- BATMAN (TIM)
|AVID @ BMS|
When ever you have a question in a Cornell note you use that to make a TRF (Tutorial Request Form). We watched a video on how to do our Cornell notes and transform them into TRF's. When ever you have a question in a Cornell notes you make a TRF for it and bring it in on tuesday and get it solved. A TRF can come from homework, tests, or quizzes. If you have a question make it into a TRF and get.
- BATMAN (TIM)
This week we have been doing tutorials like last year but this year we're starting off with Mrs. Jacoby giving us a made problem by her.We are also doing it in groups and using the big boards . My Favorited problem was the one that you had to make ten only using 4 marks when there was already 5.
l l l l l+l l l l=TEN
In AVID this week we learned how to write Cornell notes. Doing Cornell notes it was hard because after you did the notes you had to write questions and a summary. That was a challenge for me because sometimes I couldn't come up with a question. At the end I did it though, It's difficult but it makes you a better note taker. Cornell notes helps you being more organized and understanding more about the subject that your learning about. Cornell Notes also help you as a studying tool that's why I really like it. It looks very organized and it's also a challenge, we're all up for new challenges everyday!
This is a picture of our AVID class we're learning all about how to take Cornell Notes!
This week of AVID we are learning how to do full and perfect cornell notes. A positive thing that happend to me is that is positive is that it is going to help me be organized during classes. And a negetive thing is that it i to much work and i might get distracted in class. And my goal is to compleat my first cornell note perfectly.
This week in AVID we were preparing for
our philosophical meeting Friday. We prepared by having a mini
philosophical meeting on a topic we had to prepare for Friday, about
if kids should be on reality TV shows. At the beginning mostly everyone
had said kids shouldn't be on reality TV show. I chose no because it
would take time away from there school work and by being on reality can
expose the child's private life. Then Jorvin made a good point he said
"what if your shy, by being on reality TV it can help you get friends," that's
when I was undecided. Ny-khaiya said "your friends probably only want your
money," then I said "well you might find one true friend that doesn't want your
money," that changed a lot of people mind on if kids should be on reality TV or
if they shouldn't. Something I had trouble doing was waiting for two people
on my side to speak before I could talk again because I really wanted to defend
my side. I enjoyed listening to my other AVID classmates reasons for there
decision, and I also liked reading what we were going to discuss about in our
meeting. My goals that I were proud of this week was doing the extra work and
taking the extra time to bring my grades back up.
On Friday in class we did philosophy chairs, our topic was "Should kids be on reality TV?" Majority of the class was on the "No" side as in kids should not be on reality TV. As you can see in the the picture it was various switches between "Yes they should be on reality TV or No they shouldn't be on reality TV."
Some positive things I experienced in class on Friday was hearing everybody's opinion on how they felt about the topic. Although some challenges I faced on Friday was telling my opinion to the class and also summarizing what the person said who spoke before me.
A goal I would like to complete in the future regarding philosophy chairs is to talk more and participate more such as talk more and contribute more to the class. I felt like this activity was a great learning experience because it makes us come together better as a team. Also it allows everybody to express their opinions. I look forward to our future assignments.
This week we went on a field trip to McIntire Park. We did many different team building activities. During the morning session we broke into 4 groups and mixed 7th graders with 8th graders. This allowed us to get to know other students and not just students on our own grade level. Morning sessions included Helium Hula Hoop, Shrinking Island, Hula Hoop Chain, and Trust Falls. The common theme of the morning was strategy and team work. I noticed the groups that took their time in approaching a challenge and did not resort to yelling at each other seemed to succeed the most. I also noticed that when a group had a leader step forward and delegate that they also succeeded more. If a group did not have a leader, their often resulted in chaos.
I personally got to work with the Helium Hula Hoop and had a blast. The goal is to lower the hula to the ground without letting your fingers lose contact with the hoop. This proved quite difficult and the name is very fitting as students found the hoop seemed to rise up into the air rather than going down. For this activity to work, students really needed to trust each other.
After lunch we had two more activities consisting of Land Skis and Magic Carpet. For these sessions students split into their AVID sections, 7th and 8th graders and had the opportunity to work with their teachers plus Ms. England, Mrs. Cutright and Mr. Mullinex.
Land Skis consisted of skis made out of 2 X 4s. The skis had ropes attached and students were required to work together as a team to move the skis to the turnaround and back. This activity seemed to work for those students who were willing to fall in to a team. It requred everyone involved to lift a ski at the same time or it would not work. We ended up celebrating our successes and failures with a lot of falling and a lot of laughing. Did I mention falling?
The Magic Carpet activity was the next activity for 8th grade. We met Mrs. England who explained to us that this was a dangerous activity but if we could work together we would be able to lift 8th graders above our heads. This is no easy feat! Trust is important in Magic Carpet (are you seeing a trend)?
After the Team Building trip I feel so good about my class! I am so happy to have gotten to know each of my students better and to have had such a great shared experience. My goal for the year is to continue getting to know them and find out more about each student which will in turn help me support them.