This week my goal is to make my sentences more easy to understand.
Today was Easter. It was 6 am in the morning as I slid down the stairs into the back yard. There was chocolate everywhere. After I had found all my chocolate I put the chocolate back in my room and I went down to have breakfast. After I had had breakfast I went up to my room to have a chocolate egg. There was mess every where and I thought it was my sister who had eaten it all so I yelled “but how did she get up there?”
Facts: Did you know that until 1902 women could not vote in Australia . Australia then became the first country to let women vote. You could also not vote if you had aboriginal heritage. Now days if you are 18 or over you can vote but you used to only be able to vote if you ere over 21. Finally in 1962 they could vote!
Questions: Why could women not vote? Why could aboriginals not vote in Australia? When did women start protesting?
Understandings: I now know how important it is to vote and why people should.
This week my goal is to describe things better.
“Cups up!” shouted the judges as we started the tea drinking competition. In front of me I had a large oversized tea cup. It was painted white and had gold leaf inside. It was so heavy, a huge group of people had to lift it up for me. As I started to get full I finished the cup and I asked for another cup. Finally one of the judges yelled “times up!” The judges then counted up all of our cups. I had drunk three and my opposition had devoured two. I had won!
Facts: Did you know you have to be over 18 to vote? Well you do. Some people like Bill Shorten, the opposition leader, want people over 16 to be able to vote. Bill Shorten wants people over 16 to vote because last election 400 000 people from the age of 18 to 24 illegally did not vote. That means that younger people will not get the opportunity to express their views.
Questions: When will Parliment vote on the voting age? Do 16 year olds want to vote? Do most people want to vote?
Understandings: I now know why some people want 16 year olds to vote and what other things 16 year olds can do like learn to drive, work full time and join the army.
If I was in charge of the country I would buy a big mansion with everyone’s money and build a huge pool inside. I would also buy my own private jet with first class seats inside. One of the other things I would do is collect everyone’s taxes and give it to myself. I would also take over all the businesses and run them by myself. It would be a complete dictatorship and I would name the country after myself. There would also be no rights and everyone would have to listen to me. (I would probably get sacked)
This BTN was about Australia’s three systems of government and how they work.
Facts: There are three different levels of government in Australia. The first one is local. Local government is responsible for activities such as garbage and permits. The second one is state. State government are responsible for schools and hospitals. Finally there is the federal government which is responsible for looks Australia and the Australian constitution. In 1901 all the colonies united.
Questions: Who united the colonies? Who was the governor when we united? Was England happy when we united?
Understandings: I now know why Australia has three different types of government and how they work.
I now know what the three levels of government is and when we became a federation in 1901.I have also learnt that Australia is a Constitutional Monarchy. One of the things I am still wondering is why we are a constitutional monarchy even though we have a queen because people can still vote and we have a prime minister. I am also wondering why we did not become a democracy before 1901 because things would be a lot more fair.
This BTN was about indigenous Australians and their visit to Canberra and how they wanted more aboriginal rights.
Facts: Audrey and her friends went to parliament to speak about their rights. There has only ever been 28 indigenous Australians in parliament. Indigenous Australians need more rights. Indigenous Australians were the first people in Australia. When Australia was discovered by the British indigenous Australians were treated very badly.
Questions:When did Audrey and her friends go to parliament? What rights did they want? When were they allowed to go to parliament?
Understandings: I now know that indigenous Australians went to parliament and they spoke about their rights.
This week my goal is to try not to start all my sentences with “I”
I was about to smuggle in the most difficult thing. What I was going to smuggle in was a gold fish. As I climbed up the brown ladder into the aeroplane, the engines started up and I could feel the power of them as we flew up. The long flight was so boring. As we started to slowly descend I saw the staff attendants get someone in trouble for smuggling a small ant in. When we landed we headed for the passport scanning area. A customs officer came up to me and, said “What is that in your pocket?”…
Facts: Did you ever know how a paper plane flies well this is how it does? A paper plane is made up of four things to be able to fly. Those four things are gravity, thrust, drag and lift. There is a paper plane contest that is held every year. The winner of last years went thirty-three meters! That is nearly two thirds of an Olympic sized swimming pool!
Questions:What is the world record for flying a paper plane? How do you enter the competion? What is the best design to use when competing?
Understandings: I now know what it takes to get a paper plane into the air and that it is not just gravity that makes a paper plane fly.