Literacy circles reflection

Name of the book:

The game of the goose.

Date of publication:



Ursula Dubosasky.

Group members/roles:

Jack-Discussion director, Ece-Passage master, Emily-Word watcher, Ayla-Tally master, Jordan-Captain of comprehension Ben/me-Connector.

What worked well:

The things that I think worked well was that everybody had brought their homework and was never late to hand it in to us something I also liked was that when we were doing the podcast and our script everyone put in 100 percent effort into it.

Confederations for the future:

We should take some more consideration on how we go about presenting it and can we go the bit further with not just say that’s just gotta do.


The positive that we all did was think outside the box a little bit and staying on track with what we have to do the thing that was a minus was the organization skills that I thought could of been much better the thing that I found most interesting has to be how others go about their opinion on the book and their ideas of how to do a podcast.

Reflection extreme weather

Some of the research methods Angus and I did was going on the internet, and that’s how we found most of our information. The best site we used was the burrow of meteorology to give us the best understanding. We also use our prior knowledge to expand our knowledge on the topic and our last method we use was the EDU star bar to give us that bit more information.

The note taking method we used was using the main part of the text and write a little summary on it the put then expand on the summary we did find this method  very effective to give us our answers and get this project finished on time of the due da

Angus.k and I worked very well together we were communicating with each other of what we have done and what we need done we flowed with it and had not to many problems with in the project. Angus and I partner were collaborating good and both of use have a good understanding of what a heat wave is.

The format of our project is a power point we thought that it is a easy way to show our understanding of the topic and is very eye catching.

The amount of work that I did was 51 percent of it but Angus helped me with that just like how I had help him do his bit in the project.

The thing that I would change next time is trying to think outside the box and go into more detail by adding some of our own and new questions.

PRAC report: Steel Wool


Rusting steel wool.


Julian, Varda and Mia.




The aim is to see how much the steel wool can rust.


.600ml Beakers.

.Steel wool.

.400ml Salt water.


Step 1.Pour the liquid into the beaker.

Step 2.Place the steel wool into the beaker.

Step 3. Wait for 2 days to get good results.


All the wool had started to come of with a thick layer of rust with a nasty smell.


This happened by it getting to much oxygen and is providing the rust with the thick layer.

Figurative language


Goal: To have a full understanding of what onomatopoeia is.

  • Imitates sounds objects or actions.
  • Manly found in comics.
  • Words comes from Greece


Goal: To learn and understand about metaphors  are.

  • Describe something like kind, fast and many more
  • Not a phrase.
  • Describes a sentence .
  • Doesn’t us it or like it has to be it.
  • Type of figurative language.


Goal: To have a understanding of what it means and what it is.

  • Same letter at the start of the word a few times in the sentence.
  • Rhythmic effect.
  • Found in comics, names, TV and poetry.


Goal: To gain a understanding of what cliches are.

  • Overused term not original.
  • Often over exaggerations.
  • Used in poetry, TV and music.


Goal: To understand what a idiom is.

  • More than 100 idioms.
  • Phrases that mean something.
  • Icing on the cake.
  • Eagle eyes and many more.


Goal; to identify what a similes are and how to use them.

  • 2 things get compered.
  • As busy as a bee
  • Try to be look like something look like something else.


 Goal: To have a clear understanding of they are.

  • An extreme  exaggerations.
  • Comes from Greece
  • I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.








As we all arrived at school at 7:30 to put our bag on we were all full of excitement as we said our goodbyes to our mum and dad we had got on the bus for a 3 hour drive to the ship wreck coast we were all existing as we say to our bus driver can we put the radio on he said yes and as he pot it on we were all singing along and telling some of our best jokes.

before we knew it we were at our first stop at the Narana creations that is were we learnt about bush tuka witch is food and learnt how to throw a boomerang and about what the aboriginals would use for survival after that we went back on the  road.

on  our next stop we went to eat lunch at this nice park and the went on the playground for half an hour and then went back on the bus and the fun talk about the fun experience we have had so far.

our last stop was going to red rock witch was a very cool look out and view of Geelong and it was very very height thought after we got all our photos we head back to the bus and went on a one and a half hour drive till our motel we were going to.

As we arrived we all had a shock of excitement to find out who was in our cabin we all got of and sat out sat out side of our cabin as they call the cabin roll I cant hear my name after thirty seconds I finally hear my name along with my two best friends Gavan and Luca we were in cabin 28. we we went in our cabin we got ready to go for dinner at the bistro right next to us we had a good meal and went back home and had a trivia night bad sadly my team did not win first place.and then got ready to go to bed but I could not go to sleep till 11o clock.


Wake up wake up its time for breakfast although Gavan had already woke my up at 6:30  playing is game I went out and eat breakfast and them went back and got ready for the big day a head of us.

As we got on the bus to go to the flag staff hill as we got there we got to go and look around and fill in a book let we got and looked for answers about the Locard after that we learnt about wailing and why they did it they did it for they oil they wont it for the oil because the needed light and for its meat.

on the locard there were a lot of people but only two people survived and the captions pet and after that they had never seen each other again.

When we finished that we went to an adventurer park witch had a lot of fun things like the flying fox the maze and many many more fun activities and then we have to eat lunch that the school has provided for use to. we went for a drive and then went back to our cabin and just had some down time and then went for dinner at the bistro and then came back and got ready to go and see the sound and light show we went back to flag staff hill and then watched a move about the locard and the went home a got ready to go home a fell a sleep very  late but I was not to tiered but I still fell asleep when we got back to or room/cabin.


CLAP CLAP I wake up in anger I yell stop it Gavan and then go back to sleep but but it was to late we had to get up and have breakfast.

The activity I did was kite making witch was in the breakfast room  when the  guy put the paper I had a good idea and that was to graw a head and then we had to put the tail of the kite and put the sting to fly it in the sky after all that we did our second activity.

As we hoped on the bus and head of to go to a volcano but not active when we got there and went on a walk to see bush food and animals and then had a boomerang competition but if you caught it you will get a free and a brand new boomerang but no one got close after that we went back to our cabin and got ready to go back to go to dinner and the go to bed.


As we get up we went to eat breakfast and then hope on the bus an go to rock pooling but that was fun but sad as-well because we had seen a lot of dead animals such as crabs a dead baby seal and many more as we were trying to find rock pool there on she said as we tryd to balance but I had fell in but we had to go out and the go fishing as I get a pole I had tryed to cast but I had no idea how to but not to fear Theo was here he helped me cast it and now it is the waiting game but I have no Passion so I tryed to cast it one two three yayyyyyy I did it but it was to late my handle had to get a another one but we I went back 3 people had caught a fish but they were girls and the boys were losing but he some more boys had got a fish but we had to leave but dont fear we had the second  boys.

We had went for a walk to a light house and on the way we had seen a few animals and then went back to have lunch and the went to the fun adventurer playground and then that took the whole day and they went for a walk at botanical  garden and they went home and got ready for the disco that starts now the music loud and people groven we got to our cabin and then went to bed for the big day to go home.


time to go home lee yells we went and had breakfast and then packed up and then hit the road to the twelve Apollos and that was windy and they were very big but then it was time to go for a lunch brayk in  a 1 and a half we got off and eat lunch and then went on the bus home as we are entering the school were happy to get off and go home and that was the best camp ever.



mini project

Good morning 5/6b today I will be doing a presentation on Cyril Wecht he does the pathologies, autopsy and morgues I hope you can learn something at the end of my performance hope you enjoy.

Cyril Wecht was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 20th March but had sadly died at the age of 82 but has achieved a lot of his life time  goals in his life time such as becoming a forensic scientist and having his own autopsy and morgue  baseness and many more  things.

cyril Wecht became famous because of his appearance on television and of peoples deaths with a very high media profile. He had worked on a case when there was an Army shootout that had got killed the guy so Cyril Wecht had an opportunity to work on the case along with some other people that got a call for the forensic team. Since 1962, Wecht has had a private practice. He has served as a medical-legal and forensic pathology inexpert advice in both civil and criminal cases. Wecht is consulted by both applicants’ and defences attorneys in civil cases, and by both prosecutors and defence lawyers in criminal cases in influences throughout the United States and some other places.but is perhaps best known for his criticism of the Warren Commission’s findings concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy. thank you for listening to my presentation I hope you  have learnt some thing new by today on cyril Wecht thank you.

by Ben P




click here to hear em read my story


spelling city

this week my take was to complete my spelling city word are blame, brake, cake, crane, flame, frame, grape, these, drive, pride, slide, smile, twine, time, home, spoke, throne, fuse, tube and I was meant to help me with my bossy e’s

Proposal to Lee


kallum and I are working together.

who we are doing.

are doing Graeme Bath. Graeme Bath created the bionic ear to help people who as bad hearing again make the hear better again.

what are we doing to present it. 

we are unsure of what we are doing but if we could we would do a power point or a poster.

why we are doing him.

Kallum and I choose Graeme bath because he was helping others and it is very fascinating because he helped unprivileged kids.


Reading Interview questions.


Q. When you are reading and come to something you don’t know, what do you do? Do you do anything else?

A. No I would go to lee my teacher and he can help me.

Q.Who is a good reader you know?

A. A good reader i know is Decland.

Q.What makes them a good reader.

A. because he can tell me what has happen and  tells me good books to read.

Q. Do you think they ever come to something they don’t know?

A. I don’t know if he had  something that he doesn’t know but he might not know some words.

Q.If yes, when they do come to something they don’t know what do you think they do? If no, what do you think they would do?

A. I think he would go to Lee and have him tell him.

Q.If you knew someone was having trouble reading how would you help that person?

A. I would help some one if there having trouble reading  by getting a easier book to read and build up to a harder book.

Q.What would a/your teacher do to help that person?

A.The teacher would help the person by getting a easier book to read and build up to a harder book.

Q.How did you learn to read?


Q.What would you like to do better as a reader?

A. What I would like to better in reading is to read more confident and not stumble

Q.Do you think you are a good reader? Why?

Yes i do think I am a good read.



Q: why do I come to school

A: To learn new thing every day


Q:why do we need to learn new things

A: so wean be educated


Q: why do we need to get educated

A:so we can get a good gob


Q: why do you need a gob

A:so we can get money


Q:why do we need money

A: so we can by valuable things for are family