Everybody had finished their wearable art but I didn’t! I was planning to make a hat with some yarns instead of fake hair. I put in pink purple and peach colored yarn. I got inspired by Wengie because her hair is unicorn colored. If I had more time I would put in a lot more yarn and add unicorn horn on the top of the hat.
Last week we draw on a piece of paper to make a silk painting about our documentary! My documentary is about weasel coffee so I drew coffee beans and a cup of coffee. I was super fun tracing on the silk, but challenging because squeezing the out line evenly was kind of difficult. Painting the silk was kind of challenging because the paint was water so it spread very easily so when I try to blend something, it is very hard.blend something, it is very hard.
Yesterday we got to go to a launch in the auditorium. The first station i was in was the rice station. We got to read some facts about rice in Vietnam. Did you know that there are 1600 different kinds of rice in Vietnam? We also tried to guess how many piece of rice is in the plastic mini bowls she gave. We also got to eat the rice afterwards. On the second rotation, we got to go to Conical Hats. We also read some facts about it. One fact that I learned was that non la is made out of palm and bamboo. In the station Fish Sauce we were taste tester. We got to taste three different kinds of fish sauce with a piece of cooked plane meat. I learned that fish sauce was made out of salt and fish. In the Ao Dai Station, we learn about the process of making a ao dai. Something that was super cool was that the silk frabic that they use is make out of silk worms. I also learned that silk worms eat every 2 hour at day time and every 3 hour at night. Did you know that they carve holes in the bamboo in the process of making a flute? Well I did know that until I came to Musical Instrument. In that station, I learned how to play a flute. When we came to the Traditional game, we learned about how the game was started. A long time ago, they use pebbles to play the o ong quang. We didn’t get to play anything because the time ran out.
The coolest thing I learned was ao dai was made out of the silk worm’s cocoon. I thought that was kind of cool because it kind of mean we are wearing cocoon when we wear ao dai. I also thought the musical instrument was also cool because I have never learned how to play the flute.
I thought Conical hats was fun because I got to see al of the process of making a non la. Before I thought they use machine, but now I know that all of the non la was made by hand.I also thought Musical instrument was fun. Because trying to play the flute was so fun.
This morning we did rotation for our unit heart of exploring, and we showed our parents what we learned this unit. First we showed our parents what we learned in music then art then expo thing we did in class. Last of all, we did drama.
We played our wacky instrument to our parent. We taught them how to play our part at the end. Some of us tried to play the song, Jingle Bells. I think it was fun to play with the instrument we made and it was kind of a challenge for me when I teach my dad. When we finish teaching our parents, they tried to play their part and I think they did not bad.
In art there was many station and we got to choose one or two that we like. While we did our project, Ms. M air play the I Motion we did in art. I showed my mom and dad how to do the silicon painting. My dad kind of copied his’s friend art work using the sponge and it looked so cool. When it was my mom’s turn, my dad helped, but when i transfer it on the piece of paper it got ripped because there was glue on that side.
When our parents rotate, it makes me feel like it was the living wax museum exempt we were moving a lot and we did wear any costume or accent. I like it because we get to share what we want to do and most of the parents liked my project. The Expo kind of helped us because the parents ask us question, and it made me think of the way I can improve.
In drama we have been learning about jokes and we made some up, so this morning we shared them to our parent. We finished early so Mr. Alan asked if some of the parents want to volunteer, and Mr. Hendrickson joined. After a while, nobody joined so I ask if I can joined and we did the skit “Bad Memory”. Grace and Sophia was not here today so Yu-Fei and I subbed for them in their part.
Today was very fun because we did fun stuff in art, music, drama and our unit. I wasn’t nervous because we did the living wax museum and the G4 talk so I was less nervous. I think sharing what we did to our parents was fun and showing them how to do it was also fun.
I think Amerigo Vespucci is a kind, brave, trying hard explorer, because he helped Christopher Columbus by preparing the ships for his voyages for years. When Amerigo Vespucci was little he wanted to explore Asia like Marco Polo. Amerigo Vespucci impact was to discover North and South America. I enjoyed the Living Wax Museum because we get to research a lot about one explorer, and the facts was amazing. Something really interesting I learned was that he discovered 4 countries.
I found searching information difficult with this project because sometime when we try to find facts it might be fake.
This Unit changed the way I think about art because before I thought art was about pictures and paint, but now I think we can make art from so many things.
Marge Margulies’s pottery is unique because her pottery is very thin like rose, and the color blends very well and it look amazing. His’s art changed the way I think about art because I always thought art was something you draw on a piece of paper but when I look at his’s website I think art could be anything even math.
This is a picture I drew of a mini mannequin and Miss M taught us how to shade and draw 3D. I really like this one because the shading was very good and I really tried my best on the sketch. Miss M also taught us how to do the background.
Last Wednesday was the G4 Talk, first I was so nervous to present but after I preformed I felt proud of my self and I wasn’t nervous. When I was on stage I was a little nervous so instead of looking at the audience I looked at the stairs, that worked really good. I really miss working on the G4 Talk and learn new thing along the way. I wish we can do another presentation.
I learned that not drinking water can cause headaches, fatigue and decrease your attention span. I think I did a good job with memorizing my script. I think next year fourth grade should have more time to work on their G4 Talk. If you are doing G4 Talk next year then heres a tip, Fake It Till You Make It!!!
Today my post will be about smoking and the effects. I learned that when you smoke the smoke will go to your lungs and make it black every time you smoke and the microscopic hairs, called cilia, which is hair that keeps the bad air you breath on your lungs will die and you won’t breath in fresh air. When you start smoking it is very hard to quite and when you smoke it makes your skin wrinkly and your teeth will slowly fall away and you will also have bad breath, the worst thing is that you will die faster than people who don’t smoke! Luckily there are Electronic cigarettes which have many scent and it is not bad for you. When I knew about this information I never want to smoke and never want to start smoking. I know one thing that you shouldn’t do, and thats smoking!