School Holidays

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 14, 2012

Hello!
In Australia many students are currently on school holidays, or will be very soon. When I was bored one day, I made a list of things to do when I was bored. Here it is….
When I Get Bored…

  1. 1. Go for a walk with Ruby (my neighbours puppy)
  2. 2. Write a blog post (What I am doing now :))
  3. 3. Start painting my room (I am planning to redecorate it soon!)
  4. 4. Cook something healthy (Yummy!)
  5. 5. Call Nana or Pa (I love speaking to them but never really get the time)
  6. 6. Read book (I have a great book which I just find hard to find the time to read)
  7. 7. Walk up and get a magazine
  8. 8. Christmas Craft
  9. 9. Photography
  1. Get Christmas presents for family
  2. Bike Ride
  3. Clean Dads car
  4. Write a story
  5. Science experiment
  6. Garden
  7. Play the piano
  8. Dance
  9. Make a pet (rock?)
  10. Start a journal
  11. Make stories up about people at the park
  12. Play with chalk
  13. Build things with recycled materiels- robots?
  14. Pitch a tent for the night
  15. Make a picnic
  16. Plan a tea party
  17. Learn a magic trick
  18. Make a finger painting
  19. Clean the hidey holes
  20. Make sand art
  21. Make a fairy house! (Your never to old!)
  22. Learn about Hitler or Anne Frank
  23. Jump on the trampoline
  24. Clean the fridge
  25. Race snails
  26. Have a friend over

Do you have any boredom solutions?

 

Dawso

Edublog Awards

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 5, 2012

Hi Everyone

This year I have been lucky enough to be nominated for an Edublog Awards! Please, please, please vote for me to win! Below are 4 simple steps of how to vote. You can vote once every

day! Firstly, follow this link: Vote Here to vote. You should come up to a screen that looks like this…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondly, on the drop down box click student, as seen below:

 

 

Thirdly, click Dawso’s Blog. MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T CLICK ON DAWSO’S BLOG RSS BECAUSE THAT IS NOT ME.

 

 

Fourthly and finally click submit and do it again the next day :)

Thank you for voting and nominating me!

Dawso :)

Riddles…

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 26, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Here are 100 riddles that I have found. Have fun!

    1. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. The poor have it, the rich need it and if you eat it you’ll die. What is it?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. It walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening. What is it?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I am the beginning of the end, and the end of time and space. I am essential to creation, and I surround every place. What am I?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. What always runs but never walks, often murmurs, never talks, has a bed but never sleeps, has a mouth but never eats?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I never was, am always to be. No one ever saw me, nor ever will. And yet I am the confidence of all, To live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. What am I?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. At night they come without being fetched. By day they are lost without being stolen. What are they?

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    1. There was a green house. Inside the green house there was a white house. Inside the white house there was a red house. Inside the red house there were lots of babies. What is it?

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    1. What is in seasons, seconds, centuries and minutes but not in decades, years or days?

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    1. Think of words ending in -GRY. Angry and hungry are two of them. There are only three words in the English language. What is the third word? The word is something that everyone uses every day. If you have listened carefully, I have already told you what it is.

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    1. The person who makes it, sells it. The person who buys it never uses it and the person who uses it doesn’t know they are. What is it?

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    1. The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?

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    1. What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?

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    1. What English word has three consecutive double letters?

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    1. What’s black when you get it, red when you use it, and white when you’re all through with it?

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    1. You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?

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    1. I am always hungry,
      I must always be fed,
      The finger I touch,
      Will soon turn red

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    1. Ripped from my mother’s womb,
      Beaten and burned,
      I become a blood thirsty killer.
      What am I?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I know a word of letters three. Add two, and fewer there will be

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I give you a group of three. One is sitting down, and will never get up. The second eats as much as is given to him, yet is always hungry. The third goes away and never returns.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I have four legs but no tail. Usually I am heard only at night. What am I?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Half-way up the hill, I see thee at last, lying beneath me with thy sounds and sights — A city in the twilight, dim and vast, with smoking roofs, soft bells, and gleaming lights.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. When young, I am sweet in the sun.
      When middle-aged, I make you gay.
      When old, I am valued more than ever.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. All about, but cannot be seen,
      Can be captured, cannot be held,
      No throat, but can be heard.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. If you break me
      I do not stop working,
      If you touch me
      I may be snared,
      If you lose me
      Nothing will matter.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Until I am measured
      I am not known,
      Yet how you miss me
      When I have flown.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I drive men mad
      For love of me,
      Easily beaten,
      Never free.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. When set loose
      I fly away,
      Never so cursed
      As when I go astray.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Lighter than what
      I am made of,
      More of me is hidden
      Than is seen.

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    1. Each morning I appear
      To lie at your feet,
      All day I will follow
      No matter how fast you run,
      Yet I nearly perish
      In the midday sun.

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    1. My life can be measured in hours,
      I serve by being devoured.
      Thin, I am quick
      Fat, I am slow
      Wind is my foe.

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    1. I am seen in the water
      If seen in the sky,
      I am in the rainbow,
      A jay’s feather,
      And lapis lazuli.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Glittering points
      That downward thrust,
      Sparkling spears
      That never rust.

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    1. You heard me before,
      Yet you hear me again,
      Then I die,
      ‘Till you call me again.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Three lives have I.
      Gentle enough to soothe the skin,
      Light enough to caress the sky,
      Hard enough to crack rocks.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. At the sound of me, men may dream
      Or stamp their feet
      At the sound of me, women may laugh
      Or sometimes weep

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. What does man love more than life
      Fear more than death or mortal strife
      What the poor have, the rich require,
      and what contented men desire,
      What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves
      And all men carry to their graves?

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    1. I build up castles.
      I tear down mountains.
      I make some men blind,
      I help others to see.
      What am I?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Two in a corner,
      1 in a room,
      0 in a house, but 1 in a shelter. What am I?

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    1. Five hundred begins it, five hundred ends it,
      Five in the middle is seen;
      First of all figures, the first of all letters,
      Take up their stations between.
      Join all together, and then you will bring
      Before you the name of an eminent king.

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    1. It cannot be seen, it weighs nothing, but when put into a barrel, it makes it lighter. What is it?

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    1. How far will a blind dog walk into a forest?

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    1. What happens when you throw a yellow rock into a purple stream?

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    1. What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has “T” in it?

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    1. As I went over London Bridge
      I met my sister Jenny
      I broke her neck and drank her blood
      And left her standing empty

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Whoever makes it, tells it not.
      Whoever takes it, knows it not.
      Whoever knows it, wants it not

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    1. I am, in truth, a yellow fork
      From tables in the sky
      By inadvertent fingers dropped
      The awful cutlery.
      Of mansions never quite disclosed
      And never quite concealed
      The apparatus of the dark
      To ignorance revealed.

      – Emily Dickenson

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. You saw me where I never was and where I could not be. And yet within that very place, my face you often see. What am I?

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I turn polar bears white
      and I will make you cry.
      I make guys have to pee
      and girls comb their hair.
      I make celebrities look stupid
      and normal people look like celebrities.
      I turn pancakes brown
      and make your champagne bubble.
      If you squeeze me, I’ll pop.
      If you look at me, you’ll pop.
      Can you guess the riddle?

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    1. Say my name and I disappear. What am I?

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    1. What is it that after you take away the whole, some still remains?

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    1. A box without hinges, lock or key, yet golden treasure lies within. What is it?

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    1. Forward I’m heavy, but backwards I’m not. What am I?

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    1. Why doesn’t a mountain covered with snow catch cold?

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    1. I can be long, or I can be short.
      I can be grown, and I can be bought.
      I can be painted, or left bare.
      I can be round, or square.
      What am I?

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    1. One by one we fall from heaven
      down into the depths of past
      And our world is ever upturned
      so that yet some time we’ll last

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    1. I drift forever with the current
      down these long canals they’ve made
      Tame, yet wild, I run elusive
      Multitasking to your aid.
      Before I came, the world was darker
      Colder, sometimes, rougher, true
      But though I might make living easy,
      I’m good at killing people too.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Reaching stiffly for the sky,
      I bare my fingers when it’s cold
      In warmth I wear an emerald glove
      And in between I dress in gold

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Kings and queens may cling to power
      and the jester’s got his call
      But, as you may all discover,
      the common one outranks them all

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    1. Every dawn begins with me
      At dusk I’ll be the first you see
      And daybreak couldn’t come without
      What midday centers all about
      Daises grow from me, I’m told
      And when I come, I end all cold
      But in the sun I won’t be found
      Yet still, each day I’ll be around

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Kings and lords and christians raised them
      Since they stand for higher powers
      Yet few of them would stand, I’m certain,
      if women ruled this world of ours

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Soft and fragile is my skin
      I get my growth in mud
      I’m dangerous as much as pretty
      For if not careful, I draw blood.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. Three brothers share a family sport:
      A non-stop marathon
      The oldest one is fat and short
      And trudges slowly on
      The middle brother’s tall and slim
      And keeps a steady pace
      The youngest runs just like the wind,
      A-speeding through the race
      “He’s young in years, we let him run,”
      The other brothers say
      “‘Cause though he’s surely number one,
      He’s second, in a way.”

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. It’s true I bring serenity,
      And hang around the stars
      But yet I live in misery;
      You’ll find me behind bars
      With thieves and villains I consort
      In prison I’ll be found
      But I would never go to court,
      Unless there’s more than one

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I am a box that holds keys without locks, yet they can unlock your soul. What am I?

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    1. There once was a strange man who loved wordplay, he had a very important and successful business that would take insect shipments from all across the world and distribute them to zoos across the US.

      What was the name of his company?

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    1. There is one word that stands the test of time and holds fast to the center of everything. Though everyone will try at least once in their life to move around this word, but in fact, unknowingly, they use it every moment of the day. Young or old, awake or in sleep, human or animal, this word stands fast. It belongs to everyone, to all living things, but no one can master it. The word is?

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    1. My days are in the summer
      When you’ll eat me when I’m hot
      In fact I’ll even eat myself
      Where battles tough are fought
      But when you find me in a fight
      ‘Twill be high in the sky
      And if you catch me napping
      I suggest you let me lie
      When you’re bad come to my house
      From Ma get thoughts profound
      Am I big or am I small?
      Some say I’m just a pound.

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    1. My first is twice in apple but not once in tart. My second is in liver but not in heart. My third is in giant and also in ghost. Whole I’m best when I am roast. What am I?

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    1. What gets wetter as it dries?

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    1. This is a most unusual paragraph. How quickly can you find out what is so unusual about it? It looks so ordinary you’d think nothing was wrong with it – and in fact, nothing is wrong with it. It is unusual though. Why? Study it, think about it, and you may find out. Try to do it without coaching. If you work at it for a bit it will dawn on you. So jump to it and try your skill at figuring it out. Good luck – don’t blow your cool!

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    1. When you went into the woods you got me.
      You hated me yet you wanted to find me.
      You went home with me cause you couldn’t find me

      What was it?

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    1. An iron horse with a flaxen tail.
      The faster the horse runs,
      the shorter his tail becomes.

      What is it?

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    1. You have to travel far before you turn it over. What is it?

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    1. A mile from end to end, yet as close to as a friend. A precious commodity, freely given. Seen on the dead and on the living. Found on the rich, poor, short and tall, but shared among children most of all. What is it?

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    1. I’m full of holes, yet I’m full of water. What am I?

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    1. Four of us are in your field
      But our differences keep us at yield

      First, a one that is no fool
      Though he resembles a gardener’s tool

      Next, one difficult to split in two
      And a girl once had one as big as her shoe

      Then, to the mind, one’s a lovely bonder
      And truancy makes it grow fonder

      Last, a stem connecting dots of three
      Knowing all this, what are we?

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    1. I am a word of meanings three.
      Three ways of spelling me there be.
      The first is an odour, a smell if you will.
      The second some money, but not in a bill.
      The third is past tense, a method of passing things on or around.

      Can you tell me now, what these words are, that have the same sound?

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    1. It’s red, blue, purple and green, no one can reach it, not even the queen. What is it?

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    1. What question can you never honestly answer yes to?

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    1. What has a neck and no head, two arms but no hands?

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    1. I live in water
      If you cut my head I’m at your door,
      If you cut my tail I’m fruit,
      If you cut both I’m with you

      What am I?

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    1. Feed me and I live, give me drink and I die. What am I?

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    1. What begins and has no end? What is the ending of all that begins?

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    1. A man went to the hardware store to buy items for his house.

      1 would cost $.25
      12 would cost $.50
      122 would cost $.75

      When he left the store he had spent $.75, what did he buy?

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    1. What makes a loud noise when changing its jacket, becomes larger but weighs less?

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    1. The more you take, the more you leave behind.

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    1. I am a word of 5 letters and people eat me. If you remove the first letter I become a form of energy. Remove the first two and I’m needed to live. Scramble the last 3 and you can drink me. What am I?

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    1. Before any changes I’m a garlic or spice. My first is altered and I’m a hand-warming device. My second is changed and I’m trees in full bloom. The next letter change makes a deathly old tomb. Change the fourth to make a fruit of the vine. Change the last for a chart plotted with lines. What was I? What did I become? What did I turn out to be?

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    1. A woman shoots her husband, then holds him under water for five minutes. Finally, she hangs him. Five minutes later they enjoy a wonderful dinner together. How can this be?

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    1. Remove six letters from this sequence to reveal a familiar English word. BSAINXLEATNTEARS

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    1. Alive without breath,
      As cold as death,
      Clad in mail never clinking,
      Never thirsty, ever drinking

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    1. I can always go up, never down,
      I can always turn left, never right,
      I am always hot when I’m cold

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    1. A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days and leaves on Friday. How did he do it?

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    1. What has roots that nobody sees,
      Is taller than trees,
      Up, up it goes,
      Yet it never grows?

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    1. This thing all things devours,
      Birds, beasts, trees, and flowers.
      Gnaws iron bites steel,
      Grinds hard stones to meal,
      Slays king, ruins town,
      And beats high mountain down

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    1. It cannot be seen, it cannot be felt,
      Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
      Lies behind stars and under hills,
      And empty holes it fills.
      Comes first follows after,
      Ends life kills laughter.

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    1. An eye in a blue face
      Saw an eye in a green face.
      ‘That eye is like this eye’
      Said the first eye,
      But in a low, not high place.

      Show the answer »  Link

    1. I’m lighter than air but a million men can’t lift me. What am I?

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    1. A man is born in 1946 and dies in 1947, yet he was 86 years old. How is that possible?

      Show the answer »  Link

  1. I go in hard.
    I come out soft.
    You blow me hard.
    What am I?

    Show the answer »Link

I hope you enjoyed them :)

#100 Word Challenge Week 9

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 21, 2012

Hi Everyone,

This week the prompt for #100WC is a photo.Here is mine…

“This is the last one that I am allowed to give you.” Steve declared in his high-pitched little voice. I met Steve, whilst I was walking through the mystical forest not far from my house. He is a little, elf like creature with potions and powers unknown to the human race. He has big pointy ears, like all good elves do. Steve has blue eyes as deep as the ocean. He is smart and funny. His uniform is a big jumpsuit with blue and white stripes. The potions that he gives me can be harmful and helpful. “Don’t just give this to anyone, it is powerful.” He says, “Be careful.

Dawso xx

Edublog Award Nominations

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 19, 2012

Hi Everyone,

As you may or may not know the Edublog Awards are coming up. So, here are I am going to tell you who I would love to see get an award:

  • Best individual blog: Esha’s blog . Esha always has interesting, exciting posts that are engaging to read. They make you think and sometimes laugh. Esha keeps her blog up-to-date and I would recommend visiting it!
  • Best group blog: Digital Paradise.Digital paradise is an informal blog which I love to read. It has inspirational, inspiring posts. They have great use of pages and widgets.
  • Best new blog: For best new blog, I am voting for Molly at Molly’s Mystery Journal Molly has a pretty new blog and she has got up and running very quickly!
  • Best class blog: Year 2RC. I am glad that I have the opportunity to vote for Year 2RC. This blog is informative, interesting and quite fun to read. They always have fun and interesting posts to read.
  • Best student blog: Angie’s Blog. I absolutely love visiting Angie’s blog. This blog is so interesting to read! Angie has things from soccer, posts in Italian, updates on her life and many, many other things.
  • Best teacher blog, Classroom Chronicles. This blog is well run and has many relatable tips and tricks for teaching.

So there you go… Do you agree?

Dawso

Student Blogging Challenge-Week 9

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 13, 2012

 

Hi,

This week is the second last Student Blogging Challenge. The “theme” for this week is… Using Language.

CHALLENGE ONE:  is to watch the video Dove Evolution and explain what we learnt. Although I was unable to embed this video, so I found one that was similar. Here it is, take a look:

We are learning about something similar to this in PDH this term. What have you learnt from this video? Something that I have definitely learnt is that everyone is pretty in there own way. We are all different and we are all beautiful. There is no definition of beauty because beauty comes from the inside as well. I also learnt that all of that “gorgeous” “hot” “pretty” models are all fake.

CHALLENGE 2:

Create the following to embed on your blog:

  • comic strip related to internet safety
  • Voki trying to persuade listeners to read a particular book
  • collage about social values such as co-operation, sharing etc

 

 

 

 

 

My collage here shows courage, independence, team work, sharing, co-operation, kindness and teamwork.

 

Hittlers daughter is an amazing book… Like the monster says!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For safety tips visit: http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/cyberquoll/

 

 

CHALLENGE 3:

Write a book, film or game review. Remember to rate it out of 10 and mention what age group you would recommend it for.

Recently, I saw the movie She’s The Man, with my best friend Jess. It was perfect for a sleepover. It is hilarious, clever and creative. The movie is about a girl who is passionate about soccer. Although her team at school gets cut, because not enough people sign up. She wants to go on the boys team although they won’t let her. So, she dresses up as a boy and attends her brothers school, whilst he is in London. There parents are divorced so they think that the children are at each others places. She has many problems along the way, including an awkward love triangle. I would recommend this movie for ages 12+. I would have to rate it 9/10 as it is one of my favourites!

CHALLENGE 4:

Write a recount, explanation, persuasive piece of writing. Find an image relating to it and remember to add correct attribution.  I did this in an assessment task.

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Television Advertisements Should Be Banned

By Emily

Sitting on the couch, enjoying your favourite television program by yourself, with friends or family and an advertisement comes in, in the most annoying time possible. Today, I will be writing to inform you about why television advertisements should be banned and why they should not. My first point for the affirmative side is that the advertisements cost an enormous amount of money that should be going to more worthwhile causes, such as health, education and transport. My first point for the negative side is that the television advertising industry is a huge industry and banning these advertisements would leave 27,000 people unemployed. My second point for the negative team is that without television advertisements we undoubtedly will get more junk emails/spam, more advertising calls and more junk mail in letterboxes.

Firstly, the amount of money that is wasted on television advertising is astonishing and could be going to a much more worthwhile cause. Did you know that it costs $10,000 to put ten seconds of an advertisement on Channel 7 at prime time? Wasting so much money on an advertisement is ridiculous. This money could be going to a much more worthwhile cause. Recently the Government has made a massive subtraction of money from the educational system. Out of the thirty ads that are played in one television program, this money could go such a long way. This money could lead to one more child getting the education that they need. By banning the advertisements on television you could be giving one more child the education that they need and deserve. Not only is the educational system in need, so is the health system and public transport. Our money could also go to charities such as Red Cross, St Vinnie’s or World Vision. Recently, Prime Minister Gillard made an advertisement for the carbon tax. For this add, fake kitchens were made with the value of $10,000. Those kitchens are now sitting in a warehouse not being used at all. This was revealed on The Project, last night on Channel 10. The amount of money that is being wasted on advertising is utterly ridiculous when there are many other possibilities to get your business on the right track.

 

My first point for the negative side is that the advertising business is a massive industry. If advertisements on television are band then thousands of people are definitely going to lose their jobs. ABC has revealed that there are roughly 27,000 people working in the television advertising business. At this time in our lives, it is a terrible time to be unemployed. In the past year 5100 jobs have been cut, do we really need anymore? By watching that television advertisement for thirty seconds you are feeding someone’s family. Those adds have gone a long way, casting, lighting, artists, safety monitors, assistants producing and building, there are so many more! All of these businesses would be getting unemployed if those jobs were cut. Surely we can watch some advertisements and not be so selfish.

 

Furthermore, without television advertisements we will get more spam/junk email, calls and junk mail. Watching a thirty second add surely isn’t as bad as being interrupted in the middle of dinner to be offered a free “Foxtel Installation”. It isn’t as bad as getting a virus from opening an advertising email on your computer. It isn’t as bad as getting junk mail in your letterbox. ABC has proven that $1 billion of junk mail is thrown out every year. A short add interrupting your television program is undoubtedly better than being interrupted when you’re busy or enjoying a special moment. It is unquestionably better than ruining your computer from a virus sent from one laptop to the other. And it indisputably is better than wasting $1 billion dollars of paper, trees and oxygen.

In conclusion, I think that television advertisements should not be banned. Because it is a huge industry and without those thirty second advertisements on television, 27000 people wouldn’t have a job and also we would get more advertising from other forms such as junk mail, spam emails and calls.

 

CHALLENGE 5:

Create an A-Z dictionary relating to English – this could be done as a class using voicethread with a different group of letters on each slide. It could be added to throughout the year as students learn more vocabulary relating to English.

A: Abreviation

B: Brainstorm

C: Conjunction

D: Define

E: Essay

F: Full Stop

G: Grammer

H:Homophone

I: Idiom

J:Juxtaposition

K: Keywords

L: Literacy

M: Metaphor

N: Noun

O: Object

P: Paragraph

Q: Question

R: Rhyme

S: Synonym

T: Text

U: Underline

V: Verb

W: Work

Y: ??? Can you find one?

Z: Zoom
CHALLENGE 7: 

Find a very interesting image. Add it to your post then write a description or a set of questions about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1: What is this creature?

2: What is it feeling?

3: Where is this?

4: Is it lonely?

5. What is it’s purpose.

6: Why is it there?

CHALLENGE 10:

Write some poetry on your blog.

Last week one of our spelling words was, Clerihew. I did some research and found out that it was a 4 lined poem often about a person, usually humorous. So I did some for people in my class.

Clerihew Of Jess (A shared blog with myself)

I have a good friend called Jess

She causes me a lot of stress,

She loves One Direction,

Although she is very far from perfection!

 

Clerihew of Lucy

I have a good friend called Lucy,

She is a funny goosie,

She is good at netball,

But she doesn’t like to fall

Clerihew Of Angie 

Angie is my friend,

She starts many trends,

She is good at sport,

But has a big wart

Clerihew of Tess

I have a good friend called Tess,

She doesn’t like a mess!

She is very quiet,

I quite like it J

 

Clerihew of Mrs Miller

I have a good teacher called Mrs Miller,

She certainly isn’t a killer,

She loves to blog,

Montie is her dog

 

 

CHALLENGE 11:

Create a five card story. 


Five Card Story: 24 Hours

a Five Card Flickr story created by Dawso


flickr photo by bionicteaching


flickr photo by Serenae


flickr photo by Serenae


flickr photo by Serenae


flickr photo by keepps

I was told that I had 24 hours to live. I called my granddaughters and went to Greece. We went for walks along the beach, watching the pretty sunset. We jumped and celebrated our love. We walked along the pavillion looking at the incredible houses. We had my favourite meal as a famiy. We watched the sun and shared stories, laughter, tears and joy. I left knowing that I was a proud, proud lady.

 

Thats it for tonight!

See you soon :)

Dawso


Netball!

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 13, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Recently I got a comment fro Mrs Caudill’s Classroom! I had written about how my favourite sport was netball. But, there was a problem! Most Americans don’t know what netball is, so I am here to explain. Here is a post written from my friend Angie. You can visit her blog HERE. She clearly explains what netball is. Make sure you comment on her blog!

What is netball?

Netball is a sport kind of like basketball except you are not allowed to: run with the ball, get too close to the opposing player and there is no back board on the goals in which you can shoot easily. Netball is a sport where you use multiple skills to pass down the court and try to get a goal. If you get very close to a person, you are pulled out for obstruction and must stand beside the player. You cannot grab the ball or smack the ball out of the person’s hands like you can do in basketball, and there are different positions in a netball game.

Now here are the rules and positions in a Netball game;

The positions you can play in netball are: GA (goal attack) GD (goal defence) C (centre) WD (wing defence) WA (wing attack) GS (goal shooter) and GK (goal keeper) this is a picture of a netball court with the positions on it.

 

 

The number of people allowed on one netball team is 12 or under, but the number of people allowed on a netball court playing a game is 7. My team has 9 people in it, so that means when we play a game, 2 people will have to sit down and watch the game until they get called to swap with someone.

Remembrance Day

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 12, 2012

Hi Everyone,

remembrance-day-aus.jpg

On 11.11.12 (Yesterday) it was Remembrance Day. This day is a very special day for all Australian citizens. It is a day, when we remember all of the brave people that went to War, to fight for our country. We remember the people that are still at war fighting to help other countries and we remember family and friends that have lost loved ones.

At 11:00, we pause for a minute of silence. In this time, you can pray, and thank God for these brave people that fought for our country. You can remember what happened and think about what you could do to make our country better. You could also just remember all of the great people that died fighting for you and me.

As Australian Citizens we are so lucky for the brave soldiers that went to war. We now live in a safe country where we are free to have a voice and do what you believe in. In other countries that aren’t so fortunate they can get into trouble for praying to the god they believe in. Sometimes they can be killed for this. We are so lucky that we have brave soldiers that fought for us. We can also remember the nurses that went to War and are still at war. These nurses are the people that helped everyone when sick and injured.

Something else that we do, in a manner of respect, is to fly the Australian flag at half mast. This is a sign of respect and remembrance. Parliament House, The Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Australian War Memorial are just some important places that do this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also say the Ode Of Remembrance. Here it goes…

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest We Forget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This day is very, very special to all Australians, although it is especially special to others. This day is special to me because my Great Uncle and Great Grandfather was sent to World War 2. This is a day when we can remember them and what they did. Recently, my great Uncle passed away, although his funeral was special. He left in pride of his country and himself. His coffin had the Australian Flag hung over the top and the Australian National Anthem was played. Hundreds of thousands of Australians went to War and are still at war. They do great things for us.

Lastly, this is a very special poem that many people read or say on Remembrance Day. It is called  In Flanders Fields. 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872–1918)

 

This is a photo of Australians celebrating in Martin Place that the war was over.

Lest We Forget,

Dawso

 

Images:

Poppy Aus: http://c.tadst.com/gfx/600×400/remembrance-day-aus.jpg?1

Flag: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_H__J0s-Ta8Q/SZF4Mm5hwrI/AAAAAAAALBE/8EVaVnqLXAA/s400/flag.jpg

Australian War Memorial: http://canberra.com.au/static/campfire/canberra.com.au/images/content-images/canberra_australian_war_memorial-300.jpg

Final Picture: http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/H11563 (Unknown source)

 

100 Word Challenge Week 8

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 8, 2012

Hi Everyone,

The prompt for the 100 Word Challenge week 8 is… Grandparents are important because…

Grandparents are important because they can spoil you, care for you and love you. Grandparents are all known for spoiling you rotten. My grandparents especially! Every time we go to visit Nana and Pa, Nana has always found a new biscuit that we might enjoy and she has always gone out and brought treats for us, especially Pub Squash! Grandparents care for you and sometimes you have to care for them. When we go out, I usually have to plod along with my Nana who has a bit of trouble walking. But I don’t mind because she always cares for me. Grandparents are incredible, and certainly give the best hugs!  

 

Why do you think Grandparents are important?

Dawso

100 WC Week 7

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Posted by dawso | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 6, 2012

Hi Everyone,

This week again I am taking part in the 100 Word Challenge. The prompt for this week is All I could see were to red eyes. Here is mine…

I awoke suddenly and felt a trickle of sweat drip down my forehead like rain does to a  window on a wet winters day. I heard footsteps plod along the cold wooden floor like death was awaiting me. My body started to shake and shiver uncontrollably. I heard deep, deep breathing as if something had gone wrong. The old wooden door creaked open slowly in the darkness. All I could see were too red eyes. I felt a sharp pain as if I had been struck by lightning. The force made me lie down. My head started hurting. All I saw then, was pure blackness.

How would you finish that?

Dawso