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Grit and Resilience in Relation to Personal Awareness

Purpose: To expand Personal Awareness by reflecting on Q1 and setting goals for Q2 Why are we talking about Core Competencies? To help get better at “life.” COVID-19 has made life difficult and stressful for most families. At school, our… Continue Reading →

Developing the Leaders Around Me

Being a grade 10 in the TALONS program has given me the responsibility to step in the shoes of the former seniors of the program and to take on the role of a mentor. As a result, learning to develop… Continue Reading →

The Unheard Secrets of Ants

Have you ever wondered how ants communicate with one another? Or how information passes on from one generation to the next in a colony?   I give some insight into the lives of ants, and how they might not be… Continue Reading →

Sharing my Small Business through a Virtual In-Depth Night

Welcome to my virtual in-depth presentation! My name is Grace Zhang, and I am a grade 9 TALONS student. Over the past few months, I have been pursuing the idea of creating a small business intended to gain and practice… Continue Reading →

Not Quite the End of my Small Business

“From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder Although there is little prospect of returning to our regular lifestyles, the presence of bright sunshine and the chirping of various birds brought by Spring certainly leaves me feeling hopeful… Continue Reading →

A Reflection of my Ecological Footprint

Two weeks ago, I completed a form to calculate the extent the way I live affects Earth. Overall, I was astonished by the impact my actions have on the planet. My ecological footprint was 7.1 hectares, which equates to 710… Continue Reading →

Biology Infographic: Seahorse Reproduction

To conclude the biology unit, I researched the reproduction of seahorses to delve deeper into the lives of these fascinating organisms. After gathering information, I shared my knowledge by creating an infographic featuring visual components such as sourced images taken… Continue Reading →

Short Stories Mind Map: Soaring

In the first semester, I demonstrated my learning and understanding of literature by creating a mind map that shows my comprehension of the short story Soaring by Tim Waggoner. In this project, I analyzed key components of a story,  such… Continue Reading →

Eminent: Beatrix Potter

In order to bring light to influential figures who positively impacted our world, we were tasked with highlighting their accomplishments through a blog post, speech, learning center, and annotated bibliography. From October 11 to November 25, we conducted research from… Continue Reading →

PTI Presentation: Education for First Nations

After reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel that openly explores topics that are generally frowned upon, I completed a presentation with three of my peers to examine the steps school systems have taken to serve… Continue Reading →

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