Personal Project Reflection

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Today I started my project. I’m feeling a bit nervous because we had some conflict about the script doc and we wasted 8 minutes trying to resolve it. I hope that tomorrow we are more relaxed, careful and less reckless. I am looking forward to the presentation because it will be interesting to see what others think of our play. We are planning for some playdates to work on the costumes and props. I might do a bit of work on the setting description tonight. I think that because today was the first day of working on this and because we had just had a 4 day weekend, that is why we were a bit unstable. But I hope that tomorrow is a better day.

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 

Today, my group and I started the script. It actually didn’t go that badly! We got the first scene and first narrator part. We also started the second scene and began to practice the first scene. We are on an exploding spaceship trying to escape to earth. I am very pleased with how today worked out. I think we were very committed even though there were some times when we were silly and off topic. But it didn’t get that bad and we managed to settle down. I think I showed self-management because I did my own work and helped my group as well all in good time. I also think I was open-minded because I did not mind changing up some things for the props and scenes. Areej was also helpful with showing Amirah and I where to make changes and what to delete. Amirah was helpful because she helped find some examples for the special effects. She also helped find some possible examples for the backdrops. All in all, I think we had a very successful day! Yayay hooray!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Today we got a lot done. We memorized scene one, finished scene three and got almost halfway through scene four. Something I think might be challenging for us is the part where we have the exploding spaceship at the beginning. Another thing that might be hard is that we all start laughing when Areej is act crying. I think the thing that has been most enjoyable is when the Wendigo touches Amirah and she says “Hi, nice to meet you!” We exploded in laughter so many times. My goal by Thursday is to have scenes 4 and maybe 5 done. I also hope to put Aleena’s character in almost all of the scenes. I for one, think today was quite a success! I hope Areej and Amirah feel the same way!

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Hey guys! So yeah, It’s the last week of school and we are almost done with our play! Today, we decided that since we have so little time, we are making it a radio play. When it’s done, I will try to give you guys the audio on here and make sure to comment about whether you like it or not. Today turned out to be a do almost nothing day. We barely did anything with the script and spent almost the whole time on silly sound effects. I really do hope we can get everything done by Wednesday. And guess how many scenes we have! 13! And there are going to be more! Although I said that we didn’t do a lot with the script, I just looked at it and realized that we finished 10 and 11 and got about halfway through scene 12 and started scene 13. I think that when we are done we will have somewhere between 13 and 18 scenes. I know, right? It’s a lot! So comment down below what number of scenes YOU think we will have and then when we are done with it I will tell you how many we wound up with in the end. So since we’re almost done, there will only be two or three more blog posts! HAPPY SUMMER! 🙂 See you next time!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Well, we made it! Almost done. All we have to do is practice a bit and record! So I’m quite happy with how we have budgeted our time. And to answer your question, we have fifteen scenes counting the ending. We have two narrator parts that Amirah is saying and two or three days ago – I’m not sure – we welcomed Aleena into our group. She appears in scenes 5 through 14 as a fake wendigo and helpful friend. So I am quite happy that we have something of quality to present. And I am very happy that we finished the script. Although we didn’t have much time to practice because we are best friends me, Areej and Amirah, so we talk a lot and laugh a lot and get off topic a lot. Yeah, definitely a lot for us to get distracted with! Our plan in the end is to record the play and put it on Google Classroom. And tomorrow is the last full day before the end of the school year! Yay! Comment below when your school gets out and if it already did, I hope your vacation is going well! And if you want you can also comment on whether you want me to put the play on here! Cya tomorrow!

Personal Project June 2018

 

 

My ideas are:

Write a play

Find and act out a play

Make a play

My final decision is that I will… 

I will write and act out a play with Areej and Amirah

My plan is to…  

Think of a setting and characters, write a draft for the play, write a final copy for the play, get props, get costumes, act out the play

I will keep my work / information…  

The script will be on a Google Doc, the props will be at my house and the costumes will be at Amirah’s house

My final ‘product’ or my aim I am working to achieve is…

To have a play that we can present

Transdisciplinary Themes I am Working on:  

HOW WE EXPRESS OURSELVES: expressing ideas; creativity; music, drama, art, writing, poetry

Approaches to Learning I will Focus On: 

Thinking Skills – Understanding. Using knowledge in new situations.  Creating, designing, or inventing. Expressing feelings Making good decisions.

Self Management Skills -. Organization: Time management. Safety.  Appropriate behavior. Making good choices.

Communication Skills – Listening. Speaking. Reading. Writing. Presenting.

Research Skills – Planning. Drawing, note-taking, writing, organizing information.

Children Rights and Responsibilitys

Hi guys! In todays blog post, I will be reflecting on our last U.O.I. unit, The Rights and Responsibilities of Children. We did a lot in this unit, and I hope that you are impressed by what I did and learned.

The major project we did associated with the unit was a wax museum. The character I was was Anne Frank. She was a girl living in Netherlands, Amsterdam, from 1929-1945. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany. So the main idea of this project was to have us find out about a person and their rights, responsibilities  and who helped that person. Below is a video of my presentation while I was dressed up as Anne Frank.

CLICK HERE for the video!

Some stars for this project are: I ended up with a confident presentation to over 35 people and made $7.44 🙂  I was prepared and had enough to say. And I had notes and a bibliography that I recorded in and kept neat.

Some wishes I have are: I wish I talked a bit slower and I wish I said the same thing every time; I gave different speeches to different people, even though they were somewhat related.

One important thing that I think this project taught me was that even though you have a good life and education now, other kids just like me have no education and no good, nice houses. Another important thing I learned was that some things that were happening in 1880s, are still going on in some places and whatever you can do to help is very valuable.

Some action I think that I could take if I lived in the same time period would be to build a resistance fighting group to protect the Jewish people. Another thing I think I could do to help would be to help smuggle the Jewish people out of the country to somewhere where they would be safe forever.

Thank you for reading and see you next time! Byeeee!

 

Energy Reflection

Hi readers! Today, I will reflecting on my energy unit!

IN THE BEGINNING

When we started this unit, we did a paper on energy called Thinking About Energy. We did the first part, Think 1, first. Now, as I look back on it, I had some very silly and strange answers! One was ‘Energy is what makes you not sleepy’ My first thought on this was OMG, what is this??? I had some other ones too, like ‘Some energy can be dangerous while other energy helps people live.’ At least this one was more reasonable than the other one. Now, I look back and see how much I learned!

Roller Coasters!

During some of our first projects, we were discovering what gave roller coasters the energy to move. Above are some pictures of what we were trying to do. The first time, we were trying different heights to drop a marble from so that it wouldn’t fall in the alligator pit. The second time, we were doing a roller coaster with hills and target marbles. Target marbles are marbles that are somewhere along the roller coaster that the first marble has to knock into.

Energy Summit Planning

Day 1. Trying stuff!
It worked!!! Taking pictures for the Energy Summit.
Domino ramp!

A lot later in the unit, we had our Energy Summit planning start. The Energy Summit is an event where we have a week to create a project that is related to energy. My project was a Chain Reaction Machine. At first, I thought it would be very easy, I would just get some stuff and put it together like a puzzle, but I soon discovered that it was not as easy as that. I only had 3 working designs out of a large number of 7, and I had to be very clam and steady, for I was working with dominoes on a carpet.

Energy Summit

I have visitors!!
Ready!

I liked the Energy Summit for a lot of reasons. A few are that I had many people come and visit my tables, I had a good time in general, a lot of people were interested and said that they thought my project was one of the most creative they had seen and lastly, I was happy with how things went even though I couldn’t do everything I had planned.

The End!! I hope you enjoyed reading about my thoughts on the Energy unit! Bye and see you in my next post!!

U.O.I. Portfolio Advertisement

This work above is what I think is my best advert I made for the U.O.I. advertising unit.

I think that this work is the best for many reasons. One reason is that it clearly fits the audience I made it for, which is children. I think this because there is a lot color, not to many words and lots of helpful pictures.

I also think it is very good because it is an amazing improvement from the original, which was all words and three boring colors. Also, there were no pictures at all!!! What a tragedy!!!

The last thing I think this advert is good is because I think it is very persuasive. I think it is persuasive because it has big, bold lettering saying what is there and pictures showing more fun things to do at the fun fair. The fun fair is what my advert is about.

Thanks for reading! Remember to comment! See you again! Byeeeee!

My Company for U.O.I.

This week I was making a company called Crazy Cases with Sami and Hamdan. We had some difficulties and problems but we managed to solve them in the end.

Some problems we had were disagreements. We disagreed on things like what we did and did not keep. We did a vote most of the time and we managed to solve things and agree. Another problem we had was we did not do a lot of home work. I think this was a problem because some things were not very detailed and not very interesting.

I think our adverts were creative because we used very creative images for our online Google Document and our slideshow. We also used lots of color and drawings for our paper posters.

Next time if I was going to do the same thing, I think I would work alone because it is easier if you do not have to worry about what other people are doing. I also would do some more home work because then things will be more detailed.

I hope that you like this post! Remember to leave your thoughts in the comments!

 

Adverts and Advertising

This week, I learned about advertising. Look up at a billboard. It’s an add. Most magazines have many ads in them. Same with newspapers. Ads are pretty much a companies way of making you want to buy their product. Ads are usually very interesting and colorful, another way of persuading you to remember and go buy the product. Some ads also advertise their products only when there is a sale. This is a tactful way to make you really want to go buy a product right away.

I like the ad below a lot because it has so many ways of describing the product, making you want the product right away. I also like this ad because it describes all of the features of the product and more! It is a very creative ad because of all of the exotic colors used in the ad.

 

 

The Best of U.O.I.: My Innovation

Do you know how to make an innovation? Could it help?

Our central idea in U.O.I. was The World Changes Due to Natural Process and Human Innovation.

We learned about:

  • How to stay safe from natural disasters
  • Volcanos
  • Human innovation
  • Landslides/Natural disasters

A piece of work I want to share:   (Pictures of my work here)

The Sand Sucker-Upper has 4 tubes that suck up the sand before it gets in the house (2 tubes per wall). It also has a polyester bag per tube (4 bags total). But that is not all! The Sand Sucker-Upper also has an app that rings – with the sound of your choice – when the bags are full and you can dump out the bags and reuse them.

I want to share this work because it shows how I thought about a problem that I have in my home life and I created a solution that could help the problem. So I think this work shows how I was persistent and a thinker.

Do you think that now you could make a helpful innovation? Do you have any improvements for my innovation? Leave them in the comments bar below!

Thank you for reading and have a nice day all!

Me and Aiya’s……Innovation!

Popsicle sticks, straws, a stack of paper and foam plates, toothpicks, bags and tape on the tables. All for U.O.I. that afternoon. Our innovation project that afternoon was to take normal, ordinary things and make something interesting and new.

Me and Aiya were partners, so we walked over to the material table to see if we could get some ideas.

“Lets get the popsicle sticks, a cup, the foam and paper plates and see if we can make toothpicks work.” I told Aiya confidently.

So we got the materials and went to our table to make a plan. I thought about making a steam looser that cooled the small thing that the our prototype would hold. So first, I had Aiya cut out the middle of the paper plate while I tried to cut out the bottom of the cup. When Aiya was done with the plate, I asked her if she could finish the cup and cut off  the handle. So I then got to work on taping the popsicle sticks together so we could later tape those to the cup later. In fact, I also tried to put toothpicks in the tape, but that turned up a nightmare. They wouldn’t stay or anything.

“Hey Aiya, the toothpicks will NOT work. Not at all.” I reported to Aiya.

When Aiya was done cutting, she began to tape then plates together and later stick the cup onto the foam plate which was on top. Soon, I got to tape the popsicle sticks to the top of the cup. When we were done, we triple-tapped the cup to the plate so it would not fall apart. After, we put it on the table and the groups got called up one by one to take a picture. Be sure to check out the photo below!

So here is the story of my innovation! Please comment on what you like and what additions you would have made. Remember, though, this is just the prototype and many changes will be made in the future parts of the project, so I don’t want to see anything angry in the comments, please. Also, be sure to comment on your favorite parts. I learned that anyone can be an innovator because an innovator is someone who takes things that are already invented and makes them into something new. Thank you for reading and please subscribe to me!