11th Octʼ 2010
Completing My Keychain
I think that it really helped that I chose Plastic as my material
because the color of my key chain is pretty and bright. My
design also happens to be pretty innovative creating a good
color-combination for it. I think that some of my strengths were
while ﬁling the edges and polishing my keychain. I also think that it really
made a difference in the quality that I achieved because of the materials
that I chose. At ﬁrst, it was difﬁcult to ﬁle off the edges of my puzzle piece,
but once I switched to a smaller ﬁle, it was much easier for me to ﬁle off
the edges. By the end of thirty minutes, I has perfectly rounded edges.
One new thing that I learnt about in class was the bufﬁng machine. It was
amazing how it smoothed the plastic and polished the puzzle piece.
I really had a hard time rounding the corners of my puzzle piece. I
constantly kept walking up to the teacher and asked him if it was enough. I
really had a hard time rounding all the corners of the puzzle piece. I also
think that I could have ﬁled my project better to achieve ﬁner results. Now,
that I look at my project, my eyes immediately go towards the imperfections
and the ﬁling errors I made. While ﬁling, I over did some of the sides making
n extra-thin and frail. It probably would have had a better appearance and
feel If I had really focused.
I think that I was very distracted. I kept watching
my friends do their work and watch how they
created their designs. I also think that I could have
concentrated better if I was focused leading into a
much better and sturdy ﬁnal outcome.
The leaner proﬁle was deﬁnitely risk taker because I
was learning about new kinds of tools and learning
how to use new materials such as plastic and
Approaches to learning because I learnt about
new things and refreshed my memory about
things that I learnt last year.
Me, trying to polish my
My ﬁnal product
Me trying to insert the key ring
into the hole
CUTTING OUT MY MONKEY
October 20th 2010
One of my strengths today, was that I used my time productively.
I ﬁnished measuring and marking out my work and also
managed to ﬁgure out how to use a coping saw in about ten
minutes. I followed my ﬂow chart and realized the mistakes I
made while measuring and marking out and remarked them. I
think that I was good at cutting my wood because i landed up
the perfect shape for my toy.
I think that I did not maintain my blade that well
because I broke a coping saw. And I think that
there are many coping saws to be broken in the
future. I think that didn't do such a good job at
measuring and marking out my project because
it was messy and very hard to ﬁgure out.
I think that next time I should try and be
more careful at using the coping saws. I
think that I could have done a better job
my concentrating at measuring and
marking out my piece better so that I could
have achieved a more precise and ﬁne
I think that my learner proﬁle was similar
to the learner proﬁle of the month that is
risk taker. I learnt about many different
kinds of saws, their operation and how to
use them. I also am using different kinds
of materials to make different parts of a
project that II have never made before.
I think that the Area Of Interaction
was Approaches to learning because
I was learning how to use different
kinds of saws to make different
curves in my piece of wood.
ME, MEASURING AND
MARKING OUT MY TOY
MY FIRST BROKEN COPING