7th grade art-illustrated Journal

This is my best page of my Visual Journal because I liked how I used a candy wrapper as an frame, and how I used some for the title.

1. What is your process? (How do you work?)
I worked okay because I didn’t pick up things from the trip, and I didn’t use space wisely. I also think I did good with expressing my feelings.

2. What are some skills/techniques you learned in class that you tried in your visual journal? Give examples.

After I did the visual journal, I thought that I should pick up things from the trip, and stick it on to my visual journal. I also think that I should’ve taken pictures so that I can remember the details.

3. What is something you learned that you would like to try in a different assignment?

I want to try looking at the things from the pictures I took, and try drawing with different types. For example, contour drawing, bling contour drawing, realistic drawing.

4. What’s something that was challanging to do/create in the visual journal?

It was challenging to remember the details because I didn’t take a lot of pictures during the trip.

5. If you were going to do this assignment again, what would you do differently?

I would try picking things up, try different drawings, and take pictures so that I can remember the details from the trip.


Casino Games

On Tuesday morning, we went to Casino Games. They gave us 15 coupons at the beginning, and we had to play games to win more coupons. I don’t remember exactly what I played but I kept on losing. When I played a game that you can win 40 tokens, although it is very hard to win, I won. To win, we needed to pick 2 cards that are both odd numbers and the same numbers. It was hard but on the second try, I won 40 coupons. I had 44 coupons at the end. First I kept on losing, so I didn’t fell like losing more, but after I won 40 coupons, I thought it’s worth a try. I also felt very happy after I won 40 coupons. On the first half, I was making a terrible loss, but once I won 40 coupons, I made a huge profit. I made a big profit because when I went to the 40 coupons booth, I had 7 coupons left. On my 2nd try, I won, and I had 45 coupons. After I won, I tried 1 more game and I lost. Playing the Casino Games, I thought that we should play a fair game, or a cheap and a game that you can win lots, even though the probability is low.

Looking at a game and thinking if i should play it.

The whole auditorium looked like this…

After I won 40 coupons

Smart Goals

1) How will you make make a positive impact on the YIS community?

I will work with people that I don’t work with during class. I want to reach this goal because I want to know my friends better. To reach my goal, I will work with a lot of people. I will also play team sports if I can.

2)How will you achieve academic success?

 I want to be better at grammar. I want to reach this goal because I am not good at grammar. I will know if I achieved my goal if I get good scores on grammar than before. To reach the goal, I will practice my grammar.

“Living and working and community creates opportunities and challenges”

We had Field Studies and we went to Azumino in Nagano. It was fun and we had opportunities and challenges.

Some of the opportunities was that I got to know my new friends better, and we had fun talking. It was fun when my friends and I sat together, and we were talking a lot and laughing and laughing. It was fun that we got to do a lot of things with our little groups because it was very fun. It was good that we there were also the table tennis and table soccer because it also helped us to know each other better.

Some of  the challenges were sleeping at night because I was too excited to sleep. I was also talking with my friends, so sometimes I got hyper.