G10 Okinawa Expedition

From October 17 to October 21st, a group of 26 students including myself went to a expedition to Okinawa. The whole point of the expedition was to get a diving licence and we took tests every night in order to pass our final tests. There…

Clouds for Alma – Concert Reflection

We have worked on a piece called Clouds for Alma for a couple of months and on March 11th, we performed this is piece at the Hougaku Concert. Here is a video of our performance: My areas of focus in the concert was to keep the…

Clouds for Alma – practice log (after break)

During the break and also during class after break, we practiced Clouds for Alma and made many improvements in our performance compared to how we played before the break. I focused on the three exact same parts that I talked about in my previous blog…

Clouds for Alma – practice log (before break)

For the past few weeks, we have been working on a piece called “Clouds for Alma” by Hiroshi Yoshimura. There are 4 movements in this piece and here are 3 sections that I want to improve on the most. In these parts, I have focused…

Comparing books and films: The Outsiders

‘The Outsiders’ is a book written by S.E. Hinton when she was 17. This book was also published into a film. After I watched the movie, I noticed some of the pros and cons of a book and a film. Although I preferred the book…

Mise en Train Chapter 7 – Sympa la famille!

Activity 1: 1. They are talking about Isabelle’s family. 2. Isabelle has a brother called Alexandre. 3. Isabelle has 3 cousins. (Loïc, Julie and Patricia) 4. Isabelle has also mentioned her grandparents (Jean-Marie and Eugénie), her aunts (Véronique and Micheline) and her uncle (Guillaume). 5….

Gapminder :D

In this period, we went to a website called gapminder and compared 2 different countries that we were interested in. My 2 different countries were: China & Togo. After, I picked 3 different variables which was food supply, life expectancy and population total. In 1961,…

January Goal Setting

Looking Back: 2012: What important things happened in your personal life or school life in the last year? I think the most important thing that happened in 2012 was going to middle school. What was good or special about it? I think it was the…

Skit for Field Studies

In field studies, we had to make a short skit that uses the word sky and present it on the last night. We had to make a skit with our roommates. My roommates were Aisling, Satono and Emma. We made a skit that was based…

Climbing Up the Wall!

On the third day, we again split into 2 groups and 1 group did rock climbing and the other did river cleaning and then we switched. I did rock climbing first and it was the first time doing rock climbing so it was a challenge…