May 23

Herald Sun

A huge rift is opening in Africa! In 50 million years Africa will be split in two! All of the people are taking photos next to it but it may be no laughing matter. What will the people of Africa do when their continent is split apart. Will they abandon the part of Africa that splits off? I understand that a few people could fall down the trench if they’re not being careful enough.

May 23

100 word challenge

I walked to my soccer game at the park just 6 houses down the road. We were supposed to play the best team in the competition and I did not want to mess up today. When I got to the park everyone was there and we started the game immediately. We played as hard as we could, but at halftime, we were losing 5-2. The coach told us that we were diving in to get the ball and pressure the player instead. But then I kept diving in and we ended up losing 5-4. The coach told me that I had to stop diving in but I said, ” But I didn’t understand the instructions! “

May 22

Reflection for online privacy

I learned that privacy is about controlling your online world. Scammers can use cute puppies to lure people into giving them money. They can also get you to pay money by pretending that they have a company and that they have a 50% off deal. You need to have secure passwords on your games or apps otherwise the hackers will give you a virus. 12% of young people have been experiencing fraud or having a virus.  You can protect your software by having strong security systems and strong passwords.

May 16

100 word challenge: magical animal

Mud shifted beneath the river bed. A huge creature with the body of a crocodile and the head of a lion. He shook his mane to get the water out. He lived in Metsotopia. He was extremely territorial and roared at every animal who tried to drink from his water hole. He lived alone and lived off killing the barracuda and whatever animal was stupid enough to come near him. His sharp teeth were able to tear through flesh as easily as a knife cutting through butter. Everything left him alone for fear of being his next meal.

May 16

Herald Sun: Kids News

Volcanoes have been erupting in Hawaii. All of the locals have had to gather their pets and leave. The lava there can get up to 1150 Celsius!! Are there more volcanoes around the erupting around now too? Are there more active volcanoes in Hawaii? I understand that most of the volcanoes ore in the Ring of Fire. 

May 9

100 word challenge: when did it arrive?

I was inside my parent’s house. It was very boring. I was so bored I decided to look out the window. Outside the window was Godzilla tearing up skyscrapers!” When did it arrive?” I said. I ran out the back door to see if it was still there. It was. I couldn’t believe it. Then, the army came and used their AK-47s to blow Godzilla to bits! I couldn’t believe that either! I came back into the house just as mum was walking through the door. I told her how I saw Godzilla getting blown up, but of course she didn’t believe me.

May 9

Herald Sun: Kids News

Lightning strikes in Victoria are making bushfires. Also, a tropical storm hit Darwin and a mahogany tree crushed someone’s house! There is also another big bushfire in New South Whales. How powerful was the tropical storm? Where in Victoria did the bushfires affect? I understand that bushfires can be caused by someone just dropping a cigarette.

 

light green: facts

blue: questions

dark green: understandings

May 2

100 word challenge

The Gravedigger frantically groped at the earth trying to get at the jewels lying beneath King Charles’s feet. he used his shovel to hack slowly away at the tough earth. He could see the lanterns of the nightwatchmen swinging about in the dark and remembered he didn’t have much time, so he went faster. The misty air curled about his feet, making it hard to see as he finally broke through to the body and jewels below. Eyes wide with excitement, he grabbed the jewels and was off. He had just run a few meters when he heard someone shout, a gun went off and his body jerked as the bullet tore through his skin, crimson blood filling the air. Then, there was silence.

May 2

BTN: Ring of Fire

This BTN was about the Ring of Fire. It showed some earthquakes that caused tsunamis in Samoa & Indonesia. They showed that there is a ring around North America and Aisa. That is where lots earthquakes and volcanoes happen. Do lots of earthquakes happen around other parts of the globe too? Does Australia get lots of earthquakes as well? I understand that most of the earthquakes that happen are in the Ring of Fire.

 

Green: facts          Red: questions           Blue: understandings

 

April 24

100 word challenge: Bronze legs

I think that native tribesmen came and made these legs. They must have worked all day and all night to bring the bronze back and forth between their village and the giant legs. They made the legs because they wanted to have something to pray to. It must have been the god of long legs. That particular trib must have a connection with the god of long legs. Every night they would dance around the legs and then at the end they would pray, then go back to the village. The legs have been there ever since.