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Exhibition Reflection by Dianne ♥

May 10, 2010

What did you feel went really well for you during your Exhibition?

My group and I had many interesting ideas, so when we put our ideas together it came out really well. Also when we were presenting, my group and I was quite confident than usual so then our presentation came out quite well.

What difficulties did you have and how did you deal with them?

The difficulties I had to deal with sometimes were that my group was not helping me and they were playing with their things so I had to work by my selves. I deal with them by I just told them that can you please help me , but sometimes they just don’t and sometimes they just said sorry and then they would help.

What have you learned about yourself?

I had learned that I could really do what I planned to do because before exhibition I thought that exhibition was really hard and I wouldn’t finish my presentation on time.

What ‘big ideas did you take away from the Exhibition?

The big idea I took from exhibition was that there is more interesting ways to present than just presenting with a power point or a poster. Another idea I took from exhibition was that we should choose the person we work well with and not choose a person because they’re your best friend. I thought this idea was the big one because if you choose the person who you don’t work well with, then maybe you would be playing around all the time and you would not finish your work.

How will you continue to move forward with your learning – what will you do to live with the future in mind?

I would try not to forget what I learned on exhibition and I would try to help endangered animals as much as I can. To move forward with what I’m learning I would try to convince people about my ideas so that people would start helping.

What have you learned about group work?

I had learned that sometimes you might find the right person to work with and also sometimes you might not find the right person to work with. But if you didn’t find the right person to work with, you should get along with that and put your best effort on your work.

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Exhibition 2- Dianne♥

April 22, 2010
  • The progress you have made in developing your presentation

My group and I have nearly finished our presentation. For our presentation, we were thinking of making a sculpture. On these few days we had stack up 4 A4 boxes together and cover them with white A3 and A4 paper. Then we had wrapped the 4 boxes up again with green paper. We had also made some collages of people, cities, cars, pollution, animals, farmland and houses. After we made the collages, we printed them out and stick them on the boxes.

  • What you have achieved so far

My group and I had achieved in making the sculpture, wrapping the sculpture up, cutting the animals and sticking the animals on the sculpture. We had also achieved in writing down the information about 10 endangered animals.

  • Who was helped you and how (if anyone)

Ms. Kate was teaching us and also helping us how to wrap up the boxes. Mr. Chris was giving ideas about how we could make the presentation look like. Ms. Dawn was giving us the idea of using the A4 box to build the sculpture.

  • Things that have caused you difficulty (if any)

We had difficulties in wrapping the boxes because first we don’t know how to wrap them until Ms.Kate came to help us. We also had difficulties in fitting the pictures on the boxes because we need to see how much paper we have to print out for each one and also sometimes we need to cut the pictures in half because it doesn’t fit the box.

  • What your plans are for the next few days – show a timeline of how you expect to get the job done

Friday- Practice what we are going to say when we present.

Monday- See where we should stand and how we should put the sculpture.

Tuesday- Practice what we should say.

Wednesday- Practice what we should say.

Thursday- Try practicing to Mr. Chris or other groups and gets their feedback. We also need to put up the animals information on to the string and connect the string to the boxes.

Friday- Done and is ready for presenting on Monday.

  • Any problems or issues you need help with.

I don’t think my group and I have any problems or issues because I think we could work well together.

Exhibition-Dianne♥

April 20, 2010
  • The most important 5 things you have found out through your inquiry.
  1. I found out that people population is growing and then we are taking the animals space, so soon the animals could all be gone because they have not got enough space.
  2. People are eating the animals or sometimes people take the animal’s body part and sell it and they could get a lot of money for selling them.
  3. I also found out that if there is only one animal gone from the food chain the others would also get affected too.
  4. I found out that people are using so much resources and it’s affecting the animals.
  5. I found out that animals that are extremely endangered are kept in zoos for protection but the zoos don’t have the resources needed to save all of them.
  • The most important thing you would like people who visit your Exhibition presentation, to come away understanding.

I want people to know that we should help the animals because we are causing trouble for the world and also ourselves too. I also want people to know that if we don’t stop this problem it’s also like we are killing ourselves because without animals we are going to die.

  • What is your presentation going to be – what it will be/look like/be presented

We are going to make 3 sculpture of how people are over populating and pushing the animals down. Between the 3 sculptures we were thinking of hanging a string and hang the animals on it and behind the animals are some information.

  • What resources you will need to develop your presentation – make a list
  1. Boxes
  2. Paper
  3. Glue
  4. String
  5. Scissors
  6. Laptop
  7. Tape
  • Who can help you with your presentation – is there an expert or Compass Guide who can help you

I think Ms. Caroline because we need mostly art materials and Ms. Caroline has many art materials. Another reason why I think she could help me with the presentation is because she could give us some advice about how to make the 3D box and also some other advices.

  • What your plans are for starting/continuing your presentation

My group and I planned to start bringing in things and we’re starting to make our presentation.

Exhibiton1- Dianne ♥

April 5, 2010
  • What did I achieve today?

Today my group and I achieved in finding a specific animal or a specific thing about our topic so that our topic would be smaller and easier to find information. My group also achieved in finding a website where there is names of animals that are endangered. On that website we found out about an animal called Bumblebee bat. Today I also answered my question by the guest speaker.

  • What are some new things I learned today?

Today I learned about a type of endangered animals called Bumblebee bat. It lives in Thailand. Today I also learned more about how the loss of animals affects the ecosystem. I learned this by a guest speaker; he was the compass expert on nature.

  • List several sources? Comment by each:
  1. Noodle bib
  2. Internet
  3. Netvibes
  4. Webmail
  5. Interview

How did I find them?

My group and I were thinking about a way to find information and we thought about the Netvibes and the Internet. For the interview Mr. Chris has tell us that there is a compass expert about nature in there so we were interested in interviewing him.

In what ways did they change what I was thinking or what I knew about the topic?

Some of the ideas I thought was different to the ideas of people I had interviewed so sometimes it did change my thought but sometimes it doesn’t change what I was thinking. Sometimes it had changed my thinking by when the people I interviewed say things that was opposite to my thinking then I’ll go to research about it and I will find what the real answer was.

  • What are some new questions I have now about what you learned today? (there is always  something)

The question I have is why do the Bumblebee bats have this name?

  • What is my plan for the next few days?

I think the plan for our next few days is thinking of a specific topic about our topic. So then we could find more information about it.

Dianne ♥

Exhibition3- Dianne ♥

April 1, 2010
  • What did I achieve today?

Today my group and I achieved in answering some of the questions. We split the questions up so each of us has 2 questions and one of us have 1 question to answer. Today I answered the question ‘How does the loss of animals affect the ecosystem’, but I still have one more question to answer which is‘Does using less resources help save the endangered animals’. For the second question, I can’t find the answer so I was thinking of interviewing a compass expert on nature.

  • What are some new things I learned today?

Today I learned how the loss of animals could affect the ecosystem. The loss of animals could affect the ecosystem by, when people are cutting down trees which is called deforest, animals could die because they don’t have shelter or food. They don’t have shelter and food because they get shelter and food from the trees and plants. So if there are no trees or plant the animals are going to die. Then when there is no plants or trees there will be no CO2 so people could also die.

  • List several sources? Comment by each:
  1. Books
  2. Email
  3. Noodle Bib

How did I find them?

I found Noodle bib by Ms.Sue. She was teaching us about this website that we could use it to store our sources. For books, my group hasn’t found much information on the internet, so we thought that going down to the library to find books about our topic is easier and it’s faster to get information. For email, today Mr. Chris had email us a website that we could use for finding our information.

In what ways did they change what I was thinking or what I knew about the topic?

When I was looking through books I found some information, and it changed my thinking from what I thought I knew. It changed my thinking because first I thought that what I knew was already correct but when I found this information it made me changed my thinking.

  • What are some new questions I have now about what you learned today? (there is always  something)

My question is, would using fewer resources help save the endangered species?

  • What is my plan for the next few days?

My group plan for the next few days is too gather the answer we have answered. I think these few days, me and Georgia have to work really hard because Emma is going away for the whole week so we have to work really hard.

Exhibition 2- Dianne

March 31, 2010
  • What did I achieve today?

Today my group and I achieved in writing all the questions down and separating it into the 4 sections. We also pick out the 5 main questions and wrote it into the ‘we will inquire sheet’. We also wrote our 5 main questions into the primary resources and the secondary resources sheet. Today my group and I also had a guest speaker about endangered species, and I wrote down some notes.  My group also achieved in going down to the library and finding books about endangered animals to gather information together. We got many books and we are now trying to write our notes down to answer our 5 main questions.

  • What are some new things I learned today?

Today I learned many new things from the guest speaker, Mrs. Sandra. I learned that trading animals cost really expensive and also China is the country that kills the most animals. China kills the most animals because they think that it will make their body get healthier and also some animals are a type of medicine. I learned some new animals that are endangered too. I also learned that when people are travelling to take the animals to another country to sell them, they use many ways to hide the animals but mostly they get caught.

  • List several sources? Comment by each:
  1. Books
  2. Interview
  3. Internet/Netvibes

How did I find them?

For interview, Georgia is in my group and she said that her mum also knows about endangered species so then Mr. Chris invited her here. For books and internet teachers told us it was a good way to find information.

In what ways did they change what I was thinking or what I knew about the topic?

It change my thinking by first I thought that trading animals is really cheap but then I just knew that trading animals are really expensive.

  • What are some new questions I have now about what you learned today? (there is always  something)

My question is, how could we educate people about endangered species?

  • What is my plan for the next few days?

For the next few days I think that my group would gather a lot of information and then we might answer some questions.

Exhibition 1- Dianne

March 29, 2010

What did I achieve today?

Today my group and I achieved in making a PowerPoint to present on Tuesday. It was not really hard because I just copy the key words about what the teachers thought about endangered animals and write it down on my PowerPoint. My friends and I also wrote down what we thought. We also wrote a script about what we should say when we are presenting.

What are some new things I learned today?

Today I learned that frogs are endangered animals. I also learned some new animals I never heard of before like, Javan Rhino. I also learned more ways to help endangered animals by my survey I sent to the teachers and my friends.

List several sources? Comment by each:

  • Interviewing teachers
  • Nist e-mail
  • Google
  • Flickr
  • Listening to other people ideas.

How did I find them?

In class we were learning how to find a good quality images, and some teachers had told us some websites that we could find good quality images. To interview teachers, Mr. Chris had given us the compass teachers names and emails so we could choose who we want to email it to.

In what ways did they change what I was thinking or what I knew about the topic?

It had changed my thinking by, I get to know what other people are thinking and sometimes their thinking could change what I was thinking.

What are some new questions I have now about what you learned today? (there is always  something)

My question is why does some people want rare wild animals instead of raring a home animal?

What is my plan for the next few days?

My plan is to find out more information by splitting up my group so one person goes to the library and one person finds information in the internet and one person could interview someone. Then I think we could come and talk together as a group about how we could present our information.

Exhibition3- Dianne

March 25, 2010

Endangered animals

I achieved writing down questions and emailing the questions to my friends and the teachers.

Today I didn’t really learn anything because we were just thinking of questions for interviewing.

I didn’t have any sources today because we didn’t learn anything and we didn’t really used anything.

My question is why don’t people stop killing endangered animals and find a better job?

My plan for the next few days is to collect the answer I emailed to my friends and my teachers. Then we would think of a  way to present my presentation about the questions I had ask.

Exhibition-Dianne

March 24, 2010

Endangered Animals –

Today my group achieved in more ideas from people in other classes and also listening to their perspectives. I find it really interesting.

Today I learned many new interesting things. I learned that some people rare’s animals which I don’t think its a good thing. I don’t think its a good thing because that is another way to make animals get endangered. To rare the animal, you must go and kill their mum. So it means that it make animals get endangered.

My sources was other people in year 6 sharing their ideas and I record it down on the paper Mr. Chris gave me. Some information was already the information that I already knew but some information was the information I don’t know.

My question is, Why do some people rare wild animals instead of raring home animals?

My plan for the next few days is to find more information by going to the library, interviewing people or search in the internet. Then maybe brainstorm interesting ways to present my information.

Exhibition-Dianne

March 23, 2010

Endangered Animals :

Today my group achieved in getting the main idea and writing down what we know or we don’t know about. Sometimes I can’t think of any ideas and sometimes many ideas come into my head and when am writing it down I can’t remember what the idea was.

Today,  I  learned that we could use animals body parts to make medicine. I also learned that there is 126million people who eat tuna. I learned that if all animals die we could also die too because the Eco-system is all screwed up.

We found the information by a guest speaker. It was Irvin’s dad. I learned a lot from his speech, especially when he teaches us 10 ways to help the endangered animals.

I really want to know about why people are killing these animals ? I want to know why because these animals doesn’t effect us but we are effecting them.

For the next few weeks my group is going to take notes and put it together and we will think of a way to present our information.