#Update

#Description? Same old, same old. Just let me think of a new name.

I’m thinking, I’m thinking…

Maybe…

Yes!

And the new title is!

 

Ok, now for the actual passion project.

In interview style!

Abinska: Hi Abby! How are you?

Abby: Great thanks Abinska! Yourself?

Abinska: Wonderful thank you! So I have some questions to ask you about your term 4 passion project Abby.

Abby: Fire away!

Abinska: Number 1- What do you intend to do?

Abby: Well since this term your passion project has to be for some one else, I will be singing for the Drysdale Nursing home.

Abinska: What a wonderful idea!

Abby: Thank you!

Abinska: Number 2- Are you using any technologies, and if so what will you be using?

Abby: Well, to present my passion project to my class I was hoping to show them one of my performances, but I haven’t decided what device I will film them with yet. I will also need to find a backing track to the songs I will be singing.

Abinska: Awesome! Right number 3- Who is your project targeted at?

Abby: My project is targeted at my Great-Nanna. She is 95 years old and lives at the Drysdale Nursing home.

Abinska: How lovely! And last, but not least. Number 4- What are you looking forward to?

Abby: I am looking forward to the performance, as I love performing and think this will be very fun!

Abinska: Thank you for your time Abby!

Abby: Thanks for having me Abinska!

 

So there you have it! Until next time,

Abby out!

 

 

#Reflect

OMGGB! (Oh my golly gosh bad!) Another passion project done?! And I was just starting to get into this one!

I am extremely proud of what I have done! I did achieve what I originally set out to do, although I did have to cut the song because youngblood  goes for 3 and a half minutes!

My biggest success was probably that I finished my dance as it is actually really hard to choreograph your own dance!

My biggest challenge was definitely finding time to practise my dance and show it to my dance teacher as we are both very busy! However I found a time almost every night before my after school activities to practise. I also showed my dance teacher straight after my dance class as our hip-hop and contemporary dance teacher teaches the next group straight after my dance class.

I can extend my learning if I continue this project by either

a) Finishing the whole song or

b) By choreographing a dance to other people as well as myself!

Ok checklist:

  • Explain definition of OMGGB!
  • Explain about how I feel about what I have done.
  • Answer questions that were asked.
  • Find new title…
  • Thank yous

Oh right! I do have another title… Drum roll please!

And there it is Ladies and Gentlemen! The new name! Roll the credits!

Thank you so much Mr Galluccio for setting this passion project I had so much fun working on it!

And so…

2 out of 3 passion projects are done,

So I guess I better run!

But don’t worry we will not scurry about,

Adios! Abby out!

Norway

Over the past 3 sessions of RVE we have been working on a country project individually. We had 4 headings to spread over a double page. The headings were The flag, Religion, Social behaviours and Customs. I chose the country Norway. Here is a photo of my book presentation…

Some differences in Norway include…

  • Norwegians have different traditions to us. One is Saint Lucia’s Day which is celebrated on the 13th of December.
  • Norwegians have a traditional dance.
  • At festivals, you may see some Norwegians wearing the traditional Norwegian costumes.

Some similarities in Norway include…

  • Norwegians celebrate Christmas and Christmas Eve.
  • Norwegians play lots of sport including swimming, fishing, soccer and skiing.

If I lived in Norway some things I would find interesting would be…

  • Everyone is always happy!
  • Norwegians have 5 seasons.
  • In Norwegian schools nearly all the children learn English!

 

 

 

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#Update

Ok now don’t worry, I have already thought of a name…

Ta da! All done!

So how has “The Process” been going? Quite well actually, I am about half way through the dance, and have some ideas for the rest of the choreography. To help me learn some new skills I have used three sources

  1. The internet which has been surprisingly helpful.
  2. My dance teacher who has been teaching me dance since I was three! She has been very helpful.
  3. My sister who also does dance and has been helping me with some new skills.

My biggest challenge has probably been finding time to work on the dance, as it takes a lot of commitment! My biggest success has probably been that I am half way through the song as it is a fairly long song. My next step will probably be getting Debbie (My dance teacher) to look at my dance or finding a costume (from Debbie).

Now the moment you have all been waiting for, what song am I dancing to? Drum roll please…

Youngblood be 5 seconds of summer!

I am very excited to continue my dance and find my costume! But for now, this blog post is officially finished!

Wait, now.

 

Lost Princess

For this DC lesson we watched a video showing us the good and bad side of the internet. The main character, the lost princess, was chatting online and started to do some wrong things such as giving away personal information. The film then related back to other peoples real life stories. One of the characters that really stood out tome was Lucy:

 

The problem that Lucy encountered was that she didn’t hide her password well enough and so when some bullies stole her phone they had all her passwords. Soon after that these bullies had sent some really awful texts to other people, so when Lucy logged on at home she had some really mean replies to the texts that she didn’t actually send.

This negatively affected her live because she was being bullied. But, was it actually bullying? These bullies actually hadn’t said anything to her. This had Lucy in really deep water, it was time to tell her Dad.

This issue got resolved as soon as Lucy told her Dad. Her dad called the police and they said that it was definitely bullying.

Even though the problem has been resolved, Lucy still could of told her Dad sooner, even if she was unsure if it was bullying or not.

The biggest messages that I take away from this story is

  1. Always hide your password in a safe spot. And
  2. Tell your parents EVERYTHING! Even if you are embarrassed or unsure about it.

#Description- again

Ok, ok, I know, I know. I am doing another #Description, and you are all probably thinking, you couldn’t think of a better name? Fine. I will.

 

Umm.                                                                      Maybe I could…

 

No.                                                                           Oooh!

 

Doritos are good thinking food, right!?           Ok, this is taking way too long.

 

If I could just…                                                                                 Yes!

 

And now ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the new name…

Ok, now that we have that out of the way, time to quiz you!

What is my Project?

a) I am training my chickens to dance the tango.

b) I am Choreographing my own dance which I will perform to the class.

c) I am doing a second cook book, with more of my favourite recipes.

 

 

Answer

Yes, the answer was B! Great job to all of you who got it! Now that you all know what I am doing, a few more questions.

 

Am I going in alone or with a group?

a) Alone

b) Group

 

 

Answer

Ok times up!

Yep! You guessed it I am going SOLO! If you have gotten 2/2 then WOW that is impressive! Now for my 3rd and final question…

 

What song am I dancing to?

                               

 

Great job everyone, all done! Wait, what about the answer? You are probably asking. Stay tuned! I will include the answer in my next post.

Now I have to answer one last question…

Why dancing?

Dancing because I have been dancing since I was 2! I started off in a little ballet school in Geelong. Then I moved to a dance school, and guess what!? I am still at that same dance school NOW! This year is my 9th year at my dance school. My dance teacher, Debbie, has made my dancing not just a hobby, but a passion. That’s why I am doing dance for my passion project.

P.S. If you would like me to hear your score for the quiz or your answer for the last question, then please put it in the comment section.

I can’t wait to see what my 2nd Passion project will turn out to be! Better get to work!

 

 

 

DC Cartoons

This week in DC we looked at some photos that explain what happens when we get addicted to technology…

At first, people might think this is funny because someone doesn’t usually ask you to strap your phone to there head.

The message in this cartoon is that social media is overtaking our social time, meaning that people are on their phones a lot more now. This is an important message because it is making us aware that this one day may be our future, with us talking through phones not mouths.

Now that I have analysed this cartoon I still find funny, but not as much, the line where the person asks if they can tape the phone to their head is funny, because it is still so bizarre, but the rest doesn’t seem so funny now.

 

 

#Reflect

OMGGB! (Oh my golly gosh bad!) Passion projects are over! This has been such an amazing experience for me and I cannot wait for next term to do another!

Did you achieve what you originally set out to do?

Yes and no. I planned to do a cook book, which I did. But I also added in what you need to have a sustainable garden. So I guess I sort of built on to my original idea.

What successes or challenges did you experience toward the end of your project?

The challenge that a faced I have already told you about, I lost my work. Losing your work, puts a big wall in front of your work path and slows you down, which is very hard to overcome. A success I had was my work coming early! As I had to order my book I had to finish it early, so it would have time to be printed and then sent. However, luckily it came very early, which was fantastic!

How did you overcome you challenges?

Luckily it said as I was about to close the project down, that the project was not saving, so I took photos of it all, and then saved it a couple more times (which turned out not to work), before closing it down. Then, the next morning after I realised that it had not saved, I wrote it all back in. I did overcome this challenge, but it certainly did slow down the process a lot.

How can you extend your learning if you were to continue with this project?

For me, my answer is simple. For this project I had to limit my recipes, and so I would add in a lot more recipes, and maybe a what tools you need for the recipe, and perhaps a code for if it is vegan, gluten free, vegetarian etc.

 

I would like to thank Mr Galluccio, Miss Williamson and Mr Henderson for setting this project, it has been so much fun, and I can’t wait for the next one!

 

This is the front cover of my book…