Drama: The Drama Toolkit Performance Reflection

The Criterion B assessment - my first assessed performance - has come to an end. After working together with my group, we retold the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  The most effective non-natural technique that I've learnt this unit was arguably the conscience alley. I think that, if used effectively with the 4 P's (pitch, pace, pause, power), a good conscience alley can be interesting, dynamic, and can leave a profound impact on the audience. During our performance, we used a conscience alley when the wolf was deciding whether to eat Little…Read more …

Sciences: Unit One Reflection “Performing Credible Experiments”

When we began this study of the Scientific Process, you all had some initial ideas about it and what it was all about. In just a few sentences, I want you to write what it is that you used to think about the Scientific Process. Take a minute to think back and then write down your response to “ I used to think…”  I used to think that doing an experiment using the Scientific Process was straightforward – make a guess of what will happen, do the experiment, and reflect on whether your…Read more …

Humanities: Unit One Reflection “Geography Assessments”

I am very happy that I've done well in the geography test and the map-making assignment. During this unit, I've learnt the basics of physical geography, and most importantly learnt to apply this knowledge in real world situations. I think that geography is a strength for me, and I think I've proven that through these two assessments. I know the definitions of many geographical words, and I think I am capable of using these words when describing geographical maps. When reading maps, I can identify the latitude and longitude of a point and…Read more …

Mathematics: Unit One Reflection “Problem Solving Assessment”

First of all, I'd like to say that the assessment was very well put together and I had a great time working through the problems. I did fairly well in most of the areas especially in the first three problems about the three swimmers and the patterns in their plans. I found it fairly easy to recognise the patterns and create functions to match those patterns, and it was second nature for the most part. I analysed the data and made sure to check my answers. My answers also included appropriate mathematical vocabulary.…Read more …

2012 in a Nutshell…

Here, I go through some of the major events that have happened during 2012. It has been a year of ups and downs, and here it is all in a nutshell. There is no particular order - I'm writing what comes out of my brain. Barack Obama Re-elected US president Barack Obama was re-elected for another four years, beating fellow republican challenger Mitt Romney. Gangnam Style Goes Viral PSY's 'Gangnam Style' music video goes viral and becomes the most watched Youtube video, breaking Justin Bieber's record. Connecticut Shootings 20 children and 7 adults…Read more …

Shortening Camp Into a Blog Post

I love writing long posts like these. They are hours worth of work and editing, and I really hope you can have a thorough read, since posts like these are full of excitement! I do want to mention that there is a very, very detailed recount included in this post, so perhaps this might not be a full out 'reflection', in Ms. K's terms. The four days swept past my eyes before I could open them. Yeah, camp is over. However, during our recent stay at Zhaoqing, many interesting and amazing things have…Read more …

The Young Americans: Last Day Reflection

You can't get happier than that. Happiness is definitely 'everything at all'. Finishing off with the ultra performance, it was time to say goodbye to the Young Americans. Over the last three days, they have helped us gain a new perspective on dance, drama, and the arts in general. They were very enthusiastic about teaching us, even though they were only ten years elder. Each and every American gave us hope and confidence about the performance. It is mind-blowing how we successfully performed in front of an audience after three action-packed days. We…Read more …

A Story is Incomplete Without an Ending

I was just about to open the door of grade 5 when it closed behind me. Wow. Just yesterday I received my new locker, and now I've got to leave it behind. Just yesterday I got my new state-of-the-art MacBook Pro, and now it's already out-of-date. Just yesterday Mr. Dave had his infamous hairdo, and now somebody shaved him bald (haha). Grade 5 is like a story. In fact, every single grade is like a story. There are happy moments, sad moments, angry moments, nervous moments, exciting moments, and memorable moments. The thing…Read more …

Sharing The Planet– Iqbal Reflection

How important was the overall setting (Pakistan) to the development of the story? Why did you think this? – 2 Pointer Pakistan, a developing country in its early-middle stages, is definitely a prone target to child labor. See, you’re not going to have that much children working for masters in England, will you? Pakistan is a poor country. Even though it is home to lots of oil (as in most of the other middle-eastern countries), their residents are normally quite poor. Their satisfaction level is going to be lower than ours; their shelters…Read more …