Yesterday was the best day ever! It started out with my friend announcing what we’re going to do all night and the rules. The next thing we did was light this giant Olympic like torch and put it inside a huge pedestal we made. The flame was as big as me! We had tents, a swimming pool, food and drinks plus a stockpile of amazing fireworks. The fireworks were black, white and all different colours. We celebrated mostly New Years but also someone’s birthday. Tomorrow we’ll talk about this all day through school.
Prompt: Flame, Swimming, Celebrated, White, Tomorrow
For my entire life “The Door” meant someone was leaving and never coming back. As I got older I was able to read people emotions and actions better and sometimes I’d even inform my family or whoever I was staying with at the time, whether it was at my dad’s or my mum’s or even my grandma’s someone was leaving and wasn’t coming back. Not long ago I had a fight with my best friend. “The Door”. This was my friend from kindergarten and I had let them go. As the door slammed I knew that was the end.
My friends and I always take the same way home because we all live on the same street. We pass by this little pond everyday coming home and we always look in and see bundles of leaves and muck. It’s completely disgusting and whatever is in arms reach we try and fish it out. But we starting seeing these mannequin like things pop up all over the place legs and upper body separated and dropped in wherever. We looked it up and found out it was the work of the serial killer who cuts his victims and dumps them all over town.
My thing is something I use most days but I will use it most on Monday and Thursday every week. It’s a thing built around vibrations. It goes together with other things that do the same thing as it but not using vibrations. My thing is black and light brown. It is my most treasured thing because I love what I can do with it and what I can do with others. I love everything about what It can do because there are so many things it can do. Its a lot like other types of it but there are some differences between them.
A story has been passed down from all my relatives and it goes back 600 years. It tells about an ever-living lord of blood. He was told to be a man with a lion’s head holding a butcher knife. His name is Shesmu but we call him The Shredder. He is strong and quick with a movement of a shredder while he’s attacking his victims. Me and my friends thought it was a joke so we searched for him. We were looking for him as he rushed towards us so we all sprinted as fast as we could back to our houses.
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Yesterday was the first day in my life that I went to the zoo! I’ve been to the aquarium but never the zoo. I got up and didn’t even have a shower because I was so excited to go. We made it to the zoo 30 minutes before it opened so we went to get some hot chips and drinks. By the time we finished the zoo had opened so we rushed to the entrance. After running around my favorite animal was this seal that looked like he was laughing. It was the best day ever.
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Tonight was the night. Me, James, Suzie and Michelle were gonna sneak out. We had zero idea where we were going but I was hanging out with Suzie. I really liked Suzie and tonight I was gonna ask her out. I started climbing out my window when finally my senses kicked in but I kept going. We met up and started heading into the woods. It was such a beautiful night. I knew this was the right spot. My heart was beating out of my chest. James was over with Michelle probably kissing. I was about to ask her out when all of a sudden…
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The distant sound of gunshots could be heard everywhere. My name is John McAllen and I enrolled in the army 1 year ago when the war was starting. We were storming a building in Afghanistan in enemy territory. Halfway through the building and no one was there. I heard a distant yelling echo throughout the building. It was getting closer. We started getting behind cover but then the flash made me cover my face and blind me. Bullets were zipping past my face. I got hit in the leg and stumbled over screaming. I couldn’t get up, it was the most painful feeling.
When I was 9 I still went to the amusement park that I’d been going to for more than half my life. The best thing in the entire park was the merry-go-round. I always went on the same horse every single time. I called her Mary. As I got older, around 10 or 11 I started asking my mum for disinfectant wipes so Mary would be clean. When I was 12 my mum told me I was too grown-up for the amusement park but I still loved that place and I loved Mary, so I got together all my friends and we broke Mary out.
This term we focused on desert animal and plant adaptations. We chose a plant or animal in a desert environment and with our partner that was chosen for us. We planned, researched and created a presentation about our chosen animal or plant. We presented 8 weeks after we had started. After we had done our presentations we were told to write a reflection about what we learnt and how we thought we went during the making of it. My presentation with my partner was a PowerPoint on the Fennec Fox. We also had to highlight a rubric to show what we did. On the rubric all of the things I highlighted were in the above level. Something I felt I could improve on is my presentation because the balance wasn’t exactly equal but I thought I could have made it better. Also I think I got what I did because of the teamwork in my partnership. We worked really well together and that really helped with getting stuff done
I learnt during the lessons how to describe an animal and their environment, what to take if I were to venture into the desert and some adaptations about the camel. The most important thing I learnt was definitely how to describe an animal and its environment because it helped a lot with the project and the main premise of the project. Some of the stuff about adaptations I knew before the unit but most of it was learnt during the lessons. I will hopefully use the knowledge in high school because it may be important for other projects.
Structural Features and Adaptations
The Fennec Fox has light coloured fur so that it can reflect heat and avoid getting hot. If the Fennec Fox had darker hair combined with it being a fur coat they could’ve probably gone extinct.
The Fennec Fox has big ears useful for dissipating excess heat which can help in the morning with the scorching heat and also to avoid the heat they dig burrows to keep in the cold.
Planning and Conducting
I conducted an experiment on an adaptation of the fennec fox. The experiment was seeing if water in a black cup got hotter than water in a white cup up against the same heat source. I changed the colour of the cup, I kept the same the amount of water in the cups and measured the temperature of the water.
In order to be confident you need to feel comfortable to do what you are doing. Feeling comfortable with the people around you can help with being confident.
The fact that the big ears of the fennec fox dissipate excess heat at first I found that quite amazing. When I found out that a fox could survive in the desert I couldn’t believe it. I thought that only cats and dogs used urine as a deterrent for other animals but I found out many animals do that.
Fennec Foxes are a lot like other animals with their adaptations and behavioural decisions. Fennec foxes are hard to distinguish from other similar mammals.
I wonder if Fennec foxes adapted to another environment if they would survive better or worse or if they would have equal chances.
I learnt mostly about how to describe an animal and its environment to show information that someone else who doesn’t know could find out. I thought something I could improve on in the team work aspect was balancing the presentation roles and speaking.