Laser Cutting What I have learned so far

 

Laser cutting design is very fun but takes a lot of precision in every step. One mistake can ruin your whole project unless you fixed it. One of the more important things in creating designs to get laser printing is the design principles. This are very helpful to making your created project look more appealing compared to others. Typography and shape are some of them. These are helpful in showing text. Shape allows the design to look different overall with different positioning.

Colours are important when creating these projects. You have to choose the exact colour for the laser cutting to work. If you don’t then a not well made project will be the result. Learning all the features in illustrator is valuable as you will be able to use more tools. You can create more advanced projects based off of this. It also gives you an opportunity to create a better project. Out of all of these the most important things is to save your work. If you don’t save your work it will get deleted which means you lose progress towards completing it.

Getting images is a key part of making a good project. This can help explain what your project is about and what you are trying to say to the audience. Without images your project could be plain which is not as good. Another important tool is the layer tool. If you create many layers you will be able to work one step at a time without destroying everything. When you keep on learning new tools you can understand Illustrator better contributing to better and better projects. When created using all of these resources it will create a very nice looking project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ecology Grade 7 Reflection

Ecosystems are important for the world and us as humans. These species in ecosystems overall in a way work together to keep everything in place. Once one species is extinct, the whole ecosystem can get affected. Once climate or weather affects the ecosystem species will start to be endangered as they can’t adapt to it. I also learned about how biodiversity helps us in some way I didn’t know of. For example, biodiversity can help us with food so that we can survive. Humans on the other hand are supposed to be helping but instead damaging biodiversity. Cutting trees, using pesticides and more are all reasons why in lots of ecosystems around the world there is a decline in biodiversity.

I worked on many projects during this unit. One of them was a poster of an ecosystem. The ecosystem that I researched was the Daintree Rainforest. I went online and I looked for sources to get information out of. This is a popular tourist attraction for people who like nature. Thus, variety of sources with tons of insight. This is same for the presentation I did acid rain with someone. It was a fun project and you can learn a lot. Like from the formula to the impacts. The strategies I used to prepare for the quiz was to go on classroom. From there I went to a google doc with a biodiversity vocabulary sheet. I just kept on practicing from there till I got the hang of the words.

I communicated with the grade 4s by learning what they like and how to make our activities fun for them. We had many activities so as a group we decided to do 2 activities the same and 1 different depending on the group. We collaborated well with deciding roles and allowing people to do what is most effective to finish making our activities. We were effective in most ways by letting the grade 4s feel good and relaxed about kahoot. Then we did a presentation to teach them the answers from kahoot. Next, we either did a crossword puzzle activity and matching activity. We gave candies to the winners allowing for the children to be happy and try their best. The only main problem I had is it wasn’t as competitive as the other groups did for their activities. This caused for some students not to care as much. This unit was decent with its projects but can be better with experiments.

Music Criteria Di, Dii All The Small Things

Di
Identify connections between art forms, art and context, or art and prior learning.
Dii
Recognise that the world contains inspiration or influence for art.
What was the inspiration for this song choice? *
I wanted to do a song piece that was somewhat old and on of the more popular songs at that time. I wanted to choose something that was not too hard but not too easy. I really enjoy the tone and pitch of the song. It is more energetic and exciting which I really enjoy about it. The main reason I chose this song because it was in the song book. When I found it in the song book I knew it was a reliable and very good song. I needed a pace that was not too fast which also made this song of my best options in the song book.
How did your music classes as well as your previous music session and assignment prepare you for this assignment? *
I felt very prepared in garageband and the task I had to complete. The only part where I didn’t feel too prepared with is using the digital instrument to make the piece sound better. It felt tough in some parts. The first music session I felt I was just learning the basics so I could play the more easier songs. It teached me a lot  in terms of what is needed to play the ukulele effectively. The second session it felt more in-depth with the ukulele and helped me play those harder songs. Overall, I learned a lot in my first session and somewhat of the second session which helped me to feel mostly prepared for this summative.

Unite 2 – Portrait de famile

https://drive.google.com/open?id=11g_lKwjQPDuCMqYhz3aTa8xyHNfs8cL8
Global Context : Identities and Relationships
Statement Inquiry : Our family and the people around us contribute to our own individual indentity

Criteria C and D

Communication : Present orally and visually a description of my family

Organization : Balance each slide with information and photos

Time Management : Manage time and meet deadline

Being Resourceful : Using resources in order to be successfull

Music Criteria Bi, Bii Session 2

 Theme from “Symphony No. 1”

Bi

i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied

 

Bii

ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.

 

Grade yourself here! *
Note Accuracy
Rhythm Accuracy
Tempo

 

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…*
Over the year I have learned many new skills and developed with them. It made me have different approaches to play the variety of music pieces along the way. A skill I learned and is in development is playing slurs. This helps with connecting notes and making it sound more pleasant. I have developed the skills in this piece by showing how I connected the notes and played with calmness. In the piece I tried to hold the notes for shorter allowing me to somewhat match with the tempo.

 

I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
I did demonstrate the skills to create a strong piece of music. Over session 2 I have been practicing these skills in the future for the summative. I made sure that I had the right fingering and played the right notes to sound nice. In the piece I showed the skills by playing with notes mostly played for the right amount of beats and a good connection between the notes. The tone quality was also good with the energetic sound. The intonation was decent with a great high pitch and some parts that are okay having low sound.

Robotics The Rockhopper-inator

During the week we created a makeblock robot. It took a lot of time to create it. When we were building the robot we faced some problems. One of them was the wheel placement. We were trying to put the wheels inside the robot but the robots were interfering so we put it diagonal to each other. Another problem we faced after creating the robot is the balance. So one group member decided to put skis which actually worked very well. Overall this was a very fun experience and I learned how to use nuts and bolts to create a robot. Controlling the robot was enjoying and looking at it move makes me feel accomplished. There will be time to dismantle the robot. 🙁

English Unit 3 PT Reflection

How does the poetic devices affect the audience?

Poetic devices affect the audience in many ways. One of them is feelings. Poems have poetic devices that can deeply show how the author was feeling. This helps you to understand how the audience can feel for the author or what it is about. For example if the author uses the metaphor he is a strong lion. This can prove that he is passionate about the person. The author also has a feeling about the person that he is powerful and strong and is fearless. Poetic devices can also affect by teaching the audience life lessons. It helps them in not ideal situations and what to do. It tells about how to be a better and improved person. For example if the author uses words that really impact how the audience thinks. When they are out in the world they would think differently in the situation.

Did any of the poems you read about family help you to understand your own family or other people’s family in a different way?

Poems about family really had an effect about my daily life and what I do. They make me think what I should be doing and how I should react. I should be more thankful for what I get and appreciate my sibling and parents. For example for my poetry box I did a poem called “Those Winter Sundays”. This poem is about a child who is the author realising what the father did and what his father gone through. It also talks about in winter as a harsh condition. The father stills goes and works hard to make money to support his family. This helped me to understand what I should be doing for my parents to make their lives better and easier. This is because of how much they are doing for me already.

Some of you may have started the unit not liking poetry too much. If that is the case, do you have a more positive attitude toward poetry now? Why or why not?

When the unit started I was a little bit nervous to what I will expect for the new unit. To me I first thought poetry is supposed to be  more heartwarming towards other people. Later I realised the endless possibilities in poetry. You can be as creative as you want compared to other writing styles. I have eventually led up to a point where I enjoy listening to a variety of poems and trying to figure out why it was created and the deep meaning behind the poem. Poems always has something new for you to learn. Even if you read the same poem twice you will get a new perspective towards it. With the units I had a good time creating connections and how they are all really related. Overall, poetry is a huge range with poems that can give you a variety of feelings. This is what gives me a positive attitude towards poetry.

Chinese Unit 2 Reflection

I was well prepared for the Crit C and D but not Crit A. For the Crit C and D I practised the format to make sure the date is on the left and the weather is on the right. I also studied key words to help me when trying to create sentences on the assessment. The Crit A I didn’t study hard enough and I didn’t really understand what the video was talking about.

In Crit C and D I did okay with getting a 4 and 5 which is a huge improvement compared to my other chinese assessments. I learned how to use phrases we learned in classes with basic knowledge to create a chinese piece about how I feel about Canada and what I did there and how did I travel.

I have shown the most growth in writing. I improved on basic Chinese characters. I started to lean by trying hard in class and going to the lunch revision classes. This will help me not stay behind.

I still need to work on many things. One of them is I need to be able to write chinese characters based off the pinyin. I really struggle writing chinese characters based off, of how people in videos are talking. I also struggle when saying chinese characters. I can work on memorising chinese vocabulary.

I can work on talking less in class to understand what the teacher is talking about better. This will help when learning phrases that are relevant to the topic. Understanding these will give me an advantage towards other students who don’t really focus in class.

 

PE Skills That Are Helpful

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzpJqTbwlSmXU1luaWd6dF9OSmtJd25FUHlNdFBfNFBCNUl3/view

 

  1. Many skills are helpful in my everyday life. One of them is the ability to communicate with my team members. This will help with some group projects and group work. Another skill I got is planning what to do before hand. In some subjects when there is an assignment I am going to work on I should create  mini plan to what I will do to be successful.

Strengths and Weaknesses of Ifolio

Strengths-

  • Many media/images to show what I do
  • My welcome page is decent showing what I am about
  • The information in my posts is above adequate making people understand what I really want to say
  • Choice of colours is nice
  • I used most design elements in my  great Ifolio

Weaknesses-

  •  tag cloud was only named “Subjects” which could be misleading because not all tags are subjects
  • The formatting with the posts can be improved
  • Site is a little empty and lacking content
  • Posts aren’t that memorable
  • There is no “Home” button to go back

 

Generally, my Ifolio is good but can be better. A huge part of my plan is to add more widgets or to add things from online to make it less boring and more engaging. Adding a home button will also be good to make it better for people visiting my site. I should really double check my post before I publish it so then I can fix formatting issues and small grammar mistakes. I should make my tag cloud easier to understand by making it a wider range. For example, instead of “Subjects”, I can make it to “Subjects and Topics”. Fixing these problems will help me as people will know what I clearly was doing in school.