Graduation Reflection

I got in the car with my Grandpa, it was hot and we did not want to walk up the hill to the Moonee Valley Racecourse. “I feel privledged taking you to your Graduation Dinner” my Grandpa had said, I had replyed “It is only up the road”.

I walked through the door into the air conditioned building and sat down next to and near my friends. I had arrived before at least half the people and once everyone had arrived the food came and we all enjoyed a meal of either Lassange, Spaggetti, Fish & Chips or Chicken Parma and they were all served with chips and salad. After we had ate dinner, dessert came out. After all of the food we walked down to our school, Moonee Ponds Primary where we waited for the time we were to come in.

As we walked in I  felt vulnerable, there was at least 100 eyes staring at me. I felt as if I was a hare being watched by an eagle. When I was walking up to go get my Graduation certificate I felt like I was going in slow motion. To make matters worse my dad had his Iphone with him to take pictures and I didn’t know when he had finished taking the photos because there was no flash (Embarrasing!).

As the night wore on, the time crept along until it was time for our suprize item. We walked out and then we walked back in (in our lines). The parents were suprized at our dance and some were laughing. I felt the uneasyness in my stomuch and tried to carm it down. Once the dance started I seemed to relax and forget about the people around me and settled down.

Overal I enjoyed Graduation and sad that primary school is coming to and end 🙁

Summary on Forensic Presentation

Introduction

This term we did a project on a forensic scientist and I did mine on a man named Alexandre Lacassange. We had all been given a different forensic scientist varying in men, women, old, young, dead and more.

I have written some facts, understandings and wonderings about Alexandre Lacassange below.

 

3 Facts

. He was the first to try and match a individual bullet to a gun barrel.

.He helped solve many crimes including the assassination of the president Sadi Carnot

.He was one of the first scientists study and report the significance of bloodstains left at crime scenes and what they could show about the crime.

 

2 Understandings

.He helped shape history

.We would probably not have as much information about forensics as we do today if not for Alexandre Lacassange.

 

1 Wondering

.I wonder what His childhood was like?

Camp Snapshot in Time

Sitting on the grass discussing our human pyramid structure, I heard the sound of many voices talking and the sound of wind rushing through the trees. I could see people, birds, grass and trees spread the field of grass. I sat there thinking of what we could do for our pyramid but all that happened was that we argued and we got know where. We had two attempts before we succeeded and it didn’t look like a pyramid at all and it was all messed up. In the end we got a score of 6/10. I could smell crushed leaves and fresh, green grass all around me. I could taste fear as it came our turn to present to the rest of the group. I could feel the brittle grass and dry leaves beneath me as well as the pressure of people on top of me.

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Princess Ashleigh ran up the stairs. She was excited for today was Christmas and she was getting her own set of painting tools and paint! “Mum, Dad!” she called out “Where are you?” “Downstairs in the sitting area!” she heard the muffled call from down stairs. She ran down to find them standing on the edge of the shaggy carpet gazing at the wonderful looking humongous set of hundreds of brushes,paint colors and other such things including a large white canvas. “Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!” cried Ashleigh running up to her mother and father, (the Queen and King of England, in the year 3981).

“We should have Christmas like this every year!”   

Maths Mate Sheet 8 Term 4

Predict:

Which deal costs more.

Read:

Which deal costs less per millilitre?

A) 75c for 500 ml

B) $2 for 2 L

Clarify:

I had nothing to clarify.

Big Question:

Which one costs less per millilitre.

Mathematicians Toolbox:

I used: Write a sum or number sentence

Solve:

To solve this I first multiplied 500 millilitres by 4 to give me 2 L so each amount was the same to make it easier. Because I multiplied the 500 millilitres by 4 I have to do the same to the $75c to keep it equal with the rest. The 75c then became $3. Once that was completed I had the answer: A) $2 for 2 L

Summary:

I think this is a good question to have in the problem solving section because it is a question to make you think but you don’t find it to difficult to complete.

Literacy Circles Reflection

  1. The mysteries that are in this book make this a good book. Not just the plot but the past lives of the characters like Ted, Kip and David. Also the erg to want to read more so you find out what happens next and if the mystery is solved. It also is unpredictable and keeps you on your toes.
  2. If it wasn’t so all-over the place I think it would be a lot better. Another thing is that it can be quite inappropriate at times. Ai also think it could of added more detail about the story line by including chapters about Ted and David in their point of view. I thought that could have had more about how the mystery was solved.
  3.  I think most important thing the author is trying to get across to us is to never lose hope or give up when things aren’t looking hopeful. This wasn’t as visible or clear until you have read the book. What I got out of this book is you shouldn’t give up even when things seem to being going all completely wrong but you should keep on trying.
  4.  I think the author (Jane Godwin) is trying to send a message across about not giving up and to keep on believing. I also think that she wrote it for people like us to read and enjoy. I think she may also written it to draw people in and get them reading it since once you have started you really want to finish it.
  5.  The main thing people should understand is that there are alternating chapters between Annie and Kip about their point of views. There is also a lot to the book, not just the plot but lives of the characters before the book and how what happened then has changed that character in the book.

Maths Mate Sheet 7 Term 4

Predict:

Which deal costs more.

Read:

Which deal costs less per litre?

A) $32 for 4 L

B) $8.50 for 1 L

Clarify:

I had nothing to clarify.

Big Question:

Find out which one costs less per litre.

Mathematicians Toolbox:

I used: Write a sum or number sentence

Solve:

To solve this I first multiplied 1 litre by 4 to give me 4 L so each amount was the same to make it easier. Because I multiplied the 1 litre by 4 I have to do the same to the $8.50 to keep it equal with the rest. The $8.50 then became $34. Once that was completed I had the answer: A) $32 for 4 L

Summary:

I think this is a good question to have in the problem solving section because it is a question to make you think but you don’t find it to difficult to complete.

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# 14

I was walking on a crowded street, noise all around me. I could hear the sound of cars racing by and the sound of people in the streets, chatting away to themselves in hushed tones or shouting out to friends and passes by. I heard babies crying and dogs barking. I then turned down an alleyway, and then the noise stopped all of a sudden and I was left alone. I had been so annoyed with noise I had wished it was all gone, but now standing here alone with noise I came to miss it and want it back.

                                       ” Come back to me noise, I miss you”

Interview on Handwriting Samples

Interviewer: Hello Sam now I here that you are a handwriting expert. Now I have some questions that I want you to answer ok the first question is what a handwriting expert?

Expert: Well a handwriting expert is a person that analyses two or more bites of writing. People like me look at 12 different characteristic to find out if a bit of writing is fake or real.

Interviewer: well that is very good to know the next question is where would you come in investigations?

Expert: Well I come in if 2 pieces of writing are collected.

Interviewer: What are the things you look for when analyzing different pieces of writing?

Expert:  Well we look for 12 things which are is the spacing the same, The ratio, height, width and sizes of letters, The shading and pen presser, The beginning and ending strokes, does the writing go under the line, are there fancy letters and are they the same, are there unusual letters, the placement of them, are their base line habits, are the lines smooth or shaky, the spacing, the separation, connection strokes, slant and flourishes and embellishments.

Interviewer: The next question is what are flourishes and embellishments?

Expert: well it is just another word for fancy letters.

Interviewer: Now Sam I’ve got one more question for you, it’s do you enjoy your job as a handwriting expert?

Expert: Yes, I do. It’s always fun and exciting, getting forged letters, other handwriting samples then looking at the differences and solving them.