Animals should be kept in zoos!!

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ANIMALS SHOULD BE KEPT IN ZOOS!

Firstly, I think animals should be kept in zoos because if we didn’t have animals in zoos, where would they all go? The animals cannot just live in the wild, otherwise we would have to many animal attacks in the wild.

 

Secondly, what would happen to zoos, it would ruin going to the zoos for people, and we all know kids love going to the zoo. No one could go to the zoo anymore because there would be no animals.

 

 

Thirdly, it would mean everyone who works at the zoo would lose their jobs, if it was a big zoo, then maybe hundreds of innocent people could lose their jobs if animals weren’t kept in zoos.

 

Furthermore, if we don’t keep animals in zoos because they wouldn’t have anywhere to go, it would ruin going to zoos for everyone and many people could possibly lose their jobs.

JUNK FOOD SHOULD BE BANNED AT SCHOOL!

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Junk food should be banned at school!

Here are some points on why junk food should be banned at school…

Firstly, if all kids were aloud, they would bring more and more every day. It would set a bad example for later coming children.

Secondly, it is very unhealthy. It will encourage children to eat more and more all the time and cause health problems.

Thirdly, it makes kids obese. 9 in 10 kids are obese because of too much junk food.

Furthermore, fast food should be banned from schools because they would set bad examples for later comers, it is very unhealthy and makes kids obese.

HOPE YOU AGREE THAT FAST FOOD SHOULD BE BANNED IN SCHOOLS!!

Literacy Circles-How to eat fried worms-by Thomas Rockwell

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Passage 1-Blurb (back of book)

“I bet you fifty dollars you can’t eat fifteen worms,” 

With a simple “okay” the bet is on.

Fried worms, boiled worms, worm sandwiches, worms with peanut butter…however he eats them, Billy must eat 15 worms in 15 days. Will he win? Or will Alan and Joe find a way to stop him walking away with their fifty dollars?

I chose this passage, because it surprised me, because in the movie, Alan is on his side, and Joe is the one who thinks he can’t eat 15 worms.

Passage 2-Page 6Paragraph 2

I will get someone to read it out.

I also found this surprising, because in the movie, Billy has a very weak stomach.

Poem #2 BY ME!!!!!!

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The blinding sun shining so bright.

The cold sea water splashing up against our warm skin.

The salty water also bitter in our mouths.

The chattering and laughter echoing through the whole beach,

so everyone can hear that we’re having a good time.

Memories being made.

Debate #2-Credit card use should be restricted (Featuring plastic money by smart songs)

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, chair-person and timekeeper, today, my team and I will be telling you why credit card use should be restricted. But before I absolutely convince you of this, here is the affirmative team’s definition of the topic.

 

For the purpose of this debate, a credit card is a small plastic card issued by a bank that allows the holder to purchase goods and services without the exchange of any money, accumulating a bill. For this debate, restriction means limiting the amount you can spend on the credit card (a dollar value limit).

Do you hear all the popular songs these days? Ayo and Teo tell us that we need a Rolex. Snoop Dogg says he’s got a million-dollar boat, K.S.I tells us we all need to drive Lamborghinis’ and even BRUNO MARS tells us he has condos in Manhattan and jewellery shining so bright!!!!!

Popular culture influences us and popular music has a message – spend, spend, and spend.  Unrestricted credit card use lets you spend money you don’t have with the promise you’ll pay it back. I totally get it, it’s nice to have these luxury items in life.  But do we need them?  The answer is no.  If we do not restrict credit use we will encourage a generation of spoilt brats with no responsibility.

 

Unrestricted credit card use makes it really easy to buy things without thinking.  This can cause people to get into excessive debt before they know it.  Imagine this:

I’m going out tonight; I have plenty of clothes to wear but I’ll go buy a new outfit. Those shoes are cool and hey, that hat looks boss. I think I’ll buy those too.

In this situation this person was buying a new outfit that was completely unnecessary. Then they got distracted by other things they wanted to buy and bought more and more things. It’s too easy to spend money freely without thinking about the debt you have to pay back.   If the credit card use is not restricted the amount of debt that someone could build up is huge.  If the credit card was restricted for example to only a couple of hundred dollars then the debt would be manageable.

To summarise – without restricting credit card usage, it is amazingly easy for people to spend money they don’t have.  It also opens the huge risk of people building up excessive debt that they might not be able to pay back.

In conclusion I’d like to quote the words of a rap song supporting my argument that credit card use should be restricted:

Swipe the stripe on my credit card

It’s a magnetic bar

I slide it through the machine

to see if my credit is clean

if it is i’m in bizz

each month they send a bill around mine

if i don’t pay the minimum i get hit with a fine

plastic money it feels like magic magic

anything you imagine you need you just grab it

it’s not real money we’re talking about

when you get in debt it’s hard to get out

Thank you all for listening.

I am Poem

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I am the brother who is the oldest.

I am the soccer player and soccer is my favourite sport.

I am the chess player and I think you should try playing it too.

I am the reader I read all the time.

I am the artist and I love to be artistic.

I am the writer and I love to write funny stories.

I am the downball player and I find it really fun.

I will be the school captain so I need to show the school values.

I am Zedekai.

Cool robber bit that was meant to be included in my writing competition story, but I wanted everyone to see it

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At 3:09am I heard squeaking near my bedroom window. I was scared. I quickly woke up, pulling all my blankets up to my chin. I saw someone dressed in all black, holding a pole or something in his hand . He got the pole and lanced it into the window. All the glass shattered. He jumped into my room, spinning the pole in his hand. Shoot, it’s a crowbar.

“Hey, kid, show me where the money is and I won’t hurt you, because you can’t beat me. There’s nowhere to run,” said the robber.

“Never say never,” I whisper.

I run towards the robber and uppercut him in the stomach. He falls back. I kick him in the face, hard. My foot really hurts now. I punch him in the face 4 times. He falls to the ground, bruised, lip bleeding. I got his crowbar and put it up his shirt, then I threw him out the window into the garden. He landed in the roses. Ouch. Soon I went back to bed. When I woke up, the robber wasn’t there anymore, probably gone to hospital, I thought.

At 3:09am I heard squeaking near my bedroom window. I was scared. I quickly woke up, pulling all my blankets up to my chin. I saw someone dressed in all black, holding a pole in his hand or something. He got the pole and lanced it into the window. All the glass shattered. He jumps into my room, spinning the pole in his hand. Shoot it’s a crowbar.

“Hey, kid, show me where the money is and I won’t hurt you, because you can’t beat me. There’s nowhere to run,” said the robber.

“Never say never,” I whisper.

I run towards the robber and uppercut him in the stomach. He falls back. I kick him in the face, hard. My foot really hurts now. I punch him in the face 4 times. He falls to the ground, bruised, lip bleeding. I got his crowbar and put it up his shirt, then I threw him out the window into the garden. He landed in the roses. Ouch. Soon I went back to bed. When I woke up, the robber wasn’t there anymore, probably gone to hospital, I thought.

Project reflection-Dromedary Camel

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Introduction:

In term 2 we have been learning about animal and plant adaptations. Me and my partner, Asantha, did the Dromedary Camel. We have learnt a lot about the Dromedary Camel and its unique adaptations.

Science Knowledge:

I learned this term that there are two types of adaptations. Structural adaptations and behavioural adaptations. Structural adaptations are adaptations that animals are born with. (E.g: Dromedary camels are born with long eyelashes). Behavioural adaptations are adaptations that animals do to help them survive in the desert. (E.g: Camels look around with their long neck just in case of predators). These Dromedary Camel will always have these unique adaptations and they will always help them survive in their harsh, humid conditions.

Science Inquiry Skills:

The question we created was: If the Dromedary Camel doesn’t have its invisible eyelids, can it cope in a sandstorm?

Personal & Social Capabilities:

One of my personal strengths is art and that helped me I my project to do the annotated diagram.  I feel that another one of my strengths is speaking up in front of others.  I am good in partnerships – in the end my partner and I made a very interesting and informative project.

Asantha and I tried to help each other as much as we could.  We both have different skills for example I am not a very quick typist and Asantha is an is not very good at drawing and I am so we worked well together.  Between us we had a lot of knowledge so we had a lot of facts in the end for our project.

In the beginning, Asantha was not confident to present.  He was insisting that he would not be involved in the final presentation.  This made me nervous because I thought I would need to do the whole project presentation by myself.  By the end of the project Asantha presented and this gave me confidence as well.  He did not let me down.

The balance of work in project was very even.  We tried to share out the roles as equally as we can.  Asantha suggested that to make the power point much more interesting we needed more facts.  So we looked at a lot of difference web sites.  We also used a book – we were one of the only groups that used a book in our bibliography!

A team is affective when the work load is shared between each member, when the members are optimistic towards each other and they work together well without many distractions or arguments.

You have to show leadership if you are the year 6 of the partnership because the year 5 may get off track at some point, and it is the year 6’s job to make sure they stay focused and do their work.

A good leader can distribute the work evenly among the members of the partnership.

If one member of the team did not contribute or do something they were asked to do this could cause conflict because the other team member has been let down. A strategy to prevent this type of conflict is to set goals, write reminders and have regular communication with the team.

3 Facts about the Dromedary Camel

Three facts I have about the Dromedary Camel are that the Dromedary Camel has very long eyelashes, so when there is a sandstorm in the desert, they never get any sand in their eye.

They have big pads on the bottoms of their feet so they don’t sink into the sand while they’re walking.

And they also have thick lips and a tough throat so they can eat spiky plants sticks and bones.

2 Understandings:

I understand that the Dromedary Camel has it’s hump to store blubber, which is then used as energy.

I also understand that the Dromedary Camel has it’s hoofs so they can walk on the sand of the desert without sinking.

1 Wondering:

I would like to know how many babies a female Dromedary Camel can have.

 

BOY OR GIRL?

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Every time I play video games, something weird happens. I turn into a girl. I mean, it’s so weird, right? It’s a really big problem. And get this, I LOVE video games, so it’s hard not to play them.

Life as a girl isn’t that bad. I actually find it fun. But my hair grows longer and it makes me look really, really stupid. I don’t know if it’s a curse or a spell or something, but I want to find out what it is and stop it.

My parents don’t know yet, and I really want to tell them, but if they catch me as a girl, they will FLIP OUT! Ok, right now I’m in my room, of course, playing video games. I know what you’re thinking, why would I be playing video games if that’s what causes the problem? I am because it’s usual for me to play video games on Saturdays, and if I’m not, my parents might get suspicious.

“Greg, dinner!” my mum yells.

“Ah…just…ah…wait, please,” I reply anxiously.

“Why?” asked my mum, suspiciously. “I’m gonna come up there, honey,”

I could hear her footsteps. I quickly hid in my closet. She opened my bedroom door…

TO BE CONTINUED…

Melbourne Aquarium

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We have been learning about adaptations in our science topic. I picked the Gentoo Penguin. They are adapted to their environments. Their fins help them glide through the water. Their webbed feet also help them glide through the water. Their claws help them walk on the snow without sinking into it. Their many layers of feathers help them keep warm. Their feathers have oil on them to not get wet while swimming in the water. I wonder why the feathers have oil on them? Why do they not want to get their feathers wet?

 

https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/general-info/