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I’m going to be presenting my learning from this year and how I am ready for grade 9 plp. I really enjoyed learning this year with plp and I have learned tons. Im exited for starting plp 9 next year
My best subject this semester was science, I have improved my understanding of cells and microorganisms. I find science very interesting, so it is easier for me to focus on getting my work done. This year I have been doing my best work at science and its been working very well
For my first science project we made poster about washing your hands to put up in primary schools, for this project I used Canva to make it and it had a nice free background to use
I learned how our bodies work and ways we protect ourselves from bacteria
One of my favourite projects in science this year was making a scratch video game. It was quite stressful and i procrastinated a lot but in the end i finished my project by borrowing some code from another game. It was fun to try peoples games. My game was a maze where you had 30 seconds to collect parts of an atom and the more you got the higher the score
This semester we had many projects for humanities but the first one we did was blue eyed brutes in horned helmets and other tall tales. In this project we made a travel log for for an explorer and I chose a French guy below is my diary entry as him.
My name is René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle but just call me Robert. I was born in Rouen, France. When I was young I was always thinking if there was any other country or place that hadn’t been seen by any eyes. When I grew up I knew what I was gonna do. I wanted to explore past the known colonies in America so I could give France an advantage in battle and resources. I traded metals and weapons lime pots and pans with the indigenous people for a canoe. I started out at the Illinois River. While canoeing I had to be completely focused because the water was choppy and hard to journey through. When I was close to crossing to the Mississippi River I had my first close call. There was a tree that stuck out from the bank and I was seconds away from hitting my head on it, luckily I noticed it or my journey would have failed. I got to the Mississippi River and it was easier from there. When I got to the end of the river I noticed the ocean was much greener than the ones I’ve seen. I claimed the land for France so we could have a advantage in power, land and named it Louisiana.
How I have improved my focus this year
setting up reminders on my phone:
putting reminders dears on my phone helps me more then putting reminders on things. This is because I’m quite forgetful when it comes to school work and I dont use my iPad for entertainment on the weekend so i will not touch my iPad until the school week starts, I recognized this so i use reminders on my phone. Some reminders I have to help me: every hour I have a notification to go back to work, which most of the time helps me realize I have gotten off task and I have a reminder that asks me: do you have any work to do? This helps me remember and has saved me many times
another strategy I have is setting a due date a day or two before the actual date and not allowing myself to hang with friends, go to the skate park or play video games until I finish it.I find it better to finish work early so you don have to worry about it and be completely free after your done.
What my work looked like last year
photo from my power point presentation about Métis people and fur traders
Even though I got a good grade when I look back on it looks quite basic and uninteresting. This is because I didn’t do it until two days before the due date, therefore i couldn’t do my best work. In grade 7 I didn’t do anything to help me not procrastinate and that’s why I feel great about getting better at handing my assignments in on time. Last year on average I turned in 50% of my work on time. I would just avoid it but with my strategy’s I have improved immensely, I’m not all the way there yet, because I still procrastinate, for example I should have done way more work on my tpol before my presentation but I just winged it and hoped for the best.
This year for humanity’s I would estimate that 80% of my work is handed in on time I would have done better but lately I have been having some family issues causing me stress and sleep deprivation, but life happens and my goal is to improve.
the first semester of humanity’s I turned in 14/19 projects on the same day it was due and on the second it was 17/23 on the due date day.
Comparing my ad from science before we did the medium is the message project, you can see it is way more attention grabbing ad interesting
(science ad for washing hands made on Canva)
(Ad made for exhibition, Clark’s restaurant)
My writing last year. I used to just write really run on sentences that didn’t connect to the subject well and i have improved the quality of my writing, by keeping the topic in mind and deleting un relevant sentences that dont add anything except to the word count
(my hero/villain story from last year)
Last year I had lots of trouble with presentations and public speaking. This year it has become way less daunting, but I still dont enjoy it and prefer other ways of showing my learning. I can present easily now but last year I would worry and stress a lot, but with help from grade 7 teacher I got way better at it, because I felt more comfortable with my peers because I had spent most of my elementary career with them and I was close friends with a most people
now I can do presentations with the right preparations and its thanks to my grade 7 teacher and presenting to my group in the first semester of grade 8
This year was my first year in PLP and the first trip I went on was the Oregon trip. We did lost of learning but most importantly it was really fun. I came to the trip late because of a band concert the day the large group left but i didn’t really mind, because I got to share two large vans with 6 friends that also attended the concert. Sadly with us being two days late we couldn’t attend the highlife zip lining and it looked like a blast, most people said that the day they did the zip-lining was their favourite day because they also rented a limousine after the bus broke down
What I learned in Oregon
I learned a lot in Oregon and it wasn’t all educational, some of it was life skills, for example we learned how to manage our time really well because the teachers didn’t wake us up, they didn’t tell us when to do our work and so I learned how to manage my time and not procrastinate. we did learn a lot about marine biology as we had spent many days at the Hatfield marine biology center with many educated employees and did many field studies. One of the field studies that we did was gathering shrimp and checking if they were male or female and if they were pregnant, then we put them back on the beach
I found the spring exhibition way more enjoyable then the winter because my project was better I spent more time on my add then the Pandora’s box from last year and I just didn’t feel proud presenting it before. This year it was different though because
the medium is the message
For this semester of school I have learned a lot about advertising in our project: the medium is the message. For this project we visited business’s in Oregon and had an interview, we then started drafting ads. Below is my first ad
I didn’t understand the design principles and it was quite basic so I knew I had a lot to improve. After talking to my teachers and getting revisions I checked the Basecamp lessons to make sure my ad represented my business. We learned about how different colours bring out certain emotions. Kelly Green (which is similar to the green I used on my ad) is used to make us feel: safety, harmony stability reliability and balance.
Clarks restaurant mainly focused on advertising their ice cream, milkshakes fries and burgers, even though they have a menu with 9 pages. the day before group 2 trip left Clark’s called Ms Kadi and told her that we should all try the ice-cream and milkshakes