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Learning about Argentina :D

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

    I spoke with a guy named Francisco who is from/lives in Argentina in a city called Buenos aires. I met this person through livemocha.com. I technically did not choose this person, but I am glad I did because they taught me a lot about Argentina.  
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?


    The person I talked to was very nice and they answered all my questions I needed to know about they're country and they also told me about themselves as well. They told me how the streets aren't really that safe and there's a lot of crimes/thefts. As for the education, neighboring countries come to learn in their country. They have a lot of public schools as well. The country of where he is from is where the "Tango" (dance)came from. This guy is also in a rock band  (He's the guitarist) and him and his band play at clubs and events. Overall, this was a nice person to chat with. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?


    It help me learn a lot about the country then what I would learn in a text book or a website on the internet. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?


    I kept the conversation flowing and we had a good conversation overall.
  • 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)rces to Find Conve

    I really need to work on my conjugations. There are a lot of un-conjugated words because I couldn't think on the spot of what they could be. 

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Maggie's 1st blog post

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
    I spoke with Max. He is my friend and I knew that we were good at helping each other. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned some things from him. More about him though rather than any spanish. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    This interaction helped me because it was a great starting place for me. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I tried to talk more about him instead of myself. 
  • 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 need to talk more about myself and stop asking the other person questions. 
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Turning Off the Translator

  1. Title the post appropriately based on your conversational goals

Turning off the Translator

- How long can i go without a using a dictionary or translator

- How long can i go without using eng


  1. In your post write your goals for this conversation.  You might want to find out more about a particular subject, to implement conversational tactics, or to discuss a certain topic.

-See how long i can go without using a translator or looking up a word.

- See if i can talk all spanish (no english)

-Looking up phrases I might need before the conversation:

- What do you do for fun in - Que hacer tú haces por diversión en

- Are you in school? - Eres en escuela?

-Cual son tu aficiones? - What are your hobbies?

-List of verbs: http://www.linguasorb.com/learnspanish/most-common-verbs.aspx

- LIst of Adjectives: http://www.braser.com/spanish-learning/spanish-adjectives-people.html


Do i feel secure enough in my spanish skills to not use any translator, dictionary, or reference?



The Conversation: 

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Negative Space

A.)  What is negative space? Negative space is the space around and between the objects that’s around you.

B.)  Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing? For the cut out and in the stool I found the negative space by looking at the empty spaces around it.

C.)  Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? It helps a artist to see in negative space it can make the drawling easier without every detail and it will make it easy to see what you drawling.

D.)   Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not? I think negative space enhance drawings because without showing every detail you can tell the picture because negative space.

 

 

 

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Negative Space

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A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
In art, there are blank spaces( as in spaces where the air goes). This is called negative space.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

In the cut out, I understood that the certain color was negative space. On one side i used that as orange, on the other side, it was highlighted in the brown. 

In the stool, I used  space where the air was, that's what negative space is.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps artists to see negative space because it allows them to have a better composition of their pieces. 

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


Drawing showing Negative Space enhances the intensity of the the shape itself. However, for detail, I feel it takes away.
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#1 Baile En Mexico -Arlana Brown

​Arlana:Hola!

Martha:Hola!

Arlana:Como estas?

Martha:Bien y tu?

Arlana:Bien tambien!

Arlana: De donde eres?

Martha:Cancun,México

Arlana:Me dicen acerca de la baile en México...

Martha:Sí!

Martha:Cuando yo vivi en Mexico mi familia tenia muchas fiestas. A mi familia le gusta mucho las fiestas. También les gusta mucho bailar. Ellos bailan cumbia, y también durangense. Eso se baila mucho en Mexico. A mi no me gusta mucho esa música o el baile. A mi me gusta mas bailar bachata y merengue. Pero a mi me gusta mucho ver a mi familia bailar como bailan en Mexico. A mi siempre me enseñaron a apreciar a mi cultura y mucho a el baila. Eso me enseño mucho a apreciar a mi familia y de donde vengo yo porque eso para mi es muy importante.
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Negative Space Drawling

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it) To me, negative space is the space that is in between the actual object you are seeing 

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out? I found negative space in my cut out by seeing the outlining of my house and deciding was it the darker part or the lighter part, , 2. in your stool drawing I found the negative space in my drawling by seeing in between the stools and knowing that that was negative space.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? It helps an artist to see in negative space because it helps the object pop out more to the person who is looking at it 

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not It does enhance drawling because it shows the different sections of the drawling.


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Wynn Geary N/P space

"What is negative space?" 
Q1) Negative space is essentially the opposite of what you are used to draw. It allows you to focus on the shape of the object you are drawing opposed to say, texture.

Q2) In my drawing I just drew as normal then I erased any lines inside my "positive space" then i colored in the background and any holes where you could see the background. In my cut  out, I found it really easy, I was shadowing last year at the same time they were doing this, so I found this really easy. 

Q3) negative space helps the artist see the shape of what they are drawing


Q4) I personally don't think that Negative space enhances drawings. I prefer texture in a drawing opposed to shape, so it doesn't really apply.  

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Enthony Chhin's Positive And Negative Space

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)-Well, negative space is like an empty space around an object. 

B. Explain how you found negative space in-I found the negative space by looking for the blank spaces in the art.   1. your cut out?-In my cut out looked for the blank areas behind the trees., 2. in your stool drawing?-I looked at the solid things and knew that they were positive and the faded things in the background were negative. 

 C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? -It helps the artist to see the thing that they are focusing on, not the things behind the positive area they re focusing on. 

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?-The negative spacing does enhance the art because it brings the eye straight to the thing that the artist wants the viewer to focus on. 

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(Vos)otros

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Vostros usar su en su casa


1.Whether or not  all pronouns are used,  tu, ustedes, vosotros, etc.

2.Other words are excluded or changed in  family settings/ and other conversations

3.Is conversation awkward when people use different dialects? why/why not?

4. How similar is your way of speaking to what is learned in the classrooms ?


Vos is used in Argentina instead of tu

Vosotros is used in Spain




Argentina: In Argentina instead of using "tu" when addressing someone they use "vos." They essentially mean the same thing. Similarly in Spain they use a pronoun called vosotros which is the plural form of tu. So instead of only having 5 pronouns they have 6. 



Spain:  For vosotros  the conjugation often ends in sois. The accent of the people in Spain the use th

(Yo neccsito traducir)


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Bailey C's Positive + Negative

A. What is negative space? Negative space is the area(s) around an object. You can outline the object, then shade in the wasted area outside of the object.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out? I found the negative space by tracing every separate section of the image, and pasting every other section on one side, and the other pieces on the other side. 2. in your stool drawing? To find the negative space of my stool drawing, i looked for the areas around and between the shapes of the object.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? It helps the artist to see the entire shape of the image.

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not? I believe it does enhance the drawing. I say this because when you see the negative space, the positive space stands out more.

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Aidan "Proyecto de Conversación"

Why are things the way they are? 


What does Music look like in Puerto Rico? 


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


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


Why are things pronounced different? 


Why are their the same words but different meaning. 


Why do spanish speaking country use the same word but have a different meaning for it? 


Why for puerto ricans carbon is a bad word and for Mexicans its to call someone a friend?


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?
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
  • 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




Why are the accents different in every spanish speaking countries 


Why do Mexicans have their agent, puerto ricans their own and Dominicans but we all speak spanish?


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Negative Space Drawings

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A. Negative space is all of the parts of a picture that aren't the frames of each thing in the picture. When looking at a picture, you first see the lines that make a shape look the way that it is. With negative space as the most attracting part of a picture, the things that you wouldn't see first in a negative space picture would be seen first.
B. I found negative space in my cut out by separating dark colors from the lighter colors. In my stool drawing, I took every empty space I could find in my frame and instead of sketching it out, I turned it inside out by filling everything out with black instead of leaving it white.
C. It helps to see negative space because it helps to realize what isn't there is still important in a drawing. It helps us recognize how to see shadows, and other concepts in art such as these.
D. Yes, negative space enhances drawings because it shows viewers what's in the picture that might not always be plain to the human eye. So, when there is lots of negative space in a picture or drawing, it should be emphasized in some way or another.
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SLA Track and Field Update

On April 19th, during the hottest meet so far, SLA Track and Field team had their strongest showing of the season at the South Philly Super Site. There were nine teams participating. A significant number of SLA member's got personal records and several events where won by SLA students. 

Some of highlights from the meet were: Karly Borenstien and Marina Stuart getting second place in the 100 meter dash in their respected heats. Naquan Harding got a personal record in the 100 meter (11.75). Serena Shuman winning both the 1600 meter race and the 800 meter race. Matt Ferry and Dan Wirt getting personal records in 1600 meter race (4:58., and 5'32".) Nadir Meeks getting a personal record in the 400 meter dash (57.6.) The boys 4x100 relay (Doug Wallace, Jason Davis, Tariq Smith, and Trevor Hinton) getting second place and a personal record of 44.44. Wynn Geary getting a personal record in the 800 meter race. Matt Ferry and Katherine Hunt both getting second in the 3200 meter race, and Matt getting a personal record as well. The boys 4x400 relay (Jason Davis, Doug Wallace, Nadir Meeks, Tariq Smith) team getting a personal record of 3:49. Karly Borenstien getting first place in her heat of the 200 meter dash. Finally, Marina Stuart winning both the long jump and triple jump, and getting season personal records in both( 15'2" and 32'0") and Martha Robles getting a personal record in the long jump (13'0"). All these wins and amazing times and distances secured the girls team tying for first place with a score of 94 points with Mastery Charter School. 

This Friday, 4/27, the boys 4x100 team will be competing at the Penn Relays, the largest annual track and field meet in the world. Wish them luck!

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Week 1 Kimberly Parker

​(I have designed and created a pages doc where my I have more detailed and a better display. I can show this in class. When this project is completed, I will convert the doc into a PDF so I can put it up on the course blog.
Objetivos que hice (5):
Michelle Torrelli me está ayudando a alcanzar mis metas. Michelle habla con fluidez el español. Vamos a video chat una vez por semana durante cinco semanas con el fin de cumplir con mis metas.
Week #1) I want to focus on clothing. In this first conversation, I want to focus on being able to recognize different articles in clothing and able to say them in Spanish. I also want to be able to compliment on clothing that I like.
Week #2) I want to learn how to tell other people where I am or where I was, using past and present tenses. I also want to describe the places I’ve been.
Week #3) For week #3, I want to focus on talking about emotions. On top of that, I want to be able to describe why I feel that way.
Week #4) For week #4, I want to talk about food! Food is an interest of mine and would like to expand my Spanish speaking on it.
Week #5) I want to work on completing sentences. Not just any sentences, detailed sentences where I describe everything I’ve learned so far.

Pre Conversation
1.¿Cuál es tu tema de conversación?
Mi tema de conversación para una semana se va a centrar en la ropa. Quiero reconocer artículo diferente de la ropa. Quiero felicitar a la ropa que me gusta.
What are five questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?
Five questions that I am going to ask Michelle are:
-¿Qué es una buena de complementar la ropa de una persona?
-¿Me puede dar un vocabulario para la ropa?
-¿Cómo se utiliza el tiempo pasado?
-¿Qué ropa te pones?
-¿Qué ropa usa la gente en la Argentina? (Michelle originates from Argentina)
3.How do you anticipate your partner will respond to these questions?
I anticipate that Michelle will know the answers to all of these questions. She will defiantly be able to give me some vocabulary. I think that these questions are going to be good conversation starters and will enable the conversation to go really smoothly for the five minutes.
4.What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I really am looking forward to having a full on conversation in Spanish with someone who is fluent in the language. I’m also looking forward to learning some new vocabulary. I’m curious to know what kind of clothing they wear in Argentina as well.
5.What are you nervous about?
I’m not as nervous as I would be if I was to chat with a stranger. Since Michelle is my friend, I know she will be able to help me and I shouldn’t be too nervous. I’m a little about not being able to keep up with the conversation or not knowing what she is saying. But I know Michelle will help me if I get stuck and won’t get irritated with me like maybe someone over the internet would.

Post Conversation
Post-Conversación
Michelle Torelli’s nationality is Argentine.
Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
I spoke with Michelle Torelli. I chose to speak with her because she is one of my good friends and I know she will be able to help me out with my Spanish goals. I also know that she will be patient with me.
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I didn’t necessarily learn anything about Michelle because I’ve known her for three years now. I learned from her, new vocabulary, what they wear in argentina, and how to compliment on clothing,
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?
This interaction helped me move towards achieving my goals because I learned new vocabulary. Michelle also answered all my questions. So now I can look back on this video and reflect on what she said, I can always go back and recap.
-What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
I did well with understanding what she was saying. I also did well with learning the new vocabulary and asking her the questions.
-What specifically do you need to improve on?
I need to improve on my accent. At times, Michelle could not understand what I was saying.
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Negative Space

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A. Negative space is the area surrounding an object. In other words, it is all of the space that is not being occupied by a physical thing.

B. I found negative space in my cut out by simply using the stencil that Mrs. Hull gave us to show where the house/fence was by alternating the colors of construction paper. For my stool drawing, I drew the outline of the shapes that I saw, mostly focusing on the space between the legs of the stools.

C. I think that it helps an artists to see negative space because it shows depth. It also shows the basic outline of shapes, which is extremely important when someone is drawing.

D. I think that seeing negative space does enhance drawings because it makes sure that you have the right amount of distance between objects and it allows you to show depth without actually drawing the actual object, but the space around it.
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Idioms

​Investigation Topic: Spanish Idioms

We use idioms every day to express what we’re trying to say. They are sometimes humorous
expressions derived from specific experiences that evoke a particular sentiment. As an idiom becomes
more widely used, it ceases to be a reference to that experience, but develops its own meaning and
becomes a part of our (admittedly ridiculous) English language. Some common English idioms are:

“Afraid of one’s own shadow” – easily frightened or upset

“Sit on the fence” – to delay making a clear decision about something

“Like a bat out of Hell” – in a very frantic or excited manner

For this blog post, I investigated Spanish idiomatic expressions.

Translated literally, the phrase “a otro perro con ese hueso” means “give this bone to another dog”.
Spanish speakers use this phrase to tell someone to take their problems to someone else, because they
are not interested in dealing with it. A phrase with a similar meaning is “ir a decirle a los infantes de
marina”, translated to “go tell it to the marines”. Spanish speakers use idiomatic expressions in the same
way that English-speakers do. Words in these phrases cannot be taken literally or their meaning will be
misconstrued. It is important to study the idiomatic expressions of a region before travelling there.
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Negative Space Drawings

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1. What is negative space? (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is the empty space in between objects.

2. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

I just looked for the empty spaces between the chairs and the bat. The chairs had empty spaces in between the foot rest and the bat had empty spaces in between the wings.

3. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps to have different view points of a picture, as an artist.

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

It does because it adds definition and depth to the art piece.
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Iron Stream's Bio Wall #2!

In bio wall number 2 there were four parts that everyone had to work on they were: lights, planting, watering and structure. Each group had to work really hard on their parts to make sure that our bio wall was functional and that it looked nice by our dead line. Before getting right to the building we had to research a lot to make sure that to much water wouldn't drown the plants, or the structure group had to make sure it wouldn't fall over. The planting group had to research where the place for each plant would be and the lighting group had to research the best place to put them or a certain color would be better. This Bio wall was not easy and it took a lot of work but we put our hearts into it! Hope you enjoy!

People who created this biowall: 
Plant Group- Karly Bornstein, Tyikenyua Anthony, Brent Scott, and Helen Kilmartin
Water Group- Drue Boccuti, Keith Moody, and Sara Nesbitt
Structure Group- Alexis Babcock, Sterling Perry, Roberto Abazoski, and Sean Mcanimch
Lighting Group- Jessica Maiorano, Robbie McCormac, Viet Le, and Kenny Le


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Emmanuel Kouadio Negative Space Project Q4 Art

1) ​What's negative space?

In my opinion negative space is a area of a image or drawing that isn't apart of the drawing and it allows you to focus more on the drawing by the shapes and colors around it.

2) Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?


In my cut out I found negative space by cutting out the main parts of the bird, so the shadow can be easily revealed.​ In my stool drawing I made sure the negative space was found by using my black pencil to cover the unwanted areas and to draw more attention towards the center.

3) Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps drawing artist because it shows them what they need to focus more on and not get discouraged.

4) Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

Seeing the negative space enhances drawings because it makes the drawing more easier to understand and easier to see.

Here's the drawing of my mirror reflections shadow drawing and my stool shadow drawing:
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Unidad 4 Proyecto- What are popular phrases in your country that mirror American phrases

Conversation Question: What are phrases in your country that mirror phrases in our country
Goal: Try my hardest to keep the conversation flowing naturally


Pre-Conversation:I actually didn't have a bunch of questions planned out, but the main one was: "Cuales son algunas frases (slang) en tu pais?" From there, I would get more specific, or make a comment. But the entirety of my conversation would be centered on that question. Since I will be skyping, I'm VERY excited to listen to the speed of how the person speaks, and the pronunciation. I know that native speakers tend to speak VERY quickly, and I want to see how well I can keep up. I also want to look out for some unknown pronunciation of letters.

Post Conversation:

Name- Agatha Pinto

City-Valparaiso

Country- Chilé

I spoke with a girl named Agatha, whom I met on Tumblr. I spoke with her because she seemed very friendly, and when I asked, she was very willing to help! Before hand, we exchanged skypes and I warned her before hand not to speak too quickly! When we got on, she was very nice and answered my questions to the best of her abilities. I asked her about several specific slang words that we use in Philly, and I found that at times, I had to phrase it a different way, because she had no clue what I was talking about. Here are the words that I asked her for their translation- or something close:

"Drawling"- Inutil
"Wack" Cuerado (which translates to "Drunk")
"Chilling"- relajado
"Lame"- Fome One that she told me herself was "Buena Perro" which means "What's Up dog?" I loved it! I can say that this was actually pretty hard too. There were times when I couldn't say what I wanted to, so I had to stop and think- but often, I was able to rephrase in a more broad and understandable way. But this was a great experience. I was able to listen better than I thought I could, and I was able to make little comments here and there on things that she said- which is something that I really wan to be able to do. I want to be able to train my ears and brian to listen, ans be able to process the meaning of what I just heard- and I found that I got better a tiny bit with this conversation. I also think that I was able to comunicate my ideas pretty well, and I had a few moments where the conversation was steady, but far from perfect. For my next conversation, I definitely want to be able to think on my feet when it comes to conjugation- because I feel as though it's something natural to native speakers.




 



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