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“if my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

How does dyslexia and attention deficit affect Percy’s school attitude and self-confidence.

Percy Jackson: A boy with attention deficit, full of negative thoughts and with a grade never above a C- in school, it is really hard for him to concentrate and he probably will keep on failing in school tests. But if he develops good study habits and has more confidence, will he keep failing? Or he will ace his attention deficit and worries and do better in school?

Percy really struggles with schoolwork and focusing due to his attention disorder and lack of confidence. “But Mr. Brunner expected me to be as good as everybody else, despite the fact that I have dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and I had never made above a C- in my life.” He is unhopeful about school because he can’t concentrate and learn properly, but Mr. Brunner expects him to have the same ability and or even better than the other people. Percy doesn’t see why others always see more in him than he does in himself.

Percy has attention deficit to deal with which makes him not do well in school, but it seems like if he develops good study habits, believe in his ability to improve and has more confidence in himself, he could do much better at school. He always says that he is a troubled kid, a student who never made a C- in his life and lack of confidence because he is in school with “normal kids.”

In “Percy Jackson: The lightning thief” chapters 1-3, captures what Percy thinks about his study habits and confidence:

“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.” (page38)

“But Mr. Brunner expected me to be as good as everybody else, despite the fact that I have dyslexia and attention deficit disorder and I had never made above a C- in my life.” (page7)

“He was he only teacher whose class didn’t put me to sleep.” (pg. 2)

He is honestly admitting that he is not a good learner, couldn’t concentrate, but he is not making any progresses and he is keeping on mentioning about dyslexia that doesn’t make him “everybody else”.

The video “3 tips to boost your confidence” explains how changing your mindset helps you in many ways. “If you are looking for a long-term change, consider the ways you think about your abilities and talents. Do you think they are fixed at birth, or that they can be developed like a muscle? When you faced with setbacks, if you have a fixed mindset, meaning that your talents are locked in place, you give up. But if you have a growth mindset, a challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow.” What it means it that a fixed mindset prevents you from keep exploring your mistakes, but a growth mindset helps you to grow and study. Percy has a fixed mindset, he thinks that he always gets a D for tests and he is never going to do well, which made him stopped studying and getting frustrated, if he develops growth mindset, he will try harder each time and challenge himself every test. In my personal life, when I failed on something and I tried to think that if next time there’s still a test like that, I will get higher grades or scores, which helps me to get rid of my frustrations and worries.

Besides changing the way Percy thinks, changing the way how Percy studies is also crucial, sometimes in my life, changing the way how I feel about learning and get away of things I don’t need during my study period really changes how I do in learning and studying. In the article “how to focus on studying” reframing your negative thoughts when studying could be necessary for Percy.

“Negative thoughts make studying all but impossible. If you find yourself frequently repeating self-defeating thoughts, try reframing them into more positive statements.” Which is saying when studying, and all thoughts about studying in your mind is pessimist, it prevents you from getting work done, but try to make pessimist statements to optimist statements. When Percy said, “My grades slipped from Ds to Fs.” Instead he should say, “My grades were not as good as last time, but I believe I could get a higher-grade next time.”

Another way to help Percy as a learner is for him to discover the what style of learner he is. In the document “Top 10 study tips” says “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.” Whether Percy is an auditory learner, who to learn by listening, visual learner, who prefer to learn by seeing or tactile /kinesthetic learners, who prefers to learn by doing. Myself, I am an auditory learner, I read better when someone is reading to me.

In conclusion, if Percy stops what he behaves before and continue to study with a growth mindset and positive study habits, he could get a higher grade than C-, have more faith in himself and change his thoughts about learning, despite his attention disorder and dyslexia.

“If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.”

ocean habitat


My biggest take away for this year in science is I know how to construct a thesis, reasoning and give explanations, also, I learned how the ecosystem works, and I know how to draw an effective model.

I will want to continue learning about how to write a better reasoning and explanation is science next year and continue to explore more about other science topics.

Our Stories Make History

I organized my project in time order, from the most old assignment to the most recent assignment.

This time is  a  hard time for everyone and the future 6 graders might not experience it this time, but there’s possibilities that it will happen again, so it’s kind of helping them to know what to do and what not to do if they face this kind of thing again.

I did my final project smoother and able to organize all the things I did,  put them in order, and I am able to upload my recordings of the journal on my thinglink quickly and without having issues.

With the citation, i quick cited all my source until I found out I need to do the actual cite, so I went back and did it all over again, and I found one of my article were not available anymore, which is frustrating.

dear abby letter

Dear Abby, 

 ” it’s my life ” 

Dear Abby, I had cerebral palsy due to an accident when I was young, after that, my legs and lower part of my body won’t work properly. In school, I must ride in a wheelchair, and I face some real challenges. Firstly, my childhood crush, Julian has just moved back to town and is in the same school as me, we are even in the same class. But he isn’t doing well on his work, I wanted to help him but unfortunately due to my inconvenience of moving, I am not able to help him, I don’t want to see the other girls helping him and having a fun time with him while I am not able to. I took the advice my friend has given me and decided to reach out to him on the phone — anonymously, to help him with any issues he had in school, he will always try to guess who I am, but after more we talked, the conversation is less just about school, I thought that if I really wanted to have a relationship with him, I need to relieve to I am actually is. I want to do that, but I am afraid that he will be disappointed that I am the person who is helping him, and he is asking me to a dance party. What should I do? Should I tell him or not? 

From, the indecisive coward in Beijing.


project reflection

what went well?

everything went pretty well except for because there’s technical problems so i need to record my video multiple times. 

what was difficult or didn’t go so well for you?

having to record my video again and again is a difficulty also like at first i didn’t know that i have to also talk about modern humans. 

If you could start over and do things differently, what would you change?

A thing i would do differently next time is make a timeline instead of making multiple infographics because then it will be easier for other people to see and understand.

early humans and us

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