My School Timetable

This is my school timetable, we have 7 lessons in a day and have two breaks:

Start School: 8:30am

Form: 8:30 – 9:00

Lesson 1: 9:00am

Lesson 2: 9:45am

RECESS: 10:30am

Lesson 3: 10:50am

Lesson 4: 11:35am

Lesson 5: 12:20pm

LUNCH: 1:05pm

Lesson 6: 1:50pm

Lesson 7: 2:40pm

End of Day: 3:25pm

Week 7 – My School’s History

History of My School:

My school is Wilderness School in South Australia and was established in 1884.

Wilderness School - About Us n.d., WIlderness School, N.a., accessed 22 November 2016, .

Wilderness School – About Us n.d., WIlderness School, N.a., accessed 22 November 2016, <http://www.wilderness.com.au/about>.

Our school started with four sisters called the Brown Sisters. There was Annie Brown, Mamie Brown, Wynnie Brown and Margret Brown. Margret was the eldest and it was her idea to start a school.

Margret started teaching her younger sisters then expanded to a larger school. She taught in her house which is where our school is built around. The Brown’s House had a green door with a golden handle which still stands in the middle of our school as well as the rest of her house.

During World War 2, Margret, her sisters and the school of about 20 girls and boys decided to help out Australia and America in the war. The school knit scarfs and blankets to help the soldiers. As a thank you, the soldiers gave the school a German bell they found near the German camp. They thought we could use it as a school bell. This bell is located next to the Green Door. I have attached a picture.

Green Door Society n.d., WIlderness School, N.a., accessed 22 November 2016, .

Green Door Society n.d., WIlderness School, N.a., accessed 22 November 2016, <http://www.wilderness.com.au/community-life/foundation/green-door-society>.

Margret won an OBE which stands for Order of the British Empire.  This award rewards public service and helping out in the community. She received this award because she devoted her life to teaching others who could not pay for private schools.

Our ELC is named after Mamie and Annie, the Junior School is named after Wynnie and the Senior School is named after Magret.

As you can see, our school has an interesting and meaningful history which all Wildy girls are extremely proud of.

Here is a link to our School Website about the history of our school:

http://www.wilderness.com.au/about/history

Here is a link to a page about our school:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness_School

Thanks!

Week 6 – Game 2

Hi everyone,

For game two, I went on to the Flipboard Magazine, and read some amazing posts. I visited three blogs:

  • Carson’s Blog
  • Lucie’s Blog
  • Ethan’s Blog

All of these blogs had lots of effort and were really enjoyable to read.

On Carson’s Blog, there was a post called ‘scootering’. It talked about how much he loves scootering, and how his friend also loves to scooter. He named quite a few amazing riders and some great brands of scooters. I was drawn to this post as the title was quite mysterious and I am also interested in scootering. I think this post was very informative and great to read.

 

Here is the link to the post. Scroll down to see my comment.

Scootering

The next blog I visited was Lucie’s Blog. I read her post called ‘A Bird In The Wind’. This was a story about a girl with an illness who is always dreaming of flying up high above all of her problems. I think this post was a really interesting story which instantly drew me in. The title was also quite mysterious which is why I read it. I highly recommend reading this wonderful story.

 

Here is the link to the post. Scroll down to see my comment.

http://lucieisd20.edublogs.org/2016/11/09/50/

 

The final post I read was on Ethan’s Blog called ‘The United States of America’. This post included five interesting facts about the USA. These facts were very interesting and informative. I really enjoyed reading this as it taught me things I never knew about America.

Here is the link to the post. Scroll down to see my comment.

The United States of America

 

I really enjoyed reading all of these blogs as they all covered different topics and were really unique. As I have said many times before, I strongly recommend visiting all three of them.

Olivia 🙂

 

 

 

Week 6 – Game 1

Hi everyone,

 

This week I visited three blogs and left a comment:

  • Nicholas’s Blog
  • McDowell Media’s Blog
  • Marianne’s Blog

I think all of these blogs were superb and went into a lot of detail about a lot of things.

On Nicholas’s Blog I made a comment on his post called ‘Genius Hour project’. This post was about water pollution and the devastating effects it has on the environment. I really enjoyed reading this blog and watching the video he made as it gave me an insight to what was really happening all around the world.

Here is the link to the post and if you scroll down you should be able to see my comment:

Genius Hour Project

 

The next blog I visited was McDowell Media’s Blog. I read their post on the 2011 Japan Tsunami and made a comment. This post was a story based on the devastating 2011 tsunami on the coast of Japan. I loved reading this story as it kept me guessing until the very end and I loved their idea of getting others to finish the story. This post appealed to me as in class right now we are studying how to prepare for tsunamis and the effects they can have on society.

Here is the link to the post and if you scroll down you should be able to see my comment:

http://mcdowellmedia.edublogs.org/2016/10/25/2011-japan-tsunami-activity-4/

 

The last blog I visited was Marianne’s Blog. On this blog I visited a post called ‘Being Proud of your Nationality, it’s something Amazing’. This post was all about being proud of your nationality (hence the name) and how she is proud to be a Filipino. I  quite enjoyed reading this post as it described how it felt to be a Filipino and the natural disasters that occur there. I was drawn to this post as it got me thinking how loyal I was to being Australian and how it felt to be Australian.

Here is the link to the post and if you scroll down you should be able to see my comment:

 

http://mariannella.weebly.com/mariannes-blog/being-proud-of-of-your-nationality-is-just-something-so-amazing

 

I highly recommend you read all of these blogs as they are all amazing and very informative. They were all also very creative.

 

Please leave a comment!

 

Olivia 🙂

 

 

Beautiful Sunset Puzzle

Hi everyone, here is the link to a puzzle I made on http://www.jigsawplanet.com

Puzzle: http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=386aa76c734e&authkey=f0a1e9359cee891a282df429cc

 

I really suggest this website because it is a simple but effective way to make a puzzle.

 

Please comment on what you thought about it!

 

Thanks and enjoy 🙂

 

Week 5 Challenge – Eddie, Set, Go!

Attribution: 5 AFL Players Smashing it this Season n.d., Photograph, K-Zone, accessed 8 November 2016, .

Attribution:
5 AFL Players Smashing it this Season n.d., Photograph, K-Zone, accessed 8 November 2016, <http://www.kzone.com.au/gallery/sports-5-afl-players-smashing-this-season>.

Role Model:

My role model/inspiration is Eddie Betts. Eddie Betts is a professional AFL player in the Adelaide team. He used to be in a team from Melbourne, but luckily switched to Adelaide!

Eddie is my inspiration because he is very resilient. When his team loses, he still exits the field with a grin and plans how to win next time. He is a gracious winner and he is also extremely positive. Not to mention, he’s one of the best players on the field!

Eddie Betts is also very resilient when the crowd boos him for being aboriginal. Lots of people use incredibly rude words against him, and one lady even threw a banana at him! Yet still, he forgives them and keeps playing.

All you have to do is search up Eddie Betts, and you will find stories about him that everyone can feel inspired by.

 

Gooooooo Eddie!

 

Here is a link to a page all about Eddie:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Betts

 

Here is a link to the story of the woman who threw a banana at him 🙁

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-24/adelaide-crows-eddie-betts-forgives-banana-thrower/7780318

 

P.s. The bibliography for the pictures are in the captions.

Attribution: Betts stars in first outing for Adelaide n.d., Photograph, SBS, accessed 8 November 2016, .

Attribution:
Betts stars in first outing for Adelaide n.d., Photograph, SBS, accessed 8 November 2016, <http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/16/betts-stars-first-outing-adelaide>.

Week 4 Challenge Activity Preparing for emergencies. (Mrs Smith)

Hi everyone here is a post on Mrs Smith’s activity on being prepared for an emergency.

 

  1. Readers, what natural disasters or emergencies are factors where you live? How have you prepared? If you have faced a large-scale emergency, how did you deal with it?

I live in Australia where there are almost no natural disasters. One of our common disasters though is bushfires.  To prepare for a bushfire, I  would learn how to be safe, learn an escape route from where I am and make sure I have a bag that I would take if I had to leave. I have not faced a large-scale emergency as I do not live somewhere where there are many disasters.

 

2. Write a list post of items that a student can put in an emergency bedside kit. If you had to leave in a hurry, what could have ready to grab-and-go? 

In my kit, I would put:

  • A phone or a device which I could communicate with
  • Some spare clothes
  • Food and water
  • Any other essentials

3. Write a post describing a natural or human-caused emergency that has happened in your community. What were the consequences? How did you, your family, or emergency responders deal with it? 

In my community, there aren’t any emergencies. One of my friends lives in the Adelaide Hills and she had to evacuate her home because of a bushfire. Fortunately, it didn’t hit her house. It has taken a very long time to rebuild some things and a lot of the wildlife has been damaged. All of SA pitched in to help rebuild the wildlife and  the homes.

Here is a link to Mrs. Smith’s blog. I really suggest looking at this blog. It taught me a lot about emergencies and being prepared.  I think the survey was a great idea and I learnt heaps!http://huzzah.edublogs.org/2016/10/29/emergency/

http://huzzah.edublogs.org/2016/10/29/emergency/

Thanks 🙂

 

 

 

Week 4 Challenge Playing Outside (Mrs. Yollis)

Hi everyone!

 

Here is a little bit about how we play outside!

 

I live in Australia where it is Spring right now. This affects our play as we want to get outside more often because it is very warm. This makes us more active.

 

At our school we play lots of games including handball soccer and best of all -demons. Demons is a game where there is one person it who can only walk. Everyone else can run. The demon has to catch everyone by cornering them instead of chasing them. If the demon catches someone, they are it with the demon and also can’t walk. Once everyone is it the game is over. The last person to get caught is the winner.

 

I really enjoyed reading Mrs. Yollis’s post as it gave me lots of ideas for new games. I also thought it was a really creative topic.

 

Bye 🙂

200 Word Story

THE BOX

The box. The door. The peeling paint. It begged me to enter. I slowly lifted the small red box with a card.

“If you open, you must enter”. Confused, I slowly unraveled the neat wrapping on the box only to find a hollow box. What is the meaning of this? I hesitantly opened the box. Bang! I screamed. I peeked inside and found that there was a tiny jumping jack in the box. Enough with this silly box! I thought.

 

I confidently opened the creaking door. The cold instantly washed over me. It was as though I had stepped into an ice cube. Then the door behind me slammed shut. A dim light filled the room. The silence was deafening.

 

Out of the shadows came a hooded figure. I was scared to death. The hooded figure started to circle me.

“Finally someone clever enough has found the house of doom.”

“The house of doom?” I asked hesitantly.

“Yes,” the hooded figure said mischievously.

“You have two options. Leave and be ashamed, or stay and become the smartest person in the world! The voice said enthusiastically. However, before you do, you must figure out the mystery of the box.

 

Word count – 198 words

 

Key

Personification

Onomatopoeia

Metaphor

Oxymoron

Hyperbole