Jackie M. (Alumni-M)'s Journal

I came to Microcampus becasue I wanted to learn in a new enivornment insted of just the regular classroom. I started out thinking that it was going to be like a month of China Alive, which it was but without all of the activities also, we would choose what we wanted to do which ever day it was. Before I was also thinking that I was not going to be as stressed since we were not going to be working on and SAS work.

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Today I went on a hike during this time I was wearing the Heart rate monitor, during this time when I was wearing it, in the beginning the HRM was not working so then I was resetting and but it still was not working so then right after 10min of us hiking, the HRM finally started working. Another thing during the hike was when I accidentally dropped my hat into the river and then I needed to run after it.

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Even though our service learning partner was not able to come we had Ms. Zhang her daughter in-law come over so she could also watch it. Today while each group was presenting their service learning video, since my group was the first to present we all went to the front and I noticed when I was watching everyone react, I especially loved when another service learning group's partners started commenting on our work, while everyone was watching and I noticed that even though it was hard to hear them I thought that it was nice that they were talking about what they were thinking of.

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Today most of the day we worked on Service learning with Charissa, Annelise, Vincent and we edited and the first time we went to review we had a lot of "pearls of wisdom" from Mr. T. The whole day we were working on editing everything that we needed and afterwards for the second review he told us that the second time was 7,000 times better and how we worked.

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Today I was able to go with Ms. Zhang to her house and afterwards I went to go and get dired papaya, afterwards I went over to the old town snacks where Isabelle and Anneliese where eating so then I ate wiht them. Another thing that I did was when we did service learning I was able to help with some translition but I also helped with editing everyhting so that it would make sence and that the wuestions were in the correct order. 

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Today I finished working on my inquriy project and I was able to start my review for my inquiry project where I have to write a 12 paragraph review But I am almost done with it. Todays weather is getting warmer it was pertty cold this morning but then the sun came out and then there were bule skies and then it became warmer. Another thing that I did today was I when me Jamie and Kayla all went out to eat dinner before we went back we saw Mrs.

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Today it was not that bad with rain, but then it was really cold and it felt like it was winter time since I was able to see my own breath on in the sky. During wellness today I went with Charissa and VIncent  to the ficus tree to go and workout (which for us is jumping rope, and running in circles). What today was mostly for working on our Inquiry Project and Service learning which are both due nexxt week.

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Today we it was a wierd day because it we did not have any more WIPPIS scedules. It was normal day untill I looked outside in the morning, it was not a normal day where I would go out and I would see usually a blue sky and the sun, but today it was pretty dark so then I thoguht that I woke up too early but I did not. The day was normal for the rest of the time and then there was sudden announcement where Mr.

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When I woke up this morning I noticed tha it was raining pretty hard, it happened before but then it was just in the mornign and stopped when we wenot out. This time it was raining for the whole day and everyone had to go out and eat with all of the rain, it was harder to find restraunts since all of the restraunts were mostly closed since it was raning so hard. Anoter thing is that tonight I went to the Genetics talk with Mr. T and he talked about some mysteries from his family. Another thing that we did was we started our Inquiry Project final product that is going to be due on Monday.

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Today as normal it was a WIPPIS day, but not only was it a WIPPIS day but sadly it's also our last. Since today was our last WIPPIS time and last teascher support time I went with Mr. Tafel for a walk and talk to make sure that I was going on the right path for my Inquriy project. Today was also our last time working on Phase 3 so, then most of the time I worked on putting all of my information into my Phase 3 so then I would be ready for teacher review.

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Today was probably the most exciting day so far. It started out with just a normal day, untill it was WIPPIS time I was suppose to go with Jake to Zhoucheng again but, he needed to work at the Linden Centre, so then I went with Ms. Zhang. When we went there I was able to get even more information about my topic, once I was done Ms. Zhang was calling the dirver to come and pick us up but he never came so we went over to buy you tiao (which is like fired bread).

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Today I was able to go to Dali Old town with other student on the micorcampus trip. Before that I was wondering if we were still going since it was raining pretty hard, and most of the roads were kind of slippery.

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Today after we got back from out camping trip, which you can read about in yesterdays journal which is here. After the trip we had to make sure that the tents were not wet and so then we put them back up in the courtyard of Yangshuoran. Before we put the tents back every group needed to make sure that they had a recording of their service learning person.

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Today we went camping (well we went yesterday but I am writing it like it was today), during that time we first took a 20min bike ride to the camp site which was at the tongue of Erhai. Every one person in a group of two had to carry a tent (me).

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Today I went back to Zhouchen with Charissa and Ms. Zhang. There I was able to make another tie dye piece with a butterfly except the normal blue color they used a purple dye. While I was waiting for the piece to dye and dry, Charissa started braiding Ms. Zhangs hair and then we noticed that there was a young girl who was braiding string into her hair and we all wanted to do it to ut when Charissa was calling Mr.

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As you may or may not know but usually the number 13 is not always the best number. This morning it stared out with Mr. T pointing out that there were 13 people in the room on the 13th day and I was the facilitator for this mornings meeting, plus for wellness I took bike number 13, so today was a 13 day for me. But the most memorable thing that I did today was when I went on a bike ride with Charissa to the "tounge" of Erhai.

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Today I stayed in Yangshuoran most of the day (except when I went out to lunch). Today I was the dish duty and daily video shout out person, so If you want to see the video that Vincent and I shot then Click here. Today I stayed in but, even though I stayed in I was able to edit all of my Phase 2 and 3 work and still stay on schedule.

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Today I was a normal day, which consisted of SAS essentials, daily meeting, and then WIPPIS time. During WIPPIS time I went out to an embroidery shop near the Linden Centre, I thought that she knew about my topic which was Tie Dye, but instead she only knew about embroidery which I still wanted ot learn about.

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Today was a regular day which was doing SAS essentials, daily meeting, and WIPPIS time. For SAS essentials tday we are working on math, and I was able to finish all my work, the daily meeting was hard since Mr. Tafel was still not feeling well so then I had to skype in with him. For WIPPIS time I worked with Annaliese and we went together to the bank while also doing our wellness. 

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Today all that I did was chill and relax since it was another weekend. I was also able to work on adding things into my Phase 3 and making sure that I was up to date on everything that I needed to do, so then I would be able to get ready and start on Monday. I realized that everyone at school is on break now so then all of us will be able to be ahead of everyone at school which I thought was nice.

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Today is a Saturday and I was able to relax and just be able to finish up on what I needed to finish like SAS essentials and other work. Something that I thought was memorable was I was able to finish up homework that I couldn't finish during this week, especially since there was no WiFi on Thursday and I wasn't able to do much work. Another thing that I was able to do today was go running so I was able to do my third and final 30min in zone time for the week.

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Today the wifi was down and not only that but we also didn’t have any electricity. So the rest of the day was a struggle, so then we weren’t able to do any work online unless we went over to the Linden Centre. I thought that not having any electricity was going to be a struggle since I wasn’t able to ask any teachers about homework, but at the end of the day I realized that this was how people in the past have been and, I thought that I was able to connect with a lot of people around me without any kind of device making me do something else.

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Today it was really exciting cause we done a lot of things. First off the first thing that happened today that I thought was memorable was when I went out to go eat lunch at si fang jie(it's a place where there are a lot of stores and restaurants). I went to eat lunch with Heon and Vincent and we went to a place called old town snacks.

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Today is the fourth day of the microcampus trip, today it was the first day of WIPPIS (wellness, inquiry project, pitching in, and still time). The most memorable thing that I have done was so far being able to stay in zone for 40min when I had a 45min exercise time, that was the W part of WIPPIS.

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Today was our first full day of work. An memorable thing that happened to me today was when this morning after the news we were all able to go to the Linden Centre and just sit on the terrace and looked out into the fields and I thought it was beautiful, but while I was thee since my sister was the first to go to microcampus and I went to go and meet her, I started remembering things about that place.

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Today we went on a tour of the area around Yang zhou ran, the wet market, etc. The first thing that I thought was memorable was when Mr. T told us that he was better then a mind reader and that he was a Physic. I thought that he was just joking around but, then he told us that he would show us a trick, what he did was he said that he was connecting with a room key and that he could sense where it was.

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Today left on our way to Xizhou! Before we left on the plane everyone said their goodbyes and made sure that they had everything the right weight and everything correct. One thing that I thought was the most memorable was when everyone sat in a circle (and it was on the floor of the airport) and we all shared some things that we though that we needed from everyone during this trip. I remember thinking "Oh I don't know if I am ready to tell everyone everything that bothers me, or I need them to help me with." But then Mr.

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In a few days I will be leaving to Yunnan with 9 other students (plus Mr.Tafel). I am both excited but also nervous, I am ready for the exciting adventures that are going to be set upon me, but also ready for the roadblocks through the way. While there I will be working on my inquiry project on Textile Productions. I am going to miss SAS but, I can't wait to get there!

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My name is Jacklyn M. I am 13 years old. I'm really excited to be going to Xizhou for Microcampus. I was born in Newport in Los Angeles, California, and lived in Shanghai for 10 years. I chose to go to Microcampus to learn in a different environment besides just the school. I am now in Xizhou and I will be working on Textile Productions. I can't wait for the adventure ahead of me and for all the ups and downs during this month.