Capstone 3 – Site Visit

This weekend, I went to New York City, and I visited a Dream Therapist. His name is Ross Levin. I went to his office and he showed me how he works with his patients and what his job is all about. I went with my mom, and we learned a lot of new information (Including that my dad might have a sleep disorder). I learned about common nightmares and problems Dream Therapists face. I learned that when people are at therapists they threaten to hurt themselves. I had been having a lot of trouble finding a site visit, so I was very thankful when Dr. Levin wrote back. He gave me so many facts that will be very helpful for my final project!

Stop Motion Animation Pt. 3

At school Audrey, Samantha, Rehma and I have been working very hard on our stop motion project. Today we finally finished!! We finished first in the class. I think we finished first because when one of us got off track everybody else would yell at them until they calmed down. (We were VERY loud) We finished filming unusually quickly too. Overall we worked well together.

In our movie there is a boy and his friends send him a letter. The letter explains everything about the journey over to America. While the letter is being read out loud panel images slide in and show what the letter is saying. Our video is short but educational. I am very proud of it. Here it is:

Stop Motion Animation Pt. 2

Today we began to film. It didn’t really go as planned. Audrey, Samantha, Rehma and I thought that we would get a lot of filming done today but we were wrong. We spent a long time setting things up and gluing things back together. By the time we were all set up we only had half an hour left to film. We ended up having to start all over again. We got no filming done today.

Stop Motion Animation

In school we started a stop motion project. It is about immigration. Our topic is the Journey Over to America. For the past week, Samantha, Rehma, Audrey and I have prepared our sets and written our scripts so that today we could begin to film.

Rehma, Samantha, Audrey and I decided that our movie would be based on a letter that we had written with all of our research. We would have a voice over (reading the letter) and images will slide in to show what we are talking about. We made wood panels out of popsicle sticks and painted a pizza box green so we would have a green screen. We have been working very, very hard.

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Colonial Punishment Book Reflection

When I wrote my Colonial Book I learned a lot. I had fun reading books and websites. I choose punishment because I thought it might be interesting to learn what kind of punishments they had in colonial times. It was also interesting to compare punishments then and now. I learned a lot about not only colonial punishment but also making slideshows and putting it on my blog. It was over all a great experience. I hope I do it again sometime.

Aside from doing colonial books we did Colonial day. We dressed up in colonial clothes and ate colonial food.We learned how to do candle making. We also learned about silversmiths and stenciling.