Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ms. Kagohara and Ms. Moraes: The Minds Behind the Magic.

In this post I will be thanking the two teachers that made our Silent Film and Psycho movie show such a success. They truly worked hard to prepare us for the orchestra concert and after many days of filming and post-production, the hard-working Ms. Kagohara finished, edited, and directed the final product, which turned out great! Now that we finished our silent film unit we are moving on to the suspense unit. We initiated the unit by watching an Alfred Hitchcock classic, Psycho. After our two class "watching period" we are beginning to immerse into the world of suspense, and this is all led by the fantastic Ms. Moraes. Right now she is preparing us for our silent film production which should really be based off of Psycho. 
I think the production will go great only because of our fantastic teachers and how they will lead us into the world of acting and directing, two of some of my favorite things to do. And throughout the year we will continue to produce wonderful, fantastic films with great acting and phenomenal directing, all lead by Ms. Kagohara and Ms. Moraes: The Minds Behind the Magic.

To Ms. K: This is the movie I was talking about:

The reason for this blog.

Science: Quarter 2 Test

    As my first test of the second quarter I am pretty happy with the grade that I earned. In comparison with last quarter's test I think this quarter's test had a better overall grade, and I truly think the extra studying taken in this quarter helped drastically improve my grade. I think that it does quite reflect my performance and studying for this time frame. But, as always there is something to improve, for me I think I should take more time to actually look over the test after having finished it. Also, I could have researched a little bit on material that I didn't really understand or didn't comprehend. This could have truly enhanced the grade I earned, although I am happy with it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PHE Artifact: Unit Test "A"

    In my PHE class this year I would like to share my first test in health class on the systems of the body. I chose this as my artifact because this highly impacted my grade, it took me from a 90% to a 98% which very much improved my grade in PHE as a whole. But, this isn't only about health, this year in P.E. I would like to improve a lot more in my stamina related skills such as running, jogging, high jumps etc. So in turn this is one class that I am quite proud about this year but for the rest of the year I must keep improving an making myself better at the sport or activity.

French 1 Artifact: 100% Spell Check

    For my French 1 class this year I chose to do a spell check quiz that I did very well on as my artifact. I chose this artifact because I think that as French is my 4th language, to me, this is quite an accomplishment. I thought that this was difficult to do because French can get easily mixed with Spanish and other latin american languages so vocabulary and grammar can get very difficult. This year (since it is a year long class) I want to at least learn how to speak the language, and although I have advanced quite a bit I want to persevere and try to accomplish my goal.

Acting for the Camera Artifact: Digital Video Combined Production

    This is my artifact for my 2013 Acting for the Camera class, it is a video we created with the digital video team as a combined production. I chose this because, really, it was the beginning of my acting career in the class. It was the first production we ever made in the class and, to me, it turned out very well. Today, we are working on another combined production with the Digital Video team for an orchestra concert. Hopefully I will advance throughout the semester and lean the many tricks and tips of acting that I am sure the teacher(s) have to offer.

Math Artifact: Accelerated Math

    My artifact for math class this year is my Accelerated Math™objectives mastered. I am proud of this because I can honestly say it was very difficult to get an A. I think this because the way it works is after every test the material gets a little more difficult than the last one, by the time you are at 28 objectives it is gets very hard with things like plotting and ordered pairs. But I think that accelerated math has very much added to my knowledge and understanding of the study of math.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Portuguese Artifact: Sinopse de um Filme

Duração: 157 Minutos
Censura: +14 Anos
Gênero: Fantasia
Cotação: ****
Mais Informações: de Mike Newell (Harry Potter
E o Cálice de Fogo, EUA/ Inglaterra 2005)
Este ano vem uma outra continuação da série fantasiosa do Harry Potter. E como sempre Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) rouba a cena estudando muito no seu quarto ano na Escola Hogwarts. Mas no fim nem ele tinha percebido que batalharia  contra o senhor das trevas Lord Voldemort (Ralph Finneas). Como muitos dos filmes do Harry Potter a direção foi feito perfeitamente pelo diretor com muito experiéncia, ele já tinha dirigido muitos filmes como “O Príncipe de Persia” Mike Newell, que faz o filme mais fantasioso e cheio de magia. Depois de ter tido partes assustadores o filme fica um pouquinho mais triste, com  mortes e o retorno de um vilão tenebroso. Um filme muito interessante que te faz você querer mais do Harry Potter!
Isso daqui e a minha sinopse sobre o filme Harry Potter e o Cálice de Fogo. Eu acho que isso representa todas as coisas que já fiz em Português porque eu trabalhei muito para faze-la ficar perfeita. E escolhi este filme porque eu já tinha visto muitas vezes e eu achava que poderia fazer uma sinopse adequada. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Science Artifact: States of Matter Project

This is my (and my partner's) chart for the 2013 States of matter Challenge project that we did before CWW. I am extremely proud of this because for all the hours of experimenting that me and my partner put in to the project. I think that this properly represents my improvement in science because of the final 85 we got.

Humanities Artifact #2: Mosaic Poster

   Well, here it is the final product of all the hard work put in to the mosaic project of 2013. I modeled my poster after the 1850-60 Confederate flag in the U.S. I can honestly say that it's like nothing I had ever done before, I mean I'd never before modeled anything after a flag. It was a fantastic experience of hard-work and pride, but I think the final product looks very good and has come out the way I wanted it too. Overall I can truly say all the hours of cutting , gluing, and printing payed off.