Powerful Sentences


Hello bloggers,

I found this Powerful sentence in a book I am reading called Wild Wood and thought you would be interested to hear it.

A powerful Sentence is just a bunch of words that convey a message to the readers or stands out from the rest of a book. It was hard to pick between these sentences because the paragraph was filled with powerful sentences so I will write the paragraph and highlight the one sentence.


The Individual birds were now indiscernible from the mass, and the murder coalesced into a single, convulsive shape, blotting out the flat light of the afternoon sun. The shape swung and bowed in the air, and the noise of their beating wings and screeching cries became deafening. Prue cast about, to see if anyone else was witnessing this bizarre event, but she was terrified to see that she was alone. And then the crows dove. Their cry became a single unified scream as the cloud of crows feinted skyward before diving at a ferocious speed toward her baby brother.



I think this sentence is so powerful because of the way the author described the crows and the similes and metaphors they used made it really strong. The words they used put a really good picture in my mind

I know I left you on a cliff hanger on that paragraph but if you want to know what happened, get the book!




Everybody’s reading routine is different. Some read before bed like me, some read in the mornings, some read anytime really and some don’t read at all.

This term I am going to follow reading before bed. It relaxes me and gets my imagination going.

What genres do you want to explore this term and why?

When I read, I don’t always read the same genre. I get inspiration from friends or they recommend me books. I nearly always enjoy them. Right now I am reading the Tom Gates series because Samantha recommended them to me. I am finding them really entertaining. The types of genres I want to explore are humour and Graphic Novels. Humour because I never read funny books and Graphic Novels because Mikayla recommended them to me.

Goals For the Term

When we finish our books, we are encouraged to do a Reading rant. A reading rant is a post that has all the info you need about the book you just finished,

This term I hope to complete at least 5 reading rants so that would be 1 each fortnight. I already have one so I think I will get there. I also want to finish the Tom Gates series because I am onto the second one and I am really enjoying them.




I think I can improve by doing my Reading Rants a bit earlier because I always leave it a little later than when I finish the book.

I think I could also put a little more detail into my regular reading blog posts and to read My books more quickly so I have more to blog about.




The Geelong College Mystery

In inquiry, we talked about different mysteries like the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and things like that. A mystery is just an unsolved problem. People choose whether to believe them or not. All of the year 6’s were put into groups to make our own mysteries for The Geelong College. When we were in groups, we had to make a Teaser trailer and a blurb for our mystery. There were some restrictions, there had to be no violence or death, we had to give evidence without giving it away. It had to be 20 to 30 seconds long and it had to hook the reader to want to know more.

To present the mystery we had to make a teaser trailer with either one short video and a picture, or to put 4 photos into our trailer. We chose 4 photos. In this activity, less is more so it actually puts the message across better if you use less footage and leave it a bit plainer than usual.

When recording our voice over, we were told to use a mysterious voice and act a little because if you have a smile on your face, it comes out in your voice and it ruins the mysterious vibe of the video. If you use a mysterious voice, it will make your video sound a lot better and it will suit your theme.

If I got the chance to do this again, I would have taken better footage in our time frame because we didn’t have much time to spare. We kind of gave it away on our first try because we actually filmed the chickens coming out of the grave. That proves it is true and defeats the purpose of the mystery so we had to use only the photos without the chooks in it. My group ended up using 2 or 3 photos instead of 4. We did have to make a grave and use that because the old ones had got knocked down. Over all it turned out ok. It was really challenging getting the editing done on time so we had to work through a couple of lunches but we got there in the end.


The whole experience was really fun and I enjoyed it a lot.




Forsensic Science Camp

Set open book about science. Signs and symbols of science on a white background.

It all started with the murder of Jane Smith.

I won’t spoil too  much if you want to go next year. I will just state the layout and what we had to do. Everybody was given three sheets. The first one shows where they found the evidence and where all the furniture and the body was positioned. The second one has all the characters and their business with Jane smith. It was divided into sections for who had a relationship with her, who came forward with info, who came with her as her friend or who shares her cabin. It also lists everyone who works on the cruise ship like the captain the barmen and the CCTV controller.


We had to test the DNA and analyze the fingerprints to find who did it. There was quite a lot of evidence to analyze so we went in partners to do tests and write down the info we got. The third sheet was used to write down our answers and info from the analysis and the tests.

When we had a bit of an idea of what happened, we  had to interrogate the suspects to try to get the information or to make them confess.


Once this was done, we thought about everything we knew and had to try to put the pieces together. It took a lot of thinking and we often had to refress our brains with lateral thinking quizzes but we got there.


Like I said earlier, I won’t tell you everything incase you want to go next year so I won’t tell you who did it.


I really think anyone would like this because it is SO fun and really creative and cool. I would mostly recommend it to people who like mystery books or movies or just like solving crimes.