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Dangers in the Technology Room

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When you think of technology, you would usually think of computers. Think again; it is not just computers that you will use in the technology room. In the technology room, there are tools that you really need to be careful with. I will be talking about the two of the most dangerous tools, that can be fatal.

First is the Drill Press. The Drill Press is often used for making holes in things, but if you’re not careful, you could walk out of class with a hole in your hand. The way that a Drill Press works is that you have to flip the switch to turn it on, then the metal blade will start spinning very fast, then you have to lower the drill in to what you want to make a hole in by lowering the lever. There are many ways that you can stop incidents. Here are some ways. Girls can put their hair back into a ponytail before starting the drill so that their hair doesn’t get caught. Never let the Drill Press run unattended.  Have the rest of the class be quiet so that you can focus on what you are doing. Finally, never put your head under the drill, you never know when the drill press could start.

Next is the Soldering Iron. The Soldering Iron is a tool used to fix circuits. You need to be careful with this tool because a Soldering Iron can reach up to 662 degrees Fahrenheit, one bad touch with this Iron and you’re going to be walking out of class with a burn. Once you insert the plug for the Soldering Iron, the Iron will be very hot. Once you are done using it you must be aware that the iron takes a few minutes to cool down completely, so never take the risk of touching the end because the end could still be hot. Never run with the Iron because if you run into somebody than you will take all responsibility for their burn.

I hope you have learned the Dangers of the Technology Room. Now STAY SAFE!!

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Capstone 7 (Capstone Share)

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The last step in Capstone is gathering all of your research together and making a presentation. On the day we were going to present to the parents I was really nervous because I did not want to mess up in front of my parents. I presented second to last so I had to wait for 30 minutes for me to go. I was nervous because everyone before me wasn’t messing up so if I messed up than I would stand up the most. Then it was time for me to go. I was nervous because I did not want to mess up.  I was comfortable with performing in the classroom. Once I walked up to the smart board I did what I had practiced. Then I presented and it was all good. Overall this Capstone experience has gotten me ready for middle school and my future. This Capstone project was a great way to top off the school year.

Bye. Thanks for reading about my really great capstone experience.

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Capstone 6 (Final Presentation)

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The next step in the Capstone process was making our presentation. To start off the making off my presentation I had to create a Google slideshow. After that I had to decide if I wanted to do a TED talk or if I would do an Ignite. At first I wanted to do an Ignite because I had already done an ignite so I had experience. Then I realized that when I did my Ignite I was really stressed out when the slide would switch to the next slide before I was ready. Then I decided I would do a TED talk because you have as much time as you want and need for each slide. I knew that I would need more writing if I was to do a TED talk but I was willing to do anything that would make my project the best it could be.  After deciding that I would do a TED talk I had to make my script. When making my script I realized that I needed to involve answering my Main inquiry question and Sub questions. I took most of my script from my essay and made it sound more conversational so that the audience would be intrigued. After making my script I had to memorize my script. Memorizing my script was not that hard because I do some plays so I know how to memorize things quickly. After I memorized my script I was done. Time to present!!!!!

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Capstone 5 (Answering Main inquiry Question essay)

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As our Capstone project comes to an end. We had to write an essay that supports our Main inquiry question. My main inquiry question is

What are the chief elements that affect the

making of a TV sitcom?

This essay really told me to elaborate on my facts. For example if a gave a fact about a sitcom, then I would have to say where I got the fact from. Writing this essay was really challenging but I think that my essay turned out pretty good. Here it is :

Lights, Camera, Action! From the day that the filming starts, to the day that the show releases. There is a lot of work that goes into making a sitcom. A sitcom  is short for situation comedy. The first TV show was made in 1928 and a lot has changed since then. Shows used to be in black and white but now shows are in color. Everyone that is on set for the making of the show has to work 10 hours every weekday. The process is long and hard. According a producer named Andrew Singer, making a sitcom is the busiest thing on the planet. Sitcoms are made funny because of Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production.Lights, Camera, Action! From the day that the filming starts, to the day that the show releases. There is a lot of work that goes into making a sitcom. A sitcom  is short for situation comedy. The first TV show was made in 1928 and a lot has changed since then. Shows used to be in black and white but now shows are in color. Everyone that is on set for the making of the show has to work 10 hours every weekday. The process is long and hard. According a producer named Andrew Singer, making a sitcom is the busiest thing on the planet. Sitcoms are made funny because of Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production.

Sitcoms are made funny because of Pre-Production. The first example of Pre-Production is hiring actors and crew that will be on set. The way that actors get hired is through a process called an audition. In an audition, people come to the set and are asked to say a few lines for the director. After everyone who wants to audition auditions, the directors discusses who they think would be the best person for that part. Sometimes the producer formally asks people to audition, when you are asked to audition you are more likely get the role. I think that the audition process is a great way to chose the roles because people that no one really knows who might be the next Emma Stone. According to entertainment.howstuffworks.com the show runner and the producers also have to be hired. The second example of Pre-Production is getting the cameras, scenery, and props. When cameras are brought to the set, they have to come in big equipment trucks that carry the cameras. The cameras can way up to 400 lbs so when they come out of the truck they have to be wheeled to the place where the scene will be filmed. After the cameras are set in place, the scenery crew helps put up the scenery. Their job is to make sure that the scenery is as realistic as possible. They try to make the viewers seem like a recording studio looks like a off location scene. When shooting off location cameras usually have a colored lens put on them so that even if the scene is being shot in the day, on TV it will look like it is night time if there is a dark lens on. After that the directors help with props. When I went to the set of “The Other Two,” executive producer Kaylani Esparza told me that sometimes when a person is “Drinking Tea,” when you are watching the show, they may just be drinking water. That happens because if there is a scene where someone spills Tea on themselves, the actor can get burnt, so the producers use water as a replacement. This shows how Pre-Production is involved in making a sitcom.

Sitcoms are made funny because of Production. On example of production is filming. There can be up to 20 people backstage at once. Once the producer says. Lights! Camera! Action! Everyone on set has to be absolutely silent. If someone laughs or talks once when a scene is being shot, the whole scene has to be shot all over again. When the camera is shooting the scene the executive producers are sitting in their chairs and watching the monitor. The monitor is kind of like a computer that watches over everything that is happening on all of the cameras. After the scene is over, the producers says Cut! The producer along with the executive producer watches the scene on the monitor and decide if the scene is good. When I had a talk with lead actor Case Walker, he told me that when the camera is filming you everything goes into a blurr. Filming a TV show can take longer than you think. A thirty minute episode can take 5 days. That’s 6 minutes shot per day. To shoot a 30 second stunt can take up to 5 hours! Usually it takes about 5 to 25 tries to get one scene done. It can take up to 8 months to shoot one season of a show. This shows how Production is involved in making a sitcom.

Sitcoms are made funny because of Post-Production. One example of Post-Production is editing. Editing is a 1 month process that is very important to the making of a TV show. Editing involves, music, sound, special effects, and much more. Without editing a TV show wouldn’t be a show. Editing involves switching from scene to  scene smoothly. Editing also involves making everyone and everything sound Perfect. When I interviewed a producer named Andrew Singer, he told me that editing is the core of the Show, editing is the most important part of making a TV show because editing makes shows look unique. That is what you are looking for in a great TV show. This shows how Post-Production is involved in making a sitcom.

In conclusion, Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production are the reason why the shows that you see on TV are made. These three elements make production less stressful and organized yet the whole process is still chaotic said Andrew Singer.  Watching sitcoms have changed people lives in many ways. For example many kids love watching shows like “Friends,” or “The Office.” It is part of their regular everyday life to watch TV. I can’t live without TV. I wonder what would happen if no one could watch TV?

Bye. Thanks. 🙂

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Capstone 4 (Site visit)

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For the Capstone project we had to visit a place that was related to our topic. After the Interview I did, the person I interviewed set me up to go to a place in New York City where they were filming a show. I was really excited to visit the place where a real TV show is being filmed because I had never done anything like that ever. I knew that I would eventually have my site visit but I wasn’t exactly sure when I would have it. Then after many text messages and emails my mom and figured out that we would visit the set on May 29th. I got really lucky because May 29th is my birthday and I get to skip school on my birthday. Finally the day of the site visit came and my mom and I drove down to the city. When we got there we met up with Kaylani who was going to show us around the set. First she showed me the vans that the actors stay in while they wait for them to be called to be filmed. Then after that she showed me inside and she explained that we had to be quiet when someone screamed action because that meant that a scene was being shot. I got to see a really scene that will show up on TV. It was so cool. Then after that Kaylani peeked into one of the vans and out came the lead actor came out!! I was so surprised when Case Walker came out,  He has 3 Million followers on musically. He was so nice. When he walked out, he gave me a man hug and then started chatting with me, It was so cool!! After my talk with Case Walker, it was time for us to go home. Overall I had a absolute blast and it would be awesome to do something like that again. Here is a link about the show I saw them film. The Other Two. : https://deadline.com/2017/10/comedy-central-new-series-the-other-two- 

 

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Capstone 3 (Interview)

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For our Capstone project we all had to find someone to interview so that we could get more information from an expert. For a lot of people finding an interview was very hard, but for me it was quite simple because the second I told my mom that I wanted to do Sitcom production as my topic, she said that she knew someone from college who produced TV shows. It was perfect.  As my interview grew closer, Ms. Edwards said that we needed to come up with interview questions. Interview questions! I thought that we would just ask him our sub questions. Then I started to make my 10 interview questions. On the day before my interview, Ms. Edwards said that you should record your interview. I didn’t know what I would record my interview on. All of the laptops and computers in my house don’t have cameras, so that didn’t work, and when I tried to use a screen recorder on the my phone, the Microphone didn’t work. After many struggles I finally came up with a solution, I would talk to the person I was interviewing on my home phone, and record everything with my cell phone. On the day of the interview I was nervous because I thought that the recording might not work. Then I would get no information and have to find another time to do the interview and that is hard because the person that I was interviewing is always very busy. Then finally, the interview started. When the Interview was done. I quickly made sure that the recording worked. I was so scared would it work or would it not work. Luckily the recording worked an I got loads of information. Overall the whole interview helped my project a lot and I am thankful the the person I was interviewing was using his time to help me with my project.

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Ellis Island Trip

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Our class went on a field trip to Ellis island. Ellis island is a place where immigrants from Europe would be sent through around 1900.  Its history is incredible and we were lucky enough to be able to go there. The whole trip was inspired by our immigration unit that we had done earlier in the year. My whole class already knew a lot about immigration and the Ellis Island process but we were still psyched to actually go there. The trip took one whole day and here is my experience on it.

We all had to be at our school’s front circle at 7am. I was not happy with this because then you have to wake up early so that you won’t be late. When everyone arrived at the buses, Ms. Edwards split us into groups with a chaperone. When we got on the buses we were all starting to settle down because we were all going to have to be on the bus for an hour and a half. Then when we finally got the the dock where we would board the ferry, we were all told to stick next to our chaperones at all times so that we would not get lost. Then our chaperone gave us our ticket as we went through the security checks. After that we waited for the ferry to come that would take us to the island. When we got on the ferry someone said that the ride would be about 15 minuets. The I thought, oh that not that bad. I was starting to feel a little sick on the boat since we were sitting on the top of the boat. Then we finally made to Ellis Island. A few more minuets and I would have vomited. Then we we got off I heard someone say,” The boat ride back will be 45 minuets.” I was nervous. Then we had a little snack and talked. After that we walked into Ellis Island and a man was there to give us a tour. Then he walked all around and talked about Ellis Island. When the tour was over WE got to explore with our chaperone, it was a museum. Then we watched a movie about Ellis Island, It was really cool. The we sat and had lunch right next to the water. After that we had to try to find one of our relatives that had traveled through Ellis Island. I found my Great Grandparents! Then it was time to head back. Then somehow we missed the ferry that would take us back, but some kids and there chaperone were on that boat. Then we boarded the next boat and we didn’t sit on the top and I felt fine. Then we took the bus back home and that was It.

Overall this trip was really cool and entertaining. I would definitely go back with my family one time. This Trip was really special to us fifth graders because the is the last field trip that we will have in elementary school.

Bye 🙂

 

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5th Grade Field Trip (Pollo a la Brasa Misti Restaurant)

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My 5th grade class went to a restaurant called Pollo a la Brasa Misti Restaurant. The food was super duper good and if I could I would definitely go again. Senor Johnson organized the trip, he taught us loads of Spanish before the trip. I feel like I could go to a Spanish speaking country and talk with everyone. The restaurant was a Peruvian restaurant, that means the food that is cooked their is cultured from Peru. My favorite dish that was served was the Lomo Saltado because there was steak, rice, and french fries in the dish and those are all some of my favorite foods so when they were all combined it tasted liked like heaven. We were also served a drink called Chicha Morada, I did not like it. I was too bitter for me and I just stuck with water. It was was cool because all of the the waiters and waitress’s spoke Spanish so we spoke to them in Spanish too. It was so fun. Overall the whole trip was a blast. A special thanks to the PTA and Senor Johnson for making the trip possible.

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Capstone #2 (Main Inquiry Question and Sub Questions

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The second part for our capstone progress was to think of our Main Inquiry question along with our Sub questions. At first I thought that this would be a piece of cake because we just had to think of a question that related to our topic and questions that supported our our main question. Though I was wrong, the question had to be really precise and it had to be a question that really had the people watching thinking. Ms. Edwards gave us a sheet to help us think about what to make as our Main Inquiry question. That sheet didn’t help me, it made me think too much and then I just started to trail away and I couldn’t think of anything. When I went home I started to think, and think, and think. Then I finally came up with my Main Inquiry question. What are the chief elements that affect the production of a TV sitcom? Then I Thought of my Sub questions, here they are:                                                                                                                                      How are single camera films and multi camera films different?
How are the right actors selected for the part?
How is a sitcom really made funny?
How is the audience kept entertained throughout the film?
How is a sitcom edited?

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Where I’m From

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When Ms. Edwards said that our poems we would write for poetry month would be called “Where I’m from” poems I instantly thought we would talk about the simple things in your life like, where you live, and how many family members do you have. I was wrong She explained to us how for the where I’m from poems you need to write about where your really from like the things in your life. I didn’t really know what to think of where I’m from poems, but I thought I would have to dig way down deep in to me. Luckily Ms. Edwards gave us an organizer to help us figure out what will will write about and to make our poem better. After our first draft was due for our poem we got to give our poem to other classmates so that they could read and tell me things that I did bad and good in for my poem. After a few more days of editing the process was over. I had my poem! From this experience I learned how to really dig down into yourself.

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