Amazing Grace – Ukulele

What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
The key of Amazing grace is C major and the time signature is 3-4.
What sort of rhythms are used in your song? *
The rhythms used in Amazing grace are half notes, quarter notes and whole notes.
Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to your strumming and melodic playing… *
I think that I had good note accuracy because I have recorded my song over a few times until the notes are not bad. In my strumming, I just recorded it one by one and then copy and pasted it so that I would have enough time to complete and edit my whole song.
What Ukulele skills have you acquired? *
I have acquired new strumming skills and new notes and how to explore different songs. I played the ukulele last year in grade 6, so this is kind of a review. But this summative has also taught me time management and how to play the ukulele better in general.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
I decided that my tempo matched my song and style because Amazing grace is kind of a sad but very strong song. Therefore, I decided that a slow steady tempo would match this song.
How did you use the editing tools in Garageband? Editing, cutting, flex-time, trimming, plugins… *
I used the trimming a lot because my playing wasn’t on time so Mr. O’Tool had to help me. For the strumming, I just played a few strums and copy and pasted the ones that matched. In the future, I think that if I ever record something like this again, I think that I should record it more on time so that I even my time out and don’t spend too much time editing.
Discuss your recording process; did you have any concerns or issues? *
In my process of recording, I didn’t have a big struggle because I started early before there were long line ups to the recording rooms. So, I had more time to record and edit. Me and my friends also came in during lunch to record and ask you to help us so that we could finish it in time.

My instrument choice

I have decided that i would like to learn the instrument flute for music. I chose to learn the flute because my sister plays the flute and she told me that it was very fun and interesting. Therefore, I think that it will be a very fun experience.

Here are some tutorials on how to play flute :

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Finally Sharing What I Know!

Exhibition was a very fun journey and experience. I learned a lot throughout this process.  Most importantly, I was able to learn more about dog abuse, something that I am passionate about.

I feel most proud of my action because it was quite challenging for me to think of an action and in the end the workshop was very successful and all the people that came to my stall really liked the logo stickers.

Alexis & I shared a display together since we have the same milestones and our topic were both based on abuse (Animals). I displayed some pictures that represented dog abuse and explained the meaning behind them to the audience. I also displayed my journey, things that represent my workshop (A video and a decorated picture frame as an example of what people did during the workshop), my process journal and my box of stickers. It felt good to be able to express my findings to a curious  audience.

I feel that the presentation days were a bit easier than I expected since not many people asked questions about my exhibition. I am very glad that many people came to me & Alexis stand because then  we hope that they will raise awareness and be more aware of our issue. We both received some feedback that could help us improve, but we also received some positive feedback.

If i could go back in time and do exhibition again i would design my logo stickers so that it makes it more obvious that i am not supporting dog abuse and i am against dog abuse. I would have managed my time better so that i could make the outcome better than it already is. Even though i feel like i have done this to the best of my ability i still think that i could have done a little more if i know the outcome. I would also like to have kept my topic because our Transdisciplinary Theme is “Who we are” and i am a Dog Lover and a Dog Owner so i feel this is Who I Am and this would fit well for my exhibition topic since i am also aware of this issue and i wanted to try and raise awareness.

Attacked by a beehive!

Dear readers,

Last week I went to camp from Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th of November. My camp teacher was Ms. Cheung, she is the teacher of 6E. In my camp group there was  Alexis, Jonathan, Darren, Tayne, Elsa, Anne-Marie, Nate, Hayden and Carlos.

I really liked the way that when the people in my group got stung, some other people that didn’t,  tried to help. I wish i had known that someone stepped on the beehive because then we could have ran towards the back wouldn’t have gotten stung by a whole hive of bees. Luckly, Only me and Alexis got stung several times as well as the camp instructors & two other people got stung once. I still need work on being more of a risk taker.

 

Learning Space

Hello Readers,

       My home learning environment  feels quiet so i can concentrate on my task. But i like to listen to music as well because helps me feel like i can finish my task. It looks like something like this, except it is longer and wider and has more drawers throughout. What i could do to improve as a learner from my learning space is to maybe feel comfortable . This is the end of what my home learning space looks like. Thank you for reading my blog post.

First Week Of Home Learning / Week three

Dear Readers,

This week was the first week of Home Learning and the third week of school. For home learning i chose to do Inspiring Change and Home Learning Success. In PE this week, We played Badminton again, I think i improved a lot in Badminton because before i couldn’t even get the birdie in the air and now i can actually play rallies and hit it across the net an back and forth.

Home Learning Sucess

Dear readers,

I think how i can remember and accomplish all my Home Learning is to  write down my home learning on a white board that i have at home and put it on my desk and to have a organised Home Learning schedule. That is what i think can help me better to succeed in remember to bring and finish all my home learning by Friday.

Reflection Of this Week

This week was the first week of school. In class we played some team building  games to try and get to know each other better and welcome new students.

 

On Monday, the first thing we did when we came into the classroom was we got our locker, our lock and our seat. Then, Ms B introduce herself to us and told us why she was late and that she is scared of thunder. After that, we went to the library pit with the whole grade and the homeroom teachers told us a little about Grade 6. Then, our Chinese teachers came and we got separated into different classes depending on your level in chinese. My chinese teacher is Ko Laoshi, I had him last year as well. From our class, Alexis, Agatha, Shannon and Ryder are in my Chinese class.

On Tuesday, we had PE first thing in the morning. We played some relay games and the bucket game. We also had Visual Arts with Ms Joanne. She showed us some of her crocheting and we drew something and stuck it in our sketch books.

 

On Wednesday, we started making our locker tags. For my locker tag, I drew some light and dark purple polka dots and my name right in the middle. I think my locker tag is good and it represents me. We also had Chinese class. We played some games to get to know each other.

 

On Thursday, we had Chinese class first thing in the morning. We had to do an assessment on how our summer went. After Chinese class we had PE. We did a quiz on our laptop about what we know about badminton and played some badminton.

 

On Friday, once again we had Chinese class. We got in a group and Ms B told us to do an visual representation on what we think ‘How do we learn learn ‘ means. Our group decided to show it by poster. On the last period, we went down to the forum to have an introducing assembly  and introduce grade 5’s and 6’s class names. Our class 6A’s class name is 6A Avocados!

 

Overall, I think this week was really fun! I think grade 6 will be an awesome year.