Exhibition Reflection- Final

One of the skills I used throughout the exhibition was communication. I used that skill when talking into my group and when presenting. I used it with my group when we needed to talk about our questions were at the beginning of the exhibition. We all sat down and talked about what we wanted our focus topic was. After a few minutes we came to conclusion that I was going to study barriers, Akash was studying religion in general (history, traditions, etc.), Chase was doing religious wars and Jonah was doing technology’s effects on religion.  Another time my group and I used the skill was when we were thinking of what we wanted our space to look like. We talked then sketched it out. When I was presenting I used the skill when I needed to tell the people about what I did and what they were looking at. Those were some ways I used the communication skill.

 

Another skill I used was the research skill. It helped a ton when finding facts.  One time I used it was when we needed to find 4 articles for our 3 questions. It was quite hard for me to find the articles because my question were very specific. Another time I used it was when I needed some more facts for my informational writing piece. I was writing about religious and I needed some more facts on the crusades, I found a great website that helped me alot. I also used it when I was thinking of what I wanted my topic to be. That was some ways I used the research skill.

 

The mentor meeting for my group went really well! My mentor Mr. Panahi helped me alot when I was figuring out my questions. He also took us on a field trip, and he helped us with interviews. There was once or twice were one person in our group didn’t do what they were supposed to. He helped me think of many ideas for my project. Mr. Panahi also wanted to know what was going at every second of the exhibition. i think that was a good thing because so he could help us on what we were working on. I really liked my mentor Mr. Panahi.   

 

≈Last week of Exhibition≈

This is the last few days of exhibition, so we have to work hard and fast. Today in exhibition we were working on our slides. The slides are for the night of the exhibition when we are on the stage and we are talking to our parents. I am talking on my slides and one bullet point on the action slide. We also had art today, that means I got to work on my visual piece. Last session that I worked on it I had finished painting them and I had started gluing them. I am gluing them because after they are dry they will look sort of shinny. Tomorrow at lunch I will put them on wire to make a necklace. Today we also wrote letters to important people. My group had to write a letter to our mentor Mr.Panahi. Because I have to neatest handwriting in our group they made me write the draft and final copy to the letter. I wrote the letter saying that he is invited to our Exhibition night. Today I used the LP communicator, because I talked a lot to my group about what they wanted  in the presentation. I want to work on the LP inquirer, because I want to look into more info.

Exhibition week 5 day 2 (last week of exhibition!)

Today in exhibition we if we have finished our info writing pieces, we had to do some setting up and think about what you wanted to talk about during exhibition. So thats what I did, I thought about some things that I would talk about. Today we also started sharing info writing pieces, I shared first. I first read my introduction paragraph, the teacher told me to read my strongest paragraph, and I read my first paragraph. Today we also started to talk about our slides and what we would talk about on exhibition night. For our slides we did an intro slide then we started to talk about an interactive slide. In conclusion, we picked to do a pop corn share. Thats means that we will show a picture then we will ask them questions, and we will see what they say. We are doing that becuase it we want to know the interesting different opinion. We also talked about what another things we would do is, that we will  make a poll and we will ask them to put a vote into the religion that they are.We will do that because we want to know that the majority religion is.  We are making our presentation really interactive. Another interactive that we will be doing is that Akash will ask the people to draw their own god. He is doing that because his visual piece was that the kids in Timothy House would draw their own god, so the parents will do it to. A LP that I used was communicator I used it because when I was reading my piece to my class I had to talk loudly. I want to work on being inquirer because I  want to look into things more, when finding details.

≈My Info Writing≈

Today I finished my informational writing piece. We have been working on them for a few days now and at first had some trouble getting my facts in order for the first paragraph. After I did some more research on the Crusades, witch helped a lot, I was ready to finish the first paragraph. To day when I finished I got Ms. Drevis to check mine. When I got the ok to move on I had to peer edit, so I went with Maddy. Her writing was short but very informational. Her piece talked about womens rights, as such stoning,canning and amputating. After that I found out that I had to do a biography. I went back into my binder to find my articles and sources sheet. It took me a while to go back and find all of the web links, but I did it.  This week so far on of the LP’s that I used were open-minded. I used that LP because when I needed to do a bit more research at home I didn’t complain, and wing it and do it at school, I did it at home. I want to work on being a communicator because I needed help on some ideas to finish off my essay, but all I did was sit there and think to my self, and not ask for help. That is what has been going on during  Exhibition so far this week.

≈Action≈

Through out exhibition I have done a lot of action. One of the things I did was that my group was that we helped our mentor plan a field trip. On Wednesday we had a mentor meeting and we were talking about where we could go for a field trip. We talked about where we could go, but in the end we planned to go to the tulip park down the block from the school and ask some people questions. Another action thing I did was that I helped the people in my group think of their questions.  On one of the first days of real exhibition  when my group was rewording their questions, I helped Jonah and Chase reword them. I think I was pretty helpful to Mr. Panahi, Jonah and Chase. This week so far I  used the LP (learner Profile)  reflective. I used the LP reflective when I was learning about all 6 crusades, I am really lucky to be in a country were religion is not a problem. I need to work on being open-minded. I need to work on being open-minded because sometimes I don’t want to look at some pictures that I think I can’t take. I can’t take them because they have violence and blood. Action was a big part of this week.

≈Week 4, Day 1 Exhibition≈

This was the first day of the week so we didn’t do much. One thing that we did do was that we started our informational writing organizers. I planned the introduction. In the intro. I planned the thesis and the other sentences in the paragraph. On the organizer I also did paragraph one. On it I made the intro. sentence and I also finished putting down the 4 main facts that I will use. On the essay there will 5 paragraphs. One of LPs (learner profile) words that I have used so far is communicator. I used that LP because when I needed to know what I needed help on improving my idea I asked my friends and the teacher. At the end of the day we also started sharing our creative writing pieces. We listened to some really good songs that people made! They mostly all had to do with what I know about their topic! Can’t wait to see more! Hope the week goes well!

My Wordle

This is my wordle. One of the words that stands out on it I creative writing. I put that there because last week we were working really hard to start and finish our creative writing pieces. Another word that stands out is communication. I put that there because I think I used that word a lot last week. I also put open-minded because I need to be more open-minded when looking at pictures of thing that are going on in peoples lives. I also put other words that have to do with the Exhibition and last week.

This is my wordle. One of the words that stands out on it I creative writing. I put that there because last week we were working really hard to start and finish our creative writing pieces. Another word that stands out is communication. I put that there because I think I used that word a lot last week. I also put open-minded because I need to be more open-minded when looking at pictures of thing that are going on in peoples lives. I also put other words that have to do with the Exhibition and last week.