Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mighty Mariners-Jonita

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My movie is about all kinds of pioneers,voyagers and explorers who traveled to find new lands!I hope you enjoy!!

Rocky's Mighty Mariner animation

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My movie is about three brave vikings who where sent to find land and ended up finding new land.

Wyatt's ship Animation.

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This animation is about ships moving from home to discover new lands. I put some sound effects and a voiceover. Hope you like it!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Playing With My Cousins

Skipping with my cousins, I simply said, "Let's play another skipping game." After we finished, we went inside to look for something to eat. We were so hungry. After eating a wonderful meal, I was imagining four people skipping in the middle and one each on either side.

Later on, we went back outside to play dodge ball at the park which was the best game I played with my cousins.

After playing dodge ball, we stopped and went back home to play games on sky. We played scramble word. Playing sky games was cool.

As soon as we finished playing games my dad called me so we could go and pick up my mum. It was a fabulous day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Terrible Pirates

This term we've been studying Mighty Mariners - and with a topic like this, you just know that we wanted to include Pirates!!

Here is our Term 3 class video. We've done it in the style of the old fashioned silent movie - so sit back and enjoy!!


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Crazy Monkey

When I ripped the banana with my teeth, I felt like a crazy monkey chewing this yellow, horrible, skin. Once the skin was off, I was ready to eat the creamy, tasty banana. It was so fantastic that I drooled and stuffed the whole banana in my mouth.

My Kitten

A few days ago I was really bored so I decided to play with my pet kitten named Gumpey. When I first got him, he was very small and I said to myself, "He's shaped like a short sausage dog."

That night, Gumpey ran away. I still remember his fluffy black and white fur. I really miss Gumpey.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Using The Stars

A long time ago there were people who looked for new land to live in. They used big ships. They did not have maps so they used stars to help them find their way.

Matrix In The Water

When my mum asked what movie we were going to watch, I said Step Up 3. They were dancing using hip hop moves with the beat of the music.

After we watched Step Up, we went to the pools. Charlie and I were doing matrix in the water.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Every Second Saturday

On a bright, sun shiny day, my mother pulled my blanket off me, told me to get changed, and get into the car. So I did. I was so happy because every second Saturday, we have a healthy dinner which is lettuce with chow mein. For dessert we have chips, lollies, chocolate, and ice-cream. we call it "Sweet and Healthy Night."

When we arrived at Pak'n Save, my mum told me that I could get any sweet that I wanted. I chose to get some sour cream and chives chips instead.

Later on in the evening, my uncle gave me the Hannah Montanna movie because he knew that I liked Miley Cyrus. While we were watching the movie, we had some sweets.

Saying Goodbye

Oh Sunday at 4:30 in the morning, we had to wake up because my dad had to go to Australia so he could work to get money to pay our bills.

We had to wait at the airport for five and a half hours. Finally his plane arrived. We hugged him goodbye and my brother was crying. We drove home.

It is very hard to live without a dad for one year. It was a very special moment on Sunday and everyone was feeling the same emotion.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Invention of Boats

A long time ago, villagers invented boats. They put their heads together and decided to make a raft.

They grabbed some logs and rope. Then they lined up the logs and tied the ropes around the middle and the two ends. They called it the raft, but they realized that the raft wasn't good enough so they invented a bark canoe.

The people ripped off thick pieces of bark and shaped it into a canoe and that's how it got the name bark canoe.

Sky Diving Adventure

I was going sky diving and I was fine until I crashed into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I was floating but I was not safe. Two hours later, I was hungry, thirsty, and tired.

During the night I was getting stung by jelly fish. I thought my life was going to end when I saw a shark...well I thought it was a dangerous shark. It was a log. I slept on it and it saved my life. I felt so lucky.

Finally in the distance, I saw a sailing boat. I called but they could not hear me. So I had to swim to them. When I reached them, they let me in and we sailed to shore.

Nana's Birthday

Two weeks ago I went to my nana's house for her birthday. She was turning fifty five.

At my nana's, while I was waiting for the birthday to start, I went into the kitchen to look at the delicious cake that they were baking. The cake was heart shaped. When it was finished baking, my auntie said that I could help decorate it.

After that we had to wait for the rest of the family to get there. I couldn't wait to eat because I couldn't stand the smell of the food - it was too tempting. Finally my uncle arrived.

As soon as he came, everybody ran to the table. Then my cousin Tom, from Australia, said the prayer, "Thank you God for this glorious day that my nana turns 21 and make sure that everybody has a good time, in Jesus name, amen."

For dessert, we had cake and ice cream. The cake was delicious because of the melted chocolate running down the sides. It was so chocolately, I couldn't even finish it!

A while later, we had a dancing battle. I had to dance for my nana, along with my little brother T.J. and my big sister Lata. My dance battle was with my uncle's girlfrined. She burned me out. So then I learned my lesson...I know now not to mess with her!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Up At Sunrise

Saadiya is participating in Ramadan, and here is a recount of one of her mornings!


I woke up at sunrise because it was time to eat rice and meat. I ate the delicious food that my mum cooked for me.

I asked my mum if I could hold Ahmed, the baby. She said yes. When I held Ahmed and he cried, I gave him back to mum. My mum put him in the bouncer and told me to bounce it.

While my mum was eating, I had to bounce the baby. Then I went to drink some milo, brushed my teeth, and went back to sleep.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Celebrating an Anniversary

On the weekend, my papa, nana, brother Jayden, dad, mum, and I celebrated my nana and papa's anniversary. They have been married for 45 years! That is a very, very long time!

They had a sultana cake, but Jayden and I had chocolate cake. It was very yummy.

Early Boats

Before cars, trains, and buses, there were boats. Boats were very important for traveling on seas, rivers, streams, and lakes. Early boats were made from logs, wood, and bark.

The first boat that was made was called a raft. Rafts were made from many logs lashed together with rope. They were good for going on calm waters, but they were not so good for strong waters.

Another early boat was the bark canoe. People soon realized that they could make a boat from bark. The problem with it was that the sides kept on flopping in or out. So people put sticks, called spreaders, along the sides to hold them out.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pirates Raiding The Village

Once there were two pirates, a captain, and a first mate. When they were at sea during sunset, they spotted a ship and decided to ambush it. as they got closer, the first mate realized that it was a group of ships and decided to sail back to land.

When they got there, they wanted to burgle the village. They decided to get cages from the ship and place them everywhere. As soon as they trapped most of the villagers, they took their jewels.

Later that evening, the Pirate Captain ordered, "Set the sail!" The friendly ship saw them and their captain decided to have a war. The pirates lost!!! Their ship was captured and the remaining crew were stuck in a dingy, pushed out to sea, and never heard from again.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Splashing in the Great Blue Sea

Saturday was a really sunny day, so my mum said, "Lets go for a walk after breakfast." We were supposed to go to Glenn Ines but it looked like it was going to rain so instead, we biked to the beach .

We parked our bikes by the stairs and went down to the water and played on the rocks. My brothers and I were throwing shells which splashed like rocks in the great blue sea.

When we finished, we rode our bikes back home and had lunch. We had a great day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Angry Captain

An angry captain ordered his men to bury the loot because the ship got loose and floated away. Later on, the men built a raft and sailed away to find the missing ships. Finally after two days, they found their ships and sailed back to the other men.

Just Before Sunset

The captain required the men to bury the loot of silver and gold because the ships had drifted out into the open sea. The crew buried the treasure on an uninhabited part of the island so no one could steal it and sell it. Building the raft out of tree logs, the captain sailed out to find his ship. Just before sunset, they found the ships and sailed back to load the treasure on board.

Bellowing At His Crew

Angry because his boats were missing, Captain Drake took his anger out on the crew by bellowing at them to bury the treasure. He got some logs, found some vines, and started lashing them together to make a raft. Excited after discovering his ships, he sailed back and dug up his treasure and put it on board.

Digging Up Loot

Commanding the men to bury the forbidden loot, he realized that he needed to locate his ships. While the men were burying the loot, the captain was busy building a raft to find his ships. He took some men with him and after all their hard work, they eventually found the ship. Digging up the loot, they carried it on board.

Drifted Away

Realizing that the ship had drifted away, he commanded his crew to bury the gold and silver. Some of his mighty men chopped driftwood to build a strong raft so they could paddle out to find their ships. Digging out the treasure, they dragged it on to the ship.

Fantastic Re-crafted Paragraphs

Once again we have been re-crafting sentences within a given text of writing. We took sentences from a story about Pirate Frances Drake who had returned from robbing a mule train to find that his ships were missing.

"He ordered his men to bury the looted gold and silver. Then he made a raft, paddled out to find his ships, and brought them back. That night, his men dug up the treasure and put it on board."

Check out our versions of this paragraph and let us know what you think!