Family Food Tradition

Nutties(Snowball Cookies)

These nutties are one of my favourite cookies that I grew up eating. I find it very intresting that this recipe has been passed down through both sides of my family with slightly diffrerent variations. On my dad’s side, my relitives have told me that this recipe has been in the family for over 65 years. And on my moms side, my grandma said she used to make them back in Poland. It has become a tradition because every year during the holidays my family makes them. Lots of people in my family make them, I learned  how to make them from my Auntie and it was very easy to make. They are small round cookies rolled in powdered sugar. They can be served for a snack or a nice and simple dessert. Nutties pair well with tea or they are just fine on their own. There were not too many adaptions made to this recipe except, depending on what you have in the house you can use. I have chosen this dish to represent my heritage because it is a type of cookie that both sides of my family reconises and they are one of my favourites.

The recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Butter or Margerine
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup filberts(Chopped)

Steps:

  1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Cream together butter and white sugar
  3. Sift flour and salt then add to butter mixture, mixing thoroughly
  4. Add the vanilla and nuts and incorporate into the dough
  5. Roll the dough into small balls and flatten slightly on a prepared baking tray
  6. Bake on the middle rack for 20 minutes or until slightly golden (Check Bottoms)
  7. As soon as they get out of the oven roll in powdered sugar

Refection #1

Throughout the short stories until I did my best to participate in class and work on assignments. I did my best to think critically about the deeper meaning of stories. when we were discussing as a class about different questions and aspects of the story I was able to reflect and adjust my answers based on the new knowledge I was taking in. When reading a story like “The Watch” I was able to investigate where the different actions and emotions were derived from. I was able to listen to what others had to say without disagreeing instantly. I was able to observe all the little details like in the story “The Doll House”. I have improved so much on my capability to understand more of the details when I read which was something that I struggled with. Overall I did my best to work hard during this unit and I also really enjoyed all the interesting short stories. I am very proud of my improvement and progress.

My Employability Skills – Reflection

1) Review the Employability Skills listed, describe the skills you currently have and how you used them in the activities.

Today I used lots of different skills such as Teamwork & Working in Diverse Environments, Problem Solving & Critical Thinkin, Havig a good Attitude, Ability to Accept and Integrate Criticism and Feedback and finally Flexibility & Adaptability. Using these in my group we all managed to help each other understand and solve the problem and find a great way to work together.
I helped my group make decisions and participate with a great attitude. I also listened so that everyone felt included and I did my best to go out of my way to include others. I helped whoever needed help in our group and we discussed what strategies we must overcome our problem.
We tried to solve the human knot problem, and we didn’t succeed but we will be able to next time. Because we will have learnt from our mistakes and we will know what to do better next time, but we will also.

2) Discuss the skills that you would like to work on and what you can do to improve or practice them so that you are employable in the future.

Time management is very important to get stuff done. I usually start something thinking that I will have enough time but I usually end up running out. So to work on it I well before the deadline so I plan everything out. I always do my best to stay on track and focus on tasks. Employers look for someone that is a responsible and reliable witch is definitely me so it is great that I stay on track. It is also very important to work well with others wich I also learned during all the in-class activities.

Englsih Final Project Powerpoint

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Saving Water and Energy with Microbits: No water wasted detector #3

No Water Wasted Detector:

Here is a hyperlink to the document with my final code: Microbits Science Project 

I’m afraid that I did not have a chance to take pictures of my actual device during class time. But it looks like a microbit with the moisture detector attached. The Buzzer turned on as soon as I placed the moisture detector inside water.

My device was very hard to create at first but after research and using the information I learned in class I was able. This prosses really showed and helped me reflect that I am able to demonstrate my learning, growth, and strengths. When I was explaining my project to my classmates this really helped me build on my communication competency. This project also made me think a lot and be creative. It helped me improve on my thinking core competencies because it made me think outside of the box.

Saving Water and Energy with Microbits: No water wasted detector #2

Think

For the first step of creating a device that can detect the moisture level in a substance like dirt, I decided to do some extra research about how to code this onto my microbit. There was lots of great information online but I wanted to add my own unique spin to the device, I decided to add a vibration motor to the microbit device so it would alert me when there was enough water in the dirt. I also used the information that we learned in class to code these things with only the knowledge and research I knew. I used analog and digital read pins to create this device as well. I did some sketching and then went to create the microbit.

Make: Microbits Science Project

After I research how to code all the information. I designed my device I tested the first attempt without the buzzer and it worked great. That code is in the document linked at the top next to the make section. then it took me a while but I used all the stuff we learned in class and added the buzzer so it would buzz when it detects moisture. after a few tests, the device worked great. Although I wanted to make the system more complex.

Improve:

After more creative thinking and research I thought that we could make it so it has a longer cord. In this case, it would be way more portable and usable in all situation and all plants. To make this device more portable it would be cool to have a case to re stabilitate the device. This device could also work for the grass so you don’t over water it.

The Learning Experience I am Most Proud of This Year

I am most proud of this Socials 9 project that I did this semester. The project was about different subjects about residential schools and first nations. My partner and I decided to choose Australian residential schools compared to Canadian residential schools. This was a very big and challenging project. My partner and I worked very hard on doing the best we can and adding as much information as possible. I am very proud to say we received 91% on this project. The whole unit and this project really opened my eyes to indigenous history. This was a great learning experience.

Saving Water and Energy with Microbits: No water wasted detector #1

For my idea for the saving energy with micro:bits project is that we have decided to experiment with the moisture detector attachment to the mocro:bit. We will create a device using the knowledge we have learned about micro:bits in class and I will brainstorm exactly how to create a device that can detect the moisture in a plant. This device will help us save energy because it reduces the amount of water you give to the plant so you don’t waste water by over watering your plants. Lots of energy is used to bring the water to you so its best that we preserve as much as possible.