Thursday, 27 August 2015

Passion Project T3

WALT: use the PASSION inquiry process to investigate my passion independently/in small groups

MY PASSION PROJECT INQUIRY IS… To architect a design of a modern home.

Big Idea:
In class, I have been investigating modern architecture for Passion Project. I choose modern architecture because it's really interesting of how different our style of houses change. If you don't know what modern architecture is, it is basically a modern or complex design of a building or a house.

Here is a bit of the info I've gathered so far:


Evaluation:  I think I have done well in gathering info of my pasion. I think what I need to do next is to start designing my dream home. I'm pretty sure I will start  designing the floor plan with math paper so I can get the lines right. I also need to design the actual architechtual design right after. I have lots of images for inspiration.

Feedback/Feedforward: You have given every bit of detail of what you should have to design a house. You have thought about what happens if the weather is rough. The shape of the roof. Next time you could maybe think about the inside of the house. -Georgia Tindle :-)

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Writing Portfolio Sample

Description:  In writing, my goal is to use planning templates. I chose this goal because I rarely get much ideas about what to what to write about and I NEVER use a planning template. I tried to get better at this goal by think of the most juicy words and write them down so I could add them in my writing. In my writing group we used the image below to help us get motivation of what to write about.


Planning Template:

Big Idea: 

We had to brainstorm precise nouns and descriptive adjectives about the image above to inspire us.
We also had to brainstorm 'prompts' about wha our character could see, hear or feel. For our planning, we used a mountain template to help us plan our story. We had to add lots of hints in our story so we can give the reader a clue about whats going on.

Here is my writing:

Feedback/ Feedforward: I like the adjectives that you used Aye. Next time you need to make sure it makes sense because at points I didn't know what you were talking about. Ana

Evaluation: I think I did very well in adding hints and descriptive words. I think I might need to work on sticking to the main points of my plan instead of just  changing my first intentions into totally different intentions.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Wearable Arts

Description: In class we had to choose what topic we wanted to be in for Wearable Arts in production. The choices were: Out of Africa, Elements or Heros and Villans. Since I wasn't there, I was placed in Out of Africa. A Wearable Art is not a costume but a Garment. A Garment is ART!!!! We also had to think of a color scheme. So we created a mood board to inspire us for making new ideas or  creating different color schemes.

Here is my mood board and my planning.

1) The materials that I used to create my garment were:
  • Fabric
  • Felt
  • Papier Mache
  • Paint
  • Bottle Caps (green/blue)
  • Elastic
  • Fluff
  • Wire
  • Beads
  • Wooden Elephant
  • NewsPaper
  • Duct Tape
  • Tinfoil
  • Feathers
  • Pen
  • White Fabric Stuff
  • Fedora
  • Ribbon
  • Etc (I forgot)
2) The most challenging thing about production for me was:
Making my hat because the tinfoil wouldn't stick to my base which really mad me frustrated.

3) One way I demonstrated a growth mindset during production was:
Thinking that if I keep trying I will get it done with excellence.

4) Something I am really proud of about production was:

Completing my skirt because now it looks FAB!

5) Our school vision is to create agency, creativity and excellence. I showed this by:
Thinking of the most creative way of colouring my wings and giving my tail lots of coats.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Reading Portfolio Sample: Story Wheel

Description: In class, my goal has been summarising. I chose summarising because I think I need to work on summarising a story I have read without spoiling the ending. This is my goal because I want to work my way towards making a very good story. Summarising means to create a retell a story but only the KEY points. This includes: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOW. Since I've been practising summarising, I have to do summarising activities/ Tic-Tac-Toes. The activity that I'm doing at the moment is making a story wheel.

Big Idea: Our task was to draw a summary from an article we just read. I read an article about what stuff was banned from different countries.
Here are a few statements that were made in the article.
Ketchup was BANNED from France,
Plastic Bags were BANNED from France, Bangledesh, Tanzania and Mexico City.

Feedback/ Feedfoward: Comming Soon

Evaluation: I think I have done well in summarising this article. I have summarised most of the KEY points. I think I need to work on summarising WHEN and HOW because I found it difficult to locate HOW or especially the WHEN.