In PJ this week are doing the Medieval person and event our teacher gave us. We had to research the person and learn their life, fiction or not. Our event was very important also. For our event we could have gotten a battle or an art piece. Most of our class, however didn’t finish our homework. So we had to go to the library and computer lab to do more reseach and gather the homework they were already supposed to have done. This week has been a very interesting to find out more about an important person in the middle ages.
Hi my name is Shavon. Since sixth grade has started, in Project Jubilee, we’ve been learning about optical illusions and how its just your eyes that make you think that you’ve seen somthing odd. We have also been learning about jazz music and musicians. For homework we have to research a famous musician. I got Nina Simon. This project is really fun and I really look forward to doing more !
Hi, I’m Reagan. I’m in Project Jubilee. We were practicing Optical Illusions. I was working on a hand Optical Illusion. If you were at my school, near the Project Jubilee classroom, they are hanging up in the Hallway. They are very creative and colorful. I enjoy them very much. We are also studying Jazz Artists. We were able to choose who we wanted to do a report on, from a list our Project Jubilee teacher chose out, there were many to choose from. I chose Dizzy Gillespie. None of us, 6th graders have started our report yet. I can’t wait to start. I really hope that Dizzy Gillespie is a saxophone player. I am interested in Saxophones very much. Because this is my first blog post, it might not be as good as the others I will post this year. Thanks for reading though, I have more to talk about, I’m not just ending there. Project Jubilee is a great honor to be in. I really love it. I have been in it since 5th grade. It is a very fun thing to be able to get into. There are also alot of other classes to get into here, at my school. Now, I hope you liked this post. Thanks for reading, once again.
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Hey! My name is Abigail. I have just joined Project Jubilee. So far I LOVE it! Today we are continuing our study of optical illusions. I have finished one and in the process of making one now. Then, we studied the history of Jazz. Did you know that slavery practically influenced the invention of Jazz? Now we are to do a project of a famous Jazz musician, I chose Nat King Cole. We’re having a lot of fun in this class!
On Friday, we went to visit the Black Education Museum (BEM). We took notes of everything we saw. We met a nice lady named Mrs. Agee. She showed us around the museum and told us about the history of the building -what it was like when she was there, what each room used to be, etc. She was really interesting. Also, Makayla D. (Who must know a lot about her relatives) was telling Mrs. Agee about her family. We went into a hall with a lot of things hanging on the wall with the names of all the students who went there. We looked for some of Makayla’s family and found some of them. Mrs. Agee told us that the reason some years they didn’t have many students was because the kids had to stay home and work and help with crops. She also told us that the school used to be called “The Baldwin County Training School.” She said it was the only school that allowed African Americans. Few even got to go to the small school.
We visited many rooms. We went to a room that looked that like a bedroom they had back then. On a cabinet in the room was a typewriter. It was really fun and everyone wanted to try it. Almost everyone typed something on it. It almost ran out of ink from us messing with it so much. We also went into a room with lots of tools that were donated there. We saw what their projectors were like and made most of us realize how lucky we are for having so much stuff. We also saw what kind of sports they did. They had Basketball, Baseball, Football, Tennis, Cheerleading, etc. We also went to the Home and Rec. room (I’m pretty sure that’s what it was called). It looked like a big kitchen. Mrs. Agee said that she learned to cook and sew there. After visiting there she took us to an old classroom. She explained that if you were bad, or forgot how to spell your spelling words, you got spanked in the knuckles! We also got to see the principal’s office. We looked at all the certificates on the wall and the big calculator that could only add. Mrs. Agee talked about the past principals and Mr. W.J. Carroll. We also saw, out in the hall near the office, a bunch of pictures of men that were veterans and that went to that school. (I think that’s what it was). I found out that my bus driver (Mr. Longmire) was in one of those pictures! Another room we went in had stuff about their band. There was a song hung on the wall called “Hail Baldwin Training School.” We all started to sing it. When we were all done vocalizing, we looked around at the room. There were pictures of band members hung everywhere. Some had clairnets! (Which, if you didn’t know, is what I play). There was even an old trombone hanging from the wall. We had so much fun at BEM! Well, I guess that’s all I have to say, BYE!!!
Last Friday on January 21, 2011, we took a field trip to the Black History Museum right behind our school. It used to be our school’s office, but when we got the new school, it became a museum. You may ask, ‘why here?’ Well, that’s because over 100 years ago, it was a school for black children called Baldwin County Training School.
When we first got there we met Mrs.Agee (Believe it or not but she went to school there in second grade!). She showed us the Principal’s Office, the Agricultural Room, the dormitories, the Home Ec. Room, (which was where I put my hand in a desk, and there was gum in it! I actually touched it!!!) The Sports Room, the Band Room, and a classroom. My most favorite one of all was the dormitory! It had an old typewriter with a little bit of ink left on it!! That was my favorite part about the whole trip. I hope you enjoyed!
Last Friday, my half of the 6th grade Project Jubilee went on an on campus field trip to the Black Education Museum. It was a very cool place to go to learn about the past. Our tour guide, Mrs. Agee, remembers back when she was in fourth grade going to the exact same school!!! In the first room, the lobby, that we went in there were pictures of all of the past schools that had been on the campus. Seven in all but Mrs. Agee remembered 6 of them, dating back to around the 40’s and 50’s. Later we went intoa very cool room full of old agricultural tools used in gardening and working the fields a long time ago. Many of the things looked similar to today’s tools, such as the saw, gardening hoe, hand shovel, hammer, scizzors, and lawnmower. My favorite room though, had the names of everyone who had ever attended the school. Some people I recognized but just about everone else I didn’t. Overall, I thought the trip was very cool and I learned many interesting facts about the old school and also about black education many years ago.
By: Amanda Today in project jubilee we had a half day. We had one because Mrs. Heald wanted to go to the doctor to check something out. Don’t worry she isn’t sick she just had some pains. While we were there we some things about . We also did circumference and diameter. We looked around the classroom for circle objects then we measured around the perimeter of the circle then across it. Then we would divide the circumference with the diameter. I worked with Elizabeth. Blogging was homework this week so I’m doing two categories Tuesday and Homework.I’m am about to have dinner so BYE!!
Today we turned in our Rock Collecting homework. Then our homework turned into a project since it’s Project Jubilee. first, we got to choose which rocks and catogrize is we want to put them in texture, size or color. Next, we each got a cardboard to glue the rocks on. Some kept falling off in the middle of class and we would hear kaboom and so many fell off it began to get funny. Last, we got to put them on the wall. It was so much fun I hope we get to do something like it again another time.