JiaRui: Now, I'm going to show you this, because this can spin on your finger. You can perform.
You need to put your finger in the middle here and then spin it.
Irfan: Hello, everyone. My Show & Tell today is about paper plate crafts.
This is a snake craft. I did it yesterday night.
This is a fish craft. I did it yesterday night.
This is an owl craft. I also did it yesterday night.
So today we will do it together, okay?
JiaRui: Did you make it by yourself?
Irfan: I made it with my mom and my dad too.
Charlie: These are examples of American mosaics. A mosaic is a picture made of smaller pieces put together.
Both these pictures are made of wood.
One is the American flag and one is a Christian church.
Ben: Did you make that?
And this one is the church on the hills. And this is my grandmother's. So this is really, really delicate.
Ben: Can we touch it?
Charlie: Okay. Feel. It's bumpy. I'll pass it around so everyone can feel it.
Ben: Is it smooth?
Charlie: Yes, this one is smooth.
Ms Leah: Is it made of recycled wood?
Ben: So that's supposed to be the blue bit with the stars.
Irfan: Who made it?
Charlie: I don't know.
Cinderella: There is a reason why you can't stop thinking about an art, because art is all around us in our world. We can see, hear, feel and sometimes smell art. And even we can make art.
I'd like to show some videos. Part I is me playing the piano.
Olivia: Was that you?
Ben: Wow! I didn't know you could play the piano like that!
Cinderella: Now, I'd like to show you Part II, which is me dancing.
Part III is me dancing.
Part IV is Mama Mia.
Part V is ballet.
Part VI is a different dance.
Charlie: Who was the man in the video?
Cinderella: The teacher. The next part is belly dancing in Egypt.
Cinderella: And now I will show you what I made in art. Olivia: That is really cool. Did you make it out of a tissue box?
Cinderella: Yes. This is Cinderella.
Ben: It's a piggy bank.
Cinderella: And this is Belle. And the last one?
Ben: What is it made of?
Olivia: Who made this?
Cinderella: Me. And this is a castle. And that castle I made it for four hours. And that Belle and Elsa was 6 hours, each was three hours.
And that is for making music when you are trying to sleep.
Olivia: You made this?
JiaRui: What goes inside the castle?
Cinderella: Tissue paper.
Irfan: Who made the box?
Hyuga: I made a cat, dog, star. It's origami.
Ms Leah: It is a game?
Ms Leah: Can you teach us?
Kou: You need to do like this and then count how much.
Andy: I got 410!
Andy: So these are the 4 roles in the Beijing Opera. There is Sheng, he is the male role. Dan is the female role. Jing is the painted face male role, and Chou is the comedy role. And one is all about the one with the red painted face. See you can see here.
And now I will show you some videos.
Andy: And now I will give you a little test. Which one is this one?
Andy: Yes. This one?
Andy: Okay. This one?
Andy: Okay, one more. What's this one?
We talked about what we saw and heard.
Olivia: I heard instruments.
JiaRui: Chinese instruments.
Olivia: And singing.
Ben: Very high singing. And the boy was also quite high.
JiaRui: They had on lots of face paint or make up.
Ben: The boys too.
Amelia: And they had on bright colours, costumes.
Olivia: And she had something shiny on her head.
Amelia: And there was a peacock on the wall behind them in one of the videos.
Kou: Later mountains.
Irfan: There was red colour.
JiaRui: There was an audience in one of the videos.
We talked about how the two performances were similar and different, creating a Venn Diagram.
Amelia: Both probably had some kind of make up.
JiaRui: But in the Beijing Opera there was much more.
Ben: In Amelia's video it was the violin and guitar, but in Andy's video it was Chinese instruments.
Olivia: Both had costumes. Amelia's costumes were old western ones, and Andy's were bright dresses.
Amelia: They both had settings. Mine was an old western town and Andy's last video had the mountains.
Ben: One had singing.
Irfan: One had dancing.
Amelia: For my Show & Tell I brought my violin book to show you. Violin is a performing art and we listen to the music.
I also brought a video. Lindsey Sterling dances and plays violin at the same time.
Music and dance tell a story.
Now we will watch the video.
JiaRui: You said she could dance and play violin at the same time, but why did she have two other people?
Amelia: They were dancing with her. They were her backup dancers.
We talked about what we saw and heard in the video, as well as what the musicians and actors in the video might have felt, smelled and tasted.
Olivia: I heard instruments.
Amelia: The violin.
Ray: The guitar.
Olivia: The trumpet, or some kind of horn on her violin.
Amelia: I saw an old western town, and an old restaurant.
Ben: Or an old bar.
JiaRui: And people in old clothes and hats.
Andy: And lots of sand and dust.
Charlie: They might smell an old building smell.
Andy: And dust.
Ray: Yes, probably dust. And they would feel dusty.
Olivia: Yes, kind of dirty.
Ben: They would taste whatever they were drinking.
Andy: And sand. They might taste some sand in the wind. Yuck!
Anri: These are Japanese lunch boxes. This panda and Hello Kitty are made by rice and seaweed. Kitty's ribbon is apple.
Japanese children sometimes bring these cute lunches.
It is art.
Ben: My Show & Tell is about an art gallery I saw when I was in Cambodia. I took pictures.
I went to a museum called Art Box in Cambodia. What is the trick? Well the artists painted the pictures in a way that 2D pictures feel like 3D. The cool thing about these paintings is you can be part of the picture! The pictures look so real!
If you want to visit the museum you need to go to Cambodia.
Interesting fact: Visitors have to take off their shoes to walk around.
I put in some pictures for you.
Ben: I like that one. That's my favourite.
Charlie: Which one is your brother's favourite?
Ben: I don't know. I think maybe he would like this one.
Ms Leah: Do you know how the pictures were made?
Ms Leah: How could we find out?
Andy: If we knew who the artist was, maybe we could ask the artist.
Ms Leah: Yes, or is there someone here at the school who is an expert in art and might be able to answer our question?
JiaRui: Ms Hima.
Ben: We can ask Ms Hima tomorrow.