By: Jarell Springfield
TPR is a Spanish story that’s written after we complete a unit. It’s a spanish class, but this work is connected to English standard 6. The paper consists of 6 boxes, which pictures are inside them. We have to write 2 sentences per box about what the action is in the picture. We have to memorize the story and present it in front of the class. Grammar and sentence structure is very important in English as well as Spanish. I always score high on the TPR presentations. They are easy, common sense sentences. Next time, I will do the work before the due day so I will be super prepared. It’s not a good habit to procrastinate.
ELP 10.6.2 Identify basic sentence structures, mechanics, and vocabulary in a simple writing selection
Service Learning Project
Life is a Competiton
This project was my favorite of all. Everyone knows I love Christ and going to church. We had to choose 1 teammate to pick a religion. In my group was Austin, Linda, Valerie, mark, James, and Mike. Austin randomly selected Christianity and I was very satisfied with the choice. This project is connected to WH standard 1.1. It consists of learning about different religions and early living times. We made a video and PowerPoint presentation about the start of Christianity and the religious leaders. I focused on Jesus’ crucifixion, birth, and the Baptist belief systems. Jesus is the son of God and I believe in the trinity.(Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) I learned through this project that Baptist isn’t the only form of Christianity. We have Orthodox, Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Southern Baptist, Sanctified, and Catholics. While presenting this project, I talked the most because of my high believing in Jesus. Talking about Christ and letting people know that I believe is important in all ways. Next time, I won’t take over and hog the presentation.
We have taken interim assessments almost every Friday in English class. We log onto lake ridge Moodle and take a test that has about 6-7 questions, 1 of them being a constructive response question. Most of the time, I would score a 5 or 6 out of 7 on the tests. They were mostly review about the author’s mood, tone, and opinions of the writing. Interims cover all the standards we go over in a 2-3 week periods. I did good on most of them. I hated walking into class and immediately having to take a test because it’s so early in the morning. If I get a reminder of when interims will be, I know I will be ready to take it.
We were assigned visual vocab. The assignment was to define words that came from the oppression unit we were studying. After we defined the words, students were asked to find a picture of what the world means to us. It was fun finding pictures because the words had multiple definitions. I put it in PowerPoint form and turned it in. I would find better pictures next time because some of them weren’t as precise.
In nutrition class, we do units about different foods and the groups. we go over the chapter, read about some nutrition facts, and cook meals. After we cook about two meals, we take a test. The test is over what’s in the chapter, basically how to cook and the vocabulary. Also, it covers the advantages and disadvantages of cooking foods different ways. Some foods can be boiled, fried, sauteed, or simmered, Our class cooks lots of certain types of items. From a range of soups, deserts, and dinners, my cooking skills have grown tremendously. These assignments can be connected to English standard 1. It discusses vocabulary development and and word recognition.
In nutrition class, we do units about different foods and the groups. we go over the chapter, read about some nutrition facts, and cook meals. The packet is a review of the vocab and key terms in the chapter we discuss. also, it covers the advantages and disadvantages of cooking foods different ways. Some foods can be boiled, fried, sauteed, or simmered, Our class cooks lots of certain types of items. From a range of soups, deserts, and dinners, my cooking skills have grown tremendously. These assignments can be connected to English standard 1. It discusses vocabulary development and and word recognition.
In Bio-Health class, we did a microbes project where we looked at food borne illnesses, incorrect, and correct food preparation. My group consisted of myself, Theresa, Avery, and Kim. My group made pamphlets and posers for this restaurant called Knockouts. Many people get sick everyday and die from improper food preparation. It was fun to go inside our own food cafeteria and see how our lunch ladies prepare our food. Making sure they wash their hands properly, using gloves, using clean cutting boards, and using clean utensils is how you clear up any mishaps of illness. This project was connected to English standard 2. Students had to read all kinds of different laws and documents made by the State of Indiana. The state orders every restaurant to follow all types of ordinances and laws if they want to stay open.
In the middle of the year, we took the ACT practice test. Basically, it was to give us a preview of what the test will cover and what will be on it. These tests are taken during the junior and senior years of high school. Colleges look at these scores during admissions to see if you’re material to attend their school. I tried my hardest on it except to the end. I got restless and lazy because of the hard math and science. The ACT test isn’t required, but I am planning to take it. On the practice test, my composite scores weren’t poor, but they weren’t as good as they could’ve been. I will make sure I eat a balanced breakfast, read each question carefully, and uses my best test taking strategies.
Class rank is determined by your grade point average. My GPA is 2.86. I’m number 31 out of 151 sophomores at Calumet High School. From freshman year up to now, my GPA has grown higher.