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Dear Future Grade 5 Students

Dear Future Grade Five Students,

 

Hi my name is Kyle our Exhibition central idea was society’s responsibility is to build a physically and mentally healthy community. My topic was animal therapy and I chose it because I love animals, and it connected because they make you mentally healthy. In this letter I will be giving you advice for Exhibition.

 

My 1st piece Of advice is to always stay on task even if other kids aren’t and it’s annoying stay on task just keep working  and when there struggling to finish and you’re already done your the one who’s not stressing and just simply  practicing your presentation your presentation.

 

My second piece of advice is Listen to the teachers, if you listen to the teachers they will tell you what you need to do and keep you on track, if you don’t you will find yourself not doing what you need to do and struggling to catch up.  

 

My final piece of advice is practice your presentation lots, if you’ve practiced enough you won’t be nervous you’ll say everything you need say it clearly and won’t be nervous. My group did this and the showcase flew by it was easy, fun and simple.

 

I hope this letter helps you for when you do Exhibition and that you remember to Stay on task, listen to your teacher and practice presenting.

 

Kind Regards,

Kyle

 

Final reflection! Emmalee

What is the biggest challenge you faced during the process of Exhibition?

The biggest challenge was probably research because a lot of the websites we found didn’t have any information we could use.

How did you work to solve or overcome that challenge?

We got some interviews and they answered all our questions and finished in time for us to make our artistic piece.

What have you learned about yourself since being involved in Exhibition?

I learned that I can work with other students that I don’t usually work with also someone that is not my best friend and stiff get my work and research done in time.

What was the most important, interesting or meaningful aspect of Exhibition for you? Why?

The most important thing is for our action we are donating dog and cat stuff to ARRCS and it makes me feel happy that I know all the stuff is helping dogs and cats in the shelter. The more cats and dogs that are heathy means the more dogs and cats cane be adopted and trained to be therapy animals.

What would you do differently, or be more mindful of if you could experience Exhibition again?

I would be more mindful of my time because you don’t have a lot of time you think 10 weeks is long but when you are doing exhibition it feels like only 5 weeks.

What advice and suggestions would you like to give to the students who will work through Exhibition next year?

You should pick a topic you like not that your friends liked because you have to research this for 10 weeks it could not go well if you and your best friends are In a group and you guys get in a fight then you won’t want to talk to each other but you have to. Use your time wisely also, try and find interviews quickly because you don’t want to have no interview information in you research because the experts information is better then information you find online.

Final Reflection

What is the biggest challenge you faced during the process of Exhibition?
How do did you work to solve or overcome that challenge?

The biggest challenge me and Alex faced was getting our iPads taken away becuase we had to do homework and do our work on paper. We were lucky that Ms rentz let us use the iPads for our interviews when we had no iPad. We had to ask the interview questions on a piece of paper that had the questions on it.

What have you learned about yourself since being involved in Exhibition?

I learned that I can be a very helpful group member becuase I was helping out the with tools. The tools are these little plastic tools in a toolbox that had strategies and things to help with anxiety and depression.I was making really good interview questions and I was involved in the conversations. On exhibition night I was ready for the questions that the adults asked us.

What was the most important, interesting or meaningful aspect of Exhibition for you? Why?

I wanted to learn why anxiety and depression is such a big problem in Canada becuase over 4 million me  and women anually suffer from anxiety and depression so I wanted learn why it has increased  so much lately. I think that these days people are treating the people that suffer a lot more respectful and making them fell like there not alone

What would you do differently, or be more mindful of if you could experience Exhibition again?

I would stay more on task and not fool around in the rooms were the teachers usually don’t go. Then we had to work where everybody was, in the hall.

What advice and suggestions would you like to give to the students who will work through Exhibition next year?

To not ever to fool around on the iPads they are a great resource to help with your research and if you want homework or want to write your research on paper don’t get your iPad taken away. If you ever feel like playing games please stop the thought becuase it could get you into even more trouble.

 

Exhibition Reflections

I’m proud of picking a topic that I can get interviews and research on although I’m still passionate about. Even though I liked the topic there were still struggles but me and my partner got through them.

Exhibition is different from other projects because it takes 9 to 10 weeks there’s interviews and you need to pick a topic that connects to s exhibition is different from other projects because it takes 9 to 10 weeks, there’s interviews and you need to pick a topic that connects to a Central idea. You need to create the central idea in groups.

I think my presentation inspired people because when they listened to it They felt like they wanted to help people with depression anxiety. They also felt like they wanted a pet in case they ever got depressed or mad.

Now that I’ve Experienced exhibition I will use the Skills to do good in college and get a good job and live a good life. I will also use the skills in middle school, junior high and high school. Because of Exhibition I have practiced my skills and
learned a lot.

My mentor almost acted like a border on the side of our path she couldn’t stop us from going backwards because that was our job but she kept us inline and made sure we did what we needed to do.

Final reflection-interviews Emmalee

Explain who you interviewed and why you chose them?                                     Me and my partner interviewed Mr.fenton from the high school because he has an equine therapy program, We also interviewed Steven King from Chestermere therapy dogs.

What was it like interviewing people.                                                                           It was fun because we got to find out a lot of information and we got to meet new people.

What was challenging about it?                                                                                      Getting an actual interview was the hardest because not all the peo0le that we sent emails too got back to is so we only got 2 but it still worked out.

Why is it important to interview people?                                                                     It is important because it solves a lot of your research questions and so you can get information that you know is real and not fake

What did you gain from interviewing people?                                                             I learned how to talk to people when doing a interview and how to talk professionally also how to shake hands with people

 

Week 8 Reflections

This Week was really hard because we took a whole day and a half to figure out our creative piece. Once we finally figured it out we didn’t have very much time to finish our creative piece, write our thank you letters, set up our action and create our showcase.  We also found out where to donate materials we will be gathering  for our Action. Getting everything done was a really hard task and a challenge but I think me and my partner caught up really well and are almost back on track to where we should be. For our Action we will be gathering items that dogs need and donating them to Aarcs. For our creative piece we made a poster, a spinning wheel and a bunch of clay balls the spinning wheel and the clay balls are used for a game and the poster says Animal Therapy. We sent an email out to aarcs and already know what types materials they accept.

Week 7 reflection Emmalee

Give an update: what are your plans for action? what are your plans for showcasing your work?

for my action me and my partner are donating dog stuff like shampoo,dog food,collers,leashes and stuff like that to a dog shelter

We where going to make it be really colourful and we will have a puppy dog or bunny or something like that

What has been the biggest struggle so far in Exhibition? How did you overcome it? What skills/attritubes/attidudes did you use?

the biggest struggle was the research but how i overcame it was doing Interviews and going on mrs.hoopers websites

What did you find out about yourself during Exhibition?

i found out that I can work with others and work with people that I don’t usually work with

Why should people come see your Exhibition?

they should come and see my stand because it is going to be really colourful and we will have a puppy