Grade 6 Showcase
Highlights of Grade 6
Chinese New Year Performance
That was the second time I did a Chinese New Year Performance. But I did the performance with different people than last year. So it was something a bit new. Because of this, or actually during the performance, I learned to be relaxed and let go when performing. So it was more fun than scary. I will continue doing this in the future
The Macao trip was my first school trip, where I stayed in a hotel. It was very memorable. I decided to have the Macao Trip as one of the highlights of this year because it was different from what I usually do, and it was lots of fun; bowling, all the way to the hike.
From the Macao trip, I have improved on my independence as well as being more of a risk-taker. An example of that is how I decided to skate, without being too nervous, with knowing that I haven’t skated in 4 or 5 years (and then I wasn’t too good at skating). I’ve also learned a lot of Macao, such as how I learned how the Façade had a fire in 1835 (and I didn’t even go to the Façade).
Because of the Macao trip, I’m going to continue doing new things and learn more about the Façade, since I missed it. I hope to go back to Macao, with knowledge, and experience parts of Macao I thought interesting, or anything I missed (Façade).
I had my second Sports Day in CDNIS this year. The reason this activity was one of the highlights of this year is because, like the Macao Trip, it was very entertaining. We first were on the track and then, the fun part, on the field. This was also a chance for me to show a lot of enthusiasm; I participated in my class’s cheer.
From this Sports Day, I have improved on my teamwork and enthusiasm. We didn’t care too much on getting first, or winning but having fun. So I guess I also learned to focus on having fun, rather than winning. That is why I’m trying to do that, now, after Sports Day. I now try not to pick on people because they cheated or did something wrong. I may point it out, but I now think that it is more important to have fun than to make sure everyone is playing by the rules.
Festival of the Arts
I’ve never have done a dancing performance, in school, with my homeroom class. That’s why the dance we did in the Festival of the Arts, thanks to Red Shoe Dance Company, was one of the highlights of this year.
Because of that I take am more relaxed when dancing, not embarrassed (like said before in the CNY Performance description). This really helped me in the Dragonfly Concert I did recently.
Goal 1. To communicate better orally in French
I think I have completed my goal, as I think it. I don’t think this is a really good goal. I’m not sure if I have completed it or not. It is not measureable. But throughout the year I have worked on this goal. I used to be in French Club, but now, since I feel more confident in speaking French and have no more work to ketch up on, I decided to not go.
I had this goal in the first place because I knew that, since I didn’t start learning French at the same time as most people in my class, I was behind and proof of that was my Learning Review. I had gotten an Approaching Expectation for speaking orally in French. I wanted to improve this, so I made it one of my goals.
To work towards my goal, I had been practicing with things to help me learn French that are available to me. Such as ‘My French Coach’ on my DS and flash cards. Everyday I decided to choose one of these and practice for 10 to 30 minutes. Sometimes I decided to read one of the French books given to us. I find that learning new French vocabulary in class is best, because then, I know how to say it. I found tools, online, that show how to pronunciation French words. I used those tools if I found myself really stuck when reading (I read the books out loud).
Next time, I would like to make goals that are measureable; it will be easier to decide whether or not I completed the goal. I did, however, try my hardest to achieve these goals.
Goal 2. To proofread grammar and spelling in my writing
Again, I’m not absolutely sure I completed this goal. I have been proofreading my grammar and spelling but I think there is still room for improvement. I want to know that my grammar and spelling is correct, as well as proofread. I haven’t worked on this goal as much as I would’ve wanted this year, mainly because of all the work we’ve been doing. But luckily, because of all the work we’ve done, some of the work should be proofread. This gives me a chance to practice proofreading – without spell check.
I chose this as a goal because I know that, not just me but everyone should work on this, and improve on this. In the past few years I know I haven’t really thought about, or try to improve on my proofreading for grammar and spelling. And going in to the MYP, I know that proofreading should be very important. So I want to be prepared for MYP.
I’ve taken action by proofreading work without spell check. Such as a story I’ve been making. Another example of what I’ve proofread is my synthesis for the Exhibition. And I’ve also tried to really focus on grammar, not just in English, but in French and Chinese as well.
Like said before, I really need to make my goals more measureable. I could make that as a minor goal for next year.