French project reflection

I felt happy once this project was completed because I had worked hard together with my partner to complete all the components with detail. I enjoyed using all the components we had used during the past unit in this project I felt proud that I had been able to remember and use these talents successfully in a paragraph. This project helped me show what I have learned so far in French 11.

Patrick Marleau is back with The Sharks


The NHL San Jose Sharks team is my favourite sports team. I follow their progress relatively closely and was devastated when we lost to the St. Louis Blues last year. This year’s start was also disappointing and the loss of our mighty captain, Joe Pavelski, was a tragedy. Signing Eric Karlsson was another terrible decision from our general manager because he is greatly overrated, does not fit with the team and Brent Burns, and had a bad start to The Sharks last year. I was hoping that we would sign another goalie as well because our current goalie, Martin Jones, is good but inconsistently. One thing that has been a positive, however, was the signing of our old captain, who shouldn’t have been traded in the first place, Patrick Marleau. When I found this article on his 1500th game with The Sharks I was eager to here more. The author does a really great job presenting stats, videos, and photos while clearly portraying Marleau’s time on the Maple Leafs, why we got him back, and why we lost him in the first place. I also enjoy the use of quotes from old Maple Leaf teammates, old and new Shark teammates, and Marleau himself in order to understand how they feel about all of this. This article helps demonstrate how complicated moving from one place to another can be. It depicts the effect it has on you and the people around you and it represents the growth and experiences you gain.

Blog Log: Werewolf Syndrome Article Reflection



I was attracted to this article because it was something that was new to me and as I read I learned that the topic was focusing on something extremely rare, this peculiarity sparked my interest. I enjoyed how the author of the article gives a multitude of facts concerning the illness as well as the specific case focused on in the article. This article on werewolf syndrome reveals how mythical fantasies could have been derived from real events that were misunderstood in the past and have been exaggerated into obscure folk tales. The article also indicates the unseen hurtles that result from such a condition such as hair getting into your mouth while you eat and hair irritating your eyes. This helps show that there are problems that one wouldn’t think about for every abnormal condition such as not being able to reach items because your size is halved from sitting in a wheelchair or being largely disabled in the dark when you are deaf.

Toilet paper role througher outer machine





Step A

audio sent from iPad plays through speaker in which the sound moves the ball off of the speaker

Energy transformation: electrical to radiant to electrical to sound to mechanical

Step B

ball rolls down the monopoly board from off of the speaker and onto the chair

Step C

Funnel catches the ball and directs it onto lever below

Step D

ball falls out of funnel and onto the lever which releases the elastics that shoot the car forward down the track

Energy transformation: gravitational to elastic to mechanical

Step E

car hits domino chain that extends until the chopstic

Step F

domino hits chopstic which moves it of the track releasing the ball. That ball moves down the track hitting a chopstic realeasing another ball which then releases another ball

Energy transformation: gravitational to mechanical

Step G

ball roles into pillar knocking down another chopstick releasing another ball that roles down into more dominos which knock a deck of cards onto a lever

Energy transformation: gravitational to mechanical

Step H

deck of cards lands on lever which lifts up tape measure releasing it and forceing the end of it to role back into the toilet paper role

Energy transformation: elastic to mechanical

Step I

toilet paper role knocked into garbage by tape measure




Core competencies


I can develop a body of creative work over time in an area of interest or passion

This project definitely sparked my interest and was cool to work on (at the start) and this interest helped me with my creativeness as I was able to come up with ideas with enthusiasm. My passion (at the start) helped me become more creative because I wanted to put extra effort and time into my ideas. The time part was annoying though after 3 hours of building this thing and then an hour of running it until it works it definitely taught us patience and forcing yourself to run your mind on the same task over an extended period of time.


i can take risks and realize that I may not be successful

our project worked on its 53? Try and that’s not counting the testing we had to go through while setting it up. The whole process of the Rube Goldberg machine is trial and error. Every part we set up needed to be run through separately approximately 25 times to make it work correctly and always had to be largely criticized and motified to make it work or discarded and replaced altogether. We got truly accustomed to the fact that it probably wouldn’t work but we still had the hope that it would (because it had to). Although that we knew that it probably wasn’t going to work we set the machine up with maximum precision each time because we knew that it would have to be if it were going to work as soon as possible.


In discussion and collaboration, I acknowledge different perspectives, and look for commonalities

I had to work with my partner with complete trust working on different ideas at the same time and setting up different parts and working with the same mindset on different sections as all of are parts had to fit together simultaneously. We gave each other ideas on what we could use for certain aspects and on what aspects we could use certain things. We had to communicate amongst us to be sure that we each knew what each part was needed for how it worked and what we were thinking as the next step. Often we would have to discard our ideas or adapt them in order to work more cleanly together and come out with a greater outcome.

Science Inquiry









What questions did I need to research in order to research my topic?

– does the universe have an edge?

– what’s beyond the universe?

– is the universe infinite?

– why is the universe flat?

What tools did I use in this project?

– powerpoint

– finding all the information and then placing it into my project (in the past I put my information in my project as I found it but I think this worked better)

What was the process I used to investigate the topic?

attain lots of information and then simple it down into an easier (its space not going to be easy) to understand presentation.

How did I verify and cite the information you found?

– looked at multiple sites to make sure there wasn’t something off about certain ones

– I made sure it looked like a reliable resource

How did the process go?


could you have done better?

“there’s always a bigger fish” Qui Gon Jinn

But I am happy with my results

Core competent Canadians

Before we did this activity I was aware of the different attributes of the competencies from different reflections we have had to do in other classes. During this activity I have learned a bit more about some our famous Canadians and the Competencies they reflect. It was hard to place persons in specific spots as many of them had multiple competencies that stood out and this is one of the things that makes them so famous. Having information on the competencies can help me focus on the competencies that I don’t have so that I can attain multiple competencies to help me find success.