Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Amazing Race Debrief

Personal Reflection on the Amazing Race challenge (6 Jan)
After my class (kinda) completed the challenge, we were extremely tired. But we had to endure it as the race was all part of understanding the school value "Expanding Our Learning Networks".

What do I understand about the value?
Well, to excel in being a good student, we have to learn how to think out of the box. We can't all just read the textbook and stay cooked up in our classrooms. General knowledge and knowing what happens around us is pretty important too.

That's why when we were doing the Amazing Race, I tried to take note as much as our surrounding as possible and think of ways to help improve the community. This way, my learning journey in SST can be improved because I know what is happening around me.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Team Building Challenge Debrief

I understand that the school value "Forging Excellence" means reaching my full potential and having the urge to do better. The strengths I believe I possess to achieve excellence are confidence and determination. I think I should cultivate an attitude of positiveness towards learning and also learn to accept my mistakes in order to excel in the things I do.

Bridge Building Activity Debrief

Personal Reflection on the Bridge Building Activity (4 Jan)
I felt that working as a team for the activity was a great idea because we all contributed ideas on how to build the bridge. We discussed the pros and cons of certain ideas and when we finally decided on one, we got to work building it.

I thought the interaction between my team members were very good because we did not argue much and was able to get along. Some other groups had problems with team members not contributing or doing their work, but my group had none of that as we all participated actively in the work.

I didn't feel all that fearful of my team members as I thought "What's there to be afraid of? They're not going to eat me,". I was a tad bit nervous at first because I was afraid what they might have thought of me, but in the end, I decided to just be myself and enjoy the moment.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Experience in Creating This Blog

Is blogging anything new to me? nah. I've been blogging since I was in Primary3, and have gained quite an experience, but that's a whole other story.

Blogging as an assignment isn't exactly new territory either. When I was in primary school, I was required to make a blog too and publish blog posts. Mostly about deeds I've done and stuff. *whispers* not much fun though. I prefer blogging whenever I want about whatever I want. Of course, I am careful about whatever I publish.

I think blogging is going to be a very interesting part of my learning experience at SST. I hope we are going to do this regularly, and not just leave it halfway.

How I Felt, and How I Reacted

Credits to willysaw

I was having a celebratory lunch after the receiving of my PSLE results with my mother, my best friend and her mother at a restaurant. I was fairly satisfied with my results, but I was a tad bit disappointed as I thought I had not gotten into SST. (I had not opened my confirmation letter to SST yet, and I was feeling quite down)

But it all changed when my mother received a phone call from SST, telling us to come by on Monday to register. After the phone call, my mother exclaimed loudly to me "NORUL! You got into SST afterall!" My fork was hovered mid-air and all I could think was nowaynowaynowaynofreakingway as I stared at my mother with eyes bulging out of their sockets.

I was ecstatic. Ever since I got to know about the School of Science & Technology, and that it provided students with hands-on experience, it was like my dream school came true. I went to the school every change I got: I went to the open house and I volunteered to go with my school.

I truly felt like jumping with joy.