Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Learning Styles

           We recently took test to find out what learning style we were.  The tests we took were called the Anthony Gregorc Learning Styles Test and Gardner Multiple Intelligences Test.  On the Gregorc Test it says I am a concrete sequential learner.  What that means is I am ordered, structured, organized, detailed, and I like to be exact.  According to the Gardner test I am bodily kinesthetic and logical mathematical learner. Bodily Kinesthetic learning means that I learn through somatic sensations, in simpler words, I learn through movements.  I think this one fits me since it says I love dancing, running, and other bodily movements, which from you learned from my first blog, I am a dancer.  Logical mathematical means that I think by reasoning.  It states that I love experimenting, questioning, figuring out puzzles, etc.  The test also says that I need things to explore and think about, science materials and manipulatives, and trips to the science museum and planetarium.  I disagree with this because I have never been to a planetarium and/or science museum in my life. 
           From the Gregorc test results I have learned that if I make checklists, summarize things, and do hands-on experiments, I can better my education.  I already do these things when I have an upcoming test or I just need to do this to make things a little easier for me.  From the Gardner test I have learned that if I make flashcards and move around while someone is quizzing me on them, I might learn the vocabulary words better.  Also if I experiment with things instead of just sitting there wondering about them, I will learn more facts about various objects. 
           One person whom I admire is my mom.  I think she is a Linguistic learner because she always has a new book she's reading.  Also, she is a language arts teacher at C.B. Lamb Elementary School in North Hanover.  Another person I admire is Lea Michele.  She is a singer so I think that she would probably be bodily-kinesthetic, because that involves singing.  The last person I admire is my brother. I believe he would be bodily-kinesthetic too because he played soccer about his whole life and baseball and all-star baseball until the end of sixth grade. 

           These test for the most part were correct, but because this was only a sample of the real ones, the result weren't as accurate as they could've been.  I believe these tests were a good way to discover more about ourselves.

I commented on Jenna and Zach's blogs.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

All About Me

                   For those of you who don't know me, I'm Maddie.  I am in seventh grade and I am 12 years old.  I am a dancer on the New Egypt Warriors competitive dance team.  The league that I dance in is Pop Warner Football, Dance and Cheer.  On that team we have taken 1st place three times at Eastern Regionals, 1st place twice at Nationals in Disney World, Florida at the Wide World of Sports, and 2nd place once at Nationals. I have been dancing for 8 years and I have been on competition level now for 4 years.  Dancing is something I love and I wouldn't give it up for the world.

Cupcakes that I made
                     Some of my favorite things to learn about are different techniques on decorating different types of pastries, (such as cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc.).  Another thing is I do a lot of gymnastics in dance so I like to learn how to do different types of gymnastics moves.  Lastly, I love to write so learning different types of writing is another.

                      A few of my hobbies include dancing (obviously), gymnastics, reading, and hanging out with my friends.   Some of the gymnastics skills that I am working on now are back walkover, side aerial, and front handspring.  A few of my favorite books are The Hunger Games Trilogy, Prom and Prejudice, From Willa With Love, and the Your's Truly, Lucy B. Parker series. 

                   My family consists of my mom, Yvette, my dad, Russell, my brother, Brandon, and of course me, Maddie.  I also have a Bichon Shi Tzu named Cloe.  My Nana and Dzia Dzia (grandparents on my mom's side) and my Grandpop (on my dad's side) are always very supportive in everything I do.  I am very lucky to have them. 
One Direction's new album cover

                    One of the things I want to be when I grow up is a dance teacher/choreographer.  I want to do this because I love dance and about everything related.  I have also considered  being a teacher or pastry chef.  I think I get this from my Aunt Jeanne and cousin, Kristen because my aunt loves to bake and my cousin went to college to be a pastry chef.  Sometimes she comes over and we just bake together.

                 One thing that makes me happy is listening to One Direction!!! Their new song Live While Were Young, LWWY, just came out Thursday, September 20.  They are my favorite band.  Another thing that makes me happy is being around my friends.  They are always there for me, and will pick me up if I'm sad.

              Okay, so that was a little bit about me.  Keep reading this blog if you liked it!