About Me

Welcome to my CDNIS iFolio! I am Danielle Klappstein and I am currently a student at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong. This iFolio explores my learning journey through the MYP and DP throughout the past years. I would like to share my academic as well as personal experiences with you through this blog. Enjoy!continue reading →

[PE] Danielle’s Healthy Habits

Physical Activity #Fitness Goals: Take part in moderate-vigorous exercise 3 times per week. Walk 10000+ steps per day Nutrition #Food Goals: Bring a healthy snack to school at least twice per week (see list below for ideas). Sleep #sleep Goals: Disconnect 1 hr before going to bed. Read a hard copy of a book/magazine 30-60min before bed.continue reading →

Personal vs Shared Knowledge

Explain the Map Metaphor The Map Metaphor explores a variety of map representations of a specific thing (place, object, etc). Depending on the creator, the map is constructed in a specific way to convey a message the creator has chosen. Often the map is simplified to create emphasis on the most significant points rather than focus on unnecessary parts, which don't benefit the expression of the message. What is the difference between Personal Knowledge and Shared Knowledge Personal Knowledge is commonly unique towards the individual as for Shared Knowledge tends to be universally…continue reading →

Grade 10 Service and Action

Activities: Kids4Kids Reading sessions Fundraising booth for kids 4 kids  Reading tree club Helping out at the Higher Education Fair for 6 hours (no images) Ushering for Elf This year I worked really hard in order to help benefit my community the best I can although I had a limited amount of time due to school work and other extracurricular activities. Throughout these CAS activities, I have been exposed to a variety new skills and atmospheres with different people. I think the variety of activities I participated in allowed me to grow more as…continue reading →

Grade 9 Service and Action

Activities: Mother's Choice Club   Family Fun Fair mother's choice booth (no images) In Grade 9, I didn't participate in as much service activities because this was my first year of high school and it was slightly difficult to adjust towards a new style of learning. Throughout the year I was very focused on school work which didn't leave me much time to do service activities. However, I was still able to join a club which I was introduced to the year before during the card making activity I wrote about. The purpose…continue reading →

Grade 8 Service and Action

Activities: Birthday card making for orphans (Mother's Choice)                           Family Fun Fair athletic council booth (no images) Build a house at Sabah CAS trip (no images) Lions Club in New Zealand                           In Grade 8 I participated in significantly more CAS related activities than the previous year (Grade 7). This is because I learned the importance of helping the community through the activity I participated in the previous year.…continue reading →

Grade 7 Service and Action

Activities: Helping out at the Crossroads Foundation (no images) During this CAS activity, I joined a group of students from CDNIS going to the Crossroads Foundation in order to help organize donated clothing and items for less fortunate individuals in Hong Kong. Through this activity, I became more aware of my own strengths because I learned that I enjoy helping others (I am empathetic towards those who are going through tough times) and that I have the initiative to help improve the quality of our world. This is an important quality to have because…continue reading →

Reflection of Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits Goals: Take part in moderate-vigorous exercise 3 times per week. Walk 10000+ steps per day Bring a healthy snack to school at least twice per week (see list below for ideas). Disconnect 1 hr before going to bed. Read a hard copy of a book/magazine 30-60min before bed. Reflection: This assignment has allowed me to take a closer look and monitor my daily lifestyle and see how I could improve in order to live a healthier life. Previously before I began this task I hadn't been tracking my nutrition, physical activity or sleep.…continue reading →

Design Term 2 Reflection

To what extent has the film raised the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the theme/ event influenced the central characters? During this unit, my group and I created an 8 minutes film surrounding the impact the SARS outbreak had upon Hong Kong residents. We planned to have interviewees who stayed in Hong Kong during the outbreak but we also wanted to have interviewees who left Hong Kong for protection. This would allow our audiences to see the different perspectives and what caused each individual to make their decision. My father (Jan)…continue reading →