Grade 5.1 2017-2018
Hello, there we are the sports group! In this blog post, we will discuss the Grade 5 exhibition which we and many other people are in. So in this post, you will learn all sorts of information about our exhibition and our 7-week journey.
The exhibition process was a really fun experience and a memorable one. The process was tough and we had to use our ATL's, the learner profile and our attitudes.
in the process, we came up with questions on our topic and we had to research the questions. We used a note taking format called a Cornell note where we had to list down the keywords and detailed notes and then make a summary of them. Once the Cornell notes were done we had to make at least one report for those notes. In that time period, we also thought about and took action in ISS. Finally, we came up with workshop ideas and created the workshop for the exhibition for many classes and people to come watch.
For the exhibition, we were put in groups by our interests. We (Eliott, Ayaka, & Ponnya) were all put into the sports group. Our passions are (Eliott) Surfing, Cycling, & Basketball (Ayaka) Tennis and (Ponnya) Basketball. Our goal was to promote fitness activities at ISS because we saw that some people weren't being active enough. We also saw people only eating and not burning the fat. So our action was to a fitness activity and for people do more sports. We did a little fitness activity at the assembly and in our workshop.
Our mentor is Mr. Inman who is our PE teacher and mentor who has the same experience and passions as us, he gave us ideas for what we can do like, workshop ideas, sports, what action to take, and advice that we would use. He was a great mentor to us and was really helpful to us and we couldn’t have made the exhibition process memorable without him.
Finally, the last step was our workshop, the one we’ve been most nervous for. For this step, we took countless days thinking and thinking about what we should do for our exhibition workshop. We first started off with a slide and a quiz for each slide with a final GoNoodle exercise. Later we changed it completely by having 3 stations, no slides, and an exercise workout at the end with and some discussions about action to take. We presented this workshop in front of various types of people and we thought that this was the hardest of all in the process.
“In the exhibition day, there was no better feeling than overcoming the exhibition. Lots of people loved our exhibition workshop and we were so happy to hear that. In the end, our exhibition was sub-par and we were so relieved in the end because all the hard work that we did paid off. It was a challenging process and we also got the chance to watch other groups workshops and get feedback which helped a lot in our exhibition. Our workshop and our research went well but our action didn’t go that well but in the end, we did end up doing well and that’s all that matters in the end. ” - Ponnya
“The exhibition was a hard and tiring. The hardest thing was presenting because it is hard to present when you are nervous. It was also the best thing because it helps me with overcoming my fear, stage fright. But I think that it was a good opportunity for us to learn about what we like to do.” - Eliott
“Before the workshop, I felt very nervous that I have to present to students, teachers and my parents and it was my first time that I have to present in front of people. But I think we did our best on the last presentation because we know that is the last presentation we were happy. I had a very good experience to have this exhibition workshop because if I were in Japan I would never have done this experience. “ - Ayaka