Grade Six Loon Lake Camp


At the Grade six Loon Lake camp, the MYP teachers came and did a couple activities with us so we have a clearer understanding of some MYP concepts. The first activity my group did was the Paper Air Plane activity. We had to design a paper air plane in our pairs and we would be marked using the rubric method in the MYP. There were four categories and at each category you could have a maximum of eight marks. Mr. Jones and Mr.Rohan taught us that in each subject the categories are different and that next year they might change the amount of marks you could get in one category. Mr.Jones told us that in each subject the amount of marks you could get varies among subjects and it is very confusing that in one class you got five out of seven and in another class you got six out of nine. I feel that this activity has really helped me improve my knowledge of the MYP rubrics. Another activity we did was the Nature Art with Mr.Hearty and Mr. . At this station we learned about looking at things from different perspectives. In this situation we could do abstract art or we could do realistic art. We could use something that is already made in nature or we could build something made out of nature. You could also build something around nature. This activity helped me understand that you could do one thing in many different ways. It has also helped me understand one of the aspects of the MYP. Another activity we had was the Speed Debating with Mr. Cusbert and Mrs. Roy. We learned about speaking about what we know and using our background knowledge to help us out. We also learned how to think quickly but also be careful of the specific wording you use. I also learned that in in a small period of time it is not always easy to come up with creative and detailed ideas but it might be something you will learn in the MYP. Our finale activity was the Barbie Bongy Jumping. We learned how to use trails and to always find the average in situations like this and how to make and educated guess. We hade to test different lengths and we learned how to work with new knowledge to again make an educated guess. The trails also taught use that you don’t always have the same answer the second time you do the same thing. I learned many new things in this activity but I also had a small review on how to use a hypothesis. This activity taught me many new things but was also a nice review for me. In conclusion I feel that these activities taught us a lot about the MYP systems in many different possible ways. I really enjoy the small glimpse into the MYP and I know that this knowledge will really help me next year and in further years in the MYP.

At the Grade six Loon Lake camp we also did many fun activities in our activity groups. From High Ropes to Archery I loved every single activity we had. At the High ropes activity I honestly was very frightened. I am very afraid of highs but I learned it take risks and do what I can. The day before I hurt my leg and it was difficult for me to climb the net wall but I did as much as I could. I also had a small struggle because of my pain in the Rock Climbing activity but camp was all about risk taking and I took risks and did my best. In the Orienteering activity my group did not exactly know what we were doing but we got the hang of it and started getting on track. I enjoyed learning how to use a compass properly. Camp was a great learning experience and it was exciting and thrilling for me.

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  1. Nikki, from reading this, I think that you really pushed your limits and went beyond. This camp encouraged us to risk-take, right? I really liked how you included what each MYP Activity was supposed to teach you, and what you yourself learned from it. I know that I wasn’t in your group, but I bet that you were a very courageous group mate, because of the pain of your huge bruise. And, I liked how you included the more interesting, fun activities and highlights; when you also included the not-so-interseting, dull activities/experiences. What I think that you could do to make this reflection better is to mention the other activities and maybe say how convenient the weather was, or how inconvenient it was. Overall, great writing!

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