I think that the first graders enjoyed my story. I think this because they seemed to be very engaged in the story and the illustrations. From the first grader’s feedback , I think that next time that we do a project like this I will make the story have less words and more detail. The purpose of this project was to teach a first grader a life lesson or moral with a myth. I think that the first graders did not quite understand the morals because when I told them what I thought the moral of the story was, they didn’t seem to understand what I meant. But overall, I think the project went quite well.
Today in class, I finished my myth diorama. The project was initially supposed to be a book but I wanted to make a diorama because I thought it would be more interactive and easier for a group of people to read. I think that I used my time wisely while I was making this project because I was done before a lot of people in my class and met most if not all my expectations in my design specification. I am pretty much happy with the final piece but I think that it would be better if it was bigger. I think that the grade one’s will not be able to operate the book easily because you have to switch out the scenes and match them with the correct background. I tried to fix this problem by adding numbers to the corners so that they could match the numbers on the ground to the backgrounds. I hope that the grade one’s will like my diorama and be able to operate it.
Today I worked more on my English project and I think that I am finished. Next, I will need to look at my design specification and see if I have met all of my expectations. The photos above are my finished illustrations. The first picture is the cover of my “book”. The second picture is the first scene of the story when the man is about to cut down the bamboo tree. The third picture is the second scene where the five princes are asking for Kaguyahime’s hand in marriage. The fourth picture is the third and final scene where Kaguyahime is travelling back to the moon.