TOKTW 2019

Name of Host: Riza Cabatbat

Relationship to me: Mother

The Interview:

  1. What is your job Title? Health care assistance
  2. What is your job description? assisting residence ADL’s (Activity daily living)
  3. What are the duties/tasks you perform at your job? Providing care and safety of the residents privacy.
  4. What qualifications do you have for this job in the following areas:                                                               a) Training? How to use a proper transfer of the residents. Different types of lifts (sit/stand lift, full lift, ceiling lift)
    b) Education? training every month, in service depends on the facility policy 
    c) Experience? worked in a complex care for more then 10 years from now 
    d) Skills and Attributes? Hard working, patient, teamwork and loving your job
  5. What are some things you like about the job? If residence /family of the residence are praisng you for what you did and working with friendly employees
  6. What are some of the things that you dislike about this job? It’s heavy, a very busy job and very stressful
  7. How do you anticipate this job changing in the next 5 years or so? Better benefit and lighter responsibility
  8. Other question (s) : How would this job benefit/ help to become a registered nurse? It’s a baseline of becoming a nurse in the future, the first steps to becoming registered nurse because for college students wanting to be a doctor.  What do you find is the hardest part about being in your job? Assisting residence in the morning care because only 1 HCA assisting 8 residence by yourself.

Student Reflections:

  1. Give three reasons why you would like this job                                                                                                  a) Working area is a peaceful and friendly environment.
    b) This job is a big help for when I want to know what a nurse would kind of be like because my moms job is very similiar to being a nurse, helping, caring, and the reponsibilties/ rules
    c) you get paid a decent amount of money 
  2. Give three reasons why you would not like this job                                                                                                a) Heavy job which will for sure make my back and shoulder worse
    b) Very busy and stressful job, you always have to be quick , in a hurry and always running around
    c) repetitive movement, might end up hurting/ injure yourself 
  3. Is this job for you? why or why not?                                                                                                                        This job is not really for me I don’t like heavy jobs because if I can end up hurting myself it will effect my sports since I won’t be playing for a while and I enjoy being active.
  4. Explain the value of the TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about your post secondary ( after high school) plans (education?, training?, travel?, work?).                                                                         This day helped me know what a nurse would be like because there are alot similarties of my mom’s job and a nurse would be. I also found out more of what kind of job my mom has and does. It’s not an official plan for my future because I can change it, after high school I was thinking I’m probably going to have a part time job (I don’t kow what job yet). I won’t take a gap year because I know that if I do I will become lazy to go back to school and will probably just stick with job thats not as a good paying job like a nurse or doctor. During Breaks or school I will go training for being a registered nurse and observe facilities, hospital etc. with specific jobs people have like how I observed my moms job for take your kid to work day.

sit/stand lift
full lift
Blood pressure machine
ceiling lift



Victorian Era vs. Today




Writing prompt #1: Very materialistic and spent money on clothes, accessories, fine furnishings

My group and I categorized it under continuity because it hasn’t changed at all, it’s still the same as today, we still use money to spend on clothes and accessories and also furnish homes to improve our quality of life. It’s the same as Victorian Era as well. For clothes Majority of people care about materialistics like nice and expensive things so that they can show off how rich or how much nice things they have or just to make them feel better about themselves and rich, people did that back then and still do to this day. For people back then in the Victorian Era they spent money on materialistics to show what kind of social staus and life style they have and people do it on this current day. In conclusion we can see that spending money on materialistic, clothes, accessories and fine furnish has continued and it’s very reasonable that it’s put in the continuity column.

Writing prompt #2: clothing was very formal: women wore long dresses and aprons; men wore hats suits, ties

For change I decided to choose clothing. The slip of paper said that in the Victorian Era clothing was very formal and women wore long dresses while men wore hats, suits, and ties. Most people now wear formal clothing depending on the occasion, event, or job they have but at school or at home, people wear more informal/casual clothing. We can immediatly say clothing style/trend has changed a lot comparing back then to now.  Popular clothing for both men and women include things like jeans, leggings, t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, hoodies etc. Specifically for women, some dresses and skirts are worn but are alot shorter and less informal compared to the Victorian Era. For men, some suits and ties are worn but not everyday only if needed. Dressier/formal outfits would be dependent on the what event, occasion or work you have, but usually not everyone wears formal clothing everyday on a normal day basis.


Plant Experiment Project

 A. Question, research, hypothesis 

Question: Does caffeine affect plant growth?

Hypothesis: My educated guess would be using caffeine will make the process of the seeds grow faster/ better in soil than just using tap water to water it.

My explanation as to why using caffeine will make the process of a plant growth faster/better in soil than just using water is because caffeine has a lot of ingrediencies in it such as potassium, phosphorus, vitamins and fertilizers that a plant needs help to grow. Water is just H2O , Fertilizers on the other hand are made from high nitrogen to increase a faster and healthier of a plant’s growth. Another explanation is we looked up images of plants watered with water and watered with coffee. My partner and I saw that it seemed like watering it with coffee looked alot better and healthier and the growth of the mung bean seed grew alot bigger than watering the seed with just water. So that is why my hypothesis is using caffiene will make the process of the seeds grow faster/better.

Research questions: 

What are effects on using caffeine for plant growth?

Positive effects:

– Using caffeine can make the procedure of photosynthesis of plants faster

– It can make plants look a lot prettier and healthier

– Clean the garden that has full of pests; coffee ground reduces the number of pests in a plant

– Caffeine has potassium and phosphorus which can also be key ingredients in coffee that help plants grow.

Negative effects:

– Coffee can either help or hurt your garden, depending on how much you use.

– It can turn a plant yellow if theirs too much acidic in the soil

– Most plants don’t like acidic substance in their soil so it’s best not to put it in their soil to prevent it from dying

What are the benefits of using coffee to grow plants?

– Coffee beans contain a lot of calcium, sugar, copper, magnesium, carbohydrates, and other vitamins inside.

– Coffee beans contains nitrogen which is the function of sunlight being changed into energy.

– Potassium; moisturizes plants through photosynthesis

– Phosphorus; helps energy enter through the roots and cells of a plant which is essential for fertilizer.

– waste of caffeine = fertilizer; prevents pests on plants to grow faster and better


B. Plan

Investigation Plan: 

  1. Buy the Mung beans seeds
  2. Soak Mung beans in water for 12 hours
  3. Fill the container with dirt
  4. Put seeds in dirt
  5. Water seeds with Coffee, and one with water every week
  6. Record Data


– 2 big Plastic containers

– Mung bean seeds

– Coffee grounds

– Tap water

Recording Equipment:

– Phone

-Pencil & Paper


Safety concerns or risks

The risk with watering a plant with caffeine is it will die if the soil is too acidic. It turns yellow if there is too much acidic in the soil. So, it’s better to not water plants that do not like acidic soil in it at all. Another risk is if we are not careful with the amount of caffeine we put in the soil the mung beans that are being watered by coffee might die. Other than the plants being at risk, nothing else seems to be at risk.

Address ethical, cultural and/or environmental issues. Consider First Peoples perspectives and knowledge gained from other subject areas.

The ethical and environmental issues my partner and I have discussed is maybe in the future our water won’t be fresh anymore, and when that happens, we could use another liquid alternative. At first were thinking to use greywater before coffee, but another group decided to do it so then we had to think of another water substitute. When we were on the process of researching new experiments related to plants we found out, watering plants with coffee and that it can benefit the plant if it’s used well and not too much coffee is being added to the soil.  If coffee can benefit our plants more, then it could be a very good substitute for water and plant growth. Coffee can be an environmental issue because it’s harming the environment especially living creatures such as animals. The coffee we don’t finish drinking and we just throw it away down the sink or we can’t consume all the coffee we drink. The excess coffee somehow is making its way into rural streams through urine which is really bad for animals because it can make them sick.

C. Data

These Charts shows the amount of growth of the seed throughtout the 15 days the seeds have been watered with water and coffee. The blue chart indicates water and the orange chart indicates coffee.The x-axis is the day numbers and the y-axis is the cm it has grown.