Monday, 17 March 2014

6 Word Memoir - confession

This photo was taken in Cuba in 2013. I thought it was fitting that the picture be faded as a memory. It has become an inside joke to my friends and I, as well as an amazing memory. Our hotel room in Cuba over looked the roof and our supervisor, who also became one of our very close friends, taught us how to get on the roof. Naturally, this wasn't a really bad thing, but it wasn't a great thing either. It became our little secret and every time we mentioned the "roof party," the secretive looks we gave one another were hilarious. Going to Cuba was the most amazing experience of my life so far. This is where we all became more of a family and this is where we found sheer joy among everyone. 


6 Word Memoir - Future

I don't quite know what will come of my future just yet. One thing that I have thought of is that my kids will play basketball. I have been playing ever since I was 8. Basketball has been my outlet when I've been upset or just needed a break from life. It's a place where I can just work off all of my stress. I came to know so many different people from being on different teams and basketball has taught me many life lessons as well. I want my kids to have a coach, just like I did, who strives to make the team a second family, and making responsible young adults. The girls in these pictures became the people that I went to when I was upset and vise versa as well. I would love it if my kids grew up learning about dedication, commitment, loyalty, trust, and sportsmanship. 

                          V. Luff

6 Word Memoir - Me

"I hit three's and high C's." Two things that I enjoy in life are music, and basketball. These are the two things that I excel and that I am passionate about. These things consume my thoughts and time, and i can proudly say that i put endless efforts into both. I used my graduation picture for the photo in the memoir. Out of all of the pictures that were taken, this one has to be my favourite because I feel like it shows more passion than anything. 

             Life Touch Photography 

6 Word Memoir - Family

This is a picture that my teacher took of some of the kids in wind ensemble on the last day before winter break of 2013. It has been four years creating my second family. The band room is the place that I am most comfortable. It's where I can let go of my stresses, goof around with friends, and get serious to play music all in one. Within my first two years in this program, I don't think I remember saying a single word. It wasn't until grade eleven that I started talking and now I'm friends with pretty much everyone. It's amazing how close I've grown to these people. I met my best friends in this program, though they're not all in the picture. I consider them to be my second family because they're the ones who help me up when I'm down and I know I would do anything to help them smile on their worst day. 

                          K. Byrne 

Skype Reflection

1) My group presented the punctuation mini lesson. We came up with clever ways to present it to the kids in a way that they would understand it. We came up with the analogy of driving. The red light represented the end of a sentence where a period would go, the yellow light represented a comma, and the motion of driving around a lot hole represented a question mark. I'm sure the kids did know punctuation before we gave them this analogy, but after seeing their tweets it felt really good to know that they were actually interested in what we ha to say. 

2) I feel like the mini lesson went really well. We taught them as much as we could in about five minutes and with that being said, they definitely knew punctuation before we had taught it to them. The kids were really respectful of us and what we had to say even though we weren't their actual teacher. I think we performed it in a way that was understandable to them and we were also pretty amazed that we came up with some of that as well, because it made sense to everyone. The only weakness we had was that not everyone had a chance to speak. We all had a role in holding something up, we just had such a big group that there wasn't enough time to get everyone to speak. 

3) Through this experience, I learned that there is more to teaching that meets the eye. Not even just teaching, but also public speaking or anything of the sort. You have to make sure that you are using the correct wording for your audience so that it is something that can be easily picked up on by everyone. You have to find a way to speak in which your tone is not condescending or annoyed, as well as being patient. 
4) I think it would be really cool if they taught us something they learned. We taught them about "six word stories" and all of their stories were wonderful. It would be awesome if we got the chance to be the audience to their teaching.