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120 Hours In The Desert

It has now been almost three weeks since me and the rest of the PLP 11 family returned home from New Mexico, and I’m still coming down off of it. It was an amazing trip, and it made me realize that from here on out it’s pretty much impossible to rank the PLP trips we’ve…

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A Glimpse Of The Future

Last Tuesday, I had the amazing opportunity to take a day trip downtown to Pound & Grain; digital marketing agency, for my Career Life 10 Job Shadow Project. This opportunity was brought fourth to me by Ms. Willemse who suggested me and Emily visited as she thought both of us were a good fit for…

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Our Beautiful Backyard

The best field study to date, PLP 10’s Trip around B.C. was truly an experience I will never forget. There were so many amazing aspects to this trip that amazed me, however there was one in particular that inspired me more than anything; the natural beauty.  B.C. is world-famous for its natural attractions, but as…

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Learning How I Learn

Grade 10 has been a wild ride, but for some reason it has gone by so fast. When I look back on everything we did, I remember all of it so vividly. That’s strange for me, because usually the year feels so stretched out and long that I can’t recall everything I did. This isn’t…

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Creating The StreamSpinner

Over the past month or so me and my classmates have been hard at work in Scimathics, working on the last big project of the year; Energy Capture. Now having just completed the project, its the time to take look back on it. Heading in to the project, our task was to create a device…

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How My Dream Became A Reality

One thing that I have been constantly working on throughout the year that hasn’t been posted on my blog here, is my Performance Growth Plan. The goal of PGP is to help us PLP learners find a way to achieve more through a process of expanding what we already know about goal setting and self…

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Safety Is Number 1 Priority

A crucial part of growing up, and an aspect to life that I have recently been introduced more to, is the workplace. As a high school student, getting a job is on my mind, and over the past few weeks in Maker class, I have learned a lot that will keep me safe and aware…

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Thinking Ahead…

For the past few weeks, we’ve been focusing on something a little different in Maker: Career Life Education – or CLE for short. As it’s name entails, this short unit is cantered around learning about future career and life opportunities. To do this however, we first need to learn more about ourselves, in order to…

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The People’s Podcast

Spanning two months, our latest Humanities unit has just been capped off. Titled, “The People’s Podcast”, and centred around the topic of minorities in Canada, our job was to create a group podcast highlighting a specific minority in Canada. Prior to actually completing the podcast though, we had to learn more about what a minority…

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Telus vs. Rogers

In scimatics, we just finished the second part of our linear equation project; Cell Phone Systems. After concluding Flow Like Water, it was time to expand our knowledge of linear equations by solving with equations. The driving question for this unit was How can we use systems of equations to determine the least expensive cell…

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