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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  

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.  

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”

 

Desert Adaptations Reflection

Intro:

In term two, all the 5/6s’ did a project on desert animals/plants (mostly Australian desert animals/plants). The topic we were focusing on was adaptations. We had a list of what we needed to do. The main focus of this project is adaptations. The teacher didn’t say a specific way to present it, the only thing you had to use is either a PowerPoint or a poster board. My partner and I got the spinifex grass as our plant.

 

3 facts I found interesting/surprising:

  1. The roots are triple the size of spinifex grass (the grass is 80cm tall).
  2. Termites are the only animal that can digest spinifex grass.
  3. The roots develop from the same nodes as shoots, meaning they all got their own water supply.

Understandings:

  1. If Spinifex wasn’t curled, it would lose loads more water.
  2. If the roots of spinifex weren’t long, they wouldn’t be able to reach the water.

Wonderings:

  1. Does spinifex actually pass water around the whole plant?

What was the most important thing:
The most important thing that I learnt that the most important thing is that working well with your partner (no matter who it is) leads to the best work you have possibly ever done with a group/pair project. If it weren’t for this, Phoebe and I probably wouldn’t even have finished our project! Even though we had ups and downs with our schedule, we still visited each other and finished the project.

How did I learn it:

I learnt that because in this project, we had to work collaboratively with our partner to achieve high marks, Phoebe and I wanted to get the highest marks we could, so we aimed to work as collaboratively as we could with each other, we asked each other if we had problems and helped each other along the way. When Phoebe’s model broke, I came over to her house and we built another model together. We also worked collaboratively on the power point and gave a balance of speaking parts.

What I am going to do with what I learnt:

I’m going to use what I learnt and what I already know on other group/ pair projects, I’ll use some Ideas I got along the way and used in these projects and I’ll use strategies Phoebe and I learnt/used in the future.

reflection for experiment

Our experiment went really well, the results were exactly what we thought, but we had to redo it after half an hour. Water was leaking out of the tube and on the flat surface people didn’t see it so they put things in it. We would’ve had incorrect results, so we restarted. After 15 minutes of take two, the sun disappeared behind the clouds. We probably should’ve moved our experiment into the sun but we would’ve risked spilling the water. Another experiment we could’ve done is experiment how the roots work, so we could’ve put a long sponge in water and see how fast in absorbs the water because that’s how the roots work of spinifex grass.

Aquarium Excursion Reflection

Today we went to the Melbourne Aquarium, we left at 9:30 and came back at around about 1:30.

Here’s the website for more information:

https://www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/

It helped me understand these 2 sentences -“Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them survive in their environment.  The growth + survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment.” – because I saw some adaptations and structural features of some animals that help them survive in the environment they live in, some examples of adaptations are:

-baby penguins camouflage as rocks to survive predators

-Lung Fish have both lungs and gills to survive droughts and floods.

The excursion didn’t really answer any questions I had in my KWLH chat from earlier this year.

I found out that baby penguins have adapted to camouflage as rocks so predators in the wild don’t eat them, crocodiles adapted to stay very still when taking in breaths from the air, use fish to clean their teeth,crocodile’s heart beat is 2 beats per minute,fish in coral reefs have fluro colours to camouflage as coral and show that they are poisonous.

It made me wonder why some sharks eat only one type of fish and if giant fish are able to eat big fish and small fish or if their jaw is designed to only eat big fish and not small fish.

Video Homework-28/3/17

Summary

Facts

insights

questions

This video was about a Vietnam person who became a comedian.

Refugees have to spend 5 days at sea.

sometimes they would get attacked by pirates.

there where some massive storms out at sea.

why did they leave Vietnam in the first place? 

did they leave Vietnam because of attacks?

if you are not from Australia, but you live there, it does not mean you are not Australian!! all you need to do to be Australian is to feel compassion and feelings towards how you live, we are all Australian here!!

Video Homework- Federation of Australia

Video

Summary

recalls/facts

insights

questions

this video is about how the federation of Australia came together

the poor, smaller countries where asking the big, rich countries for money.

in the end, the 6 countries came together as a whole country.

who decided to make all the colonies become one?

who named the colonies?

my insight is that we may be all living in London/America if Captain Cook didn’t come to Australia. 

Video HomeWork

Video:

its on ants blog

KEY:

summary-> black

Recalls-> dark red

insight-> Green

Questions-> Blue

this short 3 min video was about two convicts that wanted to quit.

if you stole some simple things that you need to live, you might have iron chains put around your feet.

it was easy to catch an serious illness back then.

two soldiers wanted to get fired, but they ended up in punishment.

they wanted to get caught because: they thought that being a convict was easier then being a soldiers.

what made them think that being a convict was easier then being a soldier? 

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