Ukulele Submission-Amazing Grace

Discuss your ukulele recording. Items to discuss include timing, note accuracy, rhythm accuracy. *

During my ukulele recording, I hit a few problems, like I had some timing issues when I tried to do the strums separatly. But later when I strummed while listening to my music, I was able to have much better timing and accuracy. I had a pretty consistent note accuracy throughout my recording because I spent a lot of time on strumming and correct fingering. But I feel like that I could have done it a little better because I wasn’t 100% accurate on my fingering.

Discuss your overall understanding of Garageband and its processes. Items to discuss include editing, timing, arranging, timing, etc. How has your skill at Garageband impacted your song? *

I understand that a garage band can help me record music as well as speech. And it is very easy to edit, which is very helpful. I can also listen to my recording and can use it to make it better by editing the timing and stretching out the audio. I think that my skill on Garage band has impacted my recording in a positive way, because I was able to edit my video, and use my skills to make my recording better.

Math

We had math today, which is a very fun thing and why people hate it is a mystery.

Today we had an activity where we needed to measure how a shape made of squares gradually increase the number of squares in it.

One of the shapes was a rectangle made of three squares, but every case, it turns clockwise 45 degrees. Here we had two ways of measuring it. One way is to make a chart which on the x-axis, shows the numbers of cases, and the y-axis would show degrees, like say, 45 degrees, then 90 degrees, and so on. Then draw a line starting from case one, and draw it to meet the 45 degrees.

Charts

Another way is to think of the number of tiles as always three, because it doesn’t increase or decrease. Then the chart is simple.

French

Negative form.

J’aime in negative form: je n’aime pas.

Je suis in negative form: je ne suis pas.

Pattern: if the verb following je starts with a vowel, the ne and the following verb are merged.

Ne suis pas, n’aim pas.

Maman suis tres jolie, negative form is: Maman ne suis pas tres jolie.

Ma soeur a 16 ans, in negative form is: Ma soeur n’a pas 16 ans.

( From we can see that Ma souer in the previous sentence counts as Elle.)

Reflection

Today I started a new PEE paragraph.

This time we worked as a group and we would answer a question. Our groups question was: Do you agree that Jonas’s actions are driven by care for the community?

Our first instinct was we agree. But after this, we must find two quotes to support our point. Here we looked through the book to try to find quotes, and after that, we used these quotes to extract a point sentance which helps summarise the whole quote. Finally, we can use the point we got from the quotes to better explain our opinion.

This is a very interesting activity, because it not only helps us with source analysis , but it also helps us with finding evidence. Which would be very helpful in the future. If I needed to explain my opinion, a PEE paragraph would be an ideal way to explain it.

Finding evidence is also crucial as it helps me explain my point and support a claim. When I am reasearching about a subject, I could use the skills I learned from the PEE paragraph writing to take information from a source and use it in my research/study.

Reflection

Today we had a humanities test.

We did a test on origin and Purpose of a source of information. There were 7 sources for us to analyze. and we had to find out the origin and purpose of each.

The test was Ok, and plus if we look closely at each picture, we could find small details that could help us in the test and find out its origin and purpose.

We also had to find out if it was a primary source or a secondary source. To do this, we needed to use what we learned about the source to determine. If a source is official, or a news site/wiki site, it is most probably a primary source. If it can be edited or is made from one perspective, it is a secondary source.

This test helped me more with finding out what are good sources for a research and how to find out their intentions and origins. It could be very helpful in research projects or just research in general.

Chinese test reflection

Today we got our Chinese test back.

I was pretty surprised by the test. in both ways. The test was to evaluate our Crit A and B, and my score was 6.9 and 5. So a mediocre score.

I did a lot of things well:

  1.  I am much better at understanding a passage and taking information from it than before.
  2. I am much better at reading summarising. Some of the questions are about summarising the plot or the motto of the story, and I did very well summarise a paragraph into just a short sentence or two.

Here are some things that didn’t go so well:

  1. Details. During the test, time was pretty tight, and I guess I didn’t pay much attention to the smaller details. So sometimes I misused a word or didn’t give the best explanation.
  2. I also misread a question. By which I mean I only did half of what the question asked me to do. Which frankly, is very stupid of me, and I will try to avoid that in the future.

Reflection

Music

I am now trying out the trumpet. And frankly no it’s not as simple as blowing into a tube. The correct way to blow it is sort of to squeeze your mouth into the mouthpiece and then purse your lips and blow. Then you would be able to make a sound

Today I learned three notes on the trumpet. Since the trumpet has only three keys, my first three were: n/a, 1-3, 1-2. These three were Do re and mi. Pretty simple?…no.

  1. the strength you blow into the trumpet matters a lot. If you blow too hard, you get a higher note. If you blow too lightly, you will get either a low sound or a shushing noise.
  2. Breathing. To make the best notes, you have to breathe well and have enough breath for all of the notes and it’s pretty hard. Especially when playing 4 to 5 notes in one go.

Ovolo’s show on Hong Kong’s culture

Ovolo Southside is a hotel located in Aberdeen, HK. It serves as a hotel for tourists and business travellers to stay while they visit Hong Kong.

The hotel used to be an industrial building, but because of the rising need for hotels in Hong Kong, the industrial plant was shut down and turned into a hotel. This shows that Hong Kong started as an industrial island, but after a while, tourism on the island expanded as well as business centres, so the industrial plants were turned into hotels to sustain the larger demand for hotels.

Golf

Today at golf practice, I focused on the six iron.

This club is my favourite out of all of the clubs. because I am able to hit very far with it, and it’s really easy to control as well.

Today I tried to use this club to hit as far as possible, and as accurately as possible. My target was the 100 yards sign. My goal was to accurately hit a ball to hit the sign smack dead centre.

I used an aiming technique my teacher taught me. I stood behind the ball and the used my club to line up with the target. Then I stood parallel to the golf club and then used my club to hit the ball. This method made my accuracy much higher.

I was able to hit the 100 yards sign 3 times. I think that the way I hit the ball matters a lot. I used my waist to move my arms with it, and thus swinging the club. Then I am capable of hitting the ball lightly, yet very far.

Field Trip

We went to the E-farm today as a field trip.

At the E-farm, we learned about decomposition, and aquaculture. Decomposition is caused by different microorganisms breaking down tissue. This actually helps the farm as after the material decomposes, the minerals bind with the dirt and helps the plants grow better. The way we did this was by burning twigs and branches into ash and then mixing them together.

Next, we got to see a hydroponics system. This system was a closed loop. This is how it works. 1. There are fish in a pond. 2. The fish poops. 3. the fish’s feces is transported through a tube and undergoes a filtration system. This is to insure not all of the waste goes through, and to control the amount of nutrients in the water. 4. After that, the water undergoes plant filtration, and the plants use the nutrients in the water to feed themselves. 5. The now clean water cycles back to the fish tank.

The great thing about this system is that it loses very little water, and so it could be used in places with a lack of water as well. You can also grow fish to eat in the ponds. It also needs little artificial material like plastics or fertiliser. So this way of farming could be very good for the environment and be great to conserve resources.