September 18

School captain application

Recently the grade 5’s at MPPS have presented their school captain speeches. I wasn’t shortlisted but I want to congratulate all those who did. Here is my speech:

 

 

 

My name is Lucy. I am 11 years old. I have been at the school for 2 years. A school role I have participated in is green team and at my old school I was an SRC member. I have also participated in Tournament of minds for 2 years.These three roles and activities have been great practice for being school captain and I learnt all of the qualities a good school leader should have. I now show those qualities and for those reasons I hope you vote for me to be 2018’s school captain. I feel that I show organisational skills a lot. I have organised 1 or 2 events like at aftercare. Being one of the oldest kids at aftercare I have been asked to put together some activities. That also shows some of my communication skills of working with younger people and older people. I feel like I can take on the responsibility of helping to organise events for the school if I become school captain. Organisation I feel is a big part of being school captain and I think that I show that quality. I love to be organised and I think that if I am school captain I will make sure everything is organised to make school a great, fun learning environment. My communication skills are strong. I am not the most confident public speaker but I really want to expand on that. I used to be really confident and I’m hoping to get that confidence back because that is a big part of being school captain. Before I have worked with people of all different ages and if I become a school captain I won’t be a stranger to speaking to strangers a different age to me. I feel like with this skill I can help promote the school. I feel that I’m definitely open to new learning experiences. I love learning new things and I feel that if I become school captain, I will need to learn some leadership skills and other skills that school captain must have. I will require to be open to new learning experiences to become the best school captain that I can be. My leadership skills have expanded the last few years I have been at MPPS. I feel that I have become a stronger leader and being a good leader is vital when it comes to being school captain. I love leading things and I think that I am confident and organised leader. If I become school captain I will make sure I am a kind, prepared leader of our school. I have lead a lot of out-of- school activities like at aftercare and some after school activities. I love to take charge and lead things but I don’t like to be a rude mean leader. I like to be a leader that looks out for everyone and makes sure everyone is included and is giving it a go or trying their best. At my old school I was an SRC member. That taught me a lot about leading a school and loads of tips about being a leader. I am a coach for SEPEP and I need leader ship skills to help lead my team to victory. Being school captain I would show commitment. I have been playing the guitar for 6 years now and I show a lot of commitment to that. Playing an instrument requires to be committed, responsible and I must be organised. I show all of these qualities and they also apply to being school captain. MPPS students deserve to have a committed school captain and with me as school captain I will make sure they get what they deserve. I have always wanted to be a school captain I would really love if that dream could come true. Being school captain would mean a lot to me so that I why I am applying and would like all of you to consider voting for me. I have now mentioned all of the strong skills that I shine in and they definitely apply to being school captain. Those are the reasons why I would like to be MPPS’s 2018 school captain. I hope you vote for me and thank you for listening to my speech.

Thank you for listening

Lucy

September 18

Green team captain letter

Recently I have been allocated a role of MPPS’s 2018 green team capatin. Here is my letter that won the teachers over:

 

Dear classmates and teachers,

I would love to be a green team leader. I love to help with the environment and in 2016 I was a green team member. That year I learnt a lot about the environment and how we take care of it. I feel like I learnt enough to be a green team captain. If I were to be a captain I feel that I’d be best as a marketing leader. I think that I would do well with the speeches at assembly and would make sure everyone is informed about what the green team would be up to.

 

I am a person that really cares about the environment and I think that if I am green team captain I can help make a difference in everyone feeling that too. The environment is really important and is not getting the respect it deserves. MPPS students can do more to appreciate that. At the moment people litter and waste water. Being green team captain means trying to change that. I feel like I can take on that responsibility. I would love to be one of the people that help change the way our school treats the environment. Being a green team captain means being committed, being responsible for our school’s environment and being a responsible school leader. I feel that I would be able to take on that responsibility.

I am very responsible and organized. If there is an important job I’m on it. I am really reliable and will be very committed. Being green team captain means a lot to me and I feel that I’m right for the job.

 

That is why I would like to be green team captain. I am reliable, responsible and committed. I’m also very passionate about the environment.

 

Yours sincerely,

Lucy Brockman of class 5/6A-(Libby)

September 18

SHADE= pt2

 

Edison called everyone to meet him at the scene of the crime.

“This place gives me the shivers,” said Marjorie. “ Why are we even here, none of us did it.”

“Or did you,” Edison said mysteriously. “You see, two people in this very room are the murderers of Mary Damedon. Marjorie, Margret. Do have any words to defend yourselves before you are put to jail.”

“You expect that we did it,” said Margret shocked.

“You didn’t physically murder Ms. Damedon. You mentally did. You see Marjorie was having a night out with Mary. She commented on your dress and how ugly it was, didn’t she Marjorie. Then you said that her face was ugly and spilt her drink so you could have a dramatic exit. You got into Mary’s head, you knew that you would have. Just before Mary went to bed she got an unexpected call from Margret. ‘I’m coming for you,’ Margret said. Mary felt nervous and she was scared. She then committed suicide. She thought that she was saving her life by doing it but really she killed herself because of some silly prank call, am I correct?

“I don’t know what on earth your talking about,” said Margret.

“ Take them away,” said Edison.

“You’ll regret this,” screeched Marjorie.

Another murder solved, back to luxury for Edison Gaylord.

“Ring ring, ring ring,” went the phone.

“Hello,” said Edison.

“It’s my mother, she’s been…MURDERED,” weeped the lady.

Edison sighed. Another day in the life of a detective

September 14

CYBERSAFETY WEEK

Here is a video with my best friend Eloise, my sister Bella and her friends Erika and Charlotte. (I did get their permission to post this.)

Bella: Please watch this video to learn about cybersafety

Erika: If you watch this video you will learn about posting online, giving away personal info and fake indentities

Charlotte: Watching this video will give you knowledge about cybersafety.

click here to watch video: Untitled 48-1xht6nm

September 14

SHADE- My story

 

Just like that, she was gone. Screaming for help, her hands becoming sweaty from holding onto the metal bars. She was on her knees begging for mercy. Nothing can change what happened. Murdering someone because they betrayed your trust is not right. Mary Damedon was the village sweetheart. She was a lovely old lady with a kind soul. She always went into her house at 7pm and came out 12 hours later like everyone else. This particular morning, Ms. Damedon did not come out of her house at the usual time. Everyone went inside her house to discover drops of blood that lead to her bed which was covered by the cold, dead body of Mary Damedon. She was gone. Forever. There was joy on Margret’s face. She never really liked Mary. Everyone in town knew that. Not much later Margret was arrested as the suspected killer of Mary. Margret didn’t do it, she knew that. But everyone thought it had to be Margret, who else would murder a sweet old lady?

 

There were police cars parked outside Ms. Damedon’s old house. They were interviewing witnesses, sending people to jail, all the usual that police were expected to do on duty. If only Mary was still alive, the town would be full of joy. People who are murdered must have done something to the killer. People don’t just get murdered for no reason at all. It’s not like Mary to do something bad. This murder was never getting solved without Edison Gaylord. He was the top detective in all of France. He recently solved the death of a woman in her twenties. “The butler did it,” he exclaimed. He solved it in three days.

 

“The killer must have come in through the back door with the knife, and then went out through the front door with blood dripping from the knife. The knife was left at the front door on the seat making this a very easy murder to solve. We just have to identify the fingerprints on the knife and find a match,” he Explained. The French had no clue what he was saying.

 

“Le tueur doit être entré par la porte de derrière avec le couteau et est ensuite sorti par la porte d’entrée avec le sang dégouttant du couteau. Le couteau a été laissé(quitté) à la porte d’entrée sur la place(le siège) ceci faisant un meurtre très facile pour résoudre. Nous devons juste identifier les empreintes digitales sur le couteau et trouver un match (une allumette),” he repeated in French.

Edison’s first task was to teach them English.  He picked up the knife and made a dramatic exit. He was pretty full of himself and very, very rich but he did have an idea of who Mary’s killer was and we will soon find out…

 

Marjorie, Mary’s sister, was in tears. “She was only 70,” Marjorie wept. You could tell she was faking. Edison always needed proof for every tiny detail of the murder. He wiped one of her tears and tasted.

“Just as I suspected,” he muttered, “it doesn’t taste salty. You aren’t really upset about your sister’s death. If anything, I’d say you feel joy inside hummm, is that right Margie.”

“No, not all,” replied Marjorie. “Mary was the closet that I had to best friends. I’m innocent.”

“No you’re not, you did it and we both know it,” said Edison accusingly.

“I didn’t, I swear on my life,” she swore.

“Fine. Then your life shall come to an end in jail because of lack of food,” said Edison whilst putting handcuffs around her hands.

Edison felt proud. Another murder solved in only a day. What if he had suspected the wrong person? What if he had not solved the murder. What was going to happen if the killer keeps murdering????

 

In jail, Marjorie was not happy. Her twin sister had been killed and she had been accused murder for a murder she hadn’t even known about. How did that add up??? Edison obviously hadn’t done his job and everyone knew that. Who was Mary’s murderer….

To be continued….

September 12

100wc- term3 week 9

Prompt: So what lies ahead of…
Crowds cheer, players bat. Most fierce ball game of the season. How much I wish the ball would be hit to me. I would catch a foul ball. I could keep it too. There is a 1 in 1000,000 of me catching it. my favourite batter was up. First bat.. FOUL. Second bat… STRIKE. Third bat… it was hurdling toward my side of the stadium. It was heading right for me. I reached out my gloved hand ready to catch it. kt was pretty high. At my head level actually. So what lies ahead of…
I got hit in the head.

September 11

link to video: http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/media/1568044/let-the-electricity-flow

red= recalls

blue= questions

green= understandings

 

 This video was about electricity. Steven Grey was the man who invented the closest thing to electricity. Back then he made the very first wooden frame and he lay on the swing revealed inside. He then turned a cylinder on the ground next to him and he turned it letting some gold leaves or feathers underneath him fly if he put his hand out above them.

Why does it have to be gold leaves and not ordinary leaves?

What would have made Steven think about inventing the wooden frame better yet electricity?

I now understand why electricity was invented and how and who invented it.

September 4

100wc- week #7

 

As the noise followed me I felt scared and worried. There was nothing scarier than being chased by a big monster. It had 3 eyes and was the size of a big tree. I was running to my absolute limit. On the bright side I had discovered monsters. That’s a great story to tell. I probably won’t get to tell because after this I’ll be, well, DEADLLL I couldn’t bear it. I gave up, I would never have beaten him. No one can. I was never seen again. All that was left was one of my sneakers and two monster footprints.