Category: grade 6

The bluuuuuueeeessss

In music we are learning about the BLUES. For the people who are reading this without knowing what the blues is , I will explain it a bit to you. There are 3 types of blues that we are studying. Here are some of the differences of those blues

Delta blueslisten here slow and calm and a bit gloomy and the instrumental part is mainly played by the guitar. And he is singing about something sad and very emotional. It makes me feel sorry for him so it empathizes you to feel the same way.
Memphis blueslisten here The memphis blues is only played only with instruments. There is no singer. The memphis blues sounds a bit more cheery than the delta blues. Unlike the delta blues it has a lot of instruments such as trumpet. The trumpet makes an more cheery effect.
Chicago blueslisten here The chicago blues is like a mix between the Delta blues and the Memphis blues. I think this because it has the more cheery music like the memphis blues and it also has the vocals like the Delta blues. It has instruments such as the piano, the harmonica and the guitar.


A few weeks ago a special guest came to our school. He was a famous blues artist called Steve Gardner. He taught us about the blues(Of chores) I thought that it was very interesting because he taught us very interesting things but he also showed us how to play! I think everybody has to admit that he was very good at playing blues music (and singing!)


Here is the 12 bar blues chord progression

Each time I see the C I play C, E, G. And when I see the F I play F, A, C and when I see G I play G, B, D

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Here is the the blues scale

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Here is the walking bass

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My tech tutorial

Remember I was talking about making my own tutorial!? IT’S DONE!!!

So now that my tutorials done guess whats coming next…… YOU GUESSED IT! A REFLECTION!!!

So I think I have done a reflection on my tutorial but that was our plan part. Now we finished our create part! So this is a reflection on my create part of the tutorial project. (Also my whole grade finished this unit and I commented on some of them so I will give you links to those as well!


Did I tell you guys about the class criteria my class made? (just in case here is the link) Well does it connect to my tutorial? (answer on the comment box if you like!) I think it does. I tried putting in as many things from the criteria into my tutorial. Like one of them is making my tutorial simple. Do you think my tutorial is not too complicated?(comment and tell me!) another one is the length. The minimum length is 1:50seconds. My tutorial is 1:51seconds so its nice and short! I think its good to make it short because if its too long people would get bored of it right!?


Now what extended my work AKA(also known as) What pushed you to make it better? Remember I said earlier in the post that I commented on others tutorials?? Well when I looked at them I thought about if the problems they had also applies to me as well. For example when I looked at This persons blog (here and here are some other blogs I commented on) I realized his tutorial had ken-burns on his pictures. Then I realized “Oh wait I have to fix that as well “and fixed it! And I really liked how he put his humor such as “In this tutorial you need a ball, A pair of legs, and space.” But by the time I thought about it was on youtube so…………


Now what is challenging me (again you can tell me in the comment box) I think what was challenging me was the music. But I was lucky because I found out that voice overs on I movie makes it duck music, And when we were making a trailer (check it out here)in drama class the teacher taught us how to duck music using garage band. (if you want to know just tell me in the comment box then I will tell you) Another challenge was choosing the music. First I was thinking of creative commons music but I ended up making my own on a program called Beatlab.(download it here)

Well thats it for todays post! hope you enjoyed it but before you go back to the top of this awesome post and look at my fabulous tutorial one more time lets review what we talked about. We talked about the class criteria (comment what was good) The extend part (check out my friends blogs. Rei, Quirjin, and Shea.) And lastly talked about my challenges(Again comment on some suggestions.) Well that was it thanks for reading!!

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Plan reflection(tutorial version)

I know I have been doing a lot of reflections and this is probably not my first plan reflection but this is my plan reflection tutorial version.…… So now on with my blog post.

3 criteria! 

You know we have been doing stuff with tutorials right!? and you know we are making our own!?Well we made a class criteria on what you need to do. I think I will do well on the confidence part because I think I am usually confident in the new project and have a clear voice. I am usually confident with the things which are going to be public so I think I will do even better!

Wait clear voice is my next criteria I think I will meet oh well. On the clear voice section I think I will do good on it because I usually have a clear voice when I do voice over and there is no problems with it! I also think I will do good on that because I usually don’t mess up my words and I am pretty good at those kind of things

The third criteria which I think I will meet is the music section. On the music section I think I will be good because I am making my own music(on beat lab) And I wont copy any other music. I also will not have any problems with that also!!

Is my tutorial good!?

I think what makes a good tutorial is clearly pretty obvious. I think my tutorial will become a good tutorial because I planned it all out and I am ready to go! I think if I do good on the voice over section (When I mean good voice over I mean clear voice) Then it would be a pretty good tutorial. When I compare it with a good tutorial story bored then I think it would be OK! But I also might need to edit my tittles and writing.

What do I need to learn!?

I think I need to learn about the picture in picture skill because I was curious about the picture in picture so I want to learn about that more! I also want to learn how to do some stop motion too I am planing to do some stop motion so I should learn more about it. (I will check some tutorials!) I would also want to learn more about I-movie! We are going to a lot of i-movie for our tutorial. I think I know a lot about I-movie but I want to learn more!

So in the end I realize we did so much things this unit. When I look over the whole unit we did like 3 projects things just in 3-4 lessons!! This unit is really fun I am so excited about what my tutorial is going to look like! see you on my next post!



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BEHOLD this is my sketch!!!

The subject of my composition is……ME!! I choose myself because I know a lot about my self. next I will paint the basic places rainbow and color most with tints

Why do we tell myths?

I think a myth is something which explains something. And I think something which explains something is a myth. (I just repeated it. oops!) We are also investigating why we tell myths……

I think we tell myths because we want to explain something. For example the myth of odin and how the earth was made. (Its the story were odin and his brothers Ve and Villi made the first human with ash and a tree bark and kill their farther to form planet earth.) Before scientific explanations all they did was ask the wisest person and they would tell something like “Well a guy in the sky plays dodgeball and each time one person hits it turns to day and so on………

So basically a myth is something which explains something that is my definition! I think that is what will come up on the internet…(pretending to search it up) Well anyways that is what I think why we tell myths.

my odin myth 4-slide myth retelling here.

An introduction of measurement or something similar

Our unit question is how do we calculate measurement. Our area of interaction is Environments. I am not a 100% sure but on my math teachers blog it says we can use measurement in different environments. So I guess its right!

We are asked to make 3 types of questions a conceptual debatable  and a Factual question

DEBATABLE-Do we need to know measurement(leave a good comment if you think we don’t!)

CONCEPTUAL-How do we measure things.

Factual-What is a area.

I am suppose to choose 3 units of measurements I chose

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There was a secret agent spying there was 2 in one 1 in one and 2 on the other can you find them all?

human flipbook reflection

In tech we did a human flip book AKA stop motion………

I made one of my own with my friends and I uploaded to youtube so here is the link.

We first took a lot of pictures and put them into I movie. Then if you make all of the photos some thing like 0.1 seconds it will turn into a stop motion video!

It was hard thinking of the Idea but in the end I made a stop motion video!

What makes a great teacher!?

Because we are making tutorials and teaching people we thought of a question WHAT MAKES A GOOD TEACHER!!!!????? well I have learnt some skills from the tutorials i have seen.(Well I know they were all about how to draw pigs but I mean the techniques) Some of the techniques I saw was screen recording digitally drawing. Others were camera on the paper and showing them drawing.

I think being a good teacher requires these things

Not boring

Teaches you something

and explains clearly

For not boring well of chores! If you are a boring teacher then all your students would be bored and your video wouldn’t get too many likes. For teaches you something, c’mon if you are a teacher which doesn’t teaches you anything how are you a teacher even before your a good teacher! for explains clearly thats a skill. If a teacher just mumbles how can we hear? and if we can’t hear anything you can’t learn from it.

There is a thing called the AREAS OF INTERACTION (dun dun duuun) You have probably heard of it if you are in a MYP school but the AOI is the area concepts of our learning I think this unit fits into the Approaches to learning area because we are learning how to make a good tutorial and the people who see it would also fit into that area!

tutorial reflection

So I made a practice tutorial video on how to draw a zombie on doozla.

Compared with my video and my fav tutorial video. First they are both videos. Second I am constantly showing me drawing while Im speaking. I also tried to make it short. I think both of them are simple as well. I tried to make it simple and I think it worked. My video is underneath so be sure to check it out!




In this unit I learned lots of things about tutorials. Like tips to make good tutorials and how to make a good tutorial. Some of the tips are like to make it simple and to take time on making it.  (although we only had 30 minutes to make the practice tutorial!)I tried to use the things that I learned and I think I did it successfully on making it simple and making it quick. I think I can use it on my real tutorial as well!

This is my tutorial research. It has all the tutorials links and stuff which I thought I was good and the stuff I thought could be improved. I commented on other peoples favorite tutorial so here is the link Ryu’s and Brazils. and mine is here

From these blog posts I learnt how to do diablo and how to throw a curve ball. In brazils one which was the one with the diablo I learnt how to do a lot of tricks in diablo although I am not sure if I can do it I can do it because I haven’t tried it but it makes me want to try it. it was really cool the tricks they taught me. I tried the ryu’s tutorial curve ball and its awesome!  It means I did it perfectly.

What I learned for the investigation is that the tutorial is a big part of the things I learned this unit. For example keeping the tutorial simple easy and easy to understand. The investigation helped me make my tutorial so once I get my feed back I think I will make a better tutorial.