Design: In design we had to communicate a lot to get our ideas in one. We made an animation each that represents a issue or a problem in the real world. I did the problem with bullying because I heard a lot of news about it recently. I want to improve on my drawing but also talking to others and asking what they think and get ideas from them.
English: In english the first Unit was about fantasy. We talked about symbols and how it is shown in different scenes such as movies, books, magazine and etc. I showed my communication skills through an essay about a book we read in english class. The book’s name is skellig and is about a lot of characters supporting each other by meeting each other and learning about each other. In this essay I asked some people to look over it so I would be able to write a good essay or can learn where I need to improve. I want to improve on my skills in writing throughout different writings. Not only talking to someone is communication skills but to actually tell your message in a writing is an important technique I would to like to be able to improve.
Japanese: In japanese class we have completed 3 units right now. 1st one was about poems and the second one was how to talk about news cast. The most recent one was about thinking about war. We looked at the text book that explained what happened in the Hiroshima bomb and those who had died in that disaster. Then we did a 3 minute speech about what we think about war. The message I wanted to address in the speech was how people aren’t actually feeling the way they say until they actually felt that way. Throughout this speech I was able to also tell if we will be able to have a piece full world or the world will never be peaceful. In this piece I think I had a new way of telling somebody about my thoughts. Also listening to other people’s ideas I was able to know what others think about war and If we could stop them. I will like to improve on writing more convincing sentences because my speech was a bit unconvincing.
PE: In PE we did a unit on handball. We first talked about the differences between a tag game and a invasion game. Then we started to play different games such as capture the ball (with 3 or more balls), tail tag, toilet tag (similar to freeze tag) and etc etc. Then after that we did short games of handball with a chosen team. At break times we talked about how we can stop the other team from scoring and talked about strategies that we could use to score our goal. This took a lot of social skills because we needed to think, watch and tell our ideas to our team mates. In the assessment I told one of my ideas and mentioned my friends idea because that worked better then my idea. I will like to improve more on watching people and sharing my ideas on how we could win the game.
Math: Math is one of the things that I looked forward to in 8th grade. when I was in 6 and 7th grade I was not able to understand about some of the math that the teacher was teaching me and couldn’t go with my friends pace. But going into 8th grade I was able to understand some of the calculations that the teacher was talking about and how to solve more problems. In 8th grade we did a casino that we called the 6th grades to come. We paired up with a partner and my partner was Vienna. Me and Vienna worked hard on deciding on a game that could call enough people into our casino but enough for us to make money. The part I need to improve in math is how memo down what the teacher is talking about. I do listen teacher and when he tells us to make notes I take them but. I sometimes get confused if I don’t write them down nice and neat. So I want to be able to write more neater in my note book.
I&S: In I&S we need it to work on different things like researching on the internet, going to library and talking to others. This year I think I had worked well on an assessment we did about religions. This was a group project with me and another boy Everest who had done a really good job of working hard on it. I think I did will in organizing the slides and organizing my schedule to when I was going to do what. The thing that I think I need to improve on is my organization skills for my sources. I forgot to take the sources so sometimes I needed to change it. Other times I did it wrong or did not put it in the right order. Mrs. Vance has now taught us how to source our sources so I will like to use that and source my sources right.
Drama: In drama we had worked on different things but the thing I researched the most was the speech. The speech was about the problem with wild cats in our neighbors. After that I wrote a reflection on the blog. I mentioned the places I did well and places I need to improve on. The place I need to improve on in drama is my improvisation skills. It is one of the hard things in drama. I can talk but when I forget my words I panic a lot. I will like to improve on my improvisation skill.
French: In french we have done a lot of assessments and a lot of projects. One of the things that we once needed to research was about the ivorian diet. Is the ivorian diet a healthy one? I researched about a food called fufu. The librarian mrs. Vance helped us research and how we should research. This worked well and my assignment was completed quickly and well. I will like to improve on listening to the teacher and practicing more with french especially because I am taking french next year.
ART: In art class we did a big unit on clay. This meant thinking creatively which is my favourite way of learning. My notebook has lot of things about this unit such as: What Mingei art is, why people make it, what kind of things to do, how to use some tools, how to make a cup, how you think you can improve on the things, the idea for the final piece and feedback from others. I think I did well in thinking creatively. I had a lot of ideas in my head and I wanted to write down everything but I chose between two at the end. I was thinking a light holder or a chopstick holder. In the end I chose the chopsticks holder which turned out more like a napkin holder because it got quite big. The place I need to improve is how I organize my time. I think I did that well in this unit but I still had too much things to do in a very short amount of time. Next time I will like to manage my time more.
|Goal 1||To be able to source sources right.|
|Goal 2||To be able to do things before hand.|
|Goal 3||To organize my time wisely.|