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Science: In science class I made a poster on an African animal that I picked out of a hat. I fist picked the African Wild Dog but my friend wanted my other friends animal and he wouldn't trade for his animal so I traded with him and I ended up with the African Foam~Nesting Frog. It was a lot more interesting then I thought it would be!
Language Arts: I wrote a folk tale in Language Arts. Mine was about a monkey who was always very helpful. He was helpful because he would always pass down bananas to the other animals but one day he thought to himself,"I am the only one who can get the bananas I should be the only one to eat them." But wise giraffe ticked monkey and so that is why monkeys have very loud screams and always very protective of there bananas.
Math: In math I have been working on a poster with an African pattern. I have to have a rotation (turning) translation (sliding) and a refection (flipping). At first I really didn't know what it had to do with Math but when I got farther into the project I realized it was all angles and measurements. It was a really fun project because I love to draw!
Social Studies: I am studding African countries in Social Studies. At first my teacher assigned me a country and I got Tanzania. It was a lot more interesting then I thought it would be. Did you know that more than half of the population lives on the eastern side of the country? But anyway I was a little disappointed with the country because I wanted one of the bordering countries Kenya. But after I studied Tanzania I got to pick a country to research so I pick Kenya.
Art: In Art class I have been making a clay whistle. I got a ball of clay and shaped it into a whistle shape. At that point I cut it in half and hallowed out the center so it would make noise when I would blow into it. I scored the edges so it would stick back together and then I made the little hole on the top of the whistle so it would make the proper noise. I then molded it back together and put it into the kiln to fire it and make it hard. After I got the whistle out of the kiln I was ready to paint it. I had to paint an African pattern on it so I did. It was really fun!
Technology Education: In Technology Education I have been working on an M'bira or finger piano. First I got a couple pieces of wood and nailed them together to get the sound board. The top bourd has a hole in it and the bottom has no hole. Then I wood burned a design on the front with a wood burner. Next I added the keys. The keys are little thin strips of metal that I will screw on and POOF! I have an M'bira.
Music: In Music I have been learning about music from all around the world. When we started our African unit in school we started useing drums and some cool African instruments such as the square drum and the djembe.
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