I didn't have anything to write for a long time, but now I have something really important to write about! 5th graders were working on proposals, and the unit was called 'Green Dragons'. We worked on Green Dragons for about at least two months. I was with Melissa, Peggy, and Ellie. My group worked on the project called 'Color Coded Recycling Bins'. I chose this idea, because though we have a recycling bin, I barely saw people using the recycling bins, so I thought this was a big problem. These are the reasons that I thought my group's idea was sustainable: For Ecology, our idea fits, since it's eco friendly and good for the environment. For Economics, there are no problems, because the wood that we are going to use are from local sources, so they are cheaper. For Politics, since it's recycling, people will agree to do it. Lastly, for Culture, recycle doesn't affect any culture, but instead it helps cultures.
We made a survey and send it to 5 - 8th graders, so they could write what they were thinking about recycling at SSIS. We tried to prepare our proposal and infographic as well as we could. First, we each made a proposal by ourself. Next, we made a infographic, and we included ideas that we found out during our survey and when we were researching about recycling in the internet. After that, we added parts of the proposals that we each had.
I thought we would get a green light, because I really thought that there were big problems about recycling at SSIS. My group was really nervous for the first pitch. I was in tank 3 and in my tank, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Papaseit, and Ms. Tina was there for the judge. Since we didn't have any reasons that our project was sustainable, at the last minute before we started our first shark tank, we decided to add the reasons about sustainable. And the next day, we found out that we passed the first shark tank. The most interesting thing I learned was how SSIS was sustainable and not sustainable.
The most challenging part that I thought was that during shark tank, some people were talking fast and their voice was quiet, so it was hard for me to hear even though I was next to that person.
I think that my group did well on memorizing the lines that we had. Each person at least had three lines. For the final shark tank, some people were struggling with the lines they had more line, because they had shorter lines.