SLC #1 Writing
The blog post I chose to write about is Danger! Sea Turtles are Dying out. I think this post is my best piece because I put in a lot of effort and time into it. I also selected this piece for my portfolio because I had fun writing about it. If I could’ve worked more on this post I’d add different kinds of turtles that live at sea and on land. This blog post is different from my work at the beginning of the year because this post is 7 paragraphs and at the beginning of the year I only wrote 4 paragraphs. What I learned on this workpiece was information about sea turtles, research, and writing. What I found the most challenging was finding the website that had the info I needed. This is why it’s my best post.
SLC #2 Math
I chose decimals. I think this is my best piece, because I taught myself about decimals. I also chose this piece for my portfolio, because I worked extra to learn about decimals myself. If I could’ve worked furthermore on decimals, I’d teach myself how to multiply and divide decimals. This is different from the beginning of the year work, because I could not teach myself anything at the beginning of the year. The skills I learned from decimals were liters and better fraction skills. What I found the most challenging was remembering everything I learned.
SLC #3 Project
I chose my book trailer Hatching Magic By Ann Downer as my best project. What makes this my best project was that I worked on it for five weeks. I selected this for my portfolio because I read the book three times to perfect the book. If I could work more, I’d add more details and try to even make more book trailers. This is different from the beginning of the year, because at the beginning I could not even do one trailer. I learned to persuade people to read the book. What I found the most challenging was finding the time to work on my trailer.
SLC #4 Jewish Studies
I chose reading the megillah. I think that reading the megillah is my best Hebrew piece, because I never read a megillah before. I selected this for my portfolio because I think reading a megillah is fun. If I could work more, I might even try reading a Torah someday. This is different from the beginning of the year work because I couldn’t read a megillah because I didn’t know the tropes. I learned reading in the Torah’s trope from reading the megillah. What I found challenging was getting used to reading the Torah trope. This way I can be prepared for my Bar Mitzvah
Torah credits: http://goo.gl/0Fvk9
Megillah credits: http://goo.gl/AiZMa
SLC #5 Conduct and Work Habits
My strengths are being on time and doing homework. I need to work on writing neatly, not getting bored, and not talking. My first goal is to write neatly and not rush. To achieve this goal, I will take my time. To achieve this goal, I will practice writing neatly. My second goal is to not get bored In class. To achieve this goal, I will try to follow along with my teacher. To achieve this goal, I will get myself busy listening to my teacher. My third goal is not talking with friends. To achieve this goal, I will sit next to people that don’t talk with me. To achieve this goal, I will keep myself from talking. People who can help achieve these goals are my teachers and parents. Distractions that may get in the way of accomplishing these goals are: Sports.
SLC #6 New Goals
This semester I accomplished three of my goals. I improved in reading, grammar, and vocabulary. I improved in them because I listened in class and read more. I didn’t improve in social studies, spelling, and music. I didn’t improve in social studies because I didn’t follow along. I didn’t improve in music because I was talking with friends a little bit. My new goals are to improve in spelling, music, and social studies. I want to improve in these areas, because I didn’t improve that much in the third semester.