I think that that my year in 6th grade went pretty well, made friends with a lot more people, getting to know them better, inviting them over, and work-wise, I think I did pretty well, getting at least fully meeting on most subjects. Also, behaviour-wise, I believe I worked on-task more towards the end of the year. Personally, I thought my best subject was either Math, or Art. I also think I was good at spelling too, getting Exceeding for all my tests and pre-tests. Although, I was fooling around somewhat often during the beginning of the year.
2. What was something that was very memorable?
I think that something that was memorable, was, the Build'N Go, which T thought helped us with cooperation and teamwork, (The second time), and another memorable thing were the space projects. The project that me and Laksh did, we worked hard on it, we cooperated and worked outside of school, talked to each other, and communicated. Finally, another thing I remember, was kayaking, it was fun and tiring, but it took a lot of communicating with my partner, and timing our strokes.
3. Looking back on you reading comprehension throughtout the year, what was one thing you were really proud of (think back to out literature circles or novels that we read together)
Looking back at the novels and literature circles, something I was proud of was, all the summaries, because I think that I managed to get most of the detail in those and did pretty well on the Inferring, Connecting, and Visualizing sheets, getting a decent overall amount of 3/4's, and 4/4's here and there. Although our group was very bad at focusing, often making jokes, or saying something during Touching Spirit Bear lit circles. Out of all 3 sheets, definitely the connect sheet was the hardest, the inferring was decent, and the visualizing was easiest. Something I would like to improve on in L.A. is, having a bit more, "vivid" vocabulary in my writing.
4. What was one thing that you struggled with in terms of reading and that you think you should continue working on?
I think that personally, I am a good reader, but orally reading, I "stumble" in a sense, and I sort of "zone out". But I think that I am a strong mental reader, but I think I should work on oral reading, considering, in my mind, I can easily read harder books like The Hunger Games, or Heroes Of Olympus, but I find it much harder to read out loud.
5. What writing piece were you the most proud of (personal, story, or persuasive). What about it made you proud?
I am probably most proud of my speech on overfishing during global issues, where I think I researched on the topic, and used my time well. I also worked with on it, since we chose the same topic. I thought that I worked hard on it and everything on it was accurate.
6. What was one thing that you think you still need to work on throughtout all of your writing? How do you know you need to work on this.
Something that I think I need to work on, is word choice. Sometimes I can get very repetitive with my word selection, using the same word several times near each other. I know I need to work on it because whenever I read over my own printing and writing, I keep seeing the same word.. So I think that if I improve on it, my writing will have a lot more personality.
7. We have talked a lot about communication skills (How you communicate with your peers and your teachers in small or large groups) What is one thing that you do well in terms of communication and one thing that you think that you should keep working on.
I think that I can speak with my peers very easily, and socialize well. In terms of communication in groups, it's easier to do in smaller groups to cooperate with them and talk, than with a larger group, because a larger group would would be harder to communicate with. Something that I should be working on working on would probably be interrupting others, because sometimes, whenever I get and idea, I forget someone else is talking, so I interrupt them.
8. Do you think you do a good job of asking for help when you need it? How do you know you are good at asking for help or not?
I believe that I do a good job of asking for help, and I think so because if ever am stuck on something or a question doesn't make sense, I ask for help and they give it to me. But, whenever my peers don't know either, I get to go to the teacher, or raise my hand. Although, sometimes, I just do it by myself if I'm just slightly confused.
9. In Math, we learned a lot of things this year. Talk about a time when you struggled with something in Math. What was it and how did you get better at it?
One thing that I struggled with, was forgetting small things, that I had to do or something that helps me do the question. For example, things like forgetting to simplify, or not remembering to put a number somewhere. After doing that and forgetting things, I eventually remembered to do the thing I was forgetting.
10. What was one thing you were really proud of in Math this year- something you think you did really well or a challenge you over came?
Something I was really proud of in Math was my tests, I thought I did really well on them, only getting a question wrong because I forgot to do something, (usually), or just not understanding a word problem. Something that I thought I overcame , was, like I said before, that I forgot to do a lot of the small things, whether it be simplifying, or forgetting a number somewhere.
11. We spent a lot of time learning about what Social Emotional Learning is. How do you self-regulate? How do you promote social emotional learning around you? (Think of your morning Zones of Regulation)
I self regulate by taking deep breaths or sitting alone and trying to relax . I also relax by either playing the piano at home, or listening to music or a funny video at home. I can promote social emotional learning by, if I find someone mad or sad who I know, I try to help them calm themselves and breath. I can also tell people to regulate their emotions and such.
12. How did you like project-based learning? What were your strengths? What could you work on in the future
Project based learning is fun, because often we have partners we can work with which is fun, because we can have conversations with each other while working about our project, plan it out, or just cooperate with one another. It's also great because we can make our project, and be satisfied of our project when we're done.
13. You experienced different types of innovative learning within the classroom such as classroom blogs, coding, choice, passion projects, etc. How did this best support your learning? What did you like about it?
The blogs, and other types of innovative learning, was fun, because I had a choice on what to do instead of just lain old learning, and it was really fun to do. It certainly made it more unique and interesting, and was definitely easier to learn, because, it gave some freedom.
14.Every day you never sat in the same spot , you had a different seat to start your morning. How did this benefit your learning? What did you like about it?
Since every day, I had a different place to sit down every single morning, it was unique, it gave me a chance to talk to everyone, and learn about each other, it was also very fun because I could have fun conversations with everyone, have things in common, get to know each other well. It was also very handy for learning, because I could ask my peers for help if I ever needed any.
15. What did you learn about in Aboriginal Education this year?
This year, I learned about the circles and Justice from "Touching Spirit Bear". A fact I learned about the Residential Schools is that for the boys, they had priests, and that girls had nuns for, "teachers". In TSB, I learned about the Justice Circle and what they did as a form of reforming and healing by isolating themselves.
My goals over the summer are...
My goals over the summer are to practice my math skills and improve, to extend my stamina by jump roping and running pass my current swimming level, and to read a but more over the summer.
My goals for Grade 7 for numeracy...
My goals for Grade 7 is to be able to do basic skills such as multiplication and division much faster and improve other skills.
My goals for Grade 7 literacy are...
A goal I have for literacy is to use more vivid wording and not use the same word continuously.
My overall goals for Grade 7 are...
To just in general, be a better student and role model to the younger grades.