My DI Journey

Hi guys welcome back to another blog, today we are going to be talking about my journey through destination imagination. Destination imagination, also called DI is a tournament for kids to showcase creative and critical thinking skills to solve problems. There are many different categories, I got put  into the improv group. At first I was so scared because I was a really bad actor then overtime I learned how to act.

My Group and I had improv are challenge was called festival frenzy. There are three important things to know about this challenge, the first is that we had to research eight festivals, and we drew one from a hat then thought of something on the spot. The second is that we also draw a main goal for are skit and it could be completely random. And the final things is the fork in the road. The fork in the road is something that we also draw from a hat, but we do this in the middle of the skit.

We finished first place for improv. We were a creative team, a smart team, and a team who can problem solve. There is still lots of stuff we can get better at. If I learned one thing from DI it would be how to problem solve.

we also did these things called instant challenges. We had to do one at DI but Im am not aloud to talk About that. We did practice instant challenges at the very start of the year way before DI. Hers a picture of a bout we made for an instant challenge.

 

The goal in this instant challenge was to hold as many marbles as possible on a boat my team came second. This was one of are first instant challenges, and it is also my favourite one.

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Renaissance A Time Of Change

Hey guys welcome back to my blog, this post is going to be about a project i recently completed about the renaissance. The goal of this project was to gain a better understanding of the renaissance and compare its inventions, societal changes, artists, and art to ours nowadays.

are end product for this project was a triptych demonstration changes and a paragraph about the most significant thing in the renaissance. A triptych is a image with a background relating to the image. It is split into three columns, the one in the middle being the biggest. My triptych has Sean sully a modern day artist compared to Leonardo da Vinci. It also contains the art piece the Mona Lisa. That is the left column on the right side it has the parachute which I think is the best invention during the renaissance. The final thing on the right side is the Protestant reformation. Then finally the modal column has my Memoji aka a emoji that looks like me, as well as modern day things similar to the stuff on the outer column. Here is my triptych.

I learned quite a lot from this project, but the one thing i want to highlight over the others is how i learned to use the app superimposeX which is an app where you design and crop images to make them how you want them to look. I used this app through the whole project and i used it to make everything I did. That was my triptych. The final thing was my paragraph on the most significant thing during the renaissance. I chose Leonardo da vinci, I choose him because he was not only an artist but also an inventor, mathematician, an architect and much more. He invented the parachute and his work has helped shape the world to be how it is today. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At seycove

                                                                    At seycove 

  

Hi everybody, welcome back to my blog and today we are going to be talking about my time at seycove. I know thats sounds kinda weird, but most of the kids in the Performance learning program went on a field study to loon lake I did not go. So i will be talking about my time without them at seycove. Over my time without them, the most valuable thing i learned was what its like without my piers, the answer is sad and lonely. During my time working in the library I worked on a at seycove book on book creator here it is. My book

That’s my book its about DI, teamwork, things I want to do and learn and future field studies.I like how my book turned out and i hoped you readers do to. The most enjoyable thing i did in my book is when I sketched a picture of me on a future field study in Disneyland. I have been to Disneyland before and i love it there so i would love to go there on a field study. Thank you guys for reading my blog.

My Mpol

                                                                      My Mpol 

Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am the expert on my own learning. I am also responsible and accountable for my own learning. You can expect me to give an honest evaluation of my progress. We will discuss my strengths and opportunities for growth. Thank you in advance for listening and for offering feedback that I can use to improve as a learner. it’s about my whole process as a learner so far.

I’m going to be summarizing everything I’ve learned so far in my time in the performance learning program.

Scimatics

The very first class I had in high school was, scimatics it was so cool walking in, doing a Kahoot and problem solving to build a tower out of paper, i new this was the right program for me. We did three projects in scimatics, fractions of our time, tectonic chances, and the one we just finished laser laws, my favourite was tectonic chances. This was my favourite project because we got to learn about the tectonic plates and their movements by making a board game. I was in a group with Seth. Are game was called tectonic run. It’s about escaping Hawaii when the pacific plate is moving and colliding. We had tons of different aspects in are game. My biggest take aways from scimatics are how I went into it not feeling good, but now I am way better on my iPad, I feel way better at math and science. Here are pictures from the tectonic plates project.

 This was the class I thought I would struggle in but I have learned iPad skills and how to calculate and estimate. I still could get better at, handing stuff in earlier, managing my time, and communicating, those were my weaknesses of this class, now my strengths. The things i think i did best at in scimatics are, group work, creative thinking, and designing. the thing I’m most proud of in scimatics is when Seth was away it was the final day of the tectonic chances project and I was able to finish the project and problem solve to make my game better, for example we needed to print out cards so I asked max who didn’t have a group for help then hey joined are group and we designed the cards and printed them out together. I really enjoyed scimatics.

Maker

Maker is the first class I had with Mrs. Willmse and Mr. Hughes. This was a good class I learned so much from maker. It really taught me the way of technology, and how to work efficiently. I learned the most from maker because it was challenging. We had lots of projects, like one on photography, one on drawing, my first mini exhibition and many more. I learned iPad skills from maker, we created Memojis, we leaned different techniques with the iPad to help us learn efficiently. Some other things I learned were how to take a good picture or how to angle the camera to make it look exiting to the viewer. I also conquered my mindset that I couldn’t draw. In the Emily Carr project I became a really good artist, better then I thought possible. For example we had to use sketches pro to sketch and colour a beautiful landscape, and I did great. Here’s a picture.


I also had my first exhibition in maker, it was displaying are Memoji and showing us a learner and what we could do. It was so cool I met New people, I showed them my work. Each table had a theme ours was sports themed, we wore jerseys and put out trophies. I think doing this was very important because it prepared me for the big exhibition in humanities. Some things I think I could do better at in maker, I do feel like the king of tech but there is still lots of ways to work more efficiently with my iPad. I could always get better at communicating with my group, this will help me with DI to. And most of all I can stay on task. Those where my weaknesses but  I also had some strengths, for example I was a quick learner with my iPad creating my keynote tour, and putting it on my blog was easy. I also think I was a good group worker, because I played my part by helping create and design ideas, like in Di.

Humanities

This is my favourite class out of all plp, it had my favourite project and I learned the most from it. This was the third class in high school it was on my second day. I walked into the class and a new chapter began. At first we were learning about advertisement, i thought we would just be doing some silly project from elementary school but then outta nowhere we are told that we’re creating an advertisement for a company local based. I got covert. Humanities was very important to me and taught me a lot, for example in maker I had a mini exhibition but in humanities I got to experience the real thing. Are exhibition in humanities had way more people and a bigger atmosphere. It was based on S.E Hintons novel the outsiders, we made tableaux based on scenes in the book,  i thought this was important because now I can be ready knowing what an exhibitions are like. Here are pictures from the ad project.

Through the the projects in humanities i had strengths and weaknesses. My biggest weaknesses, were designing i struggled with designing because i had the idea in my Mind but I couldn’t create with the materials at hand. I struggled with group communication, it was hard with six people in my group and six different ideas but it got better at the end. And the last weakness is critical thinking, after this class i was great at solving problems, but it was hard an hour before the exhibition finding a way to cover a Seycove books club banner with an outsiders theme. I got a lot better at solving problems after. My biggest strength was definitely creative thinking. I also think I did well at group work because we managed who is doing what, so we could work with more efficiency.

My biggest growth opportunities.

Over the course of my time in PLP I have learned many things. But there is still more to learn.

In the previous text I talked about all things I learned, but the one thing I didn’t say that is most important is have a good mindset. With a good mindset you can do anything. The things I need to grow at, one of things I need to grow at is managing my time, I need to work on multiple assignments, if I do this I can make time for different things, and have more quality in my assignments. I can also grow in my technology skills I feel like boss on electronics but there is still tons to learn, with that skill down I will be able to work with way more efficiency.

And the most important is working with a group, I’m pretty good at group work but it is really complex I can still communicate better and do much more to help me. To get better and fulfill these goals I’m going to manage my time via a reminders app like things, I will take breaks to refresh my brain, I will communicate positively, I will get better at communicating because I’m on sports teams and communicating is an essential part of life.

Thank you for reading

My book of poems

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog. Today I’m going to be showing you guys my boo of poems i made in the working with words project. We learned many different types of poems from a simile to a haiku there are many more.

here is a picture of my poetry teams i learned.

 

This shows every single poetry type and form we learned in this project. Now i will showcase my book of poems.

Ebook

The driving question for this project is how may I construct test to show who I am right now.

and my answer to that question is that are poem is about the wildlife of the world fading away and we said,

Well the answer is that this poem expresses our feelings on how the world is today. With nature and how you get brought up.

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 My Destination imagination journey

Destination imagination is a completion where you plan, and think on the spot it’s all about critical thinking. I am pretty exited, because I’m in the improv group and it’s been really fun so far. We have practiced improv, we have practiced instant challenges, we have done lots of research, and many more. Im going to be talking about my entire journey and preparation for Di  so far. Here are some pictures.

We started off by doing instant challenges, but even before that on are first day of school we did instant challenges. These are preparing us for when we have to do them in DI. We found out are groups then studied are task. After we studied we took a test so we could understand are challenge for DI. Then my group, the improv group practiced improv, and researched for are challenge. The idea of are challenge is a character who has to have a challenge and try to reach their goal. And it takes place in a festival.

My biggest takeaways so far from DI are teamwork, dedication, communication, and critical thinking. These are important because without them you will go no where. I think Di is really going to help me. Some kids in my class have all ready done DI but this is my first time. I think my group will to good if we keep up the good work.

In my group I have, cam, Kira, Hannah, Magnus, and Caitlin. And think we make a pritty good team. On some days in DI we do instant challenges and all the groups compete, and our group won the last one. It was creating a storyline in a couple of minutes.

Laser laws

 Laser Laws

Hello fellow blog readers, today we are going to be talking about my latest project in scimatics, Laser Laws. This project is about the law of lasers and the law of reflection. How can we test the pythagorean theorem and the law of reflection? The driving question for this project is How can we test the pythagorean theorem and the law of reflection? And now I can tell you the Answer.

Let’s get right into it.

Let’s get started with my mind map 

This mind map shows my questions from the start of the project, and the answers from the end.

Questioning and guessing

I think I was accomplished, because I was actually really interested in lasers at the star of this project. I wanted to know why they go on forever, why they are different colours it’s an 

Interesting topic. I think I demonstrated accomplished, because I did all the work, I did my MindNode and was able to answer all of my questions, but I think I could do better at handing stuff in on time. Me and my group helped each other and if we didn’t understand something we would use are iPad to figure it out. We would estimate, and question ourselves to see if we are doing the best we can.

Communicating and representing 

In this competency I think I did really good. I Was able to communicate my ideas to everyone in my group. I represented my idea of a trapezoid, and that’s the shape we used for are project. For example when we couldn’t figure out where to put the mirrors, we all communicated to solve the problem, we communicated who’s doing what and how to do it. We organized are roles and it made us work way more effectively, and when the presenting day came we were ready because of how well we communicated.

Applying and innovating

In this project I really applied myself. I came up with the idea of a trapezoid and it worked out great. It took multiple try’s to get it on point and eventually it worked. We innovated it by moving the mirrors trying different techniques with the laser and eventually we got it by working as a team and putting are ideas together to form a great project. Then we all inputted are thoughts on decorating it, then we decided to make it a blue design and it turned out great.

                This is my milestone 4 right triangle I made on ray optics simulator.

 

My favourite thing in this project was how we got to work with actual lasers, and I didn’t expect it to look so cool at then, I expected to have it be kinda lit up but then, outta no where it was awesome how cool everyone’s designs looked like at the end of the project with all the fog it was so cool. Thank you for reading, have a good day, see you next time, by.

The Big Five

The big five stands for the five best soccer leagues in the world. In this post I’m going to to be sharing the big five and there best teams. You will see the best league which contains the best players. The first league and the number one on the planet is the premier league. The premier league is home to some of the best teams of all time like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, and many more. And is the league Cristiano Ronaldo plays in. This league is in England.


Those are the big five. The next is La liga the Spanish national league. It’s home to teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Athletico Madrid. The reason this Is such a cool league is because of their tiki taka play style, which is sharp quick attacking passing and dribbling soccer. The next league is the Italian league, which has the best defence in the world. The league is called the Seria A. It’s very defensive, and is home to teams like Juventus, inter Milan, Milan, Napoli, and many more.

the Bundesliga is the German league that has great attacking soccer. And is home to the champions league winner and one of the best on the planet Robert Lewandowski. The Bundesliga has great clubs like Bayern Munich, and Borrusia Dortmund.

And the last league the French national league has been dropped out of top five and been replaced by liga no’s the Portuguese league. This is the league Ronaldo started in.

Thank you for reading I hope you learned something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thing you need to play soccer.

hey everybody welcome back, In this post I’m going to be continuing the blogging series where I get to choose my topic. Before you read don’t forget to checkout my previous two posts in this series. In this post I’m going to be showing you an image I sketched about my favourite sport, which is my topic for this series. I’m going to be taking you through my entire process of drawing this.

 

This is the ball I tried to copy. I think I did an alright job at drawing one for my first time.

So this is my final result. So I started of by just analyzing the picture than I decided to take it in to sketches pro. I took it in and started tracing the black shapes. Then i moved on to making the white part pop out. The final thing I did was add stitch marks for it to look more realistic.

the reason I choose a ball was because without the ball you couldn’t play soccer it’s the most important part. Here’s a link to the evolution of  soccer balls. Thank you for reading and I hope this inspired you to draw your own ball.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two best players in the world

the best, a term in soccer that describes the player with most trophies or most goals but there’s much more then that. The current two best are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the argument could go any. Some people believe Messi is better then Ronaldo because he has more player of the year awards by two. Others believe Ronaldo is better because he has more goals and has played harder leagues. In my personal opinion I think  they are equal, I think Messi’s a fantastic dribbler and Ronaldo’s a fantastic shooter.

I have huge respect for both of these players. There are other great players like Neymar, Kevin de Bruyne, Mbappe and many more. The ballon dor  is a comet ion for player of the year in Europe Messi one it this year, he has seven, Ronaldo has five. The thing I like most about Messi is how quick of a dribbler he is. The thing I like most about Ronaldo is how he is the hardest working person on the planet, and has majorly inspired me. I hope you have learned something from this post and maybe you can do some research and pick who you think is better.

 

here’s Messi

Here’s Ronaldo 

Thank you for reading. I hope you learned something.