Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Personal Post - Europe!!!

I am super excited to be going to Europe for 10 days and am leaving in only 9!! I have had a count down since the trip was 200 days away. I am stoked (though it may not be the best word) to be learning about the World War 1 and 2 Plus the Cold War in some of the places they actually took place. I am somwhat looking forward to going to the concentration camps, and the main one being Auschwitz which was the main camp that the Jews were transported to and killed at. I can just imagine being in one of the barracks and just balling my eyes out. I would hope that it won't happen, but I can only think of how intense it all will be for me and the rest of the group going. 

Quickwrite - A Teenagers Brain

Monday, 17 March 2014

Skype Reflection

(1) My group presented the mini lesson on punctuation. We made it "stick" with the kids by teaching it in a way that they could remember because it was fun! We had examples that related to driving. A red light was a period, a yellow light was a comma, and a green light was an exclamation mark. We also had to explain a question mark and Megan came up with the idea to use a pothole to describe the question mark. 

(2) I feel that our mini lesson went pretty well. The kids were following along and answering the questions we had for them. The pictures we had while explaining the pictures I thought helped the kids get the ideas we were trying to get at.

(3) While teaching the kids, I learnt that grade three's need things to keep them into the topic being taught. Though they got distracted, they were very attentive when each group was talking. They seemed to really enjoy talking to us. 

(4) I think next, they should come up with something they want to know, and have us teach it to them. 

My Three Comments

Alysha Cho

'Giraffe Ring, Skills Manitoba'

This is really cool! What made you decide to make a giraffe ring? What other kind of things have you made in jewelry arts? I'd love to see your work sometime! 

Megan Sawyer

'Find your own writing prompt - Quickwrites #3'

I agree, I find that quite often adults ask why we do things at our age. For us it's a normal thing but for them it's almost foregin. I would hope that when we all grow up we are different than our parents are now, but like you said it's a chain reaction. What happens to them, happens to us. 

Taryn Lucas 

'Graphic Design'

These are really cool. What kind of things do you contribute to the school for graphic arts? Do you think you'd want to pursue some sort of graphic arts career after high school? I think it would be a great fit for you! 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

QuickWrite #3 - A day in Paris

"Sophie, will you marry me?"
"Jon!, oh my gosh! I never expected this!"
It was an ordinary day in Paris for Jon and Sophie while they were on their trip witht their company. Though everyone they worked with knew they were dating, not a lot of people saw Jon proposing so early in the relationship.

Jon and Sophie met on her first day of work at a meeting that he was holding. He was absolutely mezmirized by her and thought to himself he had to have her. Later on the same day of her first day, Jon asked her if she wanted to have lunch with her. 

"I can't, I have a meeting during lunch."

So Jon went on with his business and thought about what he could do to make lunch special enough to make Sophie interested in having lunch more often together. 

The next few days weren't very eventful for either of them, though Jon seemed to notice Sophie wasn't in the office too often. So the next time Jon saw Sophie he asker her what exactly she did at the company. 
"I was hired in this department to do field work and to travel too different countries and to try and sell to people what we do and how they can get involved with us." 
The next day Jon asked his boss why he had never heard of that position before. 
"It's because Sophie is the CEO's grandaughter and he wanted her to have a good future so he made a special poition for her." 
"Are there any extra spots on this team? I would love to take part in this section of the company."

Later that day, Jon was informed by his boss that there would be a spot on the upcoming trip to the US somewhere and that if he did good selling it on that trip, he would be a part of the team. 

When Jon got back from the trip he was saddened to see that Sophie hadn't gone on the same trip as him. He was wondering what trip she did go on and that maybe he wouldn't always be going on the same trips as Sophie was. When he heard from the CEO of the company, he was ecstatic to hear that he was the newest part of the team and that there would be a very important trip coming up later that year that both himself and Sophie would be going on. 

So he made it his mission to spend as much time with her as possible to make it seem that he was interested but not making it obvious. When they met to discuss the upcoming trip, they planned to meet as often as 4 times a week, at each other's houses. 

A few months later and the trip was coming up quickly. So Jon decided to make a move. On the plus side, he knew that they would be going to Paris on the trip so he could do someting romantic for Sophie to show that he can be a real gentleman. 

They met on a Tuesday in February when Jon was planning on 'making his move'. Thy had now known each other for almost 2 years and things were going great! So when they met at his house that night, he had the most expensive wine set out with candle light in the living room. Sophie was astonished by all of it. Yet it drew her in closer which was great for Jon! 

When they showed up for work the next day, they were 'together' but only a few people from the office knew. 

Three months later and the trip was here. "Finally" Jon thought, " This is my chance. I have to make my move on this trip." 

Once all of the company things were taken care of, they still had 2 days to themselves. On the first day, they decided to do some sight seeing. "Why not?" Sophie thought to herself, "A couple in Paris; the city of love. What is more romantic than that." 

On the second day of their day off, Sophie and Jon went down to see the Eiffel Tower again. They thought it was absolutely magnificent. They took a walk on the grass in front of it, and that when...

"Sophie, will you marry me?"
"Jon!, oh my gosh! I never exected this! Don't you think it's a little early though? We have only know =n each other for about 3 years. And we've been dating for 4 months."
"It may be early, but you have to admit, we know each other better than any couple anyone could ever imagine. We love each other more than any other couple could. So, will you Sophie James marry me Jon Mackly."

Just as Sophie said yes, she and Jon were shot by the France police for reasons unexplained. To this day, the company they worked for has never sent people to do what they did, so this never would happen again. 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Six Word Memoirs #6

For this six word memoir, I chose to do pictures of my dog looking Asian (thanks to my sister). I chose to do this memoir as love because, well I love my dog. There's not much else I can say about that. I also chose to use my dog as a theme for love, but also make him look Asian because he just takes it. He doesn't snap or growl with anything we do. That's a huge part of why I love him. 

I chose to write the six words as a meme because I thought the pictures fit with the tone of a meme; funny, weird, and out of the ordinary. I chose to write the words in white because there weren't any other options as for colours with a meme but it fits well with the theme of my six word memoir because I think it looks very natural and when I think about it, if the words were in colour then the picture overall might look too crowded and difficult to look at. 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Six Word Memoirs #5

I chose to do a six word memoir on me and my sister and how we've drifted apart over the last few years because she was always someone I could go to and rant about things to. She was also someone who could always relate to things that I was going through in reference to my family or life in general. The small box with the drawn question mark shows how I don't know where where she is, and I chose to draw a question mark because I don't have any recent photos of her. 

I decided to put the picture of the question mark opposite of the graduation picture of myself to show how distant my older sister and I have become. I thought to use the font 'optima' in the memoir for the six words because I think it captures the essence of the emotion in the memoir. 

Six Word Memoirs #4

I chose to do one of my six word memoirs on my past and how I can now see that my younger years weren't captured very well, and because of that I have no way of seeing wha my childhood as like and that's something that I would like to have when I'm older. I would like to be able to see what sort of things I did when I was in elementary school and middle school, and what friends I had then. 

I chose to take a picture of the cameras facing the camera taking the picture because it signifies how it feels to be sitting in front of the camera, and not always behind. I also chose to to use the font and colour in the picture of the six words because they seemed sophisticated to me when I saw them while editing the picture. 

Six Word Memoris #3

I think this picture is self explanatory, and by that I mean that the bigest image in the picture is my immediate family all together. That was 10 years ago. So when you think about it, I was in grade 4 when this picture was taken. It is also the last picture capturing our family together and happy. After that, things started going downhill and nothing has changed since then other than things constantly getting worse. Not only between my immediate family but my dad's side of my family as well. None of us have talked in a while. In the big image, you see 2 people that don't have their own small photo. That is because they are the people that have "drifted away". The people that have their own small photos are the family members in my immediate family that have stayed close throughout everything. I chose a black font colour because it fits well with the tone of the picture. I also chose to put the six words in the box with the family photo because the six words are talking about that picture more than the rest. 

Six Word Memoirs #2

This photo to me has a very powerful meaning. My friends are what keeps my up and what makes me who I am. If I didn't have them, I don't think I would be who I am today. The font and colour I chose relate to the picture and words because I find them just simple and soft. I chose to fade out the photos of all the faces of my friends because, mainly I thought it looked cool. Although my first though was how to made this image look more interesting, looking at the picture more and more, it makes me think deeper into why I chose to fade out their faces. So here is what I came up with; just because their faces aren't the focus of the camera, nothing changes how much they all (and more) mean to me. Each and every one of my friends make me who I am, if they looked different and I was still friends with them, I wouldn't care. True friendship to me isn't defined by what you look like (because trust me, I've had "friends" that didn't want to friends because of how I look).To me friendship is how you treat one another. Which is why the faces are faded out. The picture of the feet in the middle of the image I had the same dilemma. I thought, this would look cool here! But the deeper meaning I came up with is that like before, it doesn't matter who you are, to me if you treat me well then we're friends. So the feet were a perfect representation of exactly that. 

Six Word Memoirs #1

Personally, I don't think this photo needs a lot of explanation. The words fit with the photo, I think, because the person walking alone signifies how no one knows me and everything about me. Not even my best friend knows everything about me. I chose the the font because it seems simple, and the same goes for the six words. The colour I chose has the same reasoning. Plus I like this shade of pink. I didn't add any effects on the picture because with the reasoning above, it's simple enough that it doesn't need to be changed. 

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

This photo goes with the themes of "Black and White", "Outline-Silhouette", amd "Alone". 

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Monday, 3 March 2014

Digital Quickwrite - Emergency Response

Quickwrite - Emergency Response

February 18, 1942

I was called into work again today on the new telephone. It is interesting how it works. Anyways, on my way to work, Stanly (my ride) made a few unexpected stops. Though it wasn't really okay with me. I had to rush! After all, we are in the middle of a war! When I got to the camp, I was surprised that no one questioned what I was riding to work on. Stanley was a good ride that got me there on time. So why question it in the first place.

It wasn't until around 7:30 at night that I was told that Stanley was wandering around the camp. When I found him, people were crowding around him like he was some sort of show animal. He's only a dinosaur! Like I said, why question him! I've managed to keep Stanley alive for this long and I plan to keep him alive for much longer. I have all my medical supplies on him when I am at work so I don't ever have to tie him up on a tree like a dog so he doesn't run away. And he's real good company for when we aren't doing anything. And at night, some of the guys come to out tent and we all play poker. The really amazing part is, Stanley usually wins. We all lose our money to Stanley, my dinosaur... at poker!

A short story, by Kira Stroud