Eureka!

We have just finished reading ‘The Night They Stole Eureka’. Here is my predictions before we read.
Here is what I learnt from this book. A wondering I have is why couldn’t they finish with the hotel or George or the trust account. It would have been more interesting.

Preps, here I come!

Our class is going to read to the preps. They will winge a lot if they haven’t seen the picture or heard what was on the page. Here’s the book I’m reading:

It’s just piranhas talking, not much. My goal is to read enthusiastically so the preps get engaged. Also I need to ask the preps questions.

Australia, Federation and I!

Questions from teachers. Yep, I have to answer questions on my blog. Just for the teacher.

1. Before federation, Australia was separated into 6 different countries.

2. Tasmania used to be part of Australia.

3. I have no idea who Henry Parkes is.

4. I think that the first attempt to make Australia a federation was rejected was because it was initially used for convicts and other federations thought it should stay that way.

5. What role did Alfred Deakin play in becoming a Federation? I don’t know who this man even is!

6. In what year did Australia become a nation? 1937 I think.

7. Who was Australia’s first Prime Minister? I’m not sure.

8. How did Federation impact on Indigenous people and Chinese migrants? It got them treated very badly.

9. What do you know about the Eureka Stockade? It was a rebellion against the troopers and miners because troopers were using the law to their will. It was led by one man in particular that I have forgotten the name of. It was placed in Ballarat.

10. What were some big events that have happened between 1901 and 1960? World wars 1 and 2. That’s all I know.

11. Who were some important people between 1901 and 1960? I have no idea who some important people were but I’m pretty sure there were some sport people.

Thats all I know about this. Just remember these might not be true. So don’t use these yourself. Meet me next time. Seeya!

I’m in the 1850’s

My class is going to sovereign hill, so we need a character to pretend to be. So these are the jobs I’m going to make my parents be.

Here is my father:

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A cart maker.

My Mother will be dead but used to be a housewife! No picture for her then.

Thirds? Why thirds?

This is so random! Why did they make it thirds? Oh, sorry. I was just expressing my feelings about the rule of thirds. The first thing that came to my mind is THIRDS! Just WHY! Well, if you want a good photo use the rule of thirds, it should be a grid.

“The rule of thirds” is when you have a grid of nine squares. The main part should take up six of these squares. When you look at it, it looks like a naughts and crosses grid.  The lines should line up with the middle pole or eyes or a pole.

These are the photos I took!

The first photo is of a bush I always went to in year one. I went there to be by myself. The hole aligns with an intersection on the grid.

The second photo is my favourite place right now, THE MAZE! I play tiggy in there. I think they need to make it harder though. It has no dead ends. It just joins up together. One of the poles align with a line on the grid.

WOW, that was a long post, but you got there in the end. Click on the tag for more posts.    See you soon and enjoy!

Learn with Henry and Amy!

Hey, why are the teachers reading us this picture story book? Hidden messages of course. Two years ago they read to us a picture story book called Farmer Duck. Well they’ve done it again with the book Henry and Amy! The EXACT same thing!

Henry and Amy is about two opposite personalities who meet and teach each other something. Henry is backwards and never does anything someone else would do, but Amy is the opposite. Everything she does is perfect. So they teach each other how to do the opposite of themselves.

One hidden message in this story book is to be yourself. If you try to be different you will never be happy with yourself or life. Be yourself, be happy, have fun! You could do something trying to be different, but you will do it better by being yourself.

My learning goal for this year is actually what I mentioned just above. BE YOURSELF! I’ve always tried to fit in with everyone else. Listening to this story has probably helped me. I’ve tried to be cool to fit in, but it just got me kicked out more. This year I’ll try to be myself and see where it gets me. Jamie out!

The News: Perseus’ story update!

On today: Perseus Panther is going to school for the time. He’s really scared when Jamie Jaguar came over and wanted to be friends. He thought that everyone was nice after that until he met this guy, Charon Culpeo. Jamie knew he was it in tiggy and ran. Perseus tried and tripped. I shouldn’t be telling you this. I wrote this book but didn’t finished it cause I had to much pages to complete in one hour.

I was doing my draft in my writing book. Mr A made me do my story on my iPad before I finished drafting. Now that I’ve finished on my iPad I need to do my pictures and print. I had a different story but I had to start all over again. I have a blurb that explains the start of the story to the problem.

Mr Andrea is my publisher. Now I have two prep buddies so I need three copies. One for me and one for each buddy. It’s really annoying but I did it in the end. Thank you.  Have fun reading!

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Perseus Panther woke up one morning. He remembered school and got scared. His father Perfect Panther came in and reassured him that he’d do fine.

He put his clothes on and Perfect Panther made his lunch. As he was getting to school, he got more nervous. When he got to his classroom, he walked to his teacher. Jamie Jaguar saw him and came over.

“Hi, I’m Jamie Jaguar” he said.

“I’m Perseus Panther” said Perseus.

Jamie became Perseus’ first and best friend. They went to Art and P.E together. At snack they joined Charon Celpeo’s game of tiggy.

After a while Charon became it. He started chasing Perseus who tripped and bruised his wrist.

“Are you ok” said Charon.

“Ahhhhhhhh” said Perseus who had started to cry.

“Take him to the sick bay” said Lily.

Everyone escorted him to the sick bay. The sick bay lady’s were really nice to Perseus. The ladys finished and Perseus went to his friends. They decided they’d play tiggy somewhere else.

Then they had reading in class.

Perfect Panther picked him up. Perseus was silent all the way in the car till they got home. Perfect started asking questions about what happened at school. Perseus told him everything. Perfect felt bad for Perseus, so he bought two medium burger meals from Baccas.

The next day, Perseus was cheerful again. He knew what he would do today. He would bring toys and board games to occupy everyone. At school everyone enjoyed the activities. They were all different from yesterday. Perseus was now friends with every preppie!

Kasariks Unimaginable Stories

Have you ever read “Stone Keepers”? Do you know who wrote it? Karlana Kasarik! She started writing because her daughter never finished her amazing stories. She made a competition with her. Whoever finished their story first wins. Her first story in the “stone keeper” trilogy is the chosen one. Each book is dedicated to one of her children. She has a problem though, she has a fourth child! Will she make a new series for him or not?

Enough about that… What I learnt from her is important. There has to be secondary characters in every story. They have to do something that effects the main characters. Seeds can be anything. She said a pencil on the floor could be one. It could have a secret message in it or be pointing at a secret room!img_2772

A plan is very important you could have an awesome story but get halfway through and not know what to write. You should also know your ending before you start. Editing is less important than planning. Still, it’s important. Sometimes you can print it 10 times and still miss something. Remember these tips. I’m not repeating them.

My Saturday Fun

Saturday, just thinking about it makes me happy. My family went to the Sunbury show. Why? I live in Gisborn, yeah but I used to live in Sunbury. My sister didn’t give up a dancing school when we left so she performed. Her act was ‘The Henry Twins and friends’.

We found some friends from Sunbury and Joram. We got some snow cones. My brother got an ‘ultimate Spider-Man’ show bag.  I got two plushies for twenty bucks. They were Toothless(how to train your dragon 2) and animal(the muppets).

My Aunt and my two cousins came too. The youngest tried dancing with her finger in her mouth. Her sister was to shy to do anything. We went to the park after and my sister and one of her friends came and occupied my cousins. After we went to ‘the station’ for some ice cream. My brother got a Nutella Donut with ice cream on top. We started playing in the playground and scaring my cousins. We finally left and said good by to my aunt.

Pictures and words ……. or not!

“A mud brown village hid at the bottom of the mountain. The mountain was night black with large spikes sticking out like stalactites. In the pitch black hole in the mountain lay a yellow fire dragon with a wrecking ball as at the end of it’s tail. The villagers wore night black suits and brought the weapons to the edge of the mountain.

The villagers shot at the dragon with sticks, string and stone. The dragons eyes glowed with anger. It shot out of the cave and attacked everyone in sight. The village was turned to flame. The villagers rushed to their buckets and went to the nearest lake and came back with the whole village on fire! They took three trips each to get all houses in steam without flame.”

This is my story. How did I write it. I didn’t! I drew it. (See below) If you haven’t read Mirror or Window, by Jeanie Baker you might not know that some books don’t have any words. Instead just pictures telling a story. I have not coloured all of it in so it’s mainly just red fire and blue water and blue parts of of the dragon. Everything is outlined in grey and everything is white with blue lines. The houses are squares and semicircles.

Here is what I drew:
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Here is what the dragon was based on:

This is the dragon I bought.

This is the dragon I bought.

Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod? What’s that? Oh, Scott and I did this competition. What’s it for? It’s a keyboard competition for more than one school to enter in. How do you enter? Search it up. My mum put me in it. You will need two songs to perform at the competition. I did the malagueña and beginners blues. Here’s the video of the songs I played.

How do you pronounce this competition. Es-ted-fed! That’s how you pronounce this word. I’m not kidding. The awards? Your meaning to say we’re supposed to get awards! Oh, well good cause we did. Participation, honourable mention and winners. I only got a participation award. Here it is. imageWhen was it? 3rd of September 2016! The director was Craig Trickey. Adjudicator is Barbara Cresswell. At the Victoria Keyboard Academy. This is the sign of the competition.image

That’s all folks!

Lava and plastic don’t mix, or do they!

Lava and plastic, they don’t mix. Lava melts plastic. Well, how did they make lava lamps. They should of used plastic before putting it in mettle after(which still melts). You know, I found out how they’ve done it. It’s not real lava!

Edward craven walker made the lava lamps out of something else. Water oil and tablets. Oh, you’ll also need food colouring. Back than they didn’t call them lava lamps though. They called them Astro Lamps. He died when he was at war with cancer in the 1990’s.

Wanna know how to make one? Here it is: 1. Fill 1/4 of a plastic bottle with water. 2. Add a few drops of food colouring of your choice. 3. Tilt the bottle to the side and pour in some corn oil. 4. Set the bottle upright and let it set for 10 to 15 minutes. 5. Add two alka-seltzer tablets and you’ll have a fabulous, amazing, astonishing, stunning…….. LAVA LAMP.

This is hard, but not the hardest. We had to make a poster. This one is mine. imageI’m sure it’s an A3 page.

We needed all the info so this is the website I used. This website gave me heaps of information that I needed to use.image

 

On the day I had to stand for two hours. 48 or 49 people came to my table and all of them said mine was interesting loved it. This is the explanation:

If your scared, don’t worry. It’s not real lava. Its chemicals trying to mix. It makes bubbles float up making the effect of lava. The water has a higher density (the degree of compactness of a substance) then the oil, so as the water sinks, the oil sits on top. Cause of their densities, they’ll never mix.
The tablets will get stuck in the water and dissolve. This will generate carbon dioxide bubbles that float to the top. The food colouring makes everything visible to the eye. If we didn’t use food colouring, we wouldn’t see the bubbles float up so it will be a useless lava lamp.

Here is a video I used. img_2667. That’s the end of my speech. Good day.

 

 

Exhausted with sweat

T.O.M. Tournament of minds. 20th of August. Maths and engineering. Mr Bell, or teacher. Make a machine for the post. That’s none of the details. It’s just what we did. Here is the details.

Tournament of minds is a competition for schools to get different teams to compete. We were maths and engineering. We called ourselves……The innovation company. When I say we, I mean: Scott, Luke, Angus, Connor, Zac and myself of course. Mr Bell helped us through out the whole thing, well, except the spontaneous task. Yes, another competition for the competition.

The spontaneous challenge was short term. You had a picture, in this case a face on stairs, and had to write down what it could also be, or this what it could lead to, with your team.

The long term challenge was make a machine for the post. BUT…… it had to measure golden ratios. Ours was the golden post 2000! We measure the papers, if it isn’t right it goes in a “stabilised black hole”, if it’s ok it gets to the “universe”.

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Books on Doors

It’s book week! Hurray. This is amazing. Actually it’s next week, so can’t get excited yet.

We’ve checked every door in our fabulous school and had to get a favourite. It’s a close call so here it is. 3rd place, Guess the baby! 2nd place, Bully on the bus. First place, the one and only, The BFG! imageWell, the criteria is: you had to like the book, know what book it is, be creative, be unexpected and the kids had to have something about them.

This door had people’s writing in the jars the BFG uses. It’s creative cause they’ve made the BFG body with what he eats and drinks and a pen in his hand. It was really unexpected because as you can see its huge for children to do.

I like this book cause the person is creative with where the Giants come from and how they talk. Also what they eat, drink and how they’re different.

If you want this class’s blog here it is.

Living skulls!

Skulduggery Pleasant is a book. I’m reading one. Literally. I’m reading the first book. It’s about a girl named Stephanie. She gets attacked and gets saved by Skulduggery, who kept an eye on her since her uncle died. She calls herself Valkyrie Cain and goes to save Skulduggery after him being captured by serpine’s minions, the hollow men.

Serpine is an evil man that killed skulduggery when he was a man. Then he tries to kill him as a skull. The Elders are the most magic men and women in the magical world. The sent cleavers to help get skulduggery back. Cleavers are super warriors. They’re really strong, fast and strategic.

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Sci-Fi

What’s Sci-Fi? Sci-Fi is Science Fiction! Science Fiction is a story that might have some future science in it. We call it Sci-Fi. I’m writing one this week.

Mine is about a human (Jaydon Bisok) who is tested on for something new. He gets lion cells in him so he turns into a human lion.

He gets hunted down by a robot army called Robo Soldiers. One Robo soldier (LK965) gets shot down while helping Jaydon. Jaydons being tracked and has to rebuild Luke (LK965).

Will Jaydon help Luke without being tracked! Find out in the actual story.

Arthur Phillip, The Biography

Arthur Phillip was a commander on the first fleet. He sailed 11 ships to Botany Bay to make a colony in Australia. People said he had salt water in his veins from the day he was born.

Arthur Phillips death was bad for the colony. He had lots to do for he was the first governor of Australia. He was thought to have committed suicide. He got a grave, but his remains were lost while being buried.

Before being the governor, he was the commander of the first fleet. He was told to take 11 ships to Botany Bay. There he was elected to be the governor to help the convicts make a big country. Before anything, he was supposed to spy on France. He looked at all build ups. Normal, military, and the sea build ups.

Arthur was very young when his father died. It was 1739 when it happened. Arthur Phillip found out and went to live at an orphanage. He started sailing at age 12. As he grew up, his skill escalated.

Arthur also had two wives. Margaret Charlotte Denison was his first. She was a women of means. She was born in 1722. Her death was in 1792 at Bala, Gwynedd, U.K. She was 70.

Next arthur married Isabella Whitehead. She’s over ten years his junior. This women was born in 1873. She was listed as head of household in 1881.

Arthur Phillip died back at England. When they got to Botany Bay and set up camp, they found aboriginals. The aboriginal tribe helped to make their houses, but they weren’t treated with fairness, so they attacked the now bigger colony. Phillip decided that the tribe should be left alone. The colony finally found peace on Australia!

Captain…………… Arthur Phillip

Hi guys,

Soon we will be a character from when people started coming to Australia. I have chosen to be Arthur Phillip! He was an explorer in the first trip to Australia. He lived in London. Here’s more info:

Captain Phillip was a British naval officer who founded the first permanent European settlement I Australia (life: 11 October 1738-1814 31 August). Arthur commanded the “Sirius” the flagship of the first fleet (the eleven ships that carried the first European settlers from Portsmouth, England, to New South Wales, Australia). The First Fleet was commissioned by Thomas Townsend, Viscount Sydney, and sailed Botany Bay on May 13, 1787. Phillip was a far-sighted governor who soon saw that New South Wales would need a civil administration and a system for emancipating the convicts. But his plan to bring skilled tradesmen on the voyage had been rejected, and he faced immense problems of labour, discipline and supply. Also his friendly attitude towards the aborigines was sorely tested when they killed his gamekeeper, and he was not able to assert a clear policy about them. The picture below will take you to another site for more info.image