Use the ATL Guide to evaluate your work today:

Today I think I participated and paid attention. I think I am at a level 6 or 7.


I was always contributing to my group and trying to add new ideas (For example I suggested to my group to do a lantern like packaging for our apple)


Our group got along very well. We were open to each other’s suggestions and listened to each other.

Making an Effort:

I definitely put effort into our project. I was very concentrated when making the apple and I was constantly helping my group.

Time Management:

I was aware of the time and I made sure I wasn’t putting too much time into something that wasn’t as important.


Hi Everyone! We tried to re-create our previous shapes on google sketch up:

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And I finished early so I made a house.

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I think my package was quite successful, but it wasn’t exactly symmetrical which I’m not sure how to fix. Overall, I think I re-created it quite well, and I got a hang of google sketch up, which is good.

This activity was fun and useful for me because I now know most of the basics in sketch up.

How can our understanding of geometry help us reduce our carbon footprint?

Well, I think that we can learn how to use materials in a creative way that will save paper and use less. This is not only cheaper to produce but also better for the environment.

Hello everyone!

Today I was required to post on my blog:


A. Insert photo of fruit package



















This package was made by glueing 6 long strips together in the middle:




It looked a little like this.





And then we taped it at the top. The strips are actually double strips (to help with strength) glued together.

B. Explain how packaging fits criteria

It fits criteria because it is:

  1. pretty easy to open (You can just rip the paper, which is very easy, and it comes out)
  2. contents is obvious (You can clearly see the apple)
  3. appropriate size (It fits the apple quite well)
  4. attractive (It it relatively symmetrical, although it wasn’t coloured)
  5. light (Very)
  6. durable (This contraption can hold the apple quite well.

I wish we could have made it more protective but unfortunately we were only allowed to use paper (AHEM) and paper isn’t very protective (AHEM) it was kinda difficult to make it secure with insecure materials (AHEM).

Also, the glue didn’t dry yet when time was up and it was falling apart a little.

In the end, I wish we had more durable materials… It is difficult to expect a professional design out of grade 8’s with materials that are not durable or professional.

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