February Reflection

1.    Areas of Strength:

I can self advocate.  I valued my ideas and accomplishments when I volunteered to do my Mixed Marketing Price presentation first.  I really liked my project and I wanted to show the class.

Areas of Growth:

I would like to work on managing stress.  I get stressed when there is homework to do.  I procrastinate and I avoid getting started.  Often, I realize that the work doesn’t take too long (after it is done).  I will try not to overthink about having the work to do and be calm about.  Maybe I will give myself one hour after dinner to rest and set a timer to start work after that.

Revolution Timeline


I was able to identify the problem with the first electromagnets easily. They were not very strong. The solution was to use insulated wire so more wire could be wrapped around the medal carrying more charge. I was able to build my project from a backwards design by researching and taking notes on my checklist. I was able to dream of the future where electromagnets will power rockets and make hover cars with similar technology to the maglev trains they now propel. I am satisfied with the results of my design and solutions. In the future, I would would have asked more questions when Mr Basso was there to help.

Poetry Anthology

I began this project by choosing the lyrics from a rap song that I enjoy.  The one of the song’s themes was about changes.  I made this the theme of my project and I began my search for five other poems that were about change.  I made a power point and choose pictures that represented each poem.  I like how the colors and pictures go together in my visual representation.  For next time, I would keep in mind the poetic devices when choosing the poems because it was hard to find them.  I learned that I am good at understanding poetry and music from this project.

Speech Unit Reflection

During this unit, I learned research skills that I can use again in the future. I practiced finding new information on the internet and putting it into my own words.

I used Citation Machine to create my works cited page. It was easy to use and it automatically formatted my citations for me.

I found websites most useful in researching my speech topic. In particular, Forbes magazine website had a lot of good information.

I could improve my research by moving beyond the internet. I could go to the library and consult the librarian for help. I could also organize better with a mind map.