Monday, 24 March 2014

Reading assignment: so what ?

I believe the message of the story is basically "like father like son". When a kid sees their role model do something they want to be like them so they do it too. This could be good or bad depending on the actions and behaviour of the role model. My picture shows a father and a son, the son mimicking the father, and because of this the fathers actions could be morphing the son into a good or bad person.

Reading assignment : so what?

In my book, the protagonist is pushed to do better In basketball by his coach. He thinks this is unfair at first because the coach praises all the other kids who aren't as good, the assisntant coach explains to him that because he is so good he is pushed to be even better.
I used a student who gets good grades to demonstrate this.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Personal post- the season is done

The season is over!

It was a tough loss, we had practiced for two weeks for our wildcard matchup against sisler. The game plan was to make their good players not touch the ball and not score the ball, which we did very well, However what we didn't manage to do was score te ball. We only hit about one of every four shots we took, and in basketball that is very bad. Our gameplan was good but we didn't manage to put the ball in the hoop and in basketball, and any other sport, it is very hard to win if you don't score.

Despite losing we still had a great season. I could not be more proud of the team. We were a group of hard working players who never stop fighting. There is an overwhelming desire to win on our team and I couldn't be more proud of it.

Even though the season done the memories are not. Something our coaches have alaways preached to us since grade 9 is that husky basketball is a brotherhood, and the guys you meet and play along side here will be your brothers for the rest of your life. Personally I couldn't be more happy that these are the guys that by some chance I got put on a team with and will get to have memories with for the rest of my life.


Authors note: this is a six word memoir about my hobbies and passion. This memoir shows that I play basketball and that I am tall. I used stereotypes in this memoir about because people always say to me " wow your so tall, do you play basketball?!". When people ask me that it always makes me laugh because I am tall and I do play basketball but ironically I play the position for the "smallest" player on the court because of my skills. I chose this picture because it shows me and my team during a timeout in a tornement last year and I liked the picture. I am right in the middle of the picture wearing number 20.


Authors note: this is a six word memoir about my friends, actually these are more then my friends, they are my teammates and brothers. People always say that we argue a lot but we don't mind. We know we argue because we care about eachother. If you don't care about someone you won't care enough to argue or fight with them. I want the best for and from my brothers and when I think that's not what they're giving or getting then I get mad. I chose this picture because it is a picture of me and two of my closet friends, and I thought it shows how close we are because we're teammates


Authors note: I wrote this six word memoir to describe my childhood, when I was a kid I would spend all day shooting hoops in my driveway, playing through differant scenarios, countin down the clock to hit a game winner in game 7 of the nba finals, or being announced in as a starter for the bulls. I would imagine I was the best player in the world. I chose this picture because when I was little I would dream of being able to dunk and it reminded me of the things I would see in my head when I imagined I was playing in the NBA.


Authors note: this is a six word memoir about friendship, an how friendships can fade away. Is is describing how you can be so close to someone an then over time become so distint. I used this picture collage I made because it shows me and a friend of mine, Emily, really close in the first picture and eventually she disappears as if we had grown apart (but I actuality we are still friends) I chose this photo because I thought it demonstrated the point, as well as it's kind of funny.


Authors note: I this is a six word memoir about my memory of my first kiss and the thoughts that we're going through my head. I was really nervous and I also couldn't stop thinking of how embarrassing and awkward it would be if I screwed it up. I chose this picture of a friend of mine because I of his facial expression. On one Hand it is just funny, and it matches with the caption because the idea of "missing" on your first kiss is funny and embarrassing. On the other hand he also looks kind of nervous which is the feeling I had, and everybody has before there first kiss.


Authors note; this is a six word memoir under the confession category, I chose this photo because I believed the person in it looked really funny and it adds to the comedic all aspect or the SWM itself. I also thought it relates because the man in the picture almost looks sick, or like they are about to "throw up" because there mouth is open, so it gives the viewer/reader a visual aspect to imagine when reading the caption. Dispute the person in the picture not actually being drunk.

Monday, 17 March 2014

skype reflection

My group presented an example of a "six word memoir" using an exclamation point (!) we tried to make our example funny and about a topic that they would find interesting so that they would like it more and it would be more memorable. i also used a funny picture and told them the story of how i got the picture.

My mini lesson wasn't that good i believe because it was made even more mini by our connections being interrupted. i am not sure how much they liked it because it cut out right before my punchline, making me just feel like a bad comedian rather then a good teacher.

this taught me that it takes lots of preparation and practice to be a good teacher, you have to be fun to keep the kids attention but at the same time teach them the info that you want them to learn, which as anyone may have guessed is very difficult

next time we Skype their class we should do something more interactive, maybe a game of some sort to get more people involved.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Personal post- We got a wildcard!

Some exciting news for the huskies varsity boys basketball team and the school as a whole.
Despite losing in the first round of playoffs, the varsity boys team has received a wildcard game to get into provincials. The team will get to play the Sisler Spartans on Friday at 6pm at garden city colligate.

So far this year in two meetings against sisler we have traded wins. We won the first matchup against them back In the championship game of the miles Mac buckeyes tornement to win our first tornement of the season. The second meeting we lost by 6 points in a heartbreaking league game at sturgeon a couple weeks later.

We love our matchup against sisler and encourage all huskies to come out this Friday and cheer the team on. We hope to see some enthusiastic fans out at garden city on Friday!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Personal post- graduation

My graduation is now only a few months away and I am just as nervous as excited.

I am graduating from sturgeon heights colligate's class of 2014 and my feelings about it couldn't be more mixed. On one hand it is exciting to start a new chapter in my life but on the other hand it is scary to enter this new world and leave behind the one that I love so much right now.

I am afraid to leave behind all my friends, and to leave behind all the fun we have together. I am afraid of what some people say about high school being the funnest time of our lives. Does all the fun stop right after high school or does it continue? Will the stress of university destroy things that I love in life? I am nervous about this because I know I have no choice but to accept what it for what it is. Obviously I have to graduate, I just hope that the fun times continue and I still get to enjoy life as much as I do now, after I do graduate!

The only thing I can do is wait and see an hope for the best. Enjoy the things I get to do now, like the fashion show, or high school sports, because I won't be able to ever do then again! I will just have to keep my head up always try to look for the upside of everything.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Personal post- grad fashion show

Though grad fashion show was a couple weeks ago it is still fresh in my mind. The fun of the night was revived after watching the newly released DVD of the show. It was one of the funnest and most memorable nights of my life to this point! It was defiantly worth all the boring practices and time we put in to learn the dances! One of my favourite parts of the night was when I got my solo at the end of the runway and got to dance in front of the whole crowd.
Because the whole show was themed after the Olympic Games, all the groups chose a country an a sport to theme their dances after. My group chose Australia as our country and theme for the first dance and snowboarding for our sport and theme for the second dance. Which was fun because we got to design outfits to match our themes!
It was also really fun to see all of the grade 12 students get along so well, as if they're were no such things as groups of friends or "cliques". All of the participants in the show hung out together after the show an we all had a great time! Just wish we could do it all over again but I know we can't so I'll just have to enjoy the memory!

Monday, 3 March 2014

Personal post- varsity basketball team

I am a member of the varsity boys basketball team at sturgeon heights colligate. This is a a little information about the team.

for anybody who doesn't know the team or hasn't been following us but would like to here is some info about our team.

the roster; our roster consists of mostly grade 12 players with a few grade 11's, however almost all of are players are fairly new to the game. our roster includes

                    Position           Name                                             Height                          Grade

  •   G/F                    Roan Van Eerd                                  6'5                                   12
  •   G/F                    Matt Jonnson                                      6'                                    12
  •   G                       Kim Mompepe                                  5'7                                   11
  •   F                       Niko Lebrilla                                      5'9                                   12
  •   F                       Abe Kanu                                          5'9                                   12
  •   G                      Ali Ahmed                                          5'11                                 12
  •   F/C                   Will Switzer                                        6'3                                   12
  •   C                      Kahlil Lakay                                       6'6                                   12
  •   F                      Matt Veldmen                                     6'1                                   11
  •   F                      Ernest Mariita                                       6'                                    12
  •   G/F                  Dylan Janzen                                       6'2                                   12
  •   G/F                  Zach Forsberg                                    5'11                                  11
  •  PP                    Sterling Swail                                      5'10                                  11
Our season; going into the playoffs the team is ranked 8th in the province and 5th in our conference. however our conference contains 6 of the top 10 teams in the province. Our team has been in 5 tournaments we won 2 of them and won consolation for 2 more. We played oak park, the third ranked team in the province in our first playoff game for conference and suffered a tough loss. The team is currently practicing hard and waiting to see if we receive a spot in the provincial tornement.

RA #4

1."man this new school is whack! no brothers around hear, not like back in the days when I was with ice and the boys and there were some black peeps around the halls haha #TBT"

2."nice seeing my boy @Ice again, it's been too long since we balled against each other, i miss being rivals on the court! #Frenemies"

3."some one disrespects my game you know i'm a teach em a lesson, coach Nipper and touch my game! #sorrynotsorry"

4."coach Nippers being whack! I whooped him one on one now he's always on my butt makin' me run sprints and stuff, maybe ill just let him win next time #lesson learned"

5."saw @Mtisha today, she was looking just as fine as i left her! #TBT"

6."when @Mtisha walked me home and told me to close my eyes I thought she was gonna give me some sugar for sure, i leaned in for the kiss and NOTHIN'! #fail #iwish"

7."gettin some wedges with @Ice and @Mtisha just like old times #TBT"

8. "glad pops is off the booze, he was a real @$$ when he was on it. #sorrynotsorry"

9. "yes! pops made oxtails for dinner, my favorite!"

10. "grandma gettin on my back cause i care more about ball then books, can you blame me #smh"

11. "me and @Ducky runnin the show this season! #ballislife"

12. "could really go for a jam session with my boys right now like we used to #Rapbattles #TBT"

13. "the little bro ballin to hard for his clothes already! too bad i had to sew em up! #oops #ballislife #igotyoubro"

14. "seeing my old friends go down the wrong path hurts, especially when they had so much potential"

15. "@ice yo dog you needa strighten up yo act! you could go pro if you keep ball b4 all #ballislife"