Hi! My name is Chelsea. I am in 6D and I am looking forward to everything we will be doing this year. I hope you enjoy my blog!
Hi, guys Happy Valentine’s day! I’m back with another post today ( February 14th, 2019).
These past few days, my class has been working on probability during Math class. The first thing we learned about probability was how it works and how it works. We learned this by our class playing a game with Mr.Brodie. The game was just about picking cards and if we pick a certain card then we would win. But if we didn’t pick that certain card Mr. Brodie would win. After playing the game, we found out that Mr. Brodie won. We knew that he won, but we still wanted to know the possibility of us winning. Our possibility of winning was 25% which is very *depressing*. I feel good about what I have learned because I think it would be good practice and I also think that this would be good information to know in the future. Then our class played games and learned about theoretical probability and experimental probability by playing the same game for 10 times. Some challenges while doing this task was when it was the first time I’ve tried to do theoretical probability and also when I didn’t really didn’t understand the difference of theoretical probability and experimental probability. Our class also learned about how something could be likely, certain, impossible, or uncertain from Mr. Brodie.
Bye guys! Happy Valentine’s day!
This week I learned that you should never give up even if it is hard to achieve your goals/dream. I learned this when Jordan came to kindly speak to us about how he took action to help the families and refugees in Syria. He told us that when he found out about what was really happening in Syria and how they were suffering from poverty and other major problems, he started donating money, food and used things but he didn’t feel like he was doing anything. So, he decided to go to Syria himself and see what was happening in refugee camps. When he arrived at the refugee camp, he started seeing that all they had was to sleep in tents and he didn’t think that they would be safe or warm enough, which is why he got a school from America to raise money and buy one caravan (also known as a box house). This caravan was given to a family that got injured from a shooting. In the future, I will be able to use this learning when I start to have a dream/goal that I really want to achieve. Next week, I will think more and reflect on what I have learned.
Hi guys! We just had our Young Americans performance on Friday! It was so much fun working with them for 2 days and a half! Well, I mean we kind of worked with them for 3 days because we started working with on Wednesday and ended on Friday night after the show. On the first day we did some singing, got sorted into groups (my group’s name was sushi but my group was the shi in sushi) we also learnt our opening dance along with some other songs that we had to perform on Friday. On the second day, we learnt some other dances and we also made our own songs. My group’s song was called “Bob” but it actually talked about Llamas and a moose trying to find hay. After that, we made individual dance moves for our group for the song “I Believe I can Fly”and also learnt the choreography for the chorus part of
“I Believe I can Fly”. AND! On that day! One of the Young Americans told me that I had a dancing solo! I got really excited and they asked me if I wanted to do freestyle or if they would make a dance for me. I dicided that if I did freestyle, I wouldn’t know what to do on stage. So I asked them to make a dance for me. Then they asked me what genre of music I like to dance to. I remembered that I used to do ballet last year so I told them that I used to ballet. Then they made this really nice dance for me, and I really appreciated it! On Friday we had the show, and it was absoloutly amazing! Before the show, we practiced over and over again, but I really felt like it was worth it. After practicing we had about 3 hours so we got to have free time and eat pizza as dinner! After all I really liked working with them, and I hope I get to meet them and work with them in the future too!
Last week Friday, everyone in my class performed their choreography with their groups!
For example, my group was formed by Ava, Ashlyn, Bianca, and me, Chelsea!
We performed our choreography with a song called “Area”.
The reason why our group chose “Area” was because out of all four songs, we thought that “Area” fitted the best.
I felt like making the choreography together as a group was the hardest part, because of how all of us had different thoughts about other people’s ideas.
I also feel like performing our choreography was my favorite part because we got to show our whole class what we have done and how we have improved.
If I get to do this again, I would probably try to work more on my time management and change our moves a little bit to make it even better.
We’re back to Friday again which means it’s time to write another reflection! This week went surprisingly really fast, meaning it was a really fun week! Well… As I always do, let’s go through every day of the week except for Saturday and Sunday. Ok, so firstly on Monday, I had Chinese for my seventh class at school. We got our Chinese home learning grid which had a lot of complicated stuff on it. Moving on, Tuesday! On Tuesday, I had time to do report writing and as I was doing my report writing, I found out that I was forgetting to write about the economic miracle of Chosun ( What Korea used to be called before they were separated into two different countries. Then on Wednesday, my class had Math. I did Mathletics and Khan Academy. On Thursday, I had Art. Art was really fun because we got to think of a design for a new invention using only two things: A shelf and a water sprinkler. My group came up with a water sprinkler that sprinkles paint. But before we got to choose our official group invention design, we all got to work individually and come up with something that combines a shelf and a water sprinkler. I came up with a sprinkler that sprinkles stationary instead of water. That was only my first design. My second sprinkler design was a sprinkler that has a button that you could choose as a party theme. On Friday, we had to share our home learning with 3 different people and I had to share with Veronica, Carlos, and Kayla. So that was my week!
I am finally back from camp! Camp was fun but really challenging at the same time. My group had 11 people who were, me, Coco, Paegan, Morning, Elizabeth, Lauren, Jayden, Brendon, Patrick, Dick ( one of our counsellors name) and Sing ( one of our counsellors name). And my group’s name was Scott and 불타오르네 (burning). Well, the truth is our original name was Scott and we had to say yo when our camp counsellors said Scott. But because we were allowed to change our group’s name, we changed it into 불타오르네 which means burning. The reason why we wanted to change our name into 불타오르네 is because me, Paegan and Coco all liked BTS (which is a South Korean K-pop band) and BTS sang a song called 불타오르네 and also because our teammates agreed on the name. Our group decided that when our counsellors said 불타오르네 we should reply back with fire! But we had to change the name again because our counsellors couldn’t say the name right. On the first day, we played some games in front of out base, and moved into our dorms. After we have moved into our dorms, we had to change into our swimming clothes so we could do a preview of what we will be doing the thing that we will be doing the next day. The next day which was Wednesday, we went kayaking and I was on the front seat at the first time, but when me and my partner Morning were coming back, I sat on the back. The next day was our last night, and we had a fire place, it was so fun but we all thought it would be even more fun with marshmallows, and as soon as we were going to say that, our teacher Sandy Laoshi, took out marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers which meant… We were going to have s’mores! So we all had to get branches and squeeze in marshmallows and put them over the fire so they could melt a bit. Mine burnt but I still had to eat it because the camp counsellors told me to. So I put it on a graham cracker and chocolate on top and took a bite out of it and it was amazing! Then, we had to sleep in a tent which was really fun too. After sleeping, we woke up to the day we were going to leave camp! On that day, we ate breakfast, and went for a secret challenge. Later on, we found out that the secret challenge was to go through a really dark tunnel for about 1~2 minutes long.
After all camp was really fun, and I would LOVE to go again!
This week Thursday, we determined the disadvantages, advantages, ways to make a good/ magazine/ infographics/ whiteboard animation and mistakes to avoid while making a magazine/ infographics/ whiteboard animation. My first article type was magazine articles. For the advantages of magazines I wrote that it is easier to read than actual books, They are more detailed because of the pictures and diagrams and lastly, I wrote that they have infographics and diagrams. For disadvantages, I wrote that they could have inappropriate words or pictures, they might not be reliable and that they could be full of opinions and not facts. I think I can use this learning in the future by using this information when I am writing an essay or a magazine. I could reflect this with 3 key concepts. The 3 key concepts are form, causation, and connection. Firstly, I could reflect with form because the format relates with form. Secondly, causation relates to one of the questions which is: ” What are 2~3 things to avoid when you want to make an effective magazine?” This relates to causation because when I am writing the answers down I think about why I have to avoid this. Lastly, I think that connection also would help me reflect because doing this is already trying to find the connection between things. My experiences helped me understand a pattern by having enough experiences to understand a pattern.
On Monday, we had Chinese and it was really fun because we learned new things. On Tuesday we didn’t have Chinese but we had a dance lesson and we learned how to carry our friends so they could do a dance in the air. On Wednesday we had to perform arts, at performing arts. On Thursday we started out economic research. And lastly, on Friday we had buddies!
This week’s reflection will simply be two stars and one wish. Before I start, I wanted to describe my week in detail. On Monday, we started our new unit, which is where we are in place and time. On Tuesday, we had our third dance class instead of PE because we started to do dance instead of PE. On Wednesday, we had Chinese. On Thursday, we had art. On Friday ( which is today) we will have a Halloween party.
So in conclusion, my one wish is to have a better week by organizing my week a little better. My two stars are that I have improved my organizing skills in writing and also to read more than last week.
Hi, I’m back from the one-week long midterm break! After the midterm break, we had to make 3 of our own goals. To start with, I wanted to become more open-minded. The reason why was because I always found it really uncomfortable to share my ideas in front of others. The second reason is that I don’t raise my hand up in class a lot which is because of reason one. I have four steps to become open-minded. The first step is to start listening to Mr. Brodie’s questions better. The second step is to think about the question and analyze it with some ideas for the possible answers. When I think that the answer is good enough, I will share my ideas with 1~2 people and ask them if it makes any sense. Lastly, I will share my answer to the whole class and see what they think of it.
My second goal is to become a better listener. The reason why is because to achieve my first goal ( being open-minded) I also have to be a good listener. My steps to becoming a better listener are to first tell my friends to stop side chatting with me. Secondly, I will sit at a place where no one could distract me. My very last step is to then start focusing and listen to the question carefully.
My last goal is to inquire more so I could come up with more questions to research and discover further about. My steps to reaching this goal is to think about the question then think of relatable questions after thinking of relatable ideas of it.
In conclusion, all these goals relate to my first goal which is to become a more open-minded person. Meaning the first step to achieve all these goals is to become a better listener (2nd goal) and also become a better inquirer ( 3rd goal) because that would help me automatically achieve my first goal! So, I would like to end this conclusion by saying that I will work hard to achieve all these goals and keep on achieving even more goals.