Monday, June 18th, 2012
Dear Middle School Teachers and Principals,
My name is Sarah. I have been living in Vancouver most of my life and lived in Paris for second and third grade. Coming from Mexico, my parents instilled into me the beauty of language. In addition to English I can speak Spanish and French. I cherish creative writing and am fascinated by the beauty of language. I love photography because it allows you to capture a moment’s beauty, pain and emotion. Living in Paris, even if it was just for two years changed the way I saw art and culture, going to art museums, especially contemporary, is tantalizing. Language and the arts are an important part of my life and hope to include them in my education in the middle school.
Over this past unit I have learned a heap about myself. Particularly I feel that I have always known, I just never acknowledged it and used it to my advantage. Listening to voice or sound is the way I learn best because I am an aural learner. In a classroom setting this is applicable by listening to lectures. Being an aural learner coincides with musical intelligence, I am musically intelligent, but unfortunately music is not always applicable in a classroom. Since music relates to the how you hear, getting explanations orally is the most efficient way to learn. I prefer working in solitude and appreciate reflections of self. Being intrapersonal gives me an advantage of knowing myself well.
Generally, I do quite well in school, but sometimes I end up doing a whole project on one night because of lacking organization. Next year in the middle school, organization goes up to a whole new level, so I really have it step it up. If this year it seems tough, next year organization is vital so you don’t hit rock bottom. As this year comes to an end and the next starts approaching I am going to plan out which days I am going to be doing certain assignments varying on their due dates. I am going to start improving now so in the middle school I will already have the routine of planning out tasks.
Next year because of the new choice of electives my hobbies will be able to be more applied at school. Embracing my passion for creative writing, I hope to join a creative writing class therefore my writing will improve. Hopefully a wider audience will take the joy of reading them. Continuing the co-curriculars I am doing now is also something I look forward to. Both in grade 5 and 6 I have been playing the flute in concert band, next year I hope to play more and improve my technique and the variety of pieces I can play. Leadership has also been a significant part of my grade 6 experience and in the middle school I want to join the leadership club to volunteer and generally help out around the community. Giving a helping hand is going to be a huge element of my middle school years.