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Shalia's May 22, 2012 Blood Drive

I am hosting a blood drive on Tuesday May 22, 2012 for my capstone. The blood drive will be held on the 3rd floor in the drama studio from 8:30am until 2:30pm. If your are interested in donating blood or have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact via email (swallace@scienceleadership.org)

You must be 16 years old in order to donate. Students who are 16 years old must have a parental consent form signed. Please email or come see me as soon as possible so that you can be put on the schedule.

I thank you all in advance for your donation and support.

"Together we can save lives."


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"American Dream" In The Future

This is a picture of the "American Dream" in the future that will soon turn into a nightmare. In the past few years, the amount of teenage pregnancies have gone up dramatically. Kids are having kids which made them learn to grow up fast. In the population of the people is increasing also due to kids and adults having kids that they aren't financially stable for, the competition has gone up for education, jobs, and living the average "American Dream". In my picture, I was describing that the next decade will care more about electronics, Facebook, Twitter, non-social interaction with people and worship that more than morals that America was set on. Also I believe that the more females there are pregnant and since America is a debt, than dads won't be around being there and not giving money which will have more single moms. Also since the population is increasing there won't be enough room for every kid to go to America. So most kids won't have that opportunity to be that one step ahead because of the actions and consequences of others.
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The American Dream: Year 2100, Destruction.

In the early stages of the American Dream, everyone wanted horses, then cars, but in the future the discovery of the God Particle will happen and all humanity will go crazy. The God Particle will show the scientific side of how everything is about but those with religion will become angry and confused. In the year 2100 there will be NOTHING, but war and hatred. 
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shortened schedule for Friday

Reminder:  SLA will be on shortened schedules for Thursday and Friday this week.  All classes will meet on the usual days, just shorter classes.  If you happen to have an X AND Y on the same day, please discuss with the teachers about which class you will be attending.  (this should only impact a handful of you)  Also, don't forget to schedule your parent conference!

Friday May 4th

  • B– 815-905
  • C – 910-1000
  • X/Y – 1005-1055
  • D - 1100 - 1150
  • E – 1155 - 1245
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Proyecto de Coversacion 2


  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    I spoke with man from Mexico named Vidal. He actually messaged me first and I decided to continue the conversation.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned that he like sci-fi, mystery, romance, and just about every other kind of movies except for cartoons.We also talked about areas where I thought I needed work in Spanish. He gave me examples of times when certain tenses are used in everyday conversation. I also learned that he nearly perfected his English accent by listening to music.

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    My goal was to find examples of when the subjunctive and imperfect tenses are used in everyday conversation. This conversation was some what helpful in meeting that goal. Vidal had some difficulty thinking of specific examples, but was able to give me a few that helped me get the general idea.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I did well with being able to reply in Spanish and not pausing to ask what he meant or use the dictionary for every word I did not know. I was able to use context clues to get the general idea of what he was saying and respond. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    I still need to work on not using WordRefrence as much. I also need to solidify my understanding of ser v. estar. There was a  point in the conversation where I was confusing the two verbs.

    "Soy en colegio..."

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Carter conversation 2

In this conversation  I talked to my mom about when we went to a feeding program. I did not learn anything about my mom but she did tell me that she liked that I learned how to make tortillas when we were there. This helped me reach my goal because I was able to talk about the chicken story, el cuento del pollo.   
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Spanish Conversation

Why are things the way they are? 



Conversation


Me: What does Music look like in Puerto Rico? 


Mom: Es como aquí pero casi no hay canciones en ingles 


Me: Why is the beat different from other spanish speaking places to puerto rican music? 


Mom: Porque cada lugar tinei el clase de música y toda son diferente 


Me: Why don't people in puerto rico like music from other countries? is because of the grammar or pronunciation? 


Mom: Porque como las canciones y el clase de música es different porque haci es como las personas en Puerto Rico se crio. 


Me: Why are things pronounced different? 


Mom: Porque aveces las palabras se use diferente en mucho lugares y tiene diferente significado


Me: Why are their the same words but different meaning. 


Mom: Porque las personas se crio different y hoeyendo la mia y pai hablando haci y ell ss acostrunbro



How do you anticipate your partner will respond to your questions? 


I think that she (they) will tell me it's just the way it is and how they were raised


What are you looking forward to about this conversation?

To understand why are the same words have different meaning depending where you go in the spanish world.


What are you nervous about? 


Saying things wrong in spanish or not knowing how to say some words or the meaning of some words.


Reflection questions


  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

My mother and my grandmother because spanish is their main language and they have a lot of experience with spanish


  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them? I learned that my grandmother knows no english what so ever and my mother knows just a little. I learned what i was asking them and why are things the way they are and said ect.


  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal? It helped me stop being lazy and finally asking them the questions that i wanted to ask them so it helped me finally understand.


  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? I finally understand why things are said the way they are and i understand why music is different and why people have their way of saying a word and others have their own way of saying it was just the way they were raised. 


  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)r Saying words in spanish right and working on my accent.




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Conversación 2: Televisión en Lima,Peru

​What is television like in Lima, Peru?

  • What did you learn about your partner?  

    I learned that my partner, Felipe, is from Lima, Peru. I also learned that Felipe likes to watch American Series. He doesn't like reality shows, including the Kardashians. He likes comedies and also serious shows. He likes 2 and a Half men, just like I do. He watches American Idol and is routing for Jessica Sanchez to win. 
  • What did you learn from them?

    I learned that American shows do get watched in Lima, Peru. I thought that they would have their own television series to watch but American series are aired there. 
  • What did you learn about yourself?

    I learned that what I like to watch on television will not always be the same as others. Others might not enjoy these shows like I do.
  • What were you surprised about?

    I was surprised at the fact that American series do get watched in other countries such as Peru.
  • What are you proud of?

    I am proud that I got to achieve my goal of researching what type of television is watched in other countries. 
  • What follow-up questions do you have?

    Do other countries watch the same movies as Americans?

  • What will you improve on for next time?  How?  s


    Next time, I will try to move into that conversation a little more easier. It seemed weird to jump to a subject like that. I might chose a subject to talk about that is more broad because the conversation seemed a bit awkward.
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Negative and Positive Space


A. Negative space is the space around and between the subjects of an image. 


B. I found the negative space by just seeing the outer layer of the picture. The negative space is the the picture that seems to be the picture but it's really just the outline of the actually object.


C. I think it helps an artist because if an help you see your drawing in a different point of view or it can help you see a picture in an abstract type of view as well.


D. Yes because again as I said, It can help you see your picture in a different point of view.

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Negative Space


Hello today I'm going to tell you about negative space. What is negative space? Negative space is a cut out part in the picture. Look at the bird picture, do you see how the black is in the back. The blue was the one I cut out. I used half of the blue paper to cut out the bird and place it to look black and blue (a pattern). That how I know its negative space. 
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Negative and Positive Space ___Cutout

1) Negative Space is the sketch and or drawing that shouldn't be drawn by someone. This can be known as the background of an image.


2) To find where the negative space is all I did was realized what the outer surface of the object is in which basically to me is know as the outer layer. This what I did for the first project. For the second project it's very difficult to explain therefore it's better for people to visualize it instead. 


3) Seeing this type of art made me see that art can really be exact and perhaps precise. This made me change my opinion about art because this shows that art is something that needs to be drawn almost close to being perfect. 


4) Yes, this does help the artist because it helps me see the difference between an image and just random space that actually makes up the particles of any image. 

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Negative and Positive Space by Sadie

A. Negative space is the space that would generally be left white in a picture. It is the background of the drawing and the spaces that are left empty. 

B. Negative space in our drawing with color is our reflection of negative space in each drawing. You are taking the negative space and making them into a reflection. Making the negative space the positive space and vice versa.

C. It helps an artist to see negative space because it can help you even out lines and see what should really be in each spot. It provides for more accurate drawings and a better view on being an artist.

D.  seeing in negative space enhances the perspective of the drawing and knowing what is going on in the drawings. It helps you get a better understanding of how to draw.

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Negative and Positive space

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is the space between and around the object. When you draw a picture the blank space around the picture is considered the negative space.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?
When I was finding the negative space in my cut out I just looked around the edge of the tree. When i was doing the drawling of my stool i just looked in the spaces where the stool wasn't drawn. 

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps an artist to see negative space cause the can see where the lines stop in the drawling and you can see the detail in the picture.

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

Yes seeing negative space enhances the drawings cause you eyes will be more focused on the picture.
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Negative Space, Aateeyah Sharrieff

​1) Negative space is thew space around the object thats being drawled.

2) I found the negative space in my stool by looking at the empty spaces around it. In my cut out, I found negative space by cutting out the outsides of the drawling.

3) It helps a artist see negative space because it helps them see all of the details in the object they are drawling.

4) In my opinion, it sometimes help for certain people to draw the negative space, and for others, it sometimes doesn't. People have different ways of drawling. Not everyone does it the same. So it depends on the person.
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Kenyatta's Negative Space Drawing


A. Negative space is the space between an object, and not the actual object. When dealing with negative space, you always draw the actual space around the object but not the object itself.


B. The way I found negative space in my stool drawing, was I just looked around the stool, and drew all of the empty space surrounding it. The way I saw negative space in my cut out was, I looked at how the cut out had the 2 different colors, and saw how the cut out showed the space that was actually between the cut out.


C. The reason it helps an artist to see in negative space, is it allows them to see every single detail not only in the thing they want to draw, but also around it, causing you to be able to see every single detail.


D.I believe seeing in negative space does enhance a drawing. With seeing in negative space, you see things in a different perspective and are able to see every single detail of a drawing.

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Blog Post #2

  • Who you spoke with and why you chose that partner

    - I spoke with Enrique Matos and I picked him because he is from Peru and is trying to learn Spanish, as well as that he is 19 so close to our ages.

  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    - I learned that he loved to eat and enjoys anything that is good, but he can not cook himself. He also knows how to keep a conversation going.

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?

    - I think I primarily enjoyed talking to him because he knows how to talk about something that I enjoy myself. He is able to keep this conversation going and can say more than just the little things

  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? What specifically to you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

    - I think I did well responding to him and asking him questions in order to keep this conversation going. We were able to have a civilized conversation and I know for a fact that this was the best person I talked to so far. 

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Conversacion #3

Pre-Conversacion

What will your topic of conversation be?  

In this blog post I will talk about is traveling to places.

What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?

Have you ever traveled outside your country?

Do you want to visit other countries?

Have your family traveled to other countries?

Is traveling hard for you? 

How is the country?

How do you anticipate your partner will respond to your questions?
I believe that they are going to respond in English mostly because since that Is the language they are practicing, they will want to feel comfortable answering in english, while I ask in spanish.

What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I am looking forward to learning about the person, and where they want to travel. Also if they like to travel

What are you nervous about?

I am nervous about getting something wrong or saying something that they will not understand. Hopefully they can help me if I am wrong. For the most part I am not as nervous because I am more comfortable now since I have done this 2 other times before.

Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

I spoke with Vidal from Venezuela. I Choose him because he was learning English but was a spanish native. He also started talking to me first so I thought why not create and continue the conversation. He also likes sports like me.Also his conversation was getting a little more interesting than the others because, he ask questions and helped me when I was wrong.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned that never traveled before but would like to travel to japan, alemania,londres, and francia. He also works in a little cafe in his town. 

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

He made me feel comfortable about asking questions about sports because he felt comfortable about answering. Also, he helped me out because he was answering questions that I was asking which made it easier to talk about my topic.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

I did well was greeting him properly, I asked many questions and was respectful about what I said to him. I kept with the topic of conversation and made sure that that is all we talked about. 

What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

I improved on talking to someone in spanish and they understanding me. I also improved on learning my spanish more and being more comfortable about speaking it.
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