You will be having some more sessions with Y7 teachers and students , so that you can find out more about what life will be like in Year 7. They would like to know what your questions are so that they can answer them really well for you.
What questions do you have about next year?
Make comments to share your questions, add on to other people’s questions or even answer some of them!
You did some amazing thinking today. It was really important that we revised the Key Concepts so that you could use them to full effect during the Exhibition. By the time we did the third set of photographs your questions were much, much more conceptual, more powerful and more interesting – you really seemed like you wanted to know the answers.
Make a comment to share the following information with us:
- What were the most interesting questions you asked about the photographs?
- Which questions did you really want to find answers for?
- What questions have you created that will really help you become an expert on your spark?
We are continuing on our task of asking people about their choices of topics for the upcoming Exhibition. We used the same question of ‘if the Exhibition was tomorrow, what topic would you choose?’ but this time we added a sentence before saying a question and it is ‘remember last time we asked you about your exhibition topic? Well we are updating so did you change your mind of stay the same?’
This time most people took slightly longer to think and we reminded them of their old topic, so they got the question quickly after a reminder.
The results were…
Paula-Framed Photography on the NIST campus
Sae-Yeon, Ken-Water Shortage and problems
Jin, Anirudh, Yea-chan-pollution
Odette, Manisha-Plastic waste
Samantha-Photography on Positive and Negative nature
Gabi-Photography on how Thai peoples’ lifestyle and Thailand’s Nature
Terrie, Am-Rubbish in Thailand
Aayush- Children’s’ rights
Paul, Julien- Kids on Sukhumvit (window wiping, homeless, etc.)
Michael-Kids education in Thailand
Pin-Kids in poverty’s Education
Again we would to raise up a conversation to make it interesting and we would like to see the reasons of your topic…
1. Did you change your topic? Why/Why not?
2. How did you come of your topic?-have you always had the passion of it?
3. Why do you think that you would want to work with the topic you chose and what issues are in your topic?
Am and I (Julien) have been going around class and asking people what topic they would like to do for the exhibition. We asked:”if the exhibition was tomorrow, what would you like to work on?”
We gathered the answer up; and got the results…
Paul-Kids walking on streets, wiping windows, etc.
Shikhar, Paula, May-Poverty
Aayush, Julien-Childrens’ rights in Thailand
Ken-Water; Acces to clean water and sustaining it
Michael, Pin-Education in Thailand
Odette, Manisha-Plastic waste
If you can, please make a comment of why you chose that topic, the issues about it, and what you are going to do about and we can raise up a conversation.
Mr.Will didn’t make any more thinking hat activities for us to do so I thought I should make one.
Here it is:
(This isn’t easy)
Pattern 1 Pattern 2 Pattern 3 Pattern 4
212 2112112 2111211121112 211112111121111211112
How many number 1 and number 2 will pattern 30 have?
What will pattern 30 look like?
- Quality of life
How does your issue affect the well-being of the people in our community? How could people’s well-being be improved?
If you were able to change the problems of your issue and make the situation better for the well-being of our community, would anybody else’s well-being be affected? What could be done about that? How could it be avoided?
Photograph by lel4nd on Flickr
Watch the video again. Make a comment and describe some of the conversations you had while trying to make the continuum.
The students were given some decent paper and a small selection of chalk and oil pastels. They were asked to use shades of green and only one more colour in order to show their issue from a green/nature perspective through abstract art.
Many of them were not familiar with abstract art, which was quite a shock! However, I shared some examples of the work done by the teachers at the Green School (see previous posting) and that seemed to unlock some of their creativity.
The students wrote an explanation of their work on an index card and then they put them up on a display board.
Some of the ideas that came out of students sharing their work were very interesting and could lead on to some bigger works of art to form part of the exhibition:
- Sasha’s drawing of blue water that is becoming more and more polluted could become a large “timeline painting” that shows what we have been doing to water throughout history. It could also include some vision for the future.
- Rosna’s image of plastic bags on top of a natural background could be extended to become a painting of the Earth that is covered with cut-out bits of plastic to represent plastic bags. She could stick these on herself, or make it interactive in order to increase the shock value!
- Alfie’s growing cloud of cigarette smoke could also be turned into an interactive piece of work. He wanted to get people to sign a petition. maybe, instead, he could get people to contribute to a massive cloud of smoke?
These ideas for further development of the artwork came from Naomi Natale’s One Million Bones project.
The slideshow is doing some strange things!
On Thursday the school is closed. (Tomorrow). It is closed due to the Red shirts and what they did today.
No Splash Day !!!!!!!!!!
NO WORLD LANGUAGES!!!!
For my exibition I doing a topic on Cars Idling I would like to ask you some questions:
- What do you think about Idling?
- What does it make you feel like when you see a car Idling?
- What would you say about idling?
- What would you say to someone who is Idling?