Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR) Essay

Expected Schoolwide Learing Results (ESLR) Essay

During the last two and a half years of high school, I've been using the ESLRs a lot. I've learned how to become a responsible citizen and use my abilities to maintain good mental and physical health. I am a collaborative worker and I respect the feelings, opinions, and ideas of others. I've become a complex thinker by using a variety of strategies to resolve complex problems, and by demonstrating a creative and innovative approach to learning. I am an effective communicator conveying significant messages to others in speaking, writing, through numeracy, and the arts. These ESLRs will help me out a lot during my life and during my senior year. During my senior year hopefully these ESLRs come in handy while doing my senior project. In this essay I will be telling you how I achieved these ESLRs in my classes.

While in my first year of high school, I learned to become a responsible citizen. I had a P.E. class for both semesters my freshman year. We had to run once a week and the teacher recorded out mile run times. The girls in the class only had a fifteen minute time limit to finish four laps. If we did not finish in less than fifteen minutes then we did not get our points for that week. In my freshman first semester portfolio I put my best run time of that semester and that was my proof of achieving the responsible citizen ESLR. It was easy because I had been in baseball for four years before I went into high school. The running helped out a lot when it came to this class. Even though it helped being in baseball, this class made me maintain good physical health, which is being a responsible citizen.

In my sophomore year, tenth grade, I became a complex thinker by using a variety of strategies to resolve complex problems, and by demonstrating a creative and innovative approach to learning. I achieved this ESLR when I took my fashion class. I had to learn to sew, thread a needle, pin, and back stitch before doing anything. I used different skills to make a sun dress for summer time. I was a quick learner in all these new strategies. When first starting this project I had to lay out all of the pieces of fabric and cut them to the right size. I then had to pin the back and fronts of the fabrics together. Then we had to start off with a back stitch and sew a seam onto the edges of the fabrics. By the end of the semester I had a very pretty, wonderful summer dress. I also made a pair of boxer shorts and had to use the same variety of these new skills. But the difference between these two projects is that the boxers had pockets on it. That was kind of the hard part to do at first but I caught on how to do it. This class is going to help me out a lot in the future, because I want to become a fashion designer. I can still sew, pin, thread a needle, and back stitch.

During my junior year of high school I learned to become an effective communicator by conveying significant messages to others in speaking, writing, through numeracy, and the arts. I became an effective communicator in my Spanish class. We would be tested every chapter and for one part of the test we had to write a letter to an anonymous pen pal. These letters would have to do with whatever chapter we would be working on, for example the last letter was about different meal times and what we would eat. I learned different words like, la leche meaning milk, el platanos meaning bananas, la lechuga meaning lettuce, el verduras meaning vegetables, and other ones too. But I had a really nice friend, named Jesus, who would help me with my Spanish. He was a native speaker and whenever I needed help with something I would ask him and he would help me. I have never spoke Spanish a day in my life so this was a hard assignment to convey significant messages in a different language.

While in my third year of high school, eleventh grade, I also became a collaborative worker by interacting and communicating effectively in a culturally diverse society. I am also a collaborative worker by the way I respect the opinions, feelings, and ideas of others. In my health class I became a collaborative worker and I respected the opinions, feelings, and ideas of others. Some of the people in my group didn't understand what view I was trying to see since guys and girls think totally different. One project we had to do was that we had to think of all the four of the H worded types of Aids, and make a presentation of it. I thought we could make out presentation all nice with swirls, dots, and a purple board. But on the other hand the guys wanted to do it with sports with a red board. So we all came to a conclusion and we had baseball with dots and the board was blue. We had a lot of different group projects so we had to be collaborative workers. In my group I was stuck with all male class mates so I had to respect their feelings on the ideas I had.

After two and a half years in high school, I am now a responsible citizen who maintains good physical and mental health. I can now maintain my physical health by running one mile a week. I am a collaborative worker who respects the feelings, opinions, and ideas of others. I can now respect others and work on projects with different types of people. I am now an effective communicator who can convey significant messages to others in speaking, writing, through numeracy, and the arts. I know how to use my effective communicating skills to write letters in a different language. I am also a complex thinker who uses a variety of strategies to resolve complex problems, and who demonstrates a creative and innovative approach to learning. I can now work on my future and start making my own clothing with the skills I have learned. So as you can see I have achieved theses ESLRs in my point of view. I can ramble on and on about how I achieved them but I know none of the teachers really want to read these after reading over two hundred of them. I believe that high school is the starting line in the race of life.