November 2

Grade 7 expedition reflection

What did I enjoy?

The most thing I enjoyed in expedition was the rock climbing. I enjoyed rock climbing because the staff was very supportive and funny. I also enjoyed it because when we go up and stop in the middle we can swing around with a rope tied to us and it was very fun. I also enjoyed it because we were with some of our friends and were cheering each other on so it motivated us to clear the rock climb. The other thing I enjoyed was the view. Some view you can only see up in the mountains so it was fun taking pictures.

Challenge

The most challenging part for me was I had no personal space. Where ever I looked there was at least 3 people right next to me,but at last I got used to it and lived through it.

What did I learn about living and working in a community?

I learned that in a community its a bit difficult to be a lone and to have personal space. I recognize that you need team work to enjoy and to live in a community.

Why are the Expeditions an important part of our schooling?

I think expedition is important because when it comes to expedition there is lots of activities that require communicating with each other and team work. This makes it so we get to know each other better and get along better with each other. Its also a good way to interact with the new students because at school you can go to the library and other place but in expedition theres not much place to hide.

 

 


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September 13

Fire Fair 7th-8th grade

DRAGON DAYS REFLECTION

Designing our project was… A bit hard to do because we had 6 members in our group and we did not have much things to do.
Reasons I liked working with my group One of the reasons I liked working with my group is the leader in our group gave us jobs to finish by the period and that made it easy for the other members to be part of it.
ATL skills that I used well I think I have used communication a lot in this project because when I finished one of the things I asked if there could be any changes and also asked for anything else.
Great moments along the way One of the great moments were that the teachers wasnt saying you need to do this and that every 5 minutes instead they stepped out and that makes it our responsibility to finish what we needed to finish
One thing I learned from another group One thing I learned from another group was if you do not communicate with your team members about your project your project will not go anywhere.
Next time, I will Next time I will ask what I should do earlier so that the project will be finished faster then we will have time to correct the err during the practice
Something awesome that I contributed Is the Dragon Day.

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June 10

Zoo builder review (INS)

Did you learn anything by playing?

I have learned that shops earn money but at the same time loses money. What I mean by “loose money” in order to earn more money they need to renew the shop for the customers so they wont get bored and will still continue to come. I also learned from the game (zoo builder) that there are people who is not interested in some of the shops. I thought it will be important to have some few opportunity for the customers so you still can get money. The audience for this game is people who wants to play a game that teaches about money use and loss. I think zoo builder is a addicting game because it feels good to see the money going up. I give a thumbs up for this game.

June 9

Portrait Reflection (art)

Explain the subject of your painting.

 

The person I am drawing is my class mate Jared. I chose to draw jared because when I moved up to 6th grade I think I hang around with him a lot more. He is important to me because he is a fun person to be with and he makes me laugh. He is also important because he is a good friends even though we were in different groups in 5th grade. I drew something that Jared likes or enjoyed doing. He said that he likes cats so I drew Turkish Angora because he likes that breed. I also asked what he likes to do and he said basketball so I also drew that to express his interests. I also thought about how can I help Jared enjoy basket ball even more then I though well Iron Man is perfect because he can get in the suit while playing basket ball and dunk it in the hoop and score. I thought it is perfect to add Iron Man because it has a small story between the basketball and Iron Man.

 Explain how you communicated your ideas.

I got Inspired with the comic style. My favourite marvel character is Iron Man. I chose to draw Iron Man because it is my favourite marvel character and also Jared has a favourite marvel character but its different so I decided to draw my character and he drew his favourite character on his art piece as me. I used this influence and drew Iron as Jared. My pictorial elements are colour, setting and object. I used red, black and yellow/goldish for the Iron Man. For the cat I used white,black, and cyan. Last but not least for the basket ball I used orange and black. I used different types of blue in the background because if its only plane blue it will be boring but if I do different types of blue it will be interesting to look at and you can think that there is different types of blue.

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June 1

Economic plan for summer (INS)

My economic plan is to save money and earning money before going on vacation. I want to save money because when I go on vacation I buy things that I dont really need and at the end I feel like “Oh I didn’t need this” so I want to use the money more wisely instead of just buying the things you want only for second. I also recognized that to save money you have to get money. If you only save money you can only save in order to save it for the vacation but if you earn money it adds to your savings and you can buy more things. If you start earning (get) money you can use it before vacation too but you should put a budget before using it because if you have no budget you will use too much. You also can save by not using your allowance or instead of using the money you earned you can use your allowance and other you can save. After I have done this I should look at the exchange rate.  If the currency of American $ is high then its probably a better idea to wait.

I am going to do this plan because I think it is a good way to learn how to get (earn) money by your self and you can learn of thinking about your own budget and how to use it.

 

 

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May 31

Reflection on trailer

I was doing the narrator for the trailer. I think I did a pretty good job because I have a deep voice and it fits the narration.  I think I could’ve make it more dramatic so it will excite the audience even more.  The order what the narrator said was a bit in a messy order but overall I think it it was a nice trailer even though it was only 40sec long. At the start of the trailer it was a really happy sounding trailer because kids were saying all the excitements for summer break and it was a happy song. When It became to the problem part it suddenly played a sad song but it connected well with the happy song so it did not sound messy. My best skill was saying my line at the right time and making my voice not go high so it does not sound weird. I should improve on saying my lines a bit more dramatic because it sounded a bit boring. I would rate my trailer 8 out of 5 because it was really short and it was a bit confusing but the song sounded nice and it was easy to understand the difference between narrator and the actor so it wasent that confusing about that. Another movie trailer that was captivating was the horror trailer. I think that sounded realistic because there was lots of realistic sound effects and there was lots of drama.

Ours

Horror

 

May 12

drama speech reflection

My best skill was looking at the audience/camera because usually when I have palm card or a speech on a paper or a phone I just read it and not look at the audience but this time I think I did a good job on looking at the audience/camera instead of just reading my palm cards.

I should improve on talking more smooth because it will sound nicer when its all smooth and if I keep on stopping for 10 second each time I speak or stop it will take for ever so I should practice more so I can speak more smoothly.

 

I would rate my speech 8 out of 6 because I got stuck on what to say and The order of the speech was a bit random so It was not organized.

 

 

 

 

Another speech which was captivating was Yestin’s speech because I think he said it very smoothly and had lots of detail even though it was a short time. I understood lots of things about his friends and how they met. I think it was a organized speech and had lots of details in a short time.

 

 

 

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May 4

photo shoot

We started our unit on film making. We were in small groups and I was with Tim and Koumae. First we looked at a comic book and talked about the shots of the comic and films/movies. We drew different types of shots so we know what kind of shot it looks like. After we finished drawing we went to the rooftop outside and took some shots of different angles. My group did long shot/wide shot,medium shot and birds eye view. We managed to finish all shots in one try. I learned that if we use different types of shots it will look more dramatic and interesting for the audience instead of using one angle for the whole movie.

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Medium shot

 

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Birds eye view

 

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Wide shot/long shot