Percy and his attitude and self-confidence at school

Percy Jackson needs much improvement in his self-confidence and his attitude at school and with peers. He really lacks self-confidence in this quote from the book “My grades slipped from Ds to Fs” (pg.17). This strongly shows how Percy needs more self-confidence and a way to gain more confidence in yourself is to find your own ways of learning. Just like in this quote from Top 10 Study Habits: “Most of us have a preferred way of learning”. Get to know the learning style you’re most comfortable with and study in the ways you learn best.” (From: Top 10 Study Habits). If Percy can develop his own efficient way of learning, then he can definitely increase his confidence greatly. The quote from the book, “I got into more fights with Nancy Bobofit and her friends. I was sent out into the hallway in almost every class.” also shows that Percy is losing self-confidence, so developing his own way of learning can really benefit him in these situations.

Percy seems to dislike/hate school except for Mr. Brunner’s Latin Class. This point is proven through this quote “He was the only teacher whose class didn’t put me to sleep.”(pg. 2). This quote can also state that Percy has negative thoughts about school with is extremely vital since negative thoughts can really influence your actions and attitude in many situations. ‘How to focus on studying’ clearly states that negative thoughts can really impact you during study time, quote “Negative thoughts make studying all but impossible.” (From: how to focus on studying). Again, another example of Percy losing self-confidence is this quote “I know — it sounds like torture. Most Yancy field trips were.” (pg.2). In this quote, Percy has a very bad feeling about field trips, which is another sign of ‘loss of confidence’. A possible solution to this problem is stated in the article named ‘Top 10 Study Tips’ in which it states that you want to have a goal when you study to look up to since having a goal can be a really good motivation to achieving your objectives, this is the quote “When you’re studying it helps to keep in mind your reasons for doing all this hard work, like a course or career you’re working towards. It can help to have something in your study space to remind you of your goals.” (From: Top 10 Study Tips). Other that those 2 examples that express the loss of Percy’s self-confidence, there are also many examples that express how Percy needs help/aid in learning, but he just doesn’t seem to ask for help. In this quote “What was so great about me? A dyslexic, hyperactive boy with a D+ report card, kicked out of school for the sixth time is six years.” (p. 38). It shows how Percy has a sort of mental disorder and is always getting kicked out of school. We can infer from this quote that Percy is someone who needs help at school but doesn’t want to help/ask for help. According to a quote from the article ‘Top 10 Study Tips’, asking for aid when needed is really important to success in school/study time. Quote: “If you’re stuck on something, or something just doesn’t seem to make sense, you can always ask for help. Talk to your teachers or lecturers about the things you don’t understand. Talk to your friends and fellow students too.” (From: Top 10 Study Tips). This quote strongly promotes the fact that asking for help can really enhance and help you during your study time, and Percy can definitely benefit from that.

In conclusion, Percy needs help at improving his attitude at school and having self-confidence in himself, and these articles can really benefit Percy in a good way to help him improve on areas that he needs help in.

 

 

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Mini Habitat Project

I was studying the forest/rainforest biome for my project and learned many interesting information both about the biome itself and the animals and food webs in it.

I also studied four specific species in this biome. As well as the limiting factors and threats about the biome.

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Our Stories Make History

In this unit, I learned how to better express my inner thoughts in journal writing as well as organize my thinking and thoughts into a timeline. I created a book on book creator for my final project to put all my work together in one main project. I organized my project in chronological order, from my 6-word memoir and collage to the articles that i’ve just read and analyzed recently. I think by organizing my project in chronological order, it would be easier for the reader to understand what happened from start to end. Readers can learn how I think about different events by reading my project, they can also learn how I organize my thinking into a bigger piece of information. Something that went well is that i’ve used book creator several times before so I know how to use it, which saves me time while making my project. Something that I found challenging is how to organize the format of pieces to make it look visually better and how to set each page the way I think it should look.

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Table Hockey

This is the game we made:Air Hockey

The rules of our game was that two people would play each other using the paddle to hit the ball, trying to make in the other person’s goal. Each goal count as a point and the first person to 5 points wins. Also, you cannot cross the middle line or the goal area, otherwise you just give a free point to the opponent.

Our biggest obstacle was cutting out the big base at the bottom since it needed to be big and cut out nicely to fit the size we wanted.

One thing I’d like to change is to make the paddles more stable and to make the surface more smooth to make the experience better for the 4th graders.

My biggest success was our big platform because it was hard to make but after i made it i was really proud of myself.

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Water Filter Design Challenge

Materials: Mesh, rubber band, plastic cup, gravel, cotton balls, fabric.

Engineering is important because it connects with many other jobs in life.

Our challenge was to attach the mesh to the cup with a rubber band.

Our design was so-so since the water filtered was still pretty dirty, we choose this design because using this design the water will go through multiple filters which makes it a better choice .

I would add more fabric than cotton since fabric filters the water while cotton balls soaks up the water .

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How do I feel about middle school?

I feel pretty excited to go to school every day

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Welcome to Your New Blog!

When you blog you create posts and posts are categorised according to your subject. Some categories have already been set up for you. If you need more categories you can add them as needed. It’s important that your posts have the following:

  • An engaging title – this should not include the name of the subject since this is referenced in the category.
  • Body – this is where you share your learning. This can include text, images, embedded videos from Dragons’ Tube or elsewhere. You should always consider how your post looks to your audience. Is it engaging? Do they want to keep reading?
  • Category – select one that has been set for you or add a new category. Posts can have more than one category e.g. Humanities and Myself as a Learner

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