Laying there on a wednesday night at about 8:30pm I ponder on what homework should I do next. It pops into my brain Social Studies, I had forgot to start writing my essay on my CIP topic. Now in shock I'm filled with the stress, now that I only have two nights to write five pages worth of information. I spring up out of my bed and now find myself running to my desk and starting my laptop. I quickly go onto google docs where I immediately go to fitz writing rubrics. I click on his folder and it lights up like the northern sky, I hear now angels sining in my ear. could it be, yes it is. An essay rubric right before my eyes. My stress level has gone down. I open it up and start typing away. After doing it for what seemed like forever I had finished three pages of the best work I could have done. Now in such relief that I only have to finish two more pages I take a deep breath and smile. I don't know what I would have done if those rubrics were never created
The reason that I chose my WW Fenn piece is because I wanted to do something that I have never done in the past which is to do a poem. In years past I had always done a speech and I wanted to change it up this year. This year I have chose the poem "I wondered lonely as a cloud" by William Wordsworth. After reading a lot of the poems on fitz website I decided this was the one. The reason that I chose it was it really caught my attention. I found that it was a very interesting poem to read and I liked it a lot. It was a hard chose because there were so many great and interesting poems that I had read. But had decided to chose "I wondered lonely as a cloud."
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
From the beginning of the start of our group project it was good. I felt like we all had something to contribute too. Collectively we worked well as a group. We had a lot of communication between us all. We all had an even amount of work that we had to complete. Some flaws with our group I think was that we couldn't agree on a theme at first but then we decided to incorporate every body's ideas into one theme which worked out well. There was a lot of information and ideas about the theme that made it easy to put into our reflection. Having other people to critique your work was working well with all of us. It really helped me personally so that I knew what I needed to fix and what I didn’t need to fix.
We all had our ups and downs during the whole experience. I know that some of us put it aside and didn’t take it as seriously as others did which made it frustrating at times. I liked how we were able to talk to each other while typing our response. we could see what partner was making the changes and who was not. We could see how much you put into the work and made sure that we got an even amount of work to ensure that we would not fight about who did more and who did less. I think that quip is a great website to use when working in a group because you can communicate with all your other peers to see what is going on at all times. Definatly recomend using quip if you are in a group project, Great tool to use. Now transitioning to the past two weeks. They have been great for me. I feel like it was an opportunity for me to prove myself academically. My first semester wasn’t the way I hoped it would go but that’s the past. Since we have come back to school my grades have been great I have started to figure out what it takes to get the results that I wan’t. My consistansy has been better and I am starting to be happy with myself and the way that Im doing things. My weakness that I have been trying to make stronger has been my preparing for tests. I have never known how to take a test until I started to learn. It is something that I will eventually strengthen. The two tests that I have taken so far have been great and I have been completely statisfied with them. I hope that most of my teachers have taken That I have really uped the annie on my first two weeks back.
I think that the difference between the first couple months and now is that I know that I can produce great work. Throughout all my classes I feel like I have a better attitude towards things and what we are doing in class. I also feel a lot happier. The first couple of months was a big shock to me. I wasn't ready for what was coming which made it a lot harder than If i knew what was coming. I didn't know what to do and I felt like I was stuck in 500 foot hole trying to climb my way out. while trying to do that It was little things that would send me falling back down the 500 foot hole like tests or little assignments that broke down my confidence to do well. I don't think that I would have been able to get through that couple of months without my teachers. They supported me throughout the bad times and the good times.
So coming into my first two weeks back I know what to expect and I know what my teachers demand of me. So far it has been a smooth transition and I am hoping to keep it that way.