August 21

100 Word Challenge

It had arrived. Finally. Twelve-year-old Casandra Millinton slid down the banister of her 3 story house and came to a THUD at the bottom of the stairs. She pried a letter out of the small slot in her door and ripped it open. As she read the contents of the letter, Cas was aware of the smile on her face.

Dear Casandra,                                                                                                                                                                                                                           As headmistress, I would like to inform you that you have been admitted to Hogwarts school for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and……

The rest of the letter was blurred. Cas jumped up and down. “Mum. It’s here” she hollered. She was going to Hogwarts.

August 16


Goal Reflection: I created my graph about how big are families in this school using data from kids in my class. The classes data relates to the school data because they all have 4 as a common most people have 4 in their family.

August 15

100 Word Challenge

I was alone. The baren land before me was as far as the eye could see. The sand mixed with the blood at my feet. Was that my blood? I looked down. No. No it wasn’t. I blinked. There lay a little boy. His eyes open and unseeing. Me? Why would I do that? His hands sprawled out limp and useless. A flash of light and the sound of a gun. A body falling. My heart racing. I sobbed, dropping to my knees. I curled up in a ball and wished I could stay that way forever.

August 7


I idly sipped my lemon lime soda, and stared at the clock. Its incessant ticking brought me to the point of  insanity. The ice blocks in my glass jingled, and I stormed to the kitchen to find some matches. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. I found the box and struck a mach alight. I through it at the clock, and it burst into flames. Tick. Tick. Tick. Clunk….. Sputter…….Boom… I stood in the wreckage among clock insides, and burnt carpet. The ding dong of the bell sounded. I wasn’t regularly this bad, but I don’t think my mum will care.

July 30

100 Word Challenge

The palm tree leaves grazed my cheeks as I tiptoed through the deserted jungle. I wasn’t sure who or what I didn’t want to hear me, just that I didn’t want them to. The door I had seen earlier was still there. I slipped through it, and saw what I had seen before. It opened up to a dead meadow, the grass yellow, and the trees stiff, and lifeless. It was hard to breath, and I could see much through the thick fog. I squinted, and could just make out a figure. My… mother? But. But my mother is dead.

July 24

100 Word Challenge

I stood on a tall cliff side, staring down at the waves  battering and churning against the cliff face. My brown hair whipped across my face, and my dog, Sandy growled. Spray covered my face. I looked over the edge and saw the waves, but I also saw something else. Divers. They wore thick, waterproof leather, and an oxygen mask was  attached to their backs. 3 of them swan to the cliff, and hung on to it, to take off their masks. I looked at them, and my mouth fell open. They were dead. ” Lily” called my mother. I turned away to look at her, and when I looked back, they were gone.

June 12


Facts – Purple                                                            Understandings – Lavender                                                                                      Questions – Blue

This was about family’s that were put to the test by being put into a natural disaster. One of the families had bush fire, and another had cyclone. Most of them were not prepared, and had to improvise. The children did a  better than the parents, because they had learned about it at school. 

I now understand more about that some people do fake natural disasters as something to keep them aware. 

Why were these 2 families chosen in particular?    Did their natural disasters have anything to do with the climate that they live in? 

June 12

100 Word Challenge

Willow stared at the grandfather clock and watched the minutes tick by. She stared lazily at the TV, waiting for her mum to come home. Then an idea struck her, she grabbed some clay from the cupboard, and moulded it into a volcano. Then she got baking soda, red food die, and vinegar, and poured them in. She didn’t have to wait long. Seconds later, lava exploded……. all over her mothers antique Chinese rug. As Willow was running upstairs, to grab a towl and clean up the mess, she heard her mothers car rumble to a halt. Willow stared sheepishly up at her mum, however, she couldn’t believe what she had done.

June 6

Persuasive Text – Pets

Think of a place where people are out all day, having fun with their friends, and walking their pets. I think that kids should be able to have the choice whether or not they want a pet. Dogs, cats, and birds are all loving and caring companions. Here are some ways to contribute to a healthier, happier life for kids and adults.

Don’t you want kids to be responsible and grown up? Pets teach them how to take care of something by themselves. It teaches them responsibility, independence, and bravery. It gives them a routine, and lets them practice taking care of something regularly. Give kids a chance to change their own lives.

Imagine a chocolate brown puppy licking your face, pushing you flat on your back, as you smile and laugh. Pets give us a companion to love when parents are gone, and a friend to hold, or cry on when you’re feeling sad. It might even give you pet a home. Was your pet from a shelter? Imagine a world WITHOUT pets. What would that be like?

Kids should be allowed to take care of a pet! Dogs need walking, and you can exercise kids while exercising your pet. If you get a pet that doesn’t need walking, like a fish, or a mouse, it can still be useful. Kids get practice by feeding it, and caring for it every day. It can also be good for the environment. Instead of getting riven to school, kids might want to walk to school, so they can take their pet for a walk. Here’s YOUE chance to make the world a better place.

Some people may say that pets are a nuisance, and take up time and money, but I disagree. I think they teach us skills we will need in the long run. Yes, sometimes they can be a pain, but I think that in this case, the good outweighs the bad.

Now you see that pets keep kids company, give them love, and some even keep tem active. Did you know over 90% of the world wants a pet as a companion? Like they say, a dog is a man’s best friend, and all pets are a kid’s best friend. If kids want pets, give them a chance.

June 5


Facts – Purple                    Questions – Lavender                    Understandings – Blue 


Cape Town has been struggling with a BAD drought. Just seeing rain makes people excited. It has been getting worse month  by month. Scientists predict that there will be no more water in cape town on June 4th, and that’s “Day Zero”. Since Feb. the 1st, people in Cape Town are only allowed 50 litres of water a day. Between cooking, shower, going to the toilet, and washing your hands, there’s not much water left to do anything else with. At 2014 water sources were at their capacity, but as the drought continued, water limits were stretched. ” If day zero does arrive, many will have to go to collection points guarded by security forces for a daily ration of only 25 litres of water. 

How did the drought get so bad, and why only in that particular place? 

How much less water does cape town have than Melbourne?

I  now understand more about the harsh conditions that Cape Town has to face, and why water is so important.