Posts Tagged ‘The 4Fives’

Jordan Goes to Disney World!

April 7, 2010

Good Morning!

I went to florida to see Disney World. I went to MagicKingdom. Buzz Lightyear Space Spin, Snitch’s Great Escape, Peter Pan Flight, the Magic Carpet of Aladdin and Pirates of the Caribbean. I went on the Jetblue plane. I saw my Godmother Michele and my Godbrother Jahari. The hotel was big.




The 4Fives Take on Veggie Central!

March 16, 2010

Good morning!

My name is Nicholas. I am going to tell you about the cool trip that we went on yesterday.

So yesterday the 4Fives went on a trip to Grand Central Station for Veggie Central. Before we left school we all put on our veggie t-shirts and Bee made us go to the bathroom just in case.

First, we went on the train. We took the F train to 42nd street. Then we walked forever and finally got to Grand Central Station. When we went in the place we couldn’t find the people that we were going to meet for the veggie trip and we almost got lost. Finally we saw a guy and we were like “where are the veggie people?” He helped us find them. And then we saw a bunch of kids in the same veggie t-shirts that we had on and Bee’s friends.
Then we sat down and had some lunch.

Then we went upstairs and we saw a bunch of fountains of ranch dressing. I said to Bee “It smells bad, like vegetables”, and she said, “no, it smells bad, like ranch dressing.” But some people like ranch dressing, so it didn’t smell bad for them.

Then we sat down with two other classes and a lady taught us how to plant vegetable seeds. She called on me to come up front and plant a seed. It was cool. I learned something that when you grow seed’s you need to have 1.Soil 2. Water and 3. Sun. And I learned something else too… that when you grow a seed you need to have it in a safe place because if rabbits eat them your garden is going to all gone.

I was a little bit nervous because there was a lot of people there filming and taking pictures and taking notes. Those people were called the media. They were there because they wanted to write about what was happening.

And then something really exciting happened. A famous person named Jennie Garth told us that veggies are really important and then she told us to decorate some bagels with veggies. Vegetables make you healthy. If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, you can dip them in ranch to make them taste better. So we made some smiley-face bagels. We had a lot of fun.

And I am going to tell you the steps to make a smiley-face veggie bagel.

Step 1: Spread ranch dressing on the bagel so that the veggies will stick to it.
Step 2: Choose some round veggies like tomatoes for the eyeballs and stick them on the bagel.
Step 3: Choose another veggie like broccoli for the nose and stick it on the bagel under the tomato eyeballs.
Step 4: Choose another veggie like carrots for the mouth and stick it on the bagel under the mouth.

And that is how you make a veggie smiley-face bagel. After we finished making the bagels, Bee took a picture of her and the 4Fives. It was cool.

I hope that you liked my post!



Ms. Kimball and the 4Fives Make Movable Artist Models!

March 16, 2010

Last week, the ever-fabulous Ms. Kimball showed the 4Fives how to make movable artist models. The models are helping the 4Fives learn how to draw realistic figures.

So cool!


Emanuel Finishes AIW!

March 16, 2010

Good morning everyone!!!

Today I am going to tell you what it felt like to draw all of the pictures to retell Alice in Wonderland. Drawing Alice in Wonderland felt good and great.

I liked drawing Alice in Wonderland because it is a funny story. The characters in the book like the Mad Hatter make me want to draw.

Alice in Wonderland is a weird story and it feels like a cartoon and that makes me want to draw. Drawing Alice in Wonderland makes me feel like I’m a star!

I loved to draw and I like to draw Alice in Wonderland for the blog. It makes me feel great, powerful, good, strong and I also happy. I feel excited when I draw Alice in Wonderland. When I drew Alice kicking Bill the Lizard it made me feel that I’m going to laugh.

How I feel about drawing Alice in Wonderland makes me feel that I’m a master of art. It makes me feel good about myself because finally I can be good at something.

Here are the last drawings for the blog. We are finished with the fantasy unit and now we are moving on. I hope that you liked my drawings.


Emanuel Torres

The Mad Hatter testifies…

Alice testifies…

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!




emanuel continues to rock aiw…

February 24, 2010

and what a fine job he is doing! keep it up, emanuel! i can’t wait to see what happens next!



here: the queen meets with the duchess and alice.

here: alice meets the gryphon and the mock turtle.

here: the knave of hearts goes to trial.

here: the mad hatter causes a ruckus in court.

here: the dormouse can’t stay awake…

vacation is over… and we’re back!

February 22, 2010

jordan and bee

ray and bee!

adrian and bee


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?

The 4Fives Party Down at the Season 2 Silk Screening Celebration!

November 9, 2009

Good morning everyone!  We did an amazing project on Friday, and so many of the 4Fives wanted to write about it!  So we decided that it was okay to do that, and you can read each of our posts about our experience!


The 4Fives Season 2 Logo

Friday was a really fun day for us because we did silk screening!  It was a really fun thing to do. First, we went to the art room, and Ms. Kimball said to go sit on the rug. Then, she showed us a video about silk screening.


It was really cool to see that video. Next, Ms Kimball showed us how to put our t-shirts over cardboard to prepare them for the screening.


Then she said to go to a table.  She put paint on the screen, and we used a squeegee to move the paint over the screen and onto our shirts!

Then Bee asked me to take video of the silk screening with the Flip, so I did. Next I videotaped Ms. Kimball do the silk screening on our t-shirt. When it was done, it looked amazing!  It had the 4Fives logo on it!  We all did the silk screening on our white t-shirts.  It looked more amazing on the white t-shirt.

At the end, I used the Flip to videotape me and Bee.  Check back this week to see what I taped!




Hello! I am going to talk about last Friday.  We were silk screening our t-shirts in the art room. Our art teacher helped us with the t-shirts, and our logo was on the t-shirts and every body was happy.  We went to the line and the art teacher showed us how to do the silk screening on our t-shirts, then we got too happy!

We were with SFJ2 and he brought his t-shirts and he got a gray t-shirt and the old people were last on the line to silk screen and the little kids were in the front of the line to silk screen.


Our logo was on the t-shirt, and our art teacher and regular teacher made one too.

We was getting this material that Bee was not using, some recycled old fabric that she had at home, and she tore it into squares for us to silk screen on.  So we made a logo on that square shape thing and it looked good on it, but we ran out of it, so some of the kids were drawing and that was me, John and SFJ2.





Hello everyone!  I am going to tell you about what happened on Friday.  On Friday, we were silk screening on our white plain shirts.


We put green paint on a screen that Ms.Kimball had put our logo on.

When we were done silk screening our shirts we all got a peace of fabric and silk screened it too.
We also drew on a piece of paper. Then me and SFJ2 were playing around.

This was the first time I silk screened, it was the best day ever!!!   Adrian was filming for us and we all had a wonderful day. After silk screening, our hands were all green we all got a wipey to clean our hands and then we all went home.



On Friday, we brought in t-shirts to do silk screening. Ms. Kimball showed us a video of how a person made a slider to put the print on our shirts. We start to practice putting our logo on a sheet of paper. Then everybody got a cardboard and we put our shirts inside it.


Then we began to do our shirts while Bee was ripping pieces of fabric to do our logo on after we finished putting our logo on the t-shirts. Ms. Kimball said when everyone is done making their logo on their t-shirts we can get another shirt and do our logo on it. SFJ2 came and did a t-shirt. Jackson didn’t come but we made him a t-shirt. Then we did our logo on the fabric that Bee brought in and when we finished we set it on the rug.

So everyone wake up because if we show you guys how to silk screen you’ll probably want to do it also!!!!!!!!!!!

So if you want to do it you can ask the 4Fives because we can help you.

From your friend,



Last Friday, the 4Fives did silk screening once again.  First, we saw a video about silk screening and how the ink gets transferred on things.  Then we went to the table with Ms. Kimball.  Then we did a practice silk screen on paper together as a group.  Then we all had to line up and wait to silk screen our t-shirts.  While we were doing that, Bee was tearing up some pieces of fabric for us to silkscreen on.  Then the principal came up to see us silk screening.

We all had to stop for a minute and pay attention to the art teacher.  Ms. Kimball put tape on the table just like a square and she told us to put the fabric piece in the little box.  Then Nicholas was in charge of holding the sides of the silk screening board.  The 4Fives then got a chance to do it on their own.   Then Adrian was in charge of ironing the t-shirts after they dried, so the paint would set and not wash out.

Here are the steps for silk screening if you want to do it too.

Step1. Lay your T-shirt under the board.


Step 2.  Hold the squeezer with both hands together.


Step 3. Slide it down gently.

Step 4. Take your shirt under from the board.


Step 5. Take your t-shirt and put it some place where it can dry.

Step 6.  Then iron your T-Shirt.

Have a great day,




Good morning every body!  I am going to tell you about what we did on Friday. So what we did on Friday, was that we did silk screening and it was so amazing because we got to bring shirts in. And the reason why we needed to bring shirts in, is because we needed to put our logo on our shirts.

And now I am going to tell you the details of how to silk screen.

First you have to put paint on the screen on the table.

sc4Then, you get this smooth kind of squeegee brush and spread out the paint.

And then you get your shirt, and then get in line.

And then you put your shirt underneath the screen.

And then you need to put your shirt neatly down, and then nice and hard pull the smooth brush across the screen.


And then when you take it from underneath the screen, it will have the 4Fives logo on your shirt!


And after that we got to do our logo on this kind of fabric that Bee tore up and then Bee said that we can put the logo on it for another project that we will do later.

And I forgot to tell you who came in our room………it was……………


JACKIE (SFJ2)!!!!!!!! and it got really fun because when every body was done we all got to color. It was a great day.




On Friday, at the end of the day, we went to art, and we were going to do silk screening. We had our shirts to get started, but Ms. Kimball showed us a video of how you do silk screening first. The video showed you how you put the paint on the screen and you move it back and forth so it could spread out over your design.

After we saw the video, we went to the table and we took our t-shirts out and put them on a square cardboard. Next, we took a jar of paint and put it on the silk screen. Then we took our t-shirts and lined up for our silk screening.


When it was my turn I first took my shirt with the cardboard and put it under the silk screen frame. I put the silk screen on the shirt and pulled the squeegee down and I when I picked up the frame, our logo was on the shirt!





We hope that you enjoyed our posts!!! We will be putting up videos from our day this week, so keep checking back!


The 4Fives