It’s almost Summer and I’m really happy. Although, I’ll miss school a lot. There are 4 kids that are leaving this school. I’ll miss them a lot! Summer’s gonna be fun, but I’m not going to do many posts. I’m going to Hokkaido and somewhere else in Japan. I don’t remember. I’m really excited!
Since we were learning about natural disasters, we made a tsunami slideshow.
Here it is!
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I’ve been working on a story about a tsunami since our new unit is about natural disasters. Here it is!
“AAAHHHHH!” Jason said as the shallowing water of a tsunami came running over a village, his village. He watched as the terrified citizens were running away. Few of them getting trapped in water and dying . Only half of them survived.
Suddenly, he woke up on his bed. There was no water outside and thankfully, all the citizens were still alive. The tsunami was probably a dream, or was it? For some reason, when he slept, he had dreams that had a chance of happening in real life. He was very worried. How could he save the village of Tohoku? He was the president of the Village of Biscuits after all. The biscuits were really scared of water and would slowly melt if they touched water. So, he made the decision to warn the citizens. But, the citizens hated him. Would they believe it?
Jason went to the microphone and said, “Everyone, I have tracked a tsunami that has a slight chance of coming. Please prepare for the impact, thanks.” All the citizens did not believe him, so they went on with their normal, non- watery lives.
After a hard and long day of work, Jason looked at himself in the mirror. He used to have a darkish skin, but today he was really pale. His hands had little goosebumps just because of a slight chance of a tsunami. His legs were shivering nonstop out of fear. His eyes were green in worry. Jason needed to rest, tomorrow, his main goal was to convince the city and to build a wall. He lied down on his bed as he drifted to sleep.
“HEELLLP!!!” said Tyler, Jason’s best friend, as Jason watched Tyler die. The waves were coming closer, Jason sprinted away to a mountain. Finally, the village believed him. But, everything was gone or dead! Jason kneeled and started crying, pleading for help.
Suddenly, he woke up again. His hands and head were sweating a lot. He measured hit temperature, it was 40 Celsius! He still had to go to work though. He was determined to not let his dreams come true When he go to the town hall, he hired 100 construction workers to build a wall that was 10 feet tall. Then, without permission from the citizens, he put a metal wall surrounding the houses. Then, he called the presidents of the world to help him. Jason couldn’t believe it! Even the presidents didn’t believe him! He had to work himself to stop the disaster.
In the village, Jason was finally able to convince someone. Her name was “Leia”. Leia had brown, straight hair and her eyes were the shade of grass. Jason immediately fell in love*.
Jason and Leia continued trying to convince everyone. Nobody believed him, except one person, Tyler. Tyler decided to join the pair. Suddenly, the ground started moving, houses were falling and the lights went off. Everything was dark, people were bracing (like on an airplane) while the ground roared. People on motorcycles fell on the road. thler seemed terrified, Jason was just shocked. This could be a good thing, he had proof that the tsunami might come. But, many people could die. Then, the shaking stopped. And there was a roar coming from the ocean…
Jason could hear the screams on the beach. Jason sprinted there as fast as he could. He saw a cloud of gray smoke surrounding the sky. A man shouted, “It’s a tsunami!!!” People started running, cars were washed up and slabs of wood and houses were slowly getting washed up. The elderly people were to slow to outrun the tsunami. Jason started running to the mountain. But, the only thing he could think of was Tyler. He was the worst when it came to P.E. Jason started running back to save Tyler. Only to see his dead crumbs in the ocean.
Jason’s heart was pumping, he couldn’t believe it, his best friend was dead. He felt like he could cry a waterfall. Jason quickly ran back to the mountain, thinking of his memories with Tyler. But, his emotions dragged him down. He stopped, he forgot about the tsunami. He couldn’t hear the screams, he just stood there. Then, the huge wave carried him. Jason got washed up on a new island. He couldn’t see anything, except for blackness.
Jason woke up, he couldn’t move at all. He was too tired and full of grief. His whole village was probably destroyed and he was stuck on a random island. How could he survive? Jason did the most important thing first, building a house. He cut down trees, got stone, made a bed, and made a source of light. Finally, during the evening, he was finished. He lay down on his bed and wanted to sleep. But he could feel a strange lump in his left pocket. He reached out and grabbed his smartphone! He found his BuscuitPhone 6 and called for help. He was safe!
Jason waited on his bed for a couple of hours. He was stuck on his phone, messaging and calling everyone he knew to help. Suddenly, he heard a weird sound coming from the sky. He looked up and saw a helicopter flying. Jason made a leap of joy and shouted, “Here! I’m here!” The helicopter found him. Jason went in the helicopter. It was probably the CIA since they were wearing heavy armor. Suddenly, he flew up and was going back home!
When Jason arrived back at the destroyed village of Tohoku, he started looking for Leia. Where was his friend? Leia’s mom tapped him on the shoulder, she slowly started to talk, trying not to cry, “Leia’s gone, her crumbs are dead, I should’ve believed you.” Jason felt the same rush that he felt when Tyler died. But, he thought to himself, he had to look ahead and not think of the past. The village started reconstructing the village, with the statues of the heroes. Leia, Tyler, and Jason.
A couple years later, Jason was all grown up. He had a beautiful son named “Tom”. Suddenly, the ground started shaking again. But this time, a stronger strength. Then, a somewhat mountain magically popped out of the ground. This was not only an earthquake, it was a volcano.
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We finally finished making our light painting! Here is the picture of the light painting.
My Light Painting Video.
As you can see on the lower right hand corner there is a sign, on the sign it says “Created By Pablo”. We used and app on the phone called Pablo to capture the light and make the painting. You probably have seen my other blog post about PA and Light Paintings. We also used glow-sticks to make the light. Ms. Butler covered the entire room’s lights and made it really dark, I couldn’t even see the person in front of me!
When we were making the light painting, I was really nervous that I might do the wrong dance move, but I was also really excited to see the real light painting on the phone. I was really surprised on how it came out, it looked really good. Although, it wasn’t what I thought it would be.
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Today I made a J in Scratch. It was hard because I couldn’t draw the curve.
A couple of weeks ago, during Easter Break, I went to a “Treetop Day Camp” with my scout team. We had a lot of fun. But, when we were there, we saw a whole load of rubbish and dirty stuff. There were cans, papers, plastic, and other rubbish. When we ate lunch, we had to clean up the tables of our mess. While we were cleaning up, we found a lot of rubbish and helped to throw it away to the recycle bin. This could be very helpful to the environment if everybody did it. So I encourage everyone to do it and help the world be cleaner!
You could also do a beach clean up with your friends, recycle things you don’t need, reuse things and make them into other things you might need, and a lot of other things.
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Last week, my brother went Dragon Boat Racing. He arrived at about 8:00. He told us to get there by 10:00, but we got lost and looked around for a long time. But, finally, we got the directions and found him. It was his 2nd race, he got 4th place!! After a while, the 3rd race came, I think he got 3rd. Then finally, the 4th race came, he got 2nd! His coach said it was the best CDNIS ever got and was very successful. We were all very happy and he got 3 trophies!
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These 2 months, in PA (Performing Arts), we had and amazing dance unit. We all knew our summative at the end would be to make a light painting. If you don’t know what a light painting is, it’s a kind of dance of some sort, but you’re in the dark and holding lights. Then you dance. After, you use this app to capture the light and make it into a light painting!
This photo is kind of like it, but really hard. If you’re not a pro, then it’ll probably not look that good. Anyways, the first thing we did to start to get the meaning of dancing. Our teacher, Ms. Butler, put on some famous songs and told us to dance how we feel to the music. It was pretty fun and everybody was singing along. Then, in the same lesson, Ms. Butler told us to choose a sport that we liked and make it into a dance. For example, I like swimming. So, I might choose the 1st move to be kicking my legs and moving my arms in free style. Then, the 2nd move might be me swimming backstroke. Then repeating it 5 times. That was really fun and we all did it. The funniest was probably that some people were doing karate. Also, we got set into groups. My group is me, Maya, Rhea, and Hugo. We also got homework to make a storyboard for our light painting in the future.
The next week, we learned about the “Elements of Dance”. There are 5 of them, body, action, space, energy, time. We need to use the body because we need to choose what body part we’re going to use. We need to use action because you don’t know what you’re going to do. A shimmy? A kick? Waving your arms? We also need to use space to figure out how much area and volume you want to use. Very little, or a lot. We need to use energy to figure out what kind of dance it is. If it’s sharp and quick, it’d be angry. If it’s slow and floppy, it’d be sad. Finally, we need to use time to figure out the beat and how much time you’re going to use.
After we had that lesson, we didn’t have PA lesson for a long time because of the holidays. When we finally got together again, I finished the storyboard. We were really confused because Ms. Butler said it was wrong and we had to do it again. But we didn’t know what was wrong so we asked her. Eventually, we knew it was wrong because we had moves all in the middle of the body. Wait, that might be a little complicated.
If you’re drawing a painting, you would draw it all in the middle of the canvas, you’d draw on the top, and the bottom. All our dance moves were in the middle, so when we made it into a light painting, it’d be a big messy blob. So we changed it up a bit. There was a lot of arguing but it turned out great.
Next week, we’re going to have a couple of minutes to practice, then we have to do the final copy! I’m so scared! I think we’re all ready and it’ll be great!
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