I loved this year in Computers. I had a lot of fun with the projects. I didn't have such a hard time, because I had computers all through elementary school. I really liked all the fun projects and I liked how we got exposed to current technologies. First of all, I really liked how the class was taught. The timing was well-structured, and we had a pretty good amount of time for each project. In fact, we had abundant time. I didn't like how we worked with Armstrong's class on the Google History Trip Summary thing. They hardly did any work. I asked several groups in our class and they agreed.
I especially liked working with Publisher, that was really cool.I really appreciate Mr. Kimbley's hard work to keep this class up-and-running, most kids would probably be failing without his generosity. I liked how the drop box thing was setup, but I think the student folders should be setup in a Google Doc folder, that way, it could be accessed from anywhere. I think more work should be done in Google Docs, because kids who have internet access can work at home, and in school.
I really enjoyed being able to work with my class mates during class, it gives everyone a sense of security, I think. Also, when I was out sick, I would get on the computer at home during the time we would be at computers, and be on the GOogle Docs, so I could talk and work with my group. Also, if I was absent, I could just go online the day I was absent, and see what we did in computers, then, I could usually just finish up whatever I needed to. I really liked this year's computers curriculum and lesson plans. ALthough, the infographic thing could use more time.
I also didn't like how some kids in groups did all the work, within our class. I thought that was unfair. Anyways, over all, this was the best computer education I could have recieved as a Middle Schooler. Thank you Mr. Kimbley.
I think I am going to have an awesome summer. I am currently in rehearsal for Calamity Jane. I am doing the actual show, and I am really excited. Yesterday was my first rehearsal. I have rehearsal tomorrow and Friday. I think it is going to be very fun. I am just the ensemble, so I don't have to do much. I went into the prop room with some of my friends from juniors, and we stayed in there until it was our time to go out. I hope that not all the rehearsals are like that. As you may know, Louise Mandrell is going to be playing Calamity Jane. She wasn't there yesterday, but I have a feeling she was already taught the dances. My friends Mariah was there, so that helped ease the nervousness.
Also, over the summer, I will be doing swim/water polo, tennis, dance classes, and probably summer school, to get ahead for next year. I am really excited about my summer. although I can't really do much, I will be having fun at the shows, (even though they go late), and I will be having fun swimming and dancing with my friends.
Some of the kids who I know that are in Calamity Jane are, Chris, Sal, and Mariah. Also, my best friend's mom is in it. She is really nice, and was helping me with the dance.
We have a very skeptical predicament. I think we have a problem, and I don't think it can be solved. Today in period 3, it' period 4 now, we had a horrible awakening. Mrs. Poole made a deadline for our zoo projects! A DEADLINE!!! How could she? I didn't want to take any attitude up with her, but I knew that something was up, I was about to raise my hand and ask why, and she said, "I looked at someone's report so far, and there is barely 3 words!" So this is all one person's screw up? This all leads up to Teen Tip #2...NEVER get behind. Some of us are thinkers, well, that's what some people like to call it, at least. Actually, we are procrastinators, we just think and think and think, and think until the night before the deadline.
I used to be a...thinker....I would sit around infront of the TV and "think" about my "project" I found out that that is useless. Procrastination has a best friend, it's name is LAZY. You might be lazy, but your teacher could care less that you are sore from soccer, dance, or swim. I hate to break it to ya, but life is a butt, life doesn't like the way you can get away with anything, so it makes rules, so listen to these tips, because these teen tips are a good way to evade breaking those rules.
SO you know when you get home and your parent asks you what you did at school? Usually the answer is "Not, Much, just some dumb math and some sciencey stuff. Next time your mom or dad asks you what you did at school make sure and say, "Well my teacher set a deadline for our projects, and I am glad, because it is making me extra motivated!!!" That sounds more...positive...right? Don't be sad, be glad, you just got a good tip, from a good experience. Good luck out there!!!