1)Complete the input diary for 3 days (Below Credits)
2) Discuss what you found from your diary?
I have a negative calculation as I do not take enough calories everyday.
I think I will slightly decrease in weight if I continue to eat like this as I gain less than the recommended amount of calories per day which is about 1300 calories. On the third day, I only gained 649 calories.
An example of a long term issue that might occur is loss of energy and it might affect my daily activities such as studying which can lead to lower grades. It might also lead to malnutrition if I do not take enough nutrients. An example of a short term issue is decrease of my weight.
3) The approximate recommended amount of water I should consume per day is 5 cups of water as the recommended amount for an average adult (women) is 9 cups a day.
4) If my water intake is below the recommended amount, I might become dehydrated and have health problems such as urinary cancer and heart attacks. I will also have a slower metabolism. Also, my bowel might not function properly and I might get constipation which is a condition in which I am not able to dispose my waste properly or my stomach might be painful.
5) Some of the positive things of my dad to day eating is that I have a healthy, balanced diet in which I take a lot of vitamin and healthy nutrients by drinking vegetable and fruit juice in the morning. Caesars Kitchen also provides healthy meals that include vegetables and balanced dishes. Also, I make sure I do not eat snacks right before I sleep as it can reduce the length and quality of my sleep and it will make me tired and less active the next day.
6) I would like to make sure that I have a slightly positive diet and have a good balance of my daily intake and calorie burn rate. I will do so by making sure that I eat a lot after exercising so I can fill the number of calories I burnt.
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Today during class, we investigated percentage increase or decrease by comparing average prices of objects such as a candy bar, a movie ticket, a car, a loaf of bread, a pack of gum in 1977 and 2014/15. It was very interesting and I was surprised to find out that movie tickets were about 8 currently in America.
In order to find out the percentage increase/ decrease, you have to divide the change by the original number and multiply it by 100. I would like to find out the average school fee in America back in the 1977 if I were to research more deeply.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Google Summit was held to provide a better understanding of google’s technology and inspire learning teachers to try new, different things. For both days, it started off with a breakfast time for teachers to relax and chat freely. At 8:30, all teachers assembled at the auditorium and google educators talked about the schedule and gave an introduction of the purpose of the google summit. Ken Shelton talked about Bloom’s Taxonomy and although there are many perspectives, I agree with Bloom’s revised version: Create, Evaluate, Analyze, Apply, Understand and Remember. During the transition time in between sessions, I stood in the hallway and guided teachers when they were not sure where to go. In total, there were 4 sessions for each day and to be honest, it was quite chilly and sometimes I was shivering but I think it was worth it as I was able to help a lot of people. For mostly every session, I went in the classrooms/ library to take pictures and I was appalled with the skill of the presenters. They were very confident and explained things very clearly and sometimes added a hint of humor and they talked about what awesome things people can create with google tools such as google docs and google maps.
During lunch breaks, I cleaned the tables as there were coffee spills and sometimes sneaked a few left-over snacks! 😛 On the first day, I went outside to get fresh air and buy a quick lunch and sessions started again at 1:30. After the last session of the 1st day, I attented the Demo Slam. In the auditorium, teachers made presentations and shared knowledge about cool apps/ links etc. However, they were only given 3 minutes each and it was fascinating to see them explain about such important things in a limited amount of time. It was a little funny to see teachers speak hurriedly because of the time limit and the Demo Slam was definitely one of my favourite sessions.
The 2nd day of the google summit was very exciting for me. The morning started off with “Continental Breakfast and Networking” time and the opening keynote was led by Ken Shelton (Google Certified Teacher). After the two morning sessions, Masao and Insun shared their work that used google tools. They presented very well and the teachers were very impressed and interested in their projects. During the lunch break, we ate quickly and started making a slide show video of our favourite snapshots of the Google Summit. We included interviews of teachers and it turned out quite well. However, at about 40 minutes until the end of the closing keynote with Rushton Hurley, Jim Sill (main organizer of the event) came in to check on our video and give advice. We ended up starting the whole thing over again and changed the sound track. To be honest, we (especially Masao) were a little depressed as adjusting the timing of the pictures etc, took a lot of effort and time but we realized that it was a step that we had to take in order to create a better video and we were determined to finish it before the end of the closing keynote, so we can show the video to all of the teachers. We were very limited on time and when it was about 10 minutes until the deadline, we were very stressed out. We got really frustrated when the computer froze and we couldn’t do anything. When the video was finished, it was about 5 minutes until the deadline. However, we had to upload the video onto a USB Stick and we waited breathlessly and stared at the circle which indicated how much of the video was complete. The minutes of sheer panick was unbelievable and Andy’s calm demeanour was just absolutely annoying because I was almost bursting with panick. Ms. Shigeta was also worried and was counting down the minutes until the deadline and tweeting Ms. Lemley. However, our level of panick was nothing compared to Masao’s situation. While counting down, he was exercising in order to run fast and deliver the USB stick and it was just absolutely hilarious. When the uploading was done at last, Andy started checking if the video was the right one etc. and we were literally shouting and when Andy was done, Masao ran to the auditorium and we were all pretty much exhausted after the tight tension in the room.
When it was time for the video to be shown in front of the audience, we were nervous and worried about the quality of the video but in my opinion, it turned out very well considering the time we were given to complete it. After the video ended, we were asked to stand up and the teachers applauded and it felt very good to know that our work was appreciated. For the his keynote, Ken Shelton talked about why technology matters and the advantage of not knowing. If there are 100 choices and you pick a choice, there are 99 other options that you can learn from and explore. He tweeted, “Be Curious!! Ask questions, seek answers!! I call the whole theme of this keynote “Intellectual Curiosity” “. Rushton Hurley summed up the 2-day summit with a few inspirational quotes. “Continue to inspire and be inspired each day” “The only person you ever need to compare yourself with is the you who you were yesterday” I think the teachers enjoyed the Google Summit and it was a fantastic experience. Ms. Shigeta tweeted, “I have to say I LOVE #GOOGLE extensions & add-ons! Changing the way I learn, teach, collaborate, and communicate. Learned at #gafesummit”. Sarah Reynolds (Deputy Head at St. Michael’s International School) tweeted, “#gafesummit feeling empowered, innovative and inspired to drive teaching and learning forward using Google for Education” Finally, I would like to give a huge thank-you to Ms. Lemley for literally everything (letting me help out, being an awesome teacher etc.), Ms. Shigeta for being there when we were in the midst of panicking and supporting us, the teachers who inspired me to be a better learner and of course the members of the tech team (great teamwork guys! :D).
En general, yo creo que llevo una vida sana. Yo desayuno todos los días y nunca me salto una comida. Para desayunar, yo siempre bebo un zumo de verduras y frutas porque aportan vitamina C. Yo bebo leche y como yogur y productos lácteos también porque aportan nutrientes como el calcio, el potasio y vitamina D. Al comer pan, no pongo mucha mantequilla porque tiene mucho colesterol. Para la comida, yo como en el comedor escolar y Cezars Kitchen me aseguro que la comida es muy sana. Hay siempre una variedad de alimentos como hortalizas y carne. Para la cena, yo normalmente como arroz con la guarnición como pescado frito, hortalizas sofrito y cerdo o sopa de miso. Aunque a veces como un tentempié, no como muchos aperitivos. Me aseguro de tener quince minutos para desayunar porque no me gusta andar con prisas y comer rápido es poco sano.
Para relajarme, juego al tenis una vez a la semana. Hacer ejercicio es muy bueno para el cuerpo porque ayuda a mantener un peso saludable y refresca mi cerebro. El ejercicio diario reduce el estrés también. Tengo mucho deberes y tengo un horario muy ocupado todos los días y es muy estresante. Pienso que el descanso y el ejercicio, no sólo reduce el estrés, me da tiempo para pensar y mejorar mi memoria. Noto que también me hace feliz. Esto es porque el ejercicio produce endorfinas, que crean sentimientos de alegría y euforia. También cuando estás cansado de hacer ejercicio, te ayuda a dormir más rápido y más profundo.
En mi opinión, yo soy organizada porque planifico mi tiempo y me aseguro de mantener un equilibrio saludable entre el sueño y el tiempo para otras cosas como estudiar y salir con mis amigos. Con frecuencia yo arreglo mi dormitorio también. Yo creo que estudiar es una de las cosas más importantes. Por la tanto, tengo muchas maneras para estudiar mejor cuando me despierto temprano y duermo temprano. Asi, me espabilo y estoy lista para trabajar. Yo escucho la música para relajarme cuando estoy cansada y estoy alegre.
En general, yo creo que yo llevo una vida sana porque yo mantengo una dieta sana, hago ejercicio frecuentemente y organizo mi tiempo bueno.
For the staple foods project, I researched about where corn is consumed as a staple food, what kind of products are made from corn, the physical plant structure and the growing conditions of the plant. I also investigated further about science used during the production and harvesting of corn, and the effectiveness of science (how science and farming of the crop helps to feed the world etc.). Finally, I also discussed about interaction of science and the environmental factor.
Today was the Grade 6 Debut Concert and I had the privilige of accompanying a clarinet player (Clara) and two flute players (Jina & Jinbo) on the piano part. It was a great experience for me as playing in an ensemble is sometimes challenging as we have to adjust the tempo and play in unison. At some parts of the piece, counting carefully was necessary as the beat was not very straightforward. To be able to play the piece to our best ability, we talked about where the flutes should take a rest etc. and we changed a few notes so it would sound interesting and better than having the flutes play the same notes. For the effort and practice time I put in, I think i deserve 5.5 points. Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Vest for giving me the chance to play with the three talented musicians!
During the 1st semester of working as a tech leader, I participated in many events and activities including the new student tech orientation and the G4 Active Citizenship Fair. During the orientation, I was a little shy at first as it was the first time meeting them but as I became more used to them, I taught them how to access their school e-mail or help them deal with technical problems with their computer etc. and it felt good to help them as I was a new student as well a year ago. Also by talking to the fourth graders during the citizenship fair, I think their interest in service activities and the tech team grew and I hope we were able to inspire them to join the CA tech team when they are in middle school! I also helped out at the tech booth in the auditorium during MS Block and adjusted the lights and sound. I have had very interesting and exciting experiences so far and I cannot wait to continue my work from Semester 2! I would also like to thank Ms. Lemley for constantly helping us and organizing fun events!