September 18

btn on electricity

the world is separated into 2 different substances insulators and conductors. insulators hold electrons tightly where as conductors hold their electrons loosely. glass, ceramic objects and silk are just some of the materials that insulate electricity.

i understand that their are 2 different types of electricity current and static and that there are 2 different substances insulators and conductors.

i didn’t really understand how the machine worked so i guess that my question is how exactly did the machine work.

August 20

100wc The acrobatics seals.

Yesterday I went to the annual seal circus. My family and arrived so early that we got to sit in the best spot-the front row. There were so many entertaining stunts. My favourite was by far, the acrobatic seals.They were doing all this cool stuff, and the best bit was when one of them accidentally fell into the water. Everybody started laughing, even the seal’s partner. look mum took a photo:

when  we got home my mum posted the photo on seal-book and guess what. the next morning my mums photo was on the news and she was being interviewed about the extraordinary picture.

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August 20

my forever home by gali

Physical

the only real physical side of Sammie is that it is a scruffy thing. i know this from this sentence:

I guess they didn’t want a scruffy thing like me messing up their uppity seaside neighborhood.

from this sentence i inferred that Sammie was a stray cat and hadn’t bathed in a very long time.

Intellectual

i personally think that this cat is pretty smart.it knows the way that humans around the area it lives are like and makes sure it only goes to the places at night to get the food. it knows if it were to go during the day it would get shooed away.

Emotional

i believe that Sammie has an optimistic soul and loves playing around. i think that he is like a normal cat he likes cuddling and snuggling. but unlike other cats he is very grateful that he has a family to take care of him.

Social

i think that Sammie is a very kind and playful cat because he likes when the family comes and takes care of him but he also likes his privacy because he said he liked being alone in his new home.

Philosophical

i think thatv Sammie sees that life is harsh but no matter what you will always have a happy ending.

 

August 12

100 word challenge

Prompt: Cushion Scarlet Annoying Watered Violin

“AHHHHHH” yelled scarlet as her annoying brother exited her bedroom. She threw her cushion at him just as he slammed the door. She sat angrily on her bed as she looked out her watered window to the murky sky as it had just stopped raining. In one of the raindrops she saw a reflection of her violin that was in the corner of her room. She stood and went to grab it as she knew the only thing that would be able to calm her down would be her violin.

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August 12

Charles Reflection

Fact #1 Fiction is All about the character

The main character in this story is Laurie. Laurie abandoned the proper uniform for his school which are overalls and instead wore his scraggy pants and a baseball cap. I think this shows that Laurie is quite misbehaved and doesn’t listen to the rules. He also made up a person that apparently went to his class and said everything that he, himself did was Laurie and his mother only found this out in parent teacher interviews.

Fact #2 Fiction is all about what your character wants

I think that Laurie wants to feel good about himself so makes up Charles so that he can say all the things that he did wrong was Charles. I think that Laurie doesn’t want to fess up to his parents so he makes Charles up to tell his parents what he is wrong but in another way.

Fact #3 Fiction is all about how your character gets or does not get what he wants

I think that Laurie does get what he wants but also doesn’t. he gets what he wants because his parents believe that Charles is doing all those things wrong and they never really question it. he gets what he wants because he feels good about himself. but he also doesn’t get what he wants because when his mother goes to the parent teacher interview she finds out that Charles was actually Laurie.

Fact #4 Fiction is all about how your character changes

There isn’t actually much change in this story because it ends with Laurie’s mother finding out that Charles isn’t real. So we don’t actually know if Laurie repents or if he gets away with it but there is a change in the story like when Laurie comes home saying that Charles became the teacher’s helper. That shows that Laurie changed his behaviour at school.

Fact #5 Fiction is all about the world the author creates

I think that the author made a really relatable world. I think that she made a world where kids Cn relate because its school and home. I feel that these are the 2 places that children spend most of their time at. I think that that’s why the author chose home and school as the setting or “world” to make it moe relatable for children.

This is a world where people can relate. Anyone from anywhere can come here and find that it is just like theirs.

August 6

Steamed Windows Theme Homework

I think 1 of the themes in this story is loss. I felt loss in this story when Alexia said that she loved music but couldn’t hear it anymore.

I think the author is trying to tell us that there are deaf people all around us and all around the world and we should learn to respect them and know that it can happen to you when ever. I saw an example of this when  Alexia and her mother were using the whiteboard as a way to communicate.

I think that people who might connect to this story are people who have been deaf since they were born or tragically lost there hearing some time in their life. i have a connection to this because i watched a video on this boy who was deaf and he had to use sign language to communicate to his friends and family

A part in the story that is figurative is when Alexia is talking about how she can sometimes hear music but its in a sound proof box and she is out side the box.

This is the exact sentence:

It’s the only thing, if I really, really listen I can sometimes hear it, but it’s quiet, muted. It’s like its playing, softly inside a sound proof room and I’m outside the door, sitting and straining to hear. 

When she says its like shes showing that it is an example and that its not the complete truth.

She shows that she wants to hear music again but can’t.

A repeating pattern in this story is that she is always saying she’s deaf and that her whole life has changed because she can’t listen to music. I think it shows that she used to express her self through music but now that she can’t listen to music anymore so she is lost and it shows that she showed her thoughts and opinions through music but no longer can because she can’t listen to music.

I think that what the author is trying to convey is that we should not take anything for granted because we could have our whole life perfect one minute and the next minute we could have it all gone. The author shows this when she said that Alexia woke up from amnesia and felt quite stressed that she could see people talking but she could not hear them. I felt this showed that we should not take our senses for granted and that we should feel very privileged of having our senses.

August 6

100wc but then the flash me

my family and i been living in this lighthouse for about a month or so and last night i just had my first encounter with lightning. surprisingly i was sleeping very peacefully on a stormy night but then the flash of lightning made me wake up instantaneously. i gasped in shock. i sat up as the sound of thunder rang through my ears. i got out of my bed and ran to my door. it creaked as it flew open. i ran up stairs to my sisters room i opened the door and not to my surprise she was also awake waiting for me to come.

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July 30

100 wc when all of sudden

on my 5th birthday i had a massive cake with 5 massive candles. when everybody was singing happy birthday i couldn’t wait to blow the candles but before i could i had to make a wish.  i made a wish and then i blew all 5 of the candles. all of sudden Katy who was my best friend started screaming. she had some fire on her t-shirt. now that i look back at it it wasn’t that much fire but because i was 5 i thought it was a lot. everybody was panicking and screaming. Katy eventually got the fire of her t-shirt by pouring her cup of cordial on it.

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July 23

100 word challenge carousal

Dear Diary

I finally lost my job today. This is how it went.

it was nearly the end of work and I was so excited that I could leave these kids when I heard a girl screaming. I ran to her and she was crying on the grass, her parents were already there. while her parents were screaming at me I realized that the horse the girl was on was gone and then all the other kids starting screaming and all the other horse’s left. Everybody called the police and it was on the news and everything. In the end they shut the carousal down and I lost my job.

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July 10

Prickly Pear Cactus Project Reflection

In term 2 we learnt about adaptations and how and why animals and plants have them. Adaptations are changes in the body to fit a location. At the end of the term we got paired up with someone who is in your class. I got paired up with Evan. In the project we had to choose and animal or plant. We choose the Prickly Pear Cactus. In the project we had to research, the adaptations, the habitat the plant lives in, the behavioural changes and

This is my 3,2,1 reflection on what I learnt in my science project about adaptations.

3 interesting facts about the prickly pear cactus

– the roots grow horizontally not vertically like a tree does so that it can get water quicker

– they live for over 30 years and can be grow up to 2 metres high

–  the prickly pear cactus is the most common cactus in Texas

2 understandings

-If the prickly pear cactus didn’t have its spikes then it wouldn’t be able to survive because its predators will eat it

– if the prickly pear cactus needed a lot of water then it wouldn’t be able to survive in the Sonoran Desert

1 wonder

-how did the prickly pear cactus come to Australia and Africa when it is originally from Texas

What was the most important thing I learnt?

-I learnt. You have to learn to trust your partner and do all of the work. I feel that in my project I lost my trust of my partner because he was constantly not doing his work but in the end I did gain his trust again and that taught me that nothing is perfect and life is a roller coaster.

How I learnt that

-I learnt this by sharing out the job. when I couldn’t do something I gave my partner the job and when he couldn’t do something he gave me the job. This gave us trust. Once you lose your trust I someone it can wreck your relationship with that person and that is why you need to trust in your partner when you are doing a class project.

What will I do with what I learnt

-In the future I will use this skill to help me in other school projects. I will make sure that I will use this skill when I am working with some one that I don’t really bond well with or someone I don’t really know.

Overall no matter how many ups and downs I had I found this subject on adaptations really interesting and I learnt a whole bunch of new things about plants and animals.