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This math term, was not a great term for me. This year, my anxiety during school was getting a lot worse then it has in the past. Math is not hard for me and I grasp onto concepts and strategies easily once I am shown how to complete the steps. I complete all my homework and understand what we are doing in class. But the unit tests really do throw me off and everything I know runs away from me. I can easily show my knowledge through non-stressful things like Homework or projects. But as soon and its a test I am not able to solve the equations I would have no problem doing if it was not a test. Because our grades are based on our unit tests, and I do not deal well with tests my goal is going to try not to let my anxiety get in the way of me passing this class when I can understand what we are learning. If I can keep my anxiety levels down I would hope I can do better on my tests. It is a lot easier for me to show my understanding using ways that don’t stress me out, like a homework sheet, or a small quiz that we have a night to prepare for etc. I just hope when we come back we will have more options for people who are like me who can’t do tests and we at least have a chance of doing well in math 9.
Our group was searching online, and we found a few different recipes. We had a potato recipe, a classic chilli recipe, a steak recipe, and the last one we found was a ground beef and bacon one. It looked really fancy and had a lot of different ingredients. We ended up going with the ground beef and bacon recipe and it ended up really well. This recipe we chose had double the ingredients than the others, but we wanted a challenge.
Our group was a little stressed at first because there was so much food that we needed to get prepared and into the pot. We were all stressing and it was hard to find something to do because there was so much to do in just 1 block. We ended up all having different jobs to prepare and cook the food. For example, two of us would be cooking the meat so the ground beef and the bacon. The other two people would be preparing the vegetables and the spices that needed to go in after the bacon was cooked. When we all figured out what we had to do and got into the flow of things everything got a lot easier and we got into the flow of things. After that it was a lot of cleaning up, but we ended up getting it done just when the bell went.
The chilli was all combined together by the end of class and we transferred it to a dish that was then placed into the fridge. We realized that it wasn’t spicy at all and we needed more spice.
The next day when we needed to heat it up, we added siracha, some spices, some sauces and some lime juice. Those ingredients made the ingredients combine so much better and we got a lot more flavour then we had before. Now the chilli we made was spicier and tasted a lot better.
- Fettuccine Alfredo:
I am choosing to reflect on this lab because this lab was a really quick and easy recipe. It was a really good recipe to do at home and it was really good as well. I enjoyed making this lab because it was different to the other ones we did, and it was really tasty. This lab turned out really well, our noodles were soft, and the sauce was really creamy, and it all combined really well. During this lab our group was really efficient by having some of us make the sauce, some of us making the pasta and some of us doing dishes and getting cleaned up early while the cooking is still in progress. It is a lot easier to cook when you have the dishes being done earlier rather than later. This lab went really well from what I remember.
- Hassel back potatoes:
I am choosing this lab to reflect on because I really enjoyed making and eating the finished product. The potatoes were really good with all the seasonings on top because it gave it really good flavour. The potatoes were a pretty easy and good recipe. The finished product turned out pretty well. Our group worked really well together just like the other lab. We all had different jobs that contributed, and we got cleaned up and had time to eat. If I got to do this lab again, I would take more time cutting the potatoes and not rush as much and try to get the seasonings and butter right down in the middle of the potatoes. Otherwise this recipe was one I would use at home too.
Self-esteem is one of the most powerful tools young adults need to understand and have. Self-esteem is a tool that helps you overcome and believe in your self during obstacles you may face. You need that strength to listen to yourself and make good decisions to create an ideal lifestyle. That being said, we need to take a step back and think before making decisions, and acting on them immediately. Young adults or children seem to hold onto things and it may effect them later in life if it was a routine or a constant behaviour from a parent, teacher, friend etc. If a child has parents who fell into drugs or alcohol abuse, these young adults may fall into that as well. Parents influence kids, and kids will usually do the same poor decision making as you do. Parents who would abuse their children because they were intoxicated or they were angry, children pick up on it and it will mentally scar them. Children tend to feel unloved and not cared for and they don’t seem to care about these harmful things that our society has today. For example, many teens now “vape” without even thinking about the consequences or what vapes are made from. If you ask a teen, “what are in these vapes”, I can assure you they won’t be able to name or understand the chemicals in them. That is the result of not thinking about your actions and you could never know what may harm you. Young adults are also falling into alcohol and drug abuse and it may because they don’t feel like they need to care about their decisions. Parents may have not taught their children what is right and what is wrong, what is bad and what is good. Sometimes you have parents who may know what there children are doing but they may not care or bother to talk to them about it. People who fall into drug or alcohol abuse usually don’t have the guidance than many of us do. They may not have a place where they feel safe, or able to talk to a trusted adult. These are all ways that young adults may fall into these decisions and lifestyles.
Throughout this project, each of us had different jobs. I contributed by using my phone to film by carefully taking photos of each scene and sometimes moving the characters for the photos. Some of the clips were accidentally filmed upside down so I had to flip each one and edit some of the scenes. I also did some of the voiceovers for a few of the characters. I spent the past few nights trying to organize the video and sent it to the other members of my group.
- breakfast cookies-
I chose to reflect on this lab, because it was a really fun lab to make, and they were really good. I enjoyed this lab because it was really enjoyable to make and it was one of our first cooking assignments. The product turned out really well, we didn’t burn them, they were cooked through perfectly. We had everything laid out nicely will the timer, and how we were going to clean the unit etc. It was really nice, because our group worked really well together and we had a fun time making it. It was also good because, our group really cleaned up well and we washed fast and got it all done in time to relax after. We didn’t run into any issues but when we did we just solved them easily without argument. We would sometimes question each other on directions, but we would solve that easily or just ask the teacher for the correct answer. If I were to do this lab again, I would maybe take it a little slower and not stress about time as much. Because it was our 2nd lab we didn’t exactly know how to get everything done in a timely manner, but now we have learned how to get everything done and have time to relax. Now, when we have done most of the cooking, the dishwasher will start to dish wash and start to dry so, we get a head start in the cleaning process. It I much less stressful when you are not as worried about cleaning your unit in time to go to your next class. It was a learning process, to figure out how the class went and how we were suppose to clean in time etc. This lab was overall really fun to bake, and it was a recipe that I would do at home and make for a to go breakfast food.
2. toad in the hole-
I chose to reflect on this lab, because it was our first lab and we were all really excited to cook our first dish. I enjoyed this lab because we got to learn every step into cooking “toad in the hole” and learning while we cook. Our product didn’t turn out exactly well, because the pan we were using got hotter than it should have and made our bread a little burnt. We had a group of 4, and 2 out of 4 of ours were very burnt. We did all try the non-burnt ones and they were really good. Our group worked very well together and even when things got annoying when we were burning things we just laughed it off and continued trying to fix the issue instead of getting frustrated with each other. If we got a chance to to re-do this lab I would try not to burn the bread. I would make sure we were using a better pan and watching how hot it got and what was the correct temperature. Overall, this lab was really enjoyable to make.
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