Spanish Reflection

How is what you have learned relevant to other classes/material you are learning?

What I have learned in Spanish is relevant to other classes because what we have learned is about beauty and self esteem, so it has helped me think about how people see themselves and it has kind of helped with my confidence when I speak in class. Since we also learned a lot about the effects on beauty of social media it connects to the design project we upcycled old clothing items to what was considered trendy and fashionable, this also went to show how the media affects what trends are going around.

Does what you have learned have any moral, religious, or ethical implications? What are they?                                                                                                                              

Yes, because from experience people act on behalf of what they think is right, and even if it could hurt someone else. It has religious implication because people from different cultures and religions have different beauty standards and therefore it will affect on how they dress and act.

How did you feel during the learning experience? Why did you feel this way?      

During this unit I felt a little bit unsure and uneasy as it brought up some memories from my old school and how some of the things we were learning about in Spanish really mattered to a group of girls there. These girls all really cared about how people looked, they based everything on their appearance and not on their personalities. They would make people feel really bad about themselves and make them want to avoid them, they even made things worse for certain people who already had really low self esteem. For example they almost made a guy there commit suicide because they made him feel worse than he already did and would target people day after day, not caring what they think. So that is why I feel really strongly that people shouldn’t be judged on their appearance, but their personalities and what really counts.

Make a wordle or mind map of your learning.

Spanish Reflection

In reading I feel that one of my strong points is that I understand the text and I am able to find the main idea easily, one weak point however is that I am not that good at making the connections. In writing I know the different writing formats and know what to include in them, however, I need to improve on knowing what past tense to write in the different past tenses. In speaking I am able to talk about a certain topic and have a conversation about it, however, I find it challenging to be fluent and accurate on the spot and sometimes struggle with knowing what word and what conjugation to use just off the top of my head. In listening I am good at picking out information, I need to get better at being able to do the same even though the person is talking fast like in some of the listening activities. I think I am doing well in knowing the unit vocabulary but I need to pay some more attention to the grammar. Some changes I will make next year would be to study more frequently, like a certain amount of times a week, and focus on what I find difficult or challenging in particular.

Spanish Goals

  1. This year I want to become more organised than I was last year.
  2. I want to review more from the last few years and from this year so I will remember everything better.
  3. I want to be more efficient in planning my time so I don’t stress.
  4. I am going to use the resources that are provided to me on the blog more this year.
  5. I am going to spend more time highlighting and taking notes and using more new things that we learn.

Count Paris: Verona’s New Love Drama Revealed!

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This month we caught up with the captivating Paris, single and ready to mingle, so ladies, take a number. He’s the man who’s got it all: money to buy the moon, looks to make jaws drop from a mile away… You name it, this ravishing man has got it! … Or does he really?

I’ve heard you’ve inherited your father’s estate. Is this true? What are you planning to do with all the money?

Sadly he recently passed away in a tragic incident, so luckily for me he wrote in his will that I, his eldest and, let’s face it, favourite son, inherited both his estate and all his money. Since it is more money than I can use, I’m going to give away to charities to help out around the world and I am also going to buy a nice vacation home.

How is your relationship with the Capulet family, and what is your relationship with the Montague family?

I actually have a great relationship with the Capulets as it stands. They, like everyone else, adore me! I’m the man who’s got it all, from good looks to money and all it can buy. And as for those Montagues, from what I’ve heard they can’t keep their emotions in check.

What is your opinion on all the public fights? Who’s at fault?

I don’t even need a minute to think about this. It is without a doubt those disgraceful Montagues. Those trouble makers really need to take a chill pill and just take a step back. Stealing the spotlight much? These fights are really getting out of hand! One day my precious Juliet will get hurt! Fools…

On that note… Someone has dished the dirt saying you only asked for Juliet’s hand because in your dad’s will it states you can only inherit all the money and the estate if you marry into a nice family and take over their land as well. Can you comment on this?

Ummm… I don’t know what you’re talking about, I want to marry Juliet because of how much of a beautiful angel she resembles.

Oh c’mon Paris. I know you know I know you know what I’m talking about.

Ok then fine. I guess the incentive was dad saying i can only get the money and estate if I marry into the Capulet family. I also get the land, that is correct. Sure, she is the Capulet family heiress, but I really do care about her. Those other things are just some perks of our union.

Oh! So if all is as you say and it’s all true, then it must also be true that Juliet has a romantic relationship with Romeo? Can you clarify that little mix up for us?

There is no way Juliet would ever go anywhere near that lap dog. The flea infested primate will never even have a chance with her, her father wouldn’t allow her to betray me like that!

Are you sure about that? A few reliable sources have approached us saying they were full on making out at the Capulet party, we have been approached several times saying the two are planning to get married. Didn’t you say Romeo was the enemy? And now the two are getting married? What are you going to do about this?

Yes. Of course I’m sure, don’t question me! Who do you think you are?! Romeo is most DEFINITELY the enemy. Juliet is a loyal girl, she wouldn’t disobey her father, especially when she knows how much pain that family has caused. And if it were to be true, I would never let that boy get in the way of my inheritance, so even if she was into him, her father would never
allow it, so then it’s a good thing she doesn’t have a say in the matter. And yes, in case you’re wondering, I could totally beat that arrogant child in a fight, and then he’d be banished from Verona, or put to death.

Ok then, so what do you think you have to offer Juliet, apart from the newly inherited money, that Romeo can’t?

Ummmmmm… Well *thinks hard* ohhhh, I know, there is obviously a marvellous estate and shelter, I can keep her safe, she still gets to be close to her family, unlike if she’d be with Romeo she’d never meet them again, I can buy her anything she wants, we have a lot of nice furniture in the house, a lot of nights out, fancy food, fancy wines, fabulous trips. And of
course, I am the one who will be able to give her good looking children. So let’s not forget how
gorgeous I am!

What makes you think she’ll submit to you? She’s so obviously in love with Romeo. How will you “control” your woman?

Trust me. I can definitely control my woman, all I need is to set a bunch of boundaries.

Ok so on that note, thank you for joining us today and best of luck, Paris. This is the end of todays newest and hottest gossip. Thank you lovely readers and we’ll see you next time.


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The best way for us to market this product will be online, we will be selling the pen for 118 dollars, there will also be limited and special edition pens that will be slightly more expensive. Seeing as this is a new business and that there are other pens out there that can connect to bluetooth, but don’t have nearly the amazing features as the IncrediblePen does, we will start off with a smaller price and perhaps work our way up as the business expands.


To manage our company we will need approximately four or five people, one person to be in charge of the money, one person to be in charge of the designs, one person to keep track of everyone, one person to make business deals and there will be robots to create the items.

Mi Estilo Personal

¡Hola! Me llamo Nora y soy un estudiante en la escuela YIS. Yo no soy la persona más de moda en el mundo, pero todavía me encanta la moda. Es muy fácil para mí para encontrar ropa que me gusta y me siento cómodo en y tengo un montón de cosas que me gusta usar. Realmente no tengo un estilo específico, me gusta mezclar las cosas . Algunos de los syles que llevo sería clásico, cómodo e informal, en occations especiales que sería usar ropa formal. Mi ropa que me pongo en realidad no es de una sola cultura ya que he estado en una escuela internacional para la mayor parte de mi vida por lo que he visto muchas opciones diferentes de ropa.

La ropa que me gustan vistiendo incluyen shorts, faldas, vestidos, pantalones de tres cuater, pantalones, suéteres , camisetas, leggins, camisas de manga larga y camisetas sin mangas, por lo que casi cualquier cosa que creo que es bonito y cómodo. En el invierno me gusta usar jeans con una camiseta agradable y cómoda que me va a mantener el calor con un buen par de botas. En la primavera me gusta usar diferentes prendas de ropa en función del clima, que más me suelo llevar una camisa de manga larga con pantalones vaqueros, pantalones de chándal, pantalones o tres pantalones cuater con un par de zapatillas de deporte. En el verano me gusta usar pantalones cortos, vestidos, faldas, camisetas y tops tanque con bailarinas o Converse. En el otoño me gusta usar cosas que están más cerca del verano cuando se ha comenzado apenas, y cosas que son un poco más cálido hacia el invierno, así que cosas como los pantalones de tres cuater, jeans, suéteres y camisetas con sneekers o botas.

Muchas de las tiendas que me gustaban antes de venir aquí me encontraron aquí también, por loque para el correo no será tan difícil de encontrar cosas que me gustan. Por lo general sólo comprar en las tiendas, ya que será más complicado en línea. Durante la semana que mi estilo es muy simple así que tengo un montón de tiendas que ofrecen artículos de ropa como esa. Me gusta usar ropa en un variedad de diferentes colores con muchos patrones diferentes, realmente todo depende de qué humor estoy en y lo que siento como llevar en ese momento.