August 20

my forever home by gali


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.


i personally think that this cat is pretty 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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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.

May 24

science adaptations

Adaptations = Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environment.

I learnt that animals have many adaptations in different environments. Salt water crocodiles are cold blooded. They stay still in one spot to keep heat. They also stay still to camouflage. Salt water crocodiles can go without food for more then 12 months.

In adaptations I would like to learn more about what makes the animals adapt to the area. Is it the evolution over time? Is it how they were born from the start? How long does it take for them to adapt to different climates?

link to the sea life aquarium:


March 28

B.T.N Anh Do

Anh Do is a famous comedian. But he wasn’t always happy. When he was little he lived in Vietnam and whilst he was there, there was a war. his family which was his mum, dad , brother and him got on a boat and were at sea for 5. when he was at sea a pirate ship invaded their ship. one pirate was holding a baby and threatened to drop him into the water but they didn’t and they eventually left the ship. that baby was Anh Do’s brother. after tat a German ship came  and rescued them. when the finally came to Australia they were welcomed very nicely and were given clothe. except there was a mix up in the clothes and they got 1 bag of girl clothes and 1 bag pf boy clothes. his brother wore the girl clothes. even if he had to wear girl clothes their mother told them to be grateful that they are in Australia now and not to complain. a question i have is why did the pirates invade the ship and threaten to drop the baby? i now understand even if you are unfortunate if you have a positive attitude then you can get anywhere?


recalls: red

questions: blue

understandings: green

March 22

B.T.N Federation Explained

Australia is a very unique country but it could have been a very different country. Like in 1642 a Dutch explorer Ayden Tasman discovered Tasmania so if stuck around we would have been speaking Dutch right now.

What we now call Australia wasn’t claimed until 1770 when cook claimed a big chunk for Great Britain. But it wasn’t Australia until a lot later. First the British set up colonies and by the 1850’s there were there were 6 colonies. Great Britain was the big boss of all of them. even if the colonies shared the same continent the still had their own defence forces and their own railway system. Actually back then you couldn’t even go from Victoria to Brisbane because the railway tracks were different.

After some time, the colonies decide that they wanted to join together to make 1 whole country. It would easier to control army that way and if they had the same track it would be easier to travel. The only problem was that the bigger colonies (new south wales and Victoria) were worried that they would have to supply for the smaller colonies but the smaller colonies were worried that the bigger colonies would start pushing them around. So the bigger colonies made a rule that each colony would have the same amount of senators to make it fair.

Then something extraordinary happened on the 9th of July 1900 Great Britain agreed to let the colonies go. on the 1 on January federation happened. But the Australia capital territory and the Northern territory were only added until later on. I understand that Australia had a hard time connecting together and making a country but then I also feel for the aboriginals because they weren’t a loud to vote in federation until 1962. why were the aboriginals only a loud to vote in federation until 1962?


recalls: red

understandings: green 

questions: blue

March 14

game reflection

This game was about the gold rush and how different people adapted to it.

I played with 2 different people to see how their lifestyle them. The first person I did was the British miner and the second person I did was the Chinese miner. The first thing I noticed was that the Chinese had a way harder life then the British. The Chinese were poor and had to go through multiple tasks to become a miner in Australia where with the British they didn’t have to through that much work to become a miner in Australia. When they actually got to the gold mine the Chinese got teased a lot about their race whereas the British fitted in nicely. I think this very un-fair that the Chinese are getting teased about how they look and how they speak. Now at the end of each game each person gets an amount of points which determines how they went in the game. The British miner got 200 points and the Chinese got 170 points. think that because the Chinese man was bullied and teased he didn’t get that far in life because he probably had low self-esteem. Whereas the British man did get far in life because he and everything well. Why did the people find it necessary to bully the Chinese man? Did it make them feel good?

recalls: red

questions: blue

understanding: green

personal opinion: orange

February 6

safer internet day webinar reflection

Today we watched a webinar about how to be safe on the internet. It was talking about the digital footprint and how people can figure out who you are. A digital footprint is what people put online and people can track them down with it. Like when you post a picture or put something on Youtube. If someone does end up finding you they could pretend to be someone else and and find out all your private stuff. That’s why you should always put your social medias on private. You should tell a trusted adult such as your parents or teachers. My goal is to have all my social media sites on private by the end of the day.