Hello! Welcome to my AP Bio blog. Watch this video to learn a little more about me.
Wow. I just rewatched my About Me video and realized that this has been quite a journey. I remember that when I created the video, I thought it was so good! Looking back, I’ve realized how much my movie-making skills have improved. When I started at the beginning of the year, I had no idea how much my fellow AP Bio Rockstars would push me to do my best work, making me better every day. The quality of my work has improved exponentially since the beginning of the year. I compared the first Above and Beyond video Veronica and I made to the second one, and the growth is obvious. I think, at the beginning of the year, we weren’t quite aware yet of the quality of work Mrs. Girard expects us to do. I am not saying I didn’t try on my first few assignments, but I think I just did what was required of me and nothing more. As the year progressed, everyone in AP Bio continued to go above and beyond, creating amazing presentations and media, and the fortitude and passion of the entire class has definitely rubbed off on me. I know how to use a VoiceThread proficiently, I can write a mean blog post, and iMovie is a breeze (usually). The difference from the beginning of the year to now is mind blowing.
In the last week, I’ve been looking over all of my blog posts and remember all of the different assignments that we’ve done. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would have so many blog posts on so many different topics! Mrs. Girard is constantly reminding us that our blogs are perfect to send to colleges in our applications, but I also love how it can be a way for me to share all the work I’ve done with my family. I am very proud of everything I’ve done this year in AP Bio, and I am love sharing my work. I also enjoy how the blog serves as a sort of time capsule in which I can look back on everything I’ve done.
My favorite project that I did was the Breakthrough Challenge. I did my project on the effects of smoking on DNA. This was my first experience with stop motion. My first stop motion took me an entire class period, and then I had to redo it. After that, though, I started to get the hang of it and I had a blast. I made a few clips, and personally I think they’re very cute. Although I didn’t win the competition, it was super cool to have a project where we had the opportunity to win money and win a lab for my school. If you want to check out my Breakthrough Challenge, click here.
I don’t know what I’m going to do next year without my Team AP Bio! AP Bio was definitely my favorite class this year. Mrs. Girard pushed us to be creative in our learning, and to have fun! I’m going to miss all of the seniors, who have been so supportive this year, and it has been great to get to know them all. To my fellow juniors, thanks for an awesome year!
Who knows what next year will bring?