Yesterday in Art we finished our Christmas Baubles which was really fun. At the start we had to put little droplets of green food colouring on the page, then we cut a straw in half and blew all over the page. We left the page to dry for a week and we started on the baubles, which existed on paper. We painted the page full of colours and we traced circles around the page which were the lines for our baubles. Once we cut out our baubles, we stuck them on the pge and attached them to the top lines of the page. Then we are done. What do you think is the most fun part of making this artwork?
Today we continued working on one of Zoos Victoria campaigns to help specific animals, such as Don’t Palm us off which helps the Orangutans and the Sumatran Tiger. There are 6 campaigns the Zoo have put together. The campaign that I am working on is called ¨They’re Calling On You¨ which helps the Gorillas. The Gorillas are also part of the SOS 10, where the Zoo wants to help the animal because they think the animal is in serious need of attention. The Gorilla is now Critically Endangered from the illegal mining of the of the substance called Coltan which is a part of a phone. To find out more, visit the Zoos Victoria website and search “They’re Calling On You” and it’s all there in black and white. What campaign would you want to look into?
Have you ever heard the name Stephen Silvagni? Famous player for Carlton, his nickname is SOS? Well for my Italian project this term we had to pick a famous Italian person, so I choose Stephen Silvagni. Stephen Silvagni played 312 games and kicked 202 goals, he was only 16 when he started playing! Silvagni got inducted into the AFL hall of fame in 2005 and the Carlton hall of fame in 1996! Have a look at my Italian project for term 3:
Today we were coming to the end of our Religion topic which was being Stewards of the Earth. We had to reflect on what we did, so I reflected on Pope Francis and his letter Laudato Si.
Laudato Si in Italian means Praised be You, Pope Francis wrote a whole letter to the people on Earth about how we should care for who lives on the Earth, the plants and trees that grow and live of the Earth. Pope Francis declared this year the Year Of Mercy so we should respect that by respecting the Earth by not stripping the Earth of its forests and not polluting the water.
I wonder if Pope Francis’s letter got through to anyone? Is anyone going to do something about our odd predicament – pollution? The Earth is our home, it’s the only one we will ever get so we shouldn’t pollute it.