This week, my class and I have been learning about the Mexican day of the dead. The day of the dead is celebrated in Mexico to honor those who have died. Instead of feeling sad, it is one of the happiest times of the year. The Mexicans will dress in a full skeleton outfit and go to the cemetery for a picnic. We all had to decorate skulls as an art response. On our skulls we had to decorate in detail. My skull had lots of flowers and swirls on it in lots of different colors, and I finished it off with a cross on its forehead, and a touch of glitter!
In week 6, I revised how to round off decimals.
To round off decimals, you have to look at the last number eg. 246.642 and if it is lower than four, you leave the previous number the same eg. 642.24, but if its higher than five, you make the previous number one digit larger than the last. eg. 333.456 = 333.46.
I also revised that;
- Another way of naming tenths, Hundredths, and thousandths are called decimal places.
- A place value system with 10 as a base. eg. (fractions) 1/10 1/100 1/1000
- Say the name of the digit and not the number.
In week 4, my class and I have been learning about decimals and place value charts. I learned that to place a decimal on a place value chart, you first have to create columns for tenths, hundredths, thousandths and the decimal place value.
I also learned that you are never supposed to say the number, only the digit eg. Zero point Seven-teen is wrong but Zero point One Seven is correct.
A place value chart with decimals looks like this:
Tth Th H T O . Tths Hths Thths
2 . 3 4 6
4 . 7 5 3
In term 3 week 4, a man from the Hawthorn AFL team came to our school to talk to us about eating healthy. HE was also talking about how fatty foods are not good for you and that you should have five to eight servings of fruit and vegetables per day, and children should have about 12-13 hours of sleep at night!
The food pyramid.
This week was really crazy but it was nice to start it off with a Roman Empire themed Italian day! The first activity that I did was Boccie. The way that you play Boccie is simple, you have to try and hit the small jack with a large ball in a team of more than two. Each team gets two bowls in one game and whichever team that gets their color ball closest to the jack wins the game.
At playtime, the ice-cream truck came and we had Gelati and Soft Serve. The options were; Sherbet, Sprinkles, plain soft serve or Gelati.
At lunch we had pizza and I had BBQ chicken because there was no more cheese!
Italian day was really amazing and I’m really sad that this is my last one!
In week 3 term 3, 5/6 Z and 5/6 W auditioned for the end of year performance of ‘ The Nutcracker’. If you don’t know, The Nutcracker is about a little girl named Clara, who receives a mysterious gift, the nutcracker, who magically comes to life and takes Clara with him to the land of sweets! I auditioned for Clara and her mother, Isobelle. I think that I did well in the audition and if I’m lucky, I will get a main role! Fingers crossed!
According to Wikipedia, glitter is an assortment of small, flat, reflective particles. Glitter reflects light at different angles, causing the surface to sparkle or shimmer. Glitter is like confetti or sequins, only smaller. Since prehistoric times, glitter has been made and used as a decoration, from many different materials such as; malachite, galena, mica, insects and glass. Modern glitter is usually made from plastic. The first production of modern (plastic glitter) is credited to the American machinist Henry Ruschmann, who found a way to cut sheets into glitter in 1934. Today over 20,000 varieties of glitter are made in a large number of different colours, sizes, and materials. Over 10,000,000 pounds (4,500,000 kg) of glitter was purchased between the years of 1989 and 2009. Commercial glitter ranges in size from 0.002 square inches (1.3 mm2) to 0.25 square inches (160 mm2). First, flat multi-layered sheets are produced combining plastic, coloring, and reflective material such as aluminium, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, and bismuth oxychloride. These sheets are then cut into tiny particles of many shapes including squares, rectangles, and hexagons. Glitter in little containers.
By 1933, a variation on “The Landlord’s Game” called Monopoly was the basis of the game sold by Parker Brothers, beginning on 6 February 1935. Seven people, mostly in the Midwestern United States and near the East Coast, helped with game’s design and gradual change, and this is when the game’s design took on the 4×10 space-to-a-side layout and familiar cards were made.
(Variation= A change from the normal or usual pattern.)
The aim of the game is to go around the board with your metal token (eg. hat, wheelbarrow, iron, shield, dog, thimble…) and buy as many land-marks and houses/hotels as you can without losing all/most of your money.
When was monopoly invented?: Monopoly has existed since 1902.
I am really passionate about art because it is really interesting! My favourite artists are; Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Michelangelo. I love abstract art because it can be whatever you want it to be! My favourite quote that involves art is; “Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned….”
When I paint I usually either do abstract art, splodge on the paint straight from the tube, or paint my hands and put my hand prints onto the canvas.
Does anybody love art as much as I do?
I’m Alannah and I am learning how to blog!