Bronies – BTN

Bronies is the name of a club of male ‘My little Pony’ fans but was originally the name for a male ‘My little Pony’ fan.  Bronies thought ‘If people are going to call us this, why not make something of it.’

I understand that boys don’t have to like boys toys and girls dont’t have to like girls to nlike girls toys. These guys understand that there not perfect that there OK with that.

I wounder what these guys like about ‘My little Pony’.my little poney

Literature circles: What do you think Feezal?

During the processes of literature circles I read ‘What do you think Feezal?’ by Elizabeth Honey. For those of you that don’t know literature circles is a program similar to a book club. Each week the group reads a certain amount of chapters each week. This way everyone’s on the same page. (Literally)

In this program there are 6 roles for the students to play. One for each student. The first role is the ‘Discussion Director’. The ‘Discussion Director’ is pretty much the leader of the group. They set the home work and they come prepared with 6 questions for the group to answer. These questions are based on the section of reading the group has just done. In my group Tom was our discussion director. You can visit his blog through this link: http://tomc2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

The second role is the ‘Telly master’. The ‘Telly master’ keeps track of everyone’s homework and weather people participated in group discussions or not. The ‘Telly master’ is always the on to report to the teacher if people are not cooperating. In my group Angelica was the ‘Telly Master’ in my group. You can visit her blog through this link:  http://angelicam2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

Captain/Contessa of comprehension is the next role. The Captain/Contessa come up with 4 questions about what the group has just read. There are 4 types of questions: Think and Search, Right there, Author and me, On my own. I was the Contessa in my group.

Fourth is the ‘Connector’. The ‘Connector’ finds four passages that they can connect to. They then share these connections with the group. In my group Luca was the connector. You can visit his blog using this link:

http://luca2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

The penultimate role is the ‘Passage master’. The ‘Passage master’ finds  4 passages in the book that they found interesting or weird to share with the group. They have to tell the group why they chose that passage. In my group Cian was the ‘Passage Master’ in my group. You can visit his blog through this link:

http://cian2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

The last role is the ‘Word watcher’. The ‘Word watcher’ finds 5 new or interesting words to share with the group. They also have to share the meaning of the word. In my group Deanne. You can visit her blog through this link:    http://deanne2012.global2.vic.edu.au/

This is my groups reflection podcast on the unit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read like a Writer – What do you think Feezal?

Today my class revisited ‘Reading like a Writer’. When we read from the perspective of a author, we focus on the techniques the author is using to tell the story and not so much about the story itself. This is ‘Reading like a Writer’. There are 6 points we focus on. Here is a example that I wrote based on the book ‘What do you think Feezal?’:

 Ideas:

The main idea in the last chapter of ‘What do you think Feezal’ is to give something to Bean (The main character) so she can remember the amazing journey she went through the book.

Organization:

The organization in this book is pretty good. But there is one part where its morning and it jumps strait into being night time.

Voice: 

Elizabeth’s voice to me me seems playful yet realistic. Not all of this stuff would happen to one person but all the little things could go there separate ways and effect a lot of different people

Word Choice:

In this chapter and through the entire book the word choice is not great and could be a lot better.

Sentence Fluency:

The sentence fluency in this book is OK. There was just one part where it jumped from being to night.

Conventions: 

In this book I saw nothing but regular punctuation like talking marks and full stops. There was the occasional explanation mark.

 

Those were the 6 topics. And for this lesson this was my goal reflection.

Goal Reflection: 

One technique I will take away from ‘What do you think Feezal?’ would probably be the short sentences if I was writing a book for younger children.      

 

 

 

BTN Flag day

Some people want to change the Australian flag because it doesn’t show the indigenous side of Australia. Also Britain might change because Scotland wants become a independent nation. So the Union jack might have to change.

I now know what everything on the Australian flag stands for: The union jack stands  for the first settlers of Australia and the stars on the side are the shorthorn cross. And the little star under the union jack shows the stares and territories of Australia.

Do you think they will ever change the flag.

But it’s yellow 100wc

“Here is your jelly bean.” Said my sister shoved it in front of my face.

“But it’s yellow.” I explained. “I asked for 10 blue jelly blue jelly beans, not one yellow one!” I growled. “Go get me some blue jelly beans, NOW!” I snapped.

“But we only have yellow ones!” My sister complained. Then I started to get mad.

“Jasmine, I don’t care what color we have, I want blue ones so run to the store and get blue jelly beans, NOW!” I screamed.

“Your nothing but a  just a big bully!” She shot back at me and she shuffled out the door.

Shrine of remembrance

Today ( Wednesday the 3rd of September) The year 5/6s of Moonee Ponds Primary School went to the shrine of remembrance for the battle of Australia commemoration. We  weren’t the only school there, we were joined by other schools such as Aitken Collage, St Patrick’s College Ballarat, Lilydale High School, Pascoe Vale Girls College and many more!

These schools were invited to help the students understand and gain knowledge about the battle for Australia and how regular people like us went to war to fight for the Australia we have today.

This was taught to us through speeches and trough songs like, “Be still my soul.” And “I am, You are, We are Australian.” Thanks to the band:  The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band.

We were told stories from a solder’s point of view and priers were lead by the Chaplin .

Thank you to everybody who made this excursion happen and I’m sure everyone got something out of the experience.

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Finally we can make a start 100wc

It is the start of a new school year. The start of high school for me. I’m attending ‘Jelly collage’ with my best friend Susanna. Susanna and I have been friends for a long time. Since kindergarten. But nothing can be compared to the journey we are about to have. Finally we can make a start on our lives. Our lives are about to start. Sure we have to have been living to get here but nothing all that interesting happened. Now the drama can start. Now our friendship can be put to the test. As I said : Now the drama can start. For real. drama

Book week multi-age book activity

For book week we had a book week multi-age book activity. This is when people from every age group come together and read a book. This book has to be one of the book week short listed books. Once we have read the book we do a activity based on the book.

Today I went to one of the prep classes and we read “King Pig”. I enjoyed the colors in this book and I believe it sent across a good message: Treat other people how you would like to be treated.

My favorite page in the book was when the sheep were painting there wool all different colors and made clothes for the king.

Here are some photos from my activity:

BTN: Quinsy

Quinsy is a amazing little girl who is only 6 years old and is at the stage of a professional surfer. She also does skating as well as surfing. Her coach says she could be close to the best 6 years old skater and surfer in the WORLD!

Quinsy has made me realize that you can never be to small to make a impact and that its possible to be as amazing as she is in only 2 years of training.  As that racer dude in ‘Turbo’ says

“No dream is to big and no dreamer to small.”

Her story makes me wonder if I had stayed in Austria and kept skiing if I could be as amazing as she is.