Ukulele Submission – Step 3 – Finished Song – Au Clair De La Lune


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Criteria Ai, Aii, 2019/20 – Session 3

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Demonstrate awareness of the art form studied, including the use of appropriate language.


Demonstrate awareness of the relationship between the art form and its context.

In the following questions you must use CORRECT MUSIC TERMINOLOGY.

Make sure you know the specific terms of what you need to talk about.
What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
Au Clair de la lunes key of tune is F. My time signature is 4/4.
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
Au Clair de la Lune mostly requires quarter notes, half notes, some dotted quarter notes, and some dotted half notes. It doesn’t have any eighth notes, meaning it’s a slow and calm song. The quarter and half notes helped slow down the tempo.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I think I did a good job of placing the half notes and quarter notes in the correct space. This is because I knew how many beats they lasted. However, I wasn’t familiar with how long the dotted notes lasted.(Mr. Otoole acknowledged my mistake after and I learned that it was 2 and a half beats. I also thought in-putting the strumming was easy because it was similar to imputing the melody, however, the only difference is that you have to create your own pattern.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
Before my tempo was too slow, and it was 90. Soon I figured it sounded odd so I did my research and found out it was supposed to be 132. This made my song sound right, and more quicker, matching with the notes. It helped match the french folk song beat.
What skills did you acquire with your use of Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… How did you use these skills throughout the assignment? *
I learned a lot from this project. The most important thing I learned was the beat bar at the top. When I first started the project that was what I didn’t know how to use, and I didn’t know about it. Therefore I had a hard time figuring out how long beat was. After joining Mr. Otoole’s class I learned how to use it. It made doing the other steps much easer. Trimming was also an important feature and skill. Although I knew how to do it already, I learned short cuts.(command T)
Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
Challenges I had to over come was mostly finding out how to use the beat bar. That was what I struggled with most(before I joined the classes). After I learned how to use it, I had less troubles. All in all, after joining classes I got help from the teacher and I over came my problem.
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How to open the sax case, and the name of the sax parts inside.


What posture you are supposed to have, What and how to use sizzle and breathing.


How to use Cork grease.


How to put on the reed.


How to put the sax together.


How to hold the sax.


Unité 1 Parlez-vous français-critères C et D à l’oral

Task: Create a role-play to include all of the information you have learned since the beginning of the year.


  • Pronunciation: Pronunciation was challenging as this is a new language. I always accidentally pronounce letters that are supposed to be silent(“S”).
  • Developing the script: This was challenging because we found it troublesome when making our script longer. At the end we were successful.
  • Time management: Developing the script took our time and at the end, we had to rush to class and finish our recording in minimal time. Therefore we only took one recording and didn’t have time to revise it.

What went well    

  •  The work ethic of my partner: My partner did not cause any problems but helped make our script better. She also corrected my pronunciation.
  •  My partner and I both evened out each other meaning that one of us didn’t control one another.
  • Although we had to come into class, we ended up handing in the assignment in time

 Result: How do you feel about your results     

  • I wish I had gotten a higher result and had more time to revise and make multiple recordings. If we did that, we could have made changes.

   The goal for the next assessment: how are you going to achieve your goal

  • My goal for next time is to plan out my steps. For example, plan out how much time and when I will record or make the script. Most importantly to follow it. I am going to achieve this by putting a reminder on my computer. Like, a sticky note on the time I have to complete a task. To follow it, I will have my peers or my parents remind me. Or if I have free time at school, I’ll do it.

Weekly Reflection

This week 6D started a new unit. This unit is about art. I chose to inquire into photography. I chose photography because even before this unit, I was interested in photography. This week I learned about, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.


Shutter speed is the time and speed of a camera window opening and the light that travels into it. If your shutter speed is set to a small number, your moving object will be blurry. That’s because the camera is taking a photo of multiple moments, therefore it will create a blurry trail. Sometimes your object is moving out of the reach of the camera(the camera is moving away from the camera). If your camera’s shutter is set to the speed of 3, but the object moves away from the camera in less than 3 seconds then the object will not be in your shot. That’s because the object has already past, or is not visible from the camera’s perspective anymore. The picture is captured slowly. If your shutter is set to a high speed, then your moving subject in the picture will be clear. The photo will be taken quickly and will take a picture of one moment.


Aperture is the amount of light that is captured. Aperture also controls the depth of field. The bigger the aperture is clear the photo will be. If your aperture is small, there will be a long depth of field. There will be a lot of distance and focus.


ISO is the sensitivity of the light in your scene, it controls the light. ISO can sense the light. The higher the ISO is the less light is required for it to be brighter.


All in all, this is what I learned this week. I gained a lot of knowledge about photography. I learned about ISO, aperture, and Shutter speed. Since I focused on shutter speed this week, next week my goal is to inquire more about aperture and ISO.

Exhibition Reflection

We have been working on our exhibition throughout the whole entire school year. Everybody worked hard and it’s officially over. My exhibition topic is the endangerment of Black-Faced Spoonbills. These birds are endangered all over East Aisa. I chose to inquire into these animals because they are not known. Not many people know them. Therefore, I wanted to let people know them, and help take action to save them.


I liked the way I could share my knowledge I have about my topic to others. I also really liked and am proud of my action, my action was going plastic free for 24 days. The plastic that was not recyclable would have to be put inside a jar, the jar will then be used to show if going plastic free is challenging or easy. I thought it was a good idea because it was challenging, it was something I wouldn’t do, it’s something out of my comfort zone. Normally, if I was going to take action I would just raise awareness and raise money for charities. Now I know that taking action means making a change in yourself and then others. I am also proud of my research and what I have learned.


Even though my action was one of the best parts of my exhibition, it was one of the most challenging things. It was hard for me to find my action, it was because before action meant raising awareness and money.


Thanks to the Plastic Free Challenge, it will now be easy to remember to use less plastic. Now after the challenge, I still use less and recycle more plastic. My next goal is to also get my family to use less plastic and recycle too.


My exhibition helped me understand how to take action and make a change, how endangerment has dominated our world, how we can recycle many things like glue sticks and some food packets, and how also how we have learned to rely on plastic.  


Next time I will contact at least 5 experts in case some don’t reply, I need to work on my display, and not clump everything up at one spot. For instance, I put all the plastic-free challenge jars on one side, which sort of made the display messy.


Now after the exhibition, I can explain my lines of inquiry. For instance, the threats of Black-faced Spoonbills. The threats are pollution especially plastic, habitat loss and hunting.


Overall, I thought the exhibition taught me many things. Like, what action is, what are Black-Faced Spoonbills, etc. Even after the exhibition, I will continue to use less plastic and inquire into Black-Faced Spoonbills.

Two stars and a wish

This week we focused on exhibition, I did a lot of research about my topic. Two stars I have are that I emailed two Black-faced Spoonbill experts and that I went to the wetland park and got information and a disc about them. But a wish I have is that I want to find out how Black-faced Spoonbills affect and benefit the world.

Weekly Refection 17

This week was very inspiring, I’ve been inspired. Now I am now interested in more world problems.   

 I learned from the guest speaker, Jordan Hattar. Though I wasn’t here on that day, I was still moved and inspired by him. I learned and surprised by the fact that a boy sent a letter to Former President Obama about how he wanted to help a little boy in Syria, he wanted to give the little boy a home by letting him live in his. After Former President Obama read it, he later on, made a speech about it. Jordan Hattar quotes inspired me. My favorite quote is, “You don’t need a specific skill to make a difference, just heart.” He had heart and helped many refugees in Syria.

After learning about Jordan Hattar, I can use the information I learned to make my exhibition more persuasive, like Jordan Hattar’s presentation.


I watched a video about Hugh Evans. He talked about global citizens. He works with others to raise awareness about global citizens, and tries everyone to become one. Hugh Evans talked about how he went to the Philippines to see a landfill where people lived in. While he was there he met Sonny boy, they became good friends. After a few years after, he tried to contact Sonny boy. But his home had been relocated by authorities. After learning this I am aware of this problem. I can use this information to raise awareness in the future.  

Overall, I thought this week was interesting and fun, because of what I’ve learned next week I hope I can look deeper into these problems.


Young Americans

Last week, the Young Americans came to CDNIS to teach Grade 6 for 3 days. During the Young Americans experience, we sang and danced as a group. I thought the Young Americans was a one time experience, it was fun and enjoyable.

Before the Young Americans experience, I was really nervous to step out of my comfort zone. At the end I did, and I tried my best to be as close to the front of the stage as possible. I used to think that dancing was simple. After the experience, I realized dancing is complicated and takes lots of practice. I also thought that moving to positions were challenging. I think this way because everyone would be scattered around the stage, and we would run into each other. During the show, somebody stood in my spot, but we solve the problem quickly. The Young Americans experience allowed me to have more courage and confidence. Altogether, there were many challenges but they were all worth it.

Overall, I thought the experience was really fun, it also pushed me out of my comfort zone. But I regret not doing the homestay. Many of my friends said it was fun, they got to socialize with the Young Americans more than others. I really enjoyed this experience.

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