Maths and Literacy, Apples and oranges.
In the BTN clip the news reporter exclaimed that the rhino’s were dying so that the poches could get their horns. But then they thought of an idea: To make them go to sleep, then cut off their horns. Also horns can be sold for sixty thousand dollars and can be used for medicines in Chinese or Asia.
I think that it’s cruel enough to even cut off their horns. I’ts better that there not killing them, but their horns are one of the main things of the rhinos. It made me wonder about the french revolution where they cut off 40,000 heads. What type of medicine/potion makes them sleep? I feel that they’re being cruel. But it does’nt remind me of anything that’s happened to me.
For maths we have been working on a map of our school.
We started looking at maps of universities a couple days ago, then looked at what we needed to include and what would be nice to include.
Then we started on our drafts by reference of the maps that an architect did of our school. I’ve just started on my good copy of my map so hopefully I’ll finish it.
We are also working on geography and mapping as a sub – topic for the Olympics. So it’ll help with that.
I learned that a good way to do it is to look at the scale and double the size from Mr. Larkin. I found the map hard as I’m not good at drawing but Mr. Larkin’s idea helped me alot with the project. I think I find mapping and geography much easier now.
For Literacy we have 3 workshops a week and a rubric to get through.
The three types of workshops we do is reading, writing and blogging workshops.
Blogginq workshop: We did two tasks, those tasks were
1. We had to add to our big idea page of what we have been doing this term for the Olympics.
2. An 100 word challenge on why you think school is so important.
Writing workshop: We looked at a book called window and then after we described what you would see, hear, feel and all that in the picture without saying where you are. These things are called adverbs.
Reading workshop: We read a writing text, then it asked us 4 or 5 questions. Say one of the questions were was mum angry when she ran out of petrol, how do you now that? So look at the text and it says ” The car suddenly stopped and she beeped the horn loudly. It won’t say “Mum was angry so she beeped the horn”. I think it’s called inference.
Plus for the rubric I’m almost done, I’ve just got a couple to go.
I have learned a thing called adverbs this week. I have herd it before, but didn’t really know what it was. I also found the reading workshop easy because I have already had practise on inference.
In 5/6 we did a chain stoy, this is mine:
It was Saturday, my Mum was yelling at me to stop watching and have my breakfast. I was waiting for my for my favourite show. Right now I have a reputation as a really lazy boy after watching TV after all Saturday and Sunday.
My name’s Patrick and I’m the best person at being lazy. Lazy is my middle name I tell everyone. All I do is sit and watch T.V I’m really fat! My Mum wants me to lose weight but I can’t be bothered. My Mum is Jennifer Hawkins and My Dad is Brendon Fevola. My mum’s a model and my Dad’s a footballer, he got moved from Carlton to the Brisbane Lions. My family has a bad reputation.
I let out a large belch “MEEEEERrRRPP” “Patrick! That’s disgusting” says Mum . ” I hate to think who is your role model”. I reply ” who needs a role model?” ” I should be able to do what I want when I want”. My sister walks in the room, my parents love her so much. ” Maybe if you had a role model like me, people would like you. I mean Taylor Swift is just the best role model ever, she is just so amazing!”
I grown,all my sister ever talks about is Taylor Swift, all day everyday. Anyway, back to me “Mum I’m hungry, bring me some breakfast” I say before Mum replies saying ” No, Patrick get out here right now and have your breakfast in here like a family”. ” Uugh, it’s too far” I say in a groaning voice “Don’t let me get the carrot Patrick.” I got ready for school and I told my Mum I’ll be fine to walk by myself but I didn’t want to go to school so instead I stopped at the Ice cream shop and pigged out on ice cream.
I ate all the ice cream and the owner yelled ” Hey you, are you going to pay for all of this”? ” Nope” I replied and ran away to the Pizza shop and I ordered 1 of everything and pigged out on pizza ” Oh no I’m late for school, oh well who gives a rats tail” Just as Patrick was about to walk out the door the owner yelled ” Are you going to pay for that” Then I replied ” Sorry brah but NO! He started chasing me down the street but I had a diversion!
I opened a cake and evil pork chop doctors swarmed all over the man, and when they went away there were only bones. He ran into a big fat walvys and it said ” You shall not pass!” In a magical voice. But I just ignored it and went around it! What a day.
It was Saturday the 20th of May and in a couple hours I’ll have a disastorous first choire. This is what happened. A couple days ago at school we had auditions for the lead singer of a concert to raise money for our school, they said that the winner would be sent an email.
So on Saturday my freind Meg came over and exclaimed ” I am the lead singer of the singer of the concert”! I was flabbergasted. So at the concert we sang her first song, Meg walked on staged, the noise was terrifying but I had to go with the tune, It was a disaster.
One week ago, the grade five’s and I went to camp wilkin in Anglesea. These are the things we did:
I got there at 10:00 in the morningwith a handful of things. when we got there, we went to a hall which was our home base.
A guy who worked at the park told us every thing about the park. There was a tennis court, a basketball court, a volleyball thing, a giant chess & checkers set plus a couple playgrounds.
But first we went to the park and did some activities. We did Bush walking, Bush art, Fishing and canoing.
The first one I did was bush walking, we went to a couple green lakes and into some mud.
The second activity that I did was fishing. For fishing we had rods, it was my first time fishing. The fish was too small to take the whole prawn, they only took little nibbles off.
But some people did catch fich like a guy called Fin and a girl called Lily.
The third activity was bush art, I did frankenstein, made of bush. Bush art was quite cool, I liked other peoples bush art because it was very bush arty.
The last was canoing, I was in the boat with Fin, canoing was the best of all because we had to go under a bridge, and the bridge was really low so we had to lie down in the boat. It was a really tight squeeze.
For dinner that night we had schnitzel. The only bad thing was that I was apart of a group called duty group taht had to help clean up that day.
For breakfast we had a choice of six different cerials and oats. They also had toast with flavours and juice.
The first activity I did that day was bike riding, bike riding was tough sometimes when we went through the mud and grass.
The second activity we did was initiatives. In initiatives we had to work as groups or a group to get past and workout things.
The third and best activity I did for day 2 was the high ropes. At the high ropes we got let up 8 meters up with harnesses and ropes. At the start I thought that I couldn’t do it, but then I got through it.
The last activity I did was the rock climbing wall. We had two people at the bottom pulling and the other person climbed. On one of the walls there was a tiny bit that was loose, and it took a while for me to get past it.
For dinner that night I had a type of pasta.Also that night we had a type of pasta for dinner. Then an hour after dinner we had a disco.
The disco was really cool and played good music, even lady gaga was there(someone dressed up as).
On day 3 my cabin mates and I slept in to about 7:25 until the teacher walked in and said ” 5 minutes to Breakky”. He was suprised to see that we were still asleep since the rest have been up to 5:30 doing things in their cabin.
A while after breakky we got started on the final activities.
First one was the flying fox.Which you were in a chair and went pretty fast, then at the end you just went BANG and flung up like a rollercoaster.
Second was archery, I hit the board once, but didn’t get in the circle. A girl called Lily got red. They were only plastic with wood though.
Third and second last was low ropes. we had to go through heaps of challenges like the high ropes, but the ropes were really close to the ground.
The last one of all was bush cooking. We cooked doh through camp fire. Then added margarine and it tasted really nice.
After everything we had a barbeque with burgers and sausages, had some free time then went home.
My favourite thing over all was the high ropes because it was a challenge for me to do it.
I also thought that the food was really good.
Bed time -We went to bed any time we liked before 10 and it was lights out at 10. We got up at 7:30 to go to breakfast.
I give the camp 9 high ropes out of 10.
“HANDY MAN, HELP” screamed a lady who was being kidnapped. A superhero called the handy man had been saving people in Hanville for quite a while now. The handy man flew as fast as a rocket to a rooftop of a building which the kidnapper was about to through the lady off. “AAAAAAAH” screamed the lady again when she got thrown off the building.
She closed her eyes but then felt the ground... softly. The citizens saw the hand man swoop past and fly away.” Tremendous” said a man, “Amazing” exclaimed a woman.
At a science class of a school called Hanville high, Jonny Harn talked a million words a second explaining how he turned water into steel with a couple things. “ Thankyou¸ for your excellent explanation on whatever it was” sarcastically said the science teacher. Jonny Harn likes Natalie. Jonny went up to Natalie and shyly asked if she wanted to go to his place tonight and she said yes.
That night at Jonny’s place they were talking about the science project, when Jonny went to heat up the fire but then his glasses fell in. Jonny suddenly turned around without thinking, but then Natalie saw that Jonny was the handy man...
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I stood on the new balcony, I was scared, I had great horror. This is how this happened. About a month ago Mum and Dad talked about moving houses, they said I'd love it. Then suprisingly, I saw some of the paperwork and saw that it was $500, I didn't see the house.
I was smiling in my room, my friend on skype told me a funny joke. Suddenly my Mum and Dad came into my room, they said pack your bags. We were going, at 7:00 at night, the worst day of my life, worst day of my life.