Last weekend, the Middle School Concert Choir attended the Cantando Music Festival. I had the privilege of performing with many different choirs form across Canada. Our choir sand the songs Handsome Butcher, Apple Apple, Mairi’s Wedding and Brave. I was so happy to sing a solo in brave and it was fun to finish our performance with that song. I had the first few lines of the song so I was very nervous. Watching other choir’s perform was also very interesting because we got to learn from different performers. I personally thought that our Middle School Jazz Band was incredible at the festival. The different activates at the festival were so enjoyable. The first night, we all thought that ballroom dancing would be boring but it turned out to be really fun and entertaining. The mass choir performance was a great experience because we got to see what it was like to sing with 100’s of people who share the same passion as you, and Fix You by Coldplay is one of my favourite songs, so it was great to perform that song. Overall, the visit to whistler for the Cantando Music Festival was amazing.
So far in the year, I have been doing well for my CAS requirements. For creativity I played piano constantly and as a bonus I passed my piano exam. For minor creativity I did not have time to work on some architectural designs but I do have Middle School Concert Choir as a major as well. For athletics I had joined the volleyball and basketball team and they have ended now but I have joined Mustangs to stay consistent. For the service portion I was planning on volunteering at the Ava Music Centre but the times did not work so MPS is now my major. My minor is to volunteer at different school invents and I have been doing that.
In the beginning of the year, each student had the opportunity to create goals for the school year or term. I did not achieve all my goals but I did achieve some. For example I achieved my goal of developing my math skills. I wanted to achieve a 5 on my first report card and that is the mark that I got. My math skills were not very strong so achieving this goal was very exciting. My creativity goal was to practice piano for a decent amount each day and to work on improving. The main point in my goal was to finish level 3 by January. I took the exam for level 3 and I passed and this was a very happy moment for me. My goal for piano was only half complete because I did pass level 3 but I do believe that I should practice emote at home. I do not practice everyday and this is something I want to do in term 2. My athletics goal was to not miss any swimming classes. Due to my injury I gave missed many classes. I hope do basketball instead of swimming when my ankle heals because basketball is a passion of mine and swimming has never been something I enjoy. It has always been something I simply do. I want to convoke my parents to let my do a sport I enjoy and if not I will try to work hard for swimming. For service I have not volunteered at the Ava music centre but I have been doing MPS. I would like to start and volunteer at the music centre because I feel that it would be very fun to help the younger kids learn the way others taught me. i am proud of the goals I achieved in term 1 and I want to try very hard to achieve the goals that were not fully complete.
During Life & Learning, we did a quiz on our personality. The results of this quiz for me was ENFJ ( The Protagonist ). I leaned many things during this class and a few were very useful.
Under the category of career paths, I leanred that I would be more likely to get a job that helps people. My personality is a type that my actions are always made to please people. Job’s such as teaching, counselling or politics came up for my personality.
Under the category of strength and weaknesses, it shows all of my personal weakness and strengths. A strength was that people with this personality is that you are tolerant and reliable. You are also charismatic and natural leaders. A weakness can mean that I am too sensitive and too selfless.
I think that overall this test helped me figure out what I might want to do when I am older.
Homework can sometimes be hard to deal with. Study habit have their own way of developing along the way. Whether they are positive or negative is your choice. One of my positive study habits is that I do my homework first thing when I get home from school. I do this so I can be relaxed for the rest if the day but ti is hard when I sometimes get home late. Another positive study habit I have is that I always have a small snack beside me. I do this to keep my energy up and stay focused. One thing that is a negative study habit is that I get easily distracted by electronics or friends. I can also get distracted when I suddenly remember something and that makes me zone out and I forget what I was doing very easily. Overall I do have some positive and negative study habits but everybody does.
I think that service means doing something to help another person. I also believe that service should be something you volunteer for but real service is something you do not actually want to do. I believe that if you enjoy doing something you are just doing it for fun even if it does feel good to do something for someone else. If you are just doing it so you can have fun then it is not real service. Service is something that you do for someone else that you do without being told to do. Service means helping someone to get the job done faster or to support there cause, Service should not be easy. It should be something that is difficult to do . That is what I think service is.
1) How did I prepare for the unit test?
My CAS goals for the year overall is to really stay focused and improve on my sports, arts and to do more service. Since I really enjoy working to help others, I want my main CAS to be about working on helping others.
Major: Playing the piano
Minor: Designing house plans
Major: Volunteering to work with younger kids at the Ava music and Arts Centre.
Minor: Volunteering for activities in the school.
This years camp was as exciting as I excepted. I had time to spend with my friends and I even made a new friend. I enjoyed the food and the desserts where delicious. I was not really comfortable in our cabins because there were three wasp nests outside our cabin. Unlike most people I slept more comfortably outside on the second night then I did in our cabins. When we went hiking on the second day I got very tired. Everybody had to put all their strength and energy into the hike and when we got to the top we had a nice break and we took the time to take pictures. The rope swing was also very fun. I was very scared at first but my friends finally convinced me to go on. Nicole, Nina and I made a tarp altogether but none of us slept under it because the stars where so beautiful at night. Overall camp was a great experience and a great time for us to meet new students and make new friends.