Here comes Isabelle in a glamorous and exotic dress coloured in pastel pink, mint green and vibrant pink and purple flower prints complimented with a fire red and baby pink flower headband. This dress is full of colour not to mention her shiny new bright pink shoes with a gold tipped bow on top. Her wide smile and earth brown eyes glinting as she sails down the runway with her strawberry blonde bouncy hair falling like a waterfall down her front and back. A real arty combination of accessories gives this dress top marks in my book. This elegant dress is powerful, eye catching and a great look whatever the occasion.
That’s right, today we had an Oaks Day celebration at school. What is Oaks Day at NGPS? Well, it’s where all the grade sixes dress up like they’re going to the races and they do a fashion show. I didn’t like it, my shoes gave me blisters and my dress was stabbing into my back. On the catwalk I felt funny, infront of our class, I was so nervous! If I did this again I would just wear a jumpsuit!
How did you feel on the day?
We had independent maths today, I decided to do multiplying to the power of. If you don’t know what that means it looks like this:
It’s where you multipy the big number by as many times as the value of the little number above it. It seems hard but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. I decided to make a video, but first we had to write a script, at first I thought I could rush it but I realised, I wouldn’t get the right facts! So I spent my time and got a good result. I found it hardest when I had to think up an easier question and harder question, I had to think if it would be good for a beginner or not. Here is a picture of my first go at multiplying to the power of and my script:
My script for my video
My practice at multiplying to the power of
Now I think I should practice it a bit more so I can get accurate. I will do this by practicing this the next independent maths and getting quicker with my multiplying to the power of. And also getting me accurate.
How are you feeling about multiplying to the power of?
Today we watched a video on BTN about two girls who went to a refugee simulation camp. They experienced what refugees experience. They had to change their names and they were on the run to Norway. I learnt how hard it was to be a refugee, I’ve seen it on the news but I never realised how hard it was. I am now wondering how tiring it must be to cross multiple borders in 24 hours! What are you wondering?
We read a book in class recently called The Rabbits by John Marsden. It was about the rabbits migrating to Australia and destroying our land. We had to choose a page and infer using the colours, illustrations and words. If you want to read it here is a link: Rabbits Video
Here is a pic of my inferring:
Yesterday we did 3 way conferences. You’re probably wondering what they are… They are just like Parent & Teacher interviews except the teacher isn’t talking to mum or dad till the end. We have to host it. You need to tell your parents something about each subject, ( Reading, Writing, Maths and Inquiry.) We had to write a script so we don’t say stuff like umm…. Uuuuuuhhhh… Here is my script:
Here is is a reflection of last night when I did it:
If I could fix anything about last night I would fix how quickly I talked as mum and dad said I talked as if I was being chased!
How did you feel?
We have just finished reading The Night They Stormed Eureka by Jackie French. It was a fantastic book it was educational, emotional and had action at the end. I would give it 12/10 because I was so into it I wanted to buy it for myself.
Here is a blurb/summary that I wrote:
Sam a homeless and unloved teenager finds herself in 1850’s Ballarat.
She joins the Puddlehams, who run the best cook shop on the diggings,
Who dream of a hotel in Melbourne.
By late November men and woman of mixed nationalities start rebelling for freedom.
Dreams will be crushed, hearts will be broken and the world never be the same.
Get ready for the Eureka Stockade.
Whenever we have a reading conference Miss C gives us these little cards with questions about our reading called Lit Sparks. My card said If you could give the main character of your book a gift that he/she would really appreciate, what would it be and why?
I would give Sam a family that loved her and cared for her because she decided to run away from her family because her mum didn’t care for her and her stepdad or someone bashed her up.
At the start I made a few predictions and now I will see if they are right/sort of right/wrong.
I predicted that Sam’s family member dies in the stockade, it was: SORT OF RIGHT.
I predicted the catastrophic event meant war, it was: RIGHT.
I predicted that she was living in the 1850’s, it was: SORT OF RIGHT
I still had lots of questions after the book but if I showed you all 12 of them you’d probably never live to see the Olympics. Here are three of them, if you don’t like spoilers don’t read these, here they are:
I wonder how Happy Jack’s dog came back to the 21st century with Sam?
I wonder if Mr. Puddleham opened the hotel that Mrs. Puddleham wanted?
I wonder how Mrs.Puddleham died?
I hope you enjoyed my blog post about The Night They Stormed Eureka by Jackie French, what was your favourite bit?
The Cover Of The Book
Some old fashioned sayings are hard to understand, as we all know. At camp we heard a lot of those. I’m going to dig deep and show you a meaning of one saying we heard at camp then a saying Confucius said.
Sovereign Hill Quote
“All that glitters is not gold.” Some people think it means gold is more valuable than anything. It actually means if someone looks good on the outside they might be bad on the inside. Everyone encounters someone like that in their life and it’s okay because you’re not the only one. If you can be nice you’ll always be gold even if you don’t glitter.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” Some people think this means when you fall you need to get up. It actually means we all will fail at some point or another. But true failure is only when we fail to get up. It also means you have to build a bridge and get over it.
Confucius From Biography.com
We all did info reports on what ever we wanted, easy huh? Wrong! One it was due in 2 days and we couldn’t research because we had to be experts. I did Welsh Mountion Ponies! Because I am an expert on them because I love them. When you read it it might be messy because it was edited!
Today we presented and I did pretty well here is my feedback:
Ever wondered about what’s in lightning? Ever wondered why you jump back once you’re hit? Do you want to know how to stay safe? Well, that’s is all in this article about lively lightning. Before we start please ask me anything else you want to know about lighting.
Lightning in general
Every body knows about what lightning is because everyone knows it comes in storms and can kill people and causes blackouts or turns electricity back on in a house. It can cause scare the live out of people with it’s partner of thunder. But something I bet you don’t know is what’s in lightning… Well it’s electricity but what’s in electricity?
From Horrible Science Shocking Electricty
Well, to just make it easier I give you this example there are atoms in every thing and electrons go around them and when it’s in the case of electricity the electrons travel around super super fast and they get super charged or over charged, which creates electricity.
Did You Know? Lightning is a giant electrical spark.
What should I do in a lightning storm?
Lightning or Thunder Storms are dangerous, really dangerous. If you get shocked it’s very dangerous but even though you should be able to live since most people survive from shocks don’t try it. If your teacher is shocked by lightning he would fly back because of the electrical force that the lightning put on him. If you’re driving in a car while there’s a lightning storm you’re safer than being outside a car because the lightning reflects off metal but don’t be close to a car! If someone is struck and there are puddles near him move out of the way because the electricity could passthrough the puddles and could shock you. If you ask me in a storm you should just stay at home.
Did you know? Benjamin Franklin did his famous kite and key experiment because
1. The kite would catch it and it would catch onto the key because it was metal.
2. To prove his theory on electricity.
As this is the end hope you enjoyed reading this and learnt a few things about lightning and how to stay safe. Please take this quizwww.onlineexambuilder.com/lightning-facts/exam-60750 . Thank you for reading! 🙂
Facts: Horrible Science: Shocking electricity. https://whatcauseslightning.weebly.com
Pictures: www.zmescience.com Horrible Science.
As part of the positive start program we are learning about getting along here is my pic collage: