Do you have a favorite place or subject in school? Oh boy I do!!! My favorite place in school is Project Jubilee!! Mostly because of the fun, artistic, and challenging things we do. In Project Jubilee we learn about challenging things such as Math center or think 1 ,but we are on think 3 its not the easiest thing to do it is very challenging . For the artistic things we do we are painting these art scenes of the beach and the sunset with water color paint. A fun thing we do is we play chess and we do Temari. We also do kumihimo. I love all of the things we do in Project Jubilee. I also love my wonderful teacher Mrs. Heald. She is always saying “she will bend over backwards for us” But we have to ask for help to get the help that she is offering. She is always offering her help, and I really appreciate that!!!!! Those are just some of the awesome things we do in my favorite place in school!!!
Hi, I am Austin and last wednesday I learned about the chess master, Magnus Carlsen. He is a 21 year old Norwegian. Magnus started to play chess when his older sister started to play and he wanted to try to beat her, and he did.When Magnus was 13 his sister and himslef took a year off of school so Magnus could play a match with Garry Kasparov in Iceland. Garry kept Magnus waiting for 30 minutes then he showed up. At one point Magnus was waiting for Garry’s move and he got up to watch the other games because he started to get bored.The match ended up being a draw and Garry said nothing to Magnus and just left, but of course Magnus thougt he had won. After that match people started lined up in malls to play Magnus in chess and he won all games. When Magnus was 19 he was considered the chess master. Not long ago he played 10 different players without looking at any of the boards, and still won all games.
Hi, I’m Kara and in Project Jubilee last week we worked on our coat of arms. We only have a few more people that are finishing. We also did chess with notations. We learned how many points each piece meant except the king, which is priceless. We have received all the information for the BIG Project Jubilee field trip to Atlanta, Georgia. My friends and I are so excite for this field trip. We also need old t-shirts donated for an art project we are doing with the loom to make a rug for the classroom. Project Jubilee is fun.
Today in project jubilee we finished watching an opera called ‘ The Pirates of Penzance ‘.It’s about a lady who thought someone told her to make the boy a pirate but they really said to pilot him. He was allowed to be released from the pirates when he was twenty one but they found out that he was born on a leap year so he was only five. The pirates caught him and he stayed on the pirate ship for many more years. After that we got to play chess. My partner was Clark. Clark does very well in chess and he beat me. Today we have to leave project jubilee early because of the geography bee. Mary Katherine was in it and she was fifth out of fourteen people.
In Project Jubilee we are learning about lots of new things, but my favorite is chess. In Jubilee I learned lots of new strategies in chess. Like ‘En Passant’ and castling. It is so much fun to learn new things and now I am very interested in playing chess! Now I play chess at school and at home!
Castling allows for two pieces to move in the same turn. It involves the rook and the king. They can not have moved before you castle. What happens is the rook moves on the rank to the other side of the king after the king moves two spaces to where the rook was. Sometimes the king has to move three spaces when castling takes place on the queen side of the board.
For a few weeks Mrs. Heald has been teaching us about chess. She first told us about chess a few weeks ago. She told us how to set up the board (Right space is always the light color) and what all the pieces can do. Also how you capture the king and harder moves. Now to tell you some stuff about chess…
Here are some facts about chess. The rooks can only move to the left, right, backward, and forward. The pawns are easy to remember how they move because they can only move two spots. Otherwise they can only move one ahead, not sideways. There is also a special move with a pawn called en passante. En passante is a move when a pawn is on a3, b3, c3, d3, e3, f3 etc, or on the other side. Let’s say a black pawn is on b3 then a white pawn moves to c3. After that the black pawn moves to c2 and captures the other pawn: that is en passante. Well I think that is enough things about chess in this blog! BYE!
My chess match with Hope Mann began on 12/6/10. I was white and Hope was black the first move was mine. So I moved to Na3 and Hope moved to Nh6. By the 31st move I put Hope in check. On the 54th turn one of my pawns was promoted to a queen and it put Hope in check. But her king took my pawn at a2. But in the end I put Hope in checkmate the 56th move by castling to the king’s side. So in the end I won the chess match between Hope and I.
Today (Monday) we finished a opera about pirates. The opera’s name is The Pirates of Penzance. It was written byArthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert. It was really funny. My favorite part is when we had to hear boy pirates sing in high voices. Mrs. Heald said we could watch another opera that is funny next quarter. After that we started playing chess. My partner is Jacob. We have folders for notations sheets. We use them so we can look back on them and be able to set the game up again. I only have 2. Two weeks ago my Project Jubilee class had a chess tournament. This guy named Clark won. I was in the top 3. Mrs. Heald said we won’t be able to stay for the whole day because of a Geography Bee. I’m in that. But I’d rather stay in Project Jubilee
Today in project jubilee we have experienced the amazing world of chess. We have been studying chess for quite a while now but I really think that we are getting a better idea of what chess is all about. At first when we started learning about chess I knew a little about it and now I am ready to play in a state championship game. When we started playing chess we learned the names of the pieces and some of there basic moves . Next we began learning the challenging and protective moves. Now we are learning more about how to do the more advanced moves . Chess – what a wonderful world
First we went to the classroom at 8:15. Then we played chess until 9:10 then we went to pe. We played spiderball. You play spiderball like this first it is dodgeball except no sides or teams. Then if you get hit you have to sit down, but you still can hit people. There are boundaries though. The last one standing wins. Then we came back and played more chess. In chess we are learning to write down our moves so you could put it up and set it back up. Then we went to the computer lab. Then we played more chess and went to lunch. We came back and watched a Opera called the pirates of something. Then we went home.