On Thursday, April 11, Mrs. McKelvey’s class went on a field trip to the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa park. We saw a lot of beautiful paintings and sculptures. They inspired us when we made our own art. We got to make our own “rip” art in the museum. We ripped small pieces of paper to make landscape collages.
One of the paintings was called the “Young Shepherdess.”The Young Shepherdess” was the most liked painting by the tour guide and the museum visitors. Another painting was called, “The Hands of Dr. Moore.” The “Hands of Dr. Moore” is a very disturbing picture. Our class did not like it that much.
The museum was very interesting and fun. We saw lots of different paintings, pictures, and sculptures. We hope we will get to go again.
On February 2nd 2013,we both watched the South Bay Power Plant implosion in person. Pierce said, “Me and my mom woke up at 5am. We got coffee and donuts and went to see the power plant on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista blow up. I was in my pajamas.”
The South Bay Power Plant was built in the late 1950s and first began producing energy in 1960. The plant was blown up because it was old and they wanted to use the space for different stuff. To bring the plant down, they used 200 pounds of detonating charges to set off more than 300 pounds of dynamite. Pierce said, “I could feel the concussion from where we watched the explosion. The air pressed against my body, it felt like I was in a mini hurricane, pushing me around. The explosion was loud to my ears. It was not a pleasant feeling, but seeing it was worth it. It was exciting.”