Chinese Crit B assessment reflection

Hello readers! In this post, I will be talking about my chinese crit B assessment!

我讀這份閱讀文章時候,我理解了很多。我真的明白這份文章!經常我做考試時,我不了解文章還是錄影。然後我的成績會很差。可是這次的考試,我沒有像以前那麼多問題。我理解所有問題,但是有一個問題我需要回頭再回答,因為我不確定答案。當我完成考試時,我對自己的寫作和回答感到滿意。我真的相信我在那個考試中做得很好。結果是,我拿到 7.3/8!我很高興因為那是我第一次拿到好成績。

Ukulele summative – Consequences

Hi readers! This is my song for my Ukulele summative!

Discuss the following creative decisions you made for your song choice…

How is your recording the same as the original song? Why did you do this? *
The ukulele chords and the piano notes are the same as the original song. Also the key that I am singing in is the same. I decided to keep the chords and the notes the same because it sounds nicer that way and I am more used to singing in that key. Also, to me, it sounds weirder and different if the song is in a different key. I also wanted the melody to be as close to the original song as possible. And for the piano bit, I played both the notes and chords like the original song.
How is your recording different compared to the original song? What were your reasons behind your decisions? *
I believe the beat for my song was a bit different and the drums were a lot louder because i the original song, you can barely hear the drums. Also the piano notes in the original song sounded a lot calmer and softer. And in the original song, the piano chords were slowly played one by one then all together, whereas in my song, the chords are played suddenly all at once.

Discuss the following skills in relation to your Ukulele song choice…

Ukulele Skills… *
I learnt how to play some new chords and how to quickly switch between chords. I also learnt some strumming skills. In my song, I did the up and down strum. I decided not to do any complicated strums because I had to quickly change chords and it was challenging for me so I stuck with something simple.
Garageband editing – digital instrument, drum use… *
I learnt how to insert a drummer and how to use the electric piano. I also learnt how to make audios a lot louder because my singing was way too quiet. I also learnt how to make audios longer and shorter. After learning these skills, I feel really comfortable using Garageband because I know the basics and I didn’t really come across any struggles except for the volume when I was working on my project.

Time management for your project… *

I think I managed my time well because I finished this on time and I set aside time for a few days a week to work on editing my song. I also used my time wisely in class and in the soundproof rooms. I submitted my song the day before the project was due. I didn’t waste time when I was doing my project.
Independent learning… (responsibility of getting things done on time) *
I did this project completely on my own I didn’t need to ask anyone for help. I put a lot of effort into this project and as a result, I think my song sounds pretty good. I had some struggles with the timing because without the drums, my song sounded really good, but then when I added the drums, some bits of the song sounded off beat and it didn’t really sound so good. So I had to do a lot of editing and I didn’t ask anyone for help. In the end, there might have been a few off beat points but I tried my best to edit it. I was also about to ask help with changing the volume of the audio, but I figured it out in the end.

Ukulele Assignment – Lavender’s Blue

What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
The key is C major. The time signature is 4/4.


What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
At the beginning of the song, there is a rest and 3 quarter notes. Then that leads into the half note in the next bar. After the half note, the melody descends with 4 eight notes. Then there is a rest. Then the melody ascends by an octave and then slowly descends again with 3 fourth notes. Those 3 fourth notes are followed by a whole note. This rhythm is repeated 4 times so whoever is playing this song can get used to the rhythm.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing… *
I was pretty accurate when playing the melody. I played the melody on beat because it wasn’t that hard to change the fingering for each note. However, it was a bit challenging when I was doing the strumming bit because I had to change the fingering really quickly so I may have been a bit off time at one part of the song. The notes that I played were accurate and so was the strumming.
What Ukulele skills have you acquired? Chords, melody, etc. *
Last year in our Ukulele unit, we only had to strum the chords and sing. In this Ukulele unit, I have learned how to pluck the melody. At first it was pretty challenging to change the fingering quickly, but then I kept on practicing and I eventually got better at it. I learnt how to play a lot of notes that I didn’t know how to play before. I also learnt how to tune a Ukulele using the Ukulele tuner.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
When I was playing the ukulele, the tempo was at 90 beats per minute. I decided to keep the tempo at 90 because this is a lullaby song and it wouldn’t make sense if the song went really quick. I also decided to play at this tempo because it makes the song really calm and relaxing. If the song is at a fast tempo, then it becomes an upbeat song which it shouldn’t be. The context of the song didn’t change because of this.


How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… *
In Garageband, for the recording, I had to copy and paste the recording because it was the same melody. Then at the end of that copied and pasted recording, I cut out the last 2 bars because the melody was different. At first when I was recording, my plan was to use headphones to listen to the metronome, but then there were I few times where I didn’t bring headphones to class. So I had to listen to the beat, then use my foot to quietly tap the beat.


Discuss your recording process; recording bar at a time, chord at a time, in phrases? Did you have any concerns or issues? *
At first, I recorded 8 bars at a time. Then I copied and pasted the recording for the next part of song because it was the same melody. I got rid of the last 2 bars of that recording because the melody was different. So then, I recorded the last 2 bars. But then, I was struggling to do the strumming bit at the last 2 bars of the song because I couldn’t change my fingering that quickly. So I recorded the 6 bars, then I recorded the last 2 bars by itself.

My logo design

This is my logo that I made for design class!

I’d really appreciate it if you’d give me some feedback!

Some questions you can answer:

  • What do you like about my logo?
  • What would you change about my logo and why?
  • Can you tell what I like to do based on the animations in this logo?
  • In what ways is my logo appropriate?
  • In what ways is my logo memorable?
  • What are the disadvantages about my logo?

中文應用軟件考試

Hi readers! This post will be in Chinese. I will be talking about my Instagram presentation! Hope you enjoy reading!

我覺得我做得很好!我付出了很多努力!我也覺得我很清楚的介紹 Instagram 的功能,用法還有好處!我的言語過了一分鐘,然後我保持目光接觸。可是我的老師說我不可以站着不动!這是因為我很緊張!然而,我覺得我做得很好!

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/18greW-I6hbfEljLncmornhi2r6t1jzzG

Thank you for reading!

Activists speech

Hi readers! WELCOME TO ANOTHER BLOG POST!! For this post, I will be talking about my activist speech! For this task, we need to be activists and speak up for what you care about. I will leave a link to my video at the end of this post! Hope you enjoy reading 🙂

I decided to stand up against treating people unfairly because of the way they look. I said that treating people unfairly is wrong because 1. It can cause public health issues, 2. It can cause mental stress, 3. It is unfair how people are treated. I believe that people should open their hearts to accept everyone for who they are and not their looks.

GLOWS:

My speech had an effective introduction with a hook. I also included 3 reasons supported by research. I used a lot of speech techniques such as logos, big names, claim, rhetorical questions, etc. My speech was 2 minutes long and I spoke with a clear voice.

GROWS:

To make my speech better, I think I should’ve used more anecdotes and examples. I also needed to show urgency and use more interesting statistics. Lastly, using gestures/purposeful movement and showing more eye contact would’ve made my speech better.

Here is the link to my speech:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/11vfAs0WWRQbGFuUFlmaA_ue1BCl6IPig/view?usp=sharing

Thank you for reading!

Compass Points: Young Americans

Hi readers! Happy new year! For this post I’m going to be talking about Young Americans that are coming to our school this month! Hope you enjoy reading

I am worried about singing and dancing in front of more than 300 people! Because I do not like performing in front of people. However, I am excited about LEARNING the dances because I think that we’ll have a fun time!

I want to know how long our overall performance will be and how the Young Americans are going to choose the people to sing the solo’s. Suggestions for moving forward: to try my best when doing the performance!

Day 1:

On day 1, we learnt a lot of dances and sung a bit! To be honest, the Young Americans are so much fun! I really like the dances and songs we get to dance to and sing to! I would definitely say that I tried my best when practicing! Because when you try your best, you have lots of fun, and I did!

Day 2:

On the day after day 1, we first split into groups, and we were rotating into different sessions! We did some choreography, we wrote our own songs, and we also did some acting! Then later that day we learnt some more dances and songs! However I feel that Day 1 was a bit funner than day 2. But I still really enjoyed it and learnt a lot!

Day 3:

Day 3, and I am partly excited and nervous! I believe that grade 6 will do a good job when performing with the Young Americans! However, I don’t have a solo, and I am partly happy and just little bit sad. Happy because I don’t have to sing or perform individually in front of lots of people, but a bit sad because I’m sort of like a nobody for the show……

After the show, I felt that we did a really good job and tried our best! I hope that in the future we will be able to do more performances like this! Because this was really fun, and I miss the YA’s already 🙂

Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for upcoming posts!

 

Outdoor sleepover: Outward Bound

Hey hey heyyyyyy everyone! Recently I came back from camp and in this post I will reflecting about it! HOPE YOU ENJOY READING! :3

In my opinion, I felt that camp is AWESOME! I would definitely go back to Outward Bound! Not only was the experience so much fun, but it taught us a lot of skills! I feel that Camp is a good way to develop independence, responsibility, and courage!

At Camp, I really enjoyed the Jetty Jump, hiking, the spider web, cooking, and Kayaking! I definitely think that doing the Jetty jump showed the most courage because we were jumping of a tall dock and I am a little scared of heights! During Hiking, I was the leader so I had to make sure that everybody was together and that no one was left behind! Although the 3 km hike was exhausting, I had a really good time because my friends were there. The spider web was a task where there was a BIG spider web, and we all had to go through the holes. Since I was one of the smallest people, I had to go through a very small hole, but I made it through because all my friends were supporting my head, my back, and my legs. Since we got to cook our own food, I think that I have learnt more cooking skills! We got to cook pasta and rice and sometimes we got to make our own sandwiches! Lastly, kayaking was lots of fun because I got to learn how to kayak and we played lots of fun games while kayaking!

When coming back from camp, I would surely say that I have learnt lots of different skills! Some skills that I learnt are how to set up a tent, how to cook food, how to Kayak, how to navigate, how to communicate with others, etc, etc, etc! I think 2 skills thaImage result for spider web game team buildingt were very important was how to navigate and how to work and communicate with others! Navigating is very important because if you don’t know how to, you might end up being lost in the woods, and navigating helps you find your track and tells you where to go! How to work and communicate with others is VERY important because I learnt that when you communicate with others and use the plan, do, review model, you will  succeed in teamwork tasks.

Some challenges that we faced were working and communicating with each other, taking risks, and washing the dishes. There was this one activity called “the tunnel”. My friend Alicia is very Claustrophobic and the tunnel was very small especially for her, however, she still decided to go through the tunnel and she did it! I think that shows a lot of courage. Another challenge was washing the dishes. A lot of us are used to our helpers or aunties washing the dishes at home, however during camp, we had to wash and clean our own dishes. It was a challenge because nobody wanted to do it, but then we tried our best, and ended up with 11 perfectly clean bowls.

Even though I had an amazing time, I think that there are some things I need to work on. Firstly, I want to work on taking risks. This is because when we were doing the Tunnel task, I decided not to go because I didn’t like it. But after the task, everybody was talking about how much fun and not scary the tunnel was, and when everybody said that, the tunnel didn’t sound so scary anymore. Right now, if I could, I would want to trythe tunnel. Another thing I need to work on is participation. When we were doing the dishes, I didn’t want to do it because I thought it was gross. But then I realised that we all have to participate and help one another.

Thank you for reading!