Recently I have been reading a book called Wonder by R J Palacio. It is about a kid named Auggie with a facial deformity. He is very nice but nobody is willing to accept that because of his face and he gets bullied because of his face. When he is at home or by himself he is often very upset about school more specifically how he gets bullied and about how people make fun of his face. He also gets upset about how he thinks some of his friends are just how people make fun of his face. He also gets upset because he thinks his friends are faking to be as friends and Mr. Tushman, the principal, assigned them to be his friend. Some words to describe Auggie at home are Angry, comfortable and happy. But at school, Auggie acts differently. Whenever Auggie gets bullied or his friends get bullied he just brushes it off. But he is very offended when he gets picked on. Some of his friends like Jack actually get bullied because of they have a friendship with him. A few words to describe Auggie in school are calm, shy and brave. In conclusion in Wonder, there are many many social issues and Auggie has the Worst of them. if you ever see someone getting bullied please stop them immediately anyway you can.
Toda annoying.y I finally finished my stop motion project. It was a lot of hard work to get to the end. First, we had to finish filming which took a week (longest week ever) then put in iMovie edit record narration and redo it three times. First filming was hard to do because my group constantly was saying I did stuff wrong (i didn’t). Then Imovie I did not do any editing because I did all the narration so I just waited for a long time.Then it was time for my narration I kept on pausing so I had to redo it 3 times and it was very annoying. But our finished product is awesome!!!!!
A couple of weeks ago we started a water filtration unit. In the unit, we build water filters and test them on contaminated water. Also, The rating system is one to five, five being the worst one being the very best so basically one means completely normal water. The first step was drawing the sketches. well, Melike drew the sketches the did I not mention that my group is Melike, Arav, and Rehma (ill put links to there blogs). Then we started building, the materials that we used for charcoal A net coffee filters and Sand & Gravel. The order was first a paper filter or at the bottom another paper filter sand and gravel then the net. Our first try was not a success it got rid of all the microbes and all the big particles but no color. It turns out that the charcoal had to be way more crushed then it’s actually was. we didn’t have any hammer or anything to crush it so we just had to deal with it. Then we built a second filter this one was to try to get rid of the color. Another problem with the first one was that the water slipped through the side because our bottle had a big dent in it. For this filter, we use the same tools but in a different order and more of the sand and gravel. The order was coffee filter charcoal tons of sand and gravel then a net. This filter removed some of the colors but barely made a dent. At the end of the project it turns out I love water filtration, and during this project, I’ve learned about a lot of water filtration products that I’m interested in trying. I also learned lots about water in other countries and how in some country they have to walk to dirty ponds to get water. In conclusion, I loved this project I love what it encourages I love the topic just a great project in my opinion.
Links to my group’s blogs:
Melike’s blog: http://blogs.scarsdaleschools.org/mvural25
Arav’s blog: http://blogs.scarsdaleschools.org/adundon25/
Rehma’s blog: http://blogs.scarsdaleschools.org/rqadir25/
Some images of my group
My first filter with no net.
⬇️ the ranks of the water ⬇️ the bag of charcoal
⬆️ this is our first filter
This post will be about A Long Walk To Water. If you don’t know what that is A Long Walk To Water is about Salvas journey to the refugee camp in Ethiopia And to Kenya. First of Salva is a huge inspiration to me. He watches his uncle get shot and five men die. Now onto the questions.
Question one what are the qualities of effective leadership. First, what is leadership? leadership is having the traits to lead. One of the traits is determined when you’re leading you can’t just give up in the middle of what you’re doing then you’re just a bad leader. Also, some other traits are positivity because you can’t just think I can’t make it oh I’m too slow. One more quality is that you can’t be mean You can be a little bit Strict to has and telling people what to do but you can’t just be like ‘ Doug you’re going to slow we are going to leave you behind ’.The last quality is perseverance. Which means you always try even though it’s hard.
Question two what qualities does Salva have for effective leadership. Salva definitely has determination he believes to take small steps. The second leadership trait that he has his positivity. He always stays positive even when he sees 5 men Dying or his Uncle get shot. The last quality is Perseverance he always tries even though it’s hard which is the definition of perseverance. now onto the smaller questions.
For the smaller questions, i’m just going to put them all together. Question 1 how may Salvas philosophy help your life. If you’ve already forgotten his philosophy is to take everything one step at a time. I could use this in my life by doing things one step at a time. For example, what I’m doing homework that’s due on Friday I could do it a tiny bit every day. Question 2 Why is perseverance so important. perseverance is so important because you have to keep trying and you can’t give up or else you’re going to go nowhere. But if you try too hard and you’re not succeeding you’ll feel bad about yourself. Question 3 How can you develop the ability to persevere. To develop your ability with the persevere you can listen to salvas philosophy and that’s the take everything one step at a time. If you take things one step at a time you’ll have a better chance of persevering because you’re not feeling like you have such a huge goal.
Today during stop motion we started filming the intro intro is really really good and it’s already 10 seconds of them that’s 120 frames. Filming it was hard because we had to figure out how it would come in and what is it and figure out what speed they would come at. but then we fixed it.the end
Today I started my stop motion animation. Before we even started we had problems with the cameras we had this start making the camera angle. We had to tape it on 2 boxes and it kept on fidgeting but we put Post-its on the legs of the table to make it stand. When we started filming we made the transportation title move on to the screen and it looks super duper good, and that’s all I’ve done so far the end.
This post is a summary of everything. During this project, I learned a lot of things I learned that nothing will be completed right away and I learned to use the stuff y0u have. This project was pretty fun. My parents helped me a lot, my parents filmed and helped me set up everything. My sketches were hard to make because I didn’t know what to do.
Today I started editing my project. I don’t have a mac so I cannot use iMovie. So I had to download a completely different editor and learn it. This new editor is very complicated and I had to spend 70 dollars on the no watermark version. The editor is like iMovie more gimmicks. I put an animation and you should try to spot it.
THE END OF PART 5
If you haven’t read my previous blog posts you will not understand this one. Recently I finished building my Rube Goldberg project. now that I was finished building we’re on to the second most fun part. Filming! The problem with filming is that you have to take like 1 billion takes though. One time only the end of my project didn’t work. Now my project still has problems with the end and it is super annoying.
THE END OF PART:4
First, Before I start this post I’m gonna give a summary of my whole project. If you don’t remember the car goes down the ramp hits a wood block the block hits Jenga blocks which hit the squash ball that went down a track and hits a train thee train goes down a track hitting CDs that knocks down a ball launched a car that hits CDs which pop the balloon. Immediately found a problem the CDs kept falling over so I put Jenga block in between and that solved the problem. Besides that, I had no other problem with step five and six.