The Happiness Project

The happiness project is the journal that we get to do it every day when we come to humanities support class, and it really makes me happy when I write what I am happy about.

What do you enjoy about the project?

I enjoy that I get to write about what I’m happy about, and if I don’t have anything that I’m happy about, I get to think about happy things that are around us, and it really makes me feel happy, and I enjoy that I get to be happy.

How was it changed the way you think about yourself?

By doing happiness project, I got to know that the things that I have near me, and what I think that is sure for me to have it  is what I need to be thankful about. And also when I think that I am not happy,  I got to know that I have something that I’m happy of.

How was meditation helped you in class?

I think doing meditation in class didn’t help me much, but it helped me to make me concentrate in the class.
  

EAL Support Reflection-Semester2

In EAL class, we have been working on Non-fiction reading and writing strategies. One strategy that helped me was strategy 3, Say it out loud because it helped me to understand the words. Another strategy strategy that helped me was strategy 1, making 2-D into 3-D. I think that strategy helps me to think deeply about one text. One area I would like to work / improve on is lookimg at the person who is talking(Mr.Cook) so I know what to do!

Maths Reflection (PTC)

Learning Habits

A learning habit that is a strength or that I have improved on is responsible because I completed all the homework that I need to do, and brought all the things that I need for math class. (Bringing charged iPads).

A learning habit that is a challenge for me is because collaborative because I am still shy to share my ideas with other people, but I think I am improving on that.
 

Standards

 Most proud of my understanding of the following math standard is -Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents. Because  I didn’t know anything about exponents and numerical expressions, 

 

Math Reflection

Learning Habits

A learning habit that is a strength or that I have improved on is responsible because I completed all the homework that I need to do, and brought all the things that I need for math class. (Bringing charged iPads).

A learning habit that is a challenge for me is because collaborative because I am still shy to share my ideas with other people, but I think I am improving on that.

Standards

Most proud of my understanding of the following math standard is -Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents. Because I didn’t know anything about exponents and numerical expressions before I got to learn what it is and how to do it.

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 Most challenged in my understanding of the following math standard is -Write an inequality to present a constraint or condition and graph its solutions on number line. I’m challenged by inequalities because I get confused.

Life Under a Microscope

Microscope is  something that everyone can use, and helpful to everyone. Not only the scientists, students like me can use microscope to look at the small things that we can’t look at it with my eyes. It can be cells, organelles… There are many things that we can’t see with our eyes. That’s what the microscope does. 

If there was no microscope in the world, I think we wouldn’t have a subject called “science”, and the humans would not know anything about cells, and it means that the humans will never going to know what the smallest unit of living things in the world is. They wouldn’t know about the bacterias and different things that we need opto know for the people’s health. That might cause a serious problem like people are dying because they doesn’t know that the problem is, and it can cause more serious problem. I got more ideas today, and I got to know that the microscope is a very helpful invention that has to be in the world for us. (Not only for the science class!)

What is Life?

The characteristics of living things are all made of cells. And cell is to have a cellular orgnization, use energy, reproduce, grow and develop. All living things needs oxygen,sun(light), water, nice temperature… 

For John Doe’s parent, I recommend them to keep him in the machine because we still have hope that John Doe is making some gurgling sound, and blinking. Some other students said that 3month is enough, and we don’t have any hope because he is not showing any progress. But I don’t agree with that. It can be a long time to John Doe’s parents, but the text said that his parents could do any thing for John Doe  if they knew that he was alive. I think that is telling me that John Doe is very important for his parents. I have another reason to keep John Doe in the machine because the text says that the small part of his brain is alive, and working.

In my first Socratic seminar in science class about John Doe was nice, and I got more ideas from other student’s opinion. I think it would be better if I spoke out more louder so that everyone could understand what I am saying. But for this time, I liked that I could learn something new from other students.

Semester 1 Reflection

My highlight in Science semester 1 is the Rock Cycle Simulation because it was fun to touch other kinds of rocks, and do the experiment with crayons. I think that experiment helped me to understand and remember the rock cycle properly.

I think the scientific vocabulary words were challenging for me like erosion and deposition, and memorizing the words for earth structure  like  mantle and inner core and outer core. 

The goals for science 6 semester 2 is to work more on memorizing things like words or rock cycle, so I could remember it for long times. 

Semester 1 Reflection

I liked to play running dictation because I think it helped me to write, read and talk fast while doing the game, and it was also fun. I liked it more because it was the story that our class made it all together. I could remember the story longer, and I also like it because there was pictures. 

Traffic Problem

  
In this problem, I have to get the time that I need to go out of the freeway.
At first, I changed 1,1/2 into 1,3/6.

   
 
Next, I divided them into 4 because the problem says that I can travel 2/3 miles in hour.

2/3=4/6

  
There are 2and 1/4 blocks. That means I need 2 hours and 15 minutes to go out of the freeway. 

(1/4blocks=15 minutes)

Japan Tsunami 2011

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake happened in Sendai, Japan. Tsunami are waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean. 

Tsunami waves destroyed boats, buildings, bridges, cars, trees, telephone lines, power lines…

   
   
280000 people were lost and dead.  

30km below the floor of the western Pacific Ocean.