This is my logo I made for design. Please post a comment replying to my questions:
- What do you think about my color choices? Is there any way I can improve on this?
- What changes would you make to my name?
- How would you improve my logo all in all?
Me and Morning had a hard time finding a time when and where we could meet to record our video. We recorded it in the 7th floor near the busses, which made background noises which caused distractions. This might’ve been one of the things that brought down our grade.
Another challenge was our pronunciation. When we read the french words, we read it like how you would pronounce it in english. It was a problem because there were some words that we didn’t know how to pronounce properly and we didn’t ask about them.
A thing I learned about myself is that I don’t ask questions very often (and I should), and I prefer working with a partner for french (just french)
Considering that before french I didn’t know any french words (except baguette :>), I am pretty happy with both of the grades I got. A thing we could’ve done better was work on our pronunciation (being more accurate)
My goal for the next assessment
-Find a quiet place to record (if it requires speaking)
-Ask about pronunciation before recording/practicing
-When i’m ready to start recording, start recording and don’t wait.
How I can achieve my goals
Next time, we should not rush and find a quiet place to record before recording. We were rushing to record because we did it right before class. We underestimated the time we had. We should also ask about pronunciations in class before we record or start practicing.
We had very tiny problems with time management. We just couldn’t find time for us to record. Next time, we should start recording when we’re ready.
Ukulele assessment 28/10/19
Time management for your project… *
Compared to last time, I think that my time management skills have gone down. I planned my time, but I always postponed when I was going to record my ukulele to the next music class then to the next music class … I ended up doing my ukulele and my software instruments at the same time (except my drum). If i could do this again, I would record all of the things I needed for my ukulele track and edit it (and do the software instruments). Another thing that got me slowed down is my indecisiveness about my song choice. I was planning to change to under the sea, and for 2 classes I spent time to learn it but I thought it was too hard, so I changed back to all star. Next time I should just stick with the choice I had originally made. The thing I did good was record all of my strums (except one cause I misread it) and I managed to add in my strums at home, I did the same thing for a note in my melody (I recorded an E string separately and added it in later). I did this because I had troubles changing from string to string and from note to note.
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *
I decided not to sing because I’m not comfortable with singing :>
My ukulele reflection:
I decided for grade 7, I’m going to learn the flute. The reason I chose the flute is that I think it’s easier to blow into, and it looks like something I can carry around easily (it’s light). The flute also has fewer pieces to clean, so I don’t have to spend hours trying to clean it. The resource below also shows how to clean a flute (and it’s easy to follow).
Resources to learn the flute:
How to hold a flute (& read fingerings)
On May 2nd, we had the exhibition. When we had the opening ceremony, I was really nervous because it had been 2 days since we practiced. Our performance wasn’t the best but it still worked out.
When we were presenting to the lower grades, I felt that they were kind of hard to talk to because there are some words they don’t understand. But they were very enthusiastic.
When we were talking to the parents, it was kind of awkward, but they managed to understand me better. When VSA came, it was even more awkward because they mainly spoke Chinese.
I didn’t really enjoy VSA coming because they generally weren’t interested. Some of them were kind of rude but some of them were really nice.
The thing I’m proud of is presenting to other people. The main challenge was staging because my dog house was too small, and there was barely any space. So I and Estelle had to move away, and I needed to make another box to make my display taller and easier to see.
The main thing I needed to work on was to talk slower. I was just really nervous. If I did the exhibition again, I’d try to make a bigger and more attractive display and try not to feel nervous.
On February 19th, grade 6 had to stand up/against something they are interested/passionate about. I chose to speak against animal captivity. During this, not only did I make a speech on animal captivity, I also learned more about animal captivity and different persuasive strategies. Click on the video above to see my speech about animal captivity c;
From January 9th to January 11th, Grade 6 will be participating in something called the Young Americans. The Young Americans is a group of people who are travelling all over the world performing/getting people to perform. This year, they have come to CDNIS and they are here for 3 days to get us more excited about dance.
I’m not looking forward to the Young Americans because I don’t like dancing, or singing and I don’t want to be one of those people who get chosen to perform by themselves. I’m not sure what I’m excited about, but i’m excited to see how my other friends react to the Young Americans (Because I know lots of my friends/classmates are really worried about the Young Americans)
January 10th is the second day. On the first day, we learned a lot, but that was only the opening. It turned out that they didn’t really force you to do anything, they just encouraged you. I’m still not really looking forward to the show, because I still am just as nervous as yesterday (I don’t like being frontstage), Even if I don’t like being front stage, somehow I ended up at the very back.
January 11th is the performance for the Young Americans, and I became just a bit more nervous because a Young American gave me & my friends a solo. I’m lucky because I just have to go up to the very front to say 1 word, and my friends have to go up and dance by themselves for 5 minutes. I am also more nervous because I forgot some of what we have to do and where we have to go.
During the performance, I felt a bit uncomfortable because our shirt was really big (And it was really hot), there was no water, and we couldn’t go to the bathroom when we needed to. I think the way we presented our performance was good. I wasn’t really nervous because if you went to the front, you’d only see the light any nobody in the audience.
I think that having the Young Americans here gave us a good experience (even if we don’t like singing or dancing).
From November 19th to November 30th, grade 6 went to camp in Sai Kung with Outward Bounds.
The activity in camp I didn’t enjoy the most was just getting in a circle in the water (I don’t know what it’s called). I didn’t really understand the point of the activity, It also made us get much much colder and more nervous about what we were going to do next like the water activities.
The hiking part of camp is also one of the activities that i didn’t enjoy the most. The 2 good things were: Getting new experiences and you get more exercise. I didn’t enjoy hiking because the slope was really steep and dangerous and anybody could fall, but the people far ahead didn’t help people at the back. I also didn’t enjoy it because there were lots of mosquitoes and bees and lots of people can get stung and bitten (Which will hurt and annoy you)
One of the activities i enjoyed was the rope course. It wasn’t that hard but it was fun to walk across the rope. The things that could’ve made the activity better was that if the supporters could have some other job to do instead of stand in front/beside/behind the person walking on the rope and have their hand out. Maybe next time they can have some challenges.
My favorite activity is kayaking, because I like to do water activities, and kayaking lets you go anywhere that is connected to the ocean (Different islands). The bad thing that happened when we were kayaking was that me and my friends had to go to the bathroom badly but there was no bathroom on the kayak or on the sea. So we had to learn to be patient to wait for people to be faster and go to the island together.
At the end of camp, I thought that it was a good experience and I enjoyed most of the activities. We learned a lot about the environment and how to protect it, and different skills like how to kayak, how to wear a lifejacket properly, etc. We also learned how to cooperate. I think that Outward Bounds provided us with a good experience (outside of home).