September 17

100 WC Week #32

The prompt is:…so, what lies ahead of…

I can barely feel my feet as I rush across the sand. I bolt towards the lake and jump into a canoe. I can see the others in the distance as they sprint across the sand. I look behind me as I near the middle of the lake. The signs say go around but I would be wasting valuable time. I row into the middle of the lake. The water is churning as I row faster. I speed up a tentacle reaches out of the water. It grab’s my canoe and pulls me under. So, what lies ahead of the lake… I don’t know.

September 10

100 WC Week #31

The prompt is: 

I was running. The kite was flying behind me. Suddenly I tripped. There was a hole, a huge hole, it was bigger than my foot but it was shaped like a footprint. I looked around. No – one was around this part of the park. I took another look at the footprints. I thought that they had been made from a long time ago because they had moss growing around the edges. I was worried. I grabbed some sand from the nearby sand pit and filled in the hole. I ran away from there as fast as I could never looking back. I never go to that park anymore but i’m not sure why.

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September 3

100 WC Week #30

The prompt is: … then suddenly it went dark…

The floor was creaking. It was following me! I ran faster. The marble vases and photos fell to the floor with a crash. It was catching up. I turned the corner into the living room and tried to get out the back door. It was locked. It was getting closer. I turned into the laundry and locked the door behind me. I ran into the parlor and locked that door too. I was trapped. The Landry door opened with a snap. He was right outside the parlor. The door crashed open and then suddenly it went dark…

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August 20

The prompt is: 

I was laughing like crazy! My flippers were jiggling up and down as Johnny the duck performed his latest trick.

“I shall now create a tornado in the pond!” he cried and started randomly swimming in slow circles. I jumped into the pond flicked my tail and started swimming in a speedy circle around the pond in a second I had made a animal swallowing tornado and he just had a slow current! I collapsed on the beach laughing again, as I watched Johnny swimming in circles I knew that this was going to be a slow day… and I was wrong.

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August 13

100 WC Week #38

The prompt is: Cushion     Scarlet     Annoying    Watered    Violin

There it was, the SCARLET globe! I was memorized and the whole room went black. The sweet sound of VIOLIN filled my ears and and felt like I was sitting on a velvet CUSHION! Suddenly the violins turned into talking, the velvet cushion turned into a broken patched up mattress and the darkness around me turned into light. I was in my dark cave that smelt like old cheese and an ANNOYING patch of sunlight streamed onto my face. The patched up mattress was cold underneath me. I stood up and WATERED my plants. This was going to be a normal boring day.

 

August 3

100 WC Week #37

The prompt is: …but then the flash made me…

“But Dad…”

“No buts! You blinked in the very important family photo that we only take once a decade!”

“Dad let me explain. I was all ready to take the photo. I was smiling and standing perfectly still in the very uncomfortable position you gave me to stand in… but then the flash made me blink because it was so bright and for a second I thought I was dead!”

“No excuses! Your grounded!”

“Dad it’s not fair! All I did was blink!”

“Go to your room… now!”

This is the worst day ever!

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July 30

100 WC Week #36

The prompt is: …when all of a sudden…

I saw my life flash before my eyes. They where coming closer. The swarm was huge! Why did I have to choose this bee hive? My parents were deathly allergic to bees… and so was I! I was getting tired of running and my legs were aching. I turned a right towards the Town Hall. The bees followed I turned left towards the Post Office. The bees followed. I was just about to give up …when all of a sudden… I fell. I fell down a porthole and into a pile of muck. The bees didn’t follow me then.

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July 24

100 WC Week #35

 

 It was weekend sharing and I was   informing everyone about the time I had at the fair.

“I was at the fair,” I said, “and all of  sudden… the horses jumped of the merry- go round!”

“Sounds  made up.” laughed Tim.

“I’m telling the truth. Look outside and the horses won’t be on the merry- go round!”

Everyone crowded around the window trying to get a look at the merry- go round.

“Look there are the horses!” Tim exclaimed.

I couldn’t believe it the horses where right there life-less on the merry- go round!

“Oh my god! Look!” Screamed Jamie. Everyone stared as the horses jumped off the merry- go round!

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June 30

Project reflection

 

Introduction

In term 2 our science topic was adaptations. We had to create a project on a desert animal that showed its adaptations and some facts. We had to create a model of the animal and conduct a science experiment. Our science experiment was if the darker the chameleon the hotter or if the lighter the chameleon the hotter. I was with Ebony and our project was on the Namaqua chameleon. One of our best achievements was when we created our model. It looked lifelike and amazing and we were really proud of it. We could of probably improved the painting because we used really dark colours and now it kind of looks like a bit of mud with eyes, legs, a tail and a tongue! Another achievement was researching the desert because we put a lot of time into it and I think that it turned out really well. We got lots of information packed into a paragraph and I think that it really influenced the presentation because it too is packed with useful information and I don’t think that it would have been the same if there was only a little bit of information on that page. It also met the brief on the rubric. Something we could of improved on would be giving that area more space and we had to squish it into three little columns also including pictures so I think that we really should of allowed more space for that information. I think that overall we achieved working above expectations because most of the stuff we achieved was in that category and that is where I think we are at. Three facts that I found interesting of surprizing were:

One – The chameleons tongue is twice as long as its body.

Two – The Namaqua chameleons can spread their toes!

Three – The Namaqua chameleon changes colour based on the heat

Two understandings I now have are:

One – I now understand that if the Namaqua chameleons couldn’t spread their toes they couldn’t survive in the desert.

Two – I now understand that Namaqua chameleons need a long tongue to catch their prey.

One wonder I still have is:

One – I wonder if there are any other types of desert chameleons?

Science knowledge

I have learnt that the growth and survival of a certain animal depends on the physical conditions of its environment. I have learnt this through the science research when we found out the answer to our experiment before trying it. At that time, we were contemplating two science experiments. If the darker the chameleon the hotter or if the lighter the chameleon the hotter or what would happen if you put a desert chameleon in the rainforest and vice versa. The blog post said that because the desert chameleon has adapted to the desert and the rainforest chameleon the rainforest the species wouldn’t survive if you switched them around.

Science enquiry skills

Questioning and predicting:

I have learnt to create questions that lead into a scientific investigation and I can predict what I think the finding of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules. I predicted what the findings of our science experiment might be and was incorrect. But I used previous experiences like when I measured the temperature outside and how hot a cup of water gets when you boil in for a minute.

Personal and social capability’s

Personal strengths have assisted me at school when I did this project because I am more – crafty then my partner and so I had the lead on most of the craft things and without my help we wouldn’t have completed the task. Social capability’s

What are the most important things I have learnt?

The most important things I have learnt are:

  • Working in partnerships and having to share the workload
  • Having to handle responsibilities all by myself and if I didn’t complete them I would let my partner down.

 

How did I learn it?

I learnt to work in partners because we were paired in partners for this task and we had to work together to achieve this task. I also learnt to share the workload for this same reason.

I learnt to handle responsibility’s by writing them on my computer desktop and whenever I turn on my computer I see them and get to work on them. I also found out that if I don’t try and remember what I have to do I automatically.

 

What am I going to with what I have learnt?

I will work in partners more often when possible and make shore to share the workload and tasks. I will use my method of writing on my computer screen to organize homework and other errands or chores.

 

Conclusion

All up I have learnt that the chameleons tongue is twice as long as its body, how the growth and survival of a certain animal depends on the physical conditions of its environment, I have learnt to create questions that lead into a scientific investigation and I can predict what I think the finding of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules, I have learnt about working in partnerships and having to share the workload and also having to handle responsibilities all by myself and if I didn’t complete them I would let my partner down. A goal I have for the next time I work in a group would be to contribute to the PowerPoint more because I did most of the stuff off the computer and Ebony did more of the stuff on the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 4

BTN Weedy sea dragon

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4671270.htm

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

1- Weedy sea dragons are near threatened but we hope that we can get them up to endangered

2 – To identify the dragons they are giving them a facial recognition to identify their unique patterns

3 –  global warming could be the problem

1- will we ever run out of sea dragons?

2 – will there be a new type of sea dragon?

1 – I now understand how endangered sea dragons are.

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