Monday, January 17, 2011

Post Orientation Reflections

A few highlights of the Orientation and the last 2 weeks was the Orientation campfire, the high elements and the bonding sessions with my classmates. The campfire was very fun with all the cheers and the electric atmosphere. The high elements helped me to conquer my doubt about myself and gave me a renewed confidence. The bonding sessions with my classmates helped me to get to know my classmates better and their personalities, in addition to helping me to make new friends.

I did not have much 'lows' during the Orientation except for the occasions when I quarrelled with my classmates or friends.

I have learnt much from the Orientation and the last 2 weeks. I leant about the 3Rs, Roles, Rights and Responsibilities, and how it applies to me. For example, my role in the school as a student and as a child/sibling at home. My rights are what I am entitled to, like the respect of others when I am sharing my opinions/views in class. My responsibilities as a student include completing and submitting my homework on time, coming to school punctually etc.

I have also learnt more about myself and my classmates especially during the heart-to-heart talk during the Orientation camp. As long as I put my all into what I do, I can succeed. If there is something that I am not sure I can do, why not just try it? Even if I fail, I will have the satisfaction of having tried it.

My hopes and aspirations for 2011 are that I can make new friends, achieve good results for all my exams/tests, help my classmates who are weaker to try and excel, establish a good relationship with both my teachers and classmates, and hopefully even the principal and vice-principal. I also hope to learn from all my teachers and improve my weaker subjects, especially Chinese.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Communication (English HW 12/1/2011)

Communication is important because we use it everyday to talk to people, tell people what we think, voice our opinions etc.
My favorite forms of communication are: verbal(it is the easiest way to communicate with someone who is nearby/over the telephone), eye signals(I can convey a message without taking), texting(I can tell someone something who might be busy but I don’t have to disturb him/her, and it’s also fast and convenient) and online communication(I can talk to people around the globe without having to pay a cent, except for the electricity bill).
I decide the form of communication that I want to use by accessing the situation and then deciding. For example, if I want to talk to someone who is in USA, but I do not want to call him as the phone bill as it is very expensive, I can use Skype, MSN, Facebook etc. to chat, talk with him(online communication). 
When I communicate with others, some of the difficulties that I face are
-If the person is old, he/she might have some problems hearing what I say if I talk to softly
-If I am chatting online, and I use some short forms, he/she might not understand what I mean
-If I talk too fast, he/she might not be able to catch what I am saying.
-If the person is a Malay/Indian/Eurasian, and I use Chinese to talk to him/her, he/she will not be able to understand what I am talking about.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

End of day Reflection (5/1/2011)

Tower Building (5/1/2011)

Tower building

-The tower that we built had 3 paper cups, built in the form of a tripod, as its base. 

-It was built in the shape of a pyramid, with straws forming the sides. 

-The cup at the top was for holding the marbles. 

My contributions

-I helped to give ideas on how to build      
the tower, the structure, the base etc.
-I helped in the building process.
-I gave ideas on how to solve the various problems that cropped up along the way.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day 1 Mac Attack 1 - Activity 4: End-of-Day Reflection

Today, I did many different things. Some of the more important ones were: the 'icebreaker' games, learning the school cheers, the dance, our lesson on the 3Rs (very important) and our lesson on the Macbook (Mac Attack).

I learnt various things today, namely the cheers, dance, the 3Rs (Roles, Rights and Responsibilities), what we should use our Macbook for etc.

I have a few reasons why I came to SST.
1. I like applied learning and I think that hands-on activities would help me to learn better.
2. SST is not too far from my house, so I don't need to spend so much time traveling.
3. 3 of my friends from my Primary School also came to SST (not so important)

As a member of the SST family, I hope to:
- Contribute to SST (through CCA and studies)
- Establish SST as a good school
- Achieve good results

I have learnt about the 3Rs (as mentioned earlier), and I feel that we can integrate them into our lives.
We must fulfill our roles in the school as students, at as children/siblings at home.
We hav our rights and our freedom- we can do what we like as long as it is not bad/against the law/breaking the school rules etc.
I have also learnt how to be safe online as well as offline, and the measures that I must take to keep my Macbook safe from viruses/theft.

I think that this picture represents my feelings about roles.
This picture depicts pupils listening attentively to the teacher, fulfilling their role as students.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Directions to SST

1. I will have to walk to after Westwood ave. ( 4 mins ) 
 -Head north on Jurong West St. 74  towards Jurong West St. 24
 -Turn right at Jurong West Ave 5.

2. Take bus no. 185 towards blk 46 (30 mins, 15 stops )

3. Walk to SST ( 7 mins )

Total time: about 41 mins