Today, I am feeling very tired right now, but I’m very excited for summer break. Usually before PE I am ready, energetic and wanting to participate. I am able to communicate with my classmates and make gym class enjoyable for everyone.
Personal Health and Awareness
Some of my traits/ skills that make me a leader in the area of physical and/or mental health include that I can help the people around me improve on skills they want to work on and I can demonstrate the proper techniques to my classmates. I make ethical choices such as not participating in class if Im seriously injured in order to be able for my injury to heal and not to make it worse. When I need to boost my mood or re-focus, I will tend to work hard and put more effort into what I want to accomplish so I can get receive better results. Some of the things I do to stay mentally and physically healthy include that I have a routine where I am active working out or doing some sort of physical activity to keep my body healthy and mentally I read often to keep my brain stimulated and thinking.
Core Competency Reflection
I find it easy to be part of a group as I am a very strong leader I am able to communicate with my group to get work done efficiently and learn new skills.
I can identify my strengths and identify my potential as I see my weaknesses and choose what I need to work for my skills.
I give, receive, and act on feedback to progress in my goals by working harder and putting more time on working on my goals.
I recognize my emotions and use strategies to manage them as if I need to take a break from what I am doing and I can try to work around obstacles to always improve.
This unit on “The Simpsons” gave me a better understanding of irony, satire and allusions as first we were taught what the devices were. After, we watched the show and wrotes notes on examples of each writing device that was in the show and scenarios that the writer inputed to the script. I was able to express my ideas as I brainstormed and prepared for the in class write and I wrote a essay on my opinion of what made the Simpsons successful. For example, I said that the characters were very unique and the creator went in depth with each characters personality. One of the strategies I used to improve my essay was that the night before I plotted out my ideas and I had a sense of what I was going write, which helped me organize my ideas and be successful. I also, proof read my paragraph and took out any unecessary words.
I compile and synthesize information to draw reasoned conclusions, such as when I went throught many examples that I wrote down and used the ones I thought were the best.
I use evidence to make judgements or decisions as demonstrated in this by watching the show, I analyzed the parts where the devices were used and I had to make decisions if it was a good example that I was able to understand how the devices were used to make me laugh.
I remain open minded as I explore viable options or alternative approaches, like when I was choosing what my thesis I thought of what would be best and make the most sense. This decision would alter my whole essay and I made the right choice.
A titration is the procedure that we used to find the concentration of a solution. During this lab we used a titration to neutralize the soultions of NaOH and HCl. NaOH being the base and HCl being the acid. When mixing these solutions we make water. The equivalent point of the reaction of NaOH and HCl was 14.355mL. We figured this out by placing 3 small drops of phenolphthalein in the erlenmeyer flask to be an indicator to see when we neutralized the acid and the base. After doing a couple small half drops we swished around the solution in the erlenmeyer flask and the solution turned slightly pink and that is when we knew when to stop. We got this 14.355mL by taking the two volumes of the NaOH and we averaged it out. After the procedure we were able to find the concentration of the HCl by changing the mL to L and multiplying it by the molarity to find the amount of moles of NaOH it took to neutralize the solution. After this we changed the the moles of NaOH to moles of HCl and from there we just needed to calculate the concentration by dividing the amount of moles by 0.0100L which was the amount of HCl used. That is how we figured out that the concentration of the HCl was 0.14355M.
Core Competency Reflection #ThinkingCC
I used creative thinking by writing down my own notes on the lab of the procedure and they helped me to complete the lab. Another way I used creative thinking was by reflecting on what I could’ve done better and what mistakes I did. For example I would use a funnel next time I pour the NaOH into the buret to get more accurate numbers. I used critical and reflective thinking by doing the procedure multiple times to get the perfect numbers. I also, used feedback given from my teacher to change how I did the procedure to be more accurate and record the data I needed.