Grade 7 Reflections on our Unit “Sports et passe-temps à Québec”

1:  Most welsh people like to play rugby, especially in Spring and Autumn.  And boys likes to play soccer, rugby, and skateboarding.  One thing I have noticed is that nobody in this class wrote ‘Track and field’ as their favorite sport.  And also that people did not write water skiing as their favorite sport either.

U.S.A.- Football   U.K.- Rugby and soccer    Sweden- Skiing     Germany- Soccer and Bicycling     Japan- Baseball         People had different athletes that people liked.  The most famous athlete was a soccer played named, Zinedine Zindane.

2:  I like to play soccer in YIS.  Personally, I prefer swimming and tennis than volleyball.  I wish that YIS has a swmming pool and a tennis court, so I can join those sports at YIS.  I like basketball, rugby and soccer.  I have couple of reasons why I do not like those sports.  Firstly, the team that I am on teammate that we do not do much.  Secondly, because I am scared that the ball will hit on me.  Thirdly, my leg gets tired easily, and I am afraid that some day, while playing those sports, I will literally break my whole right leg.

I met them when we arrived at Negishi park.  When we first met, of course it was awkward, but I started to introduce myself to Misaki and Rinka, a Ishinomaki girls.  We start to talk how nervous we are about the cross country and encouraging each other.  Since I heard that Ishinomaki students were very fast runners from my friends, I thought that I would not be 1st place like last year.  I gave up thinking that I could do this.  For the first lap, I became first.  And one of Ishinomaki girl in 8th grade went past me.  To cheer her up, I said in Japanese, ‘Ganbattekudasai  頑張ってください’.  And for the rest of the race, she was first and I was second as a whole race.  After finsihing a hard, and long race, I went over to that 8th grade girl who was first and congratulated her.  And, of course, she congratulated me back.  I felt so happy and proud that I talked with a girl who was lucky to survive from the earthquake and the tsunami.  It felt really good and refreshing when running with those girls.  And my friends were right:  Ishinomaki students were fast 🙂

Q.3:  American Football has been played in the USA for about 120 years.  It was originally played as a type of rugby brought over from England, but it soon changed and got its own rules little by little.  The game soon was its own and looked nothing like rugby.
Since it was played in the USA alone, the rules, uniforms, play and strategies became very different than England and, by 1920, it was like the game we see today.  Because of safety concerns, pads and helmets were added in the 1930s, but that has also led to rougher play, which thrills the audience more.
Other sports came from Europe about 120 years ago, too, and became uniquely American because of distance from its home country.  For instance, baseball is said to come from cricket.
Basketball is one sport that was started in the USA.  In the late-1800s, a gym instructor in Massachusetts wanted to develop a game that people could play indoors during the harsh winter months.  He soon created basketball, which even now is played during the fall and winter in the US.
Q.4:   Voice excercises help me improve on my French.  By practising speaking French, it makes my speaking more smoother and more fluent.  Also, I go through my notes to remember the new techniques of writing and new vocabulary that we learn.  I say those notes and new vocabularies out loud because it helps me rememeber more.  I need to have better skills of concentration and skill of listening.  I think I am improving on my concentration skills, but not on my listening skills.  Because, sometimes, I miss out the instructions, I do different thing.  So, throughout this semester, I want to improve my listening and concentration at the same time.

Science Essay

Hello merry early christmas,

I have just finished an essay for science. The essay topic was a choose of several diseases, I chose H1N1. The things in my essay I am proud of is the amount I wrote as well as the type of scientific language I used. The main thing I found difficult was I don’t really get word limits that often so trying to get that far with kinda pressure did make it a bit harder for me.

French Paragraphs

En été, j’aime jouer au football. Au ycac avec des amis

En hiver, j’aime faire du ski et regarder la télé avec mes amis et famille.

J’aime jouer au football et au rugby avec mes amis et ma famille au YC & ac et au Pays de Galles avec ma famille.

Un célèbre athlète français est appelé Joakim Noah, il joue dans la NBA pour les Chicago Bulls. Le sport, il joue au basket-ball est appelé.

Mon sport national est appelé le rugby. Il y avait une coupe du monde de rugby cette année. Pays de Galles termine quatrième de la Coupe d’ensemble. Moi celeb en jouer au rugby pays du galles en James Hook et Leigh Halfpenny.

Merci d’avoir lu mon blog français

Jamie Machin

Art Journal reflection

In the art journal I did I used many different type’s of drawing’s and colour as well as the different types of writing. When I was looking over my visual journal one more time I realized that I had a type of drawing that I saw in Futurrama and I think that is what inspired me on day 2 on the hike. When I finished my journal I kept checking over it. It took me till about the 7th time to realize that there was something wrong, so I think I need to have a bit more of an eye when I look over my work. The things I think I did well on is use of writing as well as the use of imagination. I think my cons were that I didn’t put enough consternation in my work as well as the things we learned in class.


PE Cross Country time’s and goal’s

Hello all,

recently I have ran a 2.6 km run for my school with student’s that the school is sponsoring due to the March 11th earthquake 石巻市 (ishinomaki). However I am here to write a reflection on myself on the cross-country day. I had one process goal and one outcome goal. The process goal is something that you would try to achive to get your outcome goal. I had two of them one of them was not to run with my friend., the other was not to walk during every practice. An outcome goal is a goal that you would try to achive over the cross country unit. I had one outcome goal and that was for every practice and the actual race to be 5 minutes better than my last years best, which was 17minutes and 30 seconds, so therefore I did achive my outcome goal. In the time between the first practice and the actual cross country day I went out for a 30 minute jog and the park outside my house, which is 0.37 miles, three times a week.




Thank you for reading my blog entry.


Japanise Earthqauke ( extra credit )


My name is Jamie I am 11 years of age and I was involed in the Japanise earthquake. I have asked to be your pen pal untill you come to YIS. Well the school hasnt changed but Japan its self has. The way the Japanise are and they cant eat one of their main dishes now and that is fish and/or squid and that has a major affect as well as the sking witch is used with snow and sking is up north so thats around where Shibuya and no one is taking a risk. So thats about it.

Best regards



this was an extra credit asiment witch was to send a hyperthetical e-mail to a student hyperthetical one and tell them as a pen pal what its like here in Japan.

Japanise Earthquake

I was in the Japan earthquke and I have been told to write about it in my blog.

After the earthquke we were just waited for about an hour, before the only contact we had with anyone else outside the school, was with the computers. The first thought that came to my mind was I need to e-mail my dad and I couldnt e-mail my mum because she had been on flight from guam and so she had to go back. So I go on my gmail and I e-mail my Dad then five minutes later I get an e-mail back saying ” I’m on the highway its jam packed I will be a while”. So then I thought ” what other way can I get in touch with my mum to let her know that I’m ok. Facebook! She wont see strait away but still hopefuly she will see it. The advantiges were on gmail and facebook were that they both had perfect conection ( because of the school’s back up power ) and it was very smart of them to have one. When I finaly got back I was taken home by my older friends mum which refused to leave without me. So the school head finaly said ok fine and anouced my name on the tannoy and I got to leave. After a few hours my dad got to the house of my older friend and we got to go home my older friends mum said sleep downstairs just incase there is another earthquake and you need to get out fast. So the next mornig I wake up and see the T.V. on and I was really surprised because we had no electricty so yeah and it was taklking about how this earthquake was going to be in the top five biggest earthquake in history. The first thing I thought was ” WOAH! ” but then I heard about the tsunami and I was like ” uh oh “.

My mum thinks that some of the things there saying is not true like the water for inctece. One day they say its theres something wrong with the water and the next they say its fine and we need to use it so we can keep hydrated I mean what are they puting in the water could it be unsafe? Are they lying to us? But whatever it is my mum and dad and his collegs dont like it. The most wierdest of all is when they let a CNN crew into the necular plant wich if I may add was letting only the most higly trained in. And was  was close to the room where the crack of reactor nuber three was. I mean dont get me wrong they are doing a great job but if they are letting a reporter and a camera man into the plant that means there must be something their not telling us.