For my project, I used a timeline
to help me stay organized with all the tasks that needed to be completed. The
timeline I am using is also known as a Gannt chart. A Gannt chart is a chart
that you fill out with milestones and mini steps you need to take to finish the
milestones. With adding the days, you start the task and how long it will take
bars will fill up once you finish a task.
I am currently on track with my
project. I have changed the number of recipes from 12 to 24 but that does not
make me fall behind. I am currently working on putting everything into Blurb. I
have asked Paige to add a few doodles that I want for my section pages. She is also going to help me with what
colours look good together for my entire book. She will also be my feedback
buddy for everything I do relating to my project. During the day I have learned
how to use blurb and I have completed 90% with putting each recipe in the
I am right on time with my
project. My printing day is the 27th of May now I have only 10 days to complete
it. But if I work on it every waking moment, I am positive that I will finish.
The recipes took me less time then I thought so I filled the extra time with
starting my book design. I have finished planning my book, 12 recipes, and most
of my designing my book in Burb. I still must add 12 more recipes, finish designing
my book in Blurb, and finalize my book which includes sending it off to print.
In the next few weeks I will be working on finishing designing my book, adding section pages to blurb and sending it off to print. There is not much left to do but it will take a while to complete designing my book.
Propel project is going to be designing my very own cookbook. I created a
timeline to see a master plan for our project. I ended up with five milestones
and they are. Planning, build recipes, build book, complete book, finishing
first stage is planning is where I plan out the concept of my book. Step one is
to plan out what the theme of my book is. Second step is plan out the style of cooking
I will be doing for the next 3 ½ months. Last step is to figure out the way I will
be taking my photos and who will be taking them.
second stage is building the recipes from start to finish. Step one is making
my comment cards I will be using to get feedback on what worked and what did
not, and se what people can look for while making the recipe. Step two is to
make comment cards with the recipes on the back of them, these comment cards will
help me figure out if the recipes make sense. The longest step is making the
recipes that will take about 16 days. Step four will be reviewing the comment
cards, then the final step is to rewrite on the recipes after reviewing every
single comment card coming back to me.
third stage is to make my book. Step one is to design the book without pictures
recipes anything just pencils and paper probably. Then I will make a draft one-
three in four days. After that the last step is to make a draft one with
pictures and recipes.
second last stage is going to be finalizing everything. The first step I will
be designing section pages for each chapter. Second step will be making a final
copy of the book without pictures and recipes. The last step in this stage is
to make a final copy of the book with pictures and recipes. And last stage is
to publish my book.
So far propel has been a bumpy ride. For the past two weeks, I worked on a smaller version of my project. The task is Proof of Concept. I had a hard time. At the end of the two weeks, we had to present it to the class to see if we can finish our project.
I wanted to teach students and make a cookbook, but after talking with my mom about it I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to make a cookbook and only have two to three recipes for five different categories. Now that I know what I want to do, I can start getting down to work. When I am doing my final presentation, I want a physical object to show off to my friends and family. Not only say that I did something.
I had many obstacles to overcome, but I learned a lot from them. I learned that making a cookbook with 5 recipes for 5 different categories was not going to happen. My peers also helped me learn a lot. Also, my peers gave me feedback about each dish. After POC I know I can finish my project by the end of the semester. How I will do that is by ignoring everyone and get down to work, at home, and at school. Looking forward I have a lot of work but I know I can do it.
I have been in Propel for three weeks now and it has been fun, I am excited to finally start making my project. I have made lots of friends. I have also been on a field trip that helped me discover some of my peers’ skills and got to know more about them. Having to go on an adventure with people I did not know was hard at first because I did not want to help figure out how to get out of the Escape room. Before leaving the propel classroom my teachers have been giving us lesson after lesson and I was getting a little bit comfortable but then they tell us that we have a field trip and that we don’t really get to pick our groups, I was a little upset about that because I only really talked to three or four other people. But after the adventure, I have learned a lot about the other people in my group and I really loved getting to know them.
I made a lot of friends because of the adventure that I had talked about previously. I am friendly to everyone in the class and I really love how many people I have meet here. I have way more friends now then I have ever in my life because I am not the hugely open to most people, everyday I am here It has been the best day of my life and each day it gets better and better.
I have been dying to start my project and I am so excited that I can finally start collaborating with my friends. Collaborating is one of the biggest parts of my project because I really think that collaborating is key so that the project can really succeed as you want it to. My project is all about collaborating with other people because I need people to help me taste the dishes I make to figure out if they work or if they don’t.
Overall I am already growing so much as a person and it has only been three weeks, I can’t wait to see how much I will grow by the end of the semester presenting my project in front of my friends and family.