As you can see, development can be measured with many different indicators, and as we come along in the years, we get better at recording the development of many of the countries. Development can be measured in many ways, but I think it is important to have indicators that are consistant and can compare with the different countries around the world.
Before I started on this unit, I had not much of knoledge in any of the religions. I think that one reason is because I do not believe in any particular religion, but I think it is also because I knew there were so many of the religions and did not feel like researching any of them because there were so many. When I started the unit, I found out that there was a religion that is based in Japan which was shintoism, and also a very free religion which is Buddhism. After I did my presentation for Shintoism, I had a better and deeper understanding of the religion and customs of shintoism. My final project was on Christianity and Buddhism, and because my presentation was on shintoism, I had to start my research from the beginning again to learn about the two religions. When I finished with my final project, I knew more about both of the religions and their beliefs.
I think that I did well in getting my research togeather and making a conclusion from my research. For my project, I like how it is focused in people’s beliefs instead of the history of everything because I think that the beliefs are more of what make a religion than the history and people behind it. I think that in my project, I successfully tell the difference and similarities between the beliefs of the religions. In my project, I enjoyed comparing the two religious schools and their beliefs, and finding the similarities and differences of the two.
I think I did not do anything that was dramaticaly different than the other people doing this project, but I think that I made sure to look back to my resource even when I was making the infographic in case I have a mistake in the interpitation of information in the research table. For example, when I was talking about what the christian schools want to teach, I had to look back at the resource again to find what the document really implied by what it wrote. Like this, I had a couple of times that I looked back to the actual source instead of my research sheet. I think that this helped me to rethink about the thoughts of religious schools.
Next time I make an infographic about religeon, I would like to use the format of the infographic more effectivly, because I feel like I didn’t use all the tools I could have used such as more of the icons and visual images. I think that this time I had more of a essay in different blocks than an infographic. Also, I want to improve with my information and research by getting more different sources. For this project, I feel like I had limited amount of resourses because lots of the documents were on the history of the religious schools and not many were on the beliefs of the school. Next time I make a project, I would like to spend more time on research and getting different sources, then finding the innformation that I really need, rather than having less sources and getting the most use out of that resource.
DRAGON DAYS REFLECTION
|Designing our project was…||Very fun and it also made us used our imagination and creativity to make the solution to the problem we wanted to solve. We had the opportunity to look at the problem we had and how to solve it with our own thoughts, and when we were coming up with all the ideas and brain storm, I thought it was a great thing that we can contribute to the schols activities by making this project come true.|
|Reasons I liked working with my group||I liked working with my group because we all liked art and had the same thought of making art in YIS a free subject that we can express ourselves as we want.|
|ATL skills that I used well||I think that the ATL skills I used for this project was Reflecter, Thinker and challenger because we reflected on what we usually do in art class and what we would like it to be, and from that, made a solution and a project that we could let the middle school do.|
|Great moments along the way||Great moments along the way for me was when we were talking with our team about what we could do to solve the problem, and when we thought of a couple ideas and combined it together, to make an idea that everybody thought was a fun and interesting idea.|
|One thing I learned from another group||One thing I learned from another group is that in YIS, we have a big community and we are all one school, K, ES, MS, and HS. The group took comments and names from all around the school and made it all into a poster with a dragon in the middle of it. I felt like when I look at that poster, I realise that YIS is together and once a dragon, you are always a dragon.|
|Next time, I will||Make sure that we organize our time more wisely and contact the teachers we have to talk to before going to them. I think that if we did that, we could have had more time working on research, making our posters and informing people about what we were doing.|
|Something awesome that I contributed||I contributed by keeping track with the time table, making the layout of our project, and also helping with the poster making when they needed help. I think that it was a good team and we worked togeather well to make our project.|
Some scientists have been thinking about the possibility of not being able to live on earth. Then where will we live? Well, there is the planet that is closes to us, Mars! There has been traces of water, and we think that in the future, we will be able to send people to live on Mars if we do some preparations and adoptions. One problem of living in Mars is the food. What would we eat in Mars? Mars is a very dry planet, and you can not plant anything in Mars. If we can’t plant anything to eat, how would we live? I thought of two solutions for this problem. One is to send foods from Earth. This seems like a good idea, but it will cost a big about of money to get the supplies across to mars, and it will also not be so efficient because the people living in mars will have to wait for the food to come if something happens. A good thing about this would be that we could send mostly anything, and we will be able to eat things that is healthy and tasty that we want to eat. Another way is to plant vegetables in mars and harvesting them there. This will take a lot of time and money to get the facility organised and made so that you can plant things in mars. You could also bring plants that were already growing in earth and bring them to Mars with the roots and soil on them so that they could use photosynthesis to make oxygen, then we could make that into carbon dioxide for the plants. A good thing about planting in Mars is that you will have things to eat in Mars even if something goes wrong with Earth. To conclude, I think that it is better to have things planted in Mars instead of Earth because it might take time, but it will be easy once you know how to do it.
Role Play for going shopping in Spanish!
In this unit of Spanish, I think I especially have learnt more new vocabulary. One new understanding I have is a thing that I couldn’t remember before is that there is multiple ways to say ‘a’ and it is un una unos and unas. Another is about direct object pronouns, and that you can replace the word with los lasl a lo or before a conjugated verb or attached to a infinitive verb. A third thing that I now understand is the tan _ como expression, meaning as…as, but I haven’t been able to use it much so I will try to more. I think that this unit, it went well to have all the vocabulary for the unit on the back side of my booklet, because then it came into my site a lot and I could always see it easily. I think that next unit I will try to write the vocabulary on the back of my booklet as well next unit as well.
In music, we just had a Koto concert, and our grade played the piece Rokudan. When I practiced, my area of focus was mostly in the 2nd dan, in the places that were just a little bit different from the 1st dan because I tend to get mixed up with the 1st dan and make a mistake. I think I improved on the 2nd dan by playing it over and over again, because in the performance, I don’t think I made so much mistakes in the 2nd dan. I think the way to practice a part that you are not very good at is to practice the part over and over, and I think that works. By practicing it a lot, you can learn it by your hands too, and it will make it easier to play, and memorise. (Although we didn’t) So, I think the est way is to practice over and over. I think if I had another time, I would practice the whole thing through more too because I was practicing the 1st dan and the 2nd dan and the 3rd dan separately, and that made me think about the dans separately. Because of that, I think that when I played the piece from the beginning to end, when I go to the next dan, I wasn’t smooth enough. I think that over all as a class, our performance was okay, and no big mistakes, but it got faster as the song went on, and at the end, it was way faster than at the beginning of the piece. When we practiced, I think we practiced well, but I think we could have worked more on keeping the tempo because we were working more on not making a mistake. I think that because if the tempo is fast, even if you can play it, you might not be able to keep up and make a mistake.
I think this unit, I did well in listening in class and taking notes. Although I think it might have been better if I reviewed more frequently, I think I was okay in remembering vocabulary too. Now I know about reflective verbs better, and also I think I know how to use comparisons better. I think I also learned more about Spanish families and their culture as well. One thing I want to learn still in Spanish is about the nature and vocabulary related to nature things. I think this unit went well over all, and I think my notes worked well and I think I understood my notes well. (Because I sometimes do not understand my notes) I think I could work more on looking at my hrw and learning there.