During Quarter 1, what went well for you? Explain. Examples: being back in the classroom, having only two courses, seeing my friends, keeping up with homework, playing volleyball, improving math, helping plan a virtual assembly, becoming more fit.
In quarter 1, I liked how there were only 2 courses. It was a lot easier to balance the work, even though it was very fast paced. I also liked how this transition was in my ninth grade; transitioning schools was already very stressful, so I was already prepared for a big change (although not as big as this).
During Quarter 1, what did you find challenging or disappointing or stressful? Explain.
What I found most challenging and stressful was the large amount of work we had to do in such a short amount of time. I found it disappointing because I barely had time to complete my assignments, and I didn’t do my best on all of them. I feel I could’ve done a lot better in school if the courses were slower paced.
Think of ONE thing you really want to improve in Quarter 2 (and Q 3&4). Examples: a school subject, a sport, time spent on homework/studying, playing a musical instrument, leadership skills, a language, photography, a relationship, general fitness.
In quarter 2, I really want to improve my effort on my schoolwork. I want to work harder and better, and have my assignments help me learn. I also want to get to know my classmates better and make more healthy and strong relationships.
What are two specific actions that you can start doing every day to get closer to your goal? How long will you spend on this action each day? What part of the day?
a) Everyday, I’ll go home and start working on my homework as soon as possible.Usually, I’ll take a break and then work on it, but I lose track of time and end up spending less time on my work than I’d like. I plan on taking a timed break; about 10-20 minutes, and then start work right away.
b) In class, I’ll try to step up and get more involved. Not only in my learning, but in my relationships. I’ll talk to newpeople, and form new bonds and relationships.
If you experience challenges, what might you do to work through them? Examples: ask help from a friend or parent; break the task into smaller chunks; “google” how other people may deal with similar problems.
When I experience challenges, I usually don’t ask for help. I try to work out problems on my own, and usually I’m not that successful. To work on this, I can start to ask my friends and family for help. I can also spend more time on specific parts of a project or task, instead of stressing about it as a whole and not working on anything.