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Enthony Chhin's Positive And Negative Space

A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)-Well, negative space is like an empty space around an object. 

B. Explain how you found negative space in-I found the negative space by looking for the blank spaces in the art.   1. your cut out?-In my cut out looked for the blank areas behind the trees., 2. in your stool drawing?-I looked at the solid things and knew that they were positive and the faded things in the background were negative. 

 C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? -It helps the artist to see the thing that they are focusing on, not the things behind the positive area they re focusing on. 

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?-The negative spacing does enhance the art because it brings the eye straight to the thing that the artist wants the viewer to focus on. 

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(Vos)otros

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Vostros usar su en su casa


1.Whether or not  all pronouns are used,  tu, ustedes, vosotros, etc.

2.Other words are excluded or changed in  family settings/ and other conversations

3.Is conversation awkward when people use different dialects? why/why not?

4. How similar is your way of speaking to what is learned in the classrooms ?


Vos is used in Argentina instead of tu

Vosotros is used in Spain




Argentina: In Argentina instead of using "tu" when addressing someone they use "vos." They essentially mean the same thing. Similarly in Spain they use a pronoun called vosotros which is the plural form of tu. So instead of only having 5 pronouns they have 6. 



Spain:  For vosotros  the conjugation often ends in sois. The accent of the people in Spain the use th

(Yo neccsito traducir)


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Bailey C's Positive + Negative

A. What is negative space? Negative space is the area(s) around an object. You can outline the object, then shade in the wasted area outside of the object.

B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out? I found the negative space by tracing every separate section of the image, and pasting every other section on one side, and the other pieces on the other side. 2. in your stool drawing? To find the negative space of my stool drawing, i looked for the areas around and between the shapes of the object.

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space? It helps the artist to see the entire shape of the image.

D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not? I believe it does enhance the drawing. I say this because when you see the negative space, the positive space stands out more.

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Aidan "Proyecto de Conversación"

Why are things the way they are? 


What does Music look like in Puerto Rico? 


Why is the beat different from other spanish speaking places to puerto rican music? 


Why don't people in puerto rico like music from other countries? is because of the grammar or pronunciation? 


Why are things pronounced different? 


Why are their the same words but different meaning. 


Why do spanish speaking country use the same word but have a different meaning for it? 


Why for puerto ricans carbon is a bad word and for Mexicans its to call someone a friend?


How do you anticipate your partner will respond to your questions? 


I think that she (they) will tell me it's just the way it is and how they were raised


What are you looking forward to about this conversation?

To understand why are the same words have different meaning depending where you go in the spanish world.


What are you nervous about? 


Saying things wrong in spanish or not knowing how to say some words or the meaning of some words.


Reflection questions


  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)r




Why are the accents different in every spanish speaking countries 


Why do Mexicans have their agent, puerto ricans their own and Dominicans but we all speak spanish?


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Negative Space Drawings

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A. Negative space is all of the parts of a picture that aren't the frames of each thing in the picture. When looking at a picture, you first see the lines that make a shape look the way that it is. With negative space as the most attracting part of a picture, the things that you wouldn't see first in a negative space picture would be seen first.
B. I found negative space in my cut out by separating dark colors from the lighter colors. In my stool drawing, I took every empty space I could find in my frame and instead of sketching it out, I turned it inside out by filling everything out with black instead of leaving it white.
C. It helps to see negative space because it helps to realize what isn't there is still important in a drawing. It helps us recognize how to see shadows, and other concepts in art such as these.
D. Yes, negative space enhances drawings because it shows viewers what's in the picture that might not always be plain to the human eye. So, when there is lots of negative space in a picture or drawing, it should be emphasized in some way or another.
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SLA Track and Field Update

On April 19th, during the hottest meet so far, SLA Track and Field team had their strongest showing of the season at the South Philly Super Site. There were nine teams participating. A significant number of SLA member's got personal records and several events where won by SLA students. 

Some of highlights from the meet were: Karly Borenstien and Marina Stuart getting second place in the 100 meter dash in their respected heats. Naquan Harding got a personal record in the 100 meter (11.75). Serena Shuman winning both the 1600 meter race and the 800 meter race. Matt Ferry and Dan Wirt getting personal records in 1600 meter race (4:58., and 5'32".) Nadir Meeks getting a personal record in the 400 meter dash (57.6.) The boys 4x100 relay (Doug Wallace, Jason Davis, Tariq Smith, and Trevor Hinton) getting second place and a personal record of 44.44. Wynn Geary getting a personal record in the 800 meter race. Matt Ferry and Katherine Hunt both getting second in the 3200 meter race, and Matt getting a personal record as well. The boys 4x400 relay (Jason Davis, Doug Wallace, Nadir Meeks, Tariq Smith) team getting a personal record of 3:49. Karly Borenstien getting first place in her heat of the 200 meter dash. Finally, Marina Stuart winning both the long jump and triple jump, and getting season personal records in both( 15'2" and 32'0") and Martha Robles getting a personal record in the long jump (13'0"). All these wins and amazing times and distances secured the girls team tying for first place with a score of 94 points with Mastery Charter School. 

This Friday, 4/27, the boys 4x100 team will be competing at the Penn Relays, the largest annual track and field meet in the world. Wish them luck!

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Week 1 Kimberly Parker

​(I have designed and created a pages doc where my I have more detailed and a better display. I can show this in class. When this project is completed, I will convert the doc into a PDF so I can put it up on the course blog.
Objetivos que hice (5):
Michelle Torrelli me está ayudando a alcanzar mis metas. Michelle habla con fluidez el español. Vamos a video chat una vez por semana durante cinco semanas con el fin de cumplir con mis metas.
Week #1) I want to focus on clothing. In this first conversation, I want to focus on being able to recognize different articles in clothing and able to say them in Spanish. I also want to be able to compliment on clothing that I like.
Week #2) I want to learn how to tell other people where I am or where I was, using past and present tenses. I also want to describe the places I’ve been.
Week #3) For week #3, I want to focus on talking about emotions. On top of that, I want to be able to describe why I feel that way.
Week #4) For week #4, I want to talk about food! Food is an interest of mine and would like to expand my Spanish speaking on it.
Week #5) I want to work on completing sentences. Not just any sentences, detailed sentences where I describe everything I’ve learned so far.

Pre Conversation
1.¿Cuál es tu tema de conversación?
Mi tema de conversación para una semana se va a centrar en la ropa. Quiero reconocer artículo diferente de la ropa. Quiero felicitar a la ropa que me gusta.
What are five questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?
Five questions that I am going to ask Michelle are:
-¿Qué es una buena de complementar la ropa de una persona?
-¿Me puede dar un vocabulario para la ropa?
-¿Cómo se utiliza el tiempo pasado?
-¿Qué ropa te pones?
-¿Qué ropa usa la gente en la Argentina? (Michelle originates from Argentina)
3.How do you anticipate your partner will respond to these questions?
I anticipate that Michelle will know the answers to all of these questions. She will defiantly be able to give me some vocabulary. I think that these questions are going to be good conversation starters and will enable the conversation to go really smoothly for the five minutes.
4.What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I really am looking forward to having a full on conversation in Spanish with someone who is fluent in the language. I’m also looking forward to learning some new vocabulary. I’m curious to know what kind of clothing they wear in Argentina as well.
5.What are you nervous about?
I’m not as nervous as I would be if I was to chat with a stranger. Since Michelle is my friend, I know she will be able to help me and I shouldn’t be too nervous. I’m a little about not being able to keep up with the conversation or not knowing what she is saying. But I know Michelle will help me if I get stuck and won’t get irritated with me like maybe someone over the internet would.

Post Conversation
Post-Conversación
Michelle Torelli’s nationality is Argentine.
Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
I spoke with Michelle Torelli. I chose to speak with her because she is one of my good friends and I know she will be able to help me out with my Spanish goals. I also know that she will be patient with me.
What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I didn’t necessarily learn anything about Michelle because I’ve known her for three years now. I learned from her, new vocabulary, what they wear in argentina, and how to compliment on clothing,
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goals?
This interaction helped me move towards achieving my goals because I learned new vocabulary. Michelle also answered all my questions. So now I can look back on this video and reflect on what she said, I can always go back and recap.
-What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
I did well with understanding what she was saying. I also did well with learning the new vocabulary and asking her the questions.
-What specifically do you need to improve on?
I need to improve on my accent. At times, Michelle could not understand what I was saying.
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Negative Space

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A. Negative space is the area surrounding an object. In other words, it is all of the space that is not being occupied by a physical thing.

B. I found negative space in my cut out by simply using the stencil that Mrs. Hull gave us to show where the house/fence was by alternating the colors of construction paper. For my stool drawing, I drew the outline of the shapes that I saw, mostly focusing on the space between the legs of the stools.

C. I think that it helps an artists to see negative space because it shows depth. It also shows the basic outline of shapes, which is extremely important when someone is drawing.

D. I think that seeing negative space does enhance drawings because it makes sure that you have the right amount of distance between objects and it allows you to show depth without actually drawing the actual object, but the space around it.
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Idioms

​Investigation Topic: Spanish Idioms

We use idioms every day to express what we’re trying to say. They are sometimes humorous
expressions derived from specific experiences that evoke a particular sentiment. As an idiom becomes
more widely used, it ceases to be a reference to that experience, but develops its own meaning and
becomes a part of our (admittedly ridiculous) English language. Some common English idioms are:

“Afraid of one’s own shadow” – easily frightened or upset

“Sit on the fence” – to delay making a clear decision about something

“Like a bat out of Hell” – in a very frantic or excited manner

For this blog post, I investigated Spanish idiomatic expressions.

Translated literally, the phrase “a otro perro con ese hueso” means “give this bone to another dog”.
Spanish speakers use this phrase to tell someone to take their problems to someone else, because they
are not interested in dealing with it. A phrase with a similar meaning is “ir a decirle a los infantes de
marina”, translated to “go tell it to the marines”. Spanish speakers use idiomatic expressions in the same
way that English-speakers do. Words in these phrases cannot be taken literally or their meaning will be
misconstrued. It is important to study the idiomatic expressions of a region before travelling there.
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Negative Space Drawings

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1. What is negative space? (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is the empty space in between objects.

2. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?

I just looked for the empty spaces between the chairs and the bat. The chairs had empty spaces in between the foot rest and the bat had empty spaces in between the wings.

3. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
It helps to have different view points of a picture, as an artist.

4. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

It does because it adds definition and depth to the art piece.
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Iron Stream's Bio Wall #2!

In bio wall number 2 there were four parts that everyone had to work on they were: lights, planting, watering and structure. Each group had to work really hard on their parts to make sure that our bio wall was functional and that it looked nice by our dead line. Before getting right to the building we had to research a lot to make sure that to much water wouldn't drown the plants, or the structure group had to make sure it wouldn't fall over. The planting group had to research where the place for each plant would be and the lighting group had to research the best place to put them or a certain color would be better. This Bio wall was not easy and it took a lot of work but we put our hearts into it! Hope you enjoy!

People who created this biowall: 
Plant Group- Karly Bornstein, Tyikenyua Anthony, Brent Scott, and Helen Kilmartin
Water Group- Drue Boccuti, Keith Moody, and Sara Nesbitt
Structure Group- Alexis Babcock, Sterling Perry, Roberto Abazoski, and Sean Mcanimch
Lighting Group- Jessica Maiorano, Robbie McCormac, Viet Le, and Kenny Le


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Emmanuel Kouadio Negative Space Project Q4 Art

1) ​What's negative space?

In my opinion negative space is a area of a image or drawing that isn't apart of the drawing and it allows you to focus more on the drawing by the shapes and colors around it.

2) Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your stool drawing?


In my cut out I found negative space by cutting out the main parts of the bird, so the shadow can be easily revealed.​ In my stool drawing I made sure the negative space was found by using my black pencil to cover the unwanted areas and to draw more attention towards the center.

3) Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps drawing artist because it shows them what they need to focus more on and not get discouraged.

4) Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not

Seeing the negative space enhances drawings because it makes the drawing more easier to understand and easier to see.

Here's the drawing of my mirror reflections shadow drawing and my stool shadow drawing:
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Unidad 4 Proyecto- What are popular phrases in your country that mirror American phrases

Conversation Question: What are phrases in your country that mirror phrases in our country
Goal: Try my hardest to keep the conversation flowing naturally


Pre-Conversation:I actually didn't have a bunch of questions planned out, but the main one was: "Cuales son algunas frases (slang) en tu pais?" From there, I would get more specific, or make a comment. But the entirety of my conversation would be centered on that question. Since I will be skyping, I'm VERY excited to listen to the speed of how the person speaks, and the pronunciation. I know that native speakers tend to speak VERY quickly, and I want to see how well I can keep up. I also want to look out for some unknown pronunciation of letters.

Post Conversation:

Name- Agatha Pinto

City-Valparaiso

Country- Chilé

I spoke with a girl named Agatha, whom I met on Tumblr. I spoke with her because she seemed very friendly, and when I asked, she was very willing to help! Before hand, we exchanged skypes and I warned her before hand not to speak too quickly! When we got on, she was very nice and answered my questions to the best of her abilities. I asked her about several specific slang words that we use in Philly, and I found that at times, I had to phrase it a different way, because she had no clue what I was talking about. Here are the words that I asked her for their translation- or something close:

"Drawling"- Inutil
"Wack" Cuerado (which translates to "Drunk")
"Chilling"- relajado
"Lame"- Fome One that she told me herself was "Buena Perro" which means "What's Up dog?" I loved it! I can say that this was actually pretty hard too. There were times when I couldn't say what I wanted to, so I had to stop and think- but often, I was able to rephrase in a more broad and understandable way. But this was a great experience. I was able to listen better than I thought I could, and I was able to make little comments here and there on things that she said- which is something that I really wan to be able to do. I want to be able to train my ears and brian to listen, ans be able to process the meaning of what I just heard- and I found that I got better a tiny bit with this conversation. I also think that I was able to comunicate my ideas pretty well, and I had a few moments where the conversation was steady, but far from perfect. For my next conversation, I definitely want to be able to think on my feet when it comes to conjugation- because I feel as though it's something natural to native speakers.




 



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E3.Q4.2012_Conversation Proyecto: Understanding Spanish Phrase Usage

​This first blog post is about greetings because it is difficult to start a conversation without one. Of course there are many ways to say basically the same thing, but you would not address your mother the same way you would address your friend. Below is a list of common spanish greetings and their translation in english. 


Slang (to friends, people your age)

1. "¿Que Tal" -Whats up?

2. "¿Dos como and as?"- How is it going? 

3."¿Que pass?"- Whats up?

Respectful way (elder, parents, respected figure)

1."Hola ¿Como estad usted?"- Hi, how are you?

Bonus 

 If you really want to impress someone with your spanish you could say this next phrase after they respond.

"Mucho gusto"- Nice to meet you. 

The next blog post will be about questions that follow the greetings and how the phrases change depending on who you're talking to. 
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When I first started this project I thought I would explore how food relate to culture. After talking to a number of people of sharedtalk.com it was a bit difficult to get the other person to stay on topic and respond within the range of the question. At that moment I decided to direct my overall goal. Within finding out about the culture and food connecting to one another. I will also observe if the people actually more willing to help me or just learn English.  

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That was the conversation with Hector Gutierrez who lives in Brazil. When I first stared talking to him he answered my questions then he went on about spanish. I wanted to see if he would ask me about my questions again, because in conversation people tend to go back and ask the other person their original question, to be polite. Not that he was rude but he didn't so I keep the conversation going with the "English."
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Español stuff

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    My guy was guillermo from argentina, and... we just talked around, he in english, me in spanish, and each of us was correcting each other when needed, kind of a mutual help discussion thingy going on between the two of us!
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He is a cool guy who wants to go to england or USA, and maybe Canada. He is pretty darn good at english, and, obviously, really good at spanish! 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    My personal goal was to improve my verb conjugation skills, and I think I got that covered pretty gosh darn well!
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I think that instead of conjugating verbs incorrectly, I did it correctly!
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)rc

    It is kind of hard to specify what I was bad at, my best guess would be sentence structure, and I think that I would think about saying things twice before saying them next time!

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Conversation Project MMarzouk-Blog post 1

I will be exploring Spanish "Slang" and how it is used throughout the Spanish speaking Countries in the world. In this Country our slang can vary from one place or another, for example: The word "dog" or "jawn" is used in Philadelphia quite many times. 

Spanish SlangSome Spanish slang from Spain:

1)  Spanish Slang: Botellón

     English: Outdoor drinking party or gathering in a square, street, park, or other public place with alcohol purchased cheaply at supermarkets or corner shops.

2) Spanish Slang: Buenas

    English: A greeting used at any time of the day. Similar to Hello / Hola, but more informal.

3)  Spanish Slang: Cabezota

     English: Stubborn, when used as an adjective, and a stubborn person, when used as a noun.

4) Spanish Slang: Caray

    English: God, oh my God, darn, darn it!

5)  Spain Slang: Casero

1)  Peruvian Slang: a la tela

     English: elegant dress or formal wear

2) Peruvian Slang: achorado

    English: an individual with a defiant character.

3)  Peruvian Slang: al polo

     English: very cold (in particular to drinks)

4) Peruvian Slang: altiplano

    English: The high flatlands which surround Lake Titicaca.

5)  Peruvian Slang: b

     English: hungry

6) Peruvian Slang: arranchar

http://www.spanish-slang.com/
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Proyecto de Conversación: What are sports like in your country?

Pre-Conversation

  • The five questions that I plan to ask are:
  1. Why do you want to learn English?
  2. What are sports like in (the country)?
  3. Do you play any sports?
  4. Do they play American football?
  5. What do you think is a funny sport to watch?
  • I expect my partner to find the questions that I am going to ask interesting. I plan to make the chat as friendly as possible, so that my partner will not feel uncomfortable.
  • I am looking forward to learning about another person's culture. The reason is because I enjoy learning about foreign cultures. It is interesting to compare my culture with theirs'.
  • I am nervous that my partner will not be friendly. I hope that they do not say anything rude to me.


Post-Conversation

  • I spoke with Cindy because I thought that her name sounded friendly. She was also the only person that actually accepted my chat request.
  • I learned that they don't like sports and that they think learning English is difficult. I learned that the main sports played in Colombia differ from the main sports played in the United States. American sports like baseball aren't as common in Colombia.
  • This interaction helped me to move towards my goal of becoming more fluent in Spanish by forcing me to speak with a native Spanish speaker. Talking to my partner provided me with a lot of practice writing in Spanish.
  • I did well keeping the conversation with my partner going. I thought that the chat would be quite dry, but we actually had a good conversation.
  • I need to improve on using correct grammar in Spanish. I would start sentences with lowercase letters and occasionally forget to end sentences with punctuation marks. If I were to do it again, I would have wrote more properly.

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Espanol Conversacion :D

Pre-Conversacion
What will your topic of conversation be?  

It will just talk about learning English and Spanish and how they like learning and learn more about the language.

What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?

Do you like English?

Is English Easy or hard?

How do you learn English?

Is English the only language taught? Why?

How do you Separate spanish from english?

How do you anticipate your partner will respond to your questions?
They might be as nervous as I am. I think that they will be more comfortable answering questions about their own language because they are more familiar with it. They can asnwer my questions about their language better than I can answer about theirs.

What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I am looking forward to learning about the person about their country, and how they feel about learning about a new language.

What are you nervous about?

I am nervous about getting something wrong or saying something that they will not understand. Hopefully they can help me if I am wrong.


Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

I spoke with Bruno from Argentina. I Choose him because he was learning English but was a spanish native. He also was a friendly person who didn't mind helping me with spanish.


What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned how he used spanish and how he learn english. He likes to watch Tv series in english and understand expressions with movies and Tv. 

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

He made me feel a little more comfortable about speaking spanish because someone didn't make fun of the way I spoke spanish they actually helped me with what I did wrong and correct me so I can do better next time.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

I did well in greeting Bruna and asking him many questions about spanish and how I can learn what to say and what not to say. I spoke spanish through out mostly the conversation. That was a big goal for me.

What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)

I need to learn when to use ceratain sentences and how to use them. When to use "mucho" and "mucha" in the right sentence. 
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Proyecto de Conversacíon - Allen

​Partner: Karl 
  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?

    I spoke with a guy from Chile named Karl Reiher. He actually chose to speak with me, barely anyone would respond to my invitations or they declined for a 35 minute period. I spoke to him a day before but during class switch, the session cut and I lost most of the transcript. 
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    He seems pretty interesting. He's a risk prevention engineer/analyst and also in environmental quality. So I assume he's a civil engineer. He also likes soccer (fútbol), and would love to learn a second/foreign language. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?

    It enforced to react in a more proper way to spanish, so instead of adding some english in and making it spanglish I tried to make a complete spanish written sentence and try to get the point across. Most of the time it worked out fine, Karl understood. 
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I think I used a wider variety of vocabulary, and didn't make it seem repetitive. 
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)rc

    I still need to work on the conjugations, I guess proper use of grammar and the incorrect use of words. Such as when I said "jajaja, no practicar. Soló estoy jugando" I believe that wrote that incorrectly.es to Find Conversation Partn
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Conversación

Goal: To talk about the weather in different areas of the world.

Questions:

¿Donde vives?

¿Que es el clima en _________?

¿Que te gusta el verano, otoño, invierno o primavera? ¿Por que?

¿Llueve mucho en ______?

¿Te gusta el llueve?

  • Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
  • I spoke to three different people that I found on ShareLink that were willing to speak with me.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
  • I learned new vocabulary, I learned about the weather en different parts of the world. 
  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
  • I felt really awkward but speaking to someone in spanish really helped me find out how much of the language I know. It was cool being able to answer them without a dictionary, I only needed a dictionary looking up a few words.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?'
  • I found out really good information about weather in other places as well as new vocabulary. I also just feel like I improve on relying on myself and what I know to have a conversation en spanish.
  • What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again)rce
  • I felt I was just asking questions at some points so I tried to make small talk conversations. I tired to talk about Philadelphia and me as well as asking questions.
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Proyecto de Conversación: Introductions

Annisa Ahmed
Español lll, D Band
Conversation Project: Week One

Antes de Conversación:
What will your topic of conversation be?
    Just about introductions, questions and just understanding before we move further on in the project.
What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
    I am looking forward to turn of how this conversation will go. Will it be a simple Q&A or will we branch off and talk about whatever comes to mind. Either way, I want to make this a good first (or a couple) experience.
What are your nervous about?

    I am hoping that spelling and conjugations will be up to par. I do want to confuse them with a language that they have known their entire lives with me, a random novice who feels like she knows nothing. So, I would say I somewhat scared.

Después de Conversación:
Who did you speak with and why did you choose them?
     Actually, they found me. Signing into SharedTalk, I had no idea what was in store. But I saved, when a person found me and asked if wanted to chat. After I taking a brief glance at her profile, Alexis Correa and I really hit off.
What did you learn about them?
    I learned that she is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, that she has two years on me and loves the idea that I was chatting with her while in school. That last one blew her mind.
How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your goal?
    Our little shindig made me feel comfortable talking with others in Spanish, even if it is only over the internet.
What did you do well according to your goals?
    Yeah, but I wish we could have spoken more. I could tell that we could keep going on forever of given the chance, which would make my plans for endless conversations a success.
What specifically do you need to improve on?
    I believe a little time just brushing on possible questions and common answers would do me a favor later on.

All in all, good run and I would not mind doing it again.
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#1 - Goal & Conversation

​First goal: 
Have a conversation about the weather, life in the city, food and learn more about the person I'm speaking to.

Pre-Conversation (Questions):
• Hola, ¿Puede usted hablar conmigo?
• ¿Cómo estás?
• ¿Cómo es el clima en...? 
• ¿Vive en la ciudad o los suburbios? ¿Cómo es?
• ¿Cómo es la comida? 

Conversation #1:
Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person? 
I spoke with a good friend of mine, Kim Cayamcela. I chose her because I knew she was fluent in Spanish. I was interested in what she was going to say because although I knew what she was going to say (since we both live in Philadelphia), I wanted to see how she was going to say it in Spanish.

What did you learn about them? 
Kim and I are friends but I was surprised that Kim liked Korean food and that she used to live in the suburbs. However, I also learned a new words, "repiti."

How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal? 

It helped me with my goal because my goal was to have a conversation with a person and learn more about their life. I learned more about Kim's life and interests.

What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? 
Before the conversation, I told Kim about the project. I was expecting to mess up, but I don't think I messed up much. Making up questions before hand definitely helped a lot.

What specifically do you need to improve on? (Quote specific things you said or did and what you would have done or said if you could do it again) 
I need to work better replies. I feel like I was asking her too much questions and not enough replies. I was a bit nervous talking to Kim in Spanish because I thought I was going to mess it up. So, I ask questions instead. I feel like if I knew how to reply better, the conversation wouldn't have been awkward. 

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Wynn Geary Negative Space

"What is negative space?" 

Negative space is essentially the opposite of what you are used to draw. It allows you to focus on the shape of the object you are drawing opposed to say, texture.


"Explain how you found negative space"

In my drawing I just drew as normal then I erased any lines inside my "positive space" then i colored in the background and any holes where you could see the background. In my cut  out, I found it really easy, I was shadowing last year at the same time they were doing this, so I found this really easy. 

It helps the artist see the shape of what they are drawing


I personaly dont think so, I prefer 
​Negative Space drawing:
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Negative Space Cut Out: 
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J. Pullins, Conversación de Cine Europeo

La Cultura de la España:

En España,
 adolescentes va la cine a menudo. Además, se preocupan por películas de calidad, en contraposición alos grandes presupuestos.En España, la gente tiene mucho amor por las peliquas.

In our conversations, we tried to be as grammatically correct as possible. Very early on, we made a rule: I only speak Spanish, and likewise, he could only speak English. Needless to say, it was a bit difficult

Our conversations went as so: I would say something in Spanish, and his first response would be the correct translation to what I said, grammatically. Then, he would say his English response, and then I would do as he did. Our main strategy using the words we know, and using context clues to ask each other about words we don't know.
(MORE TO COME ~ 2:45 PM, 4-23-12)
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