Late February English Reflection

What did you read over the holiday? What was your opinion on it?

I started reading further into the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli, so far, I’ve found it very interesting. The book has made me curious about who Stargirl is and why she acts the way she does. Can’t wait to understand the reasoning behind everything.

Which work do you think would prove to be most useful for writing a literary essay?

I think holes would probably work well for writing a literary essay. The character development throughout the book is significant. Overall I quite enjoyed reading the book.

Which of the works has had the biggest impact on you, and why?

I think “Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell has impacted the way I approach some situations. For example, when doing a civics project where we were supposed to submit a document. I decided I would just submit it instead of leaving it for someone else to submit. Turns out that I was the only one who submitted it. This is similar to the bystander effect, where people expected others to do something, therefore not doing it themselves.

The Circular Economy Introduction

What idea in circular economy resonated with you? why?

I really like the idea of how if you do it right, you are able to design a product that is sustainable and can be used for years to come. I feel like we need more companies like the Hiut Denim Company, they choose to create a sustainable reusable product instead of aiming for profits like many of the big retailers today.

How has today’s lesson in a circular economy changed your mind or understanding about something?

It has made me understand that in order to fight back and solve these problems threatening the earth. It requires effort from every member of the economy starting from the factories all the way to the user. We all need to play our role and work together in order to stop this.

Why is the circular economy being taught in this subject? What impact will it have on your learning?

The circular economy is taught in this subject because it allows us to zoom out and look at how a product can have an effect on the larger system. When a product is packaged so that it can be repaired at no cost, it helps the system and makes the product last longer. Allowing the product to go full circle.

 

English Reflection January

Holes

What page have you read up to so far?

Page 151

What has changed or developed in your novel since your last reflection? Is it as you expected?

Stanley’s character has developed more and he has become more comfortable in the camp. He started to merge in with the group and share the same appreciations as everyone else. He also started to teach Zero how to read and write which in turn got him in trouble. Also, because Zero was digging part of Stanley’s hole every day, the other campers started to get mad which caused zero to run away.

What book is your favourite so far this year?

Though it is non-fiction, my favourite book I read this year was “Tipping Point” written by Malcolm Gladwell. It changed the way I approached things in everyday life and led me to look at things from different perspectives than before.

 

 

Shelter Project V3

Project Shelter V3

^ Above is my infographic ^

What is this project about?

The shelter project was about finding ways to solve a problem. In my case, the problem was unsustainable living. Unsustainable living effects thousands of people around the world and continues to devastate our planet’s environment. At the start of this project, I set a goal to create a sustainable home that could house a small family. In the end, I think though my model could have more details it was fairly successful. The infographic linked above shows the process I went through in order to better my project.