So what lies ahead of my life is unpredictable. No path to be taken, no road to go down. I guess now the meaning of like is to just go where the wind takes you. More and more options pop into my head but I am so overwhelmed by all the destruction around me I am baffled. Every step I take, every polluted breath of air I breathe in the more I relies what had just happened and what is about to come. The next more i make is crucial to my survival.
”Are we still going to play golf today dad?”
“Didn’t you hear what happened on the news? There’s a monster on the loose near our area so I would stay indoors sweet hears.”
”Please dad I really want to go”
”Fine but only for five holes then we are out”
As we get to he golf course and walk to the first hole i am looking around every where hoping we don’t run into the monster but right as that thought pops into my head I see two giant foot step prints in the grass ten times bigger than mine. My heart drops.
There’s no way to get out, my palms are sweating, people are yelling at me me but i’m too overwhelmed to hear what they were saying. one second i’m enjoying my time at the zoo the next i find myself in a lion den having a face off with a male lion. I see that security grads have guns pointed to the animal. I scream out ”don’t shoot” but its too late. the lion slowly collapses to the ground and i fall on my knees in shock of what i had just seen. Later that day i had found out that the gun shot was just a stun and the lion was ok.
Fiction is all about a character.
In this story the main character is Laurie and his mum. Laurie is a boy in prep and isn’t very well behaved at school but he doesn’t want him parents to know. Everyday Laurie would come home and tell him parents that Charles would get in trouble all the time but Charles was a made up person, this tell the reader that Charles is unconfident and secretive with his acts.
Fiction is all about what your character wants.
Laurie’s mother only want best for Laurie and hopes that he is a well behaved kid. Every day after school Laurie’s mother thinks that he is a good kid but really she is being lied to.
Fiction is all about how your character gets or does not get what he or she wants.
After a few weeks into school there is a parent teacher interview and that’s when she realises that Laurie has been the one that been causing all the trouble. Her want for Laurie to behave at school says the same but in a different manner. She is also disappointed that her son had been lying to her this whole time.
Fiction is all about how your character changes.
Back to Laurie, after the first week of telling his parents that ‘’Charles’’ had been in huge trouble he realised that his parent didn’t respond well to that e decided to behave the next weeks and he became the teacher’s assistant.
Fiction is all about a world the author creates.
To me the author really painted a image in my head t the start when Laurie went to his first day at school, as Laurie’s mother said in the book ‘’My sweet voiced nursery school tot replaced by a long trousered swaggering character who forgot to stop at the corner to wave goodbye.
I wake up as if its a normal day but then look at my calendar and remember that its family photo day. I hate photos so much, I hate the fact you have to smile because i am horrible at it. I get dressed and we make our way to the photo place. My little sister hates photos too by my parents insist on doing it. As we get there i see cameras all over the place and it makes me unsettled. We got in a ground and smiled but as the flash went off I blinked. Years later i look back at the photo and everyone laughs at me.
Prediction: I predict that little Ania will be about a girl called Ania that lives in a big family and doesn’t get treated well.
Questions: Why was little Ania different? Why is her mum mean to her when they can relate well?
Infer: I infer that the man will help her be comfortable with what she wants?
Connection: my sister in different so I can relate to little Ania.
Feel: I feel like the story was very engaging and during when I was reading I felt sorry for her.
Evaluate: the story shows that everyone is different and informs people that you should be yourself and its ok to be different.
Our topic for term 2 is animal adaptations. An animal adaptation is something that changes over the years to help the animal survive. Near the end of the term everyone got an animal to research on with their partner, our animal was the thorny devil and my partner was Byron. I think Byron and I worked well together and we definitely learnt something new about the thorny devil. Some of thing we had to complete for the presentation was a PowerPoint, a Diorama, diagram and a science experiment to prove one of the animal’s adaptations.
Here are some facts I found most interesting about the thorny devil.
- The thorny devil absorbs moisture through its skin and that how they hydrates in such hot weather.
- These reptiles have a fake head at the back of their shoulders to confuse the predator on what’s what and when threatened they put their real head between their front legs to showcase the fake one.
- Thorny devils can eat up to 3000 ants a day
- I understand that thorny devils have more predators than they do prey. They can be hunted by foxes, brown falcons and snakes.
- I understand that not much research has been done on the thorny devil because they are hard to find and capture.
- I wonder why thorny devils change colour.
What Was The Most Important Thing?
To me the most important thing I learnt was that you should always be checking with your partner and where there up to. I felt like Byron and I could have gotten though all the work more efficiently if we worked side by side and did one thing at a time together.
How Did I learn it?
Byron and I did quite well in getting the information. Usually I would be busy doing one thing while Byron was busy doing the other. As this was a good method to get thing done I feel that if we did one thing at a time together we would have more out of our time.
What Am I Going To Do With What I Have Learnt?
It’s great to have knowledge about animals But I don’t think that when I’m older I’m going to be interviewing a job about thorny devils. The knowledge I will take out of this presentation is teamwork and having a go. Even if you really stage fright, just have a go and people will appreciate you for that.
Overall I think this project was a great experience and our presentation was phenomenal! I defiantly think everyone is year 5/6 put all their effort into these projects I cant wait until the next one comes round.
The crocodile has his mouth wide open and is staring straight at me, he doesn’t know what to eat, the piece of meat in my hand, or the big mass of flesh in a bright orange suit. The crocodile slowly crawls to wards me and I feel like I’m going to collapse, he is only within three meters away from me and I can feel my heart pound against my chest. I throw the piece of meat out in front of me and slowly back away to the exit. I’m finally out of the crocodile’s enclosure and say to myself ”I should have been an accountant.”
Donating blood is very important in Australian society and just one donation can save up to 3 lives. When donating blood you can chose to donate plasma, platelets or the whole thing. If you chose to donate one part, the machine will take the blood out of your body, then takes the substance that you are donating and puts the rest back into your body. Once they have your blood they take it to factories and do tests on it to see if its at standard to help other people and not spread diseases. Most of the blood people donate goes to people with cancer or blood problems. 18 percent goes to people who needs surgery, and only 2 percent goes to people who have been in road accidents. you can also download an app to tell you when and where your blood has been used around Australia. I understand that donating blood can save up to 3 lives and you can donate regularly. I also know that most of the blood donated goes to people who have cancer or blood problems. How regularly does your body reproduce blood so you can donate it again?
”Toby, wake up and eat your dinner, the planes about to land in hour.” I get up out of my seat with eyes still half closed,and see some food out in front of me, i cant make out what it is until i fully open my eyes, its Brussels sprouts and caviar, the worst food you could ever imagine. i put one little piece of caviar in my mouth i felt like i was gonna be sick. ” Is there anything else i can eat?”i said to my mum. ”no u will just have to deal with it” my mum said.