Images of Greatness ProjectFor Images of Greatness I chose Malala Yousafzai. I picked Malala because she portrays what I believe to be great. At a young age Malala started making a difference and it's hard to believe that someone close to my age has impacted the world so much. I admire that she stood up against the Taliban and it was a big deal because she knew she could die because of her work. Everyone knows that Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head. What I remember is how she fought for an education before she got shot, and the way she recovered and continued to fight that makes a difference.
I'm proud of the fact that I was able to get up in front of all the people and say my bio riddle without forgetting it. I was really worried about presenting my bio riddle without messing up and I'm so relieved that it went well The most challenging thing for me during this project was the bio riddle. First of all I'm not the best at rhyming and I knew mine had to rhyme because I'm not very good at memorizing as well. It took me quite some time to rhyme my words and most of the words were simple like fight and right but I finished it. The hardest part was actually saying my bio riddle in front of everyone. I was so nervous before I got on stage, but now that it's over it wasn't bad at all. It was just hard before I presented.
I grew as a student because I've learned about how many children around the world don't have an education and it pushes me to not complain about coming to school. I've grown as a person because it's easy to worry about the little things in my life when there's worse things happening around the world. Learning about Malala's story inspired me to donate to the Malala Fund. I even got $37 from my donation box that I had at my exhibit.
If I had to improve something about my project it would be how I prepared for it. I made it stressful on myself by waiting the last minute for my deadlines. I would try to get things done earlier than the deadline so it wouldn't be as stressful. The best part of Images of Greatness was seeing everyone's work at the end. It was fun to hear everyone's bio riddles and see their boards. I enjoyed looking at the different costumes people came up with as well. It was just fun to see everyone's end products.
Images of Greatness Field Trip
My favorite educational part of the field trip was the World Food Prize. I learned a lot about the Food Prize and Norman Borlaug. It was cool to learn about a man who was from Iowa. Before this trip I didn't even know the Food Prize existed let alone Norman Borlaug. It was also interesting to learn about all the other people who won the award.
The part that I learned the most in was at the IMAX. I learned so much about engineering and I realized that maybe engineering isn't that bad. I've kind of just told myself that engineering is terrible and boring, but watching the documentary made it sound so interesting. I for sure learned a lot about what engineering actually is.
The part of the trip that surprised me was the fact that the art museum was fun. I didn't expect for the art museum to be fun at all because it never interested me, but I enjoyed it a lot. It was also interesting how we interpreted the pictures differently and it was a good experience.
At the art museum we had to find art work for four different categories and one of the categories was "why is this artwork artwork." I wrote down this video called Me and My Mother. It was a ten minute video of a mother spitting on her son who was a grown man. I found it funny, but I didn't understand why it was artwork. After I read the description it made more sense. The description was that we were laughing at something that was actually a sad thing. How I understood it was that we sometimes don't perceive things the way they're meant to so you can't just judge it. I don't know if that was what the artist meant for it to mean but that's how I look at it. The artwork didn't have any meaning until I read the description.
We got to go to an escape chamber and our group made it out. I think the main reason we made it out was the fact that we worked together really well and had multiple people working on different things. One of the things in our room didn't work, but we continued work out in and we made it out. It was a really fun experience. I can't pick one thing for the best part of the field trip because it was all just so much fun. I enjoyed the art museum because it was a new experience and I also liked the IMAX because I did not expect to like something about engineering. The smoothie at Zombie Burger was soooo good and the escape chamber was a lot of fun. The whole trip was a blast and I'll never forget it.
GOAL OverviewThe best part of GOAL is the little family that we've become. We've gotten to know each other a lot over these four years and we have pretty great bond. There's so many memories of all the fun times we've had together and it's something I'll never forget. It's great that we've become so close and that's for sure the best part.
If I had to give one piece of advice for students to succeed in GOAL it would be to get your work done. There's so many deadlines and f you get your work done as early as possible things would be so much less stressful. The best way to do this is to get rid of all your distractions like your phone. To make things easier just get your work done on time.
I would warn the future Goal kids to be prepared to work hard. The projects we do in this class can be hard, but they truly do help you as a student and as a person. That doesn't mean you should be worried about the assignments they're still really fun. Just be ready to work when it's time to work and have fun when i's time to have fun.
I'm going to iss everything about GOAL from the rants to the inside jokes we have so much fun together. I'm going to miss being able to talk about anything in our little class not having to worry about what anyone will think. I'm going to miss the deep thinking Fridays and the super fun field trips. Most of all I'm going to miss our little family. Thank you all for a great 4 years and hope that we stick together for the next 4 years. <3