Posts Tagged ‘4Fives’

The 4Fives at the Textile Art Center!!!!!! :)

April 13, 2010

Hey everyone guess what we did last week?

We went with Bee and Ms. Kimball to her friend Visjna’s art studio, the Textile Arts Center.  When we got there, Ms. Kimball kept knocking on the door but her friend didn’t answer because her back was turned to us. Finally, Visjna opened the door then we entered and sat on the floor and she started started to talk to us about weaving. Then she said “have you kids been doing weaving at your school?”, and we said “yes.” Then she said “ok this will be easy for you guys and girls”.

Visjna teaches us how to weave.

Then she said “we will be doing weaving today”, then we said “cool!”

A loom at Visjna's studio.

Then she said “look at the yarn and choose which one you want to use.” We started looking at the yarn then she said to pick one then everybody picked one. I picked one and it was red.

Adrian and I choose our yarn.

Ms.Kimball started calling us for groups and I was in group 5 and I went to my loom.

My group at our loom.

Then all we had to do was put the string on the loom, put our feet on the pedals, put our yarn through the other strings and pull back the beater to push our yarn together.  Then you keep repeating it.

Another group on a loom.

I finished and then all we had time for was to make one more.  Then Ms. Kimball said “you guys know you can make one for me.”

Ms. Kimball helps Deven with weaving.

Then I thought about making one for Bee then I started weaving one for her. Then the class finished. Then I finished making my weaving project for Bee.

My present for Bee.

Now I am going to tell you the steps of weaving on a weaving machine:
Step 1- First you pick a yarn.
Step 2- Then you wait for your group be called.
Step 3- Then you go to your machine.
Step 4- Then you tie your yarn to the warp.
Step 5- Then you step on the pedals.
Step 6- Then you pass the yarn through the warp threads.
Step 7- Then you let go of the pedals.
Step 8- Then you push the beater down.
Step 9- Then you push down the other pedals that you didn’t push in Step 5.
Step 10- Then you keep repeating steps 5-9 and finish the rest of your weaving.
Step 11- Then you are all done.

I hope that you liked my blog post.

Dumpster Diving… Bueno o Malo?

March 26, 2010

Good morning!

For those of you who don’t know already, last week the 4Fives had an amazing visit from Katy Wright and Jackson.  Katy works on a bunch of things, but she came to talk to us about how she rescues food and furniture from the trash and also about civil rights. We learned a lot from her visit, and it was really interesting, because we do a lot of recycling and upcycling projects with Bee and Ms. Kimball.

A friend of Jackson’s (the awesome Mr. Justin) read about Katy’s visit to the 4Fives on SuperForest, and sent him an email saying that he thinks it’s a bad idea to tell kids that it’s okay to take food out of the garbage to eat it.  Jackson sent the email to Bee, and Bee read the email to us.  Then we has a REALLY REALLY REALLY long talk about both sides of the issue, and decided to write a post about it. We also made this little video to share our thoughts.

What do you think?


The 4Fives

Nelson Mandela ROCKS.

March 25, 2010

Good morning, everyone. For the past couple of weeks, the 4Fives have been learning all about Nelson Mandela. We each wrote about him and it was really interesting to learn about him.


In 1918 Nelson Mandela was born. Nelson Mandela was placed in jail two different times because he was a man with very strong beliefs. Nelson Mandela was sent to jail because he was being treason to the government.

He did not believe in the way white government was run, because he was black and all the white people had better lives.

Another law was that the black can’t sit next to the white people and they couldn’t use the same beaches as whites because whites had more rights than blacks.
All the white people had better doctors then black people. This is when Mandela came in and told the government that he was tired of these orders.

The government did not like the way he was talking about them. So they sent Nelson to prison. They sentenced him for life.

The black people were not happy about that.

He spent his time in jail and the government decided to let him free after 27 years so they let him free.

Then they had a vote of who was going to become president of South Africa. Then a few days later Nelson Mandela was picked and he was the new president of South Africa and everybody was happy that he was president.

The Story of Bottled Water

March 23, 2010

hiya 4fives!

check out this viddy while you are at home tonight. tell me what you think about it.

love you!

The Story of Bottled Water

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Katherine Fairfax Wright Works Magic With the 4Fives!

March 16, 2010


My name is Maya and I am going to tell you about a great visit that we had yesterday from a great woman… Katy Wright! She taught us about finding treasures, and she also taught us about a very sad thing that is going on in a part of Africa.

Today I made a video to tell you about our experience. I hope that you enjoy it.

Thank you,


AIW Part 6…

February 9, 2010

Go Emanuel!  GO GO GO!!!

Alice Listens to the Dormouse's Story at the Tea Party

Alice Meets the 2, 5, and 7.

Alice Plays Croquet at the Queen's Place.



4Fives… Best. Class. Ever.

February 8, 2010

Heyo-hiya-hey there!

Today was a very special day in 4Five-land… 4Fiver (Season 1) Ricardo came for a visit!  Yay!  And he made me a cake with his very own paws!

Annddddd… Ray brought me a nifty party hat… along with roses and a balloon!

bee ladd!

Aaaaannnnnnddddd… everyone sang the bday ditty to me.

Pretty much the best birthday EVER!  Thanks 4Fives.  You guys are so rad, and I love you to pieces.



Jackson Teaches the 4Fives… Robot Drawing!

February 4, 2010

Helllllllloooo everyone!

This is Taliya, and I am going to tell you what we did today. What we did was we had the best Skype ever with our friend Jackson!

First we asked him a lot of questions, and then we asked him if he would teach us how to draw a robot. He told us “go get a piece of paper and something hard to write on”.  So everyone ran to get a clipboard and a piece of paper.  And then he said “are you all ready?”  And we all said “YES!”

So now I am going to tell you how you can draw a robot.

  1. Draw an arch.
  2. Draw two eyes.
  3. Draw a mouth that is shaped like a smiling hotdog.
  4. Draw another mouth around the first mouth.
  5. Draw a line across the mouth.
  6. Draw lines up and down across that line that you just did on the mouth.
  7. Draw the nose… you make two straight lines from the middle top of the mouth to the top of the head.
  8. Draw dark lines on the bottom of the nose, and draw lighter lines towards the top of the nose.
  9. Draw squiggly arms on both sides of the head.
  10. Draw a claw hand on each of the arms.
  11. Draw lines on the arms.
  12. Draw the mushroom ears on the head.
  13. Draw lines under the mouth. They make a shadow so that the robot looks real.
  14. Last, make a word bubble coming out of the robot’s mouth to say something fun.

So that is how you draw a robot.  Thank you Jackson for teaching us how to draw a robot!















I hope that we get to Skype more with Jackson next week! Do you hear that Jackson? Also, Bee told me that you two might make a video for us when she goes to visit you in San Diego!  So I hope that you make one with her!!! It would be, like, so so cool.

Love, Taliya

More AIW!

February 4, 2010

Alice meets the Cheshire Cat…

Alice gets confused by the Mad Hatter and the March Hare…

Great job, Emanuel!



Deven + Jack Attack!

February 2, 2010


I’m going to tell you about Jackson’s visit with the 4Fives.

Well, last week we were in the classroom working and we got a call.  Jackson was downstairs!  So we went down stairs and then we went outside and saw that there were tables and plants right in front of the school!

Then we saw Jackson in a big moving truck and he was giving Bee all of his stuff and she was bringing it to keep in our classroom!

Jackson came out of a moving truck.  We asked him, “Are we going to bring all of this upstairs?” Jackson said, “Yes!”

Then we started to lift up the tables and plants and Jackson gave me something that was cold and I said what is this. Then Jackson said it’s a lantern.

Thirty minutes later, I started to get tired!  I went downstairs and thought about quitting, and then Jackson called out my name “DEVEN!!!!!!!!!”  Then he said, “Can you help us with the rug?”  I said “okay.”

So Emanuel and Travis and Jonathan helped me pick up the rug and carry it upstairs.  The rug was itching me then we went to the classroom and put the rug down and I started scratching myself then I felt better!

After we brought everything to our room, Bee set it up and made it look nice.  All of the other teachers kept asking, “What, is this a project to make your classroom look like a home?” And Bee thought that was really funny.

It was a good day and there is more coming about last week, but you will have to wait to read about that in another post.

I already miss you, Jackson. Here are some pictures for you.