During Unit 2, I learnt a lot about Asia. I also gained knowledge on the different types of vegetation and climate zones. Before this unit, I didn’t know any of the formal names of the vegetation and climate zones. I also learned how the climate in a region can influence the vegetation and economic activity in that region. I am aiming for the Ferdinand Magellan badge this unit because I want to have seen a improvement throughout this Unit. I think that I have kept up with my learning goal from Unit 1 since always set down a portion of the packet to do each night so that I wouldn’t need to rush on the last day before the assignment is due. During conferences, we discussed that I need to focus more during class and at home so that I can save time and be productive.
To be able to focus fully on what I am doing and try to use my time as best as I can to be the most productive that I can be.
Link (An article on how the climate can influence the vegetation): http://www.bgci.org/climate/climate_change_effects/
During Unit 1, I gained a lot of knowledge. I mostly learnt about the traits of a map. In order for a map to be functional, it must have a grid, a compass rose, a scale, a title, and a legend. I thought that being able to do homework in class was good because we had time to do our homework in class so we could have extra time at home to review and read the texts from the textbook.
For my Unit 1 badge, I got the Marco Polo badge. I know that I need to improve on my vocabulary that I use when I answer short and long answer questions. I still have many other things that I need to improve on so I agree with Mr. Pierce’s choice. One learning strategy that did work for me was reviewing the texts. I would read the texts and that helped me remember the information on the textbook. One thing that didn’t work for me is the notes packet because I always waited until the end to do it so I was in a hurry. My goal for Unit 2:
I will assign a portion of the notes packet for each day of the week so I can complete it without hurrying at the end. This way I can make sure that I will complete it on time and I can get into a good habit of doing a little bit each day.