Hello everyone reading! So as you may know, our class took a 13 day trip to compete in STN. It was a totally new and exciting experience. So today I'll be sharing a reflection of this year's trip to Nashville and Boston.
To start this all off, I'm going to be talking about the fun parts. The exciting and thrilling experiences that I had the opportunity to have. First, SNOW! The idea of sledding and playing in the snow was just so incredible to me, the 5 year old in me was coming out. As soon as we stepped foot on the ice all I wanted to do was roll around in it. Of course, I soon got tired of it. I guess you can say I'm not really a snow person. Another cool thing about the trip was exploring and learning new things. From line dancing in Nashville to learning how to speak like a true Bostonian, we did a lot of new things. I would have never thought that I would even get to do that in my whole life, let alone at this age. Taking home a few awards was a nice cherry on top of the sundae, too.
Now that we've talked about the highlights, I should even it out and mention some of the low points of our trip. Number one, we didn't get to go to Concord Middle School. We weren't able to drive to the school due to the snow. It's a bit of a shame since it was a goal of ours to meet the students and teacher there. BUT, it wasn't all bad. The snow might have caused the cancelled plans, but it also gave us the opportunity to play! YES! Now moving on to number two, the excellence awards. Don't get me wrong, the excellence awards was a great experience, it's just a bit disappointing to see that we didn't win. Our class worked very hard on it. I mean, we can't always get what we want, so I understand. Next is number three, STN hurdles. Going into a contest you should know that there will be a lot of ups and downs. For us, there was a few obstacles. Luckily, it didn't get in the way. We stuck through it and turned in all our entries on time.
Okay, so now that all of this good and bad stuff has happened, what do I make of this? What did I learn? Well, I learned a lot. The competition really told me to work harder and concentrate. It told me to give it my all and my best because that way, my team can place. The awards ceremonies taught me that you can't always win, but when you do you shouldn't be boastful. Rooming with others prepared me for when I get older. Maybe one day I'll share a dorm with others in college, then I'll remember doing the same thing in 7th grade. Visiting Harvard taught me that I better start preparing for college soon (Man, time really flies). Lastly, going on a trip with 12 kids, 4 chaperones, and 1 teacher taught me that this class was a family. They were there, making sure I was safe, that I understand what's happening, and that I'm having fun.
In conclusion, the 2018 STN trip was incredible. We went to different places, experienced new things, and ATE AT CRACKER BARREL (Wow, the real highlight of it all). Thanks for reading and BYE!
Hey everyone! It's a new quarter and I have new goals. There's a lot of things I can improve on for this quarter that I didn't do well on last quarter, so I want to try my best to achieve those goals and get better.
My first goal is to turn in things on time. I haven't really been turning my projects and radios on time, turning them before the deadline is something I have a hard time on so I want to be better at that. I'll try not procrastinate when the time comes that I have to work on my project or radios. I'll even set times and dates for myself to work on it. Hopefully, I stop turning things in late.
Another goal I will try to achieve is improving communication. It's hard not to ignore other people's ideas because you only want it your way, but it's important to listen to your teammates' ideas. It's also important that we understand each other because we would work together more efficiently. So, this quarter I'm going to try to listen and explain better.
Lastly, one goal I will try to accomplish this quarter is to be more independent. Throughout the past two quarters I have been working with groups and had to share the work and responsibility. But now that it's the third quarter, we were all assigned to make a PSA by ourselves. Since it's my first time working on a project myself for this year of media, I want to be more independent. I'll stop relying on my partners so much and start taking full responsibility for my actions and my work.
In conclusion, there are a lot, and I mean A LOT of things I can improve on this quarter. I'll try my best to accomplish these goals and hopefully become a better media student.
Hey there my Eggo Waffles! I can't believe the holidays are already right around the corner! The year has been going by so fast, and Thanksgiving is literally this week, so you know what that means! This week's blog topic is about what we are thankful for and why. I'm thankful for a lot of things, but I will only be sharing three things. Anyway, let's get right blog!
First, I am thankful for my family and friends. Super cliche, but I think that you can never be too thankful for them. They're awesome! My family loves me and helps provide our basic necessities like food. They also can be very patient and loving even when I am a hot mess. Same to my friends, they love me and always have my back.
I am also thankful for good health. I am very fortunate that I was born the way I am, all my legs and arms and a normal heartbeat. There are kids that were born with disabilities and health disorders, so I'm very grateful to be here and healthy.
Last but not least, I am thankful for good education. A lot of kids my age don't get to go to school. I am very privileged to be able to go to school and have a good future. I don't have to worry about saving up for college. I don't have to worry about getting a good job. The opportunity to be in school can be taken for granted.
Anyway, there are so many things to be thankful for! I am thankful for family and friends, good health, and a good education. See you next blog! BUH-BYE!!!!!!
Hi there random reader! We have received another blog topic entitled "How's this year going for ya?". So for this week's blog, I'm going to be writing about how this year has been for me. Anyway, let us get right into the blog!
Okay, so this year has been pretty good. I haven't died yet, so that's nice. Though, I have been undergoing a lot of the stress and workload at the beginning of the year, but I really have been getting better at handling it. I really don't think that the stress comes from the workload and how hard the work is, I find that it just comes from your attitude. So I think that the media work is not that bad if you don't think about how bad it is.
Now, as far as having a small class goes, I think it's sort of unfortunate. It would have been nice to have more people in our class, we wouldn't have to eliminate STN teams or move around people so much. I also prefer a bigger class because it makes activities and working more fun and cheerful, it seems kind of empty with a smaller class.
Speaking about having a smaller class, we can also use it to our advantage. Maybe having a smaller class can make communicating with each other a lot easier, with less chaos and all. We should all try to listen to each other more, considering other people's opinions or suggestions, it would make working way more effective. This would make morning announcements a breeze, and working with partners less stressful.
To sum things up, this year hasn't been so bad. It definitely wasn't a walk in the park, but it nothing too crazy. There are definitely things we can do better at, like communicating, and maybe trying to get used to each other. I'm really excited for how much punches media might give, but I'll be sure to punch back. So yeah, thanks for reading and be sure to come back for the next blog, bye bye!
Hey there, ladies and gentlemen. This week's blog topic is on our "new" goals for the "new" quarter and since I am a "new"bie I had a lot of mess-ups during the first quarter, but that just means that I have a lot of things to improve upon during my second quarter. So today I am going to talk about the one thing I can be better at and how I'm going to do that, and that goal is not to forget things.
One thing I can do to help reach my goal is to write things down. This is probably the most obvious thing in the world, but in order to remember to write things down, I better write "write things down" on a notepad because my memory is equivalent to Dory from Finding Nemo. If I wrote things down more often I would get use to keeping track of a lot of things, and eventually I wouldn't need to write things down because I am so used to seeing the words and locking them up in my brain so that it won't escape.
In addition, I can repeat it in my head when I hear it, if I repeat it then I would remember it, as simple as that. This kind of goes along with "writing stuff down" method but it still helps me remember things.
Finally, the last thing I can do to accomplish my goal is to ask people what I was supposed to do. I try to avoid this as much as possible, but if I am at the last resort and I can't think of what I need to remember, all I need to do is ask another student or teammate. Maybe I could finally learn my lesson after I bug someone with my early alzheimer's.
To sum things up, I can do a lot of things just to accomplish one goal so that I can get better. Or, I guess, in a shorter note "Good to Great", am I right?
Hey y'all! It's me, Janine! We were assigned another topic entitled, "Toughest Challenge?", in which I give my honest opinion on the workload for the first quarter of my first year in media!
First of all, I would like to address what was the hardest obstacle or challenge I had to deal with, and for me, I think that might be never being done. What I mean by that is that there is always something to be done. I guess that is a good thing, you're always occupied. Though, let me give an example of the bad side of this concept: You're done with a project, but then you realize you need to work on that other project. Once you're done with that project, you are given a blog topic, a PSA to work on, and a you have to write your scripts for the morning announcements. IT NEVER ENDS! Sometimes, I feel like I can't take a break from media, especially when you're trying to juggle all your other classes and home life. So, staying on top of everything is a bit of a struggle. But I'm sure I'll definitely get used to it.
Anyway, the workload, in my opinion, is not that bad. Sure, it could be stressful...actually it could be really stressful at times. Though, I'm sure that is what's expected in media. The deadlines are reasonable, we are given plenty of time to do things. Everything seems to be good. But since I'm a first year student, or "newbie" it gives a bit of an extra challenge. I'm lucky that I have good teammates and classmates that always help me out.
Lastly, about how this year compares to the past years, I can't say much about. So, instead I would say, from what I heard from other people, I think that this year is a both harder and easier. I would say this because, I mean come on, we have a really small class. 13 people, guys! 13 peeps! That means that we have different advantages and disadvantages. One thing is that since we have only 4 newbies, the newbies have more work this year than the newbies from last year. We participate in our group projects more compared to last year's newbies which equals more work. On the other hand, since we have such a small class things are more smoothly operated and Mr. M commented that it would be a breeze when we travel.
In conclusion, the first quarter was an interesting first glance at what the school year would be like. I can tell that the year is going to be WORK WORK WORK, but I know I can overcome all the challenges, stress, and obstacles in my way. :)
It's a new school year! And, now that I'm in media, I have a bunch of opportunities to learn, accomplish, and grow. So here's a few goals I want to achieve this school year.
First, I really want to get used to the work overload that is media. I tend to be distracted easily, then I procrastinate, then it's like 9:00 p.m. and I'm rushing and dying on the inside. So, attending media would mean I would learn how to get things done efficiently, and learning how to be seriously hard-core 100% responsible.
Another thing I want to learn this school year is to be prompt. If you met me, you've probably realized that I'm constantly running late to EVERYTHING. Church, school, eye doctor appointment, your aunt's cousin's nephew's god-brother's step sister's birthday party, you name it, I've been late to it. Since we have to be at school by 7:15 a.m. to get ready for morning announcements, I acknowledged that I need to start showing up early or on time. After all, if you're early you're on time, if you're on time you're late, and if you're late you're dead. (Ms. Tochiki taught me that)
Lastly, I want to explore the world of media in a whole new light. I want to use it as an outlet to get things out there. To spread good things, good news, and good stories about good people. I want to have a say, even if I might only be 12 years old. You're never to young to be a leader. So being in media, means learning media, and that's what I'm going to do.
Overall, whether it's being more responsible, more prompt, or expanding your horizons, I have lot to learn in my first year of advanced media.