Writing

Please ensure that if you are under 15 years of age you get an adult to read this story before you do and they can make a final decision because there are mature adult themes in this.

My friend Ava and I wrote this together.

This story is called the last text before death…..

Here’s the link to Ava’s Blog- http://avam2016.global2.vic.edu.au/

Here’s the link for the story- https://padlet.com/johnstone_e/wvy9qihdtawy

Public Transport Challenge Reflection

 

PT challenge Reflection

 

On Friday the 23rd of November all the 5/6’s participated in a challenge. It’s called the Public Transport Challenge otherwise known as race around Melbourne.

 

The aim of this task is to take public transport to certain destinations and answer questions or take photos. We were given time to plan out our trip but as we all know life changes and things don’t always go as planned. So along the way we were able to make adjustments.  Our group were really collaborative and optimistic about the challenge and towards each other.

Our parent helpers were amazing so thank you for an amazing day. We finished off the day with each group presenting an original song. Our’s went like this:

We went on a train, Chuga, chuga chuga chuga choooo chooooooo

We went on a bus, vrrrrrrrum vrum vrum

We went on a tram, ding ding ding

We used our myki cards and saw a kookaburra

Our parent helpers were the best

Because we tried not to be pests

And we had fun

Now for credits, Sofia, Cleo, Flynn, Daniella, Saphra, Aleyna and Eloise.

 

 

100wc #25

PROMPT: Picture, old bike in a tree in the forest.

Have you ever felt as if you were alone? As if you had no one to turn to, no one to hug and no one to speak to you? Well that’s me. my name is Stephanie And I’ve always been different from everyone else. I don’t know why. I’ve known these people since I was born. I just don’t seem to fit in. My parents always say that it’s not a bad thing, They say it shows that I’m unique. I feel like I’m one bike stuck in a tree.

100wc #24

PROMPT: Bricks   Gorilla   Yellow   Running   Pretty

 

YELLOW cars were lined up in a row

They were recently wrapped with a PRETTY bow.

King Kong the GORILLA was RUNNING towards me,

So I made a decision and decided to flee.

The YELLOW BRICKS road lead me to danger,

So called out for help and then came a park ranger.

I was in unknown fantasy based world,

Where all the pink trees were curled.

I jumped into a puddle,

And then all of a sudden someone gave me a cuddle.

I had an urge to discover,

So I decided to go undercover.

Poem

I am the daughter who is loving and caring,

And no matter what I’m always sharing.

I am the sister who knows when to stop,

Even though she wants to not.

I am the dancer who dances to the rhythm and beat and never complains, nor do I cheat.

I am the swimmer who always tries her best,

And I’m always up for a challenge or quest.

I am the friend who is loyal,

And I like to treat my friends as if they are royals.

I am a girl who never closes the blinds,

And I’m never afraid to step out of the lines.

I am me and that’s all I can be.

 

BTN #9

The solar system

Link- The Solar System — our home in space-we82e3  

Recalls:

  1. Our solar system is divided into 2 categories, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are terrestrial planets. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are gas giants.
  2. Mars has a mountain that is 26km high and it’s more than 3 times as high as Mount Everest.
  3. Jupiter draws most of the dangerous asteroids away from earth.

Questions:

  1. Why do the biggest planets have the most moons?
  2. What would happen if we didn’t have gas giants and all the planets were the same size?

Insight:

  1. I now understand how the solar system works.

100wc #23

PROMPT: 

because I said so

“Damo, I don’t think we’re meant to be here.”

“Ally, it’s fine.”

“Look, I’m the oldest and I say we should go back.”

“Why?”

 Because I said so.” 

“Fine, just give me one more minute.” I climb back onto my horse, when all of sudden I hear a sound coming from the bushes. “Damo, I think it’s time to go back now!”

I can hear footsteps coming in our direction. They’re getting louder and louder. I can hear tree bunches crunching and leaves crackling.

“Damo, look out!”

 

 

 

Halloween Countdown

One of America’s favourite holiday is coming up! So I would suggest you start getting prepared by:

  1. Picking out you costume
  2. Getting pillowcases to stash your candy in
  3. Think of some tricks
  4. Decorate your house
  5. Buy lollies

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What are you dressing up as?

 

Valedictorian Speech 2018

Valedictorian Speech

 

Welcome fellow year 6 students, parents and teachers to our year 6 graduation for 2018!

 

I would like to start by acknowledging the last 7 years we’ve spent at Moonee Ponds Primary School! From the excitement filled buddies’ excursion in prep to the competitive public transport challenge it would be hard to think of a heart wrenching moment.  In this very school we learnt how to read, write, add, subtract, multiply, divide and much more. 7 years ago we made friends that we’ll remember forever just like the memories that have been created here. But also in this very school it is where we’ll be saying our goodbyes in just a couple of days. In high school we’ll continue to learn new and exciting things but the techniques we’ve learnt here have created the base of our learning for the future. So we can thank the school and our teachers for that.

This group of year 6 students are the best because we have talents that may have never been heard of before. For example: Ava and her acrobatic skills. Alexia and Heidi are known for their logic. Sofia’s talent is her knowledge on Twilight, Riverdale and ballet. All the boys’ talents are their soccer and fortnight knowledge and skills. What I’ve learnt from all of you is that everyone has their own unique opinions and personalities and that no one has a right to take that away from you.

 

Looking back now I’m finally starting to realise the lives we’re leaving behind! As this chapter ends another begins, another journey approaches! But it won’t be the same. With all the memories that we’ve created here it’ll be hard to move on. I will remember all the fun games we’ve played and the fantasy and freedom of Friday fun, the four school concerts we’ve participated in, the list could go on forever.

Over the years our teachers have changed. They come and go. In particular our specialist teachers. For the past 7 years we’ve had 4 Physical Education teachers. 2 Italian teachers. And 4 art and performing arts teachers. Each of them will their own skills and techniques that they have been able to share with us.

 

I would like to thank all the teachers for all of their hard work. I know that they have inspired me to always try my best and to work hard because it’ll help in the future. They’ve taught me that if you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give you best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and soon you’ll be able to defeat greater challenges.

 

We won’t be able to see the usual faces we see most of the time but in life you’ve got to be bold and brave to get things done and to be able to fight through tough times.  Like Martin Luther King Junior said “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” So Finally I would like to thank everyone in this room for making this a memorable 7 years. So as we’re saying our farewells let us not forget what we’ve achieved and created here. So give it up for Moonee Ponds Primary School’s class of 2018!

 

Thank you.

 

BTN #8

Mars Mission

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3566674.htm

Summary: Pink

Recalls: Blue

Questions: Lilac

Insight:  Aqua

 

This video was about how in 2012 NASA successfully landed a robot on Mars’ surface. It said that Curiosity is a robot that  with help us find samples that could help figure out if man kind could possibly live there in around about 35 to 40 years but that’s just a prediction, nothing is set in stone or written in blood.

  • It was an eight month journey from Earth to Mars. Its shield had to survive 1600 degrees as it slammed into Mars’ atmosphere. Then there was seven minuets to slow it down from 20 thousand kilometers to 0. They call it the seven minuets of terror.
  • If one thing went wrong 2.5 billion dollars and years of work could’ve been wasted.

 

  • Curiosity isn’t the first robot to land on Mars’ surface, but it is the biggest. It’s job is to roam around analysing rocks using a drill and even a laser. The aim is to learn more about what the red planet is made of. It’s also looking for signs of life.   

 

  • Mars is most like earth because it has an atmosphere and although it’s covered in dessert there are signs that there was once life there.

 

  • Are there other planets that have an atmosphere and are signs of water?
  • Are they still studying Mars now?

 

  • What I’ve learnt from this video is that not everything is as it seems. For example: A long time ago we didn’t even know that Mars’ could be a planet with human life on it.