June 7

Oregan, Our First Field Study!

Our first field study was a whirlwind, to say the least. It had its ups and down and it was cool. We had so many great experiences that we wouldn’t have had anyway.

When you interpret so much learning in such a small period, without much time to go back to these things that you are learning because you are onto the next thing it’s very easy to forget things but ill try my best to remember as much as possible.
There were some things I didn’t think about that I would learn about before. One of the most important things that I noticed (ok two), was that it is POSSIBLE FOR ME TO NAP. For some reason before this trip, I just couldn’t. On this trip, I slept on the bus a lot. The second was to fuel at breakfast. Sooooo important to get all the Enderby you need for the day. This way I didn’t get hungry for the rest of the day.
I also got closer with a bunch of my classmates, all of my sleeping groups were so good.

One of my favourite stops for other learning was Fort Stevens. This was included in my book but I wanted to add more information. We were so lucky to get to have met the reenactors. They were so passionate about what they were doing and it’s always nice to see that. I even got to try on a parachute helmet from ww2. The ones I spent the most time with were the British/Canadian ones. They were very happy to meet us. Our tour guide was also very into it. I never thought I would learn that much about guns that move up and down in one day.

Though maybe not directly part of the learning I also loved the quests. They were so much fun! The feeling when you figured out the clues was so nice. Our team worked pretty well together too.

Project learning (aka the interview)

This was a lot chiller than I thought it would be. The ranger we talked to actually had a background in advertising (a little intimidating). It surprised me that they didn’t know that we were making ads for them. We got lots of great info that I’m very happy with. Yaquina Head is a pretty place.

Extra Pictures

(None of them would upload)

Learn more in my Journal (completed during the trip)

Going Coastal 2023


May 9

Consequences of Colonization!

In this project, we learned about the consequences. Though this project was confusing at times I found it pretty easy.
The driving question was “What did European settlement mean for all involved?” We learned the answer to things question through all our keystones and the investigations that came with them.
Keystone 1’s question was “What changed about European power worldviews?”
To represent our understanding of this we made 2 art charts about a work of art by C. W. Jefferies. The fact that I wrote an entire paragraph on the way the explorer was standing made me laugh a bit. The first chart was the explicit details from the drawing (the 5 W’s) and the second one was the implicit details more about the figures, and how they were placed etc.
Here are my two charts and the picture


I think I did well on the implicit chaRt especially, and am also profundity of the fact that I figured it all out from home because I was sick when it was explained in class.
Next time I would like to start working on this earlier and manage my time a bit better.

Keystone 2’s question was “What were the consequences of the Europeans’ change in worldview at the time?” We represented our learning through a reinterpreted drawing of the last picture we analyzed and another implicit chart. Though the drawing was a bit tricky ( sizing all the tracing and adding the right background ) I think I did very well on this keystone and graphed a better meaning of what the implicit chart was meant to be. The drawing was supposed to show another point of view at the time to show how it impacted everything. To show this I flipped my drawing to show how much the Europeans were taking
Here’s my chart and art.

Keystone 3 was a script for our final video. I found this pretty easy because writing is one of my strengths when it comes to humanities (videography not so much 😂). Keystone 1 and 2 were pretty easy to write about but this keystone was due before we learned much about keystone3 so I had to look through Basecamp to figure it out. I won’t include my script because you can see it in the video.

I am very proud of my video because I finally planned for something and dint left it until the last minute. The learning from this was pretty much the same as Keystone 3 because I just added visual which is more of a maker thing. Since I planned beforehand when we were given class time I got extra time to work on science and helped my classmates figure out what to do.

( the file is too big 😭 I will add a link when we post them to our YouTube channels 😃)


Overall I feel I did very well on this project, I got the grades I wanted and was on top of everything for the most part. If I did this project again I would plan a bit more and start the keystones on my own before we finished the investigations because waiting made me have to cram it all in.

May 5

Mind over matter!

Mind over matter!
This project was cool, even if I had learned most of it before. (Any project involving gummies is fine with me). The keystones were pretty easy and I loved the ones ms kadi choose.
The first keystone was about a mystery object. We had to calculate the mass and its qualitative and quantitative qualities.
I found this keystone pretty easy, my favourite part of the learning we did before was the mass finder things (I can’t remember the name). Here is my keystone 1.
The item was a tennis ball, But for some reason, the reveal wouldn’t work.

Keystone 2 was a gummy bear experiment which I worked on with Maddie. We put different kinds of gummy bears into normal water (our control), sparkling water and vinegar. Take a look at our presentation to learn more!


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Keystone 3 was probably the easiest even if I did end up changing my plan. This keystone was a plan for our final project which I made in scratch.
I originally wanted to make a shooter game for this where you had to hit the other atoms coming toward you and I worked on that for a while but I ended up changing my game to a matching game

Heres the first game i made. It doesnt work very well but I wanted to show my whole process.


The final project was the hardest part. I had a really hard time with the program and found it frustrating. I worked hard on my first game but it didn’t work out and that was hard.
Here’s m first game!
Here’s my final game!

Overall I had an okay time with this project, I did prefer the last one, but I’ve been having a good time with science this year.

Something I would do next time is to take more time on finding a good tutorial. I spent too much time on videos that were too fast for me and it was a bit of a time crunch to finish everything.
The end

March 31

Small but Mighty!

This project got me more into science than I’ve ever been! It has been much more interesting than elementary science. My favourite part was the swabbing activity but it was all awesome.

The first keystone was the swabbing one. We made a power point about it. Here’s the page with the swabs ( the PowerPoint wouldn’t upload)

I loved this! I couldn’t believe how dirty everything was. I worked hard on this and am quite proud of what I made!

The second one was a bit more difficult. I found it hard to memorize what all the different cells did in my immune system. Eventually, I go it though! Just goes to show that sticking with something helps in the end. I had a lot of fun drawing all the Wednesday characters! This keystone reminded me of our fun drawing mini project from maker last semester.

Here’s the Enid drawing it’s my favourite

I was away for the third keystone so I handed it in a bit late but it was also really fun to make. I couldn’t believe that some people believe that some people think that there are microchips in vaccines! The thing that I found funny with this one is that it took me longer to position the number than write the little description. Here is my infographic.


I change my mind! The last one was my favourite! The little kids’ art was so cute! This one was probably the hardest for me because I couldn’t think of a catchy phrase. My dad helped me think of this ghostbusters one though and I love it! I used keynote for this and I loved using the remove background tool, it was so helpful. I feel that this is simple enough for kids to understand but still shows what I learned.

Here’s the poster!


Overall I liked this project and it helped me discover that I actually to like science! I can’t wait for future projects!

March 19

The travel log of Amerigo Vespucci pt 2

The site wouldn’t let me add to the last post so here’s the second part. This project was all over the place and it’s not anyone’s fault. I enjoyed learning about the Vikings ( which was in an earlier part of this project). I was away for the final week in Rome as well. (Learned SO MUCH).
Overall I did enjoy this project and found the topic interesting but some things got in the way. The best parts were the character card (first keystone) because I got to write and that’s my favourite medium to use. I love characterization and so this was fun! The file wouldn’t upload so maybe I’ll show it later.
Keystone 2 was a 200-word story. This was HARD. Not because I couldn’t think of anything but because it was quite a restraint. It’s very hard to paint a picture and get all the facts in there at the same time when it’s so concentrated.
Some things that made this more difficult included some of these. I went to Rome in the final week of this project. It was SO COOL, and I am so privileged to have been able to experience it. I went out to see the Coliseum and I tried to get most of it done but I was very jet lagged and prioritized seeing the big things because I learned a lot there too and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I did message Ms. Madsen but she wasn’t doing well ( I hope you’re better now!) so she didn’t see my message. Our wifi was also not great.
Overall I’m pretty proud of how I did on this project. I did the best I could and that’s all I can ask of myself.

January 30

My First Mpol ☺️

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

To begin let’s look at my learning plan ( put in a link here)
I met all the goals for grades this semester. However, I feel like I didn’t follow through with my habits. Often when I sit down to work on homework at home I get distracted. It’s very hard for me to start tasks. At school, I can’t focus with the noise. I get into a mental block, where I just give up on focusing for that time and it prevents me from doing the best work I can do. Even if my work is getting extending marks I know I can make it even

To be fair to myself I am very proud of the grades I’ve earned, especially since I have everything else going on (extracurriculars), and I just started here at Seycove. I’m especially proud of the work I did on the power play project with Ms. Madsen. This is one of the times I felt like I worked my hardest. I pushed myself to try a different medium ( as outlined in my learning plan). Another reason I’m proud of this project was that I got lots of the work done quickly. Part of this was using our big computer in the family room since that doesn’t have as many distracting apps, and I had an easier time starting with this because I knew exactly what I wanted to say.
I am also proud of the work I did in the geeking out blogging challenge. This project surprised me. In the beginning, I thought “oh no, I’m interested in a bunch of things but I don’t know enough about any of them”. This mini-project made me feel much smarter. I eventually did my project on storytelling, and that inspired me to learn even more about it.
I’m also proud of who I am as a learner. Even if I struggle to start or get distracted easily, once I’m in the zone or if I know where I’m going with something I can produce high-quality work. One of the things I’ve noticed I’ve gotten better at with PLP is taking criticism or feedback on y work and realizing that everything I do doesn’t have to be perfect,

As I’ve mentioned some of the things I’d like to work on are focusing and extending even more. . Often when I sit down to work on homework at home I get distracted. For example, while writing this post it took over an hour for me to get the first few paragraphs done since I couldn’t make the first sentences sound right . It is very hard for me to start tasks\. At school, I can’t focus with the noise. I get into a mental block, where I just give up on focusing for that time and it prevents me from doing the best work I can do. Even if my work is getting extending marks I know I can make it even better.
I also want to look back on my learning plan more often and follow through with my statement of learning intent. In my statement, I planned to reflect on my work before I hand it in and ask if it is my best work to myself before I hand it in.

To get better at my focus at home, I want to set timers as I outlined in my learning plan. For example, I would set a timer for 5 minutes and challenge myself to finish a paragraph in that amount of time. This puts pressure on me in a good way. I also want to time block in my calendar and use things more. ( thanks ms Willimse!). I am also going to use things more often because I’m just now realizing how great of a tool it is and I want to take proper advantage of them. I also tried going to the library recently and it helped. It’s very quiet there and I can get fresh air first. It makes me feel like I’m going somewhere to do stuff so I get more stuff done.
For class, since the main issue is noise and that distracts me along with everything, I want to make sure I bring headphones, so I can listen to some kind of ambient music. The random table assignments also help because as much as I love hanging out with my friends, they are extremely distracting.

Into each subject.


This is my favourite class so I’m very glad that I will be still taking it in the second semester. All the projects we did got me thinking. The outsiders one made me think about what kind of resources we use to learn in school. The outsiders was very sexist, and though I understand the concept of worldview and why those characters thought that way…. THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS OUT THERE. Many of which could give a better example of worldview and how it affects us. School is supposed to prepare us for the future, not the past. I did love the English part of this project though because that’s my favourite subject. I hope we get to do more of it in semester 2.
The power lay project made me push myself. (See bottom of page). I wanted to try a different medium because I outlined in my learning plan that that was one of my goals for this year. I enjoyed seeing the website come together.
The latest project we did was the renaissance project. This project made me think about how humans evolve and what makes us evolve. When people began to speak up for themselves and dream their lives got better. Instead of accepting a problem they tried to find a way to fix it.


I liked this class this semester. The thing that blocked me from enjoying it was the NOISE. 60 kids in a room are LOUD. Makes it impossible to focus. I LOVED the quiet room. If that had been available more often I think I would have enjoyed this class a lot more.
I did really like the geeking-out project because it made me feel really smart, to be honest. I never realized how much I know. I loved being able to blurt it all out.
I also really loved the user manual project. It was cool to write about myself in the third person.

Overall I feel like I have done well this semester and I’m proud f the work I have produced. I am looking forward to using more techniques to focus and get more stuff in semester 2.

January 27

Radical Renaissance Trytptich

My tryptich of me in the Renaissance, now and before the Renisance with innovations from each

My Tryptich 😊


This triptych represents how ideas from Europe and Asia changed the world. The left panel represents the renaissance and its innovations from it. The middle one represents those innovations as we use them today. The right panel is of traditional ideas from before the Renaissance. The panels are at different times of the day and the brighter it is in each panel the brighter and smarter the innovations featured in it are/were (at least according to me).

The left panel

New ideas and innovations changed the Renaissance world, by spreading knowledge with the use of the printing press, popularizing religious freedom, and developing lenses to learn out space and make us see better. It was a time of reflection on who we are as humans. In my triptych, I added a bible to show how more people could access books and literature and though people were beginning to stand up against the church they were still very religious. I also added some scientific journals to show the advancements that people made during this time in medicine. There is also a telescope on the desk to show how people were beginning to look into space and investigate it. If you look closely you can galileo printed on the side of the telescope. Out the window, you can see a clock on a church because it wasn’t common to keep a clock in your house in these times but people were beginning to rely on them more and more. The painting on the desk represents people's ability to think for themselves. The person in the painting is looking out of the frame, but there is still a cross on the wall behind her. The painting is small representing how people were beginning to think critically but still not completely. This panel is set in the morning to represent the beginning of new ideas.

Right panel

Traditional ideas from before the Renaissance times promoted people to follow the path the patriarchal church had set for them, in this time people lived very simple lives and did not think critically very often. In my right panel, I have a church out the window because the church dictated how people lived. Instead of having books to learn from ( most likely good sources), they learned from gossip and the church ( probably a non-reliable source). The church was the main resource for medicine. The church controlled almost everything, so people weren’t thinking about how they could evolve to make life better. The church had everything so the church is what I put on the triptych. This panel is set a night to represent the darkness and absence of critical thinking and innovations that came later in the renaissance. In my panel, there aren’t many things that don't have to do with the church because this time everything had to do with the church.

Middle panel

Ideas from the renaissance changed the world today by promoting people to think and advocate for themselves, collaborate, and create things to live better lives and wonder more about how our world works and how it should be. This affects how we live today because people have continued to do these things. My middle panel has people on a zoom call to represent how people collaborate now, especially with COVID-19. There are both real books and the books app visible in my middle panel because I use both and feel that both are important. I feel like books are evolving right now just as they did in the renaissance. In the panel, you can see both a physical clock and the one on the laptop, (if you zoom in). Clocks are also in the middle of evolving right now so I represented both. There is a book on the desk about medicine. The cool thing about this is that there are still books on medicine even after so many years. Of course, most medical knowledge is online now, but it's still cool to think about it. This panel is in the light to represent how our society is coming into the light and has grown from the dawn (renaissance) to where we are now, today in the sun. Overall my triptych shows how our society grew and changed over time when people began to think for themselves. Before people thought critically about their lives they were controlled and didn’t explore ideas. When people began to think critically and communicate with one other they made their own lives better. The lesson we can learn from this is that when we think critically about situations we’re in and then take what we find from that and collaborate with others to make out lives better.

My favourite things in this project included how fun it was to dress up as a nun for the right panel. I could not keep a straight face. Seriously impossible. I did get it in the end though!

I also liked using the candles in the left panel I felt that if gave it a more authentic feel. Another fun thing was making the zoom call. I really like acting so it was fun to be stereotypical people on a  call, especially the person in the hoodie.

Things I would do differently would be to take the photos in advance so that I could edit them more in class. I found my self scrambling to have them all done for the due dates.  I also would have liked to have my sketch prepped better because I realized a little later than was comfortable that my original dead wasnt going to work.

Overall, I had a lot of fun this project and it really made me think about how humans evolve. I am taking it as an opportunity to reflect on my time management and how I can become a better student.

☺️ Neko


January 23

Middle Ages

Weird… I was SURE I had posted this anyway here you go

For our second humanities project in PLP, we created learned about the Middle Ages. We made learning resources about the feudal system and the crusades. Most people made 2 keynote presentations for this ], but I decided to make a website to push myself and make it more accessible.

I learned a lot from his project but I still want to learn more about the middle ages and website building.

Some of the things I learned about were:

-how to use Wix

– within this, I learned

– how to add buttons and link them to pages on a website

– how to use copyright-free images properly

– how to make pages look visually pleasing so people enjoy being on the website

  • More about Islam and Christianity. I’m not religious so I didn’t know much about either religion
  • How these two religions came to be from Judaism though there both interpret things in their ways
  • How long grudges can last. Yikes!
  • How though history seems short it’s eternity.
  • How if one person has enough power they can change the world forever 
  • How the feudal system worked and whom it served


Things I still want to know more about

  • What knowledge did we lose after the fall of Rome as a race?
  • Were other religions involved in the crusades if so, how?
  • What would have happened to the world if the crusades hadn’t happened
  • How can I push myself further when making websites?

Overall, I learned a lot from this project and one of the best things about it was that I ca keep learning about it from here. Thanks for reading!