By: Marissa Pedroza

In PLTW right now we are making these sixteen inch letters. In my group we are creating the word Hope. So I got assigned the letter H. H was a very hard word because I wanted to think outside the box like my friend Savannah did. So I had a hard time thinking of something to do with my letter so I had a conversation with Mrs. Sauter and Mr. Oren. They both encouraged me to make my letter three dimensional. I had painted my letter a turquoise and I also used a hot glue gun.  I decorated my letter with silver and sparkly pipe cleaners, I put the pipe cleaners as a border for my letter since I didn’t want to show the sharpie that the letter was traced with. Then I got some glitter and these two butterflies to decorate on my letter. My friend let me borrow her jewels to also decorate the letter. This is how my letter came out.


Another thing in PLTW is we are working on our maker projects for the maker fair. For me I’m not really sure what I’m doing but I want to do a group project since its my first year here at Ann Richards and most of the girls know what is going on. At first I wanted to do something with the Laser cutter, I still can but it would be hard to come up with something that is laser cut. So I think I am going to do some sculpture or model of something creative. Like a castle or an art piece or something 3D. I just want it to be creative but it’s a bit hard because it is also supposed to be helpful and I mean don’t get me wrong I want to help our environment but how am I supposed to make something creative and helpful if I can’t even come up with a creative idea. So I hope you see my dilemma but I’m sure I will figure something out.

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