Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Quick write - worst meal.

The worst meal I could imagine would smell like you got attacked by the creatures in the sea. It would smell very salty, and fishy. The smell would be as though you were to get slapped across the face with a rotten fish. The taste of this meal would taste like a garden that hasn't been watered or tended to in a long time. Bitter, dry, and tough to chew. The taste would linger in your mouth and you would feel the texture of the rough dried out, soiled garden. No amount of water can get rid of the taste, no amount of spray can get rid of the smell. This would be, the worst meal for me. 

Quickwrite - Eden

My Eden may be a bit of an odd mix. First of all, I would need my space to be split in half. One half of this space would be an enclosed gym to satisfy my cheerleading needs. This gym would be surrounded with windows so you can see outside on sunny days. Inside this gym would be a top of the line air conditioning system and everything would be a light or dark shade of purple. The gym would be split into two rooms, one room would have a spring gymnastics floor covering the floor. This area would be used to run the cheer routine, and practice stunts. In this same room would be a viewing space with plush chairs to keep my guests comfy while watching the routine. This room would have a camera in front, which would be connected to a big screen to be able to watch the routine on playback.  The second room in my gym would be filled with training equipment: spring floors, trampolines, tumbletrak, foam mats, foam pit, all to perfect our team tumbling. 

The second half of my Eden would be the best drag racing track I have seen. The track itself would be smoothed an glued to perfection. The tower where the executives and announcers watch from would be all glass, and about 7 stories tall for better viewing. The stands of spectators would have padded seating for comfort, and shaded over hangs for hot sunny days. The concession stand would have a wide variety of food, to please any guest, and would be prepared to perfection at a resonable price. For the racers, each person has their own space to tune their cars, and clear their head. With all of their favourite snacks and beverages. Shaded overhangs would be provided so that cars and drivers don't get too hot. At the end of each race, there would be a professional photographer to take pictures of the driver and car, and would be provided for free as a momento. 

Both of my passions would be mixed into one space, drag racing and cheerleading. Which is why this would be my Eden. 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Skype Session - April 28th/2014

I think the session today went well. Every session with the Grade 3 class in Thompson is interesting, and always amusing. I enjoy kids, and seeing how they interact, so it's really cool to be able to Skype with them, have them learn from us, and have us learn from them. I think today's session went the best out of all of them in a way, because we were able to show them what we created out of what they taught us. It gives them a sense of accomplishment, becuase they got to teach grade 12's how to do something, and it was cool to see their reactions to that.

I enjoy the collaborations with the grade 3 class, because kids are an overall joy to see and interact with. Its interesting to see how they use social media at such a young age, and how it differs from the way we use social media. The class also seems really well behaved, which is nice to see from such a young class, and our class could probably use a lesson on behaviour from them.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

How to Snapchat Your Friends (Responsibly)

Step 1: Go to the App Store on your apple or android device. Type the word 'Snapchat' into the search bar, and tap 'FREE+' to download. 

Step 2: go to your homepage on your device and open your brand new, Snapchat app! 

Step 3: Tap the list icon in the bottom right corner to add your friends to your friend list. Once on the new page, tap the icon in the top right corner (shaped like a person with a + sign). 

Step 4: Type your friend's usernames to add them to your friend list. 

Step 5: Tap the camera icon in te top left coned to start Snapchatting. 

Step 6: Take an appropriate picture of yourself or what you are doing. Megan and I prefer to send ugly selfies. 

Step 7: Tap on the picture to add any words. Then tap the pencil icon in the top righ corner to add and funny doodles to your picture. 

Step 8: Tap the arrow in the bottom right corner. Once at your list of friends, tap the names of the people you want to send the picture to.
Tap 'My Story' at the top of the list to send to all of your friend list. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Niagara Falls

This is officially my moms new favourite photo of me.. Touring Niagara Falls and Clifton Hill last weekend 

Nationals 2014

A little over a week ago, my cheerleading team competed on this amazing stage at the Cheerleading Nationals in Niagara Falls. It was such a rush performing for such a large audience! We finished 9th in Canada. 

IGNITE Photocredit

Photo Credit:

Slide 1: Megan Pelissier
Slide 2: Kim Pelissier
Slide 3: Kim Pelissier
Slide 4: All 3; Kim Pelissier
Slide 5: Kim Pelissier
Slide 6: http://www.highperformancepontiac.com/tech/hppp_9812_how_to_select_a_tire/photo_02.html
Slide 7: http://smithtigers.blogspot.ca/2012/01/long-thought-about-idea-finally-becomes.html?m=1
Slide 8: http://www.daveschultz.com
Slide 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPd014Xnt5Q
Slide 10: Paul Pelissier
Slide 11: http://pabco33.wordpress.com/category/driving
Slide 12: Jeff Derksen, Perfect Pose Photography
Slide 13: Kim Pelissier
Slide 14: Kim Pelissier
Slide 15: Paul Pelissier
Slide 16: Castrol Raceway
Slide 17: Dale Hickey
Slide 18: Megan Pelissier
Slide 19: Picture 1; Kandy Mitton. Picture 2; Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School
Slide 20: Paul Pelissier

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mid Semester Reflection

6 Word Memoirs: Grade A

I believe I did really well on my 6 word memoirs, and also did well with handing them in on time. I put a lot of work into them, and a lot of thought into what quote would work best for each picture. One thing I felt I could have done better was which app I used to add the quotes. The app I used wouldn’t let you save the picture, so I had to screenshot. There was a little block in the corner of each picture that said “remove”, and sometimes I couldn’t crop it out without removing some of the words from the quote on the picture. Overall, I was happy with the results of my 6 Word Memoirs, and even use one as the lock screen on my phone. I felt this assignment brought out a more creative side of me. I tried to pick more ‘artistic’ looking photos and filters, which font would look better with which picture, etc. I usually don’t do many “creative” things per say, so this assignment brought out more of an artistic side of me.


IGNITE Presentation: Grade A

I believe my Ignite presentation went really well. I tried to make the presentation as personal as possible, with contributing information about Drag Racing at the same time. Based on the comments from my peers, I would say they learnt more about Drag Racing then they had known before. I also think I did well on handing the presentation in on time. The thing that needed work with my presentation was my nerves. I really hate presenting, and I was really nervous. However, I did better than I expected, and I pushed through the nerves which is why I gave myself and A. What I learned from this project is that it takes me a longer time as a thinker/writer to think of what I needed to say for the project, and put it into words to match the presentation. I think the words went well with the slides, but it took me a longer amount of time to piece it together.


Blogging: Grade C

What I do well with my blog is posting assignments on time. I mostly use the blog for posting assignments, so I make sure they are on time. I have only made a couple personal posts on my blog, which is something I need to work on. I’m not used to blogging, so I was mostly using it with school in mind, which is why I mostly post only assignments. Something else I can work on is visiting other classmate’s blogs. I have only visited one other person’s blog, one time. Going back to what I said before, I looked at the blog from a more academic standpoint, not from a social standpoint. This is something I can work on.


Connecting and Engaging: Grade B

I Believe I participate well in class, and with class discussions. I participate well with commenting, when we are told to comment, I comment on time. I struggle with commenting on a more social standpoint on others blogs. I can work on commenting on others blogs when it’s not instructed. I also do well with attending class on a regular basis, however lately I have had other conflicts. Usually, I rarely miss school unless I absolutely have to.


Three Goals:
1. Post more personal posts on my blog.

2. Post more comments on my classmate’s blogs, and visit their blogs more frequently.

3. Participating more in class.