Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hearing; listening; speaking: that is learning. From reading, picking up conversations, conversing and talking with people, that is how idea's spark and begin to evolve.
Yesterday, I went to TEDyouth. Have you ever heard a TED talk, or watched one online? Well, they made a program for kids, and I had to enter an application and I got accepted.
Tons of kids, from all around New York, attended. It was all about getting kids feedback and what kids think, and we got to listen to some adults speak on a topic they focus on. For example, there was a mathematician trying to teach us that you can use math and numbers to figure out life equations, like do I need to study for a test or can I goof off? It was really funny.
Another person just gave a talk through questions, all of his questions about life and himself, and questions that were unanswered. Asking questions that don't have definite answers let you explore the endless posibillities of "answers", and what "can" and "can't" be. And he showed that through various animations and cartoons.
Anyway, my point is that listening to other people's ideas and building off of them is really fun, and is a way to learn: what other way is there to discover than to do?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My school, ms. 51, mixes in a lot of art projects with as our school work. I have that a lot in French. We had to make a cartoon within the second week of school, so there are some mistakes, but here is mine:
What I did today; November 8th, 2011
-Go to orthodontist and get two more brackets.
-Go to Mira's brithday party and bob for apples
(+get soaked)
-Have a very comforting conversation with my father.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I created a statue of liberty for a French Project at school. With bottles, cans, wire, and photo shop, you can create a lot! Here it is:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

School is in my hands...
In ELA, we are doing a research topic called an iSearch. My topic is on the composer Mozart. When I was looking online, i found this quote:
"When I am traveling in a carriage, or on a walk after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep: it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly."-Mozart

So very real...