Today, we had our Exploration Stations. The 4 stations were: Drama, Music, Community Partners and art. I did not really enjoy any station, but my favorite was drama because I got to introduce all the plays. My least favorite was art because I did not have a plan yet. Showing my learning to my parents was hard because we had to explain what we did.
This is my artist Liu Bolin. He paints people so they blend in with the background. It blew my mind because I can’t see the person in some of his artworks. His art makes me feel like that he is very good at doing street art.
I need to work on writing better questions about the book in my reader responses. I like how the author used figurative language. I want to recommend this book to kids because it has a lot of figurative language that makes it interesting.
We had IB art buddies. My buddy’s name was Thanh. We ask our high school buddies questions about art.
I asked these questions:
Q: How does it feel like to be a artist?
A: Still doesn’t feel real to me that I’m an artist yet.
Q: What is your favorite piece of art you did?
A: I don’t have one.
Here is my favorite painting from my IB buddy:
Q: What did it feel like when you came off the stage yesterday after you finished?
A: I felt exited after the G4 talk. I almost cried tears of happiness after the G4 talk!
Q: What do you think is the biggest thing you learned from this project?
A: I learned that positive choices lead to greater independence!
Here is my G4 talk:
Tomorrow is our G4 talk. My G4 talk is called, Head to A Life of Reading. Today I am feeling exited about tomorrow. Tonight I need to work on my gestures, and smiling to further improve my speech.
This unit we were really focusing on figurative language. We were focusing on hyperbole, personification, idiom, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia and alliteration. I like to say onomatopoeia a lot because it sounds weird. I think alliteration is the hardest figurative language because I’d have to think of the same letter to start each word. My favorite kind of figurative language is idiom because I have to figure out what it means.
This week was fun. We had a crazy week. We had our new unit launch, and it was also crazy because Andrew built a super tall tower with base 10 blocks. It was taller than anyone in the class! (Including teachers) We also got our first nature walk. We also saw a dead owl. It was a barn owl. It was dead because it thought the window was an open space so it bumped its head in the window. Poor thing.
My first weeks of 2017 were very very important. My winter holiday was fun too! My friends Ryan and Jia Chi came over to my house almost every day! At school, my teacher spent a million afternoons leaving to the hospital. We also had a new student, his name is Ben. I am looking forward to having a party with my family for lunar new year.