On Tuesday, May 9th, Our learning buddies and other classes from Grade 1 performed a spotlight at the LLAC. I really think that the our buddies including the other classes did a amazing job at performing and showing what they learnt about. They have learnt about the the environment and how they can help to save nature. They told a story about villagers in india trying to help save the trees. My learning buddy really preformed well. He was really committed on what he was doing in the performance. They also used puppets for some parts of the story.
Overall, I think our learning buddies (including the other classes and my learning buddy) did a very good job on presenting their work by making a spotlight.
In PA (performing arts), We are doing dance unit which we make our own dance with a group. With the dance, we are going to make a light painting. A light painting is made in a dark room and for this to work out, we need light to make the painting (Glow Sticks) and stick them onto your body. We need to take photographs and this will make the light painting. We will need a app to make the light painting. One app that you can also use is Light Bomber. At our school, we are focusing on patterns and shapes that we can make in the light painting.
We had a process to make our dance. First, we learnt how to draw the people in the drawing. Our teacher told us not to draw stick mans and not to draw too realistic that will take a hour to draw. She teached us a simple way to draw people. It was easier to see and it was really neat when she showed us. Using what we learnt in the first part, we used a storyboard to plan our ideas and bring them together. In the storyboard, we drew how the dance is shown and the important details can be written on the bottom of the drawing. When our group finished the storyboard, it was very neat and everyone could have understand it. When we finished the storyboard, we rehearsed with our group. We did it many times and as we practiced, we got better and better. Next class, we will be able to make the light painting using a app. I am very excited to see what our painting will look like when we finished.
On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, we performed a Spotlight based on the TV show, Amazing Race, But instead of the Amazing Race, We did an Amazing Musical Race.
The part it went well is that most people spoke clearly. I also think the transitions were smooth. I also think everybody tried to remember their lines.
I think what people can improve on is they should know when the other person is speaking or if you were the one who is speaking. The other part of what I didn’t like about is that some people were talking at the backstage. It might have been heard over to the audience. It was also weird when we were playing the Lion Sleeps Tonight, because some parts, we kind of messed up, but we formed up again to make it better.
I enjoyed when my classmates made the audience laugh. I think that was well done. I also liked when we were at the backstage. We made some mistakes, but I think the spotlight went really went well. I am looking forward to next year’s spotlight. Hajime:)