It sure has been some time since my last post! Today I will be sharing a letter about my Capstone project.
Dear Incoming 5th Grader,
Along with the new spring blossoms, Capstone time has finally bloomed in 2021! So far, Capstone is going pretty smoothly and I have learned a lot! My Capstone project is Dreaming/Lucid Dreaming. I chose this topic because Dreaming is a topic many people don’t know much of yet happens daily. Dreaming is a vast topic and there are many unanswered questions to it. My main question for this topic is “Why/How do we dream?” I never knew how we or even why we dream and this question interests me a lot.
The most helpful step in choosing my main question was truly just my choices. Most of my choices were already used and Dreaming was the optimal choice for me.
I found the curriculum wheel challenging for me because dreaming didn’t really fall into math. I at least found for architecture I could talk about the way a dream is built… but there were many other downers. I also got stuck between if my main question should be of Lucid Dreaming instead, but I found that questions for dreaming could be much more widespread, unlike Lucid Dreaming.
As a learner, I realized I was taking much more notes than I would have normally. I just paraphrased every paragraph and the articles I read were all very juicy with information. I ended up writing 6 pages full of notes but it is worth it. Notes may be time-consuming but they are incredibly helpful.
I can use what I learned and apply writing notes to many subjects and my learning will become more consistent. I would strongly suggest you take notes as well!