Btn- Cpae town wtaer crisis

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Blue- Summary             Pink- Facts

Purple- Questions        Black- Understanding

 

This BTN was about a drought in a town in south Africa called Cape town. They have been experiencing any ordinary drought though. One member from each household has the opportunity to collect 50 litres of water each day in the middle of town. Now,  50 litres may sound  like a lot but it is used for toilet flushing, showers/baths, washing dishes, drinking and pet drinking.

  • For a 90 second shower, 15 litres is used
  • At one point, cape town had to lower the 50 litres per day to 25 litres
  • Cape town has been suffering in these conditions for 2 years

 

  • How bad has the drought gotten over the years?
  • When did the drought start and what was the first limit of water per day?

 

  • I now understand how bad droughts can get, how much people suffer and what awful circumstances they are in.

100 WC- Week 8

Prompt: Bridge  Sprinkled  Pink  Daffodil  Huge

As I approached the old, moss-covered bridge my body flooded with hope. Maybe he had changed this time, maybe he was different. My grandfather lived in a huge house in the middle of nowhere surrounded by tiny, delicate daffodil’s and sprinkled with white daisies. I slowly walked across the bridge, being careful not to fall through missing gaps in the narrow path. I saw a blurry pink shape at the end of the bridge. I felt excitement rush through my body as I sprinted towards it. It was him, my grandfather, with someone else, a real estate agent!

 

Persuasive text- All kids should play a sport

 

 

Kids should play a sport. It’s true. Health, happiness, social lives, it all links to sport. It can be netball, soccer, swimming, anything really. The most important thing is that you or your kid should play a sport.

 

An average kids mind is thinking about this: 20% school, 20% upcoming events, 10% friends, 10% health, and 30% technology. Did you notice the word health? A lot of things can keep you healthy, good eating, good sleep, doctors check-ups. But one thing is what really keeps us healthy. It’s like the secret ingredient to the recipe of healthiness. It’s sport. Being active, keeping fit. They are really what matter to healthiness. Now don’t get me wrong, the other things are majorly important too but sport… it’s great!!! There is an age where it really really matters. When you’re a kid. Your habits when you’re a kid reflect on your habits when you become an adult. Stay healthy when you’re a kid, stay healthy forever.

 

Sport= happiness. Ask anyone, they’ll probably agree. You see when you play a team sport, you make friends and you learn things from friends. Sport is like a social experiment except you get to be healthy too. Bonus. Making friends is important for kids, playing sport is important for kids. Why not put the two together. Friends is a big step in a child’s life. Working together is a big step in a childs life. People may not realize it but sport and can change lives, it can teach us lessons we don’t think could be taught. Friends, sport, and happiness. They all matter. They all belong together.

 

Kids may think that playing sport means they have to play AFL or they must play basketball. What they don’t know is that there are a lot more sports than just kicking around a ball. There is soccer, netball, squash, tennis, swimming, softball, dancing, cycling. Even walking the dog around the block. To be healthy and happy, exercise.

 

So in conclusion, kids will not be happy nor healthy without sport in their lives. Do you want your kids to fit in , stay active and be happy? Save the kids from the doctor’s trips and have them playa sport. Do it for the kids, do it for their health.

BTN- Natural disasters

 

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Purple- Questions                     Black- Understanding

This BTN  explained natural disasters in some of the poorer parts of our world. It mentioned how when the news reports a big natural disaster but when they stop reporting it doesn’t always mean it is over. In 2010 a massive flood occurred in Pakistan. It caused a lot of danger to residents. It also explained the needs to survive in one of these dangerous disasters.

  • In 2004 a tsunami hit Asia. The wave killed more than 230 thousand people.k
  • Some of the top priorities for the army/ life- savers were to save lives and rescue people who were trapped or stranded.
  • In Pakistan, more than 1.5 thousand died.u

 

  • What is the most dangerous natural disaster?
  • how to the people in a natural disaster cope and survive?

 

  • I now understand the causes and effects of a natural disaster and how badly they can damage a country.

100WC- Term 2 Week 7

 

I pass them once a week. I see people stopping to look at them, paint a picture of them, take photos of them. There was only one branch of them in the world and they were on my block. everyone had made estimations of what they are, or why they are there but I was the only one who knew its, or rather their secret. You see, at night these little blue an purple creatures break out of the spikes and go around town playing ticks on people. I’ve tried to stop them but it never works, they still go around now and have been for 50 years.

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BTN- Week 6

LINK TO HERALD SUN

BLUE- SUMMARY                PINK- FACTS

PURPLE- QUESTIONS                     BLACK- SUMMARY

 

This BTN/ Herald sun was about the mysterious crack appearing in Africa. The crack is located in the middle of the valley in Kenya. Scientists believe the crack indicates a separation of Africa. Many tourists have begun taking photos in front of the crack.

-Geologists believe the huge fault line is evidence the African continent will break apart over the next tens of millions of years.

-It became exposed for the first time after heavy rainfall in Kenya in the past month which also caused hospital walls to collapse, flooded entire neighborhoods, and closed off major highways.

-The crack is more than 15m deep and 15m wide.

 

 

-Will the crack cause any natural disasters like a volcanic eruption, earthquakes, tsunami’s etc; when it grows bigger.

-How did the crack appear and who discovered it?

-I now understand all about the strange crack in Africa, certain people’s beliefs behind it and some of the damage it has caused.

100WC- Week 6

 

Prompt: but I didn’t understand the instructions
It was here. The big brown parcel sat in front of me with my name in careful calligraphy. I stared at it for ages until finally, I decided to open it. I tore the wrapping apart and then I saw it, the biggest lego box in the world from my friend. She face- timed me the week after the parcel arrived and I showed her what I had done.
“What did you do,” she asked.
“Made the lego,” I responded.
“But you did it wrong,”
“I didn’t understand the instructions,” said. And that was it, she hung up on me.

eSafety Webinar

 

Today we did a webinar. The host typed up questions and schools around Australia got to answer them in the chat. It was about privacy on technology, how to avoid scammers and who to trust and who not to. Some of the things we learnt were:

  • Privacy is about controlling your personal information in the online world
  • Some people try to hack and download virus’ on others devices
  • Scamming messages can come from anyone at anytime
  • To avoid hackers, you must avoid putting personal information on social media websites and online games where you require to share your information
  • To protect your device you have to have strong passwords, don’t use your full name/ identity, have privacy settings and turn off location information (GPS).

 

Everyone learnt a lot and we are definitely going to take this information and use it in the real world.

BTN- Kilauea Volcano Eruption

Blue- Summary               Pink- Facts

Purple- Questions       Black- Understanding

 

In Hawaii on May 8th 2018, Kilauea volcano has caused Hawaiians running for their lives as the rock spews out lava. On the day it destroyed 26 homes. The cause of the eruption was a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on the south side of the volcano.

 

  • Scientists are predicting more earthquakes and eruptions for the next month.
  • Kilauea is the most active volcano out of the five on the island
  • It has been erupting constantly for 35 years but this is one of the worst eruptions so far

 

  • What is the biggest Kilauea explosion in the active 35 years?
  • When is the last time Kilauea erupted apart from recently?

 

  • I now understand that volcanoes can be a quite dangerous and can be life threatening.

100WC- Term 2 Week 5

Prompt: Can you invent a magical animal that could live in a magical place and tell us all about them?

“Her long legs paraded around town like a policeman taking care of the jail cells. Everyone always gazed at her beautiful, majestic body and long, shining horn. She was the leader of the unicorns up in the clouds. All obeyed her, all adored her and all loved her.” The funeral director sobbed as he said this, as well as everyone else. A black and white photo was placed on the horse shaped coffin with the extra edition of a horn hole cut into it. The land was gloomy and dark without her. “She will be sadly missed,” said the funeral director. A glow came from the coffin and the lid opened. Could it be possible?…