For one day, I created an acrylic painting of a really fancy looking ice cream. One of my successes with my one day project is how it turned out, because I really liked how it turned out. Another one of my successes was how well the mint color turned out and how easy it was to make that color. The only challenge I had was painting the bottom left corner, because I the original paint that I had to paint the bottom right corner was all used up, so I had to make more of the same color, but I couldn’t make the exact color so I ended up having to paint the bottom left corner several times. I learned that when you are planning to use one color for a large area, you should make a large amount of paint so you don’t run out, because it is way better than making small amounts then running out and making some more. I will continue painting outside of one day, and I will paint more food, desserts and such. The impact I made was one that probably only impacted myself and my friends, and perhaps some people in the future that want to paint for their one day project. The impact I made on myself was that I enjoyed the experience of painting food, so I might paint more food in the future, the impact I made on my friends and a tiny bit of the students at this school is that maybe more people will think of painting with acrylic as a choice for next year’s one day project.
Do you like comedy? Do you care about the ecosystem? If so, then Hoot is for you! Hoot is about a boy, Roy, who sees a barefoot boy running into the woods one day and gets concerned, so Roy goes to find him. Meanwhile, there is a construction going on and in the site, there lives a family of burrowing owls. When Roy, the boy that lives in the woods, and Beatrice “the bear” find out, they try to stop the construction in a series of events. Will the trio save the owls, or will the constructions go on, kicking the poor owls out of their burrow? Read Hoot to find out!
For my impact project I did a food and clothing drive with May and Akari. Our goal was 30 items but we only got three so therefor, we failed. Personally, I think that we could have done better this time if we went around the classes to present, this way more people would have payed more attention to us and perhaps donate. If I were to do the impact project again I would not do a drive, because there are to many people doing it, and for a drive, you need to depend on other people to donate in order to achieve success.
The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers
The Cruisers are getting angrier and angrier about Alvin criticizing the African Americans and saying that they are uncivilized. So the cruisers hatch a plan to make alvin embarrassed about saying these things. Mean while, Zander’s dad wants to make a subpoena but Zander doesn’t want to live with his dad.
My connection is that in my school in America we learned about slavery and segregation which is what Zander is dealing with.
I think that the plot of this story is Zander and the Cruisers disagree with Alvin and make him admit that what he said was wrong.
The title of my book is The Cruisers by Walter Dean Myers ,and it is about 4 african american kids Alexander, Kambui, La Shonda, and Bobbi in a school for the gifted and talented where they run a newspaper. That is all I’ve read so far. My connection to the book is that it takes place in america, and I’m from america. So far, I’ve only read a little, so I don’t know the plot yet. The setting is in a school in america. Alexander, who his friends call Zander doesn’t get described much as in looks or personality, but I think Zander is a african american boy who is spunky, but levelheaded.
We finished our student led conferences last week and I thought it was good.
We started preparing for SLC in the beginning of the school, by putting our work in our SLC folders. Since the beginning of the school year my SLC folder has been getting thicker and thicker. As SLC got closer and closer, We started working on evernote and piktochart. Then came the actual SLC. It was actually ok.
We finished the human body project before spring break,so here is my reflection.
We started the human body with human body centers, there were 6 of them in all skeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system (dissection), digestive system , nervous system and muscular system. My favorite was dissection, we dissected a pig heart and pig lungs and I thought that it was very cool. One that I didn’t enjoy very much was the digestive system because I think it is gross.
Then we moved on to human body projects and I did the immune system. I think that I did pretty good and I learned a lot about the immune system. I enjoyed my human body project a lot, and there wasn’t anything that I did’t like.
I also liked some of the other projects other people did, like May Akari and Sophia’s project about the digestive system. It wasn’t gross, and their powerpoint was really cool. I also liked their activity, the crossword puzzle.
Of Nightingales That Weep by Katherine Paterson
This book is about a girl that was a samurai’s daughter who has a special talent for singing and playing the koto, a japanese instrument in the middle of a war, Genji against Heiki.
Takiko is a spunky girl that likes to play the koto. She becomes a lady in waiting to prince Aoi when her country is tossed into war.
My connection to this is that I am going to Japan on spring break with Akari.