“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.”
Let’s start with humanities.
At the start of the year, humanities was my favourite class. I really enjoyed all the projects we were doing and even though I got a little loud sometimes, I could handle it. That changed the second semester. I found myself dreading the class because of the amount of Oise. It was very hard to escape even with headphones because we did not have many work blocks.
The people in this class made it very hard for me to produce the best work I could, especially with all the noise in the class. This was the most difficult with the random groups we are put in. I would often find myself having to get people to stop talking very often so we could finish activities.
I tried my best to combat this by wearing headphones when I could listen to music and finishing work fast so I could maybe read after.
Through all of this, however, I managed to have a very successful year in humanities project wise and here are some examples of that success and why I’m ready for Humanities 9. I went over many of my projects from the first semester in my mpol so I will be focusing on semester 2.
We did many projects but for the sake of this blog post, I will focus on 1. Which is the Consequence of colonization.
I enjoyed this project a lot more than I thought I would. Though it was repetitive from our other project blue eyed brutes this is an important topic so I was ok with that.
The end project for this was a video and I surprised myself because it turned out much better than I thought it would.
One of the things I was really proud of with is project was y time management. I had a busy week the day that the last assignment was due so I did it earlier and I would have thought to do it at the start of the year. This was the day we worked on it in class I was able to help everyone figure out what it actually had to look like, and I was happy to help everyone.
One of the other things I was proud of with this project was asking for help. This is something I’ve somewhat struggled with, having a perfectionist mindset. During the art chart part of this project, I freaked out a bit because I couldn’t find the spot on basecamp, but I asked friends for help and that was really successful.
Science really surprised me this year! In past years I have not liked it because of the amount of repetition of topics but we did branch out a bit more this year and it was really interesting. I especially liked the first project we did which was called small but mighty. I loved learning about all the different jobs that the cells have to keep us safe!
Ms. Kadi made it very interesting and engaging I loved her little comics!
I also really like the drawing we did for this project, I did all the Wednesday characters!
I did struggle a bit with this project through. For part of it I was in Rome and other places in Europe and it was hard for me to find the time or eagerly to do all the assignments when I was away because I was doing so much learning there already! I found myself overwhelmed when I came back to make a final poster but it turned out well and I’m very proud that I got it all together!
I also struggled with the scratch program for our atoms /game project. I had to restart my game twice because the programs weren’t working or the tutorial was moving too fast. I eventually found a really good video that slowly showed me how to do it. I ended up with a successful matching game.
Since this class was the same group of people, it was also very loud. I was luckily able to leave the room one time because my brain just started like really getting overwhelmed. I couldn’t just do the noise anymore. Especially sending you the back. Still very proud of all the stuff I have completed in science this year and I hope that our class is better next year.
In May we took a trip to the Oregon coast. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed myself. This really showed the real-world learning part of PLP. I really liked getting to know everyone better and it really added to our learning. I thought it was really successful for me. I’m proud of the way I acted in my interview I think I was very professional and kept the conversation going.
The project that went along with his field study was more difficult for me with a perfectionist mindset. This is because we had to make so many drafts. It did go better than it would have a couple o months ago, and I did expect to have a couple of drafts but the amount I got shocked me. I would overthink everything I did, and then get massive amounts of negative thoughts about myself.
This is the part I’m most proud of this semester/year. At the beginning of the year, I was not very organized and really struggled with focus. I have adapted the way I work in class and at home to help myself. One of these things was going to the library. It really helped dot leave my house with intention. Part of this was my negative brain saying that I was stupid if I didn’t get anything done but I tried my best to be kind to myself and in this instance it was helpful. Though the focus is still a struggle for me especially with the noise around me, it’s really improved.
I also used things more which made sure I didn’t forget anything.
Overall, I’m very proud of my progress this year. My mindset has improved and I’ve kept my grades up with the transition from elementary to high school. I think I am ready for grade 9 because I grown so much this year, have gotten almost all rainbows and continue to have a learning mindset.