Sunday, 29 May 2016

I can describe the structure of a Short Story

Something I have learned about the structure of short stories is: it is very similar to that of a normal story with only a few changes.

After reading some short stories two things I will remember when I write my own short story are try not to make the story too long or too short and get to the point quickly.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Excellence Can Do - Peer Mediation #1

On Monday at morning tea I had peer mediation. Today the my partner didn't want to come, I tried to convince her but she didn't, I was going to do it myself because no one else was willing to help until my friends approached me and said they would help me. So we got our things and went off. First we started at the Junior part of the school, then we gradually headed away to the more Senior part of the school. At the Junior part of the school, we had a few small problems which were easy to fix but we had one problem which took a bit longer, some kids had harshly said no to another child saying the can't play cause they weren't friends anymore, so we helped them solve their problem by asking the kids to apologise and we found a new bunch of friends for the other child. It was a bit of a tricky problem to solve but in the end we used our learner qualities of Resilience and Communication to solve the problem. Now that we solved the problem I feel really proud to be a year 8 and be a leader to the rest of the school. I think I showed leadership by helping solve the problems because that tells the Juniors that we are here for them and they can come up to us with an open heart and spill out their problems.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Writing - Short story

Blog Post Title - My Short Story

For this piece of writing I have focusing on my vocabulary and punctuation. I have been learning to: - use a range of precise vocabulary to communicate meaning (Year ⅞)

The pieces of my writing that are highlighted green are where I have shown my vocabulary and punctuation goal

My Story: Agent Shade 

“No… I'm sorry you're just not worthy enough to join my agency” I said

“Can you please leave and never return Mr Stephens” said my secretary with a very stern voice  As he left, I went to the coffee machine and made me and my secretary (Miss Sprightly) a cup of coffee.

“Here you go” I said as I handed the cup to her.

“Thanks, so ma'am…” she continued
“I've got a few more files for some missions should we hand them to The Best?”
The Best is short for Brittany Ethan Simple-Ton. The Best is the best, she's an amazing spy, she's good at going undercover and she's amazing but she's not as good as me… I mean i'm not trying to brag but I was the creator of this amazing spy agency and I was the one to find her.

“So.. Um Sprightly, I was thinking…”  I said while looking through the files

“Maybe we could handover these files to The Best” I said while handing the files to her “But couldn't possibly I get this file handed over to me?” I asked as I handed the cardboard colored file to he

“But ma'am…”

“Please, I cut her off, I beg you, everyday I'm stuck in this amazing mansion with nothing to do but play games on my devices”

“Hmmm…” she thinks


“Yesss!” I scream in my head

*Knock *Knock
“Come in”
It was The Best.

“Ma'am, you called me?”

“Yes I would like to hand over these three files, this one is the case of the missing diamond necklace, I say as I hand her the file, this one is about the girl who lost her teddy bear and this one is the file that I talked to you about earlier where one of the elderly lost her dentures” I gave her all three files and she took them but she didn’t leave.

“Is that all?”  
She asked

“Um… Yeah were you expecting something else?”
The Best wasn’t acting as normal as she should be.

“Oh I was wondering if there were any other files or…. Like that one case that you mentioned about the fridge robber”

“When did you find out about that?”
Something wasn’t right, I never told The Best anything about a case like that.

“We don’t even have a case like that Agent Brittany, please say the truth you haven’t been, you know, snooping around my office, have you now?”
I strictly asked her, I didn’t expect her to do such a thing, and I didn’t expect myself to ask such a question to Agent Brittany.

“No ma’am I didn’t mean to hurt you I just thought we would have the file because everyone was talking about it and it’s in the paper too”
Hmmmm I don’t know if I can trust her.

“It’s ok, but since you asked I’ll tell you anyway, so we have received the opportunity to take over this case but I didn’t want anyone to handle it this time, instead I wanted to handle the case myself”
I think I said that in an overconfident voice. After that The Best left and I scanned the file. I read and read and in about 2 hours I thought it was time for a break.

I went home and as I walked to my door I realised that the door was open, my fridge was open and had nothing in it, crumbs everywhere. It was the fridge robber! Now I have to go to the grocery store and get some more food.

At the grocery store I got my items, all the things I need, especially passion fruit. I have a “passion” for passion fruit. I headed over to the counter, got my things, payed the appropriate amount and left.

As I drive past I see a black figure it’s the same black figure that was in the file, that must’ve been the same person who robbed my fridge! Yes I have figured it out, well at least I think I have. I quickly parked my car in the driveway and scurried into my house.

I took, photos, videos, everything to get multiple evidence so I can show a presentation with all the crime scene footage. I got back into my car and head to HQ.

At HQ I showed the presentation to my secretary and then we took it to the police. We managed to get them to team up with us and we went on a hunt to find the person, The Fridge Robber.
We searched and searched but we didn’t find any clues or anything about the person. So we decided to give up. I started to head home, at least I had a full fridge to cook with.

I walk into my house seeing a light coming from the kitchen, I go have a look and find the black figure right there in action eating my food. I act fast and take their hoodie off. They turn around and I just felt like I had a heart attack right then and there. It was The Best, she was the criminal all this time, she wanted to “handle” the case so no one finds out! What a cheeky little criminal.

“Um Ma’am.. I was just making sure you had enough.. um … passion fruit!”

“Really what about all the other fridges that you have robbed?”

“ uhhhhhh..”

“Come with me” I took her to the HQ and presented all the evidence and the criminal. We sent her somewhere she belongs, prison.

“CASE CLOSED!” yelled the judge in the court. Everyone was so happy the criminal was caught and everyone got their food back. And guess who payed? The Best, because she is the best criminal, spy and “person”.


Monday, 9 May 2016

Probability - Maths Evidence

For maths I have been working on Probability. I had to complete four activities.
The first one was Probability of simple events
The answer to this would be 4/14 but it says to simplify it so I would half the numerator and denominator, so it would be 2/7. 

The second one was Probability of events
The answer to this would be 6/7. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Merit Can Do - Peer Mediation #5

On the 2nd of May I had PeerMediation. Today after eating inside I went to zone 3 (cloakroom) to get a vest, a lanyard and the iPad. We headed out to the junior area, that's where most of the problems occur. So anyway we headed out there and surprisingly there were no problems which was a good start, but then a little boy came up to us and told us his problem. All that happened was he was looking for someone so we helped him find his friend and he went off happily playing with his friend. There were also some small other issues but that happens all the time. Overall I think I got involved by helping little kids especially that little boy because he wasn't getting involved before but when we found his friend he got involved and played with his friend. Also I think I showed the learner quality of being resilient because when there were heaps of small problems that the little kids had it was very hard for them to focus and figure the problem but I was resilient and helped them out eventually. 

Merit Can Do - Librarian #5

Today I had librarian. I went to the library with my other buddies, we got the Barbie and Lego books and a bean bag each. We headed over to the deck and sat down. As we settled down heaps of girls came over, only for the Barbie books the little girls love the Barbie books. So they came over, picked a book that they wanted to listen to and we read it to them. There were so many girls that we had to read the same book nearly one hundred times over and over again. Overall I think I got involved by reading got the little kids and getting them involved. Also I think that I showed the learner quality of being resilient because even thought I was getting frustrated with reading the same story over and over again I still kept going and keeping the books happy.