20 hour project post!!

My 20 hour project is to draw better pictures of animals. I chose this project because I like to draw animals but I don’t know how to draw a lot of animals. Therefore,  I decided to do a 20 hour project about drawing better photos of animals and drawing more animal pictures.

Last week, I tried to go online and search for drawing animals and I did not really find that much videos to help me. I also tried to get advice from my friends and they gave me advice to go to different websites or they would teach me how to draw pictures. I planed to draw 3 animals a tiger, Dog and bird. So I tried different websites and I watched different videos to see which one is good for me to draw. I also tried to find a video that is just right for me to draw because if it is too hard then I don’t know how to do it. As a result, I know how to draw a dog but it is not that good.

Next week, I will try to find a video to draw a tiger and bird and practice drawing it.


What I did in my weekend

On my weekend I made a toy for my dog. So I imagined how it would look like and drew it out and then I thought how the toy will look like and how it is going to be safe for me. So then I got the supplies. I need a fluffy sock, a piece of rubber and a string. So First I cut my fluffy socks and put a piece of rubber then I sewed it back together and added I tied a piece of string to it. But when I gave the toy too my dog the string kept falling off so then I decided to sew the string so it would not fall off. So that is how I made the toy.

Selena’s reflection

Backward-LookingWhat problems did you encounter while you were working on this challenge? How did you solve them?

First we tried to use a straw so it glide but it did not work and also it did not have that much weight so we add a small piece of straw so we could put it in the string and we also dish washers so it could have more weight.


What was satisfying to you or frustrating to you during the challenge?

The challenging part was how to make it glide because we could not really make it glide. Also we need to see about the weight.


Outward-LookingIn what ways did your product meet or not meet the goals of the challenge?

We meet our goal by getting the weight so it could glide down so it would not be too light.



What would you change if you have a chance to do this challenge over again?

I would change the weight cause it is too heavy and I will make it a little bit lighter so it could glide slowly.



Book review ( Again) ! And this time the book is called Joey Pigza Swallowed the key and it is about this boy who can’t keep still. He lives with his grandma and one day his mom came back from trying to chase after his dad but then she gave up so she came back home with Joey, but his grandma got stricter so then one day she went in the sewer and never came back. But then one day he Swallowed a key for a buck and he had to drink a type of medicine and then one day he pooped it out. He was also send to special ed school because he needed help with sitting still.

I recommend you read this book because it shows to not be so hyper sometimes because people can be sometimes be calm  and they need to stay calm sometimes when you are doing things that are dangerous.





Explorer play!

We did a play in front of the whoIe 4 grade! I enjoyed doing our script because we get to learn and have fun at the same time. I prepared by making props and costumes and memorizing my script so I would not mess up on stage. I have Misha, Bomin, YuLi and I ! Our script is about Jeanne Baret, she was the first woman to sail around the world. Our script is about her on the ship and that she has to cut off her arm because she had a disease but then  she accidentally  spoke in a woman voice. The Barber  found out she was a girl so she told the captain to kick her out of the ship because she was a girl and the captain did . We have the captain, the Barber,  Jeanne Bare and her friend. I was proud that we did not mess up and that we did not also messed up any actions.  I think we should speak louder in our script .I think I will give my script a 3 because we did not speak so loud and we need to try and speak louder next time.  I like how other people have a narrator and they tried to use some props from home. I also helped another play because one of  their team mates was busy.

my script!

Helped script!

My explorer reflection!

We made a ship and it is called Étolie and we think we did really good. I think we struggled with the sail cause we tried making it stand still, What I like about it is that the body of the boat. our sailor was Jeanne Baret she was born in July 27, 1740, she was born in France and she lived with her parents. people from France would sail to explore so she dreamed to sails so then one day she pretend to be a man and went on the ship, the captain was Louis Antoine de Bougainville. As they were sailing people found out that she was a girl so they left her in the land of Tahiti. we really like building the ship and making the ship.


My awesome book review!!

I read this book called the Pinballs and it is a bout these 3 friends  called Carlie,Thomas. J  and Harvey who were being pushed around like pinballs. From 1 – 5 I would rate this book a 2 because I did not really understand the meaning that they where pushed around, and I liked how the Author explained a lot about the character but there where some difficult words in the book we didn’t know.

This book is about 3 friends named Carlie, Harvey and Thomas J who where pushed   around and they met in the foster home and they get pushed around from the owner. Carlie was doing the laundry, cleaning the dishes and doing  stuff young ladies are suppose to do. So they are trying not to get pushed around by Mr and Mrs Mason. And they started to trust each other. The message of this book is to trust yourself.


I think my friend should should read it because she is mostly doing everything for her sister  and I think that it will help her realize she dose not have to do a lot off stuff for her and that she can do it herself so I think she should read it.






Film Festival!

What I liked about the film festival is the videos because some people felt really proud of them selves! I was proud of our video because it shows that we really tried our best!  I would let everybody have each of a idea for there lines and that I could add more photos to it. I was the MC and when i went up to talk my lines i was sort of scared!


The river artist visitor!!

Today Tracy Lee a river artist came to our school and showed us a little about herself and how she became a river artist. Then we walked to the rainbow bridge for about 10 – 15 minutes, then when we got there we would be in each station my first station was sketching. After about 30 minutes we ate lunch for about 15 minutes. Then we would dip the water in the river to see if it was clean or not, we saw that it was dirty. we did it again and our second fabric rip, then we went back home and we were so tired!


Vietnamese water puppet show!

Today we went to the water puppet show and we rode the bus there. We watched the show for about 10 minutes and we also get to ask question to the manger so he could answer  them. we also get to find out how they move the fish and people and we also get to move it around too! They were so heavy! after the water puppet show we went to have snack near a park and after snack we interview some people about Vietnam. Lastly we went to eat lunch at Binh Tanh market and the food there was  so good!  After we ate we Interview more people and then the bus came and we had to go back to school.