Dragon Days Reflection


Designing our project was… Challenging  because we had to think of a real problem going on in the school and think of an effective way to fix it.
Reasons I liked working with my group
  • We had fun but we still got the work done
ATL skills that I used well I used creative thinking well when i designed the posters and helped write the script for our script.
Great moments along the way My favorite part of the whole thing was snack on the 2nd day because we were stuck in the auditorium because it was raining so my friends and I just ate cookies and messed around in the auditorium.
One thing I learned from another group I learned about how people judge us just by our looks and how this is unfair. Don’t judge a book by its cover!
Next time, I will Try to make it even better by drawing a better poster or making a cool poster showing what our team name is.
Something awesome that I contributed I designed the posters to hang around the school! 🙂



Playing the Blues

The task i did was play different chords on the piano that you would sing the blues to. The right hand is shuffled because it was common to do that when playing the blues. when playing this the hardest part was transitioning between chords without pausing for too long. Next time to improve I will first play the left hand, then the right hand, then put them together to make it smother.



English Reflection

I think I did well at annunciating and projecting my voice. I also think I didn’t look at my cue cards too often. If i were to do this again i would rehearse more and also focus on trying not to fidget or sway from side to side when i am speaking because I know I tend to do so when I am not paying attention.

Who should decide what I am allowed to read, view or listen to?

I think that you, with the help of your parents should decide what you are allowed to read, watch, or listen to. I think that you should listen and respect your parents suggestions but the final choice should be yours. Also, you have to take into consideration that if your parents don’t want you to read watch or listen to it there’s probably a reason behind it, they are not just trying to limit you. if they say not to do it don’t get angry just ask why and try to be understanding but in the end make the best decision for you.

Here’s some people that agree with me

Here’s some books that have been banned!


Legend Main Points

The legend I’m doing is a Native American tale, How the Bear Lost his Tail. Here are the main points:

  • Bear is walking before his winter nap when he sees otter sitting next to a big pile of fish
  • He stops and asks Otter how he got so many fish
  • Otter lies and tells bear that he got them by wriggling his tail around his fishing hole until a fish say it and bit it.
  • Bear tries it
  • It doesn’t work so Bear gets up to  go home but his tail is stuck in the ice
  • He has to rip off most of his tail to leave
  • This is how the bear lost his tail

Moral: Don’t believe everything you hear.

Fashion Speech Reflection

A couple weeks ago I gave a speech for drama class. This is my reflection:

7C Drama: Speech24 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

My best skill in this video was my volume. For example, you can tell what I’m saying in the video without turning the volume all the way up. I also had good articulation. I need to work on my posture because I was swaying back and forth and if I continue doing this it might distract my audience from what I am saying.



Materials in our Ipad

Have you ever wondered what exactly is inside your iPad? Well there are many compounds and elements and I am going to go over a few today.

Elements and Compounds

There are many elements and compounds in your iPad including Silicon,  Aluminium, Copper ,and Oxygen.  Pure silicon is used in the chip inside your iPad. Aluminium is used to incase the iPad because it is light and strong. Copper is used for the wiring inside. Oxygen is used in various places in our iPad such as the touch screen feature.

Some of the other elements in our iPads are conflict minerals. These minerals are Tungsten (used to make your iPad vibrate), Tin (used in the touch screen feature and inside the mechanics of the iPad), Tantalum (used to regulate electricity and is also used in some of the microchips inside), and Gold (also used in the micro electrical components of our iPads. These minerals are called conflict minerals because people in places such as DR Congo are being forced to mine them if they want to live.

Some compounds in our iPads are Lithium Oxide (Lithium and Cobalt), Plastic (Plastics vary but the usually have things such ascarbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, chlorine, and sulphur), Glass (Aluminium, Silicon, and Potassium) , and Indium oxide ( Tin, Indium, and Oxygen). Lithium Oxide is in the battery of you iPad and Indium oxide is used  in your screen. You can see plastic and glass on the screen and screen protecter of your iPad.

Conflict Minerials 

As I said before we have conflict minerals in our iPads such as gold. But where did this gold come from? Some of this gold was probably mined in a place with a steady government where the workers are using proper mining tools and getting payed a fair salary. The rest of the gold probably comes from a place the opposite of that such as DR Congo. Because of the unsteady government people will come in and threaten the people of Congo with death if they don’t agree to dig all day. Then these people take all the gold or other conflict minerals and smuggle them to another country, sell them, and make millions of dollars while the people that actually worked for it get payed nothing. This is a horrible thing to do to someone and we need to stop conflict minerals from being bought.

We Can Help

If we stop buying these conflict minerals then the people doing this will most likely stop harming the people of Congo and other places like it. This is the first time i have ever heard about conflict minerals and i don’t thinks many other people know about it either. If we simply spread the word then people will hear about it and might even do something about like writing letters to big companies that use some conflict minerals, such as Apple. If Apple gets a lot of letters like this the might even stop buying conflict minerals and the sales profit of people who sell conflict minerals will go down. if we all work together and spread the word, big things can happen!


Work Cited List


“What’s in Your IPhone?” YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66SGcBAs04w>.


“Elements of a Smartphone.” Compoundchem.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2015. <http://www.compoundchem.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/The-Chemical-Elements-of-a-Smartphone-v2.png>.


Online, Inc. Edgar. “CONFLICT MINERALS REPORT.” APPLE INC (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 27 Nov. 2015. <https://www.apple.com/supplier-responsibility/pdf/Conflict_Minerals_Report.pdf>.


“What Are Conflict Minerals.” Source Intelligence. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2015. <http://www.sourceintelligence.com/what-are-conflict-minerals/>.