Music Reflection

Discuss your playing in regards to; timing, note accuracy, rhythm accuracy. You MUST use correct musical terminology. *

Your answer

     For the first part of my musical assessment we had to perform a ukelele song, I choose up on the housetop and performed it with 2 other people ( Saskia and Lilly).  I think we did pretty well, we sang okay together and our strumming was on time even without the metronome. We could have improved it by adding the melody because then we would have all three of the aspects. Maybe I could have sung a little softer because my voice ( as horrible as it is ) was a bit overpowering and you could hear the strumming pattern ( DDUD ) too well. We followed the right beat but at some point, we hesitated and we had to re-group. The good thing about that was that we just kept on going and we didn’t stop so the rest of the people in our class that didn’t know the song didn’t really notice. If I had to rate my accuracy it would be at 89%.

     For my recording, my accuracy rate would be 90%. I feel like because I had the knowledge of auto-tuning my voice, I was able to increase my accuracy rate so that everything was on time. I also made sure my metronome was loud enough so that I could hear it, but nobody else who listens to the recording can. My strumming was very accurate because you can do many trial and error tries and also you can correct the beats you missed.

Discuss your overall understanding of Garageband and it’s processed. Note down what you learned about Garageband’s capabilities and how this impacted your song

  Knowing how Garage band workes is vital to my assessment and that knowledge helped me a lot. Before I knew how to edit my music, It would have been out of time, pitchy and overall a slob. But by know how to change my voice, I could change it so it would be on the beat and in time. I also really thought knowing how the metronome worked was very useful. It helped me know the times and the correct beats so I was on time and very crisp. The next thing that I found very useful was the drummer. The drummer was super useful because all you have to do was click on the style of drum and then garage band will do the rest. they will make sure that the drummer is on time and you can even adjust the simplicity of it, the loudness and the complexity. this is super useful for if you want a slower softer piece/ song or a stronger and a louder song. But the most useful thing was how to edit your beats. This capability let you drag and drop the part of your song ( if it was out of time ) to the correct beat, making everything practically perfect.  This feature could help people who don’t have the best musical ear.

Ukulele – Up On The House Top

Here is My Complete assignment:

 

Here is my assignment missing ——–

Discuss your playing in regards to; timing, note accuracy, rhythm accuracy. You MUST use correct musical terminology. *

Your answer

     For the first part of my musical assessment we had to perform a ukelele song, I choose up on the housetop and performed it with 2 other people ( Saskia and Lilly).  I think we did pretty well, we sang okay together and our strumming was on time even without the metronome. We could have improved it by adding the melody because then we would have all three of the aspects. Maybe I could have sung a little softer because my voice ( as horrible as it is ) was a bit overpowering and you could hear the strumming pattern ( DDUD ) too well. We followed the right beat but at some point, we hesitated and we had to re-group. The good thing about that was that we just kept on going and we didn’t stop so the rest of the people in our class that didn’t know the song didn’t really notice. If I had to rate my accuracy it would be at 89%.

     For my recording, my accuracy rate would be 90%. I feel like because I had the knowledge of auto-tuning my voice, I was able to increase my accuracy rate so that everything was on time. I also made sure my metronome was loud enough so that I could hear it, but nobody else who listens to the recording can. My strumming was very accurate because you can do many trial and error tries and also you can correct the beats you missed.

Discuss your overall understanding of Garageband and it’s processed. Note down what you learned about Garageband’s capabilities and how this impacted your song

  Knowing how Garage band workes is vital to my assessment and that knowledge helped me a lot. Before I knew how to edit my music, It would have been out of time, pitchy and overall a slob. But by know how to change my voice, I could change it so it would be on the beat and in time. I also really thought knowing how the metronome worked was very useful. It helped me know the times and the correct beats so I was on time and very crisp. The next thing that I found very useful was the drummer. The drummer was super useful because all you have to do was click on the style of drum and then garage band will do the rest. they will make sure that the drummer is on time and you can even adjust the simplicity of it, the loudness and the complexity. this is super useful for if you want a slower softer piece/ song or a stronger and a louder song. But the most useful thing was how to edit your beats. This capability let you drag and drop the part of your song ( if it was out of time ) to the correct beat, making everything practically perfect.  This feature could help people who don’t have the best musical ear.

The Impossible Task

For this exciting week of design, we had to make a paper cup with no adhesives. We also had to use the design cycle.  The first part of the design cycle was, inquiring and analyzing. For this, we had to analyze what we could, and could not do. Then, I had to develop ideas, for this I made a detailed brainstorm on some ideas that I could test and try.  The next step was to was to create the solution, for this, I tested all of my ideas and tried to see if they worked, if they didn’t I would go back and see what I could improve on and what I did well. I also tried to incorporate a design aspect, so for that, I made a straw and a cap. Plus, I drew on the actual cup. The final step was to evaluate, I took a step back and thought on what I could improve on, then I repeated all of these steps for the second draft.

LLY School Visit 🐙

Today we went and visited one of the local schools in HK that our boxes of hope went too. The school that we visited was on the outskirts of HK. You could actually see Shenzhen and some of the buildings there! It was an amazing experience, we meet new people and for most of us, it was the first time seeing the other side of HK. We played some teamwork games including the name game, marshmallow tower and cup stacking. The main event was when the students showed us around the school like an official ‘ School Tour’. Our tour guide, Betty brought us to different stations and all those stations told us something special about the school. My favorite one had to be the one where we went to the pond and the boy told us o\about the fishes in the pond. He gave us the chance to catch the fish studied them and then return them.
But oh no, that wasn’t enough for me right, I just had to step into the pond and get my shoes all drenched and muddy right? Well after I got my shoes clean and dried off we took a garden photo with them and then we headed off back to school.
Probably my favorite part of there school was their garden. It was absolutely beautiful! There were 3 Huge gardens and they were distinctly different. The first one was called the Eco pond Garden, It was the garden with the pond and many water plants. The second one was the herb garden, This one was filled with herbs and scents. The last one was the butterfly garden and this one attract butterflies because it was filled with flowers!
Overall I had the best time with the students of LLY!

 

Camp 🐙

We came back from camp on Thursday last week filled with surprises and stories to tell! Here are some of the things in ASACK that I learned from camp:

 

Knowledge:

 

 

  • The Leave No Trace:

 

There are 7 principles of the ‘ Leave No Trace’. The first one is ‘ Know Before You Go’, these principle means be prepared! Make sure you double check your lists, pack everything and be responsible for your own things. The second principle is, stick to mapped trails and safe campsites. The third one is too pick up your trash and your pet droppings, do your part for the environment! The fourth one is too leave it as you find it, pick up everything you left behind. The fifth one is to be careful with fire, to make sure you leave it extinguished and you pick up after yourself. The sixth one is to keep wildlife wild, basically don’t get too close to wild animals, keep your distance. And the last one is to keep your pets close and look after them!

 

  2) Camping And Rafting Skills:

 

In camp, they also taught us camping and setting up camp skills. First, they told us how to set up a tent. First Find an area that is flat and free of sharp objects.

Unpack the tent and all of its parts.Unfold the tent and lay it in the respective area. Make sure it is facing the direction you desire. Stake down the corners of your tent. Next, stake down your tent, making sure to pull the floor of the tent fairly taut as you do so. Connect your tent poles. To ensure that you don’t put the wrong sections together, the tent poles may be color-coded. If not, read the directions for your tent to find out how to tell the difference between different poles. Assemble the frame of the tent. Secure the rain fly of the tent. Most tents come with a waterproof cover called a rain fly that secures over the top of the tent to protect it from the rain. If your tent has a rain fly, secure it over the top of the tent. This usually involves fastening the corners of the rain fly to cords that attach to the base of the tent and may include additional clips or ties that attach to the tent poles. If we did not have this thing or they went correctly placed then many things could happen for example the tent could blow up in the wind and you could get super wet in the rain.

 

Risk-Taking Attribute:

 

 

  • Jetty Jump:

 

   

        A one really risk-taking thing we did was the Jetty Jump. Basically, you jumped off a 5-meter high platform or pier into the cold salty water! It felt like you were on a roller coaster and you were about to fall off. There were a set of steps you had to do before you jumped off. The first one was that you had to cross your hands together and they had to hold your life jacket. The last step was to pretend you were ‘walking off’ as in a big step ( which I clearly did not do! ) and then you and submerged in dark murky water!  

 

 

 

2) High Ropes Course

 

 Another really risk-taking thing I decided to do was the rope course.  We faced many challenges, the first one was that the thing we called the ‘caterpillar’ was very unstable and wobbly. So we were all over the place. Another one would be that the grips and holes to put your feet in were very minimal so you had to reach up high and stretch your hands. We had to put on a lot of safety gear like the harness and a helmet to start climbing.

 

 

 

Teamwork Skill

 

1) Rafting

 

For rafting, we only had two sticks of bamboo, three kayaks and a load of ropes. Our goal was to make a craft that fit 11 people and take us form the tiny beach, to base camp.We tied a cleavage not and a square lash not and we successfully made the kayak work!  But if we made our ropes to lose of wrong many bad things could have happened, for example, if I tied my cleavage not wrong on all of the bamboo sticks and we went and paddle the kayak would only last for 5 minutes, and then it would all unite and we would get stranded. Fortunately for us, though we made our cleavages right and our square lashes strong, so the kayak did not untie.

 

2) Hiking

 

Another team building activity we did was hiking, it may not seem like a team building activity but it was. We were constantly looking out for each other and we were asking questions like “are you 0kay!?” or if someone fell “ Are you hurt?!”. The hike in total lasted for about 7 hours and we climbed about 4 summits. The highest we reached was 3,000 meters above sea level.

Math Assessment 🐙

Today we got our answers back from or math assessment ( Whoo-Hoo! ). I got mostly B/M and Ms. I feel like my progress has gone up super high and then gone down a bit, which is okay because we all learn at our own pace.

 

Analysis:

 

 

  • Dividing Decimals

 

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Before I could not divide decimals, and now I can! Of course in my test, I made a few silly mistakes but overall my dividing was good ( B/M ). Also before I could only do chunking, which is not only inconvenient but it’s also very slow; now I can do traditional well!

 

  • Problem Solving With Decimals

 

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Before, I found it a bit hard to problem solve decimals questions because I didn’t know how, but now I know the strategies and the tips to do medium and grade 6 level questions. I got an M on problem-solving! I am still struggling a bit with pushing myself and finding the perfect strategy but it’s getting there.

 

 

 

 

Looking back at both my assessments I can see that I have many things I can improve on, but I also have a lot of things that I am really good at!

Here is my pre-assessment with my spotlights, The red one being I don’t know this; the orange one being I am okay at this; the green one being I am good at this

Math Summative Reflection 🐙

 

Pre-Assessment For Multiplying and Dividing Big Numbers ➕

Today we got back our assessments ( Summative and Pre-assessments).  For our rubric ( Summative ) I got all M’s and for my pre-assessment I got BM. The first thing they had in common was dividing and multiplying big numbers. For my pre-assessment, I got most of my multiplication correct, with a few silly mistakes and for my dividing… well for my P.R.A ( pre-assessment ) I didn’t know how! But on my Summative I got 7/8 ( for dividing )! As for multiplying, I got all! Also for subtraction and addition got all of them correct on b0th sheets!

My knowledge and understanding for my P.R.A were not so good, first of all, I could not see the difference between all of the expanded forms ( Expanded form Etc ). In my P.R.A I rushed through it, I did not take my time and I didn’t know half of it anyway. But in my summative I knew all of them, I took my time and I actually enjoyed it!

This is my P.R.A ➕

 

 

 

 

 

This is my summative

This Is My Summative For Multiplying, Dividing, Adding and Subtraction ➕

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Reflection 🐙

 

The first thing I will be talking about is my memoir piece. I feel like my writing has improved a lot the past year, for example, my memoir draft and my beginning of the year persuasive draft. My beginning of the year draft ( The persuasive one ) was quick and rushed, I did not spend time checking it over and thus, I got lower marks. But for my memoir draft, I spent a long time checking it over re-reading and changing it, therefore I got higher marks! I am also trying harder to not take the easy way out of things, I am taking my time and putting a lot more effort into my work.

Today, we also started to make a checklist of the things we needed to work on. We used our writing drafts to reflect on what we need to work on and what to include on our list. This could really help us in writing because we can use it to help remind us if we forget something, or we missed it while checking. We could even use our checklist for a blog post or our digital writing! For instance, if you are writing a very important piece of writing for your summative, and you don’t have a checklist, then, its very easy to miss an editing error without even noticing, and that is why it’s so important to have one!

This Is Our Checklist

 

 

This is my checklist, I edited it to my liking and I reflected on my writing draft and inputted the thing I need to work on.

 

 

 

This Is My Memoir Draft!

As you can see my memoir draft has better marks due to my checklist, and because I spent more time on it.  If you look closely you could see that my grammar still needs more work, and as I said before, the checklist is the perfect solution!

Chinese 单元反思 🐙

 

Target phrases 短语

从亚洲来的人

表兄妹们

有意思

吵架

●    如果

●    贴了福字

●    带来还运气

 

故事题目: 题目?

 

你好!我的名字是 Lucy 。 我和我的家都是从亚洲来的人。今天我和我的表兄妹们去学校。我去上中文课。我觉得中文课很有意思!在学校我看见我的弟弟和我的表兄妹们。我和他们吵架,因为我的弟弟很生气。 但是如果我和我的家人吵思我的妈妈就很生气。现在我坐公公汽车回家。在家我的妈妈在门上贴了福字。我说:“你为什么贴了红福字?” 妈妈说:“贴了一个福字,会带来好运气”。它送给了我一福字,他说:“你贴福字在门口。” 我说:“谢谢!”

WWA 单元反思 ( Chinese ) 🐙

WWA Central Idea:

 

Developing self-awareness can build character and healthy relationships

认识自己可以发展个性和建立健康的关系

 

  • 你的个性是怎么样的?

 

我的个性友好和外向因为我喜欢和朋友一起玩。我也找朋友!我也是一个外向的人因为我总是去公园去外向的人认识。

 

  • 在你的生活中和谁的关系好,和谁的关系不好?为什么? 你的生活中有哪些关系?

 

我认识很多人,家人,老师,朋友,等等。我和我的妈妈有一个很好的关系因为我和我的妈妈常常一起说话。我们花了很多时间在一起。我和我的弟弟的关系不好因为我和我的弟弟有时候一起吵架。

 

  • 你的个性怎么影响到你和他们的关系?

 

我的个性非常友好和外向,所以我和我的家人,朋友和老师的关系很好。我和我的朋友喜欢一起说说。

 

  • 你会怎么和别人建立健康的关系?

 

我喜欢和说话。我会邀请他们来我家。我也会邀请他们一起出去玩。

 

  • 中国人又怎么建立好的关系?

 

 

中国人认为风水会带来好远气。好元气