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Language Arts: I wrote an African Folktale about the Black Throated Honeyguide. It was called how the Black-throated Honeyguide Got a Black Throat. My folktale was a myth/fable. In it the honeyguide learned a lesson about being greedy while also getting a black throat. I like my folktale a lot!
Science: In science I did an African Animal Project. Mine was on the Black-throated Honey Guide (that is where I got the idea for my Language Arts folktale) First we took a lot of notes, then we used those notes to write paragraphs about our animal. We also made a poster. On the poster we put a map of where our animal lived, a picture food chain, and a labeled picture of our animal. I think my poster came out very well.
Social Studies: In social studies we are doing an African country project where we are given a country to go to in africa and we also have to go to one or more other countries. For each country we have to take notes on it and use those notes to create a travel brochure of the country we visited. We also have to write travel journal entries about what we did while we were there.Part of this project we did with Math. (see math section) I am going to Cameroon, Madagascar, and the Seychelles’ islands. I really like this project. It was fun to write fake travel journals about "what we did in Africa."
Technical Education: In Tech Ed we are making Mbiras. An Mbira is an African instrument also known as the thumb piano. We have a kit of wood pieces and a nail pattern, but we have to nail it together. We also get pieces of this metal stuff that we are going to nail into the top to make the keys. When they are all made we get to use a wood burner to carve African designs into our mbiras. I really like mine.
Math: In Math we made African patterns. Since we are learning about translations we have to show 3 different translations on our patterns. There is also a math part to the social studies project. It is that we have to fill out expense sheets and keep track of how much we spend each day. We have to write checks and we can only spend 10,000 dollars max. I spent most of my money and only had about a thousand dollars left.
Art: In Art we are making African whistles. We molded them out of clay and the art teacher, Mrs. Vitali, cut the wholes in them. After they are fired in the kiln we will paint African patterns onto them.
Music: In Music we learned about Africa, the people, and the music they play. We saw some African instruments and learned about them and got to play them to. We also learned some African drumming rhythms that we are going to perform.
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