I think that my SLLR went pretty well. One of the things I did well was make a good PE presentation. I think it was good because it showed the sports we play in PE and the details of how to play them .
I think I could have done better at explaining throughout the SLLR. I was not detailed enough and could have explained the topic more thoroughly.
Another thing I thought I did well was come up with a good PYP activity. I think it was good because it taught my mom the meanings of the attitudes and attributes we use in school.
I think I could have come up with funner activities, such as more games that made my SLLR funner and easier to remember for my mom.
For the literacy activity I should have done something a bit more interesting and not something that is easily done like the newsflash. Instead I should have done a writing competition or a contest of some sort.
I think that in the SLLR I could have used my time more wisely instead of going quick on one thing and slow on another, such as on the PYP memory game I could have used less time which would have given me more time for the literacy.
In this SLLR I learned what and how my mom works and what she is good at, such as writing news flashes and memorizing. At this SLLR I also learned that I could have been more interesting. I could also have made a time schedule so that I wouldn’t go off schedule.
I really enjoyed coming to class and seeing what Connor has been doing at school. I was impressed because Connor had come a long way since the last SLLR I attended. He was better prepared, he had planned out what he was going to show me and had given some serious thought to what methods he was going to use to show me.
Connor could have improved on convincing me that he truly understood the concepts within the Unit of Inquiry. I could see that he had some understanding and that he was able to grasp the concepts by repeating the central idea and themes. However, I did not see that he could re-work these concepts into his own words and thus convince me that his understanding was thorough.
With respect to the choices of activities, I think Connor could have chosen activities that were more challenging, that better portrayed his understanding. I also think you should start with the most challenging activity and work towards the easiest activity, this way, if you start running out of time, you have already shown your audience your most ambitious work. Accepting a challenge, rising to the occasion and showing initiative will impress your audience and show that you are a risk taker and willing to learn by trying your best.
Connor, you are on the right path and I am very proud of you for what you’ve achieved. Keep up the good work and remember – don’t take the easiest route, you will surprise yourself of what you are capable of when you focus and put your best effort into it.