During this last week of Grade 8, we had our innovation day! As this project is only lasting for a day, the whole project is focusing on our pitch. Our question for the project was: How might we improve the experience of a PYP student (Grade 5) in their first year of MYP (Grade 6)? So looking at the video that was presented, a lot of the teachers mentioned that the students need to know to manage time and themselves. So we came to the conclusion of focusing our project to help students with self and time management. We did this by having the idea of an interactive timetable.
So how does this work? Basically, the interactive timetable has the same working system of the game four-in-a-row. Students will have tasks labeled on boards with different priorities. We then have a big box with labeled time slots where students will decide when they think they should be doing each task/summative. And then we will have experienced MYP students judge how the PYP students organize themselves and give some advice. Our idea was a success but we still know there is much room for improvement and our group hopes to find more ways to make the project convenient and useful at the same time.
For this Unit in French, we were learning about stuff about school, subjects, people and more.
How can I express my needs in a classroom setting? How can I use French in situations related to school?
I can use french for asking about names, subjects etc.
The organisation of our school and our curriculum is influenced by the socio-economic and cultural background of our community.
Yes because different schools with different financial issues have differences. And the school affects the cultural background deeply.
What’s the perfect school system?
There is no perfect school system because every school is unique.
This is the second session of music where we had to play a selected instrument, here are my statements and the mp3
Criteria Bi, Bii Session 2
i. demonstrate the acquisition and development of the skills and techniques of the art form studied
ii. demonstrate the application of skills and techniques to create, perform and/or present art.
Grade yourself here! *
Performance Skills – Percussion
Now respond to these statements…
I have developed the skills required to perform this music successfully over music this year. Explain…*
I think that my skills have already developed beforehand and were able to perform this piece of music successfully since I knew how to play percussion before we even started the first music session. To me both of the instrumental summatives were very easy because I remember learning how to play percussion with the same book when I was younger.
I demonstrated the application of skills to create a successful piece of music. This is as good as I can get it! Explain… *
For this instrumental unit, I was able to successfully play my piece and I think I did my very best to play it as perfect as I can. Even though I didn’t practise s much as the others, I was able to easily catch up and play the song properly. Besides playing in time and the notes correctly, I also added dynamics to make the song more interesting.
For design, our unit is about laser cutting. We are supposed to design a clock then print it. Before that, we had to try designing a key chain and print it out. I learned how to use adobe illustrator to draw out my key chain. Even though, I did not succeed in printing my key chain, I was able to correctly design it. Here is a picture of my work,
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Global Context: Identities and Relationships
Statement of Inquiry: Our family and the people around us contribute to our own individual identity
ATLs: Communication, time management, organization, being resourceful
Overall, I am happy with my grades on this unit. For communication, I think I did quite well as I can pronounce most of the words, but there are some words mess up on especially the words with accents. Time management wise, I think I could do better as I always procrastinate but I manage to get the work done on time. I think I am able to organize my work properly depending on the criteria. Since I am new to french, I always use google translate to learn pronunciations, when I have problem with vocabulary, I would check my notebook.
Here is the video for my summative for this unit: