Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Period 2 Unforgettable School Day
“ Students, listen please, you need to pick a topic in Nebraska and you need to write about it. You also need to make a model of your topic and it needs to be done in two weeks,” said Mrs. Brodersen, my 4th grade teacher. I was shocked and nervous that it had to been done in 2 weeks.
The first step was to think of a topic in Nebraska. There were so many topics but a lot of people took mine. I was going to pick the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, but someone took that. I was taking up too much time. Finally, I picked a topic that I knew a lot about, Spencer Dam. I asked my Dad if he could help and he said yes.
The next step was to build it. We started with the blue prints. Then once we got that done we started getting the materials. We bordered it with wood. We started on the bigger details, like making the rocky cliffs and the seasoned dam. It took us about five long days to complete the model. After that, we did even more extensive details, like trees and water. We made the water out of paint. I painted the bottom of the wood light blue.
Then on the day of the fair, we took my model to the elementary school gym. During the fair people would walk to your station and they would ask you about Spencer Dam. I explained to them the facts that I had in my two page paper. I talked about the fish, the dam, the elevation, and how they opened the flood gates.
At the end of the museum, people were complimenting me on how I did an amazing job and how I knew so much about my topic. People would ask me if I did this on my own. I said each time that my Dad and I did it together. I realized that with help and not panicking, you can accomplish anything.