Summit 2 Kayaking Trip

I have really enjoyed participating in summit 2 this year. We have done many things such as kayaking, rock climbing, snowshoeing and many more fun activities. About 3 weeks ago we went on a kayaking expedition from Gabriola all the way to Blackberry point on Valdes Island. The first day we had to be at the school at 5:15am to ensure we made the ferry on time. We took the ferry and drove to the beach we were going to leave from. We then packed our kayaks and left for Blackberry point. Once we arrived we had to carry all of the kayaks up to higher ground because the tide was coming in. We then set up our tents and started making dinner. Meridy and I made gnocchi. After dinner we had free time and then we went to sleep to be well rested for the paddle the next day. The next morning Meridy packed our tent and I started breakfast. After breakfast we had to pack our kayaks and get them into the water. We then paddled to Pirates Cove which we passed on our way to Blackberry point. We arrived at Pirates Cove and unpacked our kayaks, set up our tents, and moved the kayaks to higher ground. We then had a lesson on how to set up tarps because it was starting to rain. After this we made dinner. Meridy and I made soup and it was delicious. After dinner we had free time until we were going to bed. In the morning we left fairly early in order to catch the ferry. We paddled back to Gabriola and unpacked and cleaned the kayaks. We then left in the bus and got on the ferry. Overall it was a very fun trip and I have really enjoyed summit this year.

MY-CAS eFOLIO COMMITMENTS PLAN (G7-10): Complete and post this plan at the start of the year. It is due in early October.

Major Commitments
long-term commitments that support the 7 Learning Outcomes (noted below)
Categories   CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate) Commitment Type:
1 Local/Global Impact #
2 School-based initiative
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment
1 Choir Creativity Challenge Full Year School Based Get a medal at the Whistler Music Festival
2 Volleyball Activity Collaboration September- July Local/Global Impact Get my overhead serve over consistently
3 MSAC Service initiative and planning Full Year School Based Lead for 2 events throughout the Year
# Minor Commitments
short-term  commitments, especially appropriate for new experiences or learning
Categories  CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate) Commitment Type:
1 Local/Global Impact
2 School-based initiative
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment
1 Jazz Choir Creativity Challenge Full Year School Based Succeed at the Whistler Music Festival
2 Basketball Activity Commitment and perseverance January-June School Based Get my foul shots in consistently
3 MPS Service Collaboration Full Year

Mid- Year Reflection

Mid-Year Reflection

  1. How do you feel you have settled in to your Grade level this year?

I feel that I have settled in great and that I am getting along great with all of the new students.

  1. What are two words that describe you as a member of the Middle school? Why? (eg – inclusive – because I have a wide group of friends)

I am a member of the middle school community because I am open minded and I try my best not to exclude anyone from anything.

  1. What attribute from the Learner Profile (principled, knowledgeable, caring, open-minded, balanced, reflective, inquirer, thinker, communicator, risk-taker) describes you the best and why.

The attribute from the IB Learner Profile I think most describes me would be open minded because I try to look at certain things without bias or favouritism.

  1. Efolio: briefly identify each component and comment on your involvement/final thoughts on this commitment.

Major Service

  • I am participating in many programs such as MPS, MSAC, and Student Ambassador.

Minor Service

  • I helped out with many things such as the welcome back barbecue and I also went to we day.

 

Major Action

  • I participated in Basketball and Volleyball season

Major Creativity

  • I am involved in choir as well as jazz choir.
  1. List the athletic teams/activities you have participated on during this year:
Activity/club at Mulgrave Activity/club in community
Basketball Volleyball- BCO
Volleyball

 

What was your favorite athletic team/activity and why?

 

My favourite athletic activity is basketball because its a good way to keep my cardio up and I enjoy it.

 

  1. Academically (how are you progressing in your classes)?  What classes are you enjoying and/or where are you seeing successes.
Academics Reflection (how do you think you did and why)
SS I feel that I am doing alright in socials and I really enjoy this class
English I enjoy english because I like creative writing and writing creative responses
Math I am not so fond of math but I still do try my hardest to understand all of the topics.
Science I really enjoy science and learning about the world around me
Language B I also enjoy french because I like to learn about different languages and develop my understanding of french
PE PE is my favourite class because you get to learn about the subject while actively moving around
Arts Visual arts is very enjoyable and I find it relaxing to paint or use watercolours to make a work of art
Leap 1 Summit is a lot of fun because you get to go out in the community and try new things
Leap 2 Video production is great for me because I get to learn about computers and editing skills
Leap 3 Improv is an extremely fun elective and probably one of my favourites because I enjoy acting and ms race is a really fun teacher.

 

  1. What goal(s) do you have for the remainder of the year?

My goals for the rest of the year would be to continue trying my hardest in all of my subjects, especially design tech because I know that it is a difficult subject. Also to be more active in posting to my efolio for the rest of the year.

CAS Commitment- Basketball

This term I am on the basketball A team. I am proud of myself for making it on the A team and waking up extremely early to go to the practices. Although, basketball has been challenging and tiring I still love to play it. I have learned so many skills that I can apply to my next games. In games I play to my best ability and, again, apply the skills that I learned in practice to beat the other team and come out successful. Overall, basketball has been highly enjoyable for me and I look forward to play it next year!