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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


     After we returned from PETAR on Friday, we worked and presented our projects. The essential question we had to build around was, "How do changing system impact relationships overtime." What intrigued me the most about this matter was that it made you think deeper about the situation which eventually gave you a better understanding of the topic.
     What I enjoyed the most when creating my project was the fact that you had the possibility of choosing how you wanted to make your project, which brought up many creative presentations. 
     I didn't think there was to much of a challenge because we could work in partners and that made the work much easier.
     Some core values I demonstrated during the trip and during the project were: risk taker, and curious. I think I was I risk taker during the trip because entering, "Agua Suja," it took some risk to enter the ice cold water. During the project I thought I was more curious because I discovered more about the PETAR community after writing about them and dove deeper into the clause, and how that is the same in many other places in the world.
      There are many ways Sao paulo and PETAR are different, some contribute to: Environment and society. The environment is a lot more peaceful in PETAR, because it is greener and there are no cars and planes that come zooming by every thirty seconds. Sao Paulo's society is different from PETAR, because Sao Paulo is a business city with companies and expensive equipment. In contrary, PETAR are still using the legal and traditional methods of hunting. To add on to that they still construct there houses out of mud. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

How is my Reader's Workshop Goal Going?

Spoiler Alert!!      

                  I just finished reading Half Bad for the second time, and I think the sequel will be about Nathan's (the main character of the book) new gift. This gift will make him a true sorcerer. Meaning that in the sequel Sally Green will write about Nathan's new powers, because in the last book it talks about that and then ends with a cliff hanger. This is my prediction for her sequel Half Wild. Now I am reading Sir Thursday from the Nix garth series. I am enjoying this book a lot because it is different from the novels I read. Sir Thursday is a fantasy novel which is new to me and that is the big reason why I am enjoy it a lot. As I am reading Sir Thursday, I can see similarity between my old book and this book. For example, they are both fantasy but Half Bad is more to realistic fiction than Sir Thursday. Lastly both novels involve sorcery. Once I finish what will my next novel be?
                Overall my reading goal is going all right on the English side but not on my Dutch side. I also have trouble filling in my chart because of other assignments and I just over see my goal, but I am reading over 20 minutes per day now in English. Which is good because that is an improvement from before. I am scoring myself as a red box, for not reading at all, orange box, for reading only one language, and a green box, for reading in both my languages for over twenty minutes. If I had to give myself an overall score it would be and orange box. I think this reflection helped me to return to my goal. For example, after publishing it every time I go to my blog I will remember my reading goal and that I shouldn't forget to read.

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