September 3

The Big Gulp

Local man Jonah has mysteriously gone missing. During his critical voyage, he apparently and on purpose jumped overboard.  The man in his early 40’s was travelling with his loyal crew when a brutal storm surpassed them. The close crew mates to Jonah exclaimed that “he believed it was a must that he jumped over… if we wanted to live”. People are searching for the noble man but hope is fading as days are coming to and end quickly. The search is still on and rescuers need as much voluntary help as the can get.

August 21

The Arrival

 

Using his vast imagination, and a great amount of dedication, Shaun Tan created an interesting and powerful story  to all who reads, and understands it. It captures how life is for migrants seeking refuge.  The book ‘’Arrival’’ showed us a lot of determination to spread the wise message he had.  Only having images we had to interpret every miserable image. except for a few that brought life and promising signs for the lonely migrants. Shadows and darkness followed the newcomers constantly.

 

August 20

A True Person

 

This story gave us an insight of the harsh reality In our sometimes cruel world. It is horrible to imagine that behind the scenes, people treat others in such a  grotesque manner. The book ‘’A True Person’’ really nailed how inhumane this system is. Sending people to crowded camps isn’t  impressive and doesn’t make Australia look good.  We can’t ignore this issue, it is a growing problem that must be stopped.  As a nation, Australia needs to understand and realise the bad fortune these people have had. This story explains how life is for a large quantity of people. We need to give these people attention and focus on how it impacts them.

 

August 6

Poetry

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

Robert Frost was born in San Francisco. His Dad was a great journalist but sadly died when Robert was 11. In 1912 Frost sold his farm and took his wife and four young children to England. He went to University but came back without a degree. Robert had many metal breakdowns ass he lost all of hid family members. He was interested in literature and enjoyed writing, to be more pacific poetry. he made a large amount of poems and some became quite famous. He was an amazing inspiration to many people.

 

August 6

How it Became

As this young country grew civilization so to the parish. An inspiring man in James Dixon made the catholic church in Australia stronger and as one.  He came to Australia with a bad reputation as a convict but showed leadership and inspiring wisdom when he held the first mass on Australian soil. James Dixon arrived in NSW [ New South Wales] 16th January 1800. He came from Ireland in his easy going family. The Governor at the time granted his wish to add religious faiths to the community. He became a priest and was  passionate about a first mass. 15th of May 1803 Fr. Dickson held the first mass on Australian soil. This celebration was in Sydney. As more convicts came to Australia James Dixon business as a priest [ he was getting paid] rose to become a massive thing for the the people of the community. James Dixon Is one of the key elements in Australian history.

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August 5

Keeping TIme

A clock is used to indicate or keep time. The clock is one of the oldest human inventions and in the 15th and 16th century making clocks flourished. Astonishingly people back a few hundred years told what time it is…just by looking at the sun, its simple but it worked. Clocks come in different shapes and sizes, there analog clocks or digital and we all use them every day. It helps a lot, so we can keep a schedule going.

 

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July 31

Pluto’s Story

Scientists that belong to NASA, have uncovered something quite remarkable! They spent years of precious  work to discover what Pluto really had! After 9 years of waiting to see if the project had worked…they received pictures that really defined Pluto. The space craft named New Horizons travelled at an astonishing speed of 600,000 km per hour, making it NASA’s fastest space craft. An Australia  dish was the first collect the information that New Horizons gave. The journey for New Horizons hasn’t finished, this amazing piece of technology is going to locate the secrets of the Kuiper Belt.

 

 

July 22

Homework….Anagrams!

Anagrams use creativity and your inferential skills…many of you are wondering, what is an anagram? That’s why I’m here! A anagram is a word, phrase or sentence formed from rearranging another words letters. I’ve got some examples to awaken that great imagination of yours.  earth – hater – heart. weird – wired – wider. skate – steak – stake – takes. alert – alter – later. heaps – phases.

Now in some sentences that surely make sense :/…here it goes.  After a good day at the skate park I decided to go home. As I was jogging of I yelled ” later” to my weird friends! It takes a while to get home, possibly an hour, so by the time I got home, I was hungry…really hungry!!!! So I got to the fridge, as fast as a cheetah on the hunt, and ate the leftover steak. Then I thought of my weight, and how I was getting wider as I ate the steak, then more food. I also needed to give my best friend a message or recommendation. So to help myself and my friend I took a jog around the block and alerted him of the harsh climate to come, as he didn’t have a TV or radio [ he just moved in] So after the alert I gave him I rushed home, sat down and wired the TV up so I could watch my movie marathon.

Aaaahhhhhh done!  So, Now you can be the genius in your street cause you know what anagrams are!

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July 21

Mandala Madness

A mandala is a spiritual and traditional image Buddhism and Hinduism. The word mandala in Sanskrit term means “circle”. Mandala art has been used throughout the world for well being and relaxation.relaxation. Mandalas can be created in any form and the most famous ones come from mother nature. this includes, spider webs, flowers and other plant specie. Traditionally mandalas are used in R.E and are put up on display in synagogues and temples.  Mandalas let people express their emotions…how you ask? through vibrant colors and incredible detail. Mandalas are even used by psychologists! In conclusion, mandalas have a lot of respect and meaning to them.

 

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