Today we got to finally share our Capstone presentations with our parents, but first we got some practice the day before.
At first, we presented in front of the other classes from Heathcote. That was like a practice run. I was really nervous on the day we presented our Capstone presentations to our parents. I was afraid that I would mess up. We were split up into different sections of the school. I was in our classroom. I was the ninth to go and the waiting made me anxious. I all I wanted to do was get it over with. I was kind of fidgeting when I got up to present but I felt good once I finished. It was parents choice if we should stay at school or go home after our presentation. My mom chose for me to go home.
Overall, I had a great time presenting and I hope I get another opportunity to do this again.
In this blog post I will be talking about my interview. I did my interview at the same place as my site visit. I was really nervous, I thought I was going to mess up or ask the questions in the wrong order. Thoughts were spinning in my head. I finally got to meat the person I was interview! Her name was Tania. You you can go to my Site visit blog post to see a picture of me and Tania. I wasn’t allowed to get a video because of Nikes policy but I got a lot of information about of the interview. My interview questions were,
How do you impact your community?
What type people are impacted?
Does it affect kids or adults more?
Do you keep doing the same thing for different people or do you think of new ways to help people?
What do you think about when you make an impact?
What is your goal when helping a community?
How will you impact others in the future?
Does bringing professional athletes help kids be more energized?
Does your impact work in a negative or positive way?
How can you expand the variety of people you help.
Tania answered all of them and it was really helpful and key to answering my main inquiry question and sub questions. I really enjoyed my interview and it was a great help to answering my questions.
Today the 5th grade went on a field trip to Elis Island. We took a coach bus because it was a really long drive there and back. We got off and we took a ferry to Elis Island I learned a lot on how immigrants came to the USA a long time ago. We watched a movie then had lunch. After lunch we got to look around. I found a family name on one of the stones. I was really exited then. We even saw the Statue Of Liberty on the way there from a far view, at Elis Island from a medium view and up close when we where leaving Elis Island on the ferry. I really enjoyed the trip!
I knew Capstone was about a specific topic, but I didn’t know that we had to do questions inside of our main question. In my case, my main inquiry question is how does Nike help community’s and how can that teach kids the importance of being active? I had to do a lot of thinking to come up with my main inquiry question. My sub questions are:
What type of communities need help?
What can Nike do to help?
How can they be role models?
What type of activities get kids more active?
How can they teach kids skills that they will use in their lives?
How can Nike give to others besides by giving to schools?
I came up with these sub questions because these would help me answer my main question. I still have a lot of work to do, but I know that I will do well if I work hard. Coming up with sub questions is not easy. You have to think of questions that will answer only parts of your main, and all the answers combine will answer your main question.
Picking a topic for a Capstone is not easy. You have to think about a lot of things. You need a topic that will not bore you out. You need a topic that you don’t know to much about. You need a topic that will make you think. I choose Nike as my final topic, but at first, I wanted to do basketball. Then I wanted to do tennis, but I was really an expert on that. Nike was my third choice and I really wasn’t into that, but when I found that Nike donated to communities I was surprised. I thought that Nike only wanted to get money, so I did a lot of research and found many websites, I even found a Nike community store where I could learn more about Nike Community Impact foundation. I knew this topic would interest me the most. That is the reason I choose Nike for my Capstone topic. I am so exited for Capstone!
I loved working on my Colonial America Informational book. At first I had to do a lot of research with books and websites. I thought that this would be a lot of fun and I was right. I got to add links, transitions and pictures. And people in my class would look and see if I needed to edit and revise. I didn’t take it as an insult because of course I wanted my book to be the best. It was super cool for me and my class to make this Colonial America Informational book.
There was also some problems with my book that I fixed. One problem was that the glossary words were not linked. That was a problem for me because the reader of my book might not know the meaning of a word and they would need to know the meaning of the word fast so I linked the words. When I did my chapters I realized that I did not have enough information and then my books would be bad. So I looked in some more books and got some better facts. This is the end of my Colonial America Information Book Reflection.