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An AU stands for Alternate Universe; it is an alternate version of something that already exists.

Anybody can make an AU; all they have to do is take the original idea (A game, a book or a musical) and change it in minor or huge ways.

 

The characters in this book are Alexander Hamilton; the new guy at school who is very nervous, anxious and loves literature. Eliza Schyler; the loving, caring, hotheaded younger sister of Angelica and the older sister of Peggy. Angelica Schyler; the sweet, gentle, caring older sister of Eliza and Peggy. Peggy Schyler; the shy, curious, hyperactive young sister of Eliza and Angelica. Maria Reynolds; the bossy, sweet (on the inside!), leader who shows Alexander around the school. Aaron Burr; the jealous, ready to take action, hotheaded friend of Alex and Thomas. George Washington; the bossy, leader, caring teacher at the college. Thomas Jefferson; the mischievous, hotheaded, jerk who hates Alex. John Laurens; the sweet, kind, nervous dorm roommate who must put up with Hamilton writing like he is truly running out of time.

 

The difference in this AU (and many other Hamilton AUs) is that it is set in a modern college. Lin-manuel Miranda (The person who wrote the musical ‘Hamilton’) and the cast of all the characters mentioned switch places with the people in history. (So instead of Hamilton debating with Thomas, Lin debates with Daveed Diggs)

 

I believe the audience for this book is mostly teenagers as it mentions sex and has a fair amount of swearing. I also believe that this book fits in with the romance genre, due to it being based around a ship (two people being paired together) and it mentions sex.

 

I rate this book 4/5 turtles. (John Laurens loves turtles!)

🐢🐢🐢🐢/5  

100WC

The townsfolk wandered around their small town, not knowing of danger that lied among the edge.

The ocean barely went inside of the town, but many of the townsfolk where terrified, the captain, who managed the lookout, kept on reassuring them that the town was safe.

The river that ran along the edge was getting unexpectedly faster, nobody knew what was going on.

They were all told to stay inside their homes for safety as the captain tried to find the source of what caused the river to move so quickly.

Nobody knew what danger happened that day…

Nobody knew.

Reading Reflection ~ “It Came From Beneath The Sink” – By R.L Stine

Pages: 60-112

The genre is horror, I know this because I have read around about half of the Goosebumps books that we have the school library. 

Horror is very common in Goosebumps due to it being a series of books made to give you chills down your spine. I personally didn’t get scared while reading any of the Goosebumps books since I am used to things like this.

BTN ~ Australia Day

Australia day video ~ here

KEY:

Dusky/grey light blue ~ RECALLS

Sunset/pale pink ~ QUESTIONS 

Sunset/pale orange ~ INSIGHTS

Black ~ SUMMARY

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This BTN is about Australia day and why people celebrate it.

Australia day used to be called ‘foundation day,’ it had re-enactments of when the first fleet arrived in Australia. I also found out that in 1988, 15 thousand Aboriginal  people staged a protest about freedom,  justice and hope. The day celebrates the arrival of the first fleet 200 years ago.

Why do some people want to change the date that Australia day is held?

Does the parade that showcases all the culture that makes up Australia showcase the Aboriginal culture in Australia?

After watching this BTN, I understood that many Aboriginal people are upset about Australia day and use it to grieve over the loss of loved ones and have re-enactments of what it was like when the English first came.

 

Reading Reflection ~ “It came from beneath the sink” By R.L Stine

Pages: 39 -49

The most interesting character is the grool.

I believe that this monster is super interesting, due to it being an unknown creature drawn to bad luck.

In this story, Kat finds a sponge-like thing under the sink. When she goes back to school, she soon found out that it was drawn to bad luck.

At first she didn’t believe this, but the readers know that the Grool is causing all the bad luck that Kat and her family is having.

If you would like to read the story for yourself, you can check it out in the school library, that is, if it hasn’t been borrowed already.  

BTN ~ Magna Carta

Magna Carta video ~ here

KEY:

Dusky/grey light blue ~ RECALLS

Sunset/pale pink ~ QUESTIONS

Pale/sunset orange  ~ INSIGHTS

Pale Purple/Lilac ~ CONNECTIONS (Added by me!)

Black ~ SUMMARY

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This BTN is about how the Magna Carta came to be and how it affected the government.

During his reign, King John raised the taxes for his barons 11 times when they had a war. I also found out that after King John signed the Magna Carta, he broke most of the promises he made and thus a civil war broke out. Lastly, I found out that the Magna Carta inspired Thomas Jefferson (The 3rd president of the USA) to right the American Declaration of Independence. 

I wonder why King John broke so many promises that he made?

I also wonder why he had such a bad personality?

After watching the video, I understood that without the magna carta, government would be very different.

I made a connection to “Hamilton: An American Musical” due to Thomas Jefferson saying:

“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We fought for these ideals; we shouldn’t settle for less. These are wise words, enterprising men quote ’em. Don’t act surprised, you guys, cuz I wrote ’em”

From the song “Cabinet Battle #1.” 

SRC speech

Hello ladies and gentlemen of 5/6.

I would like to be an SRC representative because it would give me another leadership role and give me a big boost of confidence in decision making.

I have never had a huge leadership role in school before, other than that one time in grade 1 or 2 (or was it 3..). I may have anxiety but that won’t stop me in finding the way to get more self-confident with everything I do.

Not only will being an SRC help me with my self-confidence, but it would also help prepare for something else, being a curator in Amino, now, if you don’t know what Amino is, I’m just going to sum it up for you; it’s a huge social networking site.

I know that being a simple representative won’t let me make the huge decisions, like putting on fundraisers, but it will get me prepared for talking to crowds due to the SRC sometimes talking during the assemblies to make announcements for events that are coming up.

I would love to help this school raise money for things that they need, like substitute teachers or money for charity. Even though others may seem like better options, have you ever thought about what you want for the school? It’s okay if you haven’t, but if you have, I could help.

Like my grandfather said; “Just because you didn’t do something right the first time, doesn’t mean it’s not right for you, it just means it’s a step in the right direction.”

Thank you 5/6 for taking your time to listen to what I have to say.

100WC – we were moving very fast when…

We were moving very fast when…

I felt my body lunge forward, it was all happening too fast. I couldn’t see, my hearing was blocked by screams of children.

My mother screamed as the airbag let itself out. The car started to smoke from the hood. We must’ve crashed.

My little sister cried out as the windows smashed. People immediately flocked to the car, asking if we are okay. My father lay lump on top on the steering wheel, not moving, but still breathing.

My mother was still in shock, it all happened to fast. Way too fast for us.

Letter

Hi Libby!

I’m excited to be in 5/6A this year! 🙂

I want to tell you a few things about myself…

My favourite subject is:

I love art! 🙂

I’m pretty sure it’s what sparked my inspiration to draw all the time!

It helps me improve in my skills, even though a few units aren’t what I want to know about art.

My favourite hobbies are:

I love to draw and write my own stories in my spare time, here are a few examples-

ART-

Echo flowers! Frisk

Under!!Out Error

STORIES-

UnderOasis chapter 1

Echo Flowers chapter 1

Echo Flowers chapter 2

Don’t worry, the links are safe to click.

My family:

Let’s start with who’s in my family…

I have 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 half- brother and 1-half sister.

I am related to Fredrick John Nott, a Melbourne musician, he is my great granddad.

My mum and my half-brother both live in Perth, WA.

My dancing:

Not lots of people know this, but I do ballet outside of school at Miss Lily’s Dance school with my sister, aged 15, is in grade 6 ballet, while I am doing grade 3 and 4 (I have to move down one to do my grade 3 exam.)

My favorite book:

My favorite book/series is Goosebumps (by R.L Stine), I read them all the time in grade 4.

What I’m looking forward to this year:

I’m looking forward to having a fun time in your class this year and to graduate! 🙂

End of Year Reflection – Letter to my future self

Key:

” = Future self

Hi.

“Who are you?”

I’m you but stronger younger.

“Oh-“

It sucks.

“Ok..?”

ANYWAY.

I’m in year 5 at MPPS in 2017.

Gosh, it sounds really lame seeing that I have 7 more years of school left.

“Ugh gross.”

I know.

Now, since we all know that you have a very bad memory because you forget everything in the span of 5 seconds.

“Rude.”

Shhh, I’m talking child. Anyway, since you have a bad memory I’m going to tell you everything that happened in 2017!!!

TERM 1:

At camp cape bridgewater, we did so many activities!

“like what?”

  • Snorkling
  • Geo catching
  • Star gazing
  • Surfing
  • Sand boarding
  • Seal tours
  • Caving
  • Abseiling

And who could forget the one massive mountain hill that we had to climb at the start of camp.

“I wish I could.”

Same here, future self.

THEY ALSO LIED TO US ABOUT THE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS THAT WERE ACTUALLY RAISINS!!!!!!!! 😠😠😠

“THEY DID WHAT?”

TERM 2:

In term 2 we did a project on adaptations, I worked with Phoebe on spinifex grass.

“Sounds boring.”

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SPINIFEX GRASS!!!

“ok ok jeez.”

Anywho, I learnt that spinifex grass curls its leaves to keep the water from getting out of it’s system.

“Anything else?”

I think that’s the only thing I remember.

TERM 3:

In term 3 we did debates.

“Ugh.”

I judged 2 times and did 2 debates, most of the time the negative team won.

“Did you enj-“

N o .

TERM 4: 

And finally, term 4!

“What exciting stuff did we do this term?

CODING!!! I love coding! It’s so fun!!!

“What did you do with coding?”

Well, we’re doing this project where you have to throw something in a bin and then you get 10 points!

“Sounds cool, what’s it supposed to help?”

To get kids to throw their compost in the compost bin!

“Cool! I remember doing that.”

Anywho, I think that’s enough talking for now! Bye!

“See you later!”

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“Creep”

 

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