Fed up

According to the introduction of this video İ feel like the video will give us facts, and with those facts we will somehow take action. The difference of 160 calories in almonds and 160 calories in soda is that in the soda there is loads of sugar and unnatural ingredients that make up the 160 calories, but in the almonds there are lots of vitamins proteins etc. So the difference between both calories are that on of the 160 calories are better for you than the other 160 calories. When you eat sugar your body gets very high-per and energetic, but when your body is out of energy your energy drops down immediately which causes you to be very tired and sleepy. People think ‘low fat’ foods are healthy because they have low fat in them, but the secret behind the good tasting ingredients are mostly sugar.

Jamie Oliver- Ted Talk Reflection

Jamie Olivers main message in this talk was showing how obesity affects people. My take- away form this talk would be to eat healthily, make right choices when it comes to food and be aware of the cause obesity is making. This talk affected me because it gave me a message about obesity and how it affects peoples lives. İt also showed me another point of view about obesity, the talk showed me that also in most schools they serve a lot of sugar even if its only in milk! The reason why the talk affects me so much is because not only obesity is happening in America, its happening all around the world. So İ learned that İ should eat more properly and be aware of what İ put in my mouth.


The Economics of Happiness


İ agree with the fact that there is a big pressure on people, and that society these days think that they have to have everything. The bigger. The better. The reason why I have a connection with this is because sometimes I can be under pressure. As a kid, because of society, technology etc. İ sometimes feel like the bigger the better. The idea İ mostly agree with is that some people compare themselves with other people. When people compare themselves it makes them greedy and it makes them want to be better. İ agree with this because I have seen other people living this situation. İ have also heard stories about it. The ideas İ find interesting are that people are aware of what crisis they are in, but nobody does anything about it.

Portfolio- Visual Arts

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This was something that İ enjoyed to do because it was really fun expressing my feelings on weave silk. The challenging part about this was doing it the way İ wanted it to turn out, this was challenging for me because weave silk is not super easy for me, and it was challenging to not make mistakes. We had to write a quote about farewell and İ wrote “The only  thing harder letting go is moving on” İ chose this because İ found it really true.

Action Reflection

İ picked up trash from the belgrade forest. İ got with me pairs of plastic gloves and a roll of big plastic bags so İ can put the trash inside the bags. İ went with my mom so that she can bring me to the places İ wanted to go, and also because she can help me with taking the pictures and advice. İ went last week on Sunday around 4:00. İ think İ made an impact because when İ picked up the trash the people passing by and saw me, this probably told them not to pollute again. Me picking up the trash has also shown how some people don’t care about our environment. İ also made an impact to the belgrade forest because the trash was affecting nature, because the trash was blocking plants to grow which can affect animals etc. İ think İ did really well because while İ was picking trash İ really tried to clean the forest as much as İ can, so İ tried my best. The challenges İ faced was actually getting out and being confident in doing it, i had this challenge because İ was first kind of shy to do this when cars and people were passing by and looking at me, but, İ then got more confident. One of the most disgusting issue in my action was facing the smells and other things of the garbage, this was a really big challenge for me because İ really had to be confident to face the disgusting things but İ knew that picking up the trash will make a change and thats why İ continued my work. While İ was picking up trash İ saw a plastic bag next to bushes and İ picked it up, but İ realised that there was a bucket under it filled with this yellow liquid, İ realised it was pee and İ decided not to pick it up… Then, also this one time where me and my mom decide to go somewhere else İ got out of the car and went to pick up the rash İ saw, but then there was this horrible and sharp smell and İ thought that İ was gonna start to gag but İ quickly moved away and the smell went. After that İ asked my mom if we can go somewhere else, then İ changed my mind because some parts of the area did not smell bad so İ decided to clean up garbage from there. İn addition İ was very very tired and  İ was sweating after a while because the weather was really hot, that was an really challenging moment for me. İf İ would do this action again İ would pick up more trash because there was so much trash in the forest that İ wasn’t able to pick up most of them. İ really would want to put up signs saying not to litter in the forest! The signs would make this action more sustainable because, when people would see the signs maybe they would care more about the forest.

Teacher Meeting Week 4

Maya has now completed her action and has some good evidence of it.  She is showing strong committment to her project.

Next step:

1. organizing and updatıng mentor meeti ng notes and BB on website!

2. action reflection

3. organize pıctures from the action and thınk about what mini action will be presented on Day X

4. Start planning and thinkıng about the pinboard

Mentor Meeting #3

17 April Friday 2015

Today in my mentor meeting we talked about how İ can raise awareness about putting trash cans and recycling bins in the forest so that people can throw away their trash in the places they need to be. We also talked about how my action can connect to my passion. İ also showed my action plan and my essay, İ told my mentor that İ would add more information about my action. We also talked about having more sentences in my personal essay so the reader won’t have to get so bored while reading it.

Week 3 Teacher Meeting

Maya, so far the research looks like its going well.  Your personal essay has some good detail and is well organized but needs a few adjustments.


Next Steps:

1. Take out some of the facts from your intro and conclusıon paragraphs.  One or two facts in each of these is enough.  Move some of these facts to the issue paragraph.  Save the rest (like the 11 facts list) for your pinboard later on.


2. Continue working on your action plan.  Put in the time and date details etc.  Think about how you can make this more sustainable.


3. Fix your website menu and update all meetings on your site (parent and mentor)

Brain Barf Week #2

İ made good use of my time because İ did what İ was assigned to do. İ also tried to stay on task and finish my work on time. While İ was doing my work, İ was very well organized and İ used my time good to good work neately and quickly. Some of the challenges İ had this week was catching up with the class on work. Sometimes İ was behind but İ managed to spead up a bit and understand what was going on. The hard part about this week was finding good sources that held good information, that was really hard for me because some of my questions were very complex. Thats why this week was difficult for me. My plans for next week are finishing my dot jot notes and my personal essay. When İ finish that İ will update my website and do my brain barf. When İ finish all these work İ will concentrate on my exhibition planning, for example İ will try to contact an NGO and gets some advise and help from them. Next week week will be even more difficult probably. Some of the suprises this week was finshing my work on time and being more on-task, İ felt this way because İ thought it was going to be much harder but now its so much better trying to get everything done and understanding things. A really big suprise İ had was with Ms. Bond, because she showed my really really nice books, websites and allot of usefull and easy information. İ was suprised because all of these useful information was found so easily and İ had no clue about them! Another reason why İ was suprised is because the sources and information Ms. Bond gave me really helped me with my work and it really helped me spead up. İ am really looking forward to finishing all my work and catching up with the class.

Mentor Meeting #1

April 3rd Friday     

Today with my Mentor İ shared my ideas on my issue and passion. İ will search for a Turkish NGO and when İ find one İ will try to have contact with it and tell them what İ am doing.

Maya shared her plan, and we discussed her next steps. She has an ambitious project in mind, and will need to do some serious research and work to make it happen.  I feel that she is up to the challenge.  – Ms. E. Claerhout

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