For this post I will be talking about my experience about our winter exhibition all about Star Wars. I have been through 3 exhibitions now and they have all been great but this one was my favourite it was all about Star Wars. For this project it was a mix between humanities and maker the story telling part was for humanities and the building and the artifact was for maker. For humanities the first thing we had to do was a Star Wars opinion paragraph I really liked my post about Star Wars and why it was so popular I think I made a pretty good argument on why. So now learned about our project and to be able to tell great story’s you need to read some story’s to help you so we were writing short story’s. So one of our tasks was to read a bunch of short story’s and fill out a chart for them. Every couple of days we had to read them and get a understanding of them. The next thing we did was the hero’s outline the hero’s outline is all about your outline for you part in the story. We watched a video in class about the hero’s journey so we had seven people in a group and each person had a part so for the hero’s outline we had to give a little story for it to help you write your story. So now I am on to the story making process at first I was sorta lost because I was part five the sacrifice where there had to be a sacrifice so in the movie the umpire strikes me back more on the Star Wars part later but our story took place on hoth a plant in Star Wars. So in the hoth part in the movie pudge has to sacrifice himself to save Luke Skywalker so I thought that was a great place to start so after a while of writing I got stumped because I wanted to keep writing but I didn’t want to go into the next part of the story and I didn’t want to not write enough, fyi I want into the next part in the story. As you can see I wrote a little to much and the grammar and spelling was not great so I had to improve on that to but when I keep reading it something just was not right so I kept reading and the flow of the text and some of the words could be better so after some editing here is what I came up with. I think it flows really well the spelling and grammar is pretty good but obviously could be better so I fixed that but your not in PLP if you don’t always improve on stuff so I made another draft I think I definitely improved a lot from the start and my writing has definitely improved from last year I think it shows in this story. The next thing on the list is preparing for the exhibition this year is a little different tho because it is all about Star Wars we were divided into four plants hoth tataween Death Star and endor each group wrote story’s about a character on there plant. But we each a area to make look like your plant so we teamed up with the grade 8 and 11’s to make up hoth we tor down the PLP room and transformed it into Hoth unfortunately I don’t have a picture but you would have had to be there to witness the magic. Now we are going to switch over to Maker for a bit but don’t worry Humanities will be back. For maker we started making our launch Journal where you basically get ideas and make our products. The first thing we did was L phase Look Listen and Learn and the milestone for this section is How might we formthis form is all about what you want to talk about in your project and what you want to build for your project. Then I filled out a pitch form for what you wanted to build at first I wanted to build a life size tountoun I know pretty ambious I quickly figured out that that was not going to be able to work so back to the drawing boards. So after a while of thinking I thought of a light saber because in my part pudge gets killed by a lightsaber so I did some thinking and asked some questions in the A phase and I knew it would be possible. There was this YouTube video that did a really good job showing how to build a lightsaber so me and a little help from my dad attempted to build a lightsaber. Now I will show you a video of my process through the building of the lightsaber and the learning.
So it was a pretty creative way to build a lightsaber. So for you to really understand the process of how I built it I made an explain everything and in the video I explain each step what I did and how I did it.
So know you really understand the process of making the lightsaber now on to the exhibition!! The day of the exhibition just feels different almost like a big sports game or something. Throughout the day we were taking parts of the room down and slowly building Hoth, but after school is were it really begins. So on the outside of the room we had all the grade nines with there story’s then in the middle we had the grade 8’s with there blue sky projects. When the exhibition started there was so much going everyone was coming to my station when person said I have a career in props making and I don’t disagree I am really good with my hands. But in the end this was one of the most fun I have had in school and you can learn important stuff like how to tell a good story but also learn it in a fun way. That reason right there is why I joined PLP.