BTN

link to BTN:  http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4804140.htm

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This BTN was about the drought in Cape Town in south Africa. 

No city in the world has had to deal with a situation such as the taps running dry. So all the people are relived when they see the rain. Authorities predict taps could be turned off by June 4, and they’re calling that “Day Zero.” People have been allowed just 50 liters a day, since February 1st.

Why has it been so dry in Cape Town? How much rain did they get? 

I now understand that we shouldn’t take water  for granted. 

100wc

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prompt: Bridge  Sprinkled  Pink  Daffodil  Huge 

Every day I walked to the bridge even with my wooden leg I went every day without fail this time I had brought a flower that was sprinkled with pink flecks. I stood by the grave under the willow tree the grave of Archer Hemsley hoping that his fall off the huge bridge was not real as I placed the flower down I noticed that there was already a daffodil I stifled a sob, me Adelaide Belmont. I visited the grave every day. We were just about to become greenhorns Archer, Oliver and I that was until Archer’s startling death.

 

moderated learning task – all kids should play sport

All kids should play sport

Why should your kid be unhealthy, unfit or anti-social? When they could be learning life skills and getting fit. Being in a sport is a great way to become social and fit. There are different sports for different people there are running sports, ball sports and rhythm/ dance sports.

Not being active takes a toll on the body it makes it unhealthy and unfit. In most sport you have to work hard. Which pumps the blood around the body and makes you healthy. It helps you become fit. Whereas if you just sit on the couch all day watching telly you don’t use your body as it should be used.

Being in a team sport teaches you to co-operate with other kids and people. It also teaches you to become good winners and good losers. Which is very important for later life. Learning the importance of good sportsmanship may help your kids when dealing with tricky people. It will even prevent your kid from becoming a tricky kid to deal with.

All sports give you joy if you find the right sport it isn’t like when you get to play Minecraft but a real happiness that isn’t in video games one that a lot of people don’t experience why should your kid be one of the kids that don’t get to feel this emotion. How would you feel if you knew your child only felt the fake happiness and didn’t feel what they could be feeling?

All through school you will have to do physical education and play in school teams. Do you want your kid to be the one that when the kids have to choose the teams that is left till last and is always feeling left out and the one who never knows what to in sport whether to throw the ball or kick the ball.

So do you want your kid to be unhealthy and unfit? Shouldn’t kids have the right to be having fun and enjoying themselves and being social? Don’t let your kids suffer. Do it for them. Put them in a sport!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100wc

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prompt:

“Have you heard the tale of the Vinaaya folk?”I suppose not, so let me tell you the story.

The Vinaaya’s were tiny little pixies. Because they were small they kept being stepped on so they moved up to the air on little spiky balls where they thought they would be safe but of course they weren’t they didn’t think that the balls might fall. many seasons later in autumn as always things  start to fall.

One blustery day the little balls fell, spikes flew everywhere. I only know that some survived. So all I told you is true Allus Vinaaya.  

BTN- Disaster recovery

link to BTN:  http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2981988.htm

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This BTN was  about how long the road to recovery for a country after a natural disaster has hit and just because a disaster hasn’t been on the news for a long time doesn’t mean it has fully resolved itself.

Clean water is needed because it can become contaminated with germs and disease. Food is also on the checklist and things like packaged and canned foods provided, because it’s safer than fresh food as it doesn’t go off.  People need shelter  because a disaster can destroy lot’s of peoples homes so in the recovery process, people like engineers can be just as vital as medical workers. 

Why does the news stop showing the recovery and the disaster after a certain amount? Wouldn’t the countries need builders as well as engineers? 

I now understand that the road to recovery after a disaster has struck is a lot longer and more destructive then the actual disaster because they have to find food, shelter and clear water.   

 

herald sun

link to herald sun:  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/a-huge-rip-in-the-ground-has-scientists-suggesting-africa-is-starting-to-split-in-two/news-story/ef66af3388365dc736c0802db9055dee

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This article was about the evidence the African continent will break apart over the next tens of millions of years. 

The Great Rift splits Africa into two plates. With what is happening we have established one plate which is the Somali plate is moving away from the other plate at a rate of 2.5cm. In the near future if this happens we shall have the Somali plate separating from the other Nubian plate. Rifts are the initial stage of a continental breakup and, if successful, can lead to the formation of a new ocean basin. The floodwaters created a split stretching several kilometres near the town of Mai Mahiu. 

How do floodwaters create splits in the earth?  How can the  Somali plate separate from the Nubian plate?

I now understand that the plates can separate from the other plates. 

District cross county reflection

Today [ 22/05/18 ] A group of kids from yr. 3 and up went to the district cross country at Aberfeldie park. You have to be in the top 5 at the fun run to go through to districts. So to get to districts is a huge achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone who got through to it. I did go through to districts and I was successful to get to Divisionals. I came 6th out 42 runners and only the top 10 go through so it is immensely tough to get into then again I would like congratulate everyone who got into districts whether they got through or not.

Webinar Reflection

22/05/18

Today we had a webinar. It was all about keeping your online world safe an the types of the more serious scams. Like  a random friend request. Here are some questions that you should answer before clicking accept. Why should I trust this person? Is this a reasonable request? Is my site safe from hackers and maybe you could check with your friends at school or whenever  you see them did you request a  friendship last night? if not then definitely don’t accept. Look for some clues for if  it is a scam like is there any links to the internet?  Is there any thing asking you to hurry and  do it now like last chance?

Remember there are things you can do to prevent scams and viruses like never give anyone your password. Install a firewall. Don’t put any personal details on any online sites and backup your computers software. Things like scams and viruses  can be prevented.

100wc

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prompt: …but I didn’t understand the instructions…

Mum has left some instructions for me. …But I didn’t understand the instructions… Me a 10 year old that hasn’t even heard of this Uncle Ken.  She left me a piece of paper that told me to go live with Uncle Ken and that she had this job opportunity that she had to take. But it was all the way over in N.Y.C  so I couldn’t go this wasn’t mum. She would never write this. She was ever telling me she was never  ever going to leave me. I don’t know what to do. First no dad and now no mum.

New links

Hi, I just added the link for Book chews book reviews in the friends and links category. So you can see if there is some books you would like to read.

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