Lau Po is a much better player than Waverly's brothers and he teaches her and helps her learn chess. Waverly picks up quickly on his teachings spending hours learning the art of chess. While Waverly plays Lau Po and other opponents who want to
The second rotation worked on addition and subtraction numbers. We played salute and top-it. The students enjoyed playing these games with their peers because they had to find the sum of their numbers to find out who has the larger sum to keep the cards. The last rotation changed every time with a new STEM activity. Some of the STEM activities worked on measurement, thinking outside the box, and
Member, National Honors Society, As an active member of National Honors Society one of our main tenets of leadership is building a strong presence in the community as a whole-school or otherwise. This manifested into offering after school tutoring in math and science areas where the school struggles in terms of college readiness. I was initially apprehensive, wondering if people would show up after school to study. But, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people willing to take charge of their own learning and taking the after school tutoring extra help. Because I was actively tutoring students I was able to improve my own knowledge of the course material and continuously learn and improve myself.
My role was to help the other coaches run the golf classes, making sure they ran smoothly and that the students were safe and enjoying themselves. Through this experience, I was able to develop skills in several areas, such as team collaboration, as well as managing a class. I worked with at least one other coach for every class, so it was my responsibility to work well with my counterparts, and I also learned to supervise children and be an effective role model, which can be challenging with children so young. Young students often lack focus and the understanding of how to conduct themselves, but this was valuable in that it forced me to try different approaches to find the most effective in keeping them in control but also making sure they were happy. 2.
I spent hours reading through musical theory books so that I could understand the background and general makeup of playing the piano. My time and dedication to learning allowed me to become a good piano player and showed that I belonged in that community. Becoming a part of the piano playing discourse community allowed me to become a part of a new family in which I felt accepted. Being a part of it has taught me many new things that do not apply just to the community itself but to life in general. I tried to learn about the basic notes before starting classes, I asked to be taught a few songs beforehand as well, and after I joined
When I get defeated in an tournament or match, I am not joyful but I do not get too hard on myself because getting mad is not going to make me better but I have the discipline to keep practicing and grinding even harder to win that match or tournament. I gain a lot from golf including confidence that I can actually compete at a high school level and I get to meet some amazing teammates and coaches to help me achieve my goals. My arena takes me to a different place outside of school where I can enjoy myself and get away from all the hard-work school gives me. If I was guaranteed not to fail, the at first it would be great because I would defeat everybody
The truth hurts, sometimes more than others, but this piercing two-edged sword is what shapes us into what we become in life; either good people, from learning and speaking truth or bad people from hiding the truth and speaking lies. One instance in my life, where seeing the truthful insight was disturbing, was when I, with the help of my family, saw that it was time to get out of an abusive relationship. It was like any destructive and worldly relationship, where one feels completely enveloped in a fog of that person and their manipulation; I felt like there was nothing outside of my own, self-made cave. I saw the shadows of what I thought were representations of love and trust, but it was only my imagination that took those shadows and
Throughout all the ups and downs I’ve experienced from golf, the one lesson that I will always remember is how much perseverance, dedication, and hard work it took me to become skilled in golf. Golf has also taught me to have trust in myself and to be patient because sometimes results take time. As I plan a career in computer science, I know that the lessons I have learned from golf will help me reach my goals. Just like golf, I will need to learn as much as I can, and practice my skills and be patient to see the
When I used to play chess with other youths, I broke my integrity rule as a chess player during the qualification round. What motivated me to cheat is that people who are qualified for the final rounds have a higher chance of getting scholarships for
When I think about myself, as a math learner one thing that I know is very important is low stress. Growing up during Elementary school, Middle school and high school I always enjoyed math and found it to be a very interesting and relaxing subject. Once I began taking AP Calculus during my senior year of high school I saw my stress level start to raise and my retention of information and my engagement with understanding the material versus just getting the right answer drop. I became fixated with having the right answers even if I did not understand how the math worked. This is a sad reality for many high school math students they are obsessed with the right answer.
I enjoy the thrill of beating my opponent with a strategy they haven 't thought of, as well as recognizing that I 've completely messed up - and lost. As a result, I found myself in chess club. At school, I would play my friends and rivals in chess almost every morning and lunch. In addition, I 'd play online at home. Chess is such a great game to get my mind off of things and have some fun.
That’s a major question. In an article by Emily Sohn, she describes how games are actually beneficial to many. She grabs a quote from an author James Gee that states, “A good video game is challenging, entertaining, and complicated, Gee says. It usually takes 50 to 60 hours of intense concentration to finish one. Even kids who can’t sit still in school can spend hours trying to solve a video or computer game.”
I formed this group because Alyssa and I were both struggling and I know Porter is great at math so I reached out to him to help us and study together. The group has been helpful because a lot of my questions can be answered by my friends. The dynamic is great because none of us are afraid to sound dumb with questions, so we are all very open and open to helping. We haven’t strictly followed the guidelines in the hand out being that we feel that the way the study group naturally works is great for us and our own learning styles.
I wish to attend St. Agnes so that I can take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities it has to offer. Unlike my current school, St. Agnes offers a wide range of courses, arts, and sports. My current school doesn’t offer as many advanced classes as St. Agnes. I realize the importance of Accelerated and Advanced Placement classes, so if I do get accepted by St. Agnes, I will try my very best in all academic classes so that I can take as many AP and AC classes as I’m allowed. Besides having a very wide course range, St. Agnes also has an amazing arts program, so I would like to continue playing piano as a part of STA, and maybe even pick up the violin.
It builds crucial skills such as time management and work endurance that students will carry on throughout their lives. As well as building crucial life skills the class creates an amazing learning environment for students to discuss and debate in. AP World History is very beneficial to students who wish to build life skills and lay down a foundation for success later in life. AP World History is a great opportunity for students and should be their first choice when choosing a history