Thursday 7 March 2013

March Break Assignment

Here is the assignment for March Break. It is due Monday March 18th, 2013.


Grade 4: Writing A Reflective Journal based on March Break
Reflective ‘writing’ is a series of 'writings' in response to life experiences & events that may also contains reflections on what took place, express emotions, and lessons learned. This is often done in a journal entry.
You don't have to be a great writer or a creative thinker to keep a personal journal. Just regularly write down your experiences and thoughts.
Why do we write Reflective Journals?
Lots of people keep journals as part of their hobbies! How many of the following journals have you kept? Bird watching, Gardening, Idea files, Trip diary, Dream journal, Book journal, Blogs, and of course vacation (March Break!). When we refer to reflective journals we are exploring our learning and a reflective journal entry is a conversation with yourself. 
Your Task:
Your task is to write a reflective journal on the activities you did during the March Break. Your Journal must be 1-2 pages long and consist of the four main components listed below.
Objective Data
Describe a situation: what did you see, hear, taste, smell, and touch?
Reflective Data
Describe your reaction; often an emotion or a feeling. This is what tells you the situation is important and worth writing about.
Interpretive Data
Try to explain what you have observed. Use some concept from the course here!
Decisional Data
Make a plan about what you will do differently (or the same) the next time you are in a similar situation or what you need to learn to do differently to manage the situation better the next time! This part of your journal entry should be stated in terms of a SMART Goal (goals for your next break).