Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Diner Party Presentation

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I created a diner party for the book I read, which is Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. I decided to go with a South American theme, since most of my guests were british. I created a poster, showing what the menu would consist of, where it would take place, who would be invited, and what was going to be talked about throughout this special diner. As my party favors, I decided to take alfajores, a typical argentine dessert, to share with my classmates. Overall, I enjoyed creating this project. It was fun having to plan a diner, and then being able to share food classmates as well.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Projeto 7 Bilhões de Outros Reflexão


- Você considera importante responder a esse tipo de pergunta? Por quê?
Eu acho que é muito importante responder este tipo de pergunta, porque a gente descobre coisas novas de nós mesmos. É importante saber o que você gosta verdadeiramente, e temos que nos conhecer para poder ser feliz.

- O que você achou de mais impactante na pergunta?
O mais impactante foi quando eu estava pensando em uma resposta para a pergunta. Eu aprendi que pra mim o sentido da vida é ser feliz, e que para ser feliz, eu não posso deixar de ser eu mesma. É muito importante ser diferente, e ser você mesma, sem deixar que alguém mude a pessoa que você e.

- Como você acha que sua resposta pode aproximar/afastar as outras pessoas de você?
Eu acho, que como muitas pessoas, o significado da vida é viver aproveitando todos os dias. Todos queremos ser felizes, e eu acho que compartilhando o que me faz feliz pode ajudar a outras pessoas descobrir a coisa que fazem elas desfrutar a vida.

- Sua resposta contribuiu para o projeto 7 bilhões de outros? Como?
Pessoalmente, eu acho que ouvindo o que outras pessoas pensam me ajuda a descobrir o que eu quero para mim mesma, e as coisas que me fazem feliz. Eu contribui para o projeto 7 bilhões de outros porque eu compartilhei uma coisas muito pessoal, com a intenção de ajudar pessoas que tem dificuldade em descobrir o sentido da vida.

- O que sua resposta tem de semelhante/diferente da pessoa que você escutou? Por que isso aconteceu?
Em comparação com o video que eu assisti, sobre  Romina, com 26 anos que mora na Argentina, eu acho que ela e eu pensamos coisas similares quando falamos do sentido da vida. Nós achamos que para ter um sentido nesta vida, a gente tem que ser feliz. Mas a diferença é que a Romina diz que para ela a felicidade consiste em ter dinheiro sem ter que trabalhar muito, e encontrar uma pessoa que ame e cuide dela. Para mim pessoalmente, a felicidade esta em fazer o que me faz feliz, ser diferente, e não viver com remorso.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Final Reflection - Core Values

I feel that the core value I have shown the most success in is Responsibility. Throughout this quarter I got better at doing my homework the day it was assigned, and I completed everything on time. Although I feel I could improve more, I feel this is my strongest core value. I feel I could always improve as a critical thinker, which I think is a value key for subjects like Science, but I feel I have improved noticeably. I personally feel that the core value that I struggle with the most is Innovative as well. I ussualy like to play it safe, and don't do things that are not in my comfort zone, but for the rest of the year my goal is to be more creative and try new things.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Humanities Argumentative Essay Reflection


I personally think that by writing this essay my reading, understanding and writing skills improved greatly. I feel that I know have more knowledge on how to create a convincing essay and what I need to do to make it a great one. Not only this, but I also learned so much about the history of Israel, what is happening currently, and how it has affected the whole world. When writing this essay I really tried to improve my word choice, adding colourful and strong words, so I could make the essay more convincing. I think that with time and practice I will be able do dominate essay like this, citing sources and winning arguments or debates. In general, I feel that I did well, and I certainly improved a lot. I feel proud of my work, because I used sources to back up my claims, and was able to use citations. I feel that I now use more detail, and try to have a wide variety of vocabulary, to make my essay hooking and strong. 

Science Test Reflection

For the Chemical Reactions Summative Test, I feel I did pretty good. Rather than memorizing the content, I actually understood it. I studied more and took better notes in class, which I feel helped a lot. I have improved when answering critical thinking questions, but I believe I could work more on higher order thinking. For this next quarter, I want to keep up my responsibility to complete all the tasks and assignment. I would like to improve when using the labs that we carry out in class to help my understanding, because I usually feel they confuse me. I am proud of my grade, and overall my learning of this quarter, and I hope I can do even better this next one.

O Que Eu Quero Ser Quando Crescer

Eu gostei muito de fazer este projeto. Eu acho que foi muito interessante ver os resultados que eu teve, porque eles concordam com o que eu penso. Eu gostaria trabalhar ajudando pessoas, mas fazendo alguma coisa artistica também. Eu acho que eu fui muito responsável quando estava fazendo o projeto, porque fiz todas a correções e também ajude as outras pessoas com os projetos delas. Eu me diverti respondendo as respostas do questionario, e foi muito interessante ver os resultados das outras pessoas também.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Health Course Reflection

1) What do you think are the most intense challenges for teens in Grade 8?
I think that one of the most intense challenges for teens in general is to be themselves. It's hard to not let other people influence what you do or say, even if if you don't want to do it. It is important for teens to find a balance between sleep, school, and social events, or else it can get very overwhelming. It is also very important to find real friends who care fir you and know that you can always count on your family to help you. You shouldn't care what people think of you or your body, as long as you are happy with it.

2) How can we deal with pressures/expectations to have a certain body image, or to fit in, or to handle our friendships or engage in dating relationships? 
I feel that in those types of occasions you just need to surround yourself with people that make you feel comfortable in your own skin, whether it's friends or family. Remember that there are always people willing to help you when you are going through a tough time, whether it is feeling insecure about yourself or if it's someone that is making you uncomfortable.  Staying true to the real you is very important. People shouldn't decide what you are, or who you are. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Accelerated Math Reflection


I feel that this quarter my Accelerated Math scores were much better. I was more responsible and completed more objectives in the given amount of time. I feel I dedicated more time to understanding the topics and formulas than before. I enjoyed math this quarter, because I understood the topics, and could do the homework on my own. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn't get the 35 objectives, but I did try my best. I feel that Accelerated Math practice really helped me, but it also stressed me out a little bit, which is why I wouldn't like to do it again.