Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Nash’

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


SFJ: How to Draw Cute Animals on Robot Heads

March 12, 2010

Hello everyone!

My name is Taliya and I just wanted to say how we had another Skype with our best friend Jackson.

And it was very fun and funny.

And what we did on our Skype with Jackson is we learned how to draw an eagle sitting on a robot head.

Here is how you can do it!
1. First you draw an arch.
2. Second you draw a line on both sides.
3. Then you draw an up and down line to make it looked like its wings.
4. After you do that then you draw a mouth and you can make it look mad or you can make it look very happy.
5. Then you can draw some really cool eyes and make then however you want.
6. Draw the feet I totally forgot and draw some sharp feet.
7. And then if you want you can draw a draw a robot head right under the eagle.

Now all I want to say is how I loved drawing with Jackson. It is very fun and funny when we chat with him. And what I liked about drawing an eagle was first how it was so easy. It was very fun, and I had a great time.

I love Jackson we will always be friends.


The Fivers Long-Distance Draw With SFJ

February 24, 2010

Hello everybody!

This is Nicholas from the 4Fives, and I am going to teach you how to do a lion because JACKSON taught us so I am sharing it with you.  And we, the 4Fives, are going to be drawing professionals!

Yesterday, we were on Skype with Jackson. We learned how to draw a lion with him and how to draw a tin man too.

We are proud to show you how to do a lion and tin man too, so it is my pleasure to show you. These are the steps to draw a lion, ok?

Step 1: you draw an arch.

Step 2: you draw an up side triangle inside the middle of the arch like a cat nose.

Step 3: you draw two eyes above the triangle.

Step 4: then you draw 2 lines in the eyes and color them in.

Step 5: draw a “w” on the bottom of the arch.

Step 6: draw whiskers coming out of the triangle.

Step 7: draw small lines on it for other whiskers.

Step 8: draw two teeth coming out of the “w” (like fangs).

Step 9: draw hair around the top of the head.

Step 10: you make a big bubble on the side of it and write some thing inside of it like “the 4Fives rock” and “SuperForest rocks” and “Bee Ladd rocks” and “JACKSON ROCKS!!!!!!!!! “.

And I wrote  “SuperForest rock and Jackson rocks and the 4Fives rock and BEE LADD ROCKS TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Happy birthday to Jackson, because it is his birthday on Sunday.  We love you very much Jackson, you rock.

Here are our drawings!




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

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.



Jackson’s State of the Union Address

February 2, 2010


It’s a lovely-fantastic-super-amazing day in sunshine land… and the 4Fives are all rainbows and unicorns.

Last night, my dearest Jack sent the 4Fives the nicest letter imaginable- so nice, in fact, that I felt it necessary to repost it right here, on our little blog.

I think everyone can learn something from reading his wise words.

Much love, love, love!



Fivesy Foursies, and Foursie Fivesies!

Travis, Maya, Deven, Adrian, Nick, Taliya, John, Ray, Emmanuel, Malaysia, Jordan, and John Scoobydoobs.

I am in my house in Los Angeles. Sitting next to me is Baloo, the wonder dog. I have just had a very hot cup of tea that is making my very own belly warm and a general feeling of happiness is creeping all throughout my brain.

I wanted to write you this letter (these letters) to say thank you.

Thank you, 4Fives.

I have had an amazing time every time I came to visit you, and I think we can all agree that we learned a lot from each other. I will never forget you, and I promise to not only come and visit you every time I come to New York, but also that for the rest of our lives we can be friends. Did you hear that, 4Fives? Let us be friends for as long as we are able.

On the last day we spent together, we got to talk about possessions. Do you remember that?

I asked you what your most valuable possessions were. Some of you said money, or clothes, or gold, or cell phones.

I said that your most valuable possessions are the ones that cannot ever be taken away from you. So that means that the wonderful memories we created together are my most valuable possessions, for the memories make me smile, and no one can take them from me. Each one of you have taught me something in our time together, and each one of you wonderful 4Fives has given me the gift of an amazing memory.

Fill your brains with wonderful memories and helpful knowledge. Know that the world around you is a system made up of smaller systems. Learn how those systems work and you will be able to control them.
They say that knowledge is power, and that is true, but knowledge is also wealth, and that isn’t said enough.

If your brain is a rich place, filled with treasured knowledge and grand memories, then no one can steal away your happiness from you, and you will be rich beyond your wildest dreams.

Our time together has been to me like a palace filled with golden treasure.

I thank you for your friendship, and for the amazing memories.

In love and friendship,


Oh How We LOVE LOVE LOVE Jackson!

February 1, 2010

More posts to come on Jackson’s visits… here is a teaser video… for now.


Jackson and Deven… TOTAL ROCK STARS!

January 26, 2010


Jackson sent these pictures of me and him to Bee last night. I am so excited because I am going to see Jackson today. He is giving me his Flip to use at Eco-Tech School.  It starts today after school.  I am a little bit nervous, but I will get the hang of it!!!

Thats it.


Surprise Skype With SFJ!

January 13, 2010

Heyo everyone!

Last night I received this email from 4Fiver Malaysia, requesting that I post her update to the blog.  Here you go, girl!

Love, Bee

From malaysia green <>

sender-time Sent at 9:39 PM (GMT-08:00). Current time there: 7:30 AM. ✆

to Bee Ladd <>

date Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 9:39 PM

subject Please Post this



9:39 PM (12 hours ago)

Dear Bee,

Here is a blog post about our chat with Jackson.

On Friday Bee “surprised us” and said that we were going to Skype with a new artist. The surprise was that it wasn’t a new artist at all, it was Jackson (SFJ)! What a good surprise. It was fun. I was so excited to see him.

Everybody was saying “Hi Jackson, we miss you so much!” Jackson showed us his house with his webcam.  Plus we met Graham Nash again. At the end Jackson jumped in his pool.


I hope that we get to Skype with him again soon, even though he is coming back to NYC next week.

Have a great day,