In Liger, all the students are native Khmer, but we learned English Literacy in our class. In the first term of school year, we focusing on one theme which is about root words and it’s basically about ancient and history of English language which had create from different period of time. We also learn about the timeline of different things happen that related to the language every year. As our school is a based learning school, we also watching different videos, work on some poem and read fiction and non-fiction articles that related to our theme. As I learn through this, I know that some of the English words are from Greek or even Latin. I as a Cambodian student with classmates also correlate the theme to Cambodia language that some of the Khmer words are from French because of the French Colonization in the past. I really enjoy learning this theme.
In mathematics class, we are learning about different things, but in this term mostly we are learning about fraction. It’s one of the lesson from our math book called Primary Mathematics 5A. It’s easy to learn how to calculate different things, but it will be more easy if I practice time to time. Also, In math class, calculation is not a problem, but the hard things to do is word problem which is not my first language. Even though, it is hard for me, but I still love it because it’s challenging with make my brain work faster.
For this first school year, we are starting learning Computer Science and Multimedia. I learn how to use Adobe In-design, Adobe Light room and Adobe Photoshop. I learn a lot from this study and I know how to use the platform, editing and creating my own poster or even book. I enjoy learning this kind of things because it is challenge for me with different tools and it is useful for most of the occupation that people need nowadays. To learn this I need time and practice, but I never regret what I have learn because it has their own benefit. To future, I wish I could learn more about Adobe and can use every types of it.
In STEM, we are focusing on one theme which is Physical Science. Now, we are learning about matter. How matters are made and different kind of matter. One things that make up matter is atom. For the last two week of this term, we are learning and researching about atom and what create atom. We knew that atom is the particle that can’t with our naked eyes, but there are quarks that create neutrons and protons inside the atom. Scientist found out that quarks is smallest particle that they have found. There are should be smaller particle than quark, but this the only things we know for now. This lesson is new and make more ideas for our Cambodian students in Liger including me.
In Khmer Literacy, I have learn a lot about different Khmer poems that has been made in the past. There are different kind of poems and we are working on different kind of poem to publish a Khmer poem book in this November, 2018.
នៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ភាសាខ្មែរ ខ្ញុំបានសិក្សាអំពីប្រភេទកំណាព្យខុសៗគ្នា ដែលបានបង្កើតឡើង តាំងពីសម័យបុរាណមកម្ល៉េះ។ កំណាព្យខ្មែរទាំងអស់មានប្រភេទខុសៗគ្នាច្រើន ហើយពួកខ្ញុំកំពុងតែ ធ្វើការទៅលើកំណាព្យទាំងនោះ ដើម្បីបង្កើតកំណាព្យខហខ្មែរ នៅក្នុងខែវិច្ឆិការ ឆ្នាំ ២០១៨ នេះ។
To start the new school year of 2018-2019, I have been in one of the explorations called Traveling Community Theater. This exploration is very different from my personality and my hobbies. It’s basically related to marketing, mechanic and interior design. I have been assigned to be a manager of team with one of my friends. I have 7 weeks for this project, but there are still more we need to work on for this exploration. We working different things by challenging ourselves seeing different kind of trucks, ideas and how to build it. Our team also go on trip to do some survey about theater in rural some areas located in Kampong Cham and T’bong Khmum. By doing many things, I learn a lot by communicating not telling as a manager, interviewing along with different Cambodian personality, solutions for buying truck, strategies for building it and work together as a team to make our dream come true. I really love and enjoy doing this exploration with challenges I have never done before.