The Story of Learning #2 Specials

1. Chinese Studies

I have learned many things in Chinese class even though I am a native speaker but the problem is that I don't write characters as well as I speak. It's a problem because I have a tighter schedule now that I am in 5th grade because we had more liberty to do things because I was too young before for example: Band. This makes my studying time is shortened so I am getting worse at it. But my speaking and reading is easier because living in Taiwan for 9 years helped me a lot with my tones.

2. Art

Art is one of my favorite subjects because ever since I was a little I loved to draw and color and I still do. On my spare time I usually draw things I think is cool so I can look at it and say "I drew that". I always think art is loads of fun because I show other people how creative I am and how artistic I am.

3. Music

Music is one of the specials I to relax because of all the music calms me down. The problem is that my brothers say I am tone deaf but I just ignore them because at least I am trying and me being in band is helping me with my note reading. My ensemble skills are pretty good so I can focus on the pitches.

4. P.E.

P.E. is one of my favorite specials because I get to run around to keep me awake and I love sports so P.E. is the only straight hour of exercising in school hours and I am usually energetic. The thing I am not good at is probably Gymnastics because I can't do cartwheels and that is an important grade but I didn't get to do it this year because I broke my arm.

5. Counseling

I enjoy counseling because I get reminded of my social life and it helps me improve it. I learn how to deal with bullies and other problems in life. Also who are the people in life problems.

The Story of Learning

I have achieved the goals in writing but for the first one I didn't add this in the goal which is to keep the reader interested in the story all the way through. Because I have a good beginnings and endings but sometimes my reader doesn't go all the way through unless they have to. And the second one I pretty much achieved every part of it. A couple of goals I would choose would be to keep the readers interested all through the book and put all my emotions on to the page so the reader can feel what I feel. I have achieved all my goals in Math but I think when I set these goals I wasn't sure I was knowing what was going to happen this year. I think another goal I should have for math is divide and multiply fractions mentally. I have achieved all my goals in reading goals but the second one "to summarize books with another person." Is me doing literature circle groups about the literature books Mr. Daw assigns us. One of my new goals for reading is to increase my reading periods to about 40 minutes.

I didn't really have great successes but I did have many challenges and most of them I have overcome. For example: I have just come across dividing and multiplying fractions and I have the multiplying down but not the dividing. But then Mr. Daw taught us the reciprocals which I stored into my brain because I knew it was going to help me for the rest of my life and it has help me so far. And that was probably the best challenged I have overcome this year.