Thursday, December 10, 2015

PSA Reflection

     Over the past couple of weeks, we have been working on creating a PSA. We chose the topic "minimum wage". We had to create a PSA explaining how minimum wage is not enough to support a family. I definitely ended this project with more skills then when I started. I learned new some skills while mastering others I already knew. I learned to be patient and not to procrastinate.
     In my future, these skills will truly be needed, some more than others. Patience is a huge part of life. It is a necessity as is being proactive. You can't put off doing something because you don't feel like doing it. That is procrastinating and you will not make it in the real world doing this. "Patience is a virtue" is something that rings in the back of my head whenever I start to get anxious or tired of waiting. Skills that I have learned over this project are patience and being proactive. These are important things I will take with me after high school.

     As the 1st semester comes to an end, I can say that I have developed in many categories, some more than others. I have shown the most growth in oral communication. Starting in 8th grade, I was extremely nervous presenting and speaking in front of people. Over the years, I have started to get better with this. I'm not as scared as I was to speak in front of a crowd. Another thing I have shown growth in is written communication. I feel as if I have gotten extremely better at writing since freshman year. I was nowhere near where I needed to be, writing wise, as a freshman. In conclusion, I have learned to be patient and proactive. I have developed further in oral communication and writing communication.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dr. Boys Reflection

     I enjoyed Dr. Boys's speech. It was very appealing to me. I most enjoyed the part when he talked about our minds. He said, "right now, your minds are probably rambling away, but if you take a second and focus on something real hard, the rambling stops." I could do this to build relationships. If somebody is speaking and I'm starting to get bored, all I have to do is closely focus on what the person is saying. I have the power to control my own mind. Dr. Boys had us do a little activity. He said to close our eyes and listen to his voice. The things that he was saying really soothed me. My mind was calm and I had no troubles or worries at the moment. He also talked about physical expressions. We watched a short clip about a man on a train. There was no speaking in this clip but we still knew what people were saying. A women got on the train and they were smiling at each other. The man started twitching and the women thought he was winking at her. The women winked back. The man then felt embarrassed and got off at the next stop. The clip goes on and the women apologizes. The main thing Dr. Boys was trying to say from this clip was even there was no talking, we still knew what they were saying by their movement. I enjoyed Dr. Boys's appearance and hope to see him again.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Final Exam-Trimester 2

             As I come to an end of trimester 2, I realize that I have greatly improved from the time I started and to right now. I believe that I have collaborated very well. At the beginning of this trimester, I wasn't very good at collaborating with others. But as trimester 2 is coming to an end, I have noticed how well I have worked with others and how well I have communicated. So at the end of trimester 2, the learning outcome I improved most in would be collaboration. 
            As I come to an end of trimester 2, I have noticed that I didn't do as good as I should've with oral communication. But everyone has the things they aren't good at. One of those things I need to work on is speaking. When it comes to speaking in front of other people, I get nervous. I know that speaking in front of crowds is something that I definitely need to work on in trimester 3. So the learning outcome I grew the least in would be oral communication.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Clay for Cancer Reaction

     Last night at Clay for Cancer, it went well. I had a good time. One thing that went well was that I think I did well at presenting my part. I also had a good time with friends. If I had to change something for future classes I would make sure I knew what I was doing. I would ask more questions. Before, I felt scared and thought it wasn't going to turn out well. After I felt so much better. I felt that I did a great job presenting and working on my part. From this project I learned many things about art and biology. I learned better painting techniques and sketching and shading techniques. Not only did I learn about art but I learned more about cancer.
     This trimester was a good one. I enjoyed working on the projects that we had and working with my group. I struggled with staying on task. That wasn't a major struggle though. I enjoyed working on the clay for cancer project the most. It was a lot of fun. I would change the groups because I had some trouble focusing. I will look to improve as a student by making sure all of my work is done and trying my best. I can improve as a group member by contributing and making sure we are all doing what we are suppose to do.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Leadership and Gratitude

          I believe the main idea of the article is to not only show gratitude on thanksgiving, but to show gratitude every day. If you can do it on thanksgiving, you should be able to do it every day. Personally, I agree with the author. I agree that you should show gratitude every day. It's not hard to do. 
          I can show gratitude in my everyday interactions at school easily. There are many ways. An example is if someone held the door open for me I could say "Thank you. I appreciate that." I'm showing gratitude by thanking them. Another example is someone dropped their books or anything that they were carrying I could pick them up. This is showing gratitude by being kind and helping that person. It isn't hard to show gratitude. Everyone should be able to do it.

Friday, November 14, 2014


            I learned about gratitude this week. It really opened my eyes. Gratitude is being thankful. I realized that I'm not as thankful as I could be. I learned that sometimes the smaller things can be the bigger things. You may look back and realize how big the small things were. You shouldn't take them for granted.

            Something that I am grateful for is my family. I don't always appreciate them as much as I should. I need to show thankfulness. They need to know that I appreciate everything they do for me. I am grateful and sometimes show it. I need to show it more though.