Wow! That's some fine writing there journal participants. Let's see. Who's first? Alisa. I'm super happy that you gained confidence from the 514 experience. That characteristic will serve you well, and it's one of the essential "ingredients" in the 514 recipe. As far as suggestions, go, and you already know this, what goes naturally with playing the piano?🎹 Songwriting! 🎤This will combine your talent for writing with something that will add to the emotions generated by your words. Have you tried writing lyrics/poetry yet? Songwriting, music playing, writing in general, are activities which can bring a lifetime of enjoyment. Every single recording artist you see started somewhere, so this is your somewhere. Can't wait to hear it.
Next, Nataly. You also know what I'm going to say. With your musical talent, you and Alisa have one half of a band. 😁🥁 In this century, you can readily see the blending of technology, instruments, and video. Explore new ways to blend all of these, create something new, something that will set the trend for the next generation. Talent, combined with effort, changes the world. Have you learned any songs yet? What's your favorite type of music to play?
Aliah. I'm extremely happy you picked up an iPad from school! 😀Sorry to hear about your WiFi. It's like having a car with no gas. Wait. That's an electric car. 😆You get the idea. How about we don't call it homework? How about "You improvement time" or "Skill Improvement Time"? I'm glad you're setting a goal of 100%. At the very least, practice all the sixth grade skills, and move on to 7th. What area of math interests you the most? Stats? Geometry?
I'm right there with you. I'm trying to finish AP Statistics, but at my own pace, and I don't care if have to use hints all the time because I want to learn it, not just "get answers". Math isn't just getting answers, it's about understanding the situation and creating a reasonable solution. You're a very creative person, so I'm confident you'll do well!
Melissa. So you miss PE too? What can I say? Working out with friends is more fun and inspirational. Nevertheless, you work out for the health benefits first and most importantly. Use what you can around the house. At the minimum you can go for walks with your family. Next step up is bodyweight resistance exercises. Let's hear some of the fun activities your family participates in to stay active. Do you have any kind of sports equipment?
Finally, would you please ask the rest of the class with whom you are in contact to start contributing to the journal, even if it is just to say hi. Moving up on all areas of Khan would be wonderful, but I'm hoping your friends will see the value in continuing to express themselves. Thanks again for making me smile. 😊 😀
PS. Anybody watch the "OK GO" video? Those guys are creative!