After the exhibition, we had to take action. The action I thought of first was to go protest since my issue was politics. I think I will go protest with some political parties in Hong Kong (eg. people power, LSD, etc…)
I think that this action will work because a) it’s student initiated, b) it’s without help of and adult, and c) it is meaningful and big. So I hope I can get permission to go and do the protest.
If I cannot go do the protest because I don’t have permission, I could always go to the protest sites and supply refreshments to the protesters , because that will also be a meaningful action. But as a last resort, if I really really cannot do anything above, I think i m going to write a news editorial for the newspaper about my view on politics in Hong Kong.
This week I was much more organised than before, and I started to use more files and folders, so I hope that can get me even more orginised and help me achive my goal by the end of the year!
This week was really good, because we just had to go to school for a half week, as the chinese new year is until tuesday. Also, this week, the creator of the learner profile went to our school and did a workshop with the teachers. But sadly, she didn’t come to our class to teach, I hope we will ge ta chance next time.
This week we had a lot of events, one of them was the flower fair! the flowerfair was really fun, I bought a lot of things, including 3 cactus, a few other plants and also a few slime things, it was really fun. This week, there is also a free chinese new year ddd, so we can dress in any chinese traditional outfit.
Today we had the remembrance day assembly in the LLAC, It was pretty short, but it was still quite good. There were choirs and more and I think it was better then last years one. What I don’t get is that how do paper cranes relate to remembrance day? I mean like it is for luck and for peace, but not for remembering WWI.
I think remembrance day is important because we have to remember those who died in war to remind ourselves of the existing violence in the world, so practically it is a reminder to remind us to stop war and not to use violence for anything.
Today we had to make a poster of certain art forms, my group and I was doing culinary art, so we made this, it is different from other posters because it is totally 3D.
Please comment to give your opinion.
This is a painting from Joan Miro, what do you think about it?
I made this poster on integers. Were going to teach it to the grade 5s today, Enjoy! (ps. Please click on it to enlarge, I also find it anoying because it is too small)
What this book is about:
This book is about a little girl in 1911, her family wants her feet to get bound because of the Chinese tradition, but she rebels against the tradition. Then she starts to realize how powerless a girl with unbound feet is in the Chinese society. Then a series of sad events happened –– her grand-mother died of a stroke and her dad died of lung disease, dispute how upset she is, she ran away to an American family and became a amah (nanny in chinese ). Later, she met a person called James Chow on the ride back home with the family she is working with. Later in the book, James Chow and Ailin got married and she lived quite a good life with him in China Town. She is also very proud of her unbound feet.
Connections with my life:
Well in the beginning when she stood against the tradition of having her feet bound she was confident and risk taking, because although she saw her mother slap her sister, she still stood strong, (knowing that she might get slapped too). So this situation connects to my life because when I did the poster for this book with my group (school task) I knew that I failed multiple times doing this design, but I really wanted to try it again, so I did, and this time it worked, so that shows that I had to risk a lot to do this, and I and a risk taker. Here is my poster:
I think this is a pretty good book because it has a lot of different perspectives, it also is based on real history (bound feet). I also like how it states the values of the different people in this book. So I would recommend this book to anyone from grade 4-8. The bad thing about this book, well not exacly bad, it just depends how you look at it, is that it is too simplified, meaning that there is a much bigger meaning behind it, it just doesn’t state it because it is too complicated. So if there was a bit of that it would be better. But overall it is a great book.
This week we did a really cool art project, the purpose was to show conflict in any way.
Here is the criteria: It has to be a picture took by you.
One type of color (e.g. cool, hot, …) Then color it and tape fabric on it
I think this activity is really good because it combines art with our unit, it makes understanding conflict better in a fun way.
Here is my pictures:
(top: Pastel on fabric on paper, Bottom: Pastel on paper)( Original photo used )
So overall, this week has been really fun for me. I hope we get to use art more in terms of our learning.