These are the actors I think would play the characters of The Testing in a movie. There is a movie for this book in the making, and I am excited to see the cast.
Percy Jackson Struggles with Low Self-confidence
Percy Jackson really struggles with self-confidence and esteem. Anytime he mentions himself, it’s in a negative way. This makes him feel like he doesn’t deserve anything, and he doesn’t know how to handle those emotions. He then takes it out on others, so he has fewer and fewer friends. If Percy knew how to improve his self-esteem, it would drastically improve his academic and social life.
As I said before, Percy struggles with self-confidence/esteem. On page 38 he says, “What was so great about me? A dyslexic, hyperactive boy with a D+ report card, kicked out of school for the sixth time in six years.”. He doesn’t think that there is anything good about him. He continues to prove this point on page 2 by saying, “I could start at any point in my short miserable life”. He is a negative, pessimistic, gloomy kid. His emotions are all scrambled from this. He doesn’t know how to speak well about himself, so people don’t want to be around him.
There are ways for him to become a more positive person. For example, A TEDx video (3 tips to boost your confidence) made for helping kids with low self-confidence gave different ways to help you. He could try to have a better outlook, not expect the worst from things, and just try being more positive. That is hard to do and won’t just happen overnight, but there are strategies to help you get better. “Everyone can become more confident. Listening to music with strong bass, picturing your success, and just practicing failure.” Everyone is different, so those examples may not work. But there is always a way to feel better about yourself. You just have to try.
Percy is a very negative person, and this affects the ways he manages his emotions, and how he treats people around him. If he were to use some strategies to lift his self-esteem, he could get more friends, his grades could get better, and he could just be a better person overall. Feeling like you are nothing is something that can bring you down really fast, but with practice, you can continuously feel good about what you do.
Sources that I mentioned:
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
This is my Thinglink.
My biggest take away from science is to do all of your work well and use it to study for your tests, and to ask questions. If I was going to write the comment on my report card, is would say that I participate in my ZOOMs, I ask questions if I don’t understand things, and I get things done on time most of the time. I am confident in making models, I am okay at analyzing data. Next year I would like to work on more experiments.
I read the Divergent series. (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) I really enjoyed this series. My project shows my thinking about how the characters affect the mood. I did each slide representing a faction in the book. Doing this challenges me to think of ways to really make my thoughts come out in a way that is interesting and meets the grade level.
We can’t do everything that we were meant to do at this time because of the situation, so our teachers found a different solution. They said that we should make different projects talking about our situations. This has never been done before, but it was so much fun. This final project, is everything we have done in this unit, pulled into one project.
I organized mine to be everything in groups. I have my projects in one place, my diary entries, and my articles all in a specific place. This project might be helpful to future historians because it would tell them all about people in different situations during COVID-19. This also might help future 6th graders to be appreciative of what they have and that they did not have to go through this.
Some things that went well for me in this project, was that I got a lot done and I didn’t struggle to get everything in. I really enjoyed doing this unit. It was really fun. Some things that didn’t go well for me, were keeping everything in one place. We did so much in this unit, everything that I had done was all over my computer. I never knew where something was. I still really enjoyed this unit. It was so much fun.
In this video, I talk about my experience of E-learning, through visual storytelling. I have different photos on each slide that portray my emotions at that time. This video is 3 minutes long. Enjoy. 😁
This project was very challenging but so much fun. I had some trouble doing research at first. After a while, I fell into the flow of things. I found my resources for research, I did my infographic which took no time at all, and then I had some trouble with my values and limitations. I was very confused at first and didn’t know what to do. I finished it though and published my Thinglink. This project was so much fun.
This is my Thinglink
The Homo Erectus survived the longest time period because of specific survival strategies. For example, the Homo Erectus had bigger brains than the Homo Habilis (Handy Man). This capability gave the Homo Erectus the advantage to build stronger tools. These tools could kill more animals for food, they could sharpen their spears, and use them for weapons. One tool would be a stone hand axe. Another thing the Homo Erectus did was building shelters. This allowed them to survive longer because they weren’t out in the open. Which made them safe from predators. The Homo Erectus were the creators of fire. This gave them huge advantages. For example, the fire supplied warmth, the ability to cook food, and they used it for hunting.