Speaking Filters

The golden rule thats been implanted in our minds have been a major factor of us growing up and many things that we learn. Such as when we speak, we filter what we say before it comes out of our mouths. Will this offend him/her? Is this relevant, do I really need to say this? Do I really mean what I say? Such questions act as filters in our mind when we think of something to say and this is what makes someones who they are and how they express themselves. These are very important when it comes to first impressions because when you first meet someone they form a understanding of who you are and how you would act from first impression, how educated you are, do you have manners, etc. are all interpreted from the first interactions. Thus creating the importance of first impressions and talking filters.

Paper Airplane Reflection

Today we had yet another team building exercise, we built paper airplanes and had a distance competition in groups of 2. This exercise helped us understand more of sportsmanship and learning to work together and find the right design. It really helped me learn to give constructive criticism not just put down. This team building exercise was a great success.

CAS Goals Update

 

Major Commitments
long-term commitments that support the 8 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 Jazz Choir/ Concert Choir Creativity 1, 3, 4, 5 1 year School Based initiative sing well and sing loud
2 Basketball Action 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 basketball season school-based initiative play well
3 Duke of Ed Service 1,2,3,4,5,7,8 1 year School-based initiative plan well and cooperate with mates
# 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 Making Mixtapes Creativity 3, 5, 8, 1 year Local make straight fire mixtapes
2 Swimming Action 1, 5, 1 year local swim well
3 Donating Hair Service 1,5,6,7,3 local grow my hair to donate

Boat Building Competition

So today in homeroom we tested out our aluminum foil boats, my groups boat: Noah’s Ark did not win the competition sadly but we came second. We could have won if we double checked out design and tested it out first but we didn’t get the opportunity to do that so we had flaws. The team building exercise was really fun and it allowed us to improve our communication and teamwork skills.

Advising Teamwork Reflection

Today in advising we did an exercise that included stacking cups without our hands. We were competing against each other in two teams, and this activity showed us the importance of teamwork and collaboration. If one person in the group has an idea but the group does not agree with it, than the group would waste more time discussing and not testing. So the lesson here is to collaborate well and accept each others opinion rather than saying how bad the idea was. One group would be faster than the other if that group was using the time testing ideas rather than just sitting around and arguing about it.

Goals for Camp

This year camp will be much harder than grade 7 and grade 8 because of the length of kayaking everyday and prepping the tent for every location.

My goals for camp this year are:

1. Surviving without wifi This might sound easy but it isn’t. This is the 21 century please.

2. Making new friends/making everyone comfortable This has been my goal every year for camp because I am a very nice person and want everyone to feel happy and not scared to converse with different people *angel emoji*

3. Helping my group with tent/kayak problems I really like helping people with their problems because first, I can feel smart if I do solve it (which I will) and second, they owe me. 😀

Goals Update

I have been keeping up well right now with my goals, I have completed my CAS goals and my Social Goals. I am working on completing my Academic goals of reaching a high level in French and improving in English. I will know I have completed these 2 goals when report cards come out and my marks improve from assessments early in the year. Tactics I can use to help me reach this goal are time management and using my agenda. This has helped me a lot because I don’t have to keep going around asking my peers for due dates and what homework need to be completed.

Pink Day

Pink Day supports people that are gay, lesbian, and transgender. Many people throughout the world are born transgender but not supported by the community around them. We wore pink today to support a kid that wore pink to school one day and was picked on by bullies because of his choice or attire.