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Welcome to my first blog !!! This is the first time I’m using blogs, so don’t mind if I did something wrong accidentally. This blog is for classes that I’m taking in school. It is used mostly to hand in and share homework.

Service Action During CAS Week

During the experience week, we did a service project for two days. In those two days, we helped making a wall taller and helped paving a road. In these two days, I learned to collaborate with others better. For example, when we were moving the bricks, we don’t do it on our own, instead, we make a line and pass the bricks along, it makes the brick moving quicker. Another example is when we were paving the roads,  we had to lift some big metal things. But it is too heavy, so usually, 4 people lift 1 metal thing. This requires collaboration because the four people needs to move at almost the same speed. This experience of service project made me understand how important is collaboration.

Reflection on HUM Unit 5: Culture

What ATL skills have you displayed within this unit?

In this unit, I have developed collaboration skills and communication skills. The project we needed to do during this unit is a documentary. We needed to do this project in a group of three. Collaborating with my group mates and working together helped my collaboration skills. For example, we had to talk and agree upon who writes the origin and purpose for which site, since we couldn’t all write the same site, and each person had to have to different types of sources. I also improved my communications skills, since when we are making the documentary,   we needed to write a script and read it out. We also had to interview random people. Those things helped me to improve my communication skills.

 

Capoeira Reflection

This is the video of our capoeira movements:

 

This is our movements:

 

Description and Explanation of Movement
Player A – Player B –
1 Name: Cadeira and Au

Start in front of musicians in squat position facing other player (cadeira). Touch hands with other player and cartwheel (au) into centre of the Roda (circle) to begin the Joga (game).

Name: Cadeira and Au

Start in front of musicians in squat position facing other player. Touch hands with other player and cartwheel (au) into centre of the Roda (circle) to begin the Joga (game).

2 Name: Ginga (4 times)

Basic Capoeira triangle step where player steps backwards with one foot and raises the same side arm as protection then steps forward again lowers the arm and then repeats on the other side. this is a continuous rhythmic movement which is mirrored by the other player.

Name:Ginga (4 times)

Basic Capoeira triangle step where player steps backwards with one foot and raises the same side arm as protection then steps forward again lowers the arm and then repeats on the other side. this is a continuous rhythmic movement which is mirrored by the other player.

3 Name: Mei Lua Kick

The player uses a rounded high kick going from outside to inside.

Name: Esquiva Paralela

The player performs an escape move to defend against the kick by bending body sideways away from oncoming kick.

4 Name: Passagem

The player quickly moves around the back of the other player as they perform the compasso kick to escape the contact.

Name: Compasso Kick

The player steps forward to the side and then swings other leg (heel first) around high while hands are on the ground for balance. Spin all the way around and come back to face where opponent should be.

5 Name: Vingativa

The player counteracts the passagem by putting their hand on the floor to quickly position their foot behind the opponent’s legs with their elbow and head in front.  The player quickly performs a head butt with the back of the head.

Name: Step away

The player escapes from the vingativa by stepping out of it by stepping away while doing a 180 degree turn to face player B

6 Name: Chapa Lateral (side kick)

The player steps forward with one foot sideways while the other kick up as high as possible towards player B.

Name:Banda

Step forward sideways turn side/back to the kick with hand up. Hook forward foot around player A’s supporting ankle and then immediately move out.

7 Name: Ginga (4 times)

Basic Capoeira triangle step where player steps backwards with one foot and raises the same side arm as protection then steps forward again lowers the arm and then repeats on the other side. this is a continuous rhythmic movement which is mirrored by the other player.

Name:Ginga (4 times)

Basic Capoeira triangle step where player steps backwards with one foot and raises the same side arm as protection then steps forward again lowers the arm and then repeats on the other side. this is a continuous rhythmic movement which is mirrored by the other player.

8 Name: Flying Kick

Description:

The player jumps up, kick one leg up to the direction of player B

and bends and tuck the other leg in

Name: Side roll

Description:

The player rolls to the side 360 degrees away from Player A

9 Name: Backroll

Description:

The player squat down and roll back 360 degrees and then stand up

Name: Duplo Varrer (double sweep)

Description:

The player does a sweep (squat down on one leg and slide the other leg out) to player A’s direction, then the player sweeps the other leg out

10 Name: Double kick

Description:

Do a front kick with the right leg, then turn 180 degrees and kick a back kick with the left leg

Name: Shield

Description:

The player use their hands to defend herself from player A’s double kick.

11 Name: Cartwheel

Description:

Cartwheel away from player B

Name: Monkey walk + Back kick

Description:

The player puts their hand on the floor to quickly position their foot behind the opponent’s legs with their elbow and head in front. Then the player do a back kick using their right leg

This is our reflection after the initial video:

Criteria D –  Evaluation of the Performance

Action:

  1. Look at the initial video of your Capoeira composition.

  2. Write down the strengths and explain why you thought those parts were good. (Refer to the Criterion C Rubric)

The strength of our video is we can be able to perform by memory and quite confident about what we’re doing. We used spaces in different levels such as high, low, and in the middle. We can perform the parts we learned in class quite flow and well and we have some quality and creativity for the movements we created by ourselves.

 

  1. Write down the weaknesses and explain why you thought those parts were not so good. (Refer to the Criterion C Rubric)

  • We didn’t come up with enough moves, there was 4 defensive moves and 4 offensive moves required,  but we only came up with 3 each
  • The cartwheel’s leg wasn’t straight
  • Some of the defensive moves were not interesting
  • We can’t make the whole thing flow and there are gaps between moves where we are just standing there.
  • Still hesitation and slow

 

  1. Write down the steps you would take to improve the performance and explain why these these steps are necessary. This is your plan to improve.

 

  1. Come up with one more defensive and one more offensive move, then try to improve the boring defensive moves (this is necessary because 1. We don’t have enough moves and 2. Because moves that are no interesting do not get high marks)
  2. Try to refine each move, like making the cartwheels better
  3. After refining each move, try to connect them and see if they flow, if not make them flow by adding / changing moves if necessary
  4. Clean up the moves and change the pace

This is the reflection for our plan:

Criteria B – Evaluation of the Plan

 

Q: Explain which parts of the plan were well designed. Which parts of your plan were you most happy/proud of and why?

A step of the plan was to add one more move and make moves more interesting, that part was well designed because we really needed that part, we needed one more move to met the requirements and to change some of the to get a higher mark. It worked out well because we did improve our moves.

Q:Explain which parts of the plan were not well designed. Which parts of your plan were you not happy with and why?

The part that didn’t work out too well was changing the pace, because we planed to do that, but we didn’t know how to, so we didn’t change the pace.

Q: Explain how you would change the plan to improve it. If you were to do it again, what would you change in your plan and why?

I will change my plan so it would be more specific, because when following my plan in some steps I wasn’t sure what to do in the steps. For example, when I say try to refine the moves, I should made a list of the moves we needed to be refined.

 

La Vie Scolaire

Unit title: La vie Scolaire

Key and Related Concepts: Culture Audience, Context.

Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time.

Statement of Inquiry: How school is similar or different in different francophone countries?

Inquiry Questions:

Factual: How can I express my needs in a classroom setting? How can I use French in situations related to school?

In this unit, I learned about classes, time, adjectives, places in school…

Conceptual: The organisation of our school and our curriculum is influenced by the socio – economic and culture background of our community?

Parents who have different socio – economic and culture background have different requirements to their kids. Different requirements means different curriculum.

Debatable: What’s the perfect school system?

A good school system helps the students out, but it really depends on the student. Different students do better in different school systems.

Laser Cutting Project Reflection

In the last big unit of Design, we made a clock. First we design the clock face in adobe illustrator, then it gets send to the laser cutter where the clock face is printed. Later, when the clock is printed, we pick some clock needles and put the clock needles and clock mechanism on. I also stuck a piece of wood at the back so it could hang on the wall.

This is a picture of my final product:

During the process of making the clock, I learned a lot about laser cutting. Like what colors the laser cutter recognises, what effects does each color have, how to change the size of things in illustrator, how to use the shape tool better in illustrator, how to change text in to objects, how to use the direct selection tool…

My favorite thing during the process of making this clock was drawing the body of the cat using the brusk tool. It was kind of challenging but it was really fun. The most challenging part during making the clock is, for some reason, at first when my clock got printed, only the cat’s head would print, but not the body of the cat would print.

 

CAS Week Reflection

I was on the YangShuo trip for CAS week.

In this trip, there was two days of Service project. The service project was going to a local school and making a wall higher and paving a road.

My favorite activity in this trip is caving, because I had never had a experience like that before and it was really exciting. The most challenging activities were climbing and cooking.

I learned in this trip how to be more independent.

CAS week was really fun, I hope next years CAS week would also be like this.

Flute Recording – Line #57.

 

Grade yourself here! *
Note Accuracy
Rhythm Accuracy
Tempo

Only complete the section that applies to you and delete the other sections once you past into blog post!

Performance Skills – Woodwind and Brass
Articulation Precision
Tone Quality
Intonation
Connection
Dynamics *

Now respond to these statements…

I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over music this year. Explain…*
Yes, during this session I improve on my clarinet. I could play the 6 notes that was required and connect some of them.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
This is about good as I can get, I recorded several times, and asked for feedback from Mr.O’Toole

Ukulele Song – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

What was the inspiration for this song choice?

I was searching randomly for ukulele songs, since I don’t listen to songs. In Ukulele-tabs there was a list of famous ukulele songs, so I checked that list out. The first song on that list was somewhere over the rainbow, I opened it, and the chords wasn’t too hard so I just chose somewhere over the rainbow.

 

How did your music classes as well as your previous music session and assignment prepare you for this assignment? *

At the start I didn’t know how to strum the strumming pattern at all, so I had to look up a bunch of videos, spent about two class to learn how to strum. I also had to record the chords separately and put them together, cause I wasn’t really familiar with strumming so I had difficulties with changing chords. Garageband editing took a long time to make the electric instrument be in time .

What I’ve learned about laser cutting design

Through making the key fob, I learned about how to get icons from flat icons and put them on illustrator how to change the size to exactly to a size and the color to exactly the color you want in illustrator. I also learned that in laser cutting, the laser cutter only reads the color if it is exactly right, and that blue in laser cutting could not be a fill.

This is a screenshot of the design of my key fob:

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