My Smart Goals

Guiding Questions:

1. How can I add to the YIS community?

2. How can I achieve academic success?


1. My goal is to help in charity like the One Yen Drive and also I want to attend in activities or events in school which are connected to charity. For example I would like to attend to the Movie Night because the money we pay will go to charity. Also, I will buy something at the bake sale because the money goes to charity too.


What- help charity

Why- I want to help other people who need money

Where- school

When- when there’s a charity event

How often – I’m not sure

Achievable- yes

Relevant- yes

2. My goal is to speak up by answering questions, giving ideas (contributing), and communicating with more people.

Who- me

What- speak up

Why- I want to get better at English and I should speak up more

Where- School

When- School Days

How often- All school days

Achievable- yes

Relevant- yes

7th Grade Art – Illustrated Journal

In Art class, we have been working on our visual journals. We worked on it during Field Studies and some classes after. It was my first time to make one and I had fun making the journal. It also helped me and I learned some things about it.

Before we got our journals, we first learned what a visual journal is, and what we do in it. We looked at examples and noted what makes a good journal. For example, we noted unique, drawings, pictures, colours, and so on. Also, we experimented different mediums. Then, we got our journals. We worked on it each day during Field Studies. I worked on my visual journal at the end of the day in our room with my friends, and  shared our mediums (materials) with each other. Whenever I couldn’t remember what we did that day, my friends helped me. I was able to work on my journal everyday and it helped me remember what we did when I got back. Because of the journal, I was able to tell what we did each day to my parents without forgetting.

In my visual journal, I tried using colours to express my mood or feelings. For example, everyday was a great and a fun day so mostly I coloured it with a bright colour. But sometimes I used dark colours to show I was scared or found it challenging. For example, the night hike was a little scary so I used black. I also tried using water colour pencils for my visual journal. But it was hard not to make the pens smear from water. I learned that normal pens would smear when we use water colour pencil so we should use a sharpie. I also learned what a visual journal is, and what we can do in it. For example I learned that we could make collages and could stick things like scraps. Also I learned that making a journal helps me remember a lot of things and it can become a memory.

Next time when I make another journal, I would bring sharpies so that I can use water colour pens, paint, or pencils without smearing. I would also stick scraps like scraps of snack we ate, or maps, and maybe stamps if I find some. Also I want to include more pictures and make a collage.

I really enjoyed making the visual journal and I thought that I want to make one again when I go somewhere on a trip.

Postures, Expressions, and Gestures

In Drama, we are learning about mime. We are focusing on postures, expressions, and gestures.

This is a picture that shows (facial) expressions. It shows expressions like happy, sad, and surprised.

This is a photo showing postures. There are postures that show sad, mad, happy, and etc.

This photo shows some gestures. Gestures show what you want to say or tell.

Casino Game Activity

On Tuesday morning, we did an activity in the auditorium which the 8th grade prepared for 6th grade and 7th grade. First we got 15 tokens each and tried to get more using the tokens we got. There were quite a lot of games and it was fun 🙂 I liked the game “Lucky Red” because the winning possibility was high. We also got pocky. The class that got most tokens got to get prizes and that was us, 7B!

The games I played was… I don’t really remember the name of the games I played but I just remember the game “Lucky Red” 🙂

When I played the games, it was fun but also nervous of losing. When I got more tokens, I was happy and got excited and when I lost some tokens I was sad.

I don’t really know if I made profit or not because I didn’t count them but I think I didn’t make profit because at the first, I played games that were hard to win and I lost tokens.

I learned that I have to use my brain and think carefully when I play Casino Games. It was harder than I thought and the results depends on “luck”. I enjoyed it a lot and I want to try doing it again.

“Living and working and community creates opportunities and challenges”

“Living and working and community creates opportunities and challenges” ←This is our significant concept.

This concept relates to field studies because in field studies, we worked as a group and faced challenging things. We solved problems together and asked for help if we needed. Everyone made the opportunity to make it field studies awesome.

For example, when we made soba we were able to make a really good soba even though it was our first time to make it and that is because the group worked as a team and worked nicely. We took turns fairly and didn’t argue. We had a fun time with our groups making and eating soba.

Another example is when we did the community service. We all worked as a group to paint the big walls which was quite challenging but all of us did it properly and respected others so there were no arguments and we did a good job. We all didn’t fool around so that was good as well.

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Math Video!

In math class we (my friend and I) made a video using Venn Diagrams. Ours was about which sports 7th grade girls like to do. The choices were volleyball, swimming, and tennis.

Here is the video we made, and we hope you enjoy it!:)