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American Dream Transition

The modern day generalization of the American dream consists of Home own-age, financial stability, and luxurious materials. . 

The transition from the modern day american dream and future american dream will be the effect of a brutal war that causes all of technology to be destroyed. the people of the future will live like the first people who roamed earth. This will cause the dedication to finding religious explanations to their existence. The new American dream is to prolong knowledge of the human existence. 
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Sophie De Oliveira Negative-Space

What is negative space?
Its like space around the drawing that is not being drawn on. 
Explain how you find the negative space in your cut out and your stool drawing.
Well, you first draw the stool and everything, and you look at everything that is not in the main focus, meaning that when you draw a negative space, your drawing the outling of the image, not in between the spaces .
Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings?

Personally, it does , infact it makes it look better too.It makes it looks 3-D.
Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
Because it helps the artist to see the real view of it, and where to actually draw it from there point of view .
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Shalia's May 22, 2012 Blood Drive

I am hosting a blood drive on Tuesday May 22, 2012 for my capstone. The blood drive will be held on the 3rd floor in the drama studio from 8:30am until 2:30pm. If your are interested in donating blood or have any questions/concerns, please feel free to contact via email (

You must be 16 years old in order to donate. Students who are 16 years old must have a parental consent form signed. Please email or come see me as soon as possible so that you can be put on the schedule.

I thank you all in advance for your donation and support.

"Together we can save lives."

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"American Dream" In The Future

This is a picture of the "American Dream" in the future that will soon turn into a nightmare. In the past few years, the amount of teenage pregnancies have gone up dramatically. Kids are having kids which made them learn to grow up fast. In the population of the people is increasing also due to kids and adults having kids that they aren't financially stable for, the competition has gone up for education, jobs, and living the average "American Dream". In my picture, I was describing that the next decade will care more about electronics, Facebook, Twitter, non-social interaction with people and worship that more than morals that America was set on. Also I believe that the more females there are pregnant and since America is a debt, than dads won't be around being there and not giving money which will have more single moms. Also since the population is increasing there won't be enough room for every kid to go to America. So most kids won't have that opportunity to be that one step ahead because of the actions and consequences of others.
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The American Dream: Year 2100, Destruction.

In the early stages of the American Dream, everyone wanted horses, then cars, but in the future the discovery of the God Particle will happen and all humanity will go crazy. The God Particle will show the scientific side of how everything is about but those with religion will become angry and confused. In the year 2100 there will be NOTHING, but war and hatred. 
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shortened schedule for Friday

Reminder:  SLA will be on shortened schedules for Thursday and Friday this week.  All classes will meet on the usual days, just shorter classes.  If you happen to have an X AND Y on the same day, please discuss with the teachers about which class you will be attending.  (this should only impact a handful of you)  Also, don't forget to schedule your parent conference!

Friday May 4th

  • B– 815-905
  • C – 910-1000
  • X/Y – 1005-1055
  • D - 1100 - 1150
  • E – 1155 - 1245
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Proyecto de Coversacion 2

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

    I spoke with man from Mexico named Vidal. He actually messaged me first and I decided to continue the conversation.
  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?

    I learned that he like sci-fi, mystery, romance, and just about every other kind of movies except for cartoons.We also talked about areas where I thought I needed work in Spanish. He gave me examples of times when certain tenses are used in everyday conversation. I also learned that he nearly perfected his English accent by listening to music.

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

    My goal was to find examples of when the subjunctive and imperfect tenses are used in everyday conversation. This conversation was some what helpful in meeting that goal. Vidal had some difficulty thinking of specific examples, but was able to give me a few that helped me get the general idea.
  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?

    I did well with being able to reply in Spanish and not pausing to ask what he meant or use the dictionary for every word I did not know. I was able to use context clues to get the general idea of what he was saying and respond. 
  • 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 still need to work on not using WordRefrence as much. I also need to solidify my understanding of ser v. estar. There was a  point in the conversation where I was confusing the two verbs.

    "Soy en colegio..."

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Carter conversation 2

In this conversation  I talked to my mom about when we went to a feeding program. I did not learn anything about my mom but she did tell me that she liked that I learned how to make tortillas when we were there. This helped me reach my goal because I was able to talk about the chicken story, el cuento del pollo.   
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Spanish Conversation

Why are things the way they are? 


Me: What does Music look like in Puerto Rico? 

Mom: Es como aquí pero casi no hay canciones en ingles 

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

Mom: Porque cada lugar tinei el clase de música y toda son diferente 

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

Mom: Porque como las canciones y el clase de música es different porque haci es como las personas en Puerto Rico se crio. 

Me: Why are things pronounced different? 

Mom: Porque aveces las palabras se use diferente en mucho lugares y tiene diferente significado

Me: Why are their the same words but different meaning. 

Mom: Porque las personas se crio different y hoeyendo la mia y pai hablando haci y ell ss acostrunbro

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?

My mother and my grandmother because spanish is their main language and they have a lot of experience with spanish

  • What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them? I learned that my grandmother knows no english what so ever and my mother knows just a little. I learned what i was asking them and why are things the way they are and said ect.

  • How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal? It helped me stop being lazy and finally asking them the questions that i wanted to ask them so it helped me finally understand.

  • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations? I finally understand why things are said the way they are and i understand why music is different and why people have their way of saying a word and others have their own way of saying it was just the way they were raised. 

  • 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 Saying words in spanish right and working on my accent.


Conversación 2: Televisión en Lima,Peru

​What is television like in Lima, Peru?

  • What did you learn about your partner?  

    I learned that my partner, Felipe, is from Lima, Peru. I also learned that Felipe likes to watch American Series. He doesn't like reality shows, including the Kardashians. He likes comedies and also serious shows. He likes 2 and a Half men, just like I do. He watches American Idol and is routing for Jessica Sanchez to win. 
  • What did you learn from them?

    I learned that American shows do get watched in Lima, Peru. I thought that they would have their own television series to watch but American series are aired there. 
  • What did you learn about yourself?

    I learned that what I like to watch on television will not always be the same as others. Others might not enjoy these shows like I do.
  • What were you surprised about?

    I was surprised at the fact that American series do get watched in other countries such as Peru.
  • What are you proud of?

    I am proud that I got to achieve my goal of researching what type of television is watched in other countries. 
  • What follow-up questions do you have?

    Do other countries watch the same movies as Americans?

  • What will you improve on for next time?  How?  s

    Next time, I will try to move into that conversation a little more easier. It seemed weird to jump to a subject like that. I might chose a subject to talk about that is more broad because the conversation seemed a bit awkward.
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Negative and Positive Space

A. Negative space is the space around and between the subjects of an image. 

B. I found the negative space by just seeing the outer layer of the picture. The negative space is the the picture that seems to be the picture but it's really just the outline of the actually object.

C. I think it helps an artist because if an help you see your drawing in a different point of view or it can help you see a picture in an abstract type of view as well.

D. Yes because again as I said, It can help you see your picture in a different point of view.

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Negative Space

Hello today I'm going to tell you about negative space. What is negative space? Negative space is a cut out part in the picture. Look at the bird picture, do you see how the black is in the back. The blue was the one I cut out. I used half of the blue paper to cut out the bird and place it to look black and blue (a pattern). That how I know its negative space. 
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Negative and Positive Space ___Cutout

1) Negative Space is the sketch and or drawing that shouldn't be drawn by someone. This can be known as the background of an image.

2) To find where the negative space is all I did was realized what the outer surface of the object is in which basically to me is know as the outer layer. This what I did for the first project. For the second project it's very difficult to explain therefore it's better for people to visualize it instead. 

3) Seeing this type of art made me see that art can really be exact and perhaps precise. This made me change my opinion about art because this shows that art is something that needs to be drawn almost close to being perfect. 

4) Yes, this does help the artist because it helps me see the difference between an image and just random space that actually makes up the particles of any image. 

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