Monday, May 22, 2017

Images of Greatness Refelction

     My Image of Greatness was Misty Copeland. I Thought Misty Copeland was great because she kept pushing to become the best even though her growing up was hard. I admire her because she started dancing so late in her life and people doubted her and told her she was never make a successful career out of dancing. 
    I think the part i'm most proud of is the final product, and seeing it all together. I am also i'm proud of how my board turned out, I thought it was going to be really bad but it was actually a lot better than I had expected. I think the reason why i'm the most proud about the finished product is because going into this my idea was very different than what I had imagined in my head. I also thought this project was going to be very easy but it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.
    The most challenging part of this project was probably deadlines or writing my paper. The reason I think these three things were the hardest is because with the deadlines they were all on canvas and I don't like using canvas and I often would check it another part is that it some things I completed before the deadline and some it took me longer than the deadline. With the writing my paper part I was just having trouble getting my notes into an order that I liked. 
      I think I grew as a learner during this unit with my bibliography skills, before I had some knowledge before but my skills improved a lot more. I now actually enjoy citing sources. I also think i improved on the research skills.

     My work could have been improved by going more into depth on my research because I had enough but you can always get more. I think if I had more time to research I would have had a much more detailed project. because you can always find more. I also think my work could have been more improved by being more neat and organized. I decided to make my time line by hand and I think I should have made it by hand.
      I think the best part of the Images of Greatness Celebration was the field trip I had a lot of fun and thought it was a really fun experience. Another thing I enjoyed was actually making my board i had never spray painted before and I actually enjoyed it. I also like picking out pictures and putting them on with the frame. I actually had a lot of pictures that I didn't use.

      My favorite part of the field trip was probably the art museum or the breakout room. I really enjoyed the breakout room because I like to solve puzzle and stuff like that. the breakout-room actually kind of made me mad though because we were ready to break out we had the code but we had forgot the last digit. The last digit was 9 so now I don't like that number, but now me and the people in the room joke about it. I also really liked seeing all the art in the museum it was so pretty. I also thought it was a really cool opportunity to see all these famous artist work that we had learned about in art work.

     I learned the most at the world food prize center. I thought it was really cool that it started in Iowa. It was kind of confusing though, I would like to learn even more about it and come back again. I thought the room downstairs was the best I liked the screen that showed the population and how fast it grows. I also really liked the photography room.

    The part of the field trip that surprised me the most was the IMAX. The IMAX surprised me the most because I thought I wasn't going to enjoy it at all and it was going to be boring but it was actually one of my favorite parts.

    My team didn't break out of the escape chamber. But were very very very very close to breaking out we had solved all of the puzzles and we had the code we just forgot the 9 bullets and that made me angry but other than that it was  super fun. I think the best part of the trip was the breakout room.
     I think the best part of goal is getting to do all these fun projects. Some advice I would give to a goal student trying to succeed is have a growth mindset. I would warn them about deadlines they are closer than they appear. They should be excited about not having reading 6th and 7th grade they should also be excited for mock trial I think its one of the best units we do. I think I will miss having Mrs.Edlin as a teacher and getting to do all of this independent work and unique projects.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

History Day Reflection

     My project for history day project was about Hamilton and the musical Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote about him. I worked on this project with Alyson Reid and Sophie Wallerich, we chose the category website because we thought it would be fun to work on and create. I personaly would have liked to do an exhibit and a different but I had fun doing a website.
      I agree with some of the things the judges said about our project but then I don't agree with some of it. On the judging sheet the judges said that we focused to much on the musical but I don't think that is true I think they said that because during the interview we talked  a lot about the musical and not actually Hamilton himself. Another thing I don't agree with is the part where they said we didn't have our bibliography and annotations, I think they just didn't see our sub-pages but I was a little confused because they saw our thesis statement. 
    I think the most interesting thing I learned while doing this project was stuff about the musical. I enjoyed learning about Lin-Manuel Miranda, because I had never heard of him and found it surprising  he was such a big image in theater. I also thought it was cool how he started at such a young age.

     I think the hardest part of this project was actually doing the research. I think doing the research was the hardest part because of our topic. With our topic I think we should have focused less on Hamilton facts but we focused an greater amount on Hamilton when the actual musical was just as important. Another hard part was word count, we went over the count but still wanted a lot of that information so that was difficult cutting out words.
      I improved on my researching skills by doing this project. I can use the skills I learned from this project in other projects. My researching skills improved a ton during this project, it taught me how to go more into depth about your topic. Another thing I learned was time management. I think next time I do a project I will try to have better time management because during this project I feel like I didn't use it wisely.
     I think we could improve our project by improving our thesis statement. Another way we could improve our project is by having more media because we did do our project on a musical so that seems like a pretty important part. The last way we could have improved our project is by having more information, but that was kind of hard with the word count issue.

     I think the thing i'm most proud of when it comes to this project is how our website shows, I think our website looks very nice and we have good pictures, another thing I like about how website is presented is our subpages they are really cool. I thought the subpages was a good idea because instead of having this one giant page with all of this information you could have pages coming off of it. When we first were trying out the subpages we went a little ham and had like 15 of them but once we cut them down I thought it was a cool add on to the website.


Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare Review

     When I found out our class was learning about Shakespeare I wasn't very excited. At first I thought we were just gonna read a bunch of old books and learn about his life. When I found out we were doing more then just that I actually stared to like the unit. I think the best part of the unit was reading/ watching taming of the shrew. I felt like you got to learn about Shakespeares unique way of writing, and how his works are still being published and used today. 
   In my opinion I don't think Kate was exactly tamed, I think she learned a different way of getting what she wanted without using her mouth. Another reason I don't think she was tamed is because in the sun and moon scene she disagreed with him at first and then all of a sudden changed her mind.

    Shakespeare's first folio is important because, it basically gave us shakespeare. It was the first folio of his plays made. Because before that Shakespeare's play weren't normally published.
  Insults and death scenes helped me understand Shakespeare's language, and understand how big of an impact he made on todays writing. I also learned some public speaking skills by getting up in front of my class and speaking.  
    I think its important to still learn Shakespeare 400 years after his death, because he has impacted writing in so many ways. Another reason why its important is because you also get to see how much it has changed but also how much its stayed the same. I liked learning about shakespeare even though he's over 400 years old because I like old stuff also I like the area of drama/plays.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 first blog post

      My first goal is to get on the A honor roll all four quarters. My second goal for the 2016-2017 school year is to be involved in many activities including Volleyball, Cheerleading, and track I might also decide to join some clubs throughout the year. The number one thing I want to improve on is math, since I'm not in advanced math part of my goal is to get scores of an advanced math student. One improvement I want to make is better note taking I feel that I have always slacked a little on taking notes.

Monday, April 4, 2016

7th grade Promotion Video

     My role in the film was the camera person. Some of me responsibilities were to record everything that we needed live shots of like classes, after school activities, and interviews. I had many task i had trouble with like what times the interviews should be at and one time the camera was really blurry and we couldn't use some of that film. I learned film making is really hard and it takes teamwork. One thing I learned about teamwork is that sometimes you wont always agree but there ways to make compromise I also learned it brings people closer together. I learned our school has a lot of things to highlight form the teachers to what type of classes and activities we can do, My favorite part of the video was thee narration and how well it went with the music and pictures. If I could improve our video I would change the inspire empower and achieve part I feel like maybe a different effect on it would have worked better.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

 my projects shows what we learned in our graphic novel,cartoons, and comics unit because we showed different types of drawing it could be like a stick figure or it could be a more detailed character,a type of drawing we learned about is the Brunetti style it is basically just  a person drawn with a bunch of shapes. Also in the unit I learned What emanate was, its basically little lines that show expression. I think this project helped me be creative.