Koto Yume No Wa Practice #1

Currently in Koto, we are working on a piece called “Yume No Wa” (夢の輪) by Hikaru Sawai. This year instead of doing our practice logs on paper, we will be writing a blog post. This week I will work on page 4, line 2, 2nd measurement ~ end of page 4 & page 5, line 1, 2nd measurement ~ page 5, line 3, 3rd measurement. I worked on this section because during the practice at class, I had trouble playing it smoothly.

Improvement I can make:

I think I should play it more smoothly and clear, and also in the right speed because sometimes I play it too fast. I think playing the notes accurately will make it better too. Also, when I get used to it, I think I can add dynamics.


In Drama, we have been thinking about “what makes a character?”.  Currently we are learning about stereotype.

What does stereotype mean?

Stereotype is a general idea that people have about what someone or something is like. It is usually wrong.  Cultural, racial, gender are examples of stereostypes.

When are stereotypes useful?

Stereotypes are useful when you have to make a quick-judgement between people. Also, when we have to do a improvisation and you have to act like someone else, having some stereotypes of the character in your mind can help you act.

 Can you judge a book by its cover?

I don’t think you can judge a book by its cover because, the pictures or titles might have nothing to do with the content. You won’t know what the book is about until you read it. This is the same for people. Someone might look scary or mean, but they could be really nice and friendly. 🙂


My Smart Goals

These are my goals for this year 🙂

Goal 1: My goal is to read 2 books until the end of October.

I am currently reading a book called “The Fault in Our Stars” so I want to finish that book and also read another one because I don’t think I read enough books. I think that will help me with my vocabulary, grammar, and also with my writing skills. I also think it will give me ideas whenever I write stories in English class.

Goal 2: My goal is to be able to do an over-hand serve in volleyball.

To make that happen, I will work on my abdominal muscles because I heard that it will help me when I do an over-hand serve. I will also challenge myself during practices and try doing over-hand serves instead of just working on my under-hand serve.

Choose your literature.

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Also, we took a multiple intelligence quiz during tutor. link here- http://www.literacynet.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.html

My top 3 intelligences were:

1. Body Movement

2. Nature

3. Musical

I agree with body movement, because I love to play sports and move my body. I don’t really agree with Nature because I don’t really know about it and I don’t go to places like mountains and forests. But I love animals so I think that is why it was my second intelligence. For Musical, I kind of agree because I like singing but I don’t compose music.