Nature vs Nurture

Today in class, we filled in a chart that said where did your behaviour and your physical behaviour came from. In each section, we wrote 4 things that you think its true. The things that I noticed is that my body feature comes from either of my parents (nature). However, my physical ability doesn’t come from my parents and it comes from the environment (Nurture). When I told my parents about this, they said “Your acts and physical abilities change by the environment and things that you can’t control comes from us.” For my 4 specific behaviours, almost (3 out of 4) all of the behaviours was nurture. I think this is because the environment around me when I was little, it still affects me in now days. My dad said that it affects you from the environment in your nursery. I think the things that I can’t control comes by my self or my parents and the characteristics that I am able to control comes from the environment. I liked the part where I fill in the boxes in the paper in class.

Reflection of ATL skill video

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Today we got separated into different groups and created a video about showing 6th graders how ATL skills are important. Our group (Leon, Kento and Me) chose to do a video about self management. The plot of the video was a student that doesn’t organise their papers and a student that do organise their papers in a folder. Another plot was a student that use Veracross and a student that doesn’t. We have described the definition of self management.

Expedition reflection

The activity that can be useful in my real life is mountain biking. This activity was thrilling so my comfort zone expanded by experiencing riding on a mountain bike. Also rafting was scary because when you go down the little waterfall, it’s so scary when the boat bends. And in rock climbing, when you go up the wall and look down, it’s scary knowing how high you are. By these activities, my comfort zone expanded and in your real life, I’m now able to challenge to new things. Some time, I want to try bungee jumping because I don’t feel frightened when I jump off from the cliff to the river. After experiencing fun and thrilling things I think I will have a bigger comfort zone and I can try new things in my life.

Dragon Days


Designing our project was…
A new experience.
Reasons I liked working with my group
My team mates were positive and smiling.
ATL skills that I used well
Great moments along the way
Recording in the rain, but had a good attitude.
One thing I learned from another group
There are less people in the community group than long time ago.
Next time, I will
Collaborate with my teammates more.
Something awesome that I contributed
Being the person who tries to get people coming in our table.

My koto concert reflection

1. What were my areas of focus? How much did I improve on them? What was effective about my preparation? What worked best? Why?

My areas of focus was to do the sa—-rarinn correctly. I practiced slowly on that bit at my home. I did sa—-rarinn quickly as well so that was effective at the concert. Playing the same part again and again worked the best because I could remember the part and I can play it smoothly.

2. How might I have worked differently to better prepare? What will I do differently next time?

I would play the difficult bit again and again until I remembered it so that I can play the bit without looking the sheet music. I will try to not look at the sheet music too much wast I’m playing.

3. Your overall impressions of your class’ performance. How did you do as a group (positive aspects, areas to improve)? For you individually – how did you do? Did you meet your expectations? What went well? and what will you work on for next time?

The actual performance was quite fast. As a group, everyones timing was good. Individually, my left finger was broken so I was anxious of damaging my finger but at the concert, it went well. My expectation was to match the pulling with all of us together. What I want to work on for next time is sa—-rarinn. This is because I’m not good at sa—rarinn and I want to be good at playing that bit.




What caused the industrial revolution and how?

The thing that caused the industrial revolution is new transportation net work and new technology inventions. These things are started by a one invention and using that technology and make some thing new. For example, a man called Richard Arkwright invented a new transportation network and that made lots of people move quickly and easily so people used that technology to make new inventions. And the steam engines are the same and it used water and coal to move the engine. This is the answer of what caused the industrial revolution.File_000 (1)

my puppet show reflection

Q.1 How did you interest the audience with your voice and your puppet move?

I impressed the audience by jumping over the shark’s back with hopping movement. By my voice, I did a bit high voice for a rabbit noise.

Q.2 My best skill was…. because….

My best skill was turning the puppet 180° around so that I can show the rabbit’s skin came off. This movement shows the rabbit’s skin is of. I made the rabbit 180° has nice skin and other 180° is skin off rabbit. This was my best skill.

Q.3 I need to improve…. because….

I need to improve on not pausing speaking wast I’m doing the movement of my puppet. This is because I was concentrating on moving the puppet and not thinking much at saying the script.


My koto melody post

I made my arrangement for my melody by thinking by my self and help from my teachers. First arrangement that I made is sukui. When I use sukui, the note before will be clean and ready for the next note. Second arrangement that I did is hikiiro. Hikiiro is a bit difficult skill but the note that you do hikiiro will get the sound in different tone. Last arrangement is using my left hand and the way you do it is use just your left hand and play only one note.  The bit that was difficult is playing the last bit with the left hand gently. Playing this part gently is not just play it quietly but play quieter one note at a time. I fixed this by practice this bit lots of times than other parts.