Btn- Term 2 Week 9

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Purple- Questions        Black- Understanding


This BTN was about how to cope in a natural disaster. They had 2 families put in a fake disaster and would see if they prepared correctly. The first family was in the scenario of a bushfire. They were off to a rough start but came to their senses and did what was expected: tape windows, fill up bath etc.

The second family was in the situation of a cyclone. Unlike family 1, they followed instructions from the start that included taping windows, making sandbags etc.


  • In the 2nd family, the kids actually knew more than the parents
  • The 2nd family kids stopped their parents from making a bad decision
  • The first family made a huge mistake because there was a fire in the kitchen and they locked themselves in the laundry.


  • Why did they tape the windows?
  • How did the fire spread to the house?


  • I now understand how dangerous natural disasters can be and how hard it can be to know what to do that situation.

All kids should own a pet- Persuasive text

Pets. Kids. They are both bundles of joy but put them together and it will be double the fun, laughter and happiness. Many kids own pets, more than half of kids here in Australia in fact. That means less than half do not. Kids should all own pets, every kid, for the better.


Pets are just like friends. They are there whenever you need them, they love you no matter what and they comfort you when you are sad. If a kid has a fight with their friends they need to be sure that there will always be someone waiting at home to cheer them up. Only 62% of Australian kids have pets and they feel safer and better with their furry or scaly pet around. That leaves us with 38% of kids who don’t have a pet. I can’t begin to imagine how awful that would be to not have a pet. Pets are fun and loving. Kids deserve a pet.


Owning a pet can teach a kid responsibility. It can prepare them for life. Kids need to have the chance to look after something of their own. They can choose their pet for their preferred amount of looking after. When you think about, there are so many pets to choose from. Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, turtles, fish, frogs, lizards, and snakes. That’s just only to name a few. Do you or your kids want to have responsibility or be mature? Get a pet!


Pets need to be fed, taken care of, groomed and most importantly… walked or played with. Pets need exercise. If we’re talking about a fish, maybe not, a snake, walking them could be a bit dangerous, but the three most popular pets, dogs, cats, and rabbits really do need exercise to stay healthy. The weird thing is, kids need exercise too. Why not let the two do it together. Now we’re in the 21st century, we are all about technology. Sometimes kids can get a bit too excited about tech and over-use it. Getting a pet would not only benefit your dog or cat but it would benefit the kids. Get the kids of the tech and get them to play outside with the pet.


In conclusion, pets make kids feel safer, happier and turn our bad days around. Although they’re expensive, they’re worth it. So what are you doing standing here reading this, you should be down at the pet shop getting yourself a new pet.

100WC- Term 2 Week 8

Prompt: however, she couldn’t believe what she had done
It was an ordinary Tuesday morning. For Alison anyhow. For any other girl, it would have been an unbelievably extraordinary morning. Alison was the princess of Clodania. Her story of being there was quite incredible. She was part of a competition to see which lady of Clodania would win the prince’s heart. She was in the final two and unfortunately did something awful. She sabotaged the other girl’s chances by putting a whoopee cushion on her seat. The king and queen were astonished. Alison was so close to winning however, she couldn’t believe what she had done. She owned up and that was a winner for the prince, honesty. Long story short, the two lived happily ever after.

Btn- Cpae town wtaer crisis


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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


Blue- Summary                  Pink- Facts

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.