Desert Survivors [Experiment 1 of Many]

Yesterday, the 12th of October 2016 to be precise, Mr. Mayes and Ms. Fitz decided to conduct a experiment with us on our Term 4 Subject~ DESERT SURVIVORS. The experiment was to put a freezer-bag over one lot of tree leaves and leave (No pun intended) them outside 24 hours. From that same tree we had to take some leaves and place them in a (Separate) Zip-Lock bag and leave them in our classroom over-night.

My Prediction was that the leaves would become greener and sort of regenerate itself. It would grow because there wouldn’t be any birds/insects to infect/damage the small leaves.

My Reason was because the leaves would be in a small pocket of air while being with other leaves to use for regeneration. Also, the bugs and birds would leaf (Pun Intended 😀 ) it alone, so no harm is done.

My Observation But Today (As it was the 13th of October, 2016) when we had to go check what has happened to our dear leaves, some of us found Pools of water in the freezer bag, some found spiders (Cough, Cough… Holly and Marnie..) and others found a small amount of water.

My Explanation Since the leaves were compressed in a small, heated environment, the leaves had started to leak out the collected water and for many filled their bags up. This is because from every tree, the leaves have collect different amounts of water.

Thank you for reading my Biological reasoning for this experiment
I hope you liked

~Kammy~

Archie Roach Biography

Archie Roach
In Memory Of Ruby Charlotte Margaret Hunter

A beloved singer/songwriter, and beautiful and loving partner of Archibald William Roach
You will not be forgotten
31 October 1955 – 17 February 2010

Now, everyone, please gather around as I present to you a story, a story as beautiful and heart-warming as a mother’s kiss! So let us begin-

Archibald William “Archie” Roach was first brought into the world on the 8th of January, 1956, in Mooroopna, where he grew up with his family, with the wild population of other Indigenous Australians, had to get re-housed on the Rumbalara mission, but, he and his family decided to move to Framlingham, where his mother was born.

While still a very young boy, Archie and his sisters, along with the other Indigenous Australian children of the stolen generation, were forced to be removed from their family by Australian government agencies, and placed in an orphanage. After receiving two placements in foster care, Archie was eventually fostered by the Coxes, a family of Scottish immigrants

Now, as a young man, Roach had gotten a letter from an older sister, telling him the past events of their childhood. Angry and hurt, he left his foster home carrying only a guitar. Penniless, he travelled to Sydney and Adelaide, and spent some time living on the streets, trying to make sense of his childhood and find his natural family.

He also went through periods of alcoholism and despair, but also began to make some music. During this time Roach met his lifelong partner, and musical soulmate, Ruby Hunter. They started a family. Later in their marriage, their home became an open house for teenage Aborigines living on the streets.

In the late 1980s Ruby and Archie formed a band, the Altogethers, with a few other Indigenous Australians, and moved to Melbourne. There he was overheard by a bandmate of songwriter Paul Kelly, who persuaded Paul to give Archie an opening slot for some of his concerts.

In 1990, with the help and encouragement of Paul, Archie recorded his debut solo album, Charcoal Lane. This album included the song “Took the Children Away”, a song telling people of the bad treatment of indigenous children of Archie’s generation, and a song which ‘struck a chord’ not only among the Aboriginal community, but also nationally.

Archie’s song ‘Took The Children Away’ won two ARIA Awards, as well as an international Human Rights Achievement Award, the first time this had been awarded to a songwriter because of a song. The album it came from featured in Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 Albums for 1992.

As for today? Well, Archie is currently living in in a homestead near South Australia, with his children.

Where did Archie get his inspiration from?
As well as fostering little Archie, the Coxes had children of their own. Their oldest daughter was named Mary. Now, Mary played the keyboard and guitar and she performed in a local church, after a while, Archie asked his foster-sister to teach him the basics of both instruments.

I’d like to tell you a little bit about Mooroopna!
Mooroopna is located not that far away from Shepparton and Melbourne, with a fair population of around about 7,800 people. The name Mooroopna comes from an Aboriginal word referring to a bend in the Goulburn River, near Shepparton in central Victoria.

GLOSSARY

Indigenous Australians- To refer to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Re-housed- To provide someone with new housing
Immigrants- A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
Penniless- Of a person having no money
Alcoholism- Someone who’s addicted to drinking Alcohol (Alcoholic)
Soulmate- A person ideally suited to another as a close friend or romantic partner.
Aborigines- Indigenous  Australians
Debut- A first appearance
ARIA awards- The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (ARIA music awards) Known for giving awards to the most famous, musicians, songs and even just the lyrics
Homestead- A farmhouse or a out-building

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-Kamryn 😀

Term 3 reflection

My Reflection for term 3 2015

Stamina:

My stamina is very high. I can read for 1 hour and 8 minutes. I can read lots of different types of books and know what type it is as in Robin Hood, Folk tale and the little mermaid, Fantasy. As i’ve said before I know what the . I’m reading Star by Catherine Bateson and Riddle gully runaway by Jen Banyard. I have just started star and i’m interested in it so far.

Self regulation:

I’m a hard worker and I have a heap of grit. Grit means to be how determined you are with your work. My working strengths is reading and maths and my weaknesses are writing and tests

Deeper learning:

I try my hardest to make my learning as deep as possible. With the inquiry unit on Extreme weather conditions I have done a lot of research on Vesuvius and Raung. Again with the grit I think I have done very well with my project and I liked that Ms. Fitz chose this activity for us.

Determination:

I am very determined to learn new things like orienteering and old games back in history like soccer ( football if you’re British ). I like to have a go and show my work to others like my latest story Blank Streets. I’m very determined to have a go at something I didn’t do very well last time. I never used to be very good at writing ( PROOF )

 

Reading, Writing, Maths and Inquiry:

My reading i’ve done really well in a grade 5 & 6 standard and I have a great stamina for about 45 minutes. My writing I think i’ve improved the most. I use to be told to go back and retry and see what I could do better. My Maths I am really good at. I can add fractions, decimals, times fractions and a lot more. My inquiry I think i’ve done pretty well with it. I have in mind that it’s a 5 6 standard so hopefully it is.

What I liked about this term:

I really liked Gym with Mr. Palmer and thr WW1 bio’s and what we did them on. I also liked going to Fresh Face Friday. Thankyou for a great term Ms. Fitz

Thanks for reading

Cheers

-Kammy! 🙂 😉

Five ways to keep cool in summer

      5 ways to keep cool in summer!

     1. Go to the beach. The sand may be super hot but if you bring the world’s toughest shovel & bucket. I think you would be able to dig at least a six foot hole. Once you’ve finished digging use the bucket as a carrier and get some fresh water from the sea. Pool party underground! ( WARNING, May result death )

      2.Go to a public swimming pool! Hire a cab, limo and some officers to remove all people from the swimming pool. Make your entrance with the limo smashed   through the window. Cab in the pool. Not so public now.                                               ( WARNING, May result immediate arrest and charge)

     3. Go buy a extra, extra, extra large eskey. Open it up, fill with super cold ice   and water and get in with your cat and friends. Take it to Antarctica, and take it to the coldest part. Dig a hole, get a polar bear to throw you in, and sit there (WARNING, may freeze and drown to death immediately )

     4.Lock yourself in the freezer at home. Cover your body with ice, ice-cream, icy poles and frozen peas. Stay there for at least 17,747,475,773,874 hours before coming out. ( WARNING, mother’s don’t like children having the fridge/freezer doors open. May result some spanking )

      5. Go to a freeze chamber, lock yourself in and eat liquid nitrogen. Do not come out within the 3 minutes that you have to.You have to wear shorts, singlet, sweat band and long socks for style and lie down on the ground because it’s heaps colder (WARNING, may freeze to death immediately. NOT JOKING )

Thanks for reading
-Kammy! 😉 🙂

My Inquiry: Volcanoes!

Mount Vesuvius and

Mount Raung

Mount Vesuvius is a volcano built up of alternate layers of lava and ash in the Gulf of Naples, Italy, about 9 km east of Naples and a short distance from the shore.Mount Vesuvius is best known for its eruption in AD 79  that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman Cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum several other settlements.

That eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 33 km, spewing molten rock lava at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second. An estimated of 16,000 people died due to action of heated water in the earth’s crust and some fast-moving current of hot gases and rock.

Vesuvius has erupted many times since and is the only volcano on the European mainland to have erupted within the last hundred years.Today, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3,000,000 people living nearby and its tendency towards explosive eruptions. It is the most densely populated volcanic region in the world.

Mount Ruang is in Bali and a few weeks ago erupted and all the ash stopped flights coming in and out of Bali.It is located outside of the capital city of East Java and has a 2-kilometre-wide and 500-metre-deep caoulron like Volcano surrounded by a grayish rim.It is the tallest volcano of this gr

oup of Volcanoes that are close by.

Well, I think the similarities are that these two Volcanoes have a big part in today’s histories. So if these things didn’t happen we wouldn’t think that Volcanoes are dangerous to us humans. Vesuvius was one of the first Global Warming that the Rom

ans weren’t prepared for. That told us to stay alert. Raung, on the other hand taught us to be prepared, and ready to evacuate

Volcanoes can kill people and suffocate them in the ashes. Volcanoes effect people in many ways, some are good and some are bad. Some of the bad ways are that when the Volcano erupts, it doesn’t spew out lava. It blows out ashes that burn and can suffocate you.

Since they are standing still they can’t run away they get demolished by ash and lava. Bye bye buildings! Some of the not that bad ways are that houses, building and roads get completely covered in ashes.

Lava flows are too slow to run over people, but that’s not the same for the houses and buildings. Since they are standing still they can’t run away they get demolished by ash and lava.

They erupt because of density

and pressure. The lower density of the magma relative to the surrounding rocks causes it to rise (lots like air bubbles in syrup). It will rise to the surface or to a depth that is determined by the density of the magma and the weight of the rocks above it.

A volcano is a Mountain that opens down to a pool of lava and molten rock below the surface of the earth (In the crust). And when pressure occurs, the Volcano erupts & lava

spills out of the Volcano and runs down the Volcano and whatever is in its path… Bye bye.

Thankyou for reading!
Stay tuned for my term 3 reflection
Cheers
-Kammy! 🙂 😉

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About the Poppies

A reason why we have a poppy as a symbol of our identity

1. They are a symbol the soldiers who died and came back from the wars.

The poppies had grown all over the hills of Flanders Fields, to remember those fallen soldiers and the war horses of WWI, and WWII

Red:

Symbolise’s the blood of the soldiers and the war horses.

 

Black:

Symbolise’s the death of the soldiers and their faith.

 

Green:

Symbolises a peaceful future and a happy life.

 

 

leadership excursion

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This is a reflection

On Thursday the 23rd of April 2015 the school leadership team went to the shrine of remembrance in Melbourne for the 100 years of the landing in Gallipoli 1915.We had to arrive at 7:20 am for a photo, the role and then to get on the bus at 7:30 am. the trip was LONG and I sat next to Tahlia. We got to see lots of things like the beautiful fountains near the shrine.

When we got there it was about 10:00 , 10:15 am and when we arrived just in time for a little snack and a drink of water. Then it was about 11:00 when we sat down to watch the ceremony. There was air forces, the governor was there and the army guard. And there was about 4,000 – 5,000 people there including us!!! Asher and Daniel were our reeth layers!

It was a tiring effort all the singing and the walking and running. The winner of the junior speech comp was Laura i think she is in high school. After the ceremony we had lunch and split up into 2 groups Mrs. Brunswick took the boys around and in the shrine and Sharyn took us girls around and in the shrine. Us girls took pictures of all our group together and we also went to look at the internal flame and at about 1:15 we had to get on our bus back to Bendigo.

The people behind me were LOUD, and annoying ( They were not E.P.S students )

-Kamryn  😉

ANZAC day

ANZAC day:  Is a day to remember all of the people who died in World War 1 and the people who fought in the world war 100 years ago.Screen Shot 2015-03-26 at 1.09.43 PM

Take one minute to think of this:

The people who died and fought in war, The Gallipions who saw random people charging at them with machine guns and rifles. Remember that they fought for the life of the future. (Today).

Thankyou, dear soldier’s, for risking and giving up your life for us and our freedom!!!

what this means to me: We shall remember them for the courage and support they gave to us to live for freedom. And that they won and I hope our truce with Gallipoli continues for generations.

Thankyou, dear soldier’s, for risking and giving up your life for us and our freedom!!

Remember them, what they have done for us.  Love what they have done for us.

This is to my great, great, great uncle Julius Ilfield

– Kamryn 🙂 😉

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