Ukulele Submission – Step 3 – Finished Song – Donkey Riding

Here is the completed song.


What is the key of your tune? Time Signature? *
the time signature of donkey riding is 2/4 and it is in the key F


What sort of rhythms are used in your song? How were they used musically? *
my song donkey riding was consists of crochets, quavers, dotted quavers and semi quavers, which gave it a nice upbeat vibe and the some of the notes were repeated a few times. The song was moderately fast at first and I sped it up a bit more to the tempo of 115.


Discuss your note accuracy and rhythm accuracy in regards to inputting the strumming and melodic playing… *
I think my notes should be pretty accurate since I used the sheet music and copied down to Garageband and I learned how to read notes beforehand, even though I’m sure there are a few mistakes since it sounds a tiny bit off compared to the song provided on Google Classroom. It also took me a while when I was doing the strumming since I had to figure out where to put it and the flats, and different octaves.
How did you decide your tempo to match your song and style? Did the context of the song change because of this? *
 Donkey riding is a fun folk song, so I just made it a bit faster but otherwise not really it didn’t change much, and I don’t think the context of the song changed since it is still pretty much the same. I have never heard this song before in my life so I just did what sounded good to me.

What skills did you acquire with your use of Garageband? Trimming, Cutting, pasting, metronome, etc… How did you use these skills throughout the assignment? *

Before starting this assignment, I had only done Garageband once on the iPad in Lower School, and it is so much more different compared to doing it on the computer since it is much more complex and advanced and there are so many more features. I had to trim the notes to match the beat, paste them in correct places to form the song, and I had to cut the notes to make it shorter. I also learned how to put in the drums and record my singing, and how to use the metronome.


Discuss any challenges you had to overcome for this assignment! *
The main challenge was my Garageband was very laggy and it kept freezing. I tried deleting the app and installing it again and restarting my computer but it was still very laggy so it took me a long time. And one time it even crashed and deleted everything I have done which was really frustrating, but in the end, it was fine and very smooth for me. I also had trouble matching the notes to make it sound right, I had to try a lot of times since I was sure I had the right notes but it sounded very off.

My logo

This unit in Design, we were required to design a logo for ourselves, using Adobe Illustrator. My logo is just basically my name and people climbing on it. Please give me some feedback! Here are some questi0ns that can help you

  1. How do you think my logo represents me?
  2. What did you like the most about my logo?
  3. What do you think I can improve on?

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Le critère C et D à lòral

For this task, we had to create a role-play to include all of the information we learned since the beginning of the year with a partner. My partner was Takdeer, and here are some of the challenges that we faced. The first roadblock was that I wasn’t here for a whole week due to my prior sport commitment, so Takdeer had to come up with most of the content. The second one was my pronunciation. I was unable to pronounce some of the words, and it was really unclear at some parts, so that dragged down my final score. The last challenge was recording. We had to stop many times to go over my pronunciation with some words, so we spent a lot of time recording. Overall, I’m pretty proud of my score and how my partner and I overcome these challenges, and I would definitely work with him again next time!

Here is my audio recording




Exhibition Reflection

Exhibition was defiantly one of the more unforgettable things of Grade 6. Starting from the hours of standing and presenting, to the Opening Dance, and presenting to VSA students there is definitely a lot to talk about.

I was very disorganized at the first block of presenting on Thursday, I still had pictures to put up, Process Journals nowhere to be seen and I was just so nervous. But then, later on, I just got used to it and just pretended that I was having a conversation with the people I’m presenting to. The challenge I faced was some of the younger kids didn’t really care about what you did, and all they cared was whether you gave out free stuff and if you didn’t they would just leave. But other than that most people I presented to were really good listeners and co-operated.

After presenting to students and some teachers in the daytime, we had to present to all the parents at night. We had to do an Opening dance at around 6 pm and it was honestly kind of like the Young Americans. Me and some other people were part of the opening of the opening dance, where we hold up LED lightboards that spelled passion, and we each had our own line to say before turning on the light board, and that part was really cool and it was my favorite. Then some classes ( 6a, c, and e ) had to do a dance that we practiced 2 months ago. Then the other classes had their own thing and in the end, we did a final dance. The challenge in that was getting out on the stage right, and making sure we’re doing the right moves.

Then it was finally the last part of the night, where we started presenting to other people’s parents. I didn’t really mind presenting to other people’s parents, but it was really embarrassing when I was presenting to my own parents. I was really proud of that because a lot of parents gave me great feedback, like ” wow, your topic is really interesting and you’ve inspired me to try climbing!” and that made me feel really good because I didn’t think that many people were interested in Rock Climbing.  I also saw a lot of my friend’s parents and they said they were all really impressed.

On Friday, we presented to some visitors from VSA. Most of the people weren’t interested into my booth, because when we asked them if they wanted to hear about Rock Climbing they mostly just ignored us or took a picture, stared at us and then left. But some of them did show some interest and they stayed and gave some feedback. It was an easy day as we only presented until lunchtime, and after lunch we cleaned up our booths and had free time with some fun activities.

Overall, I think the PYP Exhibition was a fun experience for me and I learned a lot from it, and I look forward to seeing the Grade 6s next year do it.

Option A/B

Today I had my summative for How We Organize Ourself. We had to create a model/ infographic of an efficient energy source for the school, and then present it to 3C. My energy source was Solar energy, and I created a drawing of a solar paneled portable charger. It absorbs the sunlight, and then you can plug in your phone or laptop charger!

The process of preparing wasn’t that hard for me, because all I did was prepare a drawing. But I had to find a good drawing software and I had to figure out how to use it.

The people me and my group was presenting to was okay, but some of them were kind of annoying and not cooperating. But we got some good feedback and this was a pretty fun practice for exhibition!