Hello, I’m back again for another blog this week. The blog topic is on the toughest challenge this school year. I’m not sure if we talk about three of the toughest challenges this school year, or if we just talk about a change this school year and three reasons why it’s hard. I’m just gonna talk about having 3 partners and how it can be challenging this school year. I think having groups of 3s have ups and downs. I feel like since most of us are used to having only one other partner, the way we do work, takes some getting used to. Not only is it hard to work in groups of 3, but with a small class, there are some others challenges.
First of all, this affects quarterly projects that we do with our partners. Last year, sometimes it was easy for one person to not do work being the other person could do it. This year, you would think that it would work out so we would have less work to do, but the challenging part is equally dividing the work. Most of the time it's someone is doing the work alone, or someone isn't doing any work at all. I'm in a group of 3 and we're still working out ways so we all do work. Although it was hard to equally divide the work, we began to sort to find certain spots we’re good at and we sort of just divided it by our strengths while the other two would work on something else for our group or just help the 1st person.
Next, is Inside Scoops. Since we have an odd amount of people in our class, we have a system or a list of people and our partners for inside scoops and it sort goes in a chain. The hard part is, most of us won’t work with our partners. This makes work hard, being we have to work around other people's time and schedules. But, it helps us bond with each other and sort of work with limited time and learn how to use time efficiently and effectively. I feel like Inside Scoops help us with time management. Although it is very challenging to work through others’ schedule, I know it’s hard, but we’ll find a way to make it work somehow.
Finally, is Morning Announcements, both working behind the scenes, and announcing. People will be late sometimes, but it’s nobodies fault if there was a car crash or something happened. The hard part is finding someone to fill in for people who are running late. So far, people who can’t make it on time, text people who are working, in advance. This gives us quite a lot of time to think or come up with an idea, instead of going crazy. Having a smaller class, makes it hard to find replaces, this is because most of the time, there are only 4 people to choose from. Luckily, everyone this school year, made it on time so we can have people fill in and we get 1 practice at the least.
In conclusion, this is my opinion on how a smaller class, and groups of three can be challenging at times. I feel like this is something new, that is challenging now, but as we work with each other this school year, we can make things work easier. Anyway, thanks for reading and wear your seatbelt.
Hi, I’m back for more blogs. This is my first blog this school year. Since it is the first blog, the blog topic is on what our goals are for the school year. I have many goals this year, but there are only three that I felt were the most important. Knowing myself, I’m probably not gonna make all of my goals, but hopefully I do. My goals, are to meet all my deadlines, not procrastinate as you probably expected, and to take all the media opportunities I can this year.
First of all is deadlines. From what I know, I made all the deadlines I had so far this year. Some were really close to not making it, and I’ll try to not make it a habit and instead turn in my work early. As you can already see, as I am writing this blog, it is Saturday and Sunday starts in 8 hours. Deadlines are something I didn’t do so well too, I only missed a couple, and most deadlines barely made it. For our Hiki No story, I’ve been making my own deadlines for our group so that we have time to keep looking over our video to find little mistakes. This sort of worked out, but then things changed so we weren’t able to make as I wanted to, but it’s okay.
Next, is to not procrastinate. Procrastinating is something I always do, I started this blog on Monday, but didn’t finish it till today. Also, lately I’ve been working on homework, media work, and band work. Although sometimes I’ve been staying up later, the main part is I’m still getting work done efficiently. I want to keep this up and stay away from pushing things back a lot. Hopefully after all this beginning of the year work, and everything settles down, I’ll be able to make a schedule to do work so I just don’t do work in a random order. I hope I don’t procrastinate this year, and so far, I haven’t been as bad as I usually am.
Finally, is take all the media opportunities I can this year. There are certain things I’ll stay away from that have to deal with speaking publicly, but besides that, I want to try and do challenges like Fall Challenge, Olelo, and Student Television Network Film Excellence. I thought about it, and I’m thinking of doing all of these this year. For Olelo I might shorten down the Ethan Teves Video I’m working on this quarter, and if I can submit it, the Kalalau Trail video I worked on last year. Kolten and I decided to not submit the video since we still had more drafts to work on it. For Film Excellence, I know some people were thinking of doing a short film, but what I noticed is that a bunch of films that won were animations, so I might consider it.
Those are my goals for this year. I hope that I meet all the deadlines, to not procrastinate, and take all the media opportunities I can. My goals probably won’t be completely met, but they’ll probably close. Anyway, that’s it for my first blog, don’t do drugs and wear your seatbelts.