Friday, March 23, 2012

ayoooo friends


This week,
I completed the layout for my applied piece ! so its looking goodddd. I’m  just working on making it…. .
ugh  I should be done by next week !!
I also have a panel meeting coming up soon where I can share all my progress… no pressure or anything…
I am very stressed out so I’m going to work more on this guide thing.. ): YOLO.

and if you are wondering i hate the phrase YOLO... just no...

Friday, March 9, 2012

here we go again


HI.
This week I went over my applied piece plan with my panel member and she gave me a lot of good feed back. I just need to fix a few more things on it annnnnd it will be complete ! I also started working on the applied piece itself.  I started drafting activity ideas and started developing them. SO far I been working on a emotion identify game that will take videos and pictures of popular  TV shows and freezing them so campers can help identify emotions. There will also be worksheets and conversations as well. I’m also reading into a music game and an active game that will involve patterns and memorization.  Fun right?! Soooooo that is what I have been doing this week, stressing over my applied piece plan and starting the applied piece… ughhhhhhhhh. I’m stressed but hopefully by next week I will have one activity done and another started.  I  also thought of documenting my activities when i try them out on my little sister. I will write down my reactions and what work and what didn't work. I can't wait ! but seriously, that wasn't sarcasm. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

I feel lost man..

So, this week... I worked a lot on my applied piece plan. I finished my plan horary… and I also send it to my expert and my panel member.  That is pretty much all I did this week because I was editing my plan and I also started my applied piece. Woohoooo. Sorry, this post is so short.  But my life isn't that exciting right now.  PLAN for this week... start my applied piece.. I have goten a course template and i am starting writing my guide.

Friday, February 17, 2012


So...
This week was a LONG week. I'll start this post by complaining about the amount of work that I had assigned to me this week.. it was a lot. BUT next week is vacation.. well its vacation in exactly two hours. Yes.
The Senior Project work I have done this week is.. (dun dun duuuuun) I have completed editing my annotated bibliography and just turned in my applied piece plan. Bam. I’m on fire.
I have also started talking to my expert about questions of mine.
Wait, applied piece.. what is my applied piece plan you may be wondering..
Well, I am planning on making a guide. A guide to a successful special ed camp.
I will include all my lovely research and develop programs and activity for camps to run.
Maybe I should run one…
Well for next week I plan on continue brainstorming about this project and start making it come to life. Should be interesting.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I was sick this week...


SO. I need to make this post really fast because I’m super behind with everything because I was out for TWO days last week…. here we go.
So last week I completed my annotated bibliography.. welllll I need to revise it.. which I will start after this post ! yayayayay.no.
I also completed all my notes for all my sources. YEAH. I did. I still need to go through and re-read all my notes and such.
Next week, well today I will start revising my AB and start my applied piece plan- I’m making a camp program shhh.
I also going to start contact with my expert and ask lots of questions.  Now I need to get to work ! bye.


Friday, February 3, 2012

So, I know how to upload photos now....I feel like this.

I Am Not Doing The Whole Seven Question Thing.


Well. Blog flowers(none)
This week I read SO MUCH. I gather lots of helpful sources that well allow me to complete this fun project! Yay.  I also, started this weird thing called “notes”. Its not the normal write random facts on a sheet notes, its like organized in a binder notes. Crazy. I  have also started my annotated bibliography which is annoying.. but I did start it. Over all I feel really good about this week. I have contacted more people and started to expand on my research so Progresssssssss,
Oh and, learning.. this week I learned a lot more about programs and teaching but I tried to focus more about how to inspire children to push them selves and feel included. I address my sub question about counselors, programs and I started the one about how does a summer camp effect a person ! About goals… yah, I did not interview anyone this week but I did finish or almost finish my notes !  This week was all about reading and note taking, it was just lovely..
Goal for next week: interview someone...


Friday, January 27, 2012

Dear Blogger


 I apologize that I snapped at you last week.. you are being tolerable this week so.. you gained my “respect”…? Again.. thats the wrong word for that but..thanks for letting me complete this assignment so I can not fail this class. - julie. 

I don't have a name for this.. sorry


Hooray. Week two.

Q:  what did you do this week? what did you read?
where did you visit? who did you interview...


This week… I have COMPLETED my panel member and expert forms! yayyayayayay which means…I can officially start my project. Yay…?    I also, started going over again music teaching resources for kids with special needs and started to read my two parent books about teaching a child with disabilities. AND I made my interview question list… oh yah. I’m ready..

Q2: What was the most important, relevant or
interesting thing you learned?

Well. I have learned lots this week.. I’m such a good student.. okay, so reading parents books makes me never want to have kids, I learned that.  Also, more academic related I have learned that I take a lot of time to teach a child with disabilities simple thing such as simple behavior skills.

Q3: Did you address any specific subquestions?

What I did this week helps with the subquestion “what makes an effective camp counselor”  I was reading about teaching techniques that would help a counselor at a special needs summer camp..

Q4: Did you accomplished goals you set from last week? Did
they change?


welllllllllllllllll… I made a goal list SO goal
accomplished ! and I did complete the interview sheet..!


Q5: What is giving you trouble? What were your biggest challenges
this week?

STARTING. Yes, starting this was giving me lots of
trouble..

^ same this week… but I mainly spent this week doing panel member and expert stuff.. I need to actually start huh?

Q6: How might you problem solves to resolve some of these same
challenges?

Making a goal list can help and organize my time
would defiantly benefit me.  KEEP THAT UP ! its helps… AND meet with my advisor.. that might help too(:


Q7: What are your goals for next week?
Interview someone: anyone..  continue taking notes about resource.




goodbye blog two

Week One of Senior Project Class.. The day Blogger didn’t want me...


BUT friends..  This is my temperately blog until Blogger decided to let me join..
plus they did say i can be informal...


entry one:   We were asked to make and design a Blog in order to track our progress in our senior project. So sense this is a blog I am going to say how feel about blogs, I strongly hate them... One main reason for this hate is that I don’t know how to create one and I think people ramble and complain about useless things on them. Good news IACS community this will not be like those blogs. This one is going to be a little more entertaining because it is about Me!  well.. my Senior project.Thats right, this “ blog” is going to document my journey to completing this project ! What is my project ? well IACS, it address a main topic that we all think about every day and night.. summer.

Have you ever asked yourself what makes an effective summer camp? no- that doesn't surprise me. Now, let me ask... have you ever wondered what makes an effective teacher? no- shocking. Okay, my last question do you know what it takes to make an effective special needs summer camp? -- no. well lucky you, follow my project and you can learn what it does take to make an effective special needs camp. OKAY I should start talking about my recent research...

Q:  what did you do this week? what did you read? where did you visit? who did you interview...


So far friends, I have started my research ! I have found websites about camps, educational programs and different teaching techniques. Cool right?  I also have written a research paper about using music in a special needs camp. I have collected a few books to help me during this project.. one being “ Children with Disabilities” and “ Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about their bodies boundaries and sexuality”. I about to read them after I finish this post. plus  don’t worry, I have a library card so i can find more text resources..  In the future! or in the next few weeks I hope to start interviewing people. ( teachers, camp directors). I plan on visiting the Paul Center in Chelmsford and meeting with there director, Eric. His name is Eric.. and that's all i know. Maybe I will facebook him.. kidding. That would be creepy.  But really, my Mother works at the Paul center and she is going to introduce me to him, I'll try not to scare him?!

Q2: What was the most important, relevant or interesting thing you learned?
I actually learned a lot in the last few months. I spent a lot of time learning about music and how it aids in teaching children with special needs. DID YOU KNOW that having music in a summer camp can help a child learn about there social, behavior and problem solving skills?


Q3: Did you address any specific subquestions?
fun fact about me, I still hate blogs. but yes, i did address one of my subquestions- what would make an effective summer program- MUSIC

Q4: Did you accomplished goals you set from last week? Did they change?

What goals?????  We actually just started this class so I did not have any goals. (:

Q5: What is giving you trouble? What were your biggest challenges this week?
STARTING. Yes, starting this was giving me lots of trouble..

Q6: How might you problem solves to resolve some of these same challenges?
Making a goal list can help and organize my time would defiantly benefit me.

Q7: What are your goals for next week?
Make a goal list. Start coming up with interview questions !



---Now I am done with my first blog entry… yay.