I have had a good first semester and I am very proud of my improvements. I am especially proud of the following ATLs: Thinking, Communication, Research and Social Skills. However I will also talk about Self-management, which I need to work on.
In design I am good at gathering and organizing relevant information. An example of this is when I collected data for my kool-Aid man project.
In science I feel that I am good at interpreting the data and drawing reasonable conclusions. An example of this would be any of the labs we have covered this term.
In an Individuals and Societies I can draw conclusions and develop opposing arguments effectively. My recent Renaissance project allowed to me to research deeply into Federico da Montefeltro so that I could develop opposing arguments and draw conclusions.
In English I really enjoy looking at both sides, so that I can develop understandings of both the protagonist and the antagonist in stories. Like the story “Two weeks with the Queen” .
In mathematics I can propose and evaluate varying solutions. A good example of this is when I work with others to solve problems. A good example of this is the recent “Pythagoras in the real World”.
One of my strong ATLs is communication in English. I am especially proud of my intercultural understanding of works to interpret them and I am able to communicate them in different ways.
I enjoy writing French for different purposes such as describing different characters as well as myself. An example of this was my recent work with Asterix and Calvin Hobbes
In Music my communication skills allow me to use a variety of media to communicate large range of ideas. The recent musical interpretation of Gravity Falls.
In Drama I use a variety of speaking techniques to communicate with different audiences. As well as Drama class, I was also in the school play, which allowed me to extend this skill beyond the class room.
In individuals and societies I get the chance to access information to be informed and inform others I would like to use the same example again as above from the Renaissance. One of the best sites I used was http://www.le-marche.com/Marche/html/montefel.htm, as it gave the information I need and it had good references to back up the research.
In design, I get to use my research skills to present information in a variety of formats. I really like and appreciate the way the project is shared with us, through a slide presentation, as that always gives me lots of ideas.
In Tutor class, I think I can highlight my social skills I think I’m empathetic to others I’m trying to be a good listening to everyone. An example of my empathy was recently told to me, when I went out of my way the hug a student that was leaving.
Within PE I tried to work collaboratively as much as possible.
The ATL skill, I think I need to work at the most, is my self management. I knowI am not very good at concentrating or staying on task and I need improve this. This is especially obvious in French when I find the task, I am sorry to say boring. I have found a way to improve my concentration, which is to use a timer, which allows me to concentrate for periods of time and then take a break. I like it, as it is big and easy to use.
So my biggest goal is to be more on task. One of the ways I hope to do this, is to extend the timer gaps to have less breaks. Hopefully by the end of 7th grade, I can get to 30 minutes or more of fully concentrating at a time.