This is my Jenga game, written bucket list to come soon!
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
After some deliberation I decided to go with this Thoreau quote as my qrad quote because it is a reminder that you can make your dreams become reality. Thoreau was an author, poet and philospher and many of his ideologies and beliefs are ones that I definitely agree with. When I was a child a magnet used to hang on our fridge with this quote on it. Everyday while getting my cereal I would stare at this quote and try to figure out what it means. Its fascinating to me how much words written by someone that lived so long ago and whom I've never even met can remind me of home and still be pertinent today.
Friday, 30 May 2014
Monday, 26 May 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
i. Where did you go?
ii. How long did you listen to conversation?
iii. Who was it between?
iv. How did it feel to be recording the conversation?
Recording the conversation felt intrusive and wrong since the topic of conversation was mostly gossip or things that should not be repeated.
2. What insights did you gain about the way people speak?
I gained the insight that most people speak unbridled when they are in a comfortable and familiar setting.
3. How can you apply this to your writing?
4. How is personality and character revealed through conversation/dialogue?
You can tell a lot about someone's character not only by what they say or the way the speak but also through body language, tone of voice and the language they use.
5. What happens when more than two people participate in a conversation?
6. What was the most surprising thing you’ve learned about the way people converse?
The amount of swearing and vulgar language used was the most surprising to me. Although we hear it all the time, when you stop and think it is very concerning.
7. What are the differences and similarities between written and spoken conversations?
Friday, 9 May 2014
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Monday, 28 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Step 5. Hitch a ride with buds or catch a bus.
Monday, 21 April 2014
Slide 1-Photo Credit: Google Maps
Slide 2- Photo Credit: Maslen Johnston
Slide 3- Photo Credit: Kaya Glover
Slide 4- Photo Credit: Zoe Matties
Slide 5- Photo Credit: Maslen Johnston
Slide 6- Photo Credit: Emma Ryan
Slide 7- Photo Credit: Maslen Johnston
Slide 8- Photo Credit: Emma Ryan
Slide 9- Photo Credit: Maslen Johnston
Slide 10- Photo Credit: Natalie Johnson
Slide 11- Photo Credit: Willow Dyck
Slide 12- Photo Credit: Zoe Matties
Slide 13- Photo Credit: Zoe Matties
Slide 14- Photo Credit: Amber Leenders
Slide 15- Photo Credit: Alanna Johnson
Slide 16- Photo Credit: Kaya Glover
Slide 17- Photo Credit: Alanna Johnson
Slide 18- Photo Credit: Amber Leenders
Slide 19- Photo Credit: Maslen Johnston
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Monday, 7 April 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014
My group presented the topic of commas and periods used in sentences. I was dressed up as Havoc the Husky for the entire presentation so I feel like I wasn't a large part of the actual lesson. I did help with other aspects of the project such as writing the script and the visual. Veronica was the one who presented the memoirs to the class since she is comfortable speaking in front of an audience and has a bright, outgoing personality.
(2) How do you feel your mini lesson went? Strengths? Weaknesses?
I think our mini lesson went well but I just wish that all of us were able to speak to the class in our presentation. It was difficult for me to tell what was going on from inside the Havoc costume and I was unable to participate in any of the talking done in any of the presentations. Although being Havoc was fun I hope to do something a little bit different the next time we Skype. Still, I really enjoyed the response that all of the kids had to our visual and lesson.
(3) What did you learn about the process of teaching and learning?
This project helped me realize that part of being a teacher is trying to make the lesson interesting for the age group you are teaching. Spewing out information is not the best way to teach younger kids. Instead, it works better trying to get them involved by using more interactive teaching methods. I think our mini lessons were successful because the kids felt involved in learning.
(4) What should we do next?
Our entire class should take a trip to Thompson to meet Ms. Bettess' class! In all reality though, I think we should write our own original poems to share with the 3rd grade class.
Friday, 14 March 2014
I chose to use this picture because it is a physical representation of my oddness and weird personality. I chose this font because it is funky and quirky with a little bit of an edge, which reflects the feeling in the photo. In this picture I was on a 10 day canoe trip and my friends convinced me to eat the leftover food we had cooked over the fire. I was stuffed but I agreed to the challenge. Afterwards, I pretended to go crazy from the sheer amount of pasta I had consumed and smeared pot black all over my face. My good friend Natalie then proceeded to snap a picture.
Theme: My Past
This is a photograph of my paternal grandparents when they were serving in the military in the 40's. My grandmother was an army nurse and my grandfather a soldier. At the time the role of women in the ranks was limited, but my grandparents became the first two people in The Canadian Military to marry. I feel like this story is a strong and important part of my family history and my own past. The reason it ties to this six word memoir is that both my grandparents passed away when I was young and I regret never getting the chance to truly know them. Unfortunately, I know the feeling of regret can never change what occurred in the past and the few memories I have of my grandparents are all that I will ever have. I think the font and effect that I chose reflects the simplicity and authenticity of the past.
Theme: Growing Up
This photo represents one of the many fleeting moments in life. The moment pictured here was taken at my 9th birthday party just as I was about to blow out my candles. Childhood is precious and short-lived so I chose to apply a dramatic darkening effect on this picture. The effect allows the cake to be the focal point when the original picture showed Jenni in the background and wasn't as visually dynamic. A birthday is a definite reminder of growing up and how life has a way of complicating itself as you age.
Photo Credit: W. Dyck