The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II

The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II
"Producers, not Consumers"

Sunday, August 1, 2010

July 30, 2010

What we did last week....

Finally! We we able to complete our survey! It was fun. We walked up to Treasure Island (local grocery store) and we asked people from the community to answer some questions. Here are some examples:

Do you think people should be allowed to defend themselves with guns?

Do you think BP should be
liable for all of the environmental damage it has caused?

The we then came back to the school and spent the next few days counting the tallies as individuals and then as groups.
I think you'll find some of the results interesting.

We also started our scripts this week. W
e discussed the 4 elements of narrative (character, setting, conflict, resolution). After a few starter exercises I couldn't stop them. Some of them were even writing during their lunch. Hopefully, we'll be able to put some of these scripts on film. Pray for us.

What we are doing next week...
I'll be working with the students to refine their scripts and allowing them to perform them in front of a camera.

We will finish putting our data into a spreadsheet and then graphing it. We will post them outside the classroom. Then we will learn about budgeting by starting a small business.

Students of the Week
Christian Barber and Torrence Gue!

Christian is a smart kid with a dry wit. He likes to play with his classmates and often takes leadership positions. Whenever one the other students doesn't follow directions he just looks them in the the eye until he hypnotizes them... then he gives them a friendly kick!
Torrence really enjoys class time and takes an interest in whatever we do. He enjoys engineering and art. He doesn't get in trouble... but it he did, he would light a firecracker in my shoe, hit me with a rubber mallet, and then run into his hole in the wall.

Snack Family

The Mason Family!

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