“Why did we decide to live in a tree house” asked Riley, “I think we had a tree house in our old house and decided to live in one” replied Jake, “I know that but why did we leave home” said Riley ” I think it was a mix of idiotic minds and um… I actually think that’s the only reason we left” said Jake confused. “why don’t we just go back 4 or so years and find out the reason” “oh yeah we can use our zip zap back-a-nator to find out” so off they ran to the zip zap back-a-nator and went to the time when they made the decision of leaving there parents to live in a tree house. (the following conversation is colour co-ordinated for your convenience, blue is Riley and Jake now, and purple is Riley and Jake in the past) “Stop” said riley “yeah what he said” chirped Jake ” hey its us” riley smiled “I look gooooood” Jake said to him self. “Your making a bad choice” Riley said “yeah what he said” Jake replied again. “How, this is the best choice we have ever made. LIVING IN A TREEHOUSE. Its the ultimate trade. Parents for a tree house.” “It might sound good but trust me you get really board without your parents” Riley tried to convinced them. “Fine we will keep our parents for good” So the boys went back to the zip-zap-back-a-nator and every thing went back to normal.
Two people are being questioned by Queensland police over a racist rant on a Brisbane train that has been condemned by the prime minister as “deplorable”. A five-minute video of the incident began circulating on social media over the weekend, showing a young man abusing a Queensland Rail security guard with racially-charged insults and other offensive language.Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he has been briefed about the incident, which has been labelled “un-Australian”, by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman. the man unleashing a tirade of abuse after being told to keep his feet off the seat. The man was filmed by a friend repeatedly calling the guard a “n*****”, a “black dog”, and other sickening names.The incident began when the man was told the train would remain stopped until he got off, having refused to remove his feet from the seats.”Do you want to come to Australia and learn some proper English?” he is seen telling the Queensland Rail guard.”That is not the issue,” the guard replies.He then tells the guard to: “Learn some f******* English ’cause this is Australia … I can’t understand you.”The young male filming the encounter is heard laughing throughout the footage.After hurling abuse at the calm rail guard, the man begins taunting fellow passengers who protest his foul language and anti-social behaviour.He then challenges the guard to a fight, before the friend filming convinces him to get off the train.Comments condemning the man flooded Facebook threads after the footage was posted and shared thousands of times.He was labelled “disgusting”, “pathetic”, a “disgrace”, an “embarrassment”, an “oxygen thief”
I think that it is horrible that a simple please take your feet off the seat has turned into a racist attack on a rail guard because he didn’t want to. And know saying that he is innocent and that we should stop over reacting.
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honours. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.”
My big idea went Pretty well. Lachie and I did our big idea on the great people of Australia.
I think My shearing session went well, Lachie and I explained it clearly and I think every body walked away knowing something different.
What went well was when we did our presentation set up and we had the hyperlinks and we didn’t use the internet to find info.
What we could improve on next time is maybe sharing the load a bit more.
The most interesting thing I learnt was why the people on the Australian currency are on the money.
I used my investigation time very well and I think that I did my investigation topic to the full.
This presentation was about racism in AFL and it gave a lot of information on the topic, I walked away knowing a lot more than I did before.
The most interesting part was when they told us about the amount of dark skin players in the AFL.
I liked it because no one else did the topic and they got all the information on the topic possible. I really liked the presentation.
Some ideas that I might use next time are using prezi presentate my topic.
The book into the forest is a great book which is about a boy who goes into the forest to deliver her grandma some cakes. (totally original) On the way he bumps into all different fairy tale like Jack, Hansel and Gretel and Godly locks who are all interested in his cake. when he finds the house he gives his Grandma the cake and finds his dad. I recommend this book to all ages because it is a happy book and mixes a lot of different characters Into one story and finishes with a happy ending.
The pros of the book were that it was creative and had a good story line and had a good plot. The cons of the book were that the dad ended being some place safe and warm, I would of liked it if the dad was lost in the woods and was found on the way back. I also didn’t like that it was a little red riding hood based story but there was no wolf, there was even a red cloak. but other than that it was a great book.
I would definitely recommend the book Jimmy Coats to a lot of kids that like a gripping adventure that will excite you and keep you on the edge of your seat.
This book series is about a boy called Jimmy Coats and he finds that he has hidden talents like breathing under water, night vision, speed and strength. And he finds all of this out when one night a group of agents in black suites and a thin green strip on their suite pocket come after him and a whole lot of secrets unfold. In his escape from these men his finds that he is capable of all different things like surviving a jump out of a 2 story building and out running fully trained adults and cars.
This book may sound the same as any old spy book but there are some brutal scenes in it like when Jimmy gets shoved in a shredder and his leg is shredded, or when he is being choked with a lasso and is being dragged along the ground by a horse. This book is age appropriate for kids around 9 and above. So this book is a classic example of the saying don’t judge a book by its cover, Because again on the front of the book it says “Part boy, Part weapon, Totally deadly”. Cliché right. But the book has turned out to be a very interesting series.
The characters of the book are obviously Jimmy who is part boy part assassin and is on the run from his creators (also known as the bad guys of the book) NJ7. Jimmy’s best friend Felix Muzbeke, And when felix’s parents get taken numerous times by NJ7 he is dragged along into hiding. Jimmy’s sister Georgie who is there because her dad and mum both worked for NJ7 but when her mum ran to protect and stay with her children here dad stayed and became president/head of bad guys. Viggo and Saffron who are both very good with guns, hiding, driving and being loyal to there friends, and they tagged along to protect Jimmy, even though Viggo was Jimmy’s first target of assassination, and a whole lot more that will take forever to explain.
Over all I think this book is a 9/10 and is a fantastic series.
A metaphor is talking about one thing then relating it to another. For example. The Children’s laughter reminded me of the kookaburras laughing in a tree. Or. The rain on the roof was like marbles being tipped on a concrete.
And a simile is like comparing one thing to another. like. My mum was as busy as a bee. This crate is as heavy as a truck. My brother is as brave as a lion.
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At school we are learning to make our writing more descriptive. We have to write the events of what we did in our holidays but we have to write them in snap shots. A snap shot is using really descriptive words to make the reader actually see, taste and feel what we are writing.
As I got out of the car the crisp night air waked me in the face and instantly I let out a small cry, I walked in to the cinema the aroma of popcorn hit me in the face, I saw the kids nagging there parents asking when they can go in. I could here the car crashes and gun shots in the action movies. As we took our seats I took a bite of my choc top, it was cold and smooth and creamy, my two front teeth buzzed furiously as I took my second bite. The movie started and the ads and trailers started to play
As we pushed through the doors I instantly herd the rumbling sound of the ball gliding down the shiny slippery alley then crash I here the boom of the pins getting knocked down. I here the screams of joy ” strike” then I here the clapping of the crowd, we got our shoes and got our bowling balls, they were oily and heavy, we typed our names on the screen and I threw my ball down the lane. I got 1 pin. yay.
We got out of the car and the crunch of the stones on the ground was loud in the silent morning, the crisp morning air filled my lungs as I breathed in. We walked in the door and it was empty, a eary strangeness hung in the air, we walked along the plush carpet and a smiley man came to greet us. we got our skates and we rolled on to the rink, it made a smooth quiet sound. And we were off.
I got another assignment at school. We where asked to look at some of the creation stories, which are different religious stories of how the world began. I’m a Catholic so I believe in the geniuses story. Here are the ones that I researched.
The Genesis story-
In the beginning there was no earth or sky or sea or animals. And then God spoke in the darkness: “Let there be light!” And right away there was light, scattering the darkness and showing the infinite space. “That’s good!” said God. “From now on, when it’s dark it will be ‘night” and when it’s light, it will be ‘day’”.The evening came and the night passed and then the light returned. That was the first day.On the second day, God made the earth and over it He carefully hung a vast blue sky. He stood back and admired His creation. “That’s good too!” said God and the second day was over. The next morning God looked around and thought, “the earth needs to be a bit more organized”. So, He put all the water in one place and all the dry land in another. When He had finished that, God made plants to cover the land. Dandelions and daffodils appeared. All sorts of trees and grasses began to grow. “It’s looking great”, said God and that was the end of the third day. On the fourth day, God looked around and thought, “the daylight still needs a bit more work and the night is just too dark”. So, He made the sun to light the sky during the day and the moon and stars to add a bit of sparkle to the night. He hung them in the sky and stepped back to look at his work.“This is coming along very well”, said God. The next day, God turned his attention to the water he had collected in the oceans. “I want these waters teeming with life”! As soon as He said it, it was so. In no time, there were millions of small fish darting through the shallow water and huge fish swimming in the ocean. God made birds, too. He sent them soaring through the air. “Ahh, that is good!, “said God. The dusk fell over the water and the sky grew dark and that was the end of the fifth day. On the sixth day, God added creatures to the land. He created everything from ants to zebras to the land. But He still felt something was missing. So God added Adam and Eve to enjoy and take care of all that He had created. God looked around and was happy with all He had made. After six days, the whole universe was completed. On the seventh day God had a nice long rest and enjoyed looking at all He had made.
This story to me is one of my favourites because God took his time with each creation like light and animals. He didn’t rush into it and make every thing in one day, and from that we have a great world. I also like how he only created two humans instead of taking time to personalise 1,000 humans separately, because each person is different once they enter the world. And lastly I liked how on the seventh day he looked at the world and made sure every thing was right.
The Zulu story-
before anything there was nothing, no light, just dark and one very large seed. The seed sank into the earth and from it long reeds started to grow. these were called Uthlanga which means the source of all things light. slowly a reed grew into a man, his name was Unkulunkulu (that is one long name) he was the first man and creator of all things. The larger he grew the heavier he became. Finally he got so heavy that he broke from the reeds and went for a wander. As he walked the Earth he saw other reeds growing into Men and Woman, He also saw different creatures forming so he pulled them all off. He created everything from mountains to rivers and even the sun and moon. He created every natural thing you see around you today. He taught the Men and Women how to hunt, make food and clothes, make fire and how to make houses and tents. He gave all the animals their names. Once this was all done he sent a Chameleon to tell his people that they would never die. the chameleon took forever and Unkulunkulu became impatient. so he sent a speedy lizard out to tell the people that death was on its way. The swift lizard soon overtook the Chameleon and beat him to the village. Once the lizards message was out death arrived shortly after. And it has never left mankind since.
This is my other favourite story along side the genesis story, because it makes sense and it is simple. It also tells us the explanation behind why we all pass away after a while. I also thought it was smart that he taught the men and woman how to build and cook so they can know how to survive.
The rainbow serpent-
Far off in Dreamtime, there were only people, no animals or birds, no trees or bushes, no hills or mountains.The country was flat. Goorialla, the great Rainbow Serpent, stirred and set off to look for his own tribe. He travelled across Australia from South to North. He reached Cape York where he stopped and made a big red mountain called Naralullgan. He listened to the wind and heard only voices speaking strange languages.This is not my country, the people here speak a different tongue. I must look for my own people. Goorialla left Naralullgan and his huge body made a deep gorge where he came down. He travelled North for many days and his tracks made the creeks and rivers as he journeyed North. Goorialla made two more mountains, one of the Naradunga was long made of granite, the other had sharp peaks and five caves and was called, Minalinha. One day Goorialla heard singing and said, “Those are my people, they are holding a big Bora.” At the meeting place of the two rivers, Goorialla found his own people singing and dancing. He watched for a long time, then he came out and was welcomed by his people. He showed the men how to dress properly and taught them to dance. A big storm was gathering, so all the people built humpies for shelter.Two young men, the bil-bil or Rainbow Lorikeet brothers came looking for shelter but no one had any room. They asked their grandmother, the Star Woman but she had too many dogs and couldn’t help them. the Bil-bil brothers went to Goorialla who was snoring in his humpy but he had no room. The rain got heavier and the boys went back to Goorialla and called out that the rain was heavy. Goorialla said, “All right come in now.” The Bil-bil bothers ran into Goorialla’s mouth and he swallowed them. Next morning the people found that the boys were gone and saw the tracks of Goorialla and knew that he had swallowed them.When they found goorialla they cut open his tummy and out flew two birds, The the rainbow serpent started zapping the humans and turned them into animals. But he left one man and one woman so that the human race could live, as well as the animal kingdom.
This story is my third favourite because it makes sense and it has a good idea of how the world started. But the one part that I don’t get is when he swallows the kids, he would have had some room in his cave thing, or if not could he not of just made some thing for them.
In the beginning there was only darkness. Suddenly a small bearded man, the One Who Lives Above, appeared rubbing his eyes as if just awakened. The man, the Creator, rubbed his hands together and there appeared a little girl, Girl-Without-Parents. The creator rubbed his face with his hands and there stood the Sun-God. Again Creator rubbed his sweaty brow and from his hands dropped Small-boy. Now there were four gods.Then he created Tarantula, Big Dipper, Wind, Lightning-Maker and Lightning-Rumbler. All four gods shook hands so that their sweat mixed together. Then Creator rubbed his palms together from which fell a small round, brown ball. They took turns kicking it and with each kick the ball grew larger. Creator told Wind to go inside the ball and blow it up. Then Tarantula spun a black cord which he attached to the ball and went to the east pulling as hard as he could. He repeated this exercise with a blue cord to the south, a yellow cord to the west and a white cord to the north. When he was done the brown ball had become the earth. The Creator again rubbed his hands and there appeared Hummingbird. “Fly all over this earth,” said Creator to Hummingbird, “and tell us what you see.” When he returned Hummingbird reported that there was water on the west side. But the earth rolled and bounced, so Creator made four giant posts one each black, blue, yellow and white and had Wind place them at the four cardinal points of the earth. The earth was now still. The creation of the people, animals, birds, trees.
This was my least favourite story because it was very confusing and didn’t make sense. Where did the bearded man appear from, and how come he could rub his hands and make a girl, and how did he know about Parents. And he just some how made and named a humming bird. but the part that I didn’t understand the most was the ending with the four poles in the ground.
These are the fruits and gifts of the holy spirit.
Gifts are your quality and fruits are how you show them.
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