Hello this is my weekly reflection.
Today during maths we started a new project called my life in numbers. This is a project where we will tell people facts and things about ourselves using many different forms of maths. For example to tell a person my age instead of just saying my age it would be the answer of an equation like, (2 to the power of 3) divided by 2 + (3 to the power of 2) – 1. Some of the things we came up with to have in this project was the amount of days you have lived, your height, when you wake up, your age, how many days to the end of school and the difference between things.
During inquiry on Monday we were all editing our personal projects. Once I had finished editing the film I showed it to three people who only had one suggestion on what to change or add which was in two of the scenes have the first section of children playing bright and vibrant then when I get excluded have the colour fade away unfortunately I am unable to do that with Corel so I was unable to action that feedback. At the end of the lesson my group got the whole class on the oval and they all acted like it was lunch time everyone was playing games except for me sitting by myself we filmed that shot with the drone from a birds eye view.
In writing today I completed a seed and draft about running. I wrote about the heat, pain and breathlessness. I wrote this piece because I recently competed in Run Geelong. One of my favourite lines is the repetitive thud as my feet smack the pavement. I also like the line my pain stricken legs gradually slow and hypnotizing breaths surround me. Next writing session we will be decoration the boxes that our pieces will go home in at the end of the year, we need boxes because some of our pieces have been published in 3D.
Hello this is my weekly reflection.
During maths today I attended I maths group that taught me how to find the area of a regular shape. We had 2D shapes so they were made of length and width if the shape was 3D there is also volume. To find the area of the shape you times the length by the width, for example if you had a square that was two cm by two cm, to find the area you would multiply 2 x 2 which equals four but when you write the answer in order for it to be correct you must write cm2 (centimeters squared) this means there is four 1 x 1 centimeters in the square.
Today in Inquiry we begun the final project for the term. For this project you can make a film about anything but the criteria is
- Delivers a clear message
- Is for a specific audience
- Films to go between 2 and 4 minutes
- Groups of up to 3
We can make the film using any method we want such as stop motion and many more. My group decided to make a film about bullying, more specifically exclusion. The message in the film will be to make sure you include everyone and the audience could be quite broad but is specifically for years 5 – 6.
Today in writing Harry, Sam and I wrote a combined piece with a paragraph from each perspective recounting in description an event that had happened recently. We recounted the time that by chance I was able to tape a fly to Sams arm and then it was squashed and Sam stood still frozen with terror. We decided to write it from each perspective because then you get a better view of the story. In addition during the writing session from the same seed I wrote a piece from the flies perspective, here is my favourite line from the draft “a gargantuan strip of translucent material hurtle closer” in this sentence I am describing tape.
Hello this is my IProject planning post.
To prepare for my IProject so far I have created shotlist for the final film and have begun listing materials and tools I will need to assemble it.
In my shotlist for the final film I have included close up shots of the ball swing on the string to include some cinematograph , pictures of the parts , the process of creation and tools I used so the audience knows how it was created and a still shot of me playing with the final product to see how it turned out before they use it.
The next step in my IProject is to list all the materials needed to create the totem tennis pole, find where I can get them and gather everything I will need.
Hello this is my weekly reflection.
During maths this week I have been learning about angles and how to measure them. I have learnt that if all your sides on the triangle are different you put one dash through one side, two through the next and three through the last to show that they are different. I also learnt that for the triangle to be connected all the angles must equal 180 degrees. The final thing I have learnt during maths sessions this week is that an isosceles triangle is a triangle with two equal sides and to show this in a diagram you put one dash through each of the equal sides.
In writing today our class wrote poems. We started by having three minutes to write as many words on a page about apples as we could, once we were done we had the choice to follow three poem structures to write our piece. I chose a structure were a few instruction to describe your apple such as “the topic is a colour” and you write “an apple is a fierce red” and many more. The second poem I wrote was about an emotion. First you picked a emotion and you had to describe it as smells, sounds, colours and a few more. The emotion I picked was fear because this is an emotion that can be described in a lot of ways.
During inquiry this week I begun editing my zoo project film. The first step in editing was to record my voice overs, I recorded them in several parts so I could have pauses in between sentences. Next I put all the footage onto corel to start editing. After all the video clips were in the right place I lined up the audio tracks to match parts of the film and left a few couple second gaps in the audio every now and then to have more of an impact on the viewer. Next session I will get three pieces of feedback to further improve my film.
Hello this is my choice day reflection
The activities we could participate were bottle rockets, knitting, SimCity, countdown, flight school, mosaic madness, long division, garden making, acting out and sewcializing.
The activity I was put in to was countdown. In this activity we had several materials such as icy pole sticks, 1 meter of tape, rubber bands, milk lids, paper and glue. With these materials we had to create a device to fling a table tennis ball accurately into a container from different points. At first I tried to create a sort of catapult but after trying extensively to create something I decided to create a simpler design. I thought one of the most simple designs to make would be a slingshot so I attempted that. I used icy pole sticks to make the frame and a rubber band glued in the right position to propel the ball when it was pulled back and released. This design worked alight but it was not consistent or accurate. To fix that problem I had with accuracy I created a funnel with paper to straiten the line the ball travels in this actually made the problem worse because the paper would lean downwards as soon as I let go to fire flicking the ball down and most of the time the g force would keep the ball in the tube. I enjoyed this activity because we had the choice of what to make and how we would make it. I also enjoyed working with other classing and seeing what ideas they came up with. The two main designs we used were slingshots and different forms of catapults. The feedback I have for this activity is to maybe have more challenges for your device, different things to shoot and more materials to use for our devices. Overall I enjoyed this activity and it was very fun. If we were to do choice day again I think we should add a P.E activity or some form of sport like dodge ball and this would be good to do with different age levels in each team.
Here are the activities.
Hello this is my weekly reflection.
During maths today we wrote our rules for a problem called billiard ball bounces. This question is about a ball that travels on a pool table with a hole on each corner, the ball starts at the bottom left and roles until it hits a wall then turns 45 degrees and continues until it goes in. We drew lots of tables in our grid books and tested rules to find out the answer of bounces here are mine.
If the largest grid number is a multiple of the other number like 5×10 for example, you divide the largest number by the smallest and then minus one from the answer and that is the amount of bounces. To find the amount of bounces for a grid with numbers that aren’t both even you plus both grid numbers then minus two and you have the amount of bounces.
During writing today I wrote a seed about the topic footsteps. I wrote about this topic because it has many possible ideas and lots of different pieces could come from it. My ideas were people entering the house at night and hearing footsteps and having a vampire following the character. I think the piece I write will be horror and I will try to make the reader scared.
Today in inquiry we all received a feedback form for our promo films and gave feedback to others. The areas I worked on from my feedback were using more editing choices such as slo-mo, timelapse and split screen, making the film more fun and more balanced. To fix all these I added leasurelink so the film was balanced and fun and with the leasurelink footage I made a split screen section to add more editing choices.
Hello this is my final IProject post.
During this term my IProject has been to learn a new 3D printing program in which you code shapes instead of dragging and dropping them. So far I have made a simple nut and bolt, a coffin and many test shapes larning how to use the program. I have learnt in this program how to create shapes, change the shape of shapes, connect shapes, move shapes, take away one shape from another, fill the space between several shapes, change how many faces a shape has and lots more.
Here is a picture of one of my test shape. In this shape I connected the space between cylinders to make it.
This is my coffin and I added the spike on the bottom to make it look better.
Before presenting I plan to print my design and if there are any problems I will fix them and print again. I can’t wait to learn this program well enough to make complex shapes and designs.
Hello this is my planning post for my second IProject.
For my IProject this term I have decided to make 3D printed creations.
My plan is to first create a poke ball that opens and closes. I will create this using some form of hinges on the back of the poke ball so it opens and closes smoothly.
Once that is done I will create a foldable ruler also using hinges.
If these prints don’t work the first time I will edit the design until they are perfect.
After these I will attempt to learn a bit of coding in tinker cad so I will be able to code shapes opening another world of possibilities or maybe learn a different more complicated 3D printing program.
Hello this is my second IProject post.
I have decided for my IProject I will be making a song in mixcraft from the sounds from the classroom and possibly a video to accompany it. I will use sounds such as pens clicking, pencil cases opening and lockers closing.
The first step will be to record sounds, I will complete this step by recording a few sounds each day in the booths for the next few days. I will be recording sounds such as keys being pressed and a pencil writing.
After that I will make the song. The song will be made in mixcraft and I am planning to make the song entirely form the sounds I record and go for about three minutes or longer.
If I complete the song too early I will begin the video, the video will be videos of the actions that made the sounds replayed when the sound is replayed in the song.
I am quite exited to begin my song and share my final product.
Hello this is my weekly reading log.
BOOK – Demon Dentist TASK – PMI (plus minus interesting) on a character
The character I will choose from my book is Raj the news agent.
PLUS = He gives free lollies to the children, he helps the main character a lot and he’s nice to everyone
MINUS = His shop’s really messy and things aren’t in there place, lots of his food is out of date and most his food is half eaten.
INTERESTING = His wife eats some of the food in the shop at night and his wife falls through the roof at one point.
I am a few pages away from finishing this book and I am exited to finish it.