The Japanese Garden
The types of students work submitted are:
Student essays and learning logs.
Creation of Drawings and Animation
All essays and learning
logs are scored according to the rubric attached. The scores provide
evidence of student performance.
First we measured the garden. We used a big tape measurer and
put sticks in the four corners. Then we cleared the weeds from
the garden and the rocks too. We had to figure out how many how
many plants could fit in our garden. We then planted lanterns.
We studied the placement of rocks in a Japanese Garden and placed
them towards the front of the garden.
We teleconferenced with a Japanese Gardener in Japan. He showed
us how to build a Japanese Fence using Bamboo. First we collected
long and short pieces of bamboo together to make a square. Then
we put three pieces across the middle and tied them to the square.
We kept adding pieces of bamboo to the square and tied them with
a knot that looked like an "x". The "x" knot
made the fence part very tight. We talked with a guy in Japan
named Cacuchi about the fence. I can't believe we talked to someone
on the other side of the world!!!!