It’s nearing the end of the year now and I have learned so much.
if you haven’t seen my other post I did in January talking about the MPols feel free to check that out because it is quite similar to what I will be talking about in this blog post.
If you don’t know, TPols are a year end presentation that every PLP student has to do. They are meant to reflect on all that we’ve learned from each subject.
The driving question we were meant to answer was, Why do you feel you are ready to advance to the next grade level?
These are my reasonings.
At the start of the year in Maker we got introduced to all the apps that we would be using like SuperimposeX and Sketches Pro. We started by doing some small fun assignments like learning how to make simple sketches and photoshopped pictures.
After that we quickly moved on to bigger projects like Destination Imagination. Both Regionals and Provincials were extremely challenging and was a huge learning curve, which I think I benefited from because I now think I am better at working under multiple deadline and getting those done with my group. That alone I think prepared me for Maker 9, but don’t worry there’s more.
Recently we were introduced to the LAUNCH process.
We used this process to make a cardboard roller coaster so we get used to this process for Blue Sky. Which we will be presenting at The Spring Exhibition.
For PGP we learned about some ways to stay on top of our work like Time Blocking, Weekly Reviews, and using Things.
After that we read two books, the first one was What Do You Really Want and the second was 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens. For both of these we read through them very carefully and did worksheets reflecting back on what we learned.
For our final summary of PGP we were supposed to make something that we could send back to ourselves at the start of the year that would show what you thought would be good to know at the start of the year. If you want to see more I did another blog post about this here.
Scimatics this year has been great has been great, although I didn’t really get to do as many science experiments or big projects as I would’ve hoped to do I definitely did learn a lot.
On the math side of things we learned about,
Order of Operations
Percents and Ratios
Surface area and volume
And most recently Algebra and Linear Equations.
In math I feel I’ve been doing only okay but I have learned a lot.
For Science this year it’s been very fun. I’ve been (usually) quite intrigued with what we’re learning. My only complaint for it is I didn’t get to make something go kaboom😂 . That being said have done some very fun activities like dissecting an eyeball and we learned about this fun list of things.
The immune system
Light and energy
and how an eye works.
Humanities has been a very fun class this year. Filled with so many activities that have pushed me WAY out of my comfort zone. Just that alone is one reason I think I’m ready for grade 9 because I can now get pushed out of my comfort zone but I’m used to it so I think the next step is to get pushed even more.
As far as assignments go I think I’ve been doing well and if I tried to make a list of things that we’ve done then that would be impossible. So I’ll tell you about things that I feel gave me the biggest learning curve.
The first one is the advertisement that we made. We did this twice and I made blog posts for both Nina’s Thai Kitchen and Gelato Express which you can go check out if you want. The reason I chose this assignment is because it showed me at the start of the year one thing that I should probably get used to, that is failure.
The second assignment is when I had to remake “It’s The End Of The World” by R.E.M. to match with how I felt transition from Elementary to Secondary School. I also did another blog post on this if you want to see more. The reason this is on the list is because it pushed me REALLY FAR out of my comfort zone but I do feel that I benefited from it.