Today in class we did a sketch museum. What we did was that we looked at our classmates' sketches and gave/received feedback to/from them. For example, we were allowed to take notes about the sketches and add a step or two to ours.
It was really fun to receive positive feedback about ours. Our teacher told us to pay attention to labels, neatly draw diagrams, show steps clearly and build a simple machine. Every time we looked at some ones we gave them feedback. The reason that we received feedback was to make ours the best that it can. We got 20 minutes to look at other people's sketches to see if they wanted to add something to their sketches. The best part about it was that we got to look at others and figure out if we were lagging behind or if we were ahead of the game. Thus, we found out that Mateo and me were average and so we speeded up our A game and then we noticed that we were ahead of the game!
For my 3rd blog post I am going to talk about what are the pros and cons about working with a partner, when you work with a partner you have to go to each others house to talk about the detailed sketch whose house are you going to do the project. The thing that was hard about working with a partner was having to split the work. I thought that this was especially hard because both people need to work. If only one person works then he might want to become a solo because the other person is not trying hard enough. A problem that we challenged is that you had to do the project at someones house. so you always had to meat up with each other.
As a said in the first blog post we were only aloud to have 5 minutes. So me and mateo took that into account so then we thought, what would be better turning on a light switch by yourself our in a minute? So then we changed the idea to kicking a ball into a goal. The reason we changed the idea was because we thought that it would take longer and harder for a ball to roll into a goal, another reason is because we wanted our topic to be harder than a bunch of rube goldberg projects in our class. To sum it up It was hard to come up with the idea. It was hard because we did not our topic to be average we wanted it to be above average. And that is why we changed our simple task to be a ball rolling into a goal.
We are starting a project called a rube goldberg machine. I am working with a partner, Mateo. What a rube goldberg machine is suppose to do is to make a simple task easier with alot of steps. For example lets say you want to turn on a light switch, you would hit a button and that will hit dominos and that will hit a book and that will hit the light switch. That is what a rube goldberg machine is. What me and Mateo are doing is a soccer ball scoring into a soccer goal. Our teacher, Vivian Robert told us that we have to have at least 8 steps. The time limit for the Rube goldberg machine is 5:00 Minutes. The 8 steps that we are doing is a ball goes down a pipe ( This is table #1) and hits dominos then that will hit a soda can with water then the soda can hits books that hit car. The car goes down ramp and hits swinging bar that hits car number 2 which hits book that hits the enter button on a computer and calls my phone. Then my phone will vibrate down ramp ( Table #2) and hits books that hit a soccer ball that rolls down ramp ( On the floor) into the soccer goal.
A problem I have is that almost everyone calls out. So we don’t get through everything that our teacher wants us to do. So I think we should get punishments if we call.(like no recces for that day). But if we don’t call out we get more recces.For we keep on doing it to get more recces.
Another problem I have is that we don’t get much done in the day. So we don’t get as much nolege in class. So were not as smart as the other classes
Another Reason or way I think stood out is
Suds is getting lonely.
I can tell that suds is getting lonely because In a picture it shows every body around joey at the bee sting on his right arm. Suds was just behind them And nobody noticed him. Because he wasn’t a rat yet. He was still a angel thats 3rd grade. But then he became popular because he put a spider on his right arm. For his girlfriend judy billings then almost all the girls Came around to look at the black spider on his right arm. When the school was over he walked home with judy billings but her cat was missing. The cat was on the tree Suds claimed up the tree even do he was afraid of heights he still did it. He got the cat and troughs it down. But then he couldn’t get down so his parents found him in the tree got thee latter and got him down to the ground.
Four our first partnership I am reading fourth grade rats by Jeery spinelli. A jot is when you take a book and you
write abtout what you read about the book. The bigg thing I noticed is
Suds is getting more popular because he has become a rat.
I think this is important because Suds was lonely at the beginning of the book and then he became popular. One of the main details of the story that gives you the evidence is when Suds put a spider on his shoulder and said to his girlfriend, Judy Billings, that he did it for her. Then all the other girls came to look at the spider on his arm and said “aren’t you scared?”. And he responded no way I’m scared, even though he was probably terrified. That’s my reasons why that might be one of the main ideas.
Today me and My partner started to see that our plants are finally drying out so the next stage of the process is to take of the pods and take the seeds home and maybe plant the same plants at home from what you experience in school that’s what I learned seeya later!
This week is like the conclusion of plant observations so pods are forming up so only a couple of days till the pods will be released. Now I know that my hypotheses was correct my hypotheses was the pods will make other plants. What I wrote today was my favorite part of this week about my plants. See ya later soon!
Today me and my partner ND counted the poads. Poads are the home for the seeds. Seeds are the beginning stage of a plant. Poads job is to spread different plants around the world! That’s what me and my partner ND discovered this week.