Our Field trip to Asbury

Hello again, today our class ( 5C ) went to Asbury with another class 5E to visit some people who live in subdivided homes to see what it is like to live in a small area where it gets hotter inside then it does outside (eg it is 30*C inside but only 20*C outside). We all had to give 20$ to our teacher so when the groups were made we had 100$ because each group had 5 people each. We used this money to buy at least one kind of fruit and one kind of vegetable as well as 24 or 20 toilet paper rolls for these people. We were organised by the Asbury Methodist Social Service. I really enjoyed the workshop as well as seeing the look of the people we helped.

Decimal Test

Hello again blog readers, Today I am going to be talking about or rather writing about a recent decimal test that I had. Specifically, I am going to be talking about what I can do well and what I could improve.  So I was given a checklist for this test so that once I was finished I could self-assess myself with this tool. After I was given back my test back I found out that I had underestimated myself. It turns out that on most of the question on the test I was ready for a challenge. But I did say MOST of the test I did well. I could improve on Explaining strategies used to perform mathematical operations (+,-,x, divide) using decimal numbers to solve real-life word problems. As well as, working on checking that my answers make sense. I think that I sometimes forget to check all the details to some test questions. I guess I have covered everything, bye.

Math Multiplying & Dividing the powers of 10

Today in class my friends and I played snap where we multiplied and divided decimal numbers by 10, 100, 1000.  After that, we had to think about strategies for this game. We eventually came up with that you had to move the decimal point left or right depending on how many zeros there are and if you multiplying or dividing. However when we were playing all of us knew how to multiply and divide by 10 or 100 so we yelled to hear the other person (If that makes sense).  I guess this helped us become more reflective on the strategies we use.

Back from Grade 5 camping

Hey I am back from camping. Well…it was awesome! I had lots of fun when we were doing surfing and other activities like raft building. This year we got to do more water activities, such as kayaking, raft building and racing as well as pier jumping. I really liked this years camp the most because we got to sleep in dorms so it kind of felt like a sleep over. I think I improved my self management because last time I was always scrambling around trying to unpack and pack my things. This year however, I knew where all my stuff is. I Liked the food because most of it we could eat on the go. Camp would have been better if there were less people crying because they were homesick. Don’t get me wrong I feel bad for these people except they made everyone else a little bit down.

Summative writing

Hi again, so yeah second blog post today… YAY. So I am going to talk about my Summative writing. I think I did pretty good on it. However, I had weak examples and could add more ‘Powerful’ details. I organized it into paragraphs, I also added photos to make my main idea more clear. I feel very proud about this piece of writing. In the future maybe I could have more examples, as well as I could add a more detailed introduction and conclusion. Thanks for reading, bye.


Link to my writing: 02-HWEO Summative writing (1)

MY 3D shapes test

Hi again, today I am talking about MY 3D shapes test. Before this test, I could name most shapes, as well as I, knew how to use a protractor and ruler to make shapes. I have not done anything like this before in my school work. I think I could do better by labeling more of my angles and explaining my shape nets better. I encountered some problems when you had to name the triangles many of triangles looked like the opposite of what they were. BYE


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Triangle Art

Hi again, today I am talking about triangle art. Before this I had little to no knowledge on using protactors. We did some triangle art in class in which we used protectors and ruler are entire art piece is just triangles. To do this we first had to make a plan which had the degrees in all the triangles. The triangles we had to have were on a success criteria( look at the top left of the picture). After that we had to draw our masterpiece and board it. I have never done this before. My art piece is called wombear. I feel this piece of art is a bit like abstract art. BYE


In this grade 5 book club that I am in we reading the book called RULES which is about this girl named Catherine who is trying to have a normal life but her family revolves around her brother’s Autism which causes him to think differently. This book is quite interesting because it has a lot of information on certain disabilities. In the photo on the left you see Jason a crippled boy who can’t speak. In this book club not only do we read we also do CSI(Colour, Symbol, Image). This book club has also taught me how to make better connections. THANKS AND BYE

First week in G5

In my first week in G5 we did 3D shapes as well as communities. I am also now in 5C with Mr Minor as my teacher

During this week when we did communities I had no past knowledge of the subject. For 3D shapes however I knew at least half of the ones we learned about and edges,vertices and some things about volume. Last year in 4E we had done similar activities to the ones I did in 5C on 3D shapes. For 3D shapes me and my partner attached two shapes that we made. I feel happy of my work because it looks very accurate.

Next time I hope we could make a more interesting shape that consisted of more shapes.


My story of Geoffrey(Literacy)

It was a hot and sunny day. Geoffrey was taking an afternoon walk. He was 40 years old serving in the British Marine Corp. Geoffrey was stationed in Melbourne, Australia. He felt for his cheek bones then his short growing cowboy moustache. The local Australians described him as a tall half British, half Scottish man.

  He had stayed in Australia for a good ten years had gotten used to the heat of Australia. However on this fine day he noticed the heat was more brutal than ever. He thought of going to the bar to get a cold drink, but no he would not! Not like his brother Pete who had died of to much alcohol. 

 Later, in his bed, he looked out the window of his small yellow painted apartment. In the far distance Geoffrey sees a small flickering light. He shrugged it off. It probably was some camp fire. Later, Geoffrey woke up sweating, from a nightmare about all the horrible things he saw from the Korean war. He suddenly heard a hissing sound, because of his curiosity he turned on the light and saw a green tree snake. It was about 5 feet long, it must have slithered through the tiny gap under the door. He chased it using vibrations through the bathroom door, closed the door and put down a towel to block the gap under the door. Then we
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ed up at the ceiling. How odd, the ceiling was covered in water. He also felt the air was quite humid despite Geoffrey’s dehumidifier. Geoffrey’s snake companion was still there, overnight he decided to name him “Slithers”. There was a loud and booming knock on his door. Geoffrey hurriedly put some pants on, opened his door and there the tall looming figure of his unit’s commander. Geoffrey’s commanding officer reminded him of his dad. Geoffrey’s dad was a pilot serving in the air force, his joke always made Geoffrey laugh.  The next morning, Geoffrey loo

Sadly, Geoffrey’s dad got shot down in the Korean war by a Chinese fighter jet. The snap of his commander’s fingers brought Geoffrey back into reality. His commander’s said in a booming loud voice:”Geoffrey report to HQ ASAP, there is another training drill in one hour!!”. To which Geoffrey replied “Sir yes sir”. Back to his day dreaming. Ever since he was born his father was never there to see hi, day after day month after month no Dad.

However, when his Dad was not on a mission he spent every minute with Geoffrey. When Geoffrey went to check on Slithers he saw the poor thing shrivelled up in a ball. It looked like Geoffrey when he first came to Australia, July 27 1954 only a year after the Korean war. When he looked closer he saw a rat sized lump in the middle of the snake’s body. When Geoffrey looked out the window he saw port Philip. The orange ball of fire in the sky turning the water into a almost desert of water looking reflection. Geoffrey sighs and gets his uniform on.

Just as he walks through the door leading out to the street a thunderous clap came from behind him. He swivelled around to see his land lord who said:”G’day Geoffrey!, there’s a phone call for you”. On the other end the deep voice of his family’s doctor greets him like a knife through butter. The doctor say’s:”Geoffrey your mother has died of stroke, all her belongings are your’.” The rest of the day went by in a blur, during the night Geoffrey gives Slithers some food. He thought the snake is used to him because Slithers treated Geoffrey like a pet would his owner. Geoffrey told the snake:”I feel as though life is meaningless without mom, she was always there for me since Dad died.” Geoffrey the day he came back from a patrol, how his base commander told him about how his dad got shot down.

He could get used to his dad dying but not mom. Now on the floor in tears Geoffrey was praying for his mom to come back to life. Strangely as if the snake was sentient it slithered(thus the name)to his hand rubbed against it. “Thanks Slithers.” The next day in the afternoon Geoffrey had somewhat recovered, he looked in the distance and saw a giant almost mushroom looking cloud with flicks of flame underneath. Geoffrey’s insides twisted up, had there been a war!? He grabbed a copy of the “Melbourne times”, no it didn’t say anything about a war then the cold hard realisation hit Geoffrey, it was a Bushfire!

As if his commander could read his thoughts he yelled:”GEOFFREY WE NEED TO GET EVERYONE OUT OF THERE!” There was a small village where the Bushfire was heading, they could use the helicopters at the base. He and the commander were already jogging there.

The other marines were waiting at the base they had taken all the weapons from the helicopters and loaded them with fuel. When they had arrived lots of houses were on fire, people running & an almost animal sounding roar. As the helicopters landed a black thick cloud of smoke filled their vehicle. Smoke masking their faces, smoke choking their lungs and people piling on. They quickly flew away and saw the water bomber, firemen as well as fire trucks.

Later, still in the helicopters one of the pilots suddenly say:”We don’t have enough fuel to get back!”As if the helicopters heard him they started going down, down in to the dark dry leaves of the forest. Once they landed, all the wounded people were being treated and given food & water. Through the thick forest they saw the fire department putting out the remaining tongues of flame. Later, once they were picked up by some of the leaving fire trucks. In bed that night Geoffrey dreamt about the time he jumped out to rescue the boy from the Bushfire. For doing that Geoffrey was promoted, “Lucky me he thought to himself”. 50 years later, Jason (Geoffrey’s son) looks at the graveyard next to the village (which his father saved which also looks more modern after the fire). There he puts down a basket of flowers next to a large silver grave which says: “Here lies Geoffrey a loving father and husband”. He looks up and sees a giant oily black cloud. Firemen and firetrucks go to the fire, Jason follows them and says: “Here we go again”.