Hello everyone, on the second day of school we got into our dragon day groups to learn about blogging. I was on a team of 5 people including Jennifer(8), Issey(7), Shannina(7), Ryo(7) and I. Our project was to make a one minute video on one ATL skill that we felt was important to us when we started middle school. We chose to make a video on organisation because we felt that it is important to be able to plan out your projects and to give out your work on time and not rush on the night before the due date. We reenacted a senario that might occur in middle school if you don’t have the right organisation skills.
THE DAILY PROPHET
A Young Boy in a Big World
George shoemaker is a young boy trying to make a living in a factory. He is 12 years old and has been working at the factory for 4 years. As a child he was abused by his father and brother until at the age of 8 was rescued by some factory recruiters. He works Sams®. He is now one of the most efficient workers and has made almost 100 pounds. He plans to create his own orphanage to make sure those who have suffered as he has will be able to get the proper necessities like food, shelter and social skills which will help their future.
Though he has come far. There are still many dangers, because of the factory having to deal with lawsuits. There are many nights when he goes hungry. Also, because of the lack of safety and long hours many of his friends receive injuries and are tired constantly.
Even though there are some problems with safety Sams® is still one of the best factories for children to work in. These factories are actually good because it makes the children have 2 hours of education everyday but it also allows children to learn about the economy and will teach them about how the real world works. One of the teachers, Connor O’reily says “Some of these kids have outstanding potential and are very eager to learn. Many of them stay here just to read more.”
It is very beneficial for poor children as well because it gives them something to do ad will help them support their families. They can even gain more money per day if they are willing to work overtime. These work conditions are very beneficial in teaching children the importance of money.
Over all Sams® factory is a very beneficial work space as it gives free education, housing and food. Even though there are some problems such as safety issues it is still worth the risk to create a future.
Coal production started the Industrial Revolution. This is because the coal was used to make steam. The steam was used to power the trains and the trains transported goods. Another reason I think that coal production was what caused the Industrial Revolution is that the coal fuelled the furnaces and the furnaces melted the iron. The Iron was used to make trains and the iron was also used to make machines for the industrial production. The machines were also used to farm for the agricultural production. This is why I think that coal production was what caused the Industrial Revolution.
In science class we dissected a pig eye to learn about the way a eye works. My partner was Nelly. I smushed the lens by accident.
How much did you know about the subject before we started?
I didn’t know anything about empires before this unit. The only empire I knew was the empire from Star Wars.
What process did you go through to produce this piece?
I had to use encyclopedia Brittanica and google. Then I made a slideshow and script. Then I had to Record Jared and I reading the script.
Have you done a similar kind of work in the past (earlier in the year or in a previous grade; in school or out of
I have never done this sort of work so it was an interesting experience. In what ways have you gotten better at this kind of work?
I think I got better at processing research that I need. This helped me understand which knowledge is important and useful and what information is not.
In what ways do you think you need to improve?
I think I need to work on my time management because if I concentrated more I could’ve done a better job.
6. What problems did you encounter while you were working on this piece? How did you solve them?
One of the problems that we had was that the slides and the number of text in the script didn’t add up. I solved this by reducing the amount of text and by adding more slides.
What resources did you use while working on this piece? Which ones were especially
helpful? Which ones would you use again?
|Designing our project was really smooth and everyone could share their own opinion. We made our project something that everyone could relate to.|
|I liked working with my group because everyone was funny and we worked well.|
|Some ATL skills I used well were communication and thinking. I think I communicated well because I could share my idea and was able to listen other people’s ideas too. I think I thought well was because as a group we had to think on how we can find alternatives for not using electronic devices.|
|One great moment along the way was when we were competing on whose pinterest logo was the best.|
|One thing I learned from the other group was how littering garbage kills whales and penguins.|
|Next time I will try to be more focused and will be able to do more work.|
Something awesome that I contributed was the play dough making I did when I created the logos for social media.
In art class we had to draw somebody but in their drawing express something about them
The person I chose was Kensuke. Kensuke is a friend that has a hobby of watching movies. I chose Kensuke because he was sitting next to me. He is important because he is my friend. I expressed his love of movies because it is a hobby of his to watch them.
The elements I used was colour, clothes and setting. I used colours like red and black because it shows his brave personality. I changed his clothes and settings to make him look like he is in the lord of the rings because of his love of movies and his love of the lord of the rings. I used the lord of the rings as my influence because Kensuke likes the lord of the rings. The artist style that influenced me the most was Hergé because he wrote the tin tin books out of his own experiences. I decided to use his style because I am drawing Kensuke, who is in my life.
In art we carved rubber plates to create a printing block. We used the to print patterns and how patterns interlock.
I think I did well on choosing the colours to print on. I chose white to give a ghost like feel. I chose green and purple for a poisonous feel. I think that I could have improved my carving. I should have carved the negative space instead of the positive space. I should have also made sure that the plates actually interlocked properly. I also wasn’t as precise as I could have been. If I could redo this unit I would make my design even more simple.
The biggest problem for me was choosing my design. I first thought about creating a star wars based motif but I could not make my mind. After that I thought of creating a superhero based motif. I ended up with a Harry Potter based motif. The way I solved this problem was to think about alternate designs.
I think I did well on collaborating my personal interest with my cultural influence. My cultural influence was the Japanese wave pattern which I put on the corners. My personal interest was Harry Potter. I chose this because at that time I was rereading the Harry Potter series.
I used many basic shapes in my motif. I used a couple of circles and a few stars. I used some uniques shapes too like a moon like shape and a diamond like shape. I used green and purple for four of the motifs. I used those colours because I thought they felt poisonous. I used white and black for my other five motifs because I thought that if I put the right amount of paint on I could get a ghost like mysterious feel. I created a pattern using the order of different coloured motifs by making the corners purple and green and the cross in the middle white and black. My art work interlocked by I thought that if I had more time I could have made them line up even more.