Summer break is coming! I am looking forward to summer because I am going to a summer boarding school in the United States of America. I am going to Los Angeles, California. I am going to a boarding school camp. I looked at the schedule and I was amazed! Most of the afternoon is hanging out time. We get to go to the bowlin’ alley, we go on field trips, and there are only 5 classes per day. One class is drama which is isn’t really working so I guess I have only 4 actual classes that I attend. I am also going on premium economy to go there by flight! I really hope I get into the classes that I signed up for because I think they are very interesting. I am also going to learn a new subject I have not learnt before. It is chemistry. I am very excited that I am going on my own and being independent. My friend Dynamo 18 is going to Stanford University in San Francisco, California and is going at the same time as me. He is really excited too and we just talked about the classes we have. We talked about it and I wanted his classes and he wants my classes. It’s quite funny and strange. I hope that summer comes soon.
Today Ms. Cahusac showed us pictures on the projector of cool things and we have to make a blog post about an image of someone making a really cool piece of art that is made out of rubix cubes. The artist is making a picture of Martin Luther King Junior. I think this is a really cool piece of art. He glued all the rubix cubes together after he made the awesome patterns. I really like the rubix cube art!
Today my mom and dad brought me to school for the SLLR (Student Led Learning Review). The SLLR is a program that not many schools use, it is when your parents come to school and you give them a kind of lecture about what have you learnt since the start of the school year. I shared my learning with them and we are making this blog post together about how it went.
Mom & Dad: We liked the assessment work our child did, particularly the presentation he did for his learning on Technology and Mathematics. We found his creation of the music composition (chord based), and his “Trashed Formula 1 Car” very impressive. His learning progress in Chinese and French is also meeting our expectations. We look forward to learning more about further progress in mathematics and grammar. We think the broad applications of technology in learning is very good and blogs have been a good way of communication.
Me: I think it was fun because I was in charge and I also think that this is an effective way of showing/communicating what I’ve learned in school. I showed them all the stations and used the learner profile attributes and attitudes to tell them how I’m a learner. I showed them how I work hard in school and what I learn everyday. I am quite proud of my success in summative tasks and how I get things done really fast when I focus. I also showed them that I am a problem-solving kind of person. The last time I solved a big problem was when I found out how to print out the brochure we had to make for the SLLR (this occured yesterday). The printer kept printing the brochures one side the right way, one side upside-down. I fixed it by printing one side first and then put that sheet of paper in the paper tray so it would on the right side on the same paper. Miss Cahusac found a way to do it an easier way but it wastes two sheets of paper.
This was a fun learning experience and I wish there will be another on coming up soon.