Hi! Before I started this post, I just want to say sorry for not uploading any post last week. It’s because there’s not much activity happened last week because of Ied Al Adha, and also I didn’t have time to write it. So in this post, I will combine last week and this week reflection.
The most interesting topic in this two weeks is stress management in PSE (Personal and Social Education) lesson. The reason I think that the topic was interesting is because as long as I know, not every school give their students this kind of topic in the learning process, even though this topic is really important for a teenager. Because being a teenager means that we will experience a lot of stuff that sometime make us stressed out in some point. So learning stress management will be useful to prevent or reduce stress.
In this weekly reflection, I will tell you about the fun competitions that my school held from August 13th until 18th to celebrate Asian Games 2018 and Indonesia Independence Day. We called it The Mini Asian Games.
We compete based on our house and not based on our class. So, the meaning of ‘house’ in Cikal is similar to ‘clan’ that each clan consist of some students from each grade and also teachers and staffs. It’s the same with Harry Potter’s school- Hogwarts, if you know the story about that. So when we become Sekolah Cikal member, we will be divided into 4 houses: Phoenix, Centicore, Unicorn, or Dragon. Usually when there are special event or activity, all school member will be grouped according to their house.
The main thing that I want to write from my experience in the second week as Cikal MYP student is my first meeting of the clubs that I already join in! I join two clubs, taekwondo and vocal. The meeting of the clubs are on Thursday for taekwondo and every Friday for vocal.
For Taekwondo, one of the reason I join this club is because my parents want me to have enough skill to protect myself. And after thinking for a few weeks, I finally agreed. Because that way I can also do physical exercise more often and I also can try a new thing from it.
Hi! You already knew that I have so many awesome learning activities at my school. So, in my blog I will make weekly reflection that will be updated every Saturday or Sunday. In this series of learning reflection, I will write everything exciting or interesting that happen during my school activities in a week. The reason I make this kind of post is being able to reflect of what I have done in one week and to help me in achieving one of Cikal 5 Stars Competency, that is Self-Regulated Learner.
So, this was actually the first week after I finished the orientation program. This week we started the actual lessons and schedule. We got introduced about some topics we gonna learn in this first term (July-October). We (year 7 students) have 12 core and required subjects of learning, and 2 elective subjects that each student can choose differently.
“A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement… Polka-dots are a way to infinity.”
July 18th, the MYP students did an art project as one of the activity in orientation program. In this art project, we need to make two artworks using polka-dots, inspired by the well-known artist Yayoi Kusama. For you that don’t know yet, Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is focus on making sculpture and installation. But one thing that really unique is, she always makes her artwork using polka-dots.
Becoming a middle school student is beyond my imagination. I have so many interesting, fun, and awesome activities everyday. Today, I will share one of those activities that I did in day 4 of Cikal’s orientation week (July 16th 2018). The activity is Community Walk.
In Community Walk, all MYP (Middle Year Program) students walk around the school area and make an observation. We have to observe the surroundings as careful and detail as we can. We went to 2 small villages near the school and also a health center not far from there. If we found something bad from our observations, we need to discuss and find a way to solve the problem.