Thursday, 7 September 2017

Consider for a moment

What makes you wanna give up? Consider for a moment. Is it when you don't get your maths badge project signed off because you’re missing one part of it? Most people will find themselves doing one, of three things. The first reaction is when you feel the urge to keep trying over and over this is good for perseverance, but it won't get you anywhere because, sometimes it is okay to ask for help. The second reaction is asking someone for help. “Excuse me Miss Pageot I don't understand this maths question can you help me?” Or maybe you just feel like the floor should swallow you whole, because you are not very good at dealing with feedback. THE LAST ONE IS DEFINITELY ME!

Grit, Resilience and determination is hard we all know this. But it is important because we need challenges for our brain to grow poof.  It's also worth it. You may practice for months for a horse riding competition and you win. Or in exams, you have the chance to get Distinction or A+. There will be tears. You can not just piggy back and relax, because you won't get anything done. In the end it's worth it.

My struggle is swimming, I may be able to keep my balance on land but on water, my legs sink like massive chains are attached to them! I sometimes manage to swim laps most of the time I slowly sink. Hopefully, by practising all types of swimming, I can swim myself to shore if I fall over a boat!

 When someone you love passes away you feel all the determination detonate. But you somehow gotta find the inspiration to come back to have some unknown grit. I know there will be many tears but in the end, if you have friends and family who are there for you you can make it. I know about this because my grandmother passed away, but my parents helped me get through my tears and sadness.

When I remember my grandmother she has a ever lasting memory in my mind. I find I can get through this when I have persevere and have some resilience,  I read other people's stories on resilience and success. This helps me.
I remember reading a book called hope in a ballet shoe. Which was about  a girl whose life was perfect until the war began in Africa.  In a orphanage she saw a magazine, the magazine had a ballet shoe on it. A big setback she faced was that she had a problem with her eyes, she was going blind. but she overcame it and she's now in an international ballet company. It is a true story.

Unfortunately, I believe grit, determination and resilience can not be taught it comes through something we all hate, bad experiences. The quote from Pinterest, “I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.” This really resonates with me, because it is saying I can do anything and everything.
So next time something makes you wanna give up what are you going to do about it?
Consider for a moment are you going to give up, or give grit.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Science journal 7

Science journal 7✈️
Day 1 week 10 2:17 to be perfectly correct finishing at time 9:53
Date 3/7/17

This week we were making Vortex wings. We had to do lots of folding in other words origami. I did some experiments such as cutting holes adding cardboard and tissue paper. Mine flew down in 1 second and 56 miller seconds so nearly 2 seconds. We had to make a paper Vortex wing. Mine looked like a boat but it flew in a way and dropped down straight away. So it did what it was supposed to do anyway. I think the forces were working because the Vortex Wing was gliding and dropping. It worked better outside because it had wind. The reason we had to do this was because the teacher wanted us to keep learning and discussing. What would happen if you put cardboard or the top so air could not rush out? Would it have a major difference in air?

My learning is still between relational and extended abstract for both observing and interpreting data. I think the reason I am not moving on is because  I need to learn how to work well with lots of people and not just my friends.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Science journal 6

Science journal 6✈️
Day 1 week 9 9:33 to be perfectly correct finishing at time 9:53
Date 27/6/17

This week we were making helicopters. We had to do lots of cutting and folding in other words origami. We had to make a paper helicopter blade. I still think mine looked like an alligator but when I dropped it it turned. So it did what it was supposed to do anyway. I think the forces were working because the helicopter blade was twirling. It worked better outside because it had wind. The reason we had to do this was because the teacher wanted us to try and find out what forces acted on it. What would happen if helicopter were made of paper? How heavy would it need to be?

My learning is still between relational and extended abstract for both observing and interpreting data. I think the reason I am not moving on is because I don't want to teach people.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Science journal 5

My science...✈️
day something week 5-8 11:16 to be perfectly correct finishing at time 11:24
Date 20/6/17
Term 2 day something.


Over the past 4 weeks we have been looking at flight. Well we split into two groups and I chose flying. I have learnt that about things that I did not know existed like a Blimp, or a flying snake. We also had a discussion in class which was whether gliding is the same thing as flying? It turns out that they are different things flight is a controlled movement  while gliding has no control. I also found out that birds and planes do both!
I wonder how does nature determines which animals fly and which animals glide? Would a bird glide along in the wind if it had one wing? How does a bird stay up in the air? Why does it use run ups? There are so many unanswered questions that I have.

On the rubric I progressed! I went from relational to in between relational and extended abstract. This happened for both observation and inferencing. I need to gain some self confidence but it can be hard!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Science journal week 4

My science...
day 4 week 4 8:87am  to be perfectly correct finishing at time 12:12
Date 9/6/17
Term 2 day 4
Week 4: Trebuchet

This week we have been learning about the trebuchet. The trebuchet is basically a catapult. It was super cool because I could see it in action. I had one problem, the problem is that I did not find I could really get involved.
I think this is how the trebuchet works…
 You put in the weights,
Then you get everything safe and keep everyone in a safe zone,
Then you pull the trigger and bam the balls off.
The forces acting on the trebuchet is, Gravity because it keeps the trebuchet from floating into space, along with the normal force which stops the trebuchet and everyone sinking down. Also, wind resistance as it goes in the opposite direction. There is also Drag which drags the ball in the air and brings it back down to what we name Earth.
I wonder why it goes further with the weights in it? I wonder how you get the trebuchet working as well? Can you make it go further using a different material to weights?

 I feel I am slowly improving on teaching. I am hanging between relational and extended abstract for observing and data gathering because I don't want to teach people yet. Also for inferencing I am still relational because when we are reading I always read ahead and do not infer, well I guess that's because I am a bookworm.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Science Jornal 3

My science..
day 3 week 3 12:01 to be perfectly correct finishing at time 12:12
Date 22/5/17
Term 2 day 3

Week 3: balloon experiment again. ♥⚡️♥‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍⚡️
I am proud to say my group and my experiment went well, thanks to Elise. Elise used my pen clipper that is now broken as the straw. Not so happy about that. It went well because it went up in less than a second. The reason I think this went well because we were at the top of the Playground and gravity was pushing the balloon down. I am still at relational level in my opinion. My confidence for teaching needs to improve majorly. I still wonder why it did not work uphill. If I used Miss Smith microphone wire I think it would not go very fast as the microphone wire is thicker than wool which would cause more resistance.

Science Jornal 2


My science...
day 2 week 2 11:55 to be perfectly correct finishing at time 12:00
Date 22/5/17
Term 2 day 2

Week 2: Balloon:
When we did this experiment I was a little unsure because I was worried the balloon would pop in my face from too much air. Then I remembered this is science and we never give up. The wind was pushing the balloon across the string which looked like an overweight ballet dancer. I wonder what forces were acting on the balloon and why? I know there was gravity holding and pushing it down but I don't know about everything else. I am still at relational and it will take a bit more confidence to teach others.


Consider for a moment

What makes you wanna give up? Consider for a moment. Is it when you don't get your maths badge project signed off because you’re missing...