In class, we started to read a Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and we are talking about LEADERSHIP!!! Some qualities of effective leaderships are bravery, determination, persistence, and confidence. A leader needs these qualities because they are the head of the group and they make all the decisions. Salva demonstrates these qualities by wanting everyone to look for his family and wanting himself to look also and he is not giving up. This shows that he is determined because he is not going to give up. Salva’s philosophy might help me in my life by setting an example of his bravery and persistence and reminding me of the fact that my problems might not be so terrible after all. Perseverance is important because if he gave up right away when he failed, he would not be able to survive or find his family. You could better develop the ability to persevere by practicing to be a good leader and by gaining more confidence in yourself.
Today was our second day of immigration stop motion video taking. We had so much success in our try today. We got to make our stop motion say TRANSPORTATION and then everything would get crumpled. Then it would say IN IMMIGRATION and the the letters would go into a pile. Then Finally, It would resort the pile and say by ALEX MAX AND HARRY. I am really looking forward to doing it again. This is a very good stop motion video I pulled up from youtube… https://youtu.be/ByGq-EdQ2L0
Today, we did stopmotion. We had troubles like we had to change the angle of the camera and stabalize the table with a fat pack of post-its. In the end of 1 and a half hours we had a very good beginning.
At first when I came to my partners house, we did not know what to do and we thought we were going to fail big time. #1, we couldn’t come up with a goal. On the next playdate, we came up with a goal! We had no idea how we would start our RubeGoldberg and finish it. We thought of box with dominos would start us of and that was actually a great idea (as you can see in the video which is in blog post #5). We had a great time and it was fun.
In my opinion, the hardest thing we had in our project was setting the dominos up again and again. Also, the easiest thing to do was to watch everything get knocked down. The easiest thing to do is the one that is really fun.
I learned lots of stuff during this project! I learned that my concentration and patience really comes in handy. We had to set all the dominoes up a lot of times. That was the hardest part. Also, if we set up the dominos a lot, we will get VERY frustrated and we will get bored with this project VERY fast. Lets hope we won’t have to set it up a lot of times
When I came to my partners house I brought around 35-40 dominos and we were building and building with them but we actually needed more. Then, I got 55 more dominos and my partner and I still don’t know if that’s going to be enough but we do hope that is going to enough. In all that is around 95-100 dominos. We need all these dominos because our RubeGoldberg project is mostly going to be all Dominos.
My partner and I are adding on to the RubeGoldberg project. Also, we finished OUR SKETCH!!! We were zooming past the project when suddenly we hit a bump and we couldn’t thiink of anything else. We finally came up with something so we built it and tested it out but it didn’t work out at all. Then we had to take it off and think of something else.
We are doing a Rube Goldberg project with a partner. A Rube Goldberg is something that has chain reaction in it. It requires a sketch and plenty of tries. For me and my partner, I think we will need around 50 tries until it works successfully. Here is a RubeGoldberg Gif.
This year I had a choice to go to jazz band and I wanted my brother to check it out and see if he liked it or not so he went. A few months later, he said I don’t like it so much so I don’t think I will go but……….. I MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND??? My thought of me going to jazz band and performing on stage is a yes but also a no so it’s 51 percent yes and 49 percent no.