Art: For art, we are working on arts and crafts. I created this blue pot using a coil technique. After letting it air dry, and putting the pot in the kiln, the pot was ready to paint. This photo was taken before it was put in the kiln after the paint was applied. Once it comes out it should be a brighter blue. I plan to add a glaze to make the surface smoother. I used creative thinking skills in this pot. I hope to use more skills throughout the year.
In design we are working on making an animation. We have spent our whole year up to this point planning, and creating the story and our message. I chose the topic cancer because it has had a big effect on my life. I plan to improve my animating skills as I get more experienced and create another in the near future. In this animation I used reflection skills by applying feedback from my peers.
In drama, we are learning about Commedia dell Arte which is the first form of Comedy. It originated in Italy and as a class we have done a lot of research on it. My interpretation is here. I used communication skills by getting my point across in my project journal.
English: In english we a currently working on poems and how they are related to advertisements. I would like to show you my book report on Skellig which we have worked on before the winter break. It is a very interesting book with lots of symbols and allusions. Each of us had to create a theme related to the book. We have learned that themes cannot be one word, rather they should be full sentences with a lesson to be learned. This is exactly what I have displayed in my report. I used media literacy skills.
Humanities: In Humanities we learn about the world around us. Religion is a big part of our day to day lives. They cause holidays and unique traditions. My partner and I created a presentation about Christianity. We talked about rules, holidays, origin, and etcetera. I used collaboration skills by presenting with my partner.
Mathematics: In math we are working on 2D and 3D shapes and such. I made a poster on all sorts of shapes. I think I did a pretty good job. Here is the link to it. I explained and showed methods to find area and perimeter of a 2D shape, the internal usable area and length of each line in a track, and finally the surface area and volume of a pyramid. I used communication skills by getting my point across.
Music: We haven’t had many assignments in music. One thing we have had is the test on accidentals and chords. I didn’t do very good on it and I plan to improve later in the year. I use organization skills by arranging pitches correctly.
Physical Education: In PE, we were working on invasion games and strategies in which to confuse the opponents and get a score. In this video I was showing a possible offensive strategy to apply in handball. Handball is similar to basketball and soccer. You can dribble with your hands and you have to shoot by throwing the ball into the goal. I showed this strategy in this video by drawing and moving magnets on a white board. LINK. I use transfer skills by applying knowledge from MS basketball and YCAC basketball to PE.
Science: I have never been very good at science although I enjoy chemistry. Currently we are working on Metals and Acids and how they work together. I created an infographic which is similar to a poster on Acid Rain. Here is a link. I use Information literacy skills.
Spanish: I enjoy Spanish very much. (I think it is my favorite class). I am learning about travelling and have learned a lot of vocabulary related to it. Recently, Kalea and I did a skit in Spanish. Kalea was the client and I acted as the flight agent. I had to recommend a country to her and explain the fastest way to get there and what to bring. Here is the link In Spanish I use creative thinking skills by thinking of complex sentences quickly.
YCAC Basketball: Last year and this year I have taken part in basketball outside of school with Hayden, Connor, Yui, Lukus, Erik, and others. I have applied communication skills (although I have no evidence). In scrimmages and the games that we have had, it was necessary for us to be vocal and communicate. This helped us very much
ATLs that I am strong in: I think I used many ATLs (Approaches to learning) this year. Today I will narrow it down to 4 that I think I used the strongest in. I think I have shown organization in lots of my classes especially Design. I have turned in every assignment on time and have gotten exceptional grades. I have shown transfer skills in our basketball team at school and at YCAC by being vocal in both of those places. I have shown information literacy in Humanities in the Christianity presentation by using correct information in the right time. Finally, I have displayed collaboration in dramatic skits in Drama by working with others and creating skits in short amounts of time.
ATL to work on: Although I have said that I have shown organization in Design, I have not shown organization in Spanish. Despite the fact that Spanish is my favorite class, we have had a lot to work on and I have had trouble managing it. I will make it my goal to work on my organization in Spanish this semester.