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Monday, July 27, 2020

My Own Personal Mindset

My Own Personal Mindset

This blog post is going to be about a growth mindset, what it is, how and why. A growth mindset to me means, trying you're best, improving your talent, challenging yourself into doing things. A growth mindset also means you have a positive attitude towards people and yourself. 

Personally, if I was asked what kind of mindset I am, I would put myself between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. I tend to avoid challenges and would like things to be the same, I also put a lot of effort into my projects/work and try to improve it. When I receive feedback I normally ignore it but sometimes when I really need it, I look to go find feedbacks from my blog post and learn from it.

One thing I experienced that was a fixed mindset was when I was chosen to be a representative for my class but I declined it. I deeply wanted to do it but I was afraid of taking new challenges and risk.

A strategy I think would help me move towards a growth mindset is challenging things could help me grow as a person, even if there's a risk of failing. you'll be able to learn new things from it even maybe change you, like how I went out trying ice skating for the first time that I despised but ended up enjoying it. 

Here is an example of a growth mindset and a fixed mindset 🠗 Fixed v. Growth Mindset. I just finished “Mindset” by Carol… | by ...




Monday, July 20, 2020

Matariki Word Search

Matariki Word Search

Last term we were told to do make a project about Matariki, unfortunately, we weren't able to finish it in time so we decided to finish it this term. The activity I choose to do is a 10-word search including Matariki words such as Matariki, Tradition, Festival, Harvest, Celebration, New Years, Kites, Taurus, Remembrance, Constellation and Pleiades.
I added 1 extra word which was the English version or Matariki, "Pleiades".

What is Matariki about?
Matariki is about celebration, culture and spending time with your dear loved ones, Matariki symbolized the harvest festival where the Maori feasted on crops that they had prepared.

(Linked) Here is the project that I worked on ↓
(Words highlighted)

I really enjoyed making this project, it was very interesting learning about Matariki

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pixton Mini Comic

Pixton Mini Comic

After I finished making my comic strip we had to make a comic in Pixton, I chose to make a mini-comic about the news in Pixton, the "story" is about two news reporters talking about a murder outbreak in Florida and 10 of the murderer's victim were found dead and 13 were severely injured.

Pixton is very easy and fun to use for making fast online comics, I enjoyed using Pixton and making a short comic.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we finished making Cookies with Chocolate also known "Chocolate Chip Cookies". We started the process on Wednesday and today, on Wednesday we first made the cookie dough using flour, white sugar, butter, baking powder, Vanilla Essence and Chocolate Chips. Today we equally halved the cookies and moulded them all into equally circle shapes then we shaped them using a fork.

Then it was placed into the oven (350 degrees/180C) for about 9 minutes until the edges turned brown.

The cookies tasted overall pretty good, it wasn't too sweet or bland it was equally sweet and bland. although there were minor issues at the start it all turned out well at the end. I really enjoyed the scent of the cookies, it smelled very lovely and refreshing. personally, I like the flavour vanilla in different varieties of things.

The cookies felt very rough on the outside, it was very different from the inside of the cookies, the inside felt very soft and mushy, when I first took a bite I expected it to be hard like other normal cookies but it was different. I think the reason why is because it was freshly made even though it was cooling down.

Overall I enjoyed making the cookies very much even though there were some minor issues when making the cookie dough.

Here is the recipe that we used ⇓

Ingredients
  • 1/4 c sugar (50g) 
  • 6T or 100g margarine or butter
  • 2T condensed milk
  • 1T baking powder
  • 1c Flour
  • 1t Vanilla Essence (Optional Flavour)
  • 1/4c of inclusions 

Method
  1. Preheat oven to fan bake (350 Degrees/180C).
  2. Cream the butter (room temperature) and sugar together in a large bowl.
  3.  add the condensed milk to the creamed mixture and mix with a wooden spoon then add the Vanilla Essence.
  4. Sift the flour and the baking powder together and Add to the mixture.
  5. when adding the inclusions, push the ingredients together slowly, not stirring.
  6. Use a teaspoon to scoop out the dough (25g - 30g)
  7. Roll them all into even circle shapes using the palms of your hands.
  8. Place on a baking tray. press down with a fork or palm of your hand flatten the dough slightly.
  9. Bake (180 degrees)  for 8 to 9 minutes( depending on if the edges are a brownish colour).


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Arts Kete | Comic strip

Arts Kete | Comic strip

For the past weeks, we've been working on making our own comic of any type. My comic is inspired by Japanese style called "Anime". The comic that I'm making and eventually share is called "The Labyrinth Of Magic".

My comic is about a boy called Aren(Main protagonist) who lives in a world where magic and fairytales exist., together with his friends they go on adventures and save the world from "Villian".

Aren(Main Protagonist)

  • Black straight(ish) hair

  • Bright blue eyes

  • Weapon Magic User

  • 16 years old

  • Date of Birth: 28th January 2004

  • Nice, kind and strong


Rin(Main Heroine)

  • Brown wavy hair

  • Light brown eyes.

  • Magical Sorcerer

  • 16 years old


  • Date of Birth: 5th April 2004

  • Tsundere, smart, strong.


Eugeo(Villain)


  • Black curly hair with blue highlights.

  • Dark brown eyes.

  • Powers to take a person’s form or Magic also creates demons.

  • 17 years old(Turning 18)

  • Date of birth: 9th October 2002

  • Acts kind but not, Calm and evil


Conflict:

Eugeo uses his powers for his own evil deeds releasing demons out in the world, destroying all magical users, gaining eternal power for himself.


Main Settings:

Luminous Forest

Camelot Kingdom


Conclusion

My next steps are to work hard and finish my comic strip for people to read and see and to make sure I put effort into making each panel!

Here is a picture of my comic:


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Benny Questions

"Benny"

What are some of the differences

between Benny and his friend? The differences between Benny and his friends are the height benny is tall while the other is short, benny also has muscular features while the other is skinny. Benny likes to play rugby and is also good at it while his friend would rather watch and they also both live in different areas.


How does Benny’s friend feel about Benny’s new house? I think his friend feels a bit uncomfortable of Benny moving houses, the reason why he feels uncomfortable is that before Benny used to live down the opposite side of the road of him and now it's a bit unusual for him.


How did the boy’s mother feel

about the incident? Do you think her reactions are justified? Why/why not? I think yes, from how the mother's reaction to benny and his friend. The mother feels very angered at Benny and his friend for endangering her son.


What is the author’s purpose in

writing this text? How do you know? I think the purpose of this writing is about change, friendship, accepting peoples differences, based on some of the writing, I think this is the purpose?.


What themes are explored in this text? I think some of the themes in this story is trust, friendship, honesty and dishonesty.






Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Arts Kete

Arts Kete

Today in Arts Kete we made a short comic using Pixton, Pixton is a website where you can make your own characters and make your own comics. My comics aren't really that interesting; she was just in her room and then her Mum told her that her friend Shadow came. Earlier we brainstormed about, Cartoons/Characters/Animations/Anime/Comics and more. We then watched a video about Mickey Mouse over the years and how the art style and animation changed up to 2018.

Here is my Short comic(Unfinished).

I enjoyed making this comic but I did have some minor issues with using Pixton since it was my first time using it, I had to learn how to make the characters and move them, but overall it was pretty fun making it even though I didn't get to finish my comic.