BTN: Public Money

This weeks BTN report was about Bronwyn Bishop (The speaker of the house of representatives) And her 5,000 dollar helicopter ride to a political fundraiser from Melbourne to Geelong. When if she went in a car would of only took 1 hour and 30 minutes. I understand that the people of Australia are angry and mad because of this helicopter ride. I also understand that driving to Geelong is a very short amount of time and I know someone who does it more than once a week.

Did she know she would of gotten in a lot of trouble?




100 Word Challenge – A Dream Job

A dream job is something you would want to do when you are older and until you die. Like a famous person or the tooth fairy. A dream job is something fun and something you love doing it makes you smile and enjoy life that you would never ever want to die. Lila Blossom 6 years.

A dream job is a job that gives you a lot of  money and all your wants and needs. Sometimes you really want this job, But other times you have wanted this job since you where younger and have dreamed about it ever since. Amanda Flower 12 years

Ads Reflection

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This lesson was about ads and how they persuade kids and people to buy there product

I know how to be an informed consumer by reviews,recommendations, prices, discounts, quality, quantity, deals and some ads. These strategies will help me be an informed consumer. I also have to careful about ads as they sometimes lie.

I learnt that they tweak the ads to make them suit every day life’s so that people want to get them, I also know that they write the really important things that could change the amount of money or the deal in really small font so that people do not know.

100 Word Challenge: Report’s

The rush and the excitement to finally get my monthly allowance  is like nothing else. My piggy bank the size of a coffee bean has been upgraded to the size of a fish bowl. The feeling of being rich is amazing and I can’t wait to go and spend it. – Lila Blossom 6 years

Great 20 dollars in the bank, can’t wait to spend that on my sisters birthday present. I would just wish mum would let me not get a present for her with my OWN money. And still 120 dollars to go till I can get my own bike.- Amanda flower 12 years


BTN: Kids’ Ads

This BTN report was talking about how junk food ads influence you to spend your money. I learnt that 3 in 10 kids are overweight or obese. 5 hours in every week of television are used for advertisements. Some groups keep a close eye on everything on television. It is called ACMA – Australian Communications and Media Authority. I understand that they make these ads to make children and some grown ups want to go and buy them. I also understand that the products you get are not what they seem or look like in the ad.

Why don’t they advertise at later hours?




Prepared Speech: What is bartering?

The definition of bartering is an action of the exchange of goods or services for other goods or services without the use of money. People still use bartering for vital needs, but back in the older days bartering was used more than once a day.

It is hard to imagine our world without money, isn’t it? And a long time ago there was no such thing. Before money was invented people had to get their needs and wants by trading the things they didn’t need for their vital needs and wants.

 The things people traded where all different types of things like animals, pottery and or other food sources. The rules for bartering are that they had to deal on the exchange and also they had to agree on the value.

Sooner or later people started to realise how easy money is to carry around instead of carrying big items like cows, bikes, horses or even fresh fruits or vegetables, to be traded.

Trading is a good way of getting the things you want with no money but the things you already possess. Say you have things in storage you never use well guess what other people could use those things a lot more than you do, why don’t you trade it for something you want.

 For example you got this great guitar for your birthday because you said you wanted to start lessons, all of a sudden you don’t want lessons, and this guitar means nothing to you but it sure would mean a lot to a guitarist who can trade you for something you want!

Like people say another man’s trash is another man’s treasure

BTN: Fairy Business

This BTN report was about a girl named Samara who started her own business making fairy houses. She has made over 2,000 fairy houses that she sell’s and shows children how to make them. She also has written her own book. I understand that it is the only book in the world that instructs you how to make a fairy house.

There are 3 steps she used to make her own business: 1 you have to have a unique idea, 2 people have to know about your business and the 3rd is you have to know how much money you will be making and to do this you have to know material costs and take that away from selling your items, this is called having a profit and loss sheet. I under stand that this would help you form a business.

How much do the fairy houses cost?





100 Word Challenge: Poor People

The poor people sit on the street

With nothing but a dirty sheet

The loneliness could make someone cry

Their sickness is so bad  it could make them die

They sit there like they’re lost and forgotten

Like ladies without men

Their stomach’s seem to rumble

Why do the look so humble?

Water and food is like candy to a child

There bit’s and bob’s are piled

Finding  10 dollars is like winning the lottery

But they are still living in poverty

They give but don’t re-ceive

and yet they still believe

That there is still a chance

And think in advance!

BTN: Greece in Trouble

This weeks BTN was all about Greece being in trouble about money. And the problems all started a while ago when Greece spent and ran out of money. To get more money Greece had to borrow money from a lot of other European country’s and eventually it came to some strict conditions. I  understand that other European country’s are expecting there money back. Which made a lot of Greece’s citizens upset and mad. And they are mad because it led to rise in taxes, fewer jobs and less pay. I understand they are made because they are losing money.

When will Greece be happy again?





100 Word Challenge: A Million Dollars!

The hallway way was dark and gloomy, and it seemed as if it never ended. I strolled down checking each room for something valuable, something useful , meaningful, anything. The rooms where all boring and looked like they where designed for the 1900’s. You could clearly tell what they where. In one room there was a rocking horse, a single bed and a pink rug. In another room there was train’s, a single bed and a blue rug. But one room I didn’t understand there was a cardboard box. I opened it, A million dollars where stacked up.