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Art 2 Quarter 4 Reflection Project by Wesley White
Ignite Presentation Q4 Media and Design Project - Wesley White
April 7, 2017
Overview of Quarter 1 Project
The project type for the first quarter project was a website. The vision of this project was to show basic information about my life. This included personal things about me, projects I have completed in or out of school, and a resume that outlined anything I didn’t explain in previous website pages. The goal was to essentially give a portfolio of myself to the class so that they could learn a bit about my lifestyle and what I have accomplished. Some things about me are that I am involved in rowing, Bible Quiz, and Royal Rangers, a program I am involved with at my church. I do believe the project was successful because although it doesn’t tell everything about me, I did do a good job in highlighting some of the important things about me.
Overview of Quarter 2 Project
The project type for the second quarter was Computer Science. I had to code a specific program and do a narrative video while completing the final program. The goal of the project was to show me how to use certain functions and commands within the Karel program. This taught me a bit more about coding and gave me an understanding of how people program. I do believe the project was successful because I learned how to code and make a program do what I want it to do. It was also successful because I can use this skill outside of class if I want to make a game or build more complex things like computers or other technology.
Overview of Quarter 3 Project
The project type for the third and last project that I chose was the Image Editing Project. The vision of this project was to show that there are angels and demons in life. The person in the middle of the image represents all of humanity, and the angels represent all things good, and the demons, all things bad. Both the angels and the demons should motivate you. You should want to get as far from the demons as possible, and closer to the angels. I do believe the project was successful because the image shows my vision and fulfills my goals. I realized as I was doing the project that my demons were too dark. So, I changed the opacity to make them more transparent to look more ghostly. I also thought I was successful in making the angels look more a part of the image instead of add-ons.
Written Reflection of the Revised Project
For this image, all I did was blend in the lighting of the person running with the background. Previously, I had made another layer of the person, and it didn’t flow with the background. Another thing I did was adjust the brightness of the background so that the demons would blend in better as well. For the angels, I moved them around slightly and reoriented them so that they were easier to look at as part of the image as a whole. I also made the decision to make the angels slightly darker so that they wouldn’t stand out as much and would be a part of the message of the image.
A high point during this year when it comes to my learning was the Computer Science Project, and me learning how to code. The reason for this is because I had never coded before, and I really enjoyed doing it.
An area of growth for me was definitely working on the Image Editing Project. The reason for this is because although I had a goal in mind, and knew in general how to get there, I had to go through a lot of trial and error to get there. Shoutout to Ms. Hertz for helping me through my questions.
I could use coding to create a game or a program in college or beyond. I could also use image editing beyond high school if I wanted to merge two or more images together or make an image look prettier for advertisement.
An idea for next could be something built with legos. I don’t know what that object would be, but this is just an idea that Ms. Hertz could think through further.
Biochem Lucid Chart Cycle of Matter: Sulfur (Ashley, Wesley, Jade, Yari)
Food Matters PSA by Wesley and Jade
Quarter 3 Art 2 Project
March 14, 2017
Art 2 Artist Statement Quarter 3
I created this work because I was interested in carving out of the linoleum. I saw my classmates doing it last quarter, and was intrigued to carve something this quarter. My vision was to create a lion, not necessarily as cartoonish as it turned out, because the lion is my favorite animal. That was the main idea in my head, and I ran with that from the beginning. My work can be used as an encouragement to my viewers to be strong and always keep on looking forward. The fact that the lion isn’t perfectly cut out denotes that no one is perfect. However, you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your goals in life, you just have to be strong, and never give up. I achieved a sense of carefulness and delicateness because that is what this work required.
This work relates to my previous work because I looked at something I was interested in or I had just been looking at, and made it into a piece of art. Last quarter, I used a sandwich to create my artwork, and this quarter, I used my favorite animal to make a linoleum cut. This cut fits in with contemporary art because I can compare it with other modern linoleum cut artworks. One work I can compare it to is the Lion Linocut by Rowanne Anderson. Both of our works are of lions, and both are detailed with the tiny hairs that a lion has. Still, hers is more advanced because she completed it on a bigger piece of linoleum.I started first with making my channels, and then I cleared out the areas I wanted to look white. Then I used the v-gauge to create hair, and also holes for whiskers. I continued to use the wider-curved knives to clear out bigger areas, and the v-gauge to do the smaller detailed areas as well as the channels. I only used this picture as inspiration for my work. My work reflects the world I live in because you have to be strong like a lion in order to achieve things in life. I, personally, believe I am strong, but gentle when I need to be. Rowing has required me to be physically and mentally fit, and because of the sport, I have grown in both of those areas as well as emotionally. I have been able to control my emotions and not let them get the better of me. My work could make the world a better place and have an impact on it by encouraging those who are discouraged, for any reason, to keep looking forward. Life isn’t done just because something doesn’t go your way. If anything, it opens up as an opportunity for you to learn from your actions. In creating this work, I had to be very careful so as to not make any bad cuts. This is a technique I learned and had to practice in order to get this work done.
Q3 Image Editing Project Wesley White
My project consists of 7 photos in one, along with a couple more layers. My goal was to ultimately learn more about image editing, and I was definitely successful in doing so. Overall, I wanted the image to have the story of a person running, representing life, while the demons represent negativity or real demons, and the angels represent encouragement or real angels. The first thing I did for this project was put the photos on the background. After I did that, I moved them around so that they would seem like they are in the correct place, and where I wanted them to be. For the demons, I wanted it to look like they were behind the person running. For the angels, I wanted them to look like they were guiding the person running, so I put them in the air in front of the trees. Then, I tried to make the ground darker so that the demons would flow better, and that was a failure at first. I darkened the angels just a bit so that they would blend in better, and that gave them a sort of glow, which was cool. What was a first a failure, trying to make the demons flow, turned into a success because I turned the opacity down slightly to make them look more ghostly.
Through the completion of the project, I learned how to put images on other images, edit certain areas in the image, change the brightness and contrast as well as the color of the image, create layers, and duplicate images. What I learned about myself is that it is good to get help for something you are new at. However, at some point, I learned to figure it out myself, which benefited me in the end. The main problem I faced was the technical side of things. So, I really wouldn’t have done anything differently if I knew the same as I knew at the beginning of this project. One tip I would give others doing this project is get to know everything there is to know about your image editing program. Whether you are using Adobe, Pixlr, Polarr, or Inkscape, know as much as you can about the program, and if you don’t understand anything, ask questions. Also, never give up, because there were parts where I was frustrated, but I kept going, and eventually learned something new. This whole project inspired me to build things, whether online or not, and made more creative overall.The links to each picture on the bottom of the page as footnotes. Adobe Photoshop helped me complete this project because it had many tools and allowed me to create what I wanted to create. It allowed me to move the images around wherever I wanted and darkened them where I saw fit. Overall, I learned a lot myself as an image editor, and I believe it was a successful completion of the project.
Art 2 Quarter 2 Final "The Art of a Sandwich"
I created this work because I thought it would be a challenge and also because I saw a sandwich in my lunchbox. It ended up being a challenge for sure because I could only mix three starting colors. An example of this is the crust of the sandwich. I couldn’t make a brown, so I had to be creative with which colors I mixed. My overall vision for the work is to make people have more of an appetite when they look at it. I accomplished this with my peer critique partner. My work communicates that food is a necessity to life, so why shouldn’t we make it look and taste good? By doing this, I became more thankful and grateful that I have access to food. I learned how to mix colors when I painted my color triangle. This taught me how to look at the three colors that I started with, white, red, and yellow, with a different light. I am now familiar with more colors as a result.
My work fits in with contemporary art because it is based on a realistic thing, but it is somewhat abstract. I can compare my painting to “Éclair” by Derrick Guild. Some similarities are that both paintings are of food, and both are of something sandwiched between bread. A difference is that his is more realistic and he has cream in the center instead of turkey and cheese. In order to create my artwork, I started with sketching. Then, I painted over the pencil with paint, and I used really light yellow for cheese, yellow for mustard, light pink for turkey, and a really light tan color for the bread. The crust was the most challenging part to come up with a color for, so I used orange primarily, but some red in some spots. This work reflects my own life because I like food, and I like sandwiches. Therefore, painting a sandwich accurately reflects a part of my life.My work can make an impact on the world because it could inspire viewers to not take food for granted, and maybe even to lead a healthy lifestyle. I created texture by doing blobs of paint in certain places, and this made it more realistic. Specifically, the blobs made the turkey more 3D. I learned and practiced the technique of painting with a palette knife. I used this for the background, and it created depth. I am excited to use this technique more in my artwork. All in all, I enjoyed painting this artwork, and I am proud of the work I did.
Computer Science Project
Design and Media Quarter 1 Project
In doing his project, I wanted to show the world a glimpse of my life. While completing this, I included details of my life in and out of school, as well as extracurricular activities that I am participating in. My goal was to at least scratch the surface of the many accomplishments I have made, and I what I still hope to accomplish. In order to do all of this, I created a homepage to introduce my viewers to my website, an about me page to give a little tidbit of my life, a project page to highlight a project I have completed, and a resume page to list my achievements. In addition to all this, I created a Gallery to explain the pictures I have on my website. A failure I encountered was that the explanation for my homepage got deleted. I overcame this by just making a new one, instead of wasting time complaining.By completing this project, I learned many new features and abilities of the website editor Weebly. As far as what I learned about myself, even though I separated my life outside of school into rowing, Teen Bible Quiz, and social life, I realize now that all my life is social, and that I interact with others in everything I do. The only thing different I would do on this project if I did it all over again was make the pages more aesthetically pleasing. In other words, I would spend more time designing the format of each page instead of typing as much as I did. A tip I would give to others who are completing this project is to think of the things that you most care about, and base your website off of those areas of your life. This portfolio has inspired me to chase my dreams and continue doing well in everything I do. The message of this project dicated the medium. The reason I think so is because depending on what I was displaying on any particular page, that influenced what the background would be, and how I would go about explaining the page.
Quarter 1 Color Triangle
I created this work because I wanted to create a color wheel that was a little different than the traditional circle. Still, I wanted to keep it simple, so I created a triangle, since there are 3 primary colors, and 3 secondary colors. Also, everything is divisible by three, so I thought it would be pleasing to the eye if I created a triangle. In addition to the outside triangle, I put an upside down triangle in the bigger one to create the tints of all 12 of the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. I put all the warm colors mostly together, the hot colors together, and the cold colors together and I expect the audience to recognize that. However, the change in colors doesn’t flow as easily as a circle. Everything that people make are made up of colors and everything in the earth is a certain color, whether it is an object or a painting of an object. So, a color wheel, or in my case, a color triangle, is used to compare the colors of actual objects to paintings that are being done, or in order to identify colors in any given painting or object. This applies to artwork I made with paint in school. Most of these artworks were self-portraits, and in order to make the painting as realistic as possible, I realized I had to mix colors in different levels to get the color that I need. So, I used the basic color wheel as a reference.
The color wheel is the base of all works of art, and many artists use a color wheel as reference for what the basic 12 colors look like. Therefore, color wheels have been used ever since the beginning of when art was first made. As far as work that is being made currently or in the past 10 years, there are many complex paintings and sculptures. An example of a contemporary artist who uses these colors is Frank Stella. In order for artists to make these artworks they have to start with the basic colors. The basic colors are found on the color wheel. I was inspired to do this interpretation of the color wheel by my own imagination. I didn’t look on the internet for any ideas, rather I just thought of different shapes I could do, and I came up with a triangle. Something I learned from doing this project is the ratio of the different colors. For example, if I am trying to make red-orange, I need to mix red and yellow together, but more red needs to be put in the mixture. So, the technique I learned is that you don’t need to mix red with orange to make red-orange, but I could just mix red and yellow together and simply put more red in the mixture. The technique of mixing paint is important to the work because I need to make sure the colors I mix are able to be recognized.
Poetry Project: Wesley White
El Poeta: José Julián Martí Pérez
Escribe (mínimo) ocho oraciones completas en español sobre el/la poeta: Por ejemplo; su vida personal o profesional, su éxito…
Además un poeta, José Martí fue un profesor, editor, traductor, y héroe nacional cubano. Él nació en la calle 41 Paula con sus siete hermanas, y su madre y su padre. En el año de uno mil ochocientos sesenta y cinco, él fue a la Escuela de Instrucción Primaria Superior Municipal de Varones, donde él guió por su director, Rafael María de Mendive. Martí aprendió filosofías políticas de su mentor y su mejor amigo, Fermín Valdés Domínguez. Cuando tuvo dieciséis años, él cautivó para traición y soborno del gobierno español. Después dos años, él exilió a España, donde él estudió español estar fiel a España. Durante su tiempo en exilio, él escribió El presidio político en Cuba y recibió su educación en Madrid y Zaragoza, también. Porque él no pudo ir a Cuba, él fue a México, donde él casó con Carmen Zayas Bazán y tuvieron un hijo, llamó José.
Luego, él quedó en Nueva York del año uno mil y ochocientos ochenta y uno hasta uno mil ochocientos noventa y cinco. Mientras quedando allí, él escribió periódicos, poemas, y revistas para niños. Además de la escritura, él usó su tiempo planeando el segundo lucha para independencia. Martí unió fuerzas con Máximo Gómez y Antonio Maceo y ellos viajaron a Cuba a luchar contra los españoles. Pero, Martí murió en la Batalla de Dos Ríos, luchando para independencia. Él escribió más de cuarenta trabajos de escritura, y gente aún leerlas hoy. Ahora, él es un héroe nacional a los cubanos y ellos lo llaman “el apóstol.”
Escribe (mínimo) ocho oraciones completas en español sobre tu vida personal o académica, tu éxito…
Además un estudiante, yo soy un cristiano, remero, hermano, primo, hijo, nieto, y amigo. Yo nací en Filadelfia, Pensilvania y ahora yo vivo con mi madre y mis dos hermanos, Felipe y Natanael. Yo tengo dieciséis años y yo creo que es importante tener fe y devoción a Dios cada día. Esforzando hacer mi mejor mismo en la escuela es un aspecto importante de mi vida. Jugando deportes y haciendo actividad son importante para mí, también. En este momento, solo juego un deporte, y eso es remo. Yo practico remo cinco días por semana, pero normalmente tendré una raza todo domingo. En todo miércoles y domingo, yo voy a mi clase de catequesis en mi iglesia. Después, generalmente camino al sermón regular y luego voy a la casa de mi amigo. Me gusta reunir con mis amigos porque está divertido y nosotros jugamos muchos. Yo tengo tres primos, y me gusta estar con ellos también. Nosotros jugamos videojuegos y hablar sobre nuestras vidas. Nosotros observamos los cines, trabajar en tarea, y jugar baloncesto afuera.
En fiestas religiosas, mi familia entero reunimos y comer una comida. Mis abuelos, mi tío y mi tía, mi madre, mis tres primos, y mis dos hermanos van, y nosotros comemos todos las comidas podemos comer porque el restaurante tiene un bufé. En dos mil catorce, durante el verano, yo recibí mi Medalla de oro de logro con mi hermano y mis tres amigos. Yo querré ser un ingeniero cuando crezco porque yo amo matemáticas y empecé amando matemáticas cuando yo fue en el kindergarten.
Incluye un poema escrito del poeta en español:
De mi desdicha espantosa
De mi desdicha espantosa
Siento, oh estrellas, que muero:
Yo quiero vivir, yo quiero
Ver a una mujer hermosa.
El cabello, como un casco,
Le corona el rostro bello:
Brilla su negro cabello
Como un sable de Damasco.
¿Aquélla?... Pues pon la hiel
Del mundo entero en un haz,
Y tállara en cuerpo, y ¡haz
Un alma entera de hiel!
¿Esta?... Pues esta infeliz
Lleva escarpines rosados,
Y los labios colorados,
Y la cara de barniz.
El alma lúgubre grita:
'¡Mujer, maldita mujer!'
¡No sé yo quién pueda ser
Entre las dos la maldita!
Escribe (mínimo) ocho oraciones completas en español del poema. ¿Cuales son tus reflexiones del poema? ¿Los temas?:
Amor es una tema importante en este poema. En el poema, José Martí habla sobre el amor él siente para una mujer. Él describe que ella está lleva puesto y compara su ropa a cosas bonitas. Después en el poema, Martí representa una mujer con un actitud mal. Otro más tema importante es la extensión de negatividad. En la segunda a última línea, él describe otra más mujer, y ella cubre quien ella de verdad es. Al fin del poema, él hace una pregunta. ¿Cuál está peor, una mujer quien comporta mal, o una mujer quien se oculta del mundo? Al comienzo del poema, José Martí dice que un hombre está sintiendo. Martí explica cómo el hombre está no feliz porque él no puede encontrar su mujer de ensueños. Pero, en lugar de quejando, él busca esa mujer perfecta. El hombre no encontra que él está buscando, pero encontra las dos mujeres yo hablé sobre en el primer párrafo. Él no sabe cómo él vivirá porque él está terriblemente infeliz.
Escribe tu versión del poema en español. Necesita (mínimo) diez oraciones completas en español. (Necesita el título en español)
El mente de un hombre
¿Por qué estás mirando?
¿Quién estás buscando?
“No se,” tú dijiste mientras yo pienso en una respuesta.
¿Qué se dirás tú? yo pregunto.
¿Qué? Yo no tengo alguien a amar,
y yo no puedo encontrar mi mujer soñada.
Así que él miró y no pudo encontrar una mujer.
Él fue a fiestas y juntó clubes,
y finalmente él comenzó hablando a una muchacha.
Ella fue elegante la forma ella movió sus labios.
Su vestido osciló con el viento de izquierda a derecha,
y su sonrisa fue tan amplia como el océano.
El hombre conoció a otra mujer al gimnasio.
Ella tuvo una actitud, y cubrió su personalidad verdad
con repeticiones y mucha risa.
Él no supo que las dos mujeres fueron la misma persona.
Aún, la batalla entre el mente y el corazón continúa,
y el hombre está cegada por el “amor.”
Spanish Travel Agency Project: Wesley, Lamira, Shirin, Stephanie, Aedan, Shawn
Spanish News Report: Wesley, Andre, Jordon, Maddie, Aaliyah, Haniah
Ahora Tú Sabes las Noticias
Nosotros somos tu Águila Ojo
Jordan: Noticia de Última hora
Maddie: La Ropa
Aaliyah & Haniah - Presentadoras
Buenos Días todos y gracias para ver nuestro canal. Yo soy Aaliyah Ellerbee.
Yo soy Haniah Jones y Bienvenido a “Ahora tú Sabes las Noticias”
Haniah Qué podemos esperar en el show de hoy.
Nosotros somos explicamos el tiempo, el último moda, el salud y mucho más.
Nosotros tenemos noticia de la última hora en la conocida rapero generoso de Filadelfia respalda a la comunidad.
Ahora a usted Wesley con el tiempo Aaliyah: Hey Wesley, how’s it going.
Hola Wesley, que tal?
Gracias a todo por son con nos esta mañana. Yo soy Haniah Jones
Y yo soy Aaliyah Ellerbee. Nos vemos manana.
Ahora Tú Sabes las Noticias.
Gracias Aaliyah y Haniah. Ahora, yo hablaré sobre la predicción de clima para la semana del diecisiete de enero del dos mil dieciséis. Hoy, el diecisiete de enero, será nublado y soleado. La temperatura máximo de hoy será treinta y nueve grados y la temperatura mínimo será veintitrés grados. Ese tiempo causará este el gente sentir fríos. La semana pasada, el domingo pasado, la temperatura máximo fue sesenta y cinco grados. ¡Ese es el clima de otoño, y tibia también! Pero, todos los otros días fueron fríos, similar a esa semana. Mañana, el tiempo será prácticamente nublado, y muy frío. Por el resto de la semana, la mayoría de los días serán nublado y soleado, lo que ustedes pueden ver. Pero, en sabado, el tiempo será ventoso con nieve. Ahora, regresaré a Maddie con la última moda. Yo soy Wesley, el meteorólogo por “Ahora Tú Sabes las Noticias.” Adiós, y este tienen una buena semana.
Gracias por el informe del tiempo Wesley, porque ahora finalmente podemos poner nuestro abrigos del invierno, las bufandas, los sombreros y los guantes. Todavia estoy molesto porque no tenemos una Navidad blanca pero estoy feliz de sacar mi moda del invierno. El invierno pasado vimos un montón de Gabardinas de distintos colores. Dos mil dieciséis está trayendo una nueva moda. La chaqueta de cuero. Hay una gran variedad de estilos para esta capa particular, mirando el clima yo quiero decir va para los estilos más calientes. El estilo del chaqueta de cuero se ve mejor con vaqueros ajustados o pantis. Ahora para qué debes llevar ¡La Ropa de gamuza está en todas partes! Estamos viendo vestidos gamuza, faldas, chaquetas - hasta zapatos! En el invierno nosotros llevamos botas pero la rodilla Botas las botas de gamuza están de la moda! Si quieres un calzado a ropa más informal converse blanco es la mejor opción. Estos zapatos son cómodos y lindos con muchos estilos. especialmente con una franela bien. Me llamo Madeline Kelly, con la moda, Gracias por ver, Ahora Tú Sabes las Noticias, volva a Aaliyah y Haniah.
Un nuevo estudio de administradores de salud mostra que carne magra no es dañino. Ahora nutricionistas están sospechosa del consumo de azúcar y sal.
Azúcar y sal pueden provocar la acumulación de grasa corporal adentro el cuerpo. Claro, este es más notable en el estómago, pero el efectos son más serios que engordarse.
Todos los azúcares y sal que nosotros comemos podía crear hipertensión y causa fatiga, mareo, y en casos intensos gentes pueden desmayarse.
Necesitan apegar con comidas más sano. Observer que ustedes comen. Ahora a Aaliyah.
El rapero famoso Meek Mill aprovecha su situación de prohibición con una invierno sorpresa para alguno adolescentes. Él junto con Michael Blackson, un comediante, y Bryshere Gray, un actor famoso por su papel en la programa Empire hicieron visitas en Filadelfia. Ellos son todo oríundo de Filadelfia. Las estrellas visitaron el Vivienda del Parque de Wilson y Y.E.S. hospicio. Ellos visitaron el Centro de Servicios Por Juveniles y hablaron con los adolescentes también.
Day of the Dead: Wesley White
November 5, 2015
Spanish 2 Benchmark
Día de los Muertos
T.A.G English Reflection
The person who passed away was my great-grandmother. To be more specific, her name was Margaret, but we, her great grandchildren, usually called her “Peg mom.” The way we got this name was one day some of my cousins came up with it to give her a distinct name that she could be known for. From that point on, we called her peg mom and that name stuck. Along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren calling her “Peg mom,” many of her best or closest friends and really almost anyone called her “Peg” and that was her nickname. The real reason for this is because Peg is another way of saying Margaret, but she was never really known as Margaret, even though it was her real name. Apart from her being my great-grandmother, she was my mother’s grandmother. I am saying this not to state the obvious, but to say that my mother was very close to my great-grandmother while she was still living. And, of course, my grandmother was close to her as well, and she was definitely shaken when she passed. So, she wasn’t just a great-grandmother, although that is what she was to me. She was a mother, an aunt, a grandmother, a great aunt, and a friend of many.
Peg mom meant a great deal to me. I believe that I really did get to know her and learn about most of the things she liked to do while she was alive, and I am blessed because of that. She died earlier this year in February, and the last time I saw her and got to spend time with her was Christmas Eve of last year. It was a special time celebrating a holiday with her, but not even knowing that it would be the last memory I have of her. However, I cherish the moments I spent conversing with her and telling her about my life in the last 15 years of her life. I always viewed peg mom as a servant and a teacher, always talking with kindness and teaching with patience. In addition to her meaning a lot to me, she also meant a lot to my mother and my grandmother as I said before. My mother in particular was very close to her because she was like a mentor to her. She lived very close to my great-grandmother, so my mom was over at her house almost every day, and she was taught many things by her. This connects to me personally because those lessons that my mom learned were taught to me and my brothers. So, when my great-grandmother passed, it my mother and I alike were both sad, because we were close to her in our own ways.
I created the sugar skull and mask in remembrance of her because she was important to me and my whole family. She lived to be 96 years old and each year we will remember her. She was a huge impact on my family and me in particular as well. Therefore, the first person who came to my mind when I was introduced to this project was her, so peg mom is who I chose. I also chose her because I knew that their were many aspects of her life that I was sure I could cover when I created my mask and skull. I knew some of these areas not only by a couple of my experiences with her, but also learning about the experiences that my mom had with her, and the memories they made together.
My sugar skull reflects this person because it shows who she was and things she liked. For example, I put stamps on it because she was post mistress, the person who runs the post office. Also, I included some of her favorite colors which were lavender and green. Also, on the eyes of the sugar skull, I put on buttons because she loved to collect things, and her biggest collection was of buttons. On the mask, I included the buttons again, but I also made a piano to reflect the fact that playing the piano was one of her most favorite hobbies and it was something she had a talent for. She was an organist and choir director for 20 years at Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian. She also enjoyed sharing her talent with others by playing when family or friends were over. Peg mom also taught some family members a lot of skills she knew about the piano, and those skills were passed down from generations. In addition, along with other colors, I did put her favorite colors on the mask as well. The last thing I put on my mask was a hole for golf. The reason for this, as you would assume, is because golf was another one of her hobbies that she liked to do.
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) has opened up my mind to celebrate the passing of my loved ones because it is a good way to spend time remembering all the good things that person has done. Because it is a three day festival that people of Spanish culture celebrate every year it is a perfect time to not only think about the people who have died when you were living, but also to reflect on your life. Death is inevitable for everyone. There is no way out of dying, because everyone will die eventually. So, instead of just mourning and being sad about a person who you loved passing, even though sometimes that is necessary, we should celebrate that person’s life and reflect upon all the accomplishments and achievements that they have made in their lifetime. In regards to my great-grandmother, Día de los Muertos has reopened my mind to how death is not just a sad time of her body leaving this earth, but it is the thought of her being in a better place that makes me want to celebrate. After all she has accomplished and all she has persevered through though troubles came her way, her life on this earth finally came to an end, but we will never forget her. I love you Peg mom!
Soy el bisnieto de este persona. Vivo en filadelfia y tengo quince años. Tengo dos hermanos y siete primos. Ellos son los otros bisnietos de mi bisabuela.
Ella nació en Ringoes, Nueva Jersey. Su padres fueron Charles y Marion Berger Higgins. Ella vivió en Newark pero su madre murió y ella vivió con su tía y abuela. Pero, cuando ella se casó, su esposo Harley, se mudaron a Flemington. Ellos regresaron a Ringoes cuando ellos tuvieron hijos. Cuando visité, ella vivío en una casa en Ringoes. Ella fue mi bisabuela. Se graduó de preparatoria y estudió en el colegio Bloomfield para convertirse en una enfermera. Ella trabajó y fue una enfermera en el hospital presbyterian de Newark. Después de que ella tuvo una familia, ella trabajó de casa y a la estafeta por veinte años. Mi bisabuela amó trabajar y ella fue una persona muy ocupada. Ella fue cómica y simpática. Ella fue una bonita y muy inteligente mujer.
Estoy en filadelfia, en mi casa. Espiritualmente, estoy contento. Puedo vivo en tranquilidad, porque ella está y será siempre en nuestros corazónes. Mi bisabuela vivió una larga y abundante vida, y estoy feliz para ella. Estoy triste, pero alegre también porque tengo memorias de ella conmigo.
Yo amo mi bisabuela. Ella fue magnífica. Pero, toda la gente tener que morir un día. Ella murió y ahora nosotros recordamos su vida. Ella fue una persona increíble, y mi familia amaron ella. Día de los Muertos ayudame reflexionar en la vida de mi bisabuela. ¡Te amo Peg mamá!
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Skull and Mask Pictures
Humans of SLA Beeber; Domenick
Interview with Domenick
Question #1: How do you describe yourself?
Answer: "I think of myself as a funny and relatable guy who can make friends with anyone."
Question #2: What's the best thing about being a teenager?
Answer: "Uh, I think the best thing about being a teenager is that you can make mistakes. I mean I am not saying you won't get in trouble for them, but you can learn from them in the future."
Humans of SLA Beeber; Mr. Hussey
Question #1: What’s your earliest memory?
Answer: “Um, earliest memory, wow, the earliest one I could think of that I remember like vividly was being in, ah, like preschool, like really, really young school, and they were projecting a movie on the wall, and it was like a superman thing flying around, and everyone had to like fly around the superman, and I ended up getting dizzy and sick from doing it. That was one of my earliest memories. I was probably like 4 at the time, 3 or 4.”
Question #3: Describe your perfect day.
Answer: “Perfect day, uh, get up early and, uh, go to the Italian market in Philadelphia, get a whole bunch of stuff that I want to cook that day, bring it back and I would probably get a nice, uh, big piece of pork or beef, and I would use a smoker, and I would do like a slow cook for like 8 hours and then I would sit outside and read a book for that entire time. That’s like an ideal day for me right there. And at the end, of course, have friends over and enjoy the meal.”
Question #5: What does your future hold?
Answer: “My future would be figuring out how to be a better teacher at SLA, because there is a lot of work that goes into doing it, and everyday it’s either a good day or a bad day, and I try to like stop having as many bad days, and keep on having more of the good days. That’s what I want to do, and maybe I’ll get good enough that I could try to teach somebody else how to do it as well, that would probably be what I want to push for.”
Top 3 Meats of America Infographic
Wesley and Domenick's Physics Project
Artist Statement for the Physics Project
We chose to do our project this way because we both likes sports. However, we like different sports, so we did different objects to express ourselves through the things we do. We both like sports, so we thought it would be a good idea to work together to create a project that represents both of our interests.
I did a hockey helmet because I love hockey, I have been ice skating for over 8 years and have played hockey for 2 years. The helmet I used was one of the first helmets I got and I used it to played hockey. It means a lot to me because of all these reason and because I have used it so many times. However, I grow out of the helmet a while ago and it was very damaged from using it so much. So I thought it would be a great thing to use for this project, I would have used something like a hockey sick of skate but the hockey stick is too big and a skate will smell. Which is when I got the idea to use a helmet, and I remembered all the things I used the helmet for. This is why I used a hockey helmet for my science project.This project connects to me in a very personal way because I have been playing sports for most of my life now. Baseball in particular has been a very big part of my life because I have learned a lot of skill and made a lot of friends. I started out with tee ball and worked my way up to baseball with hard baseballs. I did that up until I was 14. It has really been a very great experience for me because it has taught me a lots of techniques and values that I would use with other sports. I will always remember what I have learned from playing baseball. By making my project with a baseball bat, it is meant to represent baseball and not just the baseball bat in particular. The baseball bat to me represented all the years I have been in baseball, all the friends I have made, and all the games I have played.
A Right of the Digital Citizen - Wesley White
Group Video Project: Nick Taing, Kemet Musgrove, Janelle Fields, Wesley White, Domenick Deangelis
Over the course of working on the Express Myself! Group Video Project, we learned a lot of things about each other. We learned how to relate to people that are nothing like us, and we learned many interesting things about them. For example, we took challenges that we normally may have never taken, and we did things that we might not had felt comfortable with. However, we did it, which helped us see a different view of things through other peoples eyes. This unit was about finding ways to not only collaborate, but effectively work together in a productive and creative way. Through completing this project, we learned about people’s culture, interests, hobbies, and family background. When we were done with this project, we became more aware of people’s true identity and why they are who they are.
In our video, we showed many pictures and videos which helped viewers to comprehend the main purpose for our video, and what we want the viewers to get out of watching the video. Our main purpose for this video was to inform anyone who watches this video about who we are as individuals how all of us are different, and how we can use our differences to collaborate and work together. In our video, we went down the line and made sure we covered everyone’s interests and hobbies, and how they relate to all of us. A couple main themes that we portrayed in our video are collaboration, values, identity, who we are, differences, similarities, culture, background, vulnerability, and what kind of masks we wear. In the video, we tried to be as open as possible and show our viewers who we actually are and not just who we want people to see us as we appear to be. By doing this, we got to show anyone who views this who we truly are.
The reason we express ourselves is because it gives us the sense of freeness. Since humans tend to be sentimental, they need to be heard by others of their thoughts, feelings, than themselves. We express ourselves to show people who we really are as a person and not what is on the outside. People express themselves in many ways not just by talking but, people do dance, art, singing, writing, poetry, cleaning, cursing, sports,online networks, theater, and much more. Many people can’t just do what everyone else is doing and feel that it is easy to express themselves. Everyone is different and different people have different ways of saying who they are. We also need to express ourselves because its hard to keep a ball of anger or excitement inside of you and not being able to let it out. People ask where does depression and anxiety come from it comes from people who are not being heard and not being able to express themselves. We need to be able to express ourselves because that’s how we can communicate with people and figure out what’s going on with them in that dark little world inside of them.
Technology affects the way we express ourselves because technology is a big way where people express who they are to others. There are so many social network sites that pop into my head when I think of ways people express themselves over the internet. Many people use instagram, twitter, facebook, snapchat, tumblr, youtube, and many more social networking sites to show people who they really are inside of them. People post pictures, videos, or even just plain writing to show that they either like this or are wanting others to see what they are liking and what they are interested in. People post pictures of nature, themselves, and even other people to show also who they really are. It also affects people because some people don’t really have the courage to talk to people face to face and they don’t really have the courage to tell people how they feel. Some people are more comfortable texting or sending people messages because they can express more over the internet then actually to them. Lastly to add technology affects the way people we connect with our friends because we are able to see what they post occasionally because social network has become so popular that lots of people are using it more and more now a days.I have expressed myself in the video because I showed who I was as a person. I showed lots of silly and cool photos of me, my friends, and a few family members. I showed a few things that I enjoyed and a few things that I learned in my journey while growing up. I showed lots of pictures of me because I really enjoy taking nice pictures of myself because that expresses my personality because I’m really confident in myself and the way I look and the way I view myself. I also in the video showed other pictures of things such as the things that are around me because I enjoy viewing my city and the beautiful things that come with it.
Hombre Necesito Ayuda - Wesley, Mia, Chris,
Have 2 brothers