During our last “full” week of school, my Language Arts class has been working on our last project- drawing our brains. My Language Arts teacher, Mrs. Donnelly, thinks that the human brain is really fascinating and incredible, so for this project, we drew ours.
I know what your thinking- that this would be very hard, would probably take more than a week, and that what does drawing your brain have to do with Language Arts? I will explain. We were “outlining” a brain shape and then, either inside it or in the space around it we would put what we think about every day.
In mine, I had small sections and a few pictures on the outside of the brain. I drew pictures to represent things instead of words because for some reason, I usually think with visuals and pictures instead of just words or phrases. I also like to draw, so I wanted to make it fun.
Going back to what you may have been thinking before, no, this doesn’t really have anything to do with Language Arts. It is just a fun project for the end of the year. The above picture shows the finshed product of my brain. I would have outlined the words with Sharpie, but I never got a chance to and I had to scan it so please excuse the hard-to-read writing!
In Language Arts class we made brains that represented us. This is my brain and this is what I like and like to do. We also hade to make a Life List. A Life List is a list of things that we want to do over our whole life. My Life List mostly has things that are to do with sports. My brain also has a lot of sports in it because I like sports. In my whole life I hope to complete everything on my Life List.
My brain map is a collection my interests, my memories, and my emotions. This drawing represents everything that I have done, and everything I hope to do. This is what my person is, my mind, my body, my emotions. This holds memories of anguish, and memories of joy, memories of anger, and memories of happiness. All the things that make me tick, are inside this map. The emotional triggers are across this map. But this is the map to the maze of me. And there is no entrance, only an exit.
In Language Arts we drew brains. My brain has sections where I put different parts of my life. I divide my brain up and then fill in the categories. I think that my brain reflects my thinking and life in sixth grade. My brain has my Life List around it and I will probably keep it for future reference. Sixth grade has been my favorite grade and I am proud of my work.
In Language Arts Class we have been working on a project where we draw a brain and write down experiences we had in 6th grade. We could also write things that happened outside of school in sixth grade in our brain. The most important thing on my brain is family. My family is what makes me keep on going.
In my 6th grade experience I had lots of fun, I learned lots of things, and I studied. The best thing that I have done in 6th grade is having lunch because I get a break from all of my classes and I get to talk to all of my friends and hang out. I think next year I am going to miss all of my teachers from 6th grade because they all affected part of my life.
In Language Arts for the past week we have been working on a project that might sound a little crazy. We worked on our brains. We had to draw our brain and write words sticking out of the brain that we think are important to us. Then we also put our Life List in. I really enjoyed this project. I hope the 6th graders next year get to do this.
My life list:
- Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
- Go scuba diving in Hawaii
- Learn to play the guitar
- Swim in a lagoon in a rain forest
- Play on a school sports team.
- Visit my cousins in Ireland meet Taylor Swift
- Get a little of my hair dyed
- Live or go to England.
- My dream job
- Own a puppy.
- Go on vacation with a friend
- Be in the CIA
- Go to a make your own cupcake shop
- Read at least 13 books in a month
- Se all of the Hunger Games movies (when they come out)
- Write a book
- Meet Gabbi Douglas
- Learn to play the piano
- Go to a Taylor Swift concert
- Volunteer at an animal shelter
- Sing in front of a crowd
- Make straight A pluses on a report card
- Get married
- Ride on on of those Italian motor cycle thingys
- Get a trampoline
- Learn to surf
- Learn to speak French fluently
- Design a clothes line
- Go rock climbing
- Get certified in scuba
- Play paint tag
- Graduate from college
All of this year, we have been using iPads for school work and organization. For me, this experience has been really cool. I liked having iPads to help me with things like homework and classwork. Usually, I use Evernote, Pages, and Google docs. Technology is always cool to experience and is changing all the time. I’m glad w got the chance to do this and use the iPads.