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AAAAAAAnd…. We’re Back!!!!

November 25, 2009

Good morrrrrrning everyone!

This is Taliya.  I know that you all probably think that the 4Fives disappeared, right? Since we haven’t posted or written anything in like 2 weeks?  Well, we didn’t!  We have been like really really crazy doing test prep stuff for our city wide Social Studies exams.  But we just finished the tests last week, and now we are going to get back in action!!!!

There are also a ton of other things going on, and I am going to tell you a little bit about each of them.  Then, when we get back from Thanksgiving break, we will tell you more about them in their own posts!

#1:  Editor-in-Chief.  First of all, the 4Fives have been so so so SO lucky to have their very own Editor-in-Chief!!!! Ms. Edie, the most fabulous of all fabulous kids in the world, has been helping us edit our posts.  Edie is a 5th grade student at a school in Manhattan.  We will be posting an entire post next week dedicated to this awesome girl… so keep your eyes open. ps- Edie, if you are reading this, I am so so so so sorry that we haven’t written any posts or sent you any posts in forever.  I hope you forgive us.

#2: Eco-Tech Blog: Since we haven’t been busy enough (ha ha ha ha ha), the 4Fives have started an Eco-Tech blog!  This blog is going to be focusing on all of the stuff that we are doing that is related to the environment, technology, and art.  We will also be putting all of our La Oroya stuff on this blog.  Check it out HERE!

#3: La Oroya Project: Oh my god. There are so many things to tell you here, but I don’t really know where to begin.  Well, I guess that I will just tell you that we are still Skyping with Jed, we started a business with the coooooolest person ever, Mary-Margret, we are getting ready to start working with a group of kids in Peru, we designed and illustrated a La Oroya logo, we are starting to plan out our DOCUMENTARY!!!! that we are doing, and we are learning all about starting and being a part of an environmental and social movement. Wow.

#4: Our classroom garden is coming along. We are learning how hard it can be to be a horticulturist.

#5: Some of the 4Fives went on an after-school trip to visit the artist Chris Astley!!!

Here are some photos of our trip:

This was like so so so so amazing! Bee and Ms. Kimball took us there.  And you will never guess who was there!  It was Edie! Because Chris is her dad.  So we got to work on this awesome project with Edie. You can read our post about it next week!  I am in love with this project because we get to go back and work there again in just a couple of weeks.

#6: We are getting started on our class water project.  Save water!!!! Yay!!!!

Okay. I am sure that I forgot a bunch of stuff. But there are going to be like a million posts coming very soon. And you will get to see a lot of pictures and a lot of videos.  I hope that you are excited.  Because I am.

Have a great day and a great Thanksgiving. Gobble gobble eat turkey.



Oh. And here is me and Bee being crazy on photo booth this morning.

Aren't we cute?

Aren't we nuts?


Jed Visits the 4Fives… a La Oroya Session!

October 28, 2009

Good afternoon!!!! This week, The 4Fives were lucky enough to have a very special visitor straight from Peru… Mr. Jed!  Jed joined The 4Fives and there was much to be learned about La Oroya.  Here are a few teaser pics from the day… stay tuned for tons of video and lots of posts from The 4Fives about our day!




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More to come… stay tuned!


The 4Fives Help to Save the World.

October 15, 2009

Hello everyone! I am writing to tell you about the cool thing we did last year, and that we are going to continue to do this year. The cool thing we did was that we started using Skype. We started talking to a man in Peru! He is there to try to help save the world. His name is Jed. He really is a cool guy.

Jed speaks to the 4Fives on Skype... from Peru!

Jed speaks to the 4Fives on Skype... from Peru!

Discussing La Oroya...

Discussing La Oroya...

So the reason that we started talking to Jed over Skype in the first place was because we learned of some unfair stuff that is happening where he lives. In Peru, there is this place called La Oroya. La Oroya has this really terrible pollution from factories that is putting metal in the air. La Oroya used to be a mountain paradise but now it is a total disaster area. Almost all of the kids there have lead poisoning in their blood and they can hardly even play outside. They are all sick. Some of them bleed from their ears and nose and it is really really sad. A man that owns the factories is going to clean it up, but it could take years. Jed is helping to save the world by working to stop the pollution in La Oroya. He is really the nicest guy that you have ever met and he never thinks about himself, it is always about the other people first.

Last year it was fun to talk to him, but this year it is going to be a little different. We are going to work with him and Bee on a project to try to help save the world. So we are going to work together as a class and with Bee and with Jed and with some students in Peru and maybe even with SuperForest (pleeeeeeaase Jackson I beg you) to try to find a way to bring attention to what is going on in Peru. And maybe we can convince them to try and clean up things quicker there so that the kids can get better.

It is going to be a really fun thing to do. We can’t wait. We are really happy. We really want to help save the world by stopping the pollution.
I hope you liked this post, because there are going to be a lot of them this year about La Oroya. AWESOME!


Adrian and Bee

Adrian and Bee