Learning Post- Term 3 Week 3A

Hi there,

Today I will be telling you what I have done this week, in some of my favourite and most important subjects.

Writing/English- In writing I did this really long seed, it’s called ”Money” it is about this girl who is homeless and all she needs is a bit of money to help her out and to get a bit of food, warmth and clothes.

In year 6 we try to publish our pieces and creatively as we can. My friend had published a piece and it was a ” guess what I am” type of piece, [ it was an apple ] but she didn’t want to print out or draw an apple, because that would give it away. So she printed out her writing on some red paper with her words on top, she didn’t know what to do, so I said why don’t you make it into an envelope with her words on the front. Then I said you should print of a few pictures of apples to put into the envelope, so when people read it, they will guess what food, or shape or whatever it is and then look in the envelope and see a few apples.

Inquiry-On Tuesday Mrs. Stafford broke the great news to us, we were chosen by the ”Geelong and Bellarine Promotions” to make a ”for kids, by kids” film, because we are so fantastic and great at media. They basically promote good places all around the Bellarine Peninsula, and we are making a film for them, but for and from a kids perspective, so we got into a group and wrote some places down that kids would like to go to during the summer holidays in the Bellarine Peninsula area. Once we had written down all ideas, the teachers collected them and are now trying to make a schedule for the next month so we can go on an excursion and film some places.

Maths- In maths we worked on our last problem solving task, the question was ”A ball rebounds half of the height from which it is dropped. It’s dropped 128metres from a building. How far will the ball of travelled in total by the sixth time it hits the ground” Do you WIN_20160728_190001know the answer?

Thank you for reading my latest blog post, and if you know the answer to the maths problem, please put your answer in the comment box down below.

Term 3 week 3A- Reading Log

Hello Readers,

This week I will be telling you about the book I’m reading, well not the book but a character and if the author has made them real with normal human emotions and their character traits.WIN_20160726_171542

Tom- He is a very caring ex-husband at the start of the book, and he helps out his ex-wife with her issues and his problems, but is it all just a show? I think it is a kind of a don’t judge a book by its cover moment, because everyone things he was so smart by leaving Rachel, and then he is so kind and supportive when she has no money and is crazy trying to get back with him.

But inside he is evil and he does all these things to make other people feel bad, when he is the one being the worst. He is like a lot of people in the human world, he is a lying conniving selfish man. And the author has done a very good job of describing him and telling everyone who he really is and what he really does when he is out and about.

 

 

Term 3 Week 2B-Learning Post

Hello there,

This week I will be filling you in on all the important things in school, like maths, inquiry and English. So……. here is what I did this week.

Inquiry-This week in inquiry the teachers gave us a task to make a cyber safety video with a partner, first we had to make up a script about an interesting story that happened on a social media website. After we had finished our script and was happy with it, we had to go around to 3 people and ask for constructive feedback after they finished reading it. Abby and I only had to tweak a few words then after we had added all of our constructive feedback we had to show a teacher and see what they thought about it. Mrs. Stafford really liked our script/ the story, when we had the ”all clear” we could start recording our voiceover in the Audio Booth. Once we recorded our voiceover we went on Corel, an added the voiceover, after we were happy with the voiceover we had to find some good imagery off the internet and add it on top of our voiceover. When we were happy and finished with our story clip/video, we went and showed Mrs. Stafford, she said it was really good we had to just make it a bit louder and change a image because it had a water mark on it, so we added them in and we were done.

 

Maths- This week in maths the year 6 teachers introduced a new and interesting homework task. It is called problem solving, each year 6 got a ”Problem Solving” maths book then the teachers described what we had to do. So each week we are given an interesting problem, [Brain Teaser] an in our problem solving books we write down the key words of the questions. When I say ”Key Words” I mean the interesting parts of the problem so if someone random read the key words paragraph they would understand the problem. Then we make our book look nice and neat with the date, a margin and maybe a bit of colour. WIN_20160724_164559 (2)

Then we take our books home each night and try to figure the complex problems out, when we have got our answer we draw a diagram/a picture of our answer and how we think the problem works. Then each Thursday we show some examples of how people worked out the answer and so on.

 

English- In English we did this really fun seed with Mr. Wade, so first Mr. W started telling us all about procedural text and what it all means. After he explained it all he said we were to go off and do an interesting procedural text [mine is about how to have a good life] first I was going to do mine on ”how to cook choc chip cupcakes, and then I realized it wouldn’t really be my own writing at all because I certainly didn’t invent them, so I wouldn’t be doing any work. Then I saw that Mr. W had written some ideas down on the whiteboard. I quickly rubbed it off so that way I would be the only one doing that idea, then I got to work. When I had finished with my seed, I wrote it all down on a piece of paper, I got a few of my peers to read it, then off to the conference folder it went.

Dear Readers,

I really hope you enjoyed this weeks update, see you next time on….. Camilla’s blog.

 

Cyber Safety- Week 2B

This week the teachers gave us a task to make a cyber safety video with a partner, first we had to make up a script about an interesting story that happened on a social media website. After we had finished our script and was happy with it, we had to go around to 3 people and ask for constructive feedback after they finished reading it. Abby and I only had to tweak a few words then after we had added all of our constructive feedback we had to show a teacher and see what they thought about it. Mrs. Stafford really liked our script/ the story, when we had the ”all clear” we could start recording our voiceover in the Audio Booth. Once we recorded our voiceover we went on Corel, an added the voiceover, after we were happy with the voiceover we had to find some good imagery off the internet and add it on top of our voiceover. When we were happy and finished with our story clip/video, we went and showed Mrs. Stafford, she said it was really good we had to just make it a bit louder and change a image because it had a water mark on it, so we added them in and we were done.

Term 3 Week 2B-Passion Project

Dear Readers, Teachers and Parents,

This week I have decided what I am doing for my Passion Project/iproject, I have decided to show how I make bath bombs. I absolutely LOVE bath bombs, and whenever I get them I get them from Lush, Lush is a cosmetics shop with hand creams, moisturisers, Bath Bombs, Lip Balms, Soap, Perfume and every Bathroom related cosmetic you can imagine. And all of there products are animal tested free, and they are really organic, like inside the bath bombs their is gold and silver glitter, and that is made of seaweed so when it goes down your bathtub the fish and other animals in the sea can eat it. I love the Bath Bombs the best, because of all there different colours and how they fizz and pop in the bath. They are the BOMB [get it.. I am hilarious]

I will try to copy the Bath bombs from Lush as much as I can, but also put my own spin on them, When I bring my presentation into school, I am going to have tried to make a bath bomb for everyone in the class. Even if they don’t have baths they can put into a big bowl with water and play with it until it slowly disintegrates, I am of course going to have many trials and errors with them, but it will show that I have tried different things and persisted.

I will update you every 2nd week, and tell you about how my passion project is going, and where I am up to.

Term 3 Week 2B-Reading Log

Hello there…. Readers, Teachers and Parents,

This week I will be informing you about the latest book I read, it is called ”THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” and I will be telling you what message I thought the author was trying to convey to her readers.

 

”THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” was the best book I have read this year, I think the author was giving a few messages…

1-Never lie, it puts you in to more trouble.

2-Don’t ever underestimate somebody.

3-Always go with your gut feeling.

There were quite a few little messages in the book, but not really a main message that stood out. I will now tell you why I think that the messages I just wrote were some of the messages the author was trying to convey.

1-Tom lied about how he helped Rachel, while he was actually driving away with Meagan, the girl who was never seen again after that night, until her body was found. Tom thought Rachel believed that he actually helped her up when she fell over the steps, but the memories slowly came back to Rachel, and that is how Tom was arrested for the murder of Meagan. [ There is obviously more to the book, I just don’t want to confuse you]

2-Tom and Anna always underestimated Rachel, until she rembered seeing Tom the night Meagan went missing. And underestimating Rachel backfired in his face.

3-Rachel wasn’t sure if her gut feeling that Tom killed Meagan was right so she risked her life and confronted him, in which HE died from Rachel protecting herself, and again that backfired in Tom’s Face.