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Percy Jackson informative assignment

ADHD is the main problem that is affecting Percy, whether it is his attitude towards school or managing his emotions, and yet these situations could be changed/improved. The effects of ADHD usually happen to be raging a lot (having a bad temper), bad at paying attention, blurting out things, while on the other hand there are a lot of ADHD symptoms appearing on Percy.  

Because of ADHD, one of the main things thaimpacts Percy to have positive attitude towards school. There are many proves (quotes and explanation) that shows Percy’s attitude are appearing on the side of ADHDLooking at the first quote: “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.” It shows a symptom from ADHD, that is not paying attention to details and stressed on learning. Since Percy has dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (ADHD), it is hard to focus sometimes (making careless mistakes), which officially make a result for getting bad grades. The second and third quote are remarkably similar each other: “But Mr. Brunner, out Latin teacher, was leading this trip, so I had hopes.” (second). “He was he only teacher whose class didn’t put me to sleep”. (third), these 2 quotes are linked together by having the same meaningMany people have a focused style of attention. They prefer to focus their attention on one thing at a time. While People with ADHD have something called a diffused attention instead. A person with diffused attention can pay attention to many things at a time, and it is not true that people with a diffused attentional style can never focus on one thing either. They might be extremely focused when something interests them. Finally, the last 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.” looking at the word hyperactivity it could mean a lot. Hyperactivity is a symptom of ADHD; hyperactivity means overly active. Symptoms included in hyperactivity are fidgeting, difficulty play quietly or waiting for a turn and blurting out answers whether in class or outside.  

Managing emotions are hard for normal people especially with people who has ADHD. Here are some quotes and explanation that shows Percy’s difficulty on managing his emotions. From this quote: “One evening before my final, I got so frustrated that I threw the Cambridge Guide to Greek Mythology across my dorm room.” Percy could not keep in his frustration anymore and exploded physically, letting out his anger. He does not know how to self-control and calm himself down. Experts suggests that many people with ADHD have trouble with emotional regulation, experiencing symptoms such as low frustration tolerance, impulsivity, temper outbursts, and significant mood fluctuations. People with ADHD usually cannot control their body when their enraged, when people rages/gets angry they just automatically (does not think before they speak/say whatever comes up in their mind. And this quote: “’Will you shut up!?!?!?!’ — it came out louder that I meant.” Shows that Percy is just shouting out random things (saying things that he wanted to). That just blurts out of his mouth. “I slammed the door to my room, which really wasn’t my room ” Mix impulsivity with anger, and you often get an explosion. While other people might quietly fume, people with ADHD might slam a door or kick a furniture. They have a tough time having their intense feelings. Slamming the door was the reaction to his emotions of angerPercy cannot bottle up or control his emotions very well. So instead of calming down he decided to express his emotions by slamming the door. Which reflects on his management of his emotion(anger). Blurting out words can sometimes be very disrespectful and rude. One example quote is: “Finally, when our English teacher, Mr. Nicoll, asked me for the millionth time why I was too lazy to study for spelling tests, I snapped. I called him an old sot. I wasn’t even sure what it meant, but it sounded good.” research suggests that people with ADHD usually burst out responses (burst out own opinions, without listening) and often interrupting others in a rude way of speaking also not noticing/caring about how others feel. Percy just cannot control his temper well and burst out his true feeling, making himself rude to the teacher. 

These problems could also be changed/improved if Percy is hoping to change (want to be better)sometimes it depends on his self-management (control himself). Here are some quotes that shows Percy is trying to control himself. “I hoped for once I wouldn’t get in trouble” Percy is trying to improve his attitude towards school (trying not to get in trouble). He can’t control his attitude, but he hoped that he could be better. Another quote is: “I tried to stay cool, the school counselor had told me a million times ‘count to ten and stay calm’”. Percy is trying to calm himself down by counting to 10, and which is part of practice self-soothing techniques. 

From all above, Percy has many problems that impact with his attitude towards school and managing emotions, both of his problems could however be improvedall those negative things about Percy can be changed/improved into positive.  

Habitat mini project(Thinglink)

-My biggest take away from 6th grade science is that we get to do a lot of fun projects, and new things each time.
-If I’m writing my own report card I would say that, I would be pretty good on models, and scientific explanations, I think I still need improvement for analyzing data.
-I would like to work on more physics and weather, because we get to do a lot of projects and fun things.

Thinglink project of the coronavirus

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How has our diet change over time -Diet

One of struggles were finishing the project on time, because I was stuck on finding images for a primary source, and writing the script. Finding images for primary source was the hardest because I spent a lot of time on finding a primary source picture, but I think I didn’t find a right one. If I would redo the project I would change a lot of things. For instance, I would change my topic to technology. I want to change the topic because diet was little bit hard for me to collect all the information for it.

Homo sapiens

homo sapiens lived in Africa 200,000 years ago. Then they were also living in the southwest Asia 100,000 years ago.

The Adventures Territory

My cardboard arcade creation

The biggest success of my cardboard arcade game was, the shooter worked well, because the ball that it shoots is really strong, and far, but I also have some obstacles when I was building the shooter and trying out the shooter, for example, the sticks that help the shooter stable, keeps on braking, and sometimes the pencil breaks.  One piece of advice I would give a future student doing this project is, make a cardboard arcade game that is productive, and easy to make so that this student can finish on time. Another advice is to make the game neat so that it will look good, and maybe most of the people will like this game because of the neatness.

If I did this project again, one thing I would do differently is to make my game easier.

Maps as metaphor

I am from

I am from the high mountains and the wavy ocean,

Hiking on mountains swimming in oceans.

Feeling super refreshed.

The wind blowing on my face like small kisses.

Swimming in the ocean freely like a fish.

Dears skipping,

Jellyfish swimming.

I felt like I was part of nature.

 

I am from a world of stuffed animals,

Loads of them laying on my bed

Big or small,

Fluffy or not

Cute or not

But I still love them

My blanket is the one that I like the best,

That I hug upon my chest.

It’s like a shelter to me,

Or even warmer than a shelter.

 

I am from a world of food

Bubble tea, sushi, pizza are my favorite,

Imagining how delicious it would be.

Hoping that I would be my next meal.

Chocolate ice-cream is the best ,

Feeling refreshed and comfortable

Wishing I would eat it everyday

 

I am from a world of hopes and dreams,

Making a band

Being an athletic girl

Is always my dream.

The music floats in the air with instruments helping.

Fighting to win the competition, working as hard as I can.

Struggling to be the champion,

Struggling to make some music.

 

I am from the world,

Exploring more and more,

Waiting in excitement of what’s going to happen next,

The huge and hot desert, with camels walking, and people riding,

The green and large forest, with birds singing, and bears roaring

The deep blue ocean, with fish swimming, seaweed dancing.

No wonder what I am going to explore next.

science experiment

I used plastic pipes, tape, sand, dirt, rocks. cardboard, paper towel, net, and rubber bands.  this engineering is important because ina deserted island the water is dirty, but if we make the prototype we will drink clean water. one part that is really challenging is, I and my partner had to make sure if the water doesn’t leak, during the cleaning part. I chose the design because it has many parts that might suck the mud and dirt. it was quite successful, but the water is still a little dirty. I would make it stand really well to make it better.

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