A poem, inspired by the novel Inside Out & Back Again

During my Literacy class, I had a marvelous opportunity to read an outstanding book I have never heard of. Inside Out & Back Again, by Thannhha Lai, is a verse novel based on the journey of a young little girl, Ha, who fled from her native country to a new country. As an inspiration from what we’ve read, I and my classmates wrote each a gorgeous poem. This poem dedicated from a perspective of a character that went similar life experience as Ha from the novel. Please enjoy reading my poem about this character that has been forced to flee her home country for a safer place. 

Photo from Diacritics.org

Me, sitting under the shadow, 

Of this old world. 


Without any work to do, 

Anyone to play with, 

I ended up here. 


In a quiet place,

Giving me a state of serenity, 

At the same time, with water all of my body. 


Upon the branches, 

The soft voice of the bird is singing, 

Intended to express their bliss. 


Unfortunately, my mouth isn’t singing as the bird

But my stomach does

It is growling 


I am a Kurd, 

Moved from Iran, 

Are what my mom used to tell me, 


I was born to be here in Turkey, 

In a refugee camp, 

To be craved for food, 

To be slumbered in a small tent, 

For nine of us. 


Mom, we are Kurd, and…we are here?

Was what I once asked my mom


Jihan, my little girl

That’s why we need to endure such these

We have nowhere; we have no spot, 

But what we have is an identity, 

To be a Kurd 


A young little girl as me, 

Realize that I have no country, 

Cognize my own self, 

At that juncture. 


Is it faith that I have nowhere, 

To go, 

To breath with contentment, 

To gulp my favorite food. 


Part II


Days passed, we are fortunate, 

When missionaries, 

Sponsor us to come to America. 

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Your happiness with your homework (R5)

How to be happy when you have a lot of homework? (essay)

By : SaraVotey Mom

Have you been feeling pressured about having a lot of homework that you can’t even submit them on time?​ Homework can often feel a little stressful or boring but it handles with numerous positive purposes. Unfortunately, if you are at study age it’s all part of student life. It’s the way of how your teacher evaluates how much you understand of what’s going on in class or to help you better understand the subjects that you’re studying. One major point that every student should be aware of is that all of those tasks and assignments are there to benefit you and your learning. However, having happiness while at your study age, as well as doing your homework is such a crucial point since it’s only the thing that motivates and encourage you through the journey of your learning. Fortunately, if you think you have a hard time doing your homework, there are some wonderful steps you can follow. I guarantee you will quickly become accustomed to doing any kind of homework with full of joy, as well as having a beaming smile on your face.                         


1). Plan out your task and time: Homework is from different classes with different types. Some of them might take a long term to finish, while others only require a short term to finish. If you have too much work, you should plan out with the list of tasks and works. In addition, it’s best if you attach the duration of those works with the time you are going to start and finish. For instance, Emily Listmann, a Co-Authored of an article in wikihow.com, was saying, “You’ll feel happier and more productive if you’re studying during a time when you’re experiencing a peak in energy”. This could mean that you have the potential to finish your work early because you’ll be able to concentrate on your work. 

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Algebra in Math Class (R5)

Algebra is the way in which the letters or even other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities. It quite benefits to human daily life because it could play a role of representing other quantities that people are not sure about. First time, It might seem to be complicated for some students as the way it looks, including me. But as you explore future more, you could easily discovers the way to express those problems. In the algebra expression, there are relationship between positive and negative, too. As part of humanity, we usually don’t know the exact quantities of the things. However, as in mathematics, you can replace a letter to represent the the quantity you want to figure it out.

Find the value of y when x=10

y = 9x/5

y = 90/5

y = 8


ការប្រគួតប្រជែងរឿងខ្លី Khmer Short Story Competition

During the round 5th of the year, There was an event called “Khmer Literacy Event” which head in the Liger Leadership Academy. This event was to promote the literature and culture in Cambodia. This is an event, there was a competition called Khmer Short Story. Below is my Khmer short story that I’ve participated in the competition. Especially, I won first place. 

នៅក្នុងជុំទី៥នេះ មានកម្មវិធីមួយដែលហៅថា ទិវាអក្សរសិល្ប៍និងវប្បធម៏ខ្មែរ ត្រូវបានប្រារព្ធនៅ សាលា ភាពជាអ្នកដឹកនាំ ឡៃហ្គឹរ។​ កម្មវិធីនេះ ត្រូវបានប្រារព្ធឡើង ដើម្បីលើកកម្ពស់់ អក្សរសាស្រ្ត និងវប្បធម៏ នៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ ម្យ៉ាងវិញទៀត នៅក្នុងកម្មវិធីនេះបានការការប្រគួតប្រជែងរឿងខ្លីផងដែរ។ ខាងក្រោមនេះ គឺជារឿងខ្លីដែល ខ្ញុំបាននិពន្ធក្នុងការប្រគួតនេះ  ហើយខ្ញុំក៏ត្រូវបានជ្រើសរើស បានចំណាប់ថ្នាក់ លេខមួយ។


រឿង ព្រហ្មលិខិតរបស់វិសិដ្ឋ (Viseth’s Destiny)

ដោយស្មេរ  មុំ សារ៉ាវត្តី

នាវេលាព្រឹកមួយ សិស្សានុសិស្សនៅសាលាអនុវិទ្យាល័យមួយ បាននាំគ្នាដើរចូលថ្នាក់រៀងៗខ្លួន ដើម្បីចូលរៀន។ បុឹង បុឹង មួយសន្ទុះក្រោយមក ពេលវេលាចេញ​​​​​លេង ក៏បានមកដល់។ ក្នុងនោះដែរ មានសិស្សានុសិស្សចំនួន៤ នាក់បានដើរចេញពីថ្នាក់ ដោយមានការសន្ទនា យ៉ាងសប្បាយរីករាយ ផងដែរ។ ក្នុងនោះមានសិស្សស្រីបីនាក់ ដែលមានឈ្មោះថា ធារី វ៉ាន់ឌី និងយ៉ាយ៉ា ព្រមទាំងសិស្សប្រុសម្នាក់ ដែលមានឈ្មោះថា វិសិដ្ឋ។​ ធារីក៏បានសួរទៅកាន់វិសិដ្ឋថា “ អេ អាខ្ទើយ ឯងបានយកអីពីផ្ទះផ្ញើពួកយើងអត់ហ្នឹង ”។ វ៉ាន់ឌីក៏បានបន្ត “ អឺ មានយកមកអត់ហ្នឹង ”។ វិសិដ្ឋ បានឆ្លើយថា “ ចា ចា ជិតស្និទ្ធជាមួយពួកឯងយូរហើយ នាងខ្ញុំមិនដែលភ្លេចទេ ខំឡើងបេះស្វាយ ហើយបុកអំបិលម្ទេស យ៉ាងឆ្ងាញ់ឯណោះ ”។ “ អឺ ល្អណាស់អាខ្ទើយនេះ ចេះយកចិត្តពួកយើងទៀត ” យ៉ាយ៉ាបន្ថែម ។ មួយសន្ទុះក្រោយ​មក សម្លេងមួយក៏បានបន្ទរឡើង “ តោះ តោះ រៀបចំស្វាយទុកដាក់វិញ ដល់ម៉ោងចូលរៀនហើយ ”។ បន្ទាប់ពីនោះមក ពេលដែលសិស្សទាំងអស់កំពុងនៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ លោកគ្រូបន្ទុកថ្នាក់ក៏បាននិយាយថា “ មើលកូនៗ តើកូនណាពីរនាក់ ស្ម័គ្រចិត្តអានអត្ថបទ ការសន្ទនារបស់មេរៀនយើង ថ្ងៃនេះបានទេ? ”។ ពេលដែលលោកគ្រូ និយាយដូច្នេះភ្លាម វិសិដ្ឋក៏បានលើកដៃឡើងយ៉ាងរហ័ស។ ទន្ទឹមនឹងនេះ ក៏មានសម្លេងមួយបន្ទរថា “លោកគ្រូៗ នុះអាប៉េដេ លើកដៃហើយឲ្យវាទៅ ”។ សិស្សនៅក្នុងថ្នាក់ទាំងអស់ បានអស់សំណោច ដោយពាក្យសម្ដីមួយនេះ។ លោកគ្រូក៏បាននិយាយ​ “ អូ វិសិដ្ឋ  ដូច្នេះតើកូនណា ស្ម័គ្រចិត្តម្នាក់ទៀតបានទេ ”។ ២នាទីក្រោយមក មិនមាននរណាម្នាក់លើកដៃឡើយ។ លើកនេះ លោកគ្រូក៏បានចាប់ហៅ សុធា ដែលអង្គុយជួរខាងមុខ។ ប៉ុន្ដែសុធាក៏បានយកលេស ហើយនិយាយថា “ លោកគ្រូៗ ខ្ញុំមិនចង់អាន ជាមួយនឹងអាខ្ទើយនឹងទេ វាអានម្ញុិកម្ញ៉ក់ដូចស្រីអញ្ចឹង ខ្ងុំខ្លាចកាត់ចរិក ដូចវាដែរ ”។

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Exploring through Adobe Photoshop (Round5)

Diversity of skills, basics of technology and multimedia have been discovered throughout the year. It incorporated as individual and teamwork tasks. This year, we discovered many technology and multimedia huge areas such as Adobe tools, photography/videography basics, and Python programming. Since this is the last round of the year, as a learner we chose a topic that we want to cover and learn more about. Through the improvement of the project, I explored my interest in Photoshop, which a fact that I chose this skill to work on. Throughout the journey of working with Adobe Photoshop, I could transfer all of my pictures into the sense of gorgeous. As working on Adobe Photoshop, I decided to work and generate on Ink Smudge Effect. It is the process of putting the ink smudge with some paint brush on the picture. As the limited of time on the previous round of working in Photoshop, I didn’t know much materials yet before I additionally worked on this project. However, after I explored this concepts, I clearly have an idea how exactly Photoshop works. I was learning this with one of my friends and we learned by watching a YouTube Video tutorial of how to create Ink Smudge in Photoshop. As things were going, there were also some challenge that I met. One of them was that, When I and my friend watch the video and practice in Photoshop, We were not really sure about how the function and materials works and why we need them for our photo. But as we tried our best of listen to the instructions and practice in our own, We could figure out and solve all of those problems easily. I think that this project gave a lot of advantages to me on the course of Adobe Photoshop. In addition, by working in this project it makes me to be passionate on Photoshop and edit beautiful photo in my own free time.


Motion & Distance

Can you give some examples of motions? But first of all, lets me give a simple definition of what motion is. Basically, Motion is the act, process of moving, or the change of position. Many many things around you are moving, which means it relates to the process of motion. For example, I ride my bike to my house, it means I am in motion.

Distance : Distance is the length of the route between two points, which are the starting and finishing line. The SI unit for distance is the meter.

(1 m = 3.28ft), ( 1 cm = 0.01 m), ( 1 km = 1000 m)

What is Percentage?

Percentage was a main topic that we focus on in my class this round. In my opinion, percent is an important part of our every life. It relates to the discount in a shop, the charge or interest in the banks, increase in value, commission, etc. For example, after I’ve learned how to calculate percentage, whenever I go to different shops with discount, I know really clearly of how to calculate which of how much the shop has discounted.

Below are some examples of percentage, Please take a guest of the right answers


  • What is 40% of 300?
    • 110
    • 115
    • 120
    • 130



  • Votey earns $800 a month. She gives 20% of the money to charity. How much money does Votey give to the charity?
    • 200
    • 160
    • 300
    • 320



There is only one happiness in this life – to love and be loved. (By George Sand)

On a day on the 4th round, It was World Poetry Day!!! Our teacher let me choose a text or phrase that I’ve recently read, or Ted Talk video I’ve recently watch to get inspire me to write a Golden Shovel poem. Basically, Golden Shovel poem is a poem which you take a line from a poem or quotes you admire and use each word in the line as an end word on the line on your poem with order. For example, you take a quote with eight words, so your poem has to be eighth lines.

My inspire quote: There is only one happiness in this life – to love and be loved  (By George Sand)

Success and victorious are waiting for her there

Getting the destination determined who she is

Needed to help herself, the one and only

There are no two, but just one

Which is herself, the one who brings her happiness

Plus, it’s not outside, it’s in

The heart of compassion that found in this

The piece throughout her life

Spreading her true heart to

Everyone and everything that needs love

Her family, her friends and

Be the person she wants to be

And throughout her life, she will always receive loved.

By Votey

Python Programming

In the 4th round of Multimedia/technology, we continued our lesson which related to Python Programming. By this time, I’ve an idea of what exactly the basic of python is, as well as having a lot of new experiences related to the concept. In addition, this round we discovered some new Python areas such as functions, lists, and dictionaries. Throughout the learning of programming, challenges are always there, however it attached with positive solutions that I’ve put all of my effort into. One of an example of projects that I’ve worked in this class is called Where is the Space Station? Basically, in this project we use a web service to find out the current location of the International Space Station and plot in its location on the map. This project was really fascinating for me. However, there are some challenge I’ve met which took a period of time for me to solve. The challenge wants us to add the script so that is also prints out the craft that the astronauts is in with their name. At that time, My mind was trying to think of the best solution as I can. My first strategy on this challenge was just to add a string, which say (“In ISS”). But later on, I don’t think it is the best or the right answer at all. So, by this time, I went to the instruction page again and try to read and read those instruction again and again. Then, I’ve come up with a new idea so I quickly went to the code club to change it and let see if it works. My idea was to called up the value of craft. And it worked, I was really amazed at that time. What I learned from this project is about reading instruction again and again and make sure that I understand clearly on that area before I move on.

Here is a piece of my challenge code

STEM, Round 3

Carbon !!, Did you know that all living things contain carbon? It’s including you. Human contains 18% percent of carbon. Carbon is a nonmetallic element in the periodic table with the symbol of C. It has the atomic number of 6, which means it has 6 electrons and 4 valence electron. Valence electrons are the outer energy level of an atom.

  • Carbon Cycle

Carbon Cycle is the cycle of carbon between different living organism on earth and atmosphere, though some processes like photosynthesis, respiration, combustion, and decomposition. During photosynthesis, plants use the sunlight to produce its own food. In Respiration, they are doing the process the releasing gas to the atmosphere. In addition, Combustion is the process of burning fossil fuel. Meanwhile, decomposition is when the dead organisms are broken down by bacteria and fungi.

  • Our experiment

Ingredients: Baking soda, Sugar, alcohol, sand.

Equipment: Mathes, bowl, aluminum foil

Our experiment is about the Black Snake. First, we’ve put the sand in a bowl. Then, we put the mixture of baking soda and sugar into the bowl and pour some alcohol in some place around the

Bowl and fire the matches and throw into the bowl. Then, the result was that we could see the small black ash in that plate.

  • My opinion of this experiment

I think, during this process the carbon ash flote up because of the carbon dioxide trying to get out through the ash. It might cause some kind of reactions between sugar, sodium bicarbonate, and alcohol that create heat. According to the formula of these ingredients, one of them might lead to makes carbon dioxide gas which I think sodium bicarbonate has the highest chance (NaHCo3). And the pressure of the carbon dioxide gas pushes and create the black snakes.