Tuesday, 11th February, 2014 – Goal Setting
1. I think I’m at a level 5/6 right now, judging by my current performance in P.E.
2. I want to go to a level 7 or at least achieve a high 6.
3. I am going to try to participate more in class activities, be a better teammate by trying to focus more and absorb anything I need and should know in order to achieve my goal.
Thursday, 10th October, 2013 – Parkour
1. I think I managed the balance beam move well, because I was able to actually walk through without wobbling a lot. In other words, I maintained my balance.
2. I think I have achieved a level 4 out of 6 from Criterion B because I repeated a little too much of each movement, like the ‘faux cartwheel’. I also think that there were some unnecessary bits I did, such as the kick-leg-up move. Now that I watch the video, I think that most moves I wanted to use were not as well as I hoped it would be. The run and jump move did not go as well as I wanted to. I basically just spun my arms around and did a little jump. The star jump I planned to do was unsuccessful because I didn’t run far enough to the small blue-mat that looks like an arch placed down on the ground. I couldn’t jump as high, so it was just a little hop. The ‘faux cartwheel’ I wanted to do on the blue mat was actually more of a belly flop. When I first ran towards the mat, I had a nice start, but when I actually did the ‘wheel movement’, my left leg didn’t kick up as I thought it would, and ended up slamming onto the mat. I think that I have achieved a 6 out of 10 from Criterion C because most of my moves are mostly basic but often repeated; I can find some ways to connect the whole movement composition so it flows and I put most of my energy into the moves.
3. I can try to improve by finding out more about that specific area, to become more familiar with it and to be able to have more access to different ways/strategies.
Thursday, 28th November, 2013 – Invasion Games
1. I think I was able to dodge and escape my marker because I was able to sometimes run silently away from my marker, so I was able to receive the ball and pass to my other teammates.
2. I think that I was able to achieve a level 5 or 6 in this unit’s assessment because I can do a lot, but some maybe not at the best. Things I can do well are basically dodge from my marker to create space and receive the ball. Also, I was able to mark someone from the opposing team. I remember once, that I found out the opposing team’s strategy, to pass closely for a while and then throw the ball long. It took my team and I to realise, but eventually, we did and we marked up. We were quite successful in that game. Some things that I was not so good at were throwing or kicking the ball at a longer distance, and receiving balls from a far distance. I had trouble with this because sometimes, say, one of my teammates and I are on either side of the area we’re playing in, and the ball flies or lands in the middle. Sometimes we just assume the other person is going to get it, so we don’t catch it. In the end, nobody caught it and the point goes to the opposing team.
3. I can try to improve the things that I mentioned above, the catching and the throwing/kicking by paying more attention and not make assumptions to ‘Oh, the other teammate is going to get the ball, I don’t have to catch it.’ and lose the point.
Thursday, 20th February, 2014 – Swimming Unit
1. Describe how you demonstrated a positive attitude in the swimming unit in order to enhance your relationship with others (Be sure to be specific in the strategies that you used to show respect and sensitivity to others).
–I didn’t object to anything and I swam the laps I was supposed to swim. I also followed the rules, for example, no running to ensure my safety and other’s safety. When I was swimming behind someone that wasn’t swimming as fast and blocking me, I didn’t start yelling at them to swim quicker. Instead, I would stop for a few seconds and then continue swimming.
2. Personal engagement is an important component of the swimming unit. If an observer watched the lessons, state (minimum 5) things that he/she would have noted about your enthusiasm and commitment. You may want to make references to things like punctuality, effort levels, coming prepared to class, time management, attitude etc.
–I was always on time for the P.E. sessions.
–I usually (most of the time) put in all my effort when I was swimming laps.
-I brought my swimwear, goggles, and swim hat for every lesson. I also made sure I had a hair tie to tie back my hair.
-I’m able to change quickly before and after swimming class.
–I swim laps without being all moody and upset about swimming more because I was tired.
3. What achievements are you particularly proud of from this unit? Why?
-I count learning to swim butterfly is an achievement because that means that I learnt a new style of swimming! Before, I only knew how to do the front crawl, breastroke and backstroke. I also count being able to actually dive off a ledge an achievement, because before that I couldn’t really dive off, I only jumped off.
4. What goals could you now set for your swimming? How would you go about achieving them?
–One goal I think I want to achieve is the goal of improving on my butterfly stroke. I can achieve this by practicing this particular stroke when I go swimming. Another goal is to try to dive off the diving board instead of the side by next year. I can achieve this by practicing my dives and the figure.
Monday, 19th May, 2014 – Net Court Games
1. I think I was able to move effectively and be prepared for my opponent’s shot in badminton and tennis because I usually stood in the middle of my side in the court and stood in the starting position.
2. I think I have achieved a 6 or 7 in this unit’s assessment because I feel that I could hit the birdie/ball to the other side but sometimes I didn’t go and stay in the starting position so sometimes I ended up missing the birdie/ball. Also, I think I achieved a 6 or a 7 because I remembered the rules of each game and was able to apply it when I was playing.
3. I need to improve on always moving back to the centre to prepare for a shot. I can do this by basically keeping a mental note to do so every time I play net court games.
Monday, 19th May, 2014 – Softball
1. I think I was able to cooperate with my group mates and didn’t object to anything they thought could be helpful for the team’s benefit, and even if I thought it wasn’t the best idea, I didn’t go all negative, instead I made suggestions.
2. I think I have achieved a 5-6 in this unit’s assessment because I wasn’t the best at communicating with my other teammates, for example sometimes we couldn’t figure out who wanted who to do something or move somewhere. Also, sometimes I couldn’t remember some important skills like blocking the ball using the kneel-down-and-block trick so I had to run after the ball. I learnt to keep in mind that it’s better to run to the ball than chase after the ball.
3. I need to improve on keeping skills in mind and being able to apply them when I’m in a game. I can do this by reminding myself constantly of guidelines I should follow and observe my teammates’ actions so I can possibly remind myself of what I need to do.
Monday, June 9, 2014 – Year Reflection
I think I did an good job this year, specifically when participating and learning about new sports and techniques. What was challenging for me was that sometimes I wasn’t really good at a sport so I would/could drag down the entire team. Also, sometimes cooperating with my group was challenging because sometimes I had a person in my group that I didn’t really get along with. My goals for next year is to learn to cooperate more and try to get a long with people better in order for the team to be efficient in a game, also, a goal for next year is to be more active when actually playing the sport because this year I felt that I wasn’t always the most active team member.