You might have noticed but we 4th graders had been working on our documentaries. We had a film festival that was on march 28. I was very nervous since I was an MC. But turnes out I did great job being an MC even though I didn’t say much. Here is our Documentary we spent working on for weeks:
For the visiting artist, we went to dip some fabric in the river at the rainbow bridge. Okay. I’ll take a step back. Our visiting artist was Lee Tracy, and she was an eco artist. She usually spends her time with nature. She wanted to let people know How much we are polluting the world. The river we dipped the fabric in was the river with the rainbow bridge over it. At first I thought we would dip small pieces, but we ended up tying the fabric to log ropes and we hung the fabric over the rainbow bridge. We also made poems and drew pictures. We had to walk all the way from school to the bridge and back so my legs felt like jelly when we came back.
We also learned about sustainability. Sustainability is having habits that restore our enviorment
Here’s my poem.
Nature is amazing
How things move so freely
The ants march across the green grass
The colorful fish swimming happily
The bird’s unmatchably beautiful bird’s voices singing
Nature’s beauty is a gift
we must use wisely We need to open our eyes and see the horrible things we have done
As I told you we had five field trips in a row. Yesterday we went to a Ao dai & Medical Museum . First we visited the Medical Museum. I learned a lot about the Vietnamese Medical things. The fact that the Vietnamese doctors grain herbs with their feet, and also that the doctors use herds and cicaderscicaders to make people feel better. Then we went to the Ao Dai museum. We drew out a design for an Ao dai and learned the history of Ao dais. When This Ao Dai was made, who made it…
We had a lot of fun! We also ate lunch there… Oh yeah. I lost my money
Guess what? Today we went on a field trip! Our new unit is Viable Vietnam and we still have three more field trips in a row! Today we went to watch a water puppet show . The manager talked and answered questions and turns out it use to be a game. But as more and more people watched it, it became a performance . ( we also learned the secret of moving the puppets. shh…) Then we had our snack at Tao Đàn park. We also went to a food court ( Ben tan food court) to buy our food! I bought some pho with vietnameses but I couldn’t finish it so I gave it to my team mate Jeawoo and he finished it up for me. I guess it was fun choosing our own food. I also had a sugar cane juice and it was sweet as it sounds. When we rode the bus I started to feel carsick. But I felt better as I talked with my friend. I admit I think it was better than I thought it would be. Anyways, I am also exited for tomorrow’s Field trip.
Look. Writing a story isn’t simple. I started the story like this:
First I decided where my character would live. It was hard just imagining it in my head so I drew it out .I also filled out a check list, just to be sure I wrote a good story. If you want a good story you need a plan. I placed all my ideas on a big pice of paper. I also planned a beginning , a middle , and an end. I tell you it wasn’t easy. But me, having a big imagination and all it wasn’t that hard. Then I wrote the story I’ve planned for on a big google doc. I had some problems but I think it was mostly fun. Now I must introduce the most important and maybe a little boring part about writing. The revising and editing. I didn’t have much to edit but when I read it on paper, my. Did I make that much mistakes? Finally, I wrote the all about the author’s page. A whole page about me! How embarrassing! Then the last but not least, my teacher printed my story out. Every book has an cover, so I drew one out. I did get some ideas from my classmates.
Hi! My name is Yu-jin. The last post I posted was about my story. In this post, I am going to talk about our show case day. We did it on January 25 Wednesday. The night before that I couldn’t sleep. I was too excited. The next day I was so nervous. What if my mom didn’t Like my story? Turns out I didn’t need to worry. My mom Loved It! I felt proud.
We have been busy writing stories, coding games and working with our groups on our energy saving prototypes! I want to talk about our stories. The one I have worked independently. The first project we have been focusing on is our fantasy stories. I have been working on it daily. At school and at home. I wanted to write twenty pages, because I enjoyed it so much. But I didn’t have enough time. I still love my story. and I hope when you become fourth grade, you will too!
Here are some pictures of us sharing our projects to our parents!