May 13th, 2013 — humanities 7
May 9th, 2013 — music 7
What Makes Rokudan sound Japanese is its slow rhythm and beat.And the Koto has its very own unique sound the sound.And what makes rokudan sound japanese is the way the way the musicians play there instruments.And what makes the instruments different is they use something called tsumei to play the koto instead of a pick.And what makes it sound different is there note patterns and how the notes work.And another thing that make the koto sound different is the different ways to pluck the strings and how you use one of your hands to pluck the strings and the other hand to change the way the notes sound.And there are many differences to the instruments not in sound but other things like we are not aloud to put the koto upside down and we are not to step over it and I am very sure that the koto is hollow.And the shape of the instrument is different from others and the way you play the instrument is very different then others.And I know these things since I played koto is 4th grade.What I like about the Koto is its melody and its slow rhythm and I like it the way the tuning sound I like how it sounds when people change the way it sound and I like listening to it.But what I don’t like is actually playing it and some other little things about it.The Shamisen is very similar to a guitar but it only has 3 strings while most guitars have six it sounds to me like a bunch of noises all happening at once and the shamisen pick is huge.What I like about the shamisen is it is very similar to the guitar and the way it sounds and if you are good at playing the instrument you can pull on the string to change the noise.The shakuhachi is a Japanese flute most flutes you blow from the side but the skakuhachi you blow from the hole that is on top of the flute and the shakuhachi you can’t really change the noise unless you have different sized shakuhachi each size of the shakuhachi makes different noises.
April 11th, 2013 — music 7
My favorite song in the blackbox was bruce and Mr.Pattersons original song they got the idea from hiking in the forest they said I liked it because it sounded more special and I just liked the song itself more compared to the other ones but the other songs were still good.My favorite instrument out of the koto,Shakuhachi and Shamisen was the shakuhachi because it was the most similar to the instrument I play out of all of them and I liked asking what was the largest or smallest shakuhachi of all time and I liked all the information today and I have never played it before so it makes more interesting I like the shamisen also because I like bands with guitars and that is very close to a guitar I liked all the information I got on it and I like the fact that the shamisen pic is so big for a instrument and I do like the koto as an instrument and like the way it sounds I like listening to others playing it but in fourth grade when we had to have koto class I did not like it because I was horrible at the koto.
April 8th, 2013 — art 7
For about two months we have been learning about line drawing just recently I have finished my line drawing.We learned different line techniques for example stipple,hatching,cross hatching and stumble and we learned about different artists who did line drawings like Albrecht Durer, Rembrandt, Vincent Van Gogh.We also learned to use texture,tone and value and we also learned how important Foreground,Middle ground and background was in a line drawing.Our unit question for this unit was how can we communicate visually.Our significant concept for this unit were what are the big ideas and what do we want our students to retain for years into the future.
My first line drawing I did was a line drawing I copied that Van Gogh did and My second line drawing I created on my own my first line drawing I am not sure I even finished but from what I remember compared to my second line drawing it was not as good.My second line drawing I did well with the lake,trees,sky,grass and the bench I did but my weaknesses were the mountains and the grass looked to mechanical and the sheep I drew blended in with the grass so it is hard to see it but I did a good job other then that and in my drawing there is a lot of grass.From my first line drawing to my second I made a lot of progress like I learned a lot more line techniques and I learned that you should test a style before you put it on paper because I put a style on the mountains in marker witch I thought would look good but turned out it didn’t look good and I could not erase the marker and right after that I found a much better line technique for the mountains but I could not use the line technique that I should have used was a form of hatching.
My final line drawing there are a couple of things I could improve on for example my mountain it has no lines on it and this is a line drawing it is just scribble.I could also improve on my grass it looks to mechanical and my sheep blends in with the grass so you cant see it.I also feel I could have spent more time on my lake but I think I did okay but other then those things I feel very confident that I will get a reasonable grade.
The ways I can stop these mistakes are I could spend more time on my lake and I could use a different line technique for the sheep so it does not blend in with the grass and I could try different styles on paper so I could test what would look good on a mountain and I could have jumbled up the grass so it would look more realistic and less mechanical.
February 23rd, 2013 — drama 7
When I was doing this speech I was very nervous during the speech I was very quiet and I was moving my hands a lot.I knew what I was doing but I was still nervous but I believe did a good job with the speech I stayed on topic and did everything fine and it was a fun thing to do.I think I did well on this speech because I talked about why I like movies and I also talked about information.But what I could improve on my volume I was to quiet and I was not good with emphasis.
February 21st, 2013 — humanities 7
February 6th, 2013 — science 7
A – The work shows the progress I have made in a particular subject.
B – The piece highlights an area that you really want to improve in.
D- You really enjoyed creating this piece and want to talk about the process with your parent
February 5th, 2013 — spanish 7
January 31st, 2013 — tutor 7
What is Bullying?
a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker someone who does anything they can to make someone feel bad.
What are strategies for dealing with bullies?
Do something you enjoy
stand up for yourself
Stay in groups
Why do people bully?
To get attention
Its the way they were raised because nobody is born bad
They have some motive(they were bullied so they do it)
they think they are just joking
not knowing its mean
What can be the consequences of bullying
no one talks to you
big trouble with family
sometimes criminal charges
January 31st, 2013 — PE 7
This video represents bad sportsmanship there is a reason why this was the biggest fight in NBA history.When Ron Artest fouled Ben Wallace I have to admit it was a hard foul but it was not big enough of to cause that Ben Wallace over reacted and I understand when you are mad you do things that are stupid.But I mean players get into small brawls like that but fans getting into problems throwing beers that is just a disgrace you don’t attack someone and run away at least show a little back bone.
This is probably the best sportsmanship I have seen.Because when Armando Galarraga saw the missed call he did not start yelling at the first base umpire he just ignored it even though this was a history call and is was the wrong call Armando Galarraga did the right thing.Jim Joyce the umpire who made the bad call apologized I admire him it takes a lot to apologize this man even though he made a bad call did the most respectful thing anyone in baseball history could do.Armando Galarraga did everything he could to make Jim Joyce feel better that is just something great to see doing everything you can to make someone feel better and he made the most perfect response I ever saw and when the two met at home plate that was also amazing they are two men who will be admired by everyone forever.