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Texture, 8.5x11”each (3) - water, fur/hair, scales

Doing different textures was a lot of fun. I enjoyed drawing water the most, because I could draw my swine and be creative with the ripple and my water. Drawing scales on a snake was difficult. But I watched the video to make sure I did it right, and I was happy with how it came out. Of course the artist drew it a little better, but I did good for my first time. Drawing hair was boring but fun, because hair is difficult. You try not looking like an amateur or making it look just like lines on a circle. I drew a short cut; it could have been a little better. But overall drawing texture was an interesting experience
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Self portrait, 24x36” large - charcoal or pencil


Going in to this project, I was so confident. I did the smaller portrait so now I’m a little more comfortable. But the only thing I was nervous about was drawing on big paper. Trying to draw at a bigger size is difficult. But I started out on what I know, so first I drew my head, and made sure my chin was looking right. The mirror is a big help because if you draw what you see it will come out great. Then I started with my eyes, but this time. I added shading and darker lines, so it can look more real. My nose I did better this time, better than the small self-portrait. My hair was different style from my smaller self-portrait, so my ears were covered. I added shading in my hair and then tried to show my cheekbones more. I was happy with the final product.


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color wheel, 18x18” - watercolor

For the color wheel first I watch a video and looked at different color wheels. I did mines a little different; in each triangle I did one color but different shades. The colors I did were red, pink, purple, blue, orange, green, and yellow. This was the more fun and coolest picture of this quarter. I enjoy painting, and mixing colors. You’re experimenting with new ideas and beautiful colors. After I was done painting each, I outlined it with black. After drying for two days, my color wheel turned out so nice.


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El Secreto Del Cordero

Hay una familia en el río de Narnia. Hay un papá, una mamá, un hijo, y dos hijas. La familia tiene ina casa pequeña. La familia tiene una cordero. Es una cordero miniscula. El cordero es muy importante. El cordero tiene un secreto. El cordero está triste. El cordero llora. El cordero le dice al papá, "El presa, ChuChu, no está contento. ChuChu va a destruir el Este Nernia." Hay un problema. Es un problema grande.

El cordero le dice al papá, "Nadar hasta el río más alto con tu familia." La familia nadar hacia el río más alto con la llama. El río más alta se llama Hunillcacoto.

Quarter 3 Artwork

This quarter I decided to break away from the assignments Ms. Hull had for us and do my own thing.


A couple of months ago my grandfather gave me his old SLR film camera to use because he didn't want it anymore. I was thrilled to have a nice film camera because of my love for photography. When I first tried to figure out how to use the camera I came out with a completely blank film. I gave it up for a while but then one of my mothers coworkers worked with me and showed me how to use the camera. We went to a park near my house and she showed me how to change the apature and the f-stop. She taught me how to tell how much exposure I needed and just the basics of working a film SLR camera. I brought the film to a CVS to be developed and was pleased that every picture on the film came out. Not all of them came out well but they were something. Most of them did come out surprisingly well. The hardest part of learning about the exposure was being inside of my house because the light wasn't as bright and natural. I didn't edit any of the pictures it is simply how the film came out which I really like the affect it has.

For the waterfall pictures I put both in despite how similar they were because I couldn't decide which I liked better. On the one hand the 1st has an erie look to it and I happen to like how it is unfocused but the 2nd I was able to focus the camera on the water and the dirt so it came out clearer.

Also the photo of the bridge uses the rule of thirds which my mom's coworkers told me about. I has 3 different points of focus and everything isn't straight on which makes it more interesting and appealing to the eye. 

Color Wheel: 

For this assignment I stook to Ms. Hull's plan for us. The assignment was to make a color wheel made of 12 parts and only use primary colors. I struggled a bit at first with knowing how to mix the colors to get the lighter and darker shades but I eventually got the hang of it and I'm proud of the outcome.


For this assignment we were meant to draw three different textures but I decided to draw a bunch of scales and make it my own a bit. I drew scales that look somewhat like a dragons scales and then I colored them in with different shades of green and blue. I really like the outcome I think it really turned out how I wanted it to.
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El Maltrato Infantil

Alex Johnson:

 Este es dos cartes de un caso de abuso infantil. Los cartes describe los indicadores del maltrato. La pelicula que vimos por este unidad se llama "El Bola". La pelicula se trata de abuso infantil, y la tema de denuncio o hacer la vista gorda. Me encanta esta pelicula mucho.

Para Laura,

            Este es un informe de abuso infantil. El denuncio de caso número 019-35A7. Pablo, también esta conocido como "El Bola". El padre, llama Mariano, esta el abusador. Hay mucho evidencia del abuso. El amigo de Pablo, llama Alfredo, denunció la situación a su madre. Alfredo se describe a todos los moretones que vio en la espalda y las costillas de Pablo. También, el se describe las mentiras de Bola.

            Este es un documento de la maestra de Pablo. Se describe los eventos de clases todos los días con Pablo. Ella describe a Pablo como un chaval enérgico, talentoso, y inteligente. Ella escribe.

“Pablo esta un chaval bueno. El es justo cuando nosotros tenemos los discusiones de clase. También el recibe buenas notas y su ética de trabajo es muy alta. Es muy obvio que él es un estudiante que puede ir a lugares. Pero es muy difícil para hablar con el ahora. Pienso que él se cambié de alguna manera. Después del semana pasada, veo un mejor cambio en él. Ahora, él tiene un mirada en sus ojos que es oscuros y triste. En mi opinión, creo que algo está pasando en su casa. El no pasar un rato con su grupo normal y también al ha estado fuera de la escuela sin excusa durante varios días.”

            Este es muy ridículo. Porque los niños tienen que sufrir. Pablo esta sufriendo en su casa. Es muy, muy necesario que para obtener los documentos del hospital por Pablo. También, por el caso, entrevistas de los amigos de Pablo y Alfredo.


            Señor Alejandro Montevista


Por Chavales Internacional, 

            Este carta es de la madre de un niño. El se llama Pablo pero todos llaman “Bola”.

“Por Alejandro Montevista,

Su padre, mi esposo, lo abusa Pablo. El padre, Mariano, le pega a Pablo mucho. Si se mira la espalda de Pablo, puede ver los moretones y cicatrices. Antes de ahora, tenía miedo de denunciar el maltrato infantil. Pienso que ahora es necesario a no hacer la vista gorda, y entonces necesito denunciar a la policía. No sé mucho de la ley de abuso, pero pienso que ustedes deben prevenir esto comportamiento preocupante. No es justo a someter Pablo a este maltrato y crueldad. En el pasado, me enfrentaba con el padre, pero todo el tiempo me gritaba. Hasta recién, no pensé que era capaz de darle heridas y dolor a Pablo. Yo sé que el comportamiento del padre es inaceptable.

            Por favor ayúdame,


Pienso que nosotros tenemos un responsabilidad a ayudar el chaval. Escribir de nuevo muy pronto para que podamos contactar con las personas y los organismos apropiados.


            Alejandro Montevista

Child Abuse Awareness
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Quarter 3 Projects

The first image is a valentines day card that I made using a heart to be able to use it different color use, going from pinks to black and white only. 

Then Isabella and I wanted to make a street art character. So that's my surfer guy.
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Self portrait, 8x11” small - pencil

First off I started off with a moan. I hate drawing my self, and I don’t believe in my talents. But I grab a sharp pencil and start to draw. I draw the shape of my head, and carve my chin. I start to draw my eyebrows and eyes, it was my best work. Then I started to carve my nose, while I stare in the mirror. Nose was the hardest part, but I tried. I did the ears next, as exact as possible. The hair was most fun and creative. I added color and different strokes to my hair. I feel like I did well; now next time when I draw my portrait I will be confident.
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Q3- Art Projects by: Dejah Harley


New York Trip 

In January I went to New York with my mom and god-mom. Before the year started I wanted to take pictures of all the big events that I have this year. I want to be able to look back and remember these things. Therefore, I took pictures of the architecture in New York along with random things I saw and moments in my life. I began experimenting with lighting to get good pictures even when it was really dark outside. 

The only things that were challenging to me were playing around with my camera. To see all of the cool things and effects I was able to do. This video is just my journey in New York throughout those few days. Most of the pictures look similar in quality. The cool thing that I learned was you can make pictures look really similar even if they are in completely different effects. Enjoy this video. 

Here is a link. 


For Christmas I got a lomography camera. It is the Diana f+. It was originally made in the 50s/60s and sold as a toy camera. It was only sold for one dollar. However, the quality of the photos caused a uniqueness that photographers loved. Thats the reason why I love this camera. It has a greenish undertone to the pictures making it look like it is almost in a comic book effect. 

I encountered a lot of problems when doing this project. It actually was not taking the pictures it was finding a good place to get them developed. This camera takes film the same way that disposable cameras do. Therefore I went to the same places to get them developed such as Rite Aid , Walgreens, and CVS. Each place that I went to, they ruined my pictures. I then went to a professional shop and they were able to retrieve a few photos from one roll of film that cvs was going to ruin. Below is a link to the video with the few pictures I have from taking pictures on 6 rolls of film. Overall, it was a good experience, but make sure you research every aspect of it a lot before you begin. 

Here is a link. 


With this project, I drew a picture of an eye. It is the first picture below. I did not intend to paint an eye when I began painting. I drew a circle to start off with and then I accidentally had a flat top on the top of the circle. Then, I decided I was going to turn it into an eye to even cover up that mistake. After I drew the outline of the rest of the eye to make sure I didn't make anymore mistakes, I gathered paint and began to paint it. After, I added the final touches like the eyebrow and eyelashes. And the background is the skin tone of a person that I tried to create. 

Two point perspective

With  this project, I drew a picture of my name in block letters using two point perspective. I drew a horizon line and at each end of the line I point a dot to symbolize the vanishing point. Then, I drew a line from this vanishing point as the outline. It should look like a sideways diamond. Then I drew letters within the diamond to form my name but still forming two point perspective. It was really challenging making the letters go into two point perspective. The picture that I drew for the first time is the second picture below. 

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Spanish Goals

- Hold a conversation with someone about possibly any topic. 

- Use conjugations

- Use verbs correctly

- Stay on topic! 

-How was your weekend?

- What's your city like?

- What do you like to do in your free time?

- (Maybe a topic about music, or television shows, or anything else that I might be able to relate to.)
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My Conversational Goals

-Become more familiar with using conjugations in speaking rather than writing.

-Replacing words like uh,um, and like with bueno, pues, and este.

-Learning some of the shortcuts or slang that native speaker use.

Describe yourself.

Describe your daily routine.

What were you family or friends doing this weekend?

What are some slang words that you and your friends use?

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Chemical reactions

 By: Toni and Taahir

There are six chemical reactions.

Combustion is when oxygen combines with another compound to create water and carbon dioxide, this reaction is considered to be exothermic which simply means that this reaction creates heat.


Synthesis this reaction is when two or more simple compounds come together in order to create a complicated compound.


Decomposition is the complete opposite of synthesis, this occurs when a molecule that is complex breaks down into simpler molecules.


Single displacement is when one element trades places with another element while in a compound.


Double displacement is when the anions and cations of two different molecules switch places, which then turns into two complete different compounds.


Acid-Base is a certain kind of double displacement reaction that happens when a acid and base react with one another. The H+ion in the acid reacts with the OH ion in the base.


Some experiments that have been conducted by us are mixing potassium promaginite and glycerin that causes an exothermic reaction. Based on the six different types of Chemical reactions which type of chemical reaction does this experiment give?


Another experiment example: Sodium and water in chlorine gas which produces a lot of heat but it also turns into sodium chloride which is just common salt. What reaction does it give?


A third example is when Helium is cooled to -271 degrees Celsius. It is called lambda point. Once it hits this point it is considered helium II or helium superfluid.

What reaction is this?



Try to balance equations here and testing reactions here:


Things that affect Reaction are

AGITATION:  Anything that cause particles to move, shaking and stirring are actions that result in  the movement of particles. This leads to more collisions, and a higher reaction rate.

CATALYST: Is something that helps initiate a reaction, but isn't considered a reactant or a product. It increases the rate at which chemical reactions can occur. The catalyst is not depleted during the reaction. 


When there are more particles in a given volume, the amount of times these particles will collide is greater when the are less particles. The more  particles/less space per volume, the faster the reaction will occur.

PRESSURE: The higher the pressure there is on a container, the lower the volume will be (less space, which leads to more collision and more often), which will also increase the speed of the reaction.

SURFACE AREA:  The amount of particles found on the surface of that are open to collision.  Larger objects have surfaces with particles that are less exposed, which means fewer collisions.  Objects that are smaller have more particles in contact with a surface, which would allow for more collisions to occur.  Chemical reactions occur at a higher rate when their reactants cover more surface area.

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Q3 Art Work From Kamilah

​So for the third quarter I made a:

 - Self Portrait

  This was the first thing I drew for the quarter cause i felt as though I had done it before enough to be comfortable with. To draw this picture i took a picture of myself and then just drew what I saw. The hardest part (always) of drawing people for me is trying to draw them accurately. I always seem to disproportion certain parts and lines so that it's hard to tell who the picture is supposed to represent. 
 - Color Wheel (Tree)
  The color wheel is the last thing I did the quarter because I spent wanted to find a way to make it creative, interesting, and different while still capturing the point of it. The hardest part of this was the coloring. I deciding on crayons because I knew they'd give a texture to the tree that I liked and i could use the rub off of the crayons to look like leaves of the tree. I got the idea from a picture I saw of a rainbow leaf tree glowing in the night. 
 - Sketch of Hair
Drawing the hair was the easier part of this quarter i think because all it is is just a collection of lines flowing together. The thing that makes it difficult is determining how many lines, how thick should they be, and in which direction do they have to flow 
 - Scales (on a snake)
Drawing the scales on the snake was really tedious and hard but as the rows of scales started to form it began to look better. The hardest part of this was the head and eyes because I really wanted to make it look like a real snake would. 
 - Two Point Perspective (Sketch of my school)

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Evolution Review

Evolution is all about "survival of the fitness." The organisms that  begin to adapt to their surrounding and change over time are the ones that continue to survive. The ones that don't adapt or change are the ones that die off. Evolution is the reason why change happens, it causes a species to change or else it will be destroyed. 

There is no actual research on Evolution it is mostly observations because it is a highly observational science. All the proof stems from seeing evolutionary change over time in these creatures.

Visual Evidence of Evolution

Fossils are the main evidence of The Theory of Evolution because researchers are able to look far back in time and not only see the difference between creatures now and then but also see how they changed over time and figure out why they had to change over time.

Embryology is the study of embryos, and in embryos scientist are able to fine evolutionary change.

The sequences in DNA are all different but in certain species the similarities can be found and certain DNA is changed around depending on the habitat so that the species can survive.

Similarities in the physical aspects of a creature is the most common thing to look at when studying the theory and is in fact how Darwin came up with the theory. This also works with the insides of creatures and how they work and where they are placed.

Probable question topics

The PSSA will most likely ask about natural selection and why these creatures change.

“Survival of the Fittest”

Physical differences.

Why are they physically different?

Pictures below:
In the first two pictures, it is showing the difference in the two fishes. These fishes are highlighting the changes that happened during evolution. 

The third picture is a common known picture, and it shows the common belief that monkeys are an early form of humans, and humans came from monkeys. 

The fourth picture is showing the evolution of the human skull over time. 

The fifth picture is of Charles Darwin, the founder of the theory of evolution. 

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(n.d.). Fish pelvic bone . [Web Photo]. Retrieved from,r:7,s:35,i:165&tx=141&ty=51

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¡No Hagan La Vista Gorda!

Chaveliz Nieves
Para El Municipio Publico
Querido Alcalde,
            En este pueblo, tenemos muchos casos de abuso. No entendemos por que están pasando. Sabemos que tenemos padres o madres abusivos. También no se entiendo por que los niños tiene miedo de reportar estos casos de abuso. Algunos niños en nuestra comunidad han muerto por el abuso infantil y los policías no saben exactamente lo que paso por que se dejan llevar por lo que los padres de los pobre niños dicen. En este día le traigo una denuncia formal contra el Padre de Pablo, Mariano por el abuso infantil.
            Este señor maltrata a Pablo físicamente y mentalmente. Mariano lo insulta porque piensa que el es un bueno para nada. Pablo puede decir que quiere salir por un segundo y el padre le habla de manera abusiva. También, este señor abusivo le pega y le deja moretones el la espalda. Recientemente, Pablo llego a mi casa con la mano rota. Este señor no tiene piedad de su propio hijo! Este señor tiene muchas excusas en el por que abusa de su propio hijo. Pablo se tiene que beber su orine. ¿A quien se le ocurre estas ideas absurdas? Bueno a un hombre de mente. Pero una cosa que todo el mundo sabe es que si Pablo se queda mas tiempo con Mariano, le va a llegar la muerte antes de tiempo. Como a su hermano mayor.
            Esta situación es demasiado de estresante para un niño que apenas parece que tiene sus trece años. Pablo no se puede concentrar en la escuela por que por causa de el abuso de Mariano, el tema tener amigos. Los compañeros de Pablo los abusan. Todos menos uno, que es mi hijo. Pablo y mi hijo son muy buenos amigos. Cuando Pablo viene para mi casa, se siente liberado por que no tiene que estar sufriendo. Un niño de esa edad no puede estar sufriendo en ese tipo de violencia. El comportamiento de su madre es intolerable. Su madre y su abuela ven todo lo que pasan pero no se atreven decir que no. Tampoco se atreven denunciarlo. Nadie quiere ayudar a este pobre niño que esta viviendo una miseria eterna. La ley no permite que aya abuso infantil!

            Este chaval tiene muchas cicatrices el la espalda. El padre le pega con coreas y l que encuentre. También tiene moratones y mucha mas heridas en su cuerpo.

Todos sabemos que Pablo le tiene miedo a enfrentar a su padre. Por eso es que hemos planeado una táctica fácil. Primero, Pablo tendrá que enfrentarse con el padre y

pedirle a su padre que pare de pegarle o abusar de el. Segundo preguntarle porque le pega. Y por ultimo, crear un tipo de comunicación con el abusador para que el sepa que no le tiene miedo. Tenemos bien claro que el abuso infantil no se debe de permitir. También estamos atentos por que el niño le tiene miedo a su padre. La relación que lleva el abusador con el hijo es complicada pero si le hablo al padre, le mostrara que no le tiene miedo a el.
Necesito la ayuda de usted. El pobre Pablo tiene que irse de esa casa. Pablo esta ocultando lo que esta pasando por que le tiene terror. Tengo prueba suficiente para que sepan lo que esta diciendo Servicios sociales tienen que meterse en esta situación porque el abuso esta demás. Si no me creen, averigüen la negligencia y comportamiento del padre.  Yo me comprometo a ayudar y cuidar a Pablo. No hagan la vista gorda! Si no ayudan rápido, el pobre Pablo puede morir mas pronto que lo que ustedes piensen. Lo tienen que denunciar!

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El Secreto del Cuy

El Secreto del Cuy

Hay cien familias en el rio de Cananda. Hay un el primo y una tia. ¡Mi tio es muerto! La famila tiene un puma numbre señor Mc Noodles. La famila tiene un cuy numbre Belzabar. Del cuy es muy stupido. Del cuy es muy gorda. Del cuy comer mi primo. Mi tia quera venganza.



El secreto del coy.

​Hay una familia en la parka de chili. Hay un papá, un mamá, un hijo, y hija. La familia tiene una casa pequeña. La famolia tiene una coy Es una coy grande. El coy es mut importante. El coy tiene no secreto. El coy conento. El coy le dice al papá. "El vielnto, Mamacocha, no esta no está contento. Mamacoca va a destruir la parka. "Hay un problema. Es in problea grande."

El coy le dice al papá, Sibe el srbol más alta con tu familia." La familia camina hacia el arbol más alta el coy. El arbol más alta se kkama alta pada sempre.

El Secreto de la Gato

Parte Uno-

Hay una familia en la casa de Filadelfia. Hay un papá, una mamá, y tres hijos. La familia tiene un gato. Es un gato pequeño. La familia es muy grande y divertida. El gato tiene un secreto. El gato llora en noche. Hay un problema. Es un problema grande.

El Secreto de La Tortuga

Hay una familia en la ciudad de Filadelphia. Hay una abuela, una mamá, un hijo, y una hija. La familia tiene casa pequeña. La familia tiene una tortuga. Es una tortuga pequeña. La Tortuga es muy aburrido. La tortuga tiene un secreto. La tortuga está triste. La tortuga  llora. La tortuga le dice al abuela, " Camina la ciudad más alta con tu familia." La familia camina hacia la ciudad más alta con la tortuga. La ciudad más alta se liama Huillcacoto

El Secreto del Elephante.

Hay una familiar en el hospital de Pluto. Hay un papa, un mama, Stewie, y tio, L familiar tiene une mochilla pequena. La familiar tiene una elefante. Es un elefante no grade. El Elefante es muy dramtica. El elefante tiene un secreto. El elefante es una mañoso. El Elefante reir el elefante le dice al cartero. “El huevos, BoogieMan, no esta contento. Crimson Chin va a comer el huevos.” Hay un problema. Es un problema grande.

El Elephant le dice al cartero "bebe la leche mas alta con tu familia" La familia bebe hacia la aqua no mas alta con el elephants. Leche mas alta se elephante Huillcacoto. 

Él Secreto de la Dragón

Hay una familia en las montañas de China. Hay un Abuela y una abuelo. La familia tiene una casa grande. La familia tiene una dragón. El dragón es muy grande. El es muy importante el es secreto seguridad bes cono sidos. Una noche bes cono sidos descubrió el dragón. El dragón es matad bes cono sidos.