January Goal Setting

January is often considered the month for deep reflection. We look back at the year behind us, mourning our regrets and celebrating our successes. And then, we look forward to the future year. We make well-meaning resolutions and hope for the best.
What important things happened in your personal life or school life in the last year? Getting 6s’ and 7s’.
What was good or special about it? I sucked and I have to get everything 7.
How did you grow or change? mitosis.
How did your life change? I got angry for a day.
Did you learn anything or decide anything that was really important? studying is really important.
Did you go anywhere or do anything that was really important or interesting? etc. No, only made videos and went to basketball. But also got an xbox.
Goal 1
Get perfect grades This goal is important to me because… I want to go to a college.
The benefits of achieving this goal are… getting a Masters/PHD and becoming a scientist.
I would like to achieve this goal by… Studying.
The steps I will take to achieve this goal are… Studying.
Goal 2
Stop being stressed
This goal is important to me because… I want to live longer.
The benefits of achieving this goal are… living longer and to stop being angry and rude/mean.
I would like to achieve this goal by… doing all my homework in one go.
The steps I will take to achieve this goal are… doing all my homework in one go.

2012 Field Studies hike

The final outdoor activity we did was the mountain hike. We were out of the hotel for about six hours. On our way up it was very steep at the beginning, but then it started getting smoother and not so uphill. At around 3 quarters of the way we stopped to have a curry lunch and play with the mini boats on the big puddle. Very close to the end there was a cliff and we had to hold a rope because it was very slippery and if you fell you would either have major injuries or die. I think I was responsible because I managed to keep my foot on without slipping and I did it all without help. In conclusion I liked the whole entire camp and learn’t many things.

This a picture taken from the top of the mountain.

2012 Field Studies Mountain Biking

Mountain biking was really fun for me because I am used to riding bikes except not so hard core. We did a very long and steep hill and I managed to do it without walking, so did my friend George, Joi and some other friends. I never walked the whole way and the bike was a little small. I think I showed the Learner Profile term Inquisitive because I thought it was very fun and I improved my balance and biking skills (for mountain biking).

This is my group mountain biking.

2012 Field Studies Canoeing in Hakuba

On the second day the first activity we did was canoeing in the lake of Aokiko in Hakuba. (FYI) Hakuba is NW of Yokohama, on the other side of japan.

Canoeing was the first thing we did, first we were all split up into groups of three and we assigned each other our positions. I was assigned the back position which was the controller and the steerer of the boat. The other two at the middle and the front of the canoe, they were the motors which paddeled and I had to keep the canoe going straight. I guess my group showed that we were co-operative and communicative because we managed to work together like I had to tell them how fast to paddel and they did that speed, and since I was the strongest I coud easily turn our boat. I was also showed to be a risk taker because I jumped into the frozen water with my clothes on (because I forgot to bring my swimsuit). Canoeing was my favorite activity because I loved swimming and getting wet, I also liked it because then I could work better with my friends in the future.

Here is a picture of lake Aokiko

This is lake Aokiko


Learner Profile Example

Example of knowledgable:

Last week in science class when we were doing a quiz someone got 10/10. This demonstrates knowledgable

Example of Open-minded:

At the beginning of the year george told us he was from sweden and no one made fun of him. This demonstrates open-mindedness.