August 26

100wc, week #45

it was fine until we where there!

we walked in.

it was not to scary.

we entered further.

my friend whispered to me,” go left “. that was where the scary old Halloween things where.

we turned left, as soon as we shut the door. we where enclosed by darkness. a small LED candle flickered on.

followed by another, and another, until there was a path of candles leading us on.

until… something…black…tall…and…quite…real. jumped!

…as it came rushing towards us we… fled! we bolted out and into the cool dark glow of the moon.

we stared at each other…

“never, again!”

August 19

My Forever Home
By Gail

I wander along the road miles from where I used to call home. I had been booted out just once too often and was now on the look out for a place I could be comfortable living in forever.
I scavenged food for weeks before finding myself the perfect spot.
No one in sight, just plenty of birdlife, magnificent trees and mountains of bush. This is home, I thought, the minute I laid eyes on it.

My very first adventure in my new home was to climb to the very top of the highest tree and look out.
Wow, I thought, a sea view. I had found my favourite spot. This would be my daytime spot.

That night it started to rain. Just a shower at first, but then it got quite heavy, so I ran towards an old water pipe. Wow this is the life, favourite tree, cosy bedroom. What more could I ask for. The best thing was there was no one to bug me.

I had to walk around at night to get food for myself. People left food out at their back doors and I knew exactly where to go and find it. That was always in the middle of the night. If they saw me there in the day time they would tell me to go away. I guess they didn’t want a scruffy thing like me messing up their uppity seaside neighbourhood.

I don’t know how long I had been there but one morning I awoke to big bangs right by my bedroom. I came out yawning and stretching to find machinery there digging the land. No one took any notice of me. They just kept on digging and in the process destroyed my bedroom.

Every morning I was woken by the same noise but I refused to leave. This is my home and they aren’t going to move me on, I thought. I would just climb my tree for the day and watch. It was all very interesting and I had no idea what they were doing.

Then a very big red truck arrived and it had plenty of wood on it. After a few days they had built a viewing platform for me. I now had a massive bedroom underneath the platform.
Wow, could my life get any better?

After the platform was erected some people came. They were taking photos so I jumped up on the platform and posed for them. They had a young boy with them and he came down to see me. He sat down by me and told me I had very big ears. How insulting. But he seemed nice and I heard his mum saying that I looked hungry. Soon after they left and came back with some food for me. It was really nice food.

As the weeks went by the platform grew and a roof went on. It had become a house. I would sit on the roof and look out to the sea. What a life. It had three flights of stairs and the same family came two or three times a week and every time they bought food for me. I really liked them and missed them when they weren’t there.

Then something huge happened, A big truck arrived with furniture and they started bringing it into my new house. I wondered what was happening at first. Then I saw the family.
The mum came in with a big comfortable looking box with a fluffy blanket in it.
I knew when the family all stood and looked at me that they wanted me to get inside the box. I jumped right in. Wow, I thought, I have a nice kind family. They all moved in that day.
Of course I rule the roost, after all, I was here first, but I have no complaints. They have become my forever family. I am now a lot bigger so my ears don’t look too big anymore and I have a best friend. The young boy who came to play with me on the platform two years ago. His name is Ethan.
I sleep on his bed every night and if I go outside in the cold he worries about me.
I hear him at the door calling for me. “Come on Sammie, here puss puss puss. Come in, it’s cold outside.” And when he arrives home every afternoon he picks me up and cuddles me. He is worth purring for.

 

Phisical:

sammie is a cat who was a stray and was adopted my a family moving to his perch next to the sea side.

Intelectual:

sammie is , as I believe , an average cat. He likes cuddles and nature, and can’t keep in his adventurouse , or cuddly spirt.

Emotional:

i belive that sammie is a kind and optimistic soul and is like an average cat, cuddly, adventurouse and parcialy ferousouse.

social:

i think that sammie is social cat. Because he was searching for a place he could call his own, and he enjoyed the company of the family, though he does like his independance as many cats do, because he told us that he enjoyed that there was no one at his new home.

Philosophical:

sammie obviously sees that life can be harsh but you can have luck and he enjoys life now.

 

Thanks for reading my reflection on this story, stay colourful!🌸💜🦄😀🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱

August 15

100wc week44

sealie.

yes walrus.

have you herd the joke about the penguins?

no. no i have not.

here it is then.

one day a zoo transporter was transporting puienguins. and the truck broke down, it was a hot day. so he was worried about the puienguins. thats when a hippie drove up to him and said that he could help. ” please take these pueinguins to the zoo! “

“sure thing!” the hippie answered ” here is some money just to say thanks.”

so the hippie drove off with the penguins,

later that day the truck driver saw the man with the penguins!

” what are you doing!!!” the driver said.

the hippie answered: ” well we went to the zoo so now we are going to the movies”.

did you like it sealie?

hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahah!!!!

August 8

100wc week#43

that was annoyingi am listening to a quite watered violin and i am sitting on a prickely scarlet cushion!, i hate! HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE!!! stupid music recitals!! its not even the real thing! and i can tell you now that only 20% of these recitals are actualy music! why did i sign up to be a music critic for the anual concert!!! oh. now i remember, i was not myself that day… i had a cold and i was distracted with the little sparkels on my shirt, i thought they meant actual music! not this ecscuse  for music!!

August 6

Steamed windows

A theme in this was loss, deafness, and friendship I saw the theme of loss when she said she enjoyed music but she could not listen to it anymore, another one was just the whole topic of deafness and how that effected her, And friend ship was when she and jade where drawing on the steamed windows

The author is saying that there are deaf people out there and we need to respect that they are deaf and that we should be more open to them and try and learn sign language.

i See this when made and alexia are trying to have a conversation because that a board and they can’t have proper convo because she can’t hear anything.

and there a people out there who are deaf and they have either been deaf since birth and never hard a sound or they tragically lost their seance of hearing. On thing that I have that is a connection is that my dad told me that he had a friend and that that friends perants where deaf so my dad just Learnt OZ lan. Another I have is that Bridget and I saw some deaf people communicating with funny hand movements so we tried out speaking on sign language and now we both know the OZ lan alfabet.

It’s the only thing, if I really, really listen I can sometimes hear it, but it’s quiet, muted. It’s like its playing, softly inside a sound proof room and I’m outside the door, sitting and straining to hear

That is a copy from the story steamed Windows and here we have  quite a good representation of figurative language

see here it say that it’s like  and when it says this it’s usually comparing it to something.

It paits a picture that she longs to listen to music but she can never quite get enough of it. And this is true, as human beings we like to listen to music because it expresses fealing.

 

a repeating pattern in this story is that she often has to sat that she is deaf and that she thinks that she can’t do anything anymore because she can’t listen to her passion. And humans enjoy music because it expresses what they understand and their opinion and music is the perfect way for us to relax or get ready for a party or just gentry shake up the mood with a pop song off Spotify.

 

one thing that the author says about the theme is that she woke up from amnesia and felt quite stressed that she could see people talking but she could not hear them.  And that people take there senses for granted

If I was alexia I found freak out and start screaming!!! I lov listening to things and I think that my life would take a downfall if I could never listen to music. And I won’t take my senses for granted any more, I truly think I am blessed that I can listen a feel and see and taste and smell!

i think people would agree with this because it would be truly scary to have hearing one minute and not the next minute!

 

http://libbysclass.global2.vic.edu.au/files//2017/08/Steamed-Windows-2ipscuo.docx

August 3

100wc week 42#

well… in short i was having a good day… until ALL power went out! even the wifi was shut off!!!

i know… NO WIFI = NO FUN

so that was boring!

then we realized that without any power there was no hot water… so throughout the week the pile of dished crept slowly to the roof and we started to stink… and our car is an electric car soooo we where pretty much stranded… my sisters did not seem to mind… except Angie she is a teenager so ever day she was more and more angry that she could not go see jimmy but just as i was considering jumping off the top floor onto the foreboding snow in only a t shirt and shorts… but then the flash made me re-think… it was a lamp!

oh yessssss the winter break would not be ruind!

July 30

100wc week41

we where driving… and driving… and driving… you are probably wondering why i am in driving… well… it started 2 days ago.

we where comming back from school. …when all of a sudden… i got a call… this call was from the insurance. this is what they said:

hello we are aware that in the past 2 hours your house was burnt down. is this to your knowledge?

i was really confused… how could my house have burnt down? i rushed to my house. smoke rose above my head as i biked ahead… i looked down my driveway… this was not good…

July 21

100wc week40

I remember it very well… We where at the summer carnival for my 5th birthday. We where just walking on to the carousel when the hourses started to shudder… I had my eye on a sparkling pink one. It was magnificent! But just as we lined up to get on I saw the pink hourse wink at me. And soon after that the orange one neighed and jumped off its bars!  Followed by the blue one then the red then the yellow soon followed by the purple and then the pink one. And I watched them ride off, away.

June 29

term 2 unit reflection

Adaptation project reflection.

Tiia

In term 2 we are studding on the adaptations of animals! We had an excursion to the aquarium for this study to see how those animals had adapted to their watery environments. But for our projects we concentrated on deserts.

For our project on adaptations of desert animals we concentrated on fennec foxes. We wanted to do a power point, and diorama. So first thing we did was get online and check what fennec foxes are like. We started by just googling fennec foxes and sure enough google came up with its own answer. So we used that information

These we found were the most informative.

Once we searched up fennec fox we started googling things such as fennec fox habitat, or fennec foxes diet. And even those websites sparked other ideas. Anyway we collected the main data into our topic notebooks and later transferred that onto power point.

 

One thing that I understand now is that all animals have adapted because we were all atoms once but now that those atoms have developed they have now become animals and plants and minerals and such.

 

A general rule for all adaptations is that they have all adapted to their environment in physical and mental ways such as a physical way is like a big furry coat for an animal in cold areas of the world. And a mental is that they are nocturnal so that they can get the most out of their hunting patterns.

I usually find that my social capabilities are quite good but when I was working on this specific project I realised that I am not so good at sharing out jobs. I like to do things more independently lately and I find that that works for me personally I think that our project was good but I find also that I would have worked better if I was just by myself.

 

  1. I found that our science experiment was quite surprising with our results and I still can’t believe that the difference was 12 degrees!!!! It was phenomenal! And the fennec fox must be a smart animal to have started burrowing to keep cool in the desert and it’s amazing how they have adapted to the desert life!
  2. I also found that while we were researching the fennec fox we stumbled across an interesting fun fact! This fact is that some people have fennec foxes as pets and that it is legal in some areas of America but one of the things to actually get the fennec fox as your pet is that you sometimes have to travel all the way to north Africa and capture one then tag it to you and then ship/fly it all the way back to your home. But it does not stop there! Then you have to go into the airport and collect your fennec fox and then declare it as yours and not a wild animal once you do that you need to go to your local RSPCA and declare its yours then you have to pay something close to 2000$ and then you have to train it! Any way I won’t get into those tiny details because we would be here for years!
  3. Another interesting fact that I came across is that fennec foxes like to eat fruit! Yes fruit!

 

  1. I understand now that when I am presenting I should slow down and say less ums and arrs
  2. I understand now that I speak better with cue cards and I will use this technique in the future!

 

  1. Though I am still wondering what fennec foxes favourite fruit is. (they do like fruit)

 

What were the most important things I have learnt? The most important thing I have learnt is not about adaptations but about working with a partner. When I work with a partner I see that I am doing lots of the work, not because my partner did not do anything but because I took over a little too much. Another thing that I have learnt is that all animals have adapted every single one just so that they can survive and that is why the dinosaurs went extinct

(One of the reasons) and humans are probably one of the most adapted because we were originally apes.

 

How did I learn it?  I learnt that I was taking over the project when I was the only one in the pair that took things home and that worked on them at home. I found that that helped me and was more to my adaptations of learning skills and I also pretty much knew that we had evolved from apes and atoms and such for long before we started this unit.

 

How am I going to use what I have learnt? I think that I am going to use what I have learnt in the past so that if I have a chose I will work on my own and  I think that that makes me more confident that I will get the assignment finished. And If I do not get a chose I will try my best to co-operate with my partner/ group.

 

I now have a summary of this assignment and i have concluded that I found this unit exciting and informing also I think that I need to work on my social skills when working in a group. I also think that if I improve on my social skills for learning in pairs or groups, I think that this would help me in the years to come in high school. And I can’t wait to find out our topic for term 3.

June 26

my project on animal adaptations for term 2

sorry i have not posted in a while. you see its the end of term and we had other homework so i am going to post my other homework that we where doing for your entertainment! and its about… fennec foxes!!!

i hope you enjoyed and sorry if you cant read it well.

also if you would like to read more during the holidays I have a few book recomendations!

 

  1. 300 min of danger
  2. 400 min of danger
  3. the third witch
  4. the mystery of the missing painting
  5. the girl with the silver eyes
  6. the wish bird
  7. the secrets we keep
  8. the other chirsty
  9. horizon
  10. withering by sea
  11. playing beatie bow
  12. the Copernicus leagacy

and i think that would be enough to read over the hollidays!

hope you have an awesome break

 

TIIA 2014!