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Social Studies Trading Stimulation

After having learning a lot about capital, natural and human resources, our class had a trade stimulation in which our class got split into 5 unnamed “country” groups. Every country had an amount of resources at the beginning, our group had a lot of water, but nowhere as many as another group, which had 100 buckets of water. Every group also had a ending goal with a few different trading sessions in which people tried to reach their ultimate goal. The countries had to send out a representative, and everyone got numbers from 1-6, and when Mrs. Huiet rolled a dice, the number that was rolled was the number of the trader, with a new number each time. It was really fun and I learned a lot about unequal distribution of resources from this very interesting stimulation.

At the start, our group had quite a lot of mixed resources, and our goals had 1 resource from every resource category. We needed 1000 RMB (capital resource: money), 4 teachers (human resource) and also 10 gallons of fossil fuels (natural resource). Capital resources include money, infrastructure and technology, natural resources are any resources created naturally and human resources are people who do things for other people. Our demand was actually the maximum amount of teachers and fossil fuels in the entire stimulator world, and we ended up 3 teachers short from our goal and 1 gallon of fossil fuel short. We did earn extra RMB though, which was really fun. Overall, I think most of the groups were very successful, with most groups only 1 or 2 resources short of their goals.

Because some groups had minimal resources, and some groups had resources that weren’t demanded, they were slightly short of their ultimate goal. Some other countries demanded more than the supply, and went short of their goal. During the trading, the countries weren’t allowed to talk to their representative, but Mrs. Huiet could announce changes in the market.

I think that the distribution of the resources were very unequal, with massive lack of human resources like teachers. Distribution with fossil fuels was unequal too, with many countries demanding it, but only ours receiving most of it. At the end, when everyone looked over everyone else’s things, people were VERY angry because of the unequal distribution, and we actually learned a lot about the world, and I learned to appreciate that we have all we have. Unequal distribution is actually a major issue in our world, and while we take water, food, electricity and even doctors and teachers for granted, it’s completely different in other places on earth, so we have to appreciate all that we have.

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What We Had At The End

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Trading

The SIS Elementary Art Show

Today, 4th and 5th grade took a field trip to the Zai Gallery, which was showcasing artwork from every student at Shekou International School! I thought it was really cool to have my artwork hanging in a gallery, and I had 2 pieces of artwork being showcased at the gallery! I saw so much amazing artwork from everyone in Elementary School, and I even saw a few pieces from teachers!

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My Zentangle Jaguar

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My Spray Paint Self Portrait
My two pieces were pretty cool, and one was a project in which I carved my face by tracing it from a picture, and then I spray painted over the lines in the paper, and I decorated the new special watercolor paper with spray paint! Another one was of a jaguar in which I zentangled, which is just controlled doodling!

Some of the other amazing pieces I saw were group projects. The horse with Chinese words on it was inspired by ancient Chinese brush writing, and was created at an assembly in which I played the xylophone to accompany the students who were painting this horse. The large butterfly was a piece where students, including my best friend Boey, decorated a huge sketch of a butterfly with pictures of memories for SIS’s 25th anniversary!

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The 25th Anniversary Butterfly

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The Assembly Horse

The gallery that showcased our artwork was the Zai Gallery, and it was really cool! The walls were all made of bricks, but were painted white, which made them look very elegant and nice! Here are some pictures of the gallery!

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Some of the other pictures were of ‘painting with lights’. Everyone did one of those! But not all of them were showcased. People created orbs, wings and wrote their names using little lights and took pictures in dark rooms, which was quite cool. I didn’t get to do one because I was making my zentangle, but I heard it was really cool!

There were also pointillism paintings, contour line drawings, spray paint drawings, and all kinds of other projects! It was a really cool experience, and I felt that it was really interesting to have our artwork being put into a gallery! I was really inspired by a painting that was inspired by another drawing by a student in the ECLC, or Early Childhood Learning Center though, which was very well drawn, but also looked like the original. I wondered how the two pieces could be similar, yet different. I was also inspired by my friend Jackie’s great picture of a old Chinese man, we were doing pictures of body parts but I guess Jackie didn’t have time because he was new! Anyways, here are the pictures of the pieces.

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The Grade 3 Group Project

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A Skull Pointillism Painting

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Jackie’s Chinese Man

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The Drawing Inspired By Someone In ECLC

Anyways, I had a great time at the gallery, and hope you like some of the amazing artwork I was blessed with being able to see!