. We knew how Khmer Rouge started. What year that khmer rouge started (1940) and how the war started. Sometimes we shared what we learned when we researched to our friends.
Name of Course: Cosmos
Learning Facilitator: Max
Number of Students: 6 students
Days we Meet: March 30 – June 12
Course Description: We learned about cosmos. In Cosmos class we used the cosmos movie to learn. We learned how life started on Earth and how many colors of light like infrared light. We learned about planets in the universe. We understand how the Earth got hit by the big rock from space. Also who was the first person to walk on the moon. Max told and explained very clearly and easier to understand. We learned who was the first person or the scientist who found the light. Next we learned who explored the planet, found the other new planet and the history of the stars. We learned how the Earth started to have a life. We learned about the black hole in the universe. We learned the big hole hit by the big rock from space a long time ago. Also we learned about believe, ex: god of the Saturn in Italy. We learned how to look at the old rocks from a long time ago. The rock that we looked at is named Grand Canyon and why we know that it the old rock is we looked at the lines on the rock to find out.
Name of Course: Botany 1
Learning Facilitator: Jojo
Number of Students: 12
Advanced Enrichment Dates: August 12-Oct 17
Days We Meet: Monday and Tuesday
Course Description: In Botany class we learned about the plants. Every day when we studied in the class we had the time to experiment the plants. First we took the seed toput it in the containers and we put the water for the seed. So that means everyday we needed to come and check the seed that we have grown and we need to take notes about our seed that we grew so we can know how much that the seed has grownin each day. Then we learned about photosynthesis. It means the plants get the sunlight from the sun to make photosynthesis and the plant makes photosynthesis by the leaf. The plants will make their own food. In each day we had the competition with each other about our plants that we have grown and which plants that grow the tallest is the winner. After that we have learned about how he plant get germinate. Germinate mean the plants is start to grow. How the plants germinate is first it start from the seed then the seed get bigger and then it broke their skin then the seed it broke in a half then the roots come out when their roots grow bigger their stem start to grow too then it have the leaves so we need to put the soil for the plants grow and that is how the plants germinate.
Name of Course: Algebra C
Learning Facilitator: Jeff
Number of Students: 12
Dates: Jan 19-March 27
Days we Meet: Thursday and Friday
Course Description: Our group learned about Algebra. We started to learn one big keyword is PEMDAS. Then we started to study the definition of each letter. PEMDAS means: P stands for Parenthesis, E stands for Exponent, M stands for Multiply, D stands for Divide, A stands for Add and S stands for Subtraction. After this we learned about negative numbers and positive numbers. We learned how to multiply, divide, add and subtract negative numbers and positive numbers together. With that we had the equation to practice too. When we finished this we drew the number line to know about negative and positive numbers. Then we tried to solve the problems with parenthesis and exponents together. Next we worked on combining like terms and x,y tables. All the problems that we did the teacher can help a little bit and the less we must to do it by ourselves. The teacher helped us and taught us very well. In the class we worked like a team then we gave the work to the teacher to check.
Exploration Name: Future Careers
Exploration Dates: March 10th – May 2nd
Number of Students: 12
1. How will jobs that help Cambodia look different in the future?
2. What motivates people to choose the job they do?
Description: In Exploration round five we learned about Future Careers. We learned about how jobs will help Cambodia in the future. On the first day, we did personal profiles. We had to include our name, our strengths, our favorite things and our goal. We did that because we wanted everyone to know us when they came to our school. We also had a trip to SGFE (Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise). It is the place where they make charcoal out of coconut shells. It really helps Cambodia because they take the waste pickers to work in there so that they have a good job and they can get money for their children to go to school. Also, they help the environment by recycling things. The next thing we did was the research project. We researched about the global problems. We got to choose our own topics. The topics were about Mekong River, chemicals in the food, poverty, nuclear energy, dengue fever and etc. Then, we went to job shadow. It means we are the shadow of the worker. We interviewed them about how they are working. Everyone got to go to two workplaces. The places that we went to are Northbridge International School, Plantation hotel, Small Word, Osja studio, A.N.D and more.
Exploration Name: Forest Ecology
Exploration Dates: Oct 7, 2013 – Nov 19, 2013
Number of students: 12
Essential Questions: (1) What is an ecosystem? (2) What is a natural resource?
Description: An ecosystem is the living things and the non-living things connecting with each other. The one example is algae. Algae take the sunlight for food and fish eat algae and then people eat fish. This is one connection. In Ecosystems class we had a journey book to take notes or write keywords that we don’t know what that word means. In Ecology class the first topic that we learned was tropical forest. We did not just learn only tropical forests but we also learned a lot of kinds of forests like conifers and others. A tropical forest is the forest that has rain a lot all year. We also learned about ecological relationships. Ecological relationships mean that one organism and another organism connect with each other. Ecological relationships are divided in five parts. They are parasitism, commensalism, predator-prey, mutualism and competition. Our Ecology group went to Mondulkiri province to study there. We spent six days at Mondolkiri. We met a lot of people like Bunong people. On Saturday we came back to our school and we shared what we learned.
Exploration Name: Crisis Management
Exploration Dates: November 20th-January 17th
Number of students: 11
Essential Questions/Areas: 1. What is a crisis?
2. How do people, especially in Cambodia, manage crises?
3. What are natural disasters and how are they related to crises?
Description: In our crisis Exploration we learned a lot of things that happen outside in the environment. Crisis is the bad thing that happens to people and is unsafe to people. Example: the cars are crashing or the train is falling. We learned about what is a natural disaster. Natural disasters are caused by nature. Natural disasters are: earthquakes, avalanches, and storms, for example. Then we talked about a volcano. A volcano is the mountain that has magma inside. When it is erupting out, the magma will turn to lava. Lava can make islands when it touches the cold place and it turns to the rock. Crisis management is how the aid workers help people when there is a crisis. One way they help is by evacuating people away. Example: when it has a flood, aid workers evacuate people out to the safe place. We also took a trip to share with the students at the government school at Takhmao City. We chose this school because this is the old school that two Liger students have learned at before. We taught the students who were in grades 5 and 6. We shared some things that we learned like floods, storms, earthquakes, and avalanches. The students werevery smart to answer the questions and understand the information.