October 29

100 WC Week #34

 

My goal is to add show not tell to my writing.

The prompt is :…as the door slammed, I knew…

“Stop it’s mine!” I screamed.

“No it is mine” Shelly screached.  We were fighting over  the IPad a typical thing that we do every day. We were rolling around on the floor tring to grab it befroe the other did. When suddenly I said,

“You are a pig Shelly a mean nasty pig!” Shelly’s eyes bulded wide and staarted to fill up with water, her red cheeks fading.

She ran away and slammed the door to her room, and as the door slamed, I knew I had said the wrong thing.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 25

Aquarium visit – adaptions

This term we are learning about adaptions. On Wednesday the 24th of may. Our goal is:

‘living things have structural features and adaptions that help them survive in their environment.’

Saltwater crocodiles have adapted to our world. They blend into the water with their dark scales and they stay still in the water to blend into the scenery. Their scales are also used for protection as they are so tough that nothing can really harm it. To catch food they stay still until some form of food come close enough for in to attack, then it will use it’s big powerful jaws and teeth to devour it’s prey. Staying still also helps the crocodile to converse energy. This is how the saltwater crocodile has adapted to our world.

https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/

May 23

pie graph!

1-234kjcl – (click on this and see my graph!)

I chose a pie graph because I thought it would be easy to see the comparison of all the people and their wealth.

Original data:

% of worlds wealth held in 2005
Richest 10% -58.2
2nd Richest 10% -16.8
3rd Richest 10% -10.5
4th Richest 10% -6.5
5th Richest 10% -4.4
6th Richest 10% – 2.5
7th Richest 10% – 0.9
8th Richest 10% – 0.2
9th Richest 10% -0.1
Poorest 10% – 0

March 23

Aussie Federation BTN

Blue – Questions

Red – facts 

Green – understanding

In 1642 Dutch explorer Adan Tasman stumbled over Tasmania. If he had decided to stick around we would all be speaking Dutch! 😮 in 1770 Captain James Cook claimed a huge chunk of what we now call Australia for Great Britain.  In the 1850’s there were six different colonies. They all had their own defence strategies, trade rules and even Railway lines. You couldn’t travel from Melbourne to Brisbane without switching trains at least once because the railway tracks were different widths!

Soon the colonies started to think about joining together but they were still all curious. The bigger colonies like Victoria and New South Wales were worried that they would have to give the smaller colonies money if they joined together, and the smaller colonies were worried that the bigger colonies would have too much power. 

It is hard to create a new nation, the colonies could have tossed in and become 6 separate countries. It happened in America when it split in to Canada and The United States. In Asia, India had to fight a war before Great Britain gave it independence, then it split into a smaller India and Pakistan.

But things worked out better here, the more populated colonies made it easier by agreeing that every colony had the same number of senators so that they weren’t so outnumbered.

On July 9th 1900 Great Britain agreed to let the colonies go. January 1st 1901 federation happened and the colonies joined together to make a new nation! The Common wealth of Australia! 

But not everything was happy. Women couldn’t vote in federal elections until 1902 and most indigenous people couldn’t vote federally until 1962, they weren’t even counted in Australia’s population until 1971!

Why didn’t Adan Tasman stay in Tasmania?

I wonder why Great Britain decided to let the colonies go?

Now I understand how Australia was made and how it changed over the years.

 

March 21

100 WC Week #26

This week the prompt is – …but how can something so tiny…

Crunch! The dry, hard and crispy brown leaves exploded underneath my feet! The Autumn breeze flew past my face. The creature wriggled around inside the bag. I turned right and stopped in front of a great oak tree and placed the bag down. I ran back to my house. The next morning, I rushed back to the tree. The bag was empty but standing in front of me was a fully grown dragon!

But how can something so tiny grow so big over night?” I thought, the dragon flew off into the skies and was never seen again.

 

February 27

SRC speech 2017

 

Hi I’m Bridget I think that I should be nominated for SRC because:

I am quite responsible and I would remember to tell you what is going on around the school and the improvements we plan on making.

I am also very creative so I would be able to come up with fun and different fundraisers for everyone. One of my ideas is a treasure hunt. You bring a gold coin donation and you get to hunt around the school and find fake coins.

It sounds a little childish but it is really fun once you start looking. You can get awards for how many coins you find.

I would also share your ideas to the other members of the SRC group so that everyone’s ideas are included and we can put ideas together to create something new.

I am very confident and like to speak in front of audiences and I am not afraid to share my ideas and thoughts with others.

I will always be available if you have idea for an improvement or fundraiser. I will write it down and tell the SRC group as soon as possible.

This is why I should be nominated for SRC this year.

 

 

(I do not want to be in SRC)

February 16

First BTN – NZ Volcano

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2922956.htm this is the link 😉

Blue – Questions

Red – facts

Green – understanding

The BTN was all about the Volcano Mt Ruapehu in New Zealand:

The New Zealand volcano is called Mt Ruapehu and it is half way between Wellington and Auckland. It is the most active volcano in New Zealand. The last time the volcano was active was in 1953 on Christmas Eve when it knocked over a passenger train and killed 150 people! 😢  scientists placed sensors on the volcano so they could see if it showed any volcanic activity. I wonder how they can judge the volcanic activity if the sensors are on the outside? The volcano has a lake in it’s crater so when it erupts hot ash and water come tumbling down the mountain. It causes a mud flow called lahar.  I wonder how hot the ash is if the water is there to cool it? I wonder if the water even cools it?! If the water is in the crater how does the volcano erupt? It helped me understand how dangerous Volcano’s can be and what comes out of the volcano besides lava and rocks.      

February 11

Dear 5/6 A

Dear 5/6 A…

My name is Bridget and I am the oldest of three children.

My youngest brother’s name is Eli. He is four and is like a little Viking. He loves violence and sword fighting. He is very energetic and does cartwheels (or flips as he calls it) everywhere. In his spear time he plays Wii.

My other brother is called Sascha. He loves to read and talk. He likes to play Wii with Eli and is quite good at it.

In my spare time I like to read and do handstands and cartwheels. I go to cheerleading and I have learnt to do a back handspring. My favourite food is lasagne and my favourite book right now is When You Reach Me.

On the summer holidays I went to Brisbane to see my cousins. Then we drove down to Bundaberg to see my other cousins and my grandparents. We drove back to Brisbane and then to Mount Beauty. Every year we drive there and stay at one of the camp sites. We don’t have a caravan so we always stay in the same cabin.

 

It is called Nelse and my mum’s mum picked it out. We have stayed in there ever since.

When I am older I want to be a tennis player, netball player or a writer.

I can’t wait for camp this year! I am really adventurous so I was ecstatic when the teachers said it was an adventure camp.

I am really looking forward to trying new things and expanding my learning this year.

From Bridget