Exploratory Writing Poetry Reflection

What have you learned about poetry since we first started the unit (what did you know at the start, and what do you now know)? What challenged you in this unit? Which of your poems did you like the most and why? How did your visuals enhance (add to) your poems? How did you find the overall experience of writing poetry? What did you enjoy/not enjoy about writing poetry? Final thoughts? Through is poetry unit, I’ve learned how to use some Figurative languages, and how to use line breaks and white spaces effectively. At first, I only was able to sort my poem into stanzas, however as I continued writing poems I tried including some of the figurative languages. The poem that I like the most was my second poem for my summative assessment, called “Colorful World”. The reason why I chose that poem over others is because I really like the idea of my poem. Specifically, the main point about my poem is telling that it is okay to be different, people can’t be the same. And we don’t want anybody to be the same and boring. For my overall experience of writing poetry was pretty fun because I don’t think these days, people actually enjoy reading/writing poems a lot. So, I thought this unit was a good chance to be able to write a interesting poem, and also enjoy writing...

PE Stick Unit Reflection

Poetry – Explain Everything

Resume for Dream Job

Resume – Chihiro We wrote a resume for the job that we wanted to apply. My best professional qualities are hard working and the ability to learn concepts quickly. The reason why I think I have those professional qualities are because I’ve been doing ballet for almost 11 years. Additionally, whenever I try some new things, I usually get better to get use to it quicker than average people. I thought these skills are important for the job that I chose (flight attendant) because for flight attendants, they sometimes have to correspond to some emergencies, and to some customers that will be on the plane. A professional quality that might not apply to me is computer and technical literacy. This skill is not related to fight attendant necessary, which is a part of the reasons why I chose fight attendant for my job. I am terrible at computer and technical literacy especially photoshops. I am able to do some simples things that everything can do, however, I don’t know about some advance skills and I don’t even know how to use...

Masterchef – Healthy Eating

In this unit, we created a meal about two servings of food. Our group’s meal is called “bokuno obentou & midori salad and fresh cantaloupe” We had beef stir fry and brown rice with re salad, Lee tea and fresh apple. Basically, we had different types of salad, to ful fill the vegetable requirements and we used ingredients we used everyday to make it look healthy and pleasing to eat. We add eggs and the stir-fired beed on the main dish for the protein. As for the full grain, it was accomplished with the choice of brown rice instead of plain rice, for drinks, we chose the traditional winter-melon tea diluted in water because it was too sweet before. Overall, the food was balanced in all aspects of the havard scale. I think it was really hard deciding what food we should serve, that also completes the requirements. It was good that we chose a japanese food style because the Japanese food is really...

Exploratory Writing: Persuasive Writing

The Power of Technology I believe that kids should be more active and get away from electronic devices. I believe that kids are inactive because of the technologies that we have today. Many kids play games with their friends instead of doing physical activities, which makes me believe even more that the technology is harmful for the kids. Additionally most of the kids own a phone, and they can’t let go their phone. People carry their phones everywhere, to work, to the bathroom, to the bedroom, etc. just to listen to music and to relax. However, some people argue that technologies are so helpful that they benefit our life, and they also allow humans to do things that were impossible to do without the power of technology. Even though the technologies helped our society to develop a lot, I still think that people, kids especially should get away from those electronic devices. Most kids in SSIS nowadays own at least a computer because they use them in school and need it to do their homework at home. This makes them spend most of their time in front of a screen. As everyone knows, people usually can’t use a computer outdoors because most of the time, there is no internet outside, and this makes the kids stay indoors most of time. This is also added to the fact that there is food and air conditioner indoor. This can contribute to the problem that when most kids stay inside their house, they do little to no exercise. During lunch time in my school, there are so many students who play online games on their computers that the wifi during lunch time gets ridiculously slow. The people who take care of kids, such as teachers, parents, etc, should try to decrease the amount of time that a kid is in front of the computer, and tell them to do some physical activities. Some of the harmful activities that come from doing too little physical activities are increase risk of cancer, feelings of anxiety, depression, and obesity. I believe that kids should do more exercise to decrease the obesity rate. Obesity is one of the common issues around the world, specifically, the United States. If kids spend too much time on their computer, they will get unhealthy. According to a research, obesity among children age 6-19 has reached from 7% in the 1980s to 15% in the early 2000s. This evidence suggests that kids nowadays are getting unhealthy, and the main reason is because they spend too much time inside their house playing online games, and eat games without doing any exercise after those activities. I know that education has been greatly advanced by the technological advances of computers. Students are able to learn things on their own by using computers, they can ask questions by emailing others, and they are able to play some educational games, which can help them to expand their knowledge. However, by depending on technology too much may grow some addict to the kids. “New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” – Sir Peter Blake. As you can see, this quotes shows how people are too dependent on technology, and how that technology is stopping people from thinking deeply about things. The knowledge technology holds is unlimited, when we can find sources of information at a press of a button, it prevents us from thinking critically. With these technologies, kids especially the teenagers’ computer addiction will get worse because teenage is when we get really lazy to think. Technology has become huge in this world. It has become to a point where we can’t live without technology. Countless people are addicted and depending on it too much, including the adults. I believe that an addiction to the technologies is a serious problem to the kids more than the adults because kids are the one who is going to be carrying this world, doing some important things for this world. The rate of childhood obesity is increasing, due to computer addiction. What will kids do if they are in a situation without electronic devices anymore? Will they be able to survive? There is a possibility that may happen. The adults should be concerning about the kids computer addiction more. Kids should not be depending too much on technologies and they should start going outside and doing some exercise to become healthy. The link to my writing on Teenink is here. http://www.teenink.com/opinion/social_issues_civics/article/877601/The-Power-of-Technology/ And here is the award that I...

White Space and Line Breaks

EAL Speech Reflection

     In what ways was my speech strong?  I think I used good evidences to suppose my claim. What I mean by good evidences is that al the resources are reliable and trustworthy.      What feedback did I get that was useful? (Think back to the warm/cool feedback from your peers) I think I used too many “people” which might have made the audience, or they might wanted more specific and detailed informations.      What could I do differently next time?  (Be specific) I would like to be prepared more next time. I felt like this time, I wasn’t ready enough for the speech. Also, I was too nervous that almost my legs started to shake. For next time, I will be ready to go anytime so that I won’t be as nervous as I was.       How have I improved since the first speech I gave in EAL?  (Look back to the first blog post you wrote to compare) In my opinion, I think I was able to speak more fluently then before because the speech before, I kept saying “ummm…” and “ahh…”. Also I think I include some academic words than...