Thursday, 1 September 2016

Poem Recitation Practice Lucas (23)

https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B64VjIOKU6hoZzRzYzJfWTYyNU0/view

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Poem Recitation Practice (Raena)

https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B9iWAw99U_LccW5KSTBYVnRsQ1k/view?usp=sharing

Yeo Jia Hao Calvin (24) Oral Recitation Practice

Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BynGtwa0JnnaX3J2c1RfWk5iMU0

Lim Hong Wei Poem Recitation: The Visitor

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_FL7k6H5E3iRnJSbVRISzJCYjQ

Reiner's poem- The visitor

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU

Goh Cheng Yang 11 S1-04 the visitor

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6--T4alnIE-OUJIcjZvVVB0SG8

Khrisha Mayilsamy Poem Recitation- The Visitor

 https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B7ItYzZKHAN5WDZYTmJEQzFoZGc/view?usp=sharing

Rishi's practice poem

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxKSIS27SxYpeTQ3dDItNnZUMTA

Faqih's Poem Recitation - The Visitor

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5r12Q1t0E5xY1pTcFdXQ1FtSVE/view?usp=sharing

Sim Hng Kang Poem Recitation

My Poem Recitation

Yew Chin Siang Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B3DDGEGCrxodV3VSbFJ5dEdNeFk/view

Kamal Sawlani Language Arts Poem Recitation Practice

https://drive.google.com/a/s2016.sst.edu.sg/file/d/0B1GHwaH5YBLTTl82ZjlIQ1R4ZWM/view?usp=sharing

Chin Ray Poem Recitation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B59VWjPPqAGLSDVRdlROcXpqdmc/view?usp=sharing

Poem Recitation (Rae)

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU

Chloe's Oral Recording

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2gdW3xPCSz5WnFaQ0wzS3pIZkk 

Poem Recitation [Alya]

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-HlyDNBe3bjQUJ1R3h6Vk4yWkU

Gabriel's Poem Recitation - The Visitor

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Ha42lwipznb19MbUlpTVdIYTg/view?usp=sharing

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Learning Log

LEARNING LOG


Date: 10 June 2016
Source: TODAY Newspaper
What I did: I was flipping through some old newspapers and this article caught my eye.
What I learned:
Consultancy-a professional practice that gives expert advice within a particular field.
Summary:
Changi Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport by travelers at the 2016 World Airport Awards, an annual global airport customer satisfaction survey for the 4th consecutive year.

Date: 15 June 2016
Source: Straits Time Newspaper
What I did: I was flipping through some old newspapers and this article caught my eye.
What I learned:
vigour-physical strength and good health.
Summary:
This article tells everyone not to treat paternity leave as more paid leave and also educates the importance of paternal leave.

Date: 18 June 2016
Source: Straits Time Newspaper
What I did: I was flipping through some old newspapers and this article caught my eye.
What I learned:
Envision-To picture mentally, especially some future event or events
ramifications-a branch
encoded-to convert (a message, information, etc.) into code
unveiled-not hidden by a veil or other covering; bare.
Meadow soils- a tract of grassland used for pasture or serving as a hayfield.
Momentous discovery- a discovery that is great or far-reaching importance or consequence
eukaryotes-any organism having as its fundamental structural unit a cell type that contains specialized organelles in the cytoplasm, a membrane-bound nucleus enclosing genetic material organized into chromosomes, and an elaborate system of division by mitosis or meiosis, characteristic of all life forms except bacteria, blue-green algae, and other primitive microorganisms.
Protozoans-Any of a diverse group of eukaryotes, of the kingdom Protista that is primarily unicellular, existing singly or aggregating into colonies are usually nonphotosynthetic, and are often classified further into phyla according to their capacity for and means of motility, as by pseudopods, flagella, or cilia.
Microbially-A microorganism, especially a pathogenic bacterium.
Summary:
This article shows how much bacteria is important in our life.

Date: 23 June 2016
Source: Straits Time
What I did: I was flipping through some old newspapers and this article caught my eye.
What I learned:
Impenetrable-inaccessible to ideas, influences, etc.
Canopy-an overhanging projection or covering, as a long canvas awning, stretching from the doorway of a building to a curb.
Spanning-a distance, amount, piece, etc., of this length, of some small extent
Bait-a poisoned lure used in exterminating pests.
Malnourished-poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition
Succumb-fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.
Suture-a stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision.
Summary:
This article is written to bring awareness to us about New Zealand penguins, which are rare yellow-eyed penguin in the impenetrable forest hills. They are endangered and may get extinct eventually because of deforestation by us-humans.


Date: 28 June 2016
Source: TODAY Newspaper
What I did: I was flipping through some old newspapers and this article caught my eye.
What I learned:
Experiential-involving or based on experience and observation.
Thematic- relating to or denoting the theme of a sentence.
Ante-a stake put up by a player in poker or brag before receiving cards
Silkscreening-A silk screen design. Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.
Summary:
This article tells us information on the Affordable Art Fair(AFF).


Monday, 27 June 2016

Reiner's Reading log

Source #1
Date:20/6/2016
Source: The Straits times
What I did: I Went to read up on the newspaper for hot topics.I started with Top of the news.I saw an article about TB.

What I learnt:

Summary:

A cluster of multi-drug-resistant TB was found at Ang Mo Kio.MOH is offering screening test for TB.


Source #2

Date:21/6/2016
Source:Straits Time
What I did:I went to look at the front page and saw an article about donating part of a liver.

What i learnt:

Words I learnt:
concierge:a resident caretaker of an apartment or hotel

Summary:
Mr Lim Kok Seng gave part of his liver to whoever on the National list waiting list needed it most which turn out to be 16 years old Lim Si Jia.He said that he wants others to have much more life ahead of them.



Source #3
Date:22/6/2016
Source: The Straits times
What I did:I flip through the newspaper and this article caught my eye.

What I learnt:

Words I learnt:
maladaptive:Not adapting adequately or appropriately to the situation.

Summary:
An NUS study found out that children with pushy parents are more likely to develop anxiety or depression symptoms.Through a puzzle game which the parent can help,they found that children with intrusive parents are at least 2 times more likely to develop anxiety or depression symptoms.



Source #4
Date:23/6/2016
Source: The Straits times
What I did: I was looking at the newspaper when I saw a celebrity's name.

What I learnt:

Words I learnt:
immaculate:Perfectly clean, neat or tidy

Summary:
Actress Rui En is charged with careless driving.She knocked over a motorcycle.She tried to pay $2,000 but the owner of the motorcycle feel that it wasn't enough to cover the damage costs.She intends to plead guilty.




Source #5
Date:24/6/2016
Source: The Straits times
What I did:I saw the words 'free MRT rides' while reading the newspaper.

What I learnt:

Words I learnt:
lull:a temporary interval of inactivity.

Summary:
Free train rides will be extended till June next year,but getting commuters to come early to work still depends on the employer,says Senior Minister of Transport Josephine Teo.If commuters alight at specific train stop before 7.45am,the ride is free of charge.If the commuter alights at these train stops from 7.45 to 8am,they get 50 cents of the train rides.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Reading Log Khrisha Mayilsamy

1.

25/06/16

Source:wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-cant-dogs-eat-chocolate

What I did:I always wondered why dogs cannot eat chocolates and if they eat them they would die. To find out the answer to my question I decided to read up about it on the internet.

Summary:
The chocolates that we eat contains theobromine which is potentially toxic to the dogs. Theobromine is an alkalied that acts as a stimulant like caffeine does. Dogs, however, do not have a specific enzyme that humans use to break down theobromine. Thus, the theobromine can overstimulate the central nervous and cordiovascular system in dogs, causing them to have increased blood pressure, vomitting, dehydration, abdominal pains, seizures and even death. But the size and the breed of dog matters in the amount of theobromine it needs to reach the toxic level.

2.

25/06/16

Source: https://www.dailyscienceacademy.com/releases/2016/06/160620161136.htm

What I did:

I wanted to know more about nature and animals. So, I went to Science Daily to search for articles related to animals when I found this interesting article about a wasp rediscovered after many years.

Summary:

This rediscovered wasp was last found 101 years ago. The wasp feeds on the wood - boring beetle. This wood- boring beetle feeds on the black lotus tree which provides strong wood. This beetle was considered a serious pest that discouraged the planting of the black lotus plant. This also played an important role in American history. Thus the wasp will now allow the plantation of black lotus.

3.

25/06/16

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/released/2016/06/160616110241.htm

What i did:

I was looking through the internet for interesting articles about animals when I found this article about tadpoles that hatch in seconds to escape predators. It sounded really interesting and I started reading the articles.

Summary:

Tadpoles of red- eyed tree frog hatch when they sense danger. They come out just in time to escape other predators like snakes. This has been proved by a big research.

4.

26/06/16

Source: www.livescience.com

Summary:

The sea is a home as well as a toilet too many of the marine animals. The whale mainly contributes to this. The whale which is huge in size urinates about 196 gallons a day. Even though this sound dirty this acts as an nutrient to the sea.

5.
26/06

Source mordendogmagazine.com

The poodle named sailor broke the guniess world record walking on her hind legs pushing trolleys and walked 10meter is 33 seconds.






Saturday, 25 June 2016

Goh Cheng Yang Learning Logs

June week 3

Date: 25/6/16    3:43pm

Source: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/nurses-make-house-calls-at-click-of-mouse

What I did: I was looking through The Straight's Times website         

                   online

Summary: Caregivers can call for a nurse to go to their house to 
                  help with caring for their loved ones instead of going to 
                  the hospital, which is unnecessary when there is no 
                  emergency.

What I learned:


New words:     Jaga- means "to guard" in Malay.

About the article: This is one of the best solutions for caregivers to reduce stress when caring for their
                             loved ones, and also helps save time in hospitals when caregivers do not know
                             what to do. The nurses can easily travel to their houses at the press of a button and
                             help to care for the patient. Not only can they help in caring for the patient (like
                             changing their tubes or something), they can also do a checkup at the same time.
                             This really helps a lot.






Date: 25/6/16    3:57pm

Source: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/man-gets-6-years-jail-for-gruesome-attack-with-parang

What I did: I was looking through The Straight's Times website         

                   online

Summary: Man gets 6-years jail for parang attack

What I learned:


Not everything needs to be revenged. After finding out that his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend cheated on her, he lured him to a warehouse and slashed him with a parang, causing him to get cuts, a fractured skull and his intestines spill out of his abdominal wound. Not everyone deserves to be slashed to this extent, even if they cheated on their ex. Revenge is really scary.



Date: 25/6/16    4:05pm

Source: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/death-of-2-year-old-boy-mum-boyfriend-convicted-of-child-abuse

What I did: I was looking through The Straight's Times website         
                   online

Summary: Cleaners Zaidah, 41, and her boyfriend, Zaini Jamari, 46, were convicted of three charges of child abuse and one count each of causing grievous hurt.

What I learned: 


People can be really harsh on others. It is really very cold-hearted. I hope that people will not learn from them and repeat the same mistakes. It is already bad enough for people to abuse animals, but now this? The boy died! How I wish the couple could have been charged for murder, not because I hate them or because they killed, but because they caused suffering to the poor child. I just cannot stand his suffering and leave it lying there. Is there no justice for these kind of people?



Date: 25/6/16    4:20pm

Source: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/manpower/construction-firms-to-pay-lower-levies-for-experienced-foreign-workers-trained-in

What I did: I was looking through The Straight's Times website         
                   online

Summary: construction firms can pay lower levies for 
                  experienced foreign workers trained in safety, in a 
                  move to encourage bosses to send lower-skilled 
                  workers for courses.

What I learned: 


New words: Levies- meaning tax

From the article: Singapore is trying to lower the death toll caused by deaths of construction workers.
                            I feel that this is great. People are paying more attention to the safety of others. It
                            can even make the world a better place.



Date: 25/6/16    4:26pm

Source: 
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/body-of-man-who-died-while-watching-horror-film-the-conjuring-2-goes-missing-report

What I did: I was looking through The Straight's Times website         
                   online

Summary: A 65-year old man died of suspected heart attack while 
                  watching The Conjuring 2. His friend brought him to a 
                  hospital where he was declared dead. The man's body 
                  and his friend both disappeared when his friend brought 
                  him to another hospital for an autopsy.

What I learned:


Do not go to a movie that you do not dare to watch. It is really scary how that man died at the movie. Furthermore, he and his friend both "mysteriously" disappeared. Though, I suspect that his friend killed him and disappeared with the body to get away. However, I will not jump to conclusions. Let us all wait for the reports.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Rishi's Learning Logs

June week 2
Source:https://sg.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/amazon-jaguar-shot-after-olympic-torch-lighting-ceremony-222729192.html
Author:Jay Busbee

What I did:I was reading the news
What I learnt:Don't keep chained animals next to a symbol that represents freedom and unity.
Words I did not know:None
Summary:When lighting the Olympic flame in Rio, a man shot a chained Jaguar that was approaching him.

June Week 2
Source:https://sg.news.yahoo.com/doctors-told-this-soldier-he-would-never-walk-132855943.html
Author:Jill Foster
What I did:I was reading the news
What I learnt: Don't predict the future.
Words I did not know: None

Summary: A man injured in a war was told that he could never walk again, but he did.

June Week 4
Source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/22/japan-and-russia-finally-begin-talks-on-signing-world-war-two-pe/
Author:Staff
What I did:I was reading the news
What I learnt: Don't hold grudges
Words I did not know: None
Summary:Japan and Russia begin peace talks.

June week 4
Source :http://www.hngn.com/articles/201039/20160622/earth-moon-second-moon-nasa.htm
Author:Staff
What I did:I was reading the news
What I learnt: Don't take things at first glance
Words I did not know:None
Summary: Nasa discovers a tiny asteroid orbiting earth.

June week 4
Source:https://sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-airlines-plane-catches-fire-during-002052201.html
Author:Staff
What I did:I was reading the news
What I learnt: Be safe
Words I did not know: None
Summary:A Singapore Airlines flight caught on fire at Changi airport.



Learning Log by Ray Wehn

Date: 13 June 2016
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/being-with-the-fish-its-a-job-to-dive-for
Author: Rachel Oh ( I'm actually serious )
What I did: I was looking through the news...
What I learnt: Being a diver isn't that bad after all.
Words I do not know: nostalgia - a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.
Summary: Mr Chan, a diver from the Underwater Sea World Singapore, loves diving in there to feed the fishes. He treats the fishes like his babies, as stated in the article. The article talks about how much Mr Chan enjoys his job as a diver.

Date: 22 June 2016
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/singapore-woman-jailed-for-helping-nigerian-con-man
What I did:  I was looking through the news
What I learnt:  Never trust a con man ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Jokes aside, I learnt to watch out for scammers/con man when using the internet.
Words I do not know:   I do not know
Summary: $200000 worth of money have been cheated of victims by a Singaporean women working with a Nigerian con man who cheated through facebook and other online dating websites.

Date: 22 June 2016
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/central-narcotics-bureau-warns-of-fake-officer-requesting-for-money-via
What I did: I was looking through the news
What I learnt: We should always look out for trouble anywhere on the internet.
Words I do not know: None
Summary: A person has been impersonating a CNB officer and has been asking for money through "WhatsApp"

Date: 22 June 2016
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/motorist-gets-2-weeks-jail-5-year-driving-ban-for-causing-death-of-elderly
What I did: I was looking through the news again.
What I learnt: We should always watch out for incoming vehicles and be safe on the road.
Words I do not know:  None
Summary: A motorist, Mr Cheng,  gets jailed in prison for colliding into an elderly pedestrian and causing her death.

Date: 30 March 2016
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/elderly-woman-killed-after-taxi-hits-her-in-a-bedok-north-carpark-as-she-was
What I did: I was looking through the news apparently.
What I learnt: Car accidents can happen almost anywhere and at anytime.
Words I do not know: cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Summary: Madam Poh was collecting cardboard when a taxi reversed in high speeds and crashed into her twice, causing her death.

Learning Logs (Raena)

Date: 14 June 2016
What I did: I was on social media and this article caught my attention.
What I learnt:
Vigil: An instance of keeping awake during normal sleeping hours, especially to keep watch or pray.
Summary:
Many Singaporeans came together to remember the victims of the Orlando shooting. They held electric candles, sang songs such as ‘Heal The World’ and held a minute of silence.

Date: 16 June 2016
What I did: I was checking for the latest news on the Straits Times website when I chanced upon this article.
What I learnt:
Haemorrhage: A heavy release of blood within or from a body.
Summary:
A car with a family of four crashed into a tree along Lentor Avenue. The mother was pronounced dead at the scene and her husband has been arrested for causing death by a rash act. The two boys, aged three and six, suffered serious injuries to the head and spinal injuries respectively.

Date: 18 June 2016
What I did:I was on social media and I saw this article in my feed.
What I learnt:
Scuffle: A rough disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters
Summary:
A bus driver’s daughter was angered when a woman entered the bus with a drink and started yelling at her. When she was told to calm down as she was scaring the woman’s daughter, she choked the ten-year-old and chased the girl around the interchange when she escaped. The next day, she attacked a fourteen-year-old for a similar reason and got into a fight with her mother.

Date: 6 June 2016
What I did: I wanted to know more about Singapore’s crime history so I looked for articles on the Straits Times.
What I learnt:
Tumultuous: Noisy and disorderly
Perpetual: Lasting forever, or for an indefinitely long time
Summary:
A man, who was treated badly by his lover, killed her and her daughter with a knife in a fit of rage. He then went to the kitchen to get a different weapon before attacking their flatmates. He slashed the fifteen-year-old girl while her mother ran out. She tried to escape from the kitchen window and was hanging from a bamboo pole, where the man cut her fingers and she fell to her death. He went back to the room and continued slashing the girl, who survived the ordeal.

Date: 22June 2016
What I did: I read the newspapers and this article caught my attention.
What I learnt:
Presumptive: Based on presumption, probability, conjecture, hypothesis or belief
Summary:
A British teenager learnt to shoot at a shooting range a day before going to Donald
Trump’s rally at Las Vegas. There, he struck up a conversation with a police officer and tried to grab his gun to end Donald Trump’s life. He failed and was arrested.

Monday, 20 June 2016

ILL (Roshan)

ILL 1
June Holidays Week 2
11am-12.00pm

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/police-arrest-63-year-old-toyota-camry-driver-filmed-knocking-down-motorcycle-on-aye

What I did: I was browsing the internet and came across this article 

What I learnt: 

Words I Do not Know:

Summary: Police arrest 63-year-old Toyota Camry driver filmed knocking down motorcycle on AYE. This kind of driver should not be allowed on the road - he appears to have an attitude problem," she said, adding that four eyewitnesses had come forward with their accounts of the incident. 
"We had not done anything to aggravate him and yet he started behaving aggressively towards us." told a dental assistant who assisted in the operation of the injured victim.
ILL 2
June Holidays Week 2
1.00pm-2pm
Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/apple-iphones-found-to-have-violated-chinese-rivals-patent
What I did: Browsing the Internet onTechnology 
What I learned: China is starting to focus more on technology. 
Summary: Apple iPhones found to have violated Chinese rival's patent
ILL 3
June Holidays Week 3
10.30am-11am
source: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/football/football-vardy-will-stay-at-leicester-says-arsenals-wenger
What I did:  Looking At football news.  
Summary: Vardy will stay at Leicester city when Wenger wanted to buy him during the transfer window but then he concluded that he will not be moving anywhere. 
ILL 4
June Holidays Week 4
11am-12pm
Source: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/tips-on-how-to-keep-your-kids-safe-on-vacation-disney-alligator-harambe-cincinnati-zoo/


What I did: Saw an Ad and clicked it to get to the website.

Summary: A family experienced an Aligator encounter at Disney resort. Then they started giving tips on how to keep children safe.

ILL 5
June Holidays Week 4
12pm-1pm
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/motoring/c-the-difference
What I Did: Looking at cars
Summary: The new C Coupe from Mercedes-Benz was turning out to be as good as they expected it to be a sensational sale for BENZ!



Learning Log

15 June
4.44pm-4.54pm

Source:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3639878/Policeman-stabbed-death-outside-Paris-home-attacker-holding-officer-s-wife-son-hostage.html

What I Did
I read some things about ISIS on the internet

What I Learnt
masonic-relating to masonry or freemasons

Summary
A policeman and his wife had been killed in their home in the US by an ISIS attacker who also released a livestream on Facebook hintig that they will be attacking during Euro 2016. The police stormed the house and shot him dead shortly after, they found that the only survivor in this ordeal is the deceased's son who is unharmed.


16 June
3.23pm-3.33pm

Source:http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-21710644

What I Did
I read some things about North Korea on the internet

What I Learnt
misogynist-someone who looks down on women
bellicose-aggressive/hostile

Summary
It has still not been really clear when and where North Korea will use their nuclear missles. However North Korea has been preparing a lot of Nuclear warheads and has been threatening repeatedly to strike South Korea.


17 June
3.19pm-3.29pm

Source:http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35370848

What I Did
I read some things about Zika Virus on the internet

What I Learnt
conjunctivitis-Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye

Summary

The world health organisation has declared that the Zika Virus is a global health emergency


20 June
1.13pm-1.23pm

Source:http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/54-year-old-man-becomes-first-in-singapore-to-donate-liver-to-a-complete-stranger

What I Did
I read the first article on straits times.

What I Learnt
glycogen- carbohydrate stored in the body that converts to glucose when needed.
benign-mild
Summary
A 54-year old man donated his liver to a complete stranger, a 16 year old kindheartedly.

21 June
9.30am-9.40am

Source:http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/15/bramble-cay-melomys-hedgehog-extinction-connection-with-nature

What I Did
I read about endangered animals

What I Learnt
inundating-flood

Summary
The first animal species is extinct because of climate change, and we have to do something about it as the hedgehog might be next.

21 June
9.40am-9.50am

Source:http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/starbucks-customer-sees-unsold-food-being-discarded-gives-it-migrant-workers-instead

What I Did
I read news about starbucks

What I Learnt
impromptu- Improvised
Summary
A middle aged women saw unsold food about to be thrown away and takes it to the foreign workers for them to eat.


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Learning Logs (Lim Hong Wei)

ILL 1
June Holidays Week 2
10.30am-11.00am

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/underwater-world-singapore-to-close-on-june-26-with-lease-ending-public-to-enjoy-lower

What I did: I did not want to spend my June Holidays only at home so I searched for what I could do when I came across this article.

What I learned:

Words I do not understand:

- Oceanarium: a large seawater aquarium in which marine animals are kept for study and public entertainment
- Geriatricrelating to old people, especially with regard to their health care 

Summary:
Underwater World Singapore has been opened for 25 years and as the lease for the Sentosa premises is expiring in two years, there will be an early closure such that there would be sufficient time to transfer the marine life in there. There will be the lowering of ticket prices to its original 1991 opening price from June 7.


ILL 2
June Holidays Week 2
1.00pm-1.30pm

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/crash-child-destroys-lego-sculpture-that-took-3-days-to-build

What I did:
I was researching on some Lego sets when I came across this article.

What I learned:
The Disney Film Zootopia was very popular among Chinese moviegoers.

Summary: 
A Chinese fan of Disney's Zootopia built a large-scaled Nick Wilde the Fox in 72 hours non-stop and put it up for an exhibition. Although there was a "Do Not Touch" sign, a four-year old child put his hand on the statue and broke it.


ILL 3
June Holidays Week 3
10.30am-11.00am

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/games-apps/e3-2016-microsoft-announces-slimmer-xbox-one-s-more-powerful-project-scorpio

What I did:
I wanted to find out what was revealed at the gaming convention E3 this year.

What I learned:
Words I do not understand:
-extravaganza: an elaborate and spectacular entertainment or production

Summary:

There is a new and slimmer version of Xbox One coming out soon. It will be coming out at the end of the next year and will also be 40% smaller than the Xbox One. Xbox One games would also soon be able to be played on the Windows platforms.


ILL 4

June Holidays Week 3

6.00pm-6.30pm

Source: http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36566866

What I did: 
As I watched the Euro Cup France 2016 England's match against Wales, I wanted to see what the media thought of Joe Hart's failure at saving the free kick from Gareth Bale 32 yards away.

What I learned:

Words I do not understand:
- fraternity: a group of people sharing a common profession or interests

Summary:

It turns out Joe Hart was actually nervous and made a wrong choice by having a wall when the free kick was taken a such a distance. However only if Joe Hart gets injured would coach Hodgson substitute him with another goalkeeper as he was England's best bet.


ILL 5
June Holidays Week 4

2.30pm-3.00pm

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/police-arrest-19-year-old-suspected-of-cheating-victims-who-made-online

What I did:
I was just surfing the web when this article popped up. As it was about Universal Studios Singapore, I was immediately attracted.

What I learned:

Words I do not understand:
-penal code: a document which compiles all, or a significant amount of, a particular jurisdiction's criminal law
-reputable: having a good reputation

Summary:

A nineteen-year-old teenager was arrested for his suspected involvement in several online scams. The victims paid advance payment for discounted Universal Studios Singapore tickets. When the victims did not receive their tickets, they reported to the police and the police arrested the suspect along New Bridge Road on Monday, June 20th.

Friday, 17 June 2016

Learning Logs (Rae)

Learning Log 1
June holidays week 2 
11am - 11.30am 
9 June 2016

Source

What I did
I went onto The Straits Times page to look up on current news to increase my general knowledge. I found an article which I was rather interested in - Government segregating secure systems for civil servants.

What I learnt
Espionage - the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
Segregate - set apart from the rest or from each other; isolate or divide

Summary
Cybercrime and espionage have been an issue for the government. Thus, to solve this issue, they had decided to segregate secure email systems from other activities such as web surfing and transacting. Mr Lee Hsien Loong has clarified that this measure is not to cut off civil servant’s internet access as he understands that having internet access is indispensable in order to access information transact and deliver information to the citizens.



Learning Log 2
June holidays week 2
3pm - 3.30 pm
9 June 2016

Source

What I did
I looked up the internet for interesting news and I found an article which caught my attention. It was regarding a 7-year-old Japanese boy who survived a whole week without food in a forest 

What I learnt 
Forage - search widely for food or provisions

Summary
A 7-year-old Japanese boy was left in the forest by his parents as a form of punishment for throwing rocks at a car, but after they went back to the forest after some time, he disappeared and could not be found for the next six days. It was only recently when a group of soldiers spotted him in one of a cabins in a forest military base. The boy had survived in the cabin by drinking from a tap and sleeping between two mattresses to keep himself warm at night.




Learning Log 3
June Holidays week 3
2pm - 2.30pm
13 June 2016

Source

What I did
I wanted to find out more about the world’s happenings thus I browsed the web for interesting articles and I found one regarding a terrorist attack in Shanghai.

What I learnt
disgruntle - angry or dissatisfied 
cavernous - like a cavern in size, shape, or atmosphere.


Summary
A man from Shanghai hurled home-made explosive bombs at the main international Shanghai airport which caused injuries of four people. He later attempted suicide by slashing his neck and is in critical condition. 


Learning Log 4
June Holidays week 3
11pm - 11.30pm
16 June 2016

Source

What I did
I looked up The Straits Times for recent news and found one regarding an accident that took place

What I learnt
Vocational - relating to an occupation or employment
Mitigation - The act of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painful of something

Summary
A 22-year-old full-time national service man caused the death of a couple on a motorcycle when he was driving his friend's minibus. One of the victims, was pronounced dead at 3.15pm on the same day while his wife, who hit her chest on the dashboard, died three days later.  He pleaded guilty to the charge of causing their deaths due to his negligence.The driver was also charged for driving the minibus without a vocational licence. 


Learning Log 5
June holidays week 3
12.30 pm - 1pm
18 June 2016

Source
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/scdf-rescues-11-trapped-in-vehicles-by-flash-flood-in-jurong-west

What I did
I decided to look up the internet for interesting news to increase my general knowledge

What I learnt
Wading - walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance

Summary
The SCDF rescued 11 people trapped in 3 different vehicles by a flash flood along Enterprise Road in Jurong West on 17 June, a Friday. The water level was up to knee-high in the vehicles, with those trapped donning life vests provided by SCDF as they were taken to safety. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.