Archive | November 2011

Art first unit, self portrait

Our first unit in art is about drawing ourselves which is called self portrait. We first learned how to draw the different parts of the face and different types of drawings one of them is called Contour drawing. We also learned about gradation and made a gradation scale for homework, gradation is shading from light to dark.For practices we drew our friends face and tried to draw realistic noses, mouth and eyes with shading.


We drew ourselves at least we tried to, we had mirrors to look at to draw ourselves this was like a test to how much we know before we did the final one. This is my first self portrait you can’t see it very well but you can see that there is no shading and everything looks like a cartoon.





We toke a photo of ourselves and used it to draw the final drawing. This picture of me looks weird I couldn’t resist laughing.



After all the practice we started our final drawings, first we drew lines to help us to draw where the eyes, mouth nose and ears go. After all the set up we drew our face it didn’t look good at the beginning but it started to look real, After all that hard drawing the fun part comes the shading! We had to watch carefully ant the brightness and darkness, not only on the face but also on the neck and our clothes.When we finished our portraits we looked back at our first try and we all laughed at our first drawings and saying stuff like I got so much better or I can’t believe I drew myself like that before. I realized that if we work on drawing ourselves taking a lot of time it would look great.

Plan Reflection

first step Planing

When we got our blogs we learned about the different links to the blog and how to add posts and categories. We got a sheet that we had to fill in that has mostly all of the information we need to know to use our blog, we also looked at other peoples blogs and discussed about how to make your blog look out standing and not to make it too messy. The whole class came up with some ideas to help us make our blog look neat, some said the colors and fonts are  most important and some others said that pictures and the way you display your blog is most important. We figured out that if we add all those ideas together it will make our blog look fantastic and a out standing star.

After all that discussing we were given another task called How to grow a blog, it has a picture of a flower and with speech bubbles coming out with some questions that we need to answer. Of course the discussing is not over yet we have lots more tasks coming up, some is pretty confusing.


This sheet is one of the tasks that we have got, The flower is like your blog and it kind of means like growing a flower is like growing your blog.



The next thing we did with the planing part is we had to draw our own blog design on paper, we needed to make three or more designs. After we drew them we got into partners and chose our best design that is the most possible one and the most that describes you the most and write and lable the design.  Next we tried to make our designs on the computer, I chose this simple theme and found a picture and put it in the theme. I chose this blog theme because I feel like this suits me best and it is simple and the colors are the colors I like and the pictures I put on the blog theme describes my favorite things.

I think I still want to learn about how to put stuff like advertisments or downloads on the side of my blog and make it look more professional.

I can’t wait to see my blog to a complete I did not know just making a blog could be this confusing.


Cross country

Date:oct/5      Time: 17:35                 Comments: I have not ran in a long time so I got really tired and was not proud of my time.

Date:oct/7       Time: 16:40                Comments: I still didn’t get used to running around Negishi park 2 laps yet but I tried harder.

Date:oct/12     Time: 16:30                Comments: I was pretty proud of my time but I still wanted to get faster, I set a goal to 14min.

Date:oct/14       Time: 13:40              Comments:  I was really happy today that I beat my goal, I felt very glad.

Date:nov/2       Time: 17:35               Comments: I didn’t feel well that day , but I couldn’t believe I got the same time as the first time.

Date:nov/4        Time: 13:30              Comments: I felt much better this day but my back was hurting after that.

Date:nov/9       Time: 13:20              Comments: My foot was hurting after this run.

Date:nov/10      Time: 12:49              Comments: Today was the real cross country day I was really proud of myself I got 9th and of my time, But my thigh hurt for two days.


I really enjoyed running two laps of Negishi it was much more fun than one lap, I can’t wait until next year but this is painful sometimes.

My goals during I was practicing:

1. Most of my goals to me a minute or two faster than my before’s time.

2. When there were only a few practices left I started to run with some other faster people.

3. I made goals such as in two laps I can only stop two times for 5 or 10 seconds.


The things I did well on:

Well the first day of practice I did not try my best and I have not ran long distance in a long time so I was not used to it. But after a few practices I tried my best and my time improved so much such as 17:35 to 13:30 I was so glad that my time improved a lot. Lots of people say I am always fast on the real cross country but not practices because I don’t do my real best on the practices, on the real one just like every year I was faster than the people who were ahead of me in the practices, my time on the real one was wow to me when I first saw it 12:49. This year I got third in the girls and with my whole grade I was 9th, but really sad this year they only give to the first place people.


Cross country day

This post is a bit to late but I will still tell you. Cross country was pretty good it was fun to watch and cheer other people run and it was fun running my self I hope you all improved and done a great job. The school that came to join in our cross country was all very fast one of them even ran two laps in 9 min that is like so awesome. Well this year I am really amazed about my own time it was 12min and 49sec that is my best time for two laps, I got 9th place in boys and girls and in girls I was third as always. 🙂



Field studies Learner profile


Learner profile-Thinker 

Day 1                                                                                                                                          when we went Orienteering i was a thinker then because we had discuss in our groups and think about the riddles, questions and the right way to go, we used a compass to find the way. When we got to a big field we got a little lost most groups went the wrong way, but still found the way back.

Day 3                                                                                                                                              we went rock climbing on this day I was a thinker when we were climbing the wall since we need to decide what our next move on the wall is.

Learner profile-Risk taker

Day 2                                                                                                                                                   Today I was a risk-taker two times first is when I went canoeing because that day it was freezing cold and the water was ice cold and i did not want to fall in the water but there were strong winds and our canoe was shaking very much and once me and my partner almost fell but we saved ourself from falling so that was lucky. So on that day I was a risk-taker of canoeing in a freezing cold weather and lake.                                         The second time was mountain biking since I have never mountain biked before and i was afraid that there might be very steep hills and i have not rode my bike for a long time. But at the end i thought back the hills were not so bad and I never new I was pretty good at bike ridding.

Day 3                                                                                                                                                   Today was the most riscky for me The lake clean up is one and i know you are going to wounder why i thought that was riscky. It was because when we got to the lake and all got thirsty and asked if we could drink the lake water the lake was clean, cold and fresh but some of us wanted the water near the middle of the lake it was most clean there

Learner profile-Communicator

Day 1                                                                                                                                               Day one I was a communicator when we went Orienteering because we had to discuss about the compass and answer the questions and riddles that we were given when learning to use the compass.

Day 2                                                                                                                                                We went canoeing on this day and we needed to communicate with partner to canoe or we will bump into the shores and get stuck in branches, we need to communicate when rowing the canoe and going in different directions.

Learner profile-Inquirer

Day 1                                                                                                                                                    I was a inquirer today when we went orienteering because I asked questions about Hakuba and about the ski places there. We all asked things about the compass and the riddles and questions about Hakuba and the environment around here.

Day 3                                                                                                                                              On this day as i mentioned before was our mountain biking day I was a inquirer then because while we were ridding me and my friend asked lot’s of questions about evergreen and Hakuba and the country side since we were at the back and taking our time looking at the views the group always waited for us but the good part was we didn’t have to do this ridding in circles thing.


Learner profile-Principled

Day 1                                                                                                                                                  I was most principled this day because at our camp site we need to behave well so we won’t disturb other people at the Ever Green camp. Also to respect the nature,  to not run in our camp site and to be organized with ourselves.

I have actually been principled everyday because when we go out side I take responsibility for my own garbage and I don’t scream or shout or take loud and behave bad, I go on my best behavior a all times.



Field studies day 4

Day 4

Today is the hiking day we got to hike with the cute dogs one is named Teddy and the other is sky. Teddy and Sky would pull us when we got really tired, The hike was fun and it ended with a lovely curry lunch and we played lot’s of fun games that the evergreen people taught us. But we still needed to go down the mountains to our hotel.

Field studies the ice cold day 3

Day 3

At the lake clean up we drank the fresh cold lake water and played inside the lake to me it wasn’t a clean up at all it was a lake play time we played in the ice cold water and toke pictures of people. After that we had a barbecue lunch it was delicious we had yakisoba, chicken, sausages and macaroni salad.

Field studies the awesome day 2

Day 2

when we were half way to the end of bike ridding me and my friend Mimi got lost we looked back but there were no one there we looked in front there was no one there we didn’t know the way, then we saw this strange and creepy looking old lady who had a creepy voice and she kept on saying that way me and Mimi got really freaked out and we did not know what to do but luckly some other people past by too we asked them were lake Aokiko was, they pointed the same way the old lady said so we went that way but we got to the end of the rode it went two ways. But it was good that some of our friends realized we weren’t there and told the people who was leading the mountain bike riding and two of them came back looking for us. Me and Mimi ended up drinking the fresh and cold water from a small lake peacefully.

Field studies day 1

Day 1

The 17th of October was the first day of our trip to Hakuba. I woke up at 6:00 since i forgot that the time we needed to be at school was 6:45 which I thought was 7:45. We left school at 7:00 and got to our camp site about at around 1:00, we watched toy story 2 in the bus. After we got there some of us at lunch but bus 2 which was the bus i was on ate lunch in the bus while watching toy story 2.