Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Things That Love To Do

The things that I love to do most at home is playing with my dog. My dog's name was Max. My dog love to lick me. I love to feed him because when I gave him the food he always jump around. The first time my mom took him home I was a bit afraid of him but now I wasn't scared anymore. Every time I went home from school he barked at me and my brother.

At the holidays my brother and I love to take my dog a bath (When he was dirty). Sometimes when I don't play with him, he make a funny look, so I want to play with him. On sunday my dad, my brother and I take   my dog for a walk around the complex. When we went for a walk we usually we went to my grandfather's house and gave my dog a drink for awhile. For me my dog was a good dog.

My dog Max

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

My Comic Strip...

This is the comic strips in my technology lesson. My comic strip had 4 episode. I made my comic strip for a semester. I was happy that I finish my comic strip on time.

Swa Comic

Being A Caring Person

Caring was my IB Learner Profile I was a caring person because I like to help my mom prepare breakfast and dinner, I like to help my brother study the things that he don't understand, I like to feed my dog, I like to help my father to find his car key, I also like to help my friends study the things that they don't understand. I was very happy that I could be helpful to everyone.

I want to improve my caring learner profile, to be more helpful and to be a caring person to everyone.  I think from what I did to be caring person, was quite well. I could be more caring when my friends or family or anybody else need help from me I could be more helpful for them. From all this 6 years of learning in school, I think I was a caring student to everyone. I start to be a caring person since I was 5 or 6 years old until now.

I think from now on I need to be more helpful so I could be more caring person. I think that I should learn to be more a caring person from other people that I think that they're a caring person. I suggest that people need to be a caring person also because now people were making poisons to get money for themselves. That things that people did was dangerous and the people who did that wasn't a caring person. I would like for people to be a caring person so the world wouldn't be bad.

Image by Ollie-G

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

My Reflection for Gabriel's Fun time

This term I and my friends in Language B made a story. This is my reflection for my story, Gabriel's fun time. My title for my story was Gabriel's Fun Time. After I've done my podcast, I felt happy that my story finish and post it in my blog because it was hard when I need to do silly voices. But when I was recording it's quite easy because in my story there are no scary things so, I didn't need to make scary voices.

The different thing between reading story and telling story is, if we read, we were like reading to our selves. But if we are telling stories we need to use expression and different voices so the people that hear our story will not be sleepy.

The difficult part for me is when I was writing the story because when I was writing the story I need to use the past tense. The easy part for me is the part when I was editing my podcast because when I was editing my podcast, I just need to find music and sound effect when it was the narrator talk I used soft music and when there Gabriel's family and friends was in the beach I used beach water sound and put more sounds in there and last I use the pitch to make it different voice.

The important things when I tell a story, that I need to remember are not to be embarrassed, we need to use expression to tell the story so the audience that heard our story will be sleepy. I think I was successful with my podcast in these things because I use my expression to tell my story.

I felt happy because I have finished my podcast. I think it takes me 1 month to make this podcast finish. I think that my podcast shows that I understand the differences between reading story and telling story because in my podcast I use my expression and I don’t tell my story like I was reading a story.

The part that I enjoy is the part when I was editing my podcast because it was fun to find music and sound effects. The part that I don’t enjoy is the part when we were editing our stories in the Google docs, because it was boring. After I've done my podcast I was happy because I didn't have to do silly voice anymore.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Gabriel's Fun Time...

This is my first podcast in Language B. My Podcast is about A girl named Gabriel always mocked by her friends. The things that I like the most from the steps of making this podcast is put sounds and musics in it. The things that I don't like from this podcast is recording it because when I record something wrong, I need to edit it or even record it again. I felt happy that I already done my podcast because it need to do hard things and some easy things. To read my reflection, Click Here.

One lovely night a kind girl named Gabriel and her fluffy dog, Max were looking at the blue sky. Gabriel was a 13-year-old girl. Every night before they went to bed Gabriel and Max loved to see the stars and the moon together. They could hear the owls, the frogs, the soft wind and the birds singing. They could smell the flowers. That night was a cold night.
Gabriel was the youngest student in grade 9. She was a smart student who loved to read books. She was polite and nice to everyone.  Everyday she went to school the older student always mocked her. "Ha-ha you’re the youngest at the class". Gabriel felt sad and lonely. But she didn't care. She was hearing the bird singing that cheered her up and she could hear Gabriel’s car in front of the gate.

The next day was test day. She would be in grade 10 next year, if she passed the test. That night there was a disco party, but Gabriel just stayed at home and studied for the test. When she was studying she felt comfortable in the sofa. She heard soft music from her earphone.

But her friends went to the party and didn't study for the test. They didn't care about the test and they just cared that they had some fun at the party.
One student from the class asked, "Hey have you studied for tomorrow?"
" Not yet. And who cares about the test." another one answered.
Then the first one asked again “ Hey what do you think Gabriel’s doing? She didn’t come to the party, you know?”
 “ I know. I think she’s studying, she always get 100 for her tests. But we are smarter than her,” the second one said
The first one agreed” yap, we didn’t need to study because we are smart enough.”
After a while the second one suggest, “ Let’s go have some fun.”
 “ Sure,”  the second one answered.

In the party it was so noisy, the music was so loud, the people were talking to each other, people were dancing and the bottles were noisy. The people were happy to be in the party before tomorrow’s test. They were having fun until midnight. The AC made the room so cold.

The next day, it was test day. In the test her friends were confused and sleepy, but Gabriel answered all the difficult questions correctly. One of her friends wants to cheat from her but the mean teacher saw him and he was punished. Out side they could hear the traffic and it was windy.

Because Gabriel studied, Gabriel had the holiday first. But her friends still had their re-test. That day Gabriel felt free from the mocking. Out of the house was raining the wind was load. During the holiday she spent her time playing with the rain and her best friend, Gisela.

It was cold down the big tree where Gisela sit with her cow and Gabriel. Even though, she didn't have any friends at school she had a nice neighbor. They were best friends. In the holiday they always spent time together even when one of them went somewhere, like the beach the other one would follow. Her best friend was named Gisela.

They loved climbing to the roof and ate their ice cream while looking at the birds singing and the beautiful trees. They were very happy to do the things that they loved to do in the holiday. It’s quite a hot day. But they were happy.
Gisele started “ What a nice day to have fun”
 “ Yup!” Gabriel reply
Gisele asked“ So, what did you do yesterday?”
 “ Usually, Study” Gabriel answered
Gisele asked her again“ You didn’t go to the party last night?”
“ No” Gabriel answered
“Me to” Gisele continued
Gabriel continued“ Why not?”
“I was studying to hard for the test that I forgot about the party” Gisele reply
“Uhhhhhh” Together they grumble.

This is Colin. Colin is in Grade 10. He had a cute dog-named Freddy. One day his best friend from Grade 9 said " Wow, Gabriel was so smart and a hard worker!" Colin already knows Gabriel well, because they were in one neighbor. Colin was a smart boy also. He loved study also and a hard worker. He also loves to do fun things with his dog, Freddy.

In the holiday Colin asked Gabriel out for a walk with him. Then they walked to the adventure park and spent their time there. By they walk in the park they could smell flowers and they could hear bird singing. It was a good day for them.

So every evening Colin asked Gabriel out for a walk with him. Every time they walked through the park they smell the flowers and hear the bird singing. They also feel the wind blowing softly. They felt very happy to be together.

Then the day before Gabriel went to the beach with her family for 2 weeks.
Gabriel asked Colin " Do you want to go to the beach with me?”
Colin answered "sure".
Then Gabriel asked him again “So, how is test, did you get good score.”
“ Yeah, I got 100 for math, 90 for science and all the other subject I got 85.” Colin answered
Then Gabriel said “Nice than.”
“ How about your test?” Colin asked her
“Well…” Gabriel reply “I got 100 for every thing” Gabriel continue
“Nice, Good job” Colin said
“Thank you” Gabriel reply back

At the beach Gabriel, Gisele, Colin and Gabriel's family made sand castle and did many things that they usually did in the beach. They heard the beach water splashing there and hear. In the beach it’s hot but the wind blow hard. They were cheerful and they had fun.

So when they went to the beach Gabriel, Colin and Max had fun time together. They play the beach water together. In the beach they could hear the bird sing, feel the wind slow there and here.

They also had a delicious picnic there and had fun. After spending time for two weeks they went home happily because they missed their town very much.

After they went home, the next day was school day. Gabriel was so tired that night. At Gabriel’s house she could hear the owl out the window, the birds singing, the soft wind blow, the frogs, and the crickets. It was cold out side Gabriel’s house.

The next day Gabriel and Colin went to school together. Then in the school they still mocked Gabriel but when they mocked Gabriel the principle saw them and the principle sent them to the office. From that day her friends didn't mock Gabriel again. After that week the older student asked her many education things. "Gabriel how this." Then another one said "Gabriel how this."

But even she was busy and tired she was glad that her friends didn't mock her anymore.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Storybird Reflection

Last three weeks in Language B, I made a story in Storybird. Storybird is a website. I use Storybird to make ideas.

In Storybird we can have more ideas because by seeing the picture in Storybird. I think storybird is fun to use, especially when we make story.

My Story is about a girl name Gabriel was mocked by the older friends and she didn't have any friends. Then one day a boy named Colin ask her out and they become friends.

The first step that I that I did to make the story is Search for images in storybird. I like to make this first step because it's nice to see the different pictures. Secondly, after I done choosing our picture for our own story, I made 21 slides. After that I added text to each slide.  I don't really like this stage because I need to think all the words for the story.

The next step was add dialogue and adjective and edited verbs to past tense. Then we took screenshots and printed every slide for a large story board.
This is my Story Board
This step is my favorite step because I love to take screenshot and print thing. Next, I cut and Paste all the text into a word document and added sensory language for example: smell, sound touch and feeling. Lastly I chose one conversation and made it longer.

That is the steps that I follow so far. I haven't finished my Storybird story because it was a long time to make it done. I was happy with my work so far. The most difficult part is the added text to each slide part. The stage I love the most is search for images in Storybird. Some of the words that I changed are the word that were not past tense.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

My new world!

Hi my name is Ivonne. My hobby is swimming (Diving). In my free time I do many things such as, watching TV, reading, swimming run around the complex, play piano, counting math problems with abacus and more. One of the book that I love to read is Mallory McDonald book. My favorite channel is Disney Channel. My family and I love to go on vacation. In our vacation we love to play in mountains, beaches, rivers (rafting), and other fun places. My favorite animal are puppies, fishes, hamster and rabbits.