I am french. I am able to also speak English and Spanish. I think that my multilingualism has grown since I was 6 as I was going to the French school of Jakarta but also following the bilingual system so that I could study English. My father on the other is fluent in Spanish and thought me from the age of 10 some Spanish. I also usually go to Spain for summer and I am able to communicate with people as I am daily in a fluent environment. When I entered middle school I increased my Spanish as I was able to make it to the Spanish class. Compared to the other students I have an advantage in Spanish as I’m french, Spanish has latin roots so for me it’s easy to understand Spanish. On the other hand for English, I was exposed to it at a very young age so I was able to make my speaking, writing, and understanding better since the beginning. I also think that my multilingualism improved when I changed curriculum going from a French school to an international school changed a lot of things. Teachers were different but also the language as I was all day long in an English environment making my skills improve. I am a very persistent student and when I want something to be reached or down to the perfection I do it so it’s the same for languages. I will keep learning more as it could help me in the future my studies and jobs. In Spanish, i had to translate a story into English and my teacher said that it was the best one and also in French, i have translate work into English so my understanding grows. I can prove these with pictures of my translation and also of my level of language by making a video speaking in these three languages and also comparing translating. Multilingualism is very important because the most languages you know the more it could help you in your future life as an adult and it would open more doors for you. I am glad to know these languages, When I have fully mastered Spanish as I am still learning it would likely o lear either Arabic or Japanese as those remain languages and when you master those ones you are able to make many different things.


Expedition refection

During our stay in Nigata, we went on a journey in the forest and mountains to explore the outdoor world and nature. During our Trip, we were all having to do something to be participating in the community and helping around. We made that happen by carrying our tents as we were in groups of 4, collaborating when someone was in a hard situation, cooking for the whole grade 9 community. During my tripe, i was able to understand better how the natural environment is important for us humans because without it our lives would be different. After our journey in the wild, we went back to base and were able to take a nice shower and have some food. In the afternoon we all had the choice of activities we wanted to participate in. I chose bouldering which was very fun and interesting because you had to make your body work in different ways, such as your arms to support your body and legs to move up. During this trip, I was able to open my thinking on the natural environment and its wilderness, it changed me by the things that I do in my everyday life such as the food that i can waste and the way we don’t properly take care of plants and trees because their our way if living, without that we would all die. I hope that next years expedition will bring me even more understanding and thoughtful information for my future.

Field Studies Refelction

1. What did you learn about yourself?
2. Describe the challenges you faced and the ways you challenged yourself.
3. How did you develop self-reliance?
4. What would you do differently next time?
5. Describe your role in the community of the expedition and your connection with the YIS community.

Nature VS Nurtur

The debate between nature and nurture is important because some traits of you are very unique because you were born with those traits but others may bean created when you were little by the society and how your parents raised you as a child. We looked at the study of doctor Hines on monkeys playing with those such as cars or dolls if there were a boy or a girl and the Cambridge study of a girl being dressed as a boy and vice Versa and having some adults playing with the kids and seeing what toys they were going to give to the child depending on the colour that he/she was wearing.


What was shown in the Cambridge study it’s that adults give toys to kids depending on the colour that they are wearing but it is important if you let a child chose what toys they want to play with because it creates their own choices and likes, because if you force a child to like one thing then when they grow up they will not make the difference between liking and having to like. Then on the study of the Doctor Hines, we could see from the video that the small monkeys were more attracted to the toys that were able to move like trucks, cars and helicopters but the girls were more attracted to the dolls. This shows us that our ancestors were already differentiated by their gender. Ladies were taking care of the babies and making food, and boys were playing and hunting.


Phase 2 Reflection

I am most proud of the amount of vocabulary that I have learned this year in phase 2 plus also the new tenses because I had struggled with it.I consider myself a Spanish-speaker yes but not fluent because I still need to practice my Spanish from the tense when to conjugate it and also how you formulate good sentences, but the most important is that I can write correctly in Spanish and that is something that I need to improve in phases 3 and that I could work during the summer like I am going to Spain and my dad speaks Spanish too. If I could take the course one more time I would like to have better-organized notes so it’s easy for me too find it and memorize my work but also I would like too improve my work and do more at home because I know it could help me in my grades. My first action for phase 3 is too have organized notes, second is to study more my work, third I need to take quizzes and read books in Spanish.

Unit 3 Reflection

1) What we have learned this unit is relevant to me in French and English because those are the languages I speak but also because were learned the past tense in Spanish and I already knew it from English and French. It is also connected to I&S because we are doing a bit history about other countries and spreading a thing from countries to another one, this relates to Spanish because we are researching about a Spanish-speaking country.\

2) Reflexive with past tense and commands are the key words.

3) What we have learned this unit has a moral which is past tense is not very easy but when you study hard it becomes easier but also learns your terminations meaning your -ar verbs ending and -er/-ir. Also, commands are important because, without it, our parents wouldn’t tell us what to do.

4) During this learning experience, i felt great and happy because we learned new things by doing fun activities, for example, listening to music and filing the text, doing some quizlet live and other fun activities.

5) For a bonus, i want to add a Wordle just because it’s fun.

Grade 8 Portfolio


I think I am good at communication because I can speak four languages. I am currently speaking English, French, Spanish and Japanese. I am still learning Spanish and Japanese. I believe that communication is one of my strong ATL skills and that I should keep it up and improve the one’s that I am week at. I choose to talk about English where we did creative writing on poetry and PE where we did handball skills and our presentation.



I’m a student that is organized and I never get messed up in my things I also reflect a lot of what I did today on the work I did and things that I could improve. I believe that self-management is also one of my strong strength and that I should keep it up like that, I would relate this ATL skill to music and art because you need to be very aware of what you are doing. Most of the work that we do is alone and is very important because it reflects how you are capable of doing something without the help of others.


I think that I am good at socializing with others especially in design and drama because in those two subjects you work a lot with different people you try and see a different perspective of the activity we are doing. We also do group work and we should not be afraid to work with boys and they are not going to eat us. In those two subjects, my grades are good but I think that if I did a bit more of socializing mostly with boys things could change.


I think that I am good but could improve my thinking ATL skill in math and science because those subjects are a bit hard for me and I need to improve them to get good grades. I think that math I need to look more at the formulas and memorizing and doing the worksheet, for science I that I have to study hard and learn formulas to understand the work of science and how different components work.


I think I should improve my research skills in I&S because I feel that they ar every poor and that if ai am very focused and into the project or research my work could be also really good and really interesting to read, this would show that the work I did is really important and that it is useful.


Goal 1:

My first goal is to be able to improve my research skills in I&S so my project means a lot and I can improve my grade. To make that happen I will read a more in English and when I am doing my research I should ask Mr.Hutton or other students what they think of my work.

Goal 2:

My second goal is to improve my grades in Math and Science because later on, I would like to be a doctor and those two subjects are important. To make that happen I will study hard those two subjects and make more work and study time. I hope this will pay and in semester two I will get better grades.

Goal 3:

My third and last goal are to be able to improve my thinking skills in most of the subjects because thinking is the really important thing because without this you would be dumb. But mostly it is to develop new vocabulary and things to say not make mistakes in your work. To make that happen I shouold talk mor with other people and ask them what they think of what I say of belive,

Thank you for coming and listening to my Student Led conference and I hope that you understood what I did in semester one and that I will improve the best as I can my grades to be a great student. Hope you enjoyed my presentation of my work.

Explaining my confort zone during G8 Expedition

The grade 8 trip was great and we got to discover a lot of things about different people and about the activities. The first day we arrived at the camp was great because we discovered the place and where we were going to sleep. We also went at a gym and we played activities with the people from canyons. The second day we went for canyoning and rafting I really enjoyed rafting because I had already done before but laso because we cot to jump of from cliffs and that was pretty cool. I was not able to go for canyoning in the afternoon because i have asthma and that is very sad. I was very angry to everyone because i was not able to go for canyoning and i wished i could go for that activity because it looked great and i had never did some canyoning before. This was the saddest thing that happened to me and it was worst because i was alone for two hours and a half and it was very paineful to me because i was wandering what the others would be doing during tat time and how they were enjoying compered to me that was stuck at a table in the dinning area. I enjoyed going for rock climbing because it’s an activity that I am good at and  also i had already done this activity before so it made it easier for me. I learned that in rock climbing we need to be communicating at all time and also be alert because anything can happen it you are not careful and make something wrong. We also went mountain biking and i do bike a lot around my house and other places so it was not very difficult but i enjoyed the part where we went to a park to practice our strength on the bike and it was pretty cool. I learned that when you are biking you are using much more energy than when you are walking because you have to be careful to where you go and the direction you are going. We went canoeing on the 3 or 4 day and we got to play a race game with my team and splash each other and it was very fun because I discovered that you can enjoy things eventhow you are not on the ground but that you are on water. It was a fun experience and people rely liked it.


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