I respectfully advocate for my needs by asking for help when appropriate and communicating with my peers. Asking for help can be scary sometimes but I have learned not asking for assistance is much worse. Talking to my peers helps me better connect to them and benefits both of us in the end.
Some skills I have developed to make my school work perform better are knowing strategies of how to keep myself calm and engaged. I find listening to music, drinking water, dim lighting and being comfortable, really benefit me when I am studying or doing assignments. Feeling rushed to complete work is one of my biggest downfalls and nothing ever comes out how I want it to when I am in a hurry. Not procrastinating is a big way of how I get my school work to perform better.
One of the ways I ensure my group is clear on the common purpose is to communicate my ideas and hear what my group members thoughts are. Making sure everyone feels included and has a job ensures we will be the most productive and complete our work with no setbacks.
I used both critical and reflective thinking skills when making floral embroidery for Arts and Crafts. I was assigned a personal textiles project and was given a lot of creative freedom to make whatever I want. I decided to embroider because I had minimal experience and it would have a pretty, colourful outcome and would be fun to create. I can generate new ideas and build on other peoples ideas by brainstorming and asking for help from my peers with difficult decisions. The first time I ever tried to embroider was about a year ago and and used that to reflect on problems I encountered to generate new ideas. I really enjoyed this project and am really happy with the outcome I was able to produce.
My most memorable food experience or memory is making Easter dinner this year. It is my most memorable experience because it was so different and weird for my family and I. Easter was in the middle of quarantine so we could not be with the rest of our family. Instead of doing nothing for Easter, my parents and I made a nice dinner. We would normally go to my grandparent’s house and my grandma would make the dinner, so this was actually really fun for us to do it ourselves. We made turkey, brussels sprouts, stuffing, gravy, veggie casserole and mashed potatoes. I was in charge of the mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts but helped out with everything. Not only did everything look really good, but it smelled and tasted even better.