Terrific Themes in the Brilliant Book “Bob the Railway Dog”

“Bob the Railway Dog” is about a dog that travels around South Australia on trains. He goes on different trains all the time and then stays overnight with a different driver or guard. The theme was that whoever you are human or not you can travel wherever you want to.img_1877

I’m an Expert On…..

Tick! The time was now 12:15 on the 7th of August, the day of the science expo. It was the science expo where everyone in year 5 got to choose a topic and explain how or why it happens. My presentation  was how galaxies are formed. I had a model of the Milky Way and I also had a video of how galaxies are formed. My poster had 2 pictures and a diagram and they gave more information. The parents were allowed in and were looking around. Every time someone came to our table we had to repeat the whole thing again and eventually it got boring repeating everything. Year 4’s also came in and looked around and it was really noisy so you had to speak loud. I think maybe next time I could have spoke louder but I think I did well explaining my topic. Tick! The time was now 1:15 and the science expo was over and everyone started to leave.

 

My New Bestseller

In writers workshop we’ve been writing sci-fi stories these photos are my planning and my wonderful sizzling start.

I Can Explain Why It Is Important To Keep Your Cat Inside At Night

I Can Explain Why It Is Important To Keep Your Cat Inside At Night

Cats are small furry carnivorous mammals that are related to lions, tigers, leopards and other wild cats. They are often kept as pets and sometimes kept as mouse catchers. If they are pets they are often domesticated. Cats are great companions for humans.

80% of accidents involving cats happen at night (kingston.vic.gov.au). Roaming cats can be hit by cars, get in cat fights, catch diseases or can become lost. If a cat is well-fed it doesn’t mean it can’t hunt native wildlife. Roaming cats can annoy neighbours by digging up their garden, meowing and fighting with their pets. Cats can catch fatal diseases such as feline AIDS, fleas, ticks, worms, cuts, diarrhoea and other sicknesses. Cats that get kept inside live up to 3 times longer than cats that roam.

So next time you’re about to go to bed and your cat in still outside remember to go outside and get it and put it inside, so your cat will be a lot safer and so will the native wildlife.
By Charlize 5C

Bibliography
kingston.vic.gov.au
geelongaustralia.com.au
portenf.sa.gov.au
Picture: www.rd.com
Diagram: www.catkingdomenclosures.com

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What makes my text a good explanation?

I think my text is a good explanation text because I cleary defined the subject in my first so that others would understand it. I didn’t choose a subject that I knew everything about so I had 3 websites that gave me information. I chose a diagram that was simple and was easy to make.

Scary Awesomeness

Sophie had dropped and disappeared. Then Olivia dropped and disappeared. Now it’s time for me. The lady let me in and I sat on the curved edge,  I look down and it curves in then it goes down. I scream inside my head. I’m shaking with fear. I’ve been shaking with fear the last 10 minutes. My hands are sweaty and clammy. I stink, well my overalls stink. They smell like dust and the feel really cold. The coldness is not really helping because I’m really nervous. Mr Rogers does a hand signal to go down. I slowly start to hang, I realise that I can’t get up now. The lady counts me in. 3,2,1! I have no choice but to go, so I go……

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‘Meaning For Reading’

Hmm………’meaning for reading’ I wonder what that means. I like to say ‘meaning for reading’ because meaning and reading rhyme a little bit. So there are 3 types of ‘meaning for reading’. There is literal, inferential and me! Well not actually me, personal. Right now you’re probably wondering what each of them do and you’ve come to the right person.

Literal: Now we will turn on our literal lightbulb. If there was a literal question you had to answer it would mean that you had to read the text and you would find the answer. Sometimes you would have to show evidence and your evidence is literally right there in the text.

Inferential: Lets turn on our inferential lightbulb now. For inferential you connect clues in the text to answer the question. This is an example: the girl and the boy were painting something with a roof to hang in the garden. When they are finished they put bird seeds in. What are they making? The clues are that it has a roof, hangs in the garden and has bird seeds in it. The answer is a birdhouse.

Personal: Finally we can turn our personal lightbulb on. The personal meaning for reading is what you personally think or believe. If a question was to name the baby that would be a personal question because you chose it. You could have chosen it because it connects to you or you experienced it.

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For me! (Future self needs to read this) Student led conference

Hi awesome future me,

Remember this time last year when you were doing your student led conference, well I’m in that time right now, which is kind of strange but I am and you once were. I hope that the student led conference that your doing now will be as good as the one I did this year. So I wrote a script….wait no we wrote a script. Ok, this is just weird. Anyway we wrote a script and showed some of our work and rehearsed our student led conference with 5A and year 4 classes.

So as you know we’re awesome so our presentation was. I think we did well with reading our narrative. We read the end part to them and showed them the pictures. You probably know all this but I’m just making sure you remember. We spoke loud enough and everything apart from 2 sneaky things were awesome! No…Brilliant! No….Extraordinary! Yes! Perfect word. I’m really happy about what we did so I’m hoping you will listen to our advice and make the presentation awesome.

So the 2 sneaky things were……wait! Why am I telling you this because you know but I’m going remind you anyway. 1 of the sneaky things was our pace because we spoke a bit too fast and when we read our story our mum didn’t know what we were saying. The other sneaky thing was when we showed our maths. We didn’t explain what we did we just showed our book. Now you need to explain what is in your book. Our parents will know more. Please listen to us because it will make your student led conference even better.

From you. Ok that doesn’t make sense. From us. How about from past self? Yes!
From past self.

P.S-We’re awesome
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Paper Plane Investigation

It’s nearly naplan, my naplan tips

Naplan is coming and these are my tips:

Reading
-read more than the text
-re read
-get a picture in my head
-make a connection
-read around the word

-re read the question
-eliminate answers
-go back to the text
-make an intelligent guess

Maths
-read all the questions
-highlight key words
-think about place value
-re write vertically
-eliminate answers
-estimate
-stop,think,check

I will…..

In the last couple of weeks our class has been looking at maths, reading and writing Naplan. Some of the maths questions were a bit difficult for me.

I’ve noticed that when I was practicing Naplan I wasn’t very good at my 7’s, 8’s and 12 times tables.

In the next week I will do 3 things which are go on times tables me, get my mum to test me know the way to school and go on hit the button.

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