Science Reflection

 

I¬† think that the ecology unit sparked my interest the most because of the food chain and learning about the impact of removing one biotic or abiotic factor from the chain. From the heat transfer unit, I found it very interesting to learn about the different types of heat transfer and what it was. I found both of these units interesting because of my previous curiosity about it. Earlier I wasn’t given much chance to learn about these subjects, so I was glad to do get the opportunity to learn about them. I don’t have many other questions related to these topics.

Just Give Me a Reason – P!NK – Ukulele Recording and Summative

How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? * 
My recording is similar to the original song, the tempo, rhythm, and pitch of voice are the same. I did this because It wouldn’t be a ukulele cover of the song If so much of it was different.
How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
My recording is different in the way that some of the lyrics were cut out or replaced. I did this so that I could shorten down the length of the song (the original is pretty long)
Ukulele skills…*
For this recording, I focused a lot on the strumming for my ukulele. I practiced different strum patterns, ie: d-du-d, and du-du-du. I also tried using a pick whilst recording my strums and I noticed it sounded different so I went back to using my hand for the strumming. When playing for a long while, my thumb would get a blister, so I learned how to play with two fingers pressed together.
Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use…¬†*
For me, It difficult to add digital instruments. Since the song is lighthearted and warm, It was difficult to find the right synths and digital instruments to use. I also didn’t know how to record them, until they were almost due, so they might sound a bit sloppy. Next time, I will work on my time management so that this doesn’t happen again.
Time management for your project…¬†*
 This was a really difficult part of the project for me. I had run into an overall lack of time to record since the recording time was a bit messed up due to reasons inside of school. Other than that it was simple to figure out the time for when I should edit, etc.
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time)¬†*
 I feel like there was a lot of opportunity for independent learning. I managed to find a lot of time to record due to me finding the time, and recording quite a lot at home.
Here is the audio:
(p.s – pls don’t listen to it unless u are Mr.OToole)

Up on the Houstop – Erika Ukelele

What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
¬†For my song, “Up on the Housetop” the key is the C chord. The time signature is 4/4. 4 beats in a section of the bar and 4 sections in each bar.
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? *
In ‘Up on the Housetop” The majority of rhythms are quarter notes, although there are a lot of double eighth notes. There are about 2-3 half notes in every bar and there are no pauses at all.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing…¬†*
 In general my accuracy is poor in my recording. I was easily able to switch accurately between F, C and G chords, and it was easy to keep the tempo whilst doing this, especially on the second bar of the song, in the last two sections, you switch from F, C, G and C again.
What Ukulele skills have you acquired? *
 Since I have played Ukulele at home and at school before It was difficult for me to find something to improve upon. Although I did notice that after practicing for a while, I have definitely improved on switching faster between chords, whereas I used to take a second to check my fingering and if they were on the chords, and now I can easily switch between C,F and G chords efficiently.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? *
¬†From listening to recordings and judging by the theme of the song and the lyrics, you could tell that it is a jolly song, meant to excite young children for the Christmas holidays. Knowing this, I decided to use a tempo of 120. Throughout the creation of this song, I didn’t know how fast that was, so I ended up creating messed up timing when I added the melody.
How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Editing, cutting, flex-time, trimming…¬†*
¬†In garage band I mostly used the “split at playhead” and “trim” tools. When editing single notes for the harmony there would be a pause between each note, so I would have to edit out all the unnecessary notes by trimming the gaps of silence out. Sometimes while recording I would cough or accidentally make noise so I would split at playhead and edit the audio out.
Discuss the recording process; did you have any concerns or issues? *
 I had a few problems when recording. I put the tempo to fast when recording my strum so when I recorded my melody everything messed up. After I bit of recording, something went wrong, and my Garageband would not input my audio, so I had to record everything on quicktime player, and then input and edit it on garageband.

The instrument I’m choosing…

Trumpet!

I have decided to play the trumpet for my music class. I really like the way it sounds and its simplistic design.

Image result for trumpet

This video is very useful because it taught me how to assemble, disassemble and take care of the trumpet.

This video below has really helped me learn a lot of useful information, about its sound.

Unité 1 Parlez-vous français?

Factual: How can I use my knowledge of English to learn French.

I can use¬†English to learn French because of the similarity between some of the vocabulary. For example, knowing English I can look at the French phrase “Le t√®l√®phone portable” and can easily translate it to the “portable phone ” because it looks and sounds very similar.

Factual: How can I introduce myself in French?

I can introduce myself by sharing the following information in French.

  • Age
  • Name
  • Favorite Colour
  • Country
  • Language
  • Favorite Animal
  • Family
  • Birthday

Conceptual: How are the languages linked to one another.

Most languages are linked together through history. Most European languages originate from Latin and Greek. Also, many languages borrow vocabulary or sayings from other languages, like English borrowing the word Deja vu from French.

Debatable: Does learning a new language make my mother language stronger?

I would say no because learning a new language takes a lot of focus and it makes it sometimes a bit difficult to pronounce similar words in the language correctly so that people would understand. But then again, your mother language is the language you grew up with, and it would probably be very difficult to forget.

Worlds Best Coffee cup!

In past few weeks we have been working on making/designing a coffee cup in design class. The only resources we were allowed to used was paper… and thats it! Here is my 1st prototype:

The first photo is my first prototype. In this one I tried to make a cylindrical cup with a bottom….. it didn’t quite work out.

This second prototype I tried to make a similar prototype to the first one, except with a sturdier bottom.

Make Create Collaborate!

Yesterday our class went to the schools LLAC to enjoy the Make Create Collaborate event! This event in all about crafts, creating new things, and working together.¬† Me and my classmates learned about many crafts and useful displays. We found out how 3D objects,¬† posts, or signs really make the display stand out. During exhibition we also found out how big signs, pictures, and 3D displays help out too! From all these events going on, I learn’t so much about displays, projects and presentations.

Im.. so… tired….. zZzzZzZZzZzZZ

(Breathing Heavily) Hello there! Its me ***** Sorry…. I cant say my name (Security Reasons) But Im alive and thats what matters, (Yawn) anyways, this week has been super, SUPER busy. We completed our lines of inquiry, our questions for our LOI, our supporting questions for LOI, we learned about email etiquette, interview etiquette, research, MISO and much (Big Yawn) MUCH more. Its so much that my eyes… there…..closing…..

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Oh! before I go to sleep what was your… craziest… dream? Tell me in the… comments… below…..

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PYPX Update!

Its the end of week 4 in exhibition, and we have less than 6 weeks left! Im so nervous! But of course, In the past week or so I have been working very hard with my group, (4 people) on our PYP Concepts, Lines of Inquiry, Daily Reflections, Weekly Reflections, Pre-Assessments ETC. Generally Extremely tiring but of course fun. I learnt about how Related Concepts can connect to almost anything and I learned how to make good effective questions for our inquiry page.

In general I have learned a LOT over the past week and there’s just so much stuff that it would be easier to explain in person!

Have you ever worked super hard on a school project? Comment down below!