September 2017 archive

Behind The News 12

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4420100.htm

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Summary = purple

Facts = blue

Understandings = pink

Question = green

This video wwas about clean up Australia day.

In 1989 we had the first clean up Australia day. 40 000 people turned up that first year and it has now become the biggest community based environmental event. 2016 was the 25 anniversary on when schools pitched in to help. I now understand how important clean up Australia day is. I also understand who created clean up Australia day. Where do the most people chip in to clean up Australia?

100 word challange 14

Prompt: …so, what lies ahead of…

Link to prompt: https://100wc.net/week1-18/

Story:

We were playing netball at lunch and the ball was being passed around to Ellie, Sophie, Bell, Luna then it was passed to me but instead of catching it just hit me on my arm. The next couple of minutes were unclear to me the Luna said “Kate are you ok?” “I’m fine,” I replied “Can I watch you play just until my arm feels ok?” “Yes we would not make you play,” so what lies ahead of me is unclear but I know I want to keep playing netball. Who knew I would become a professional netball player.  

Historical Fiction – A long way from home

In class we have been learning about history in Australia and England in about 1788. We also wrote a historical fiction based in this time. Below is my story. also click here to hear me read my story:

A long way from home

“Where’s mother?” queried three year old Isabell. “She will be home just after noon, father on the other hand will not be home for several hours.” There was a knock at the door and Sarah rushed to the front door “We are back from the market,” called a voice. Sarah heaved open the squeaky wood door. One girl and four boys walked in “Good afternoon Julia, Charles Michael and George,” Good afternoon they all replied back.

Julia was just about to turn 10, Michael just turned 5, George was 8 and Charles was 19 one year older than Sarah. “How was work?” Sarah asked Charles as she walked Isabell in to the kitchen. “Well working at a blacksmiths is hard, but it has its rewards,” he said. Sarah had made an apple pie with the apples off the tree.

“George did you forget to pick up the carrots for the stew?” Sarah asked “Yes I did,” he replied, “but I can go and get them with the money I earnt today.” George ran down to the market but instead of paying for the carrots he just took it and ran home.

There was a loud knock at the door Sarah was confused George was already home who could it be. She heaved open the door. A police officer was standing there “Hello mam we think one of your sons has stolen some carrots who would this be?” “I don’t have any sons,” Sarah replied, “but I do look after my brothers and sisters.” George trudged to the front door “I’m really sorry I did not mean to steal,” said George. Sarah stood there in shock. “Well I’m afraid you will have to go to go to court,” the police officer replied

Charles and Sarah took George to court early the next morning.  They left Julia in charge. When her parents asked where George was Julia told them the whole story of how George sole carrots. The whole family was anxious to see what would happen to George.

Meanwhile Sarah, Charles and George where waiting for his court session to start then a voice called “George Ivit” ,and all three of them walked into an large oak wood  room. A man showed George to a seat then showed Sarah and Charles to seats which looked to be commentators seats. “George Luke Ivit age 8 is this correct?” asked the judge. “Yes,” George replied. “Did you steal 4 carrots valued at 8 shillings?” asked the judge. Yes George replied again. This felt like forever to Sarah but it ended at “Guilty seven years transportation!”

Several months passed since George had been sent on the first fleet to Australia. The whole family was heartbroken, so they wrote a letter to him even though they knew it probably would not make it. The letter said:

Dear George,

 We hope you are going ok in Australia. We all really miss you and hope you are doing well. We can’t wait for you to come home. Have you got their yet? Is it a nice place?

Love always,

Mother father Michael Charles Isabell Julia and Sarah 

The family tried to have a normal life the next 7 years, but to them it was nearly impossible waiting for him to come home.

Behind The News 11

Link to BTN:  http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3809197.htm

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Summary = purple

Facts = blue

Understandings = pink

Question = green

This video was about using technology before bed.

Sleep works by a part of your brain acting like a clock which detects the brightness of light. When it’s dark your brain tells another part of your body to realise melatonin which makes you sleepy if there is lighter your body reduces the amount of melatonin. it is important to sleep well so we can concentrate learn and remember. I now understand why we should not use technology before bed. I also understand how we sleep and why we need sleep. Who found out that technology interrupts our sleep?

100 word challange 13

Prompt: 

Link to prompt: https://100wc.net/week47/

Story:

I was walking through the park and I saw two large footsteps and one smaller shoe. I wondered what had made the foot prints and where the shoe came from. I continued my walk through the park. On my way I saw a young boy making large foot prints with what looked like a piece of wood taped to his shoe then I thought that was what made the two foot prints but what left the shoe. I continued my walk again, then I spotted it the last piece to my puzzle, a girl walking without one of her shoes.