Camp 2015 Poem

Green, Blue, Yellow

The grass sway’s and swish’s as the afternoon breeze moves it along.

Green, Blue, Yellow

The sky as blue as blue can be

Green, Blue, Yellow

The yellow sun is shining and reflecting of the water

Fun, Happy, Excited

The children are bright just like the sun

Fun, Happy, Excited

The teachers are relaxed and ready for fun

Fun, Happy, Excited

Everyone has a smile on a smile as big as can be

Fun, Sad, excited

People are sad that camp is over yet it brings joy to see family

Ads Reflection

This hyperlink is our video:

Blaze the Fire

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.

Reptile Encounter Reflection!

On Wednesday the 20th of May the year 5/6’s had an incursion from ‘Reptile Encounters’. We learnt about reptiles and the adaptions they make to suit the environment, below I did a reflection in the structure of a BTN report: 3 Recalls, 2 Understandings/Insights and 1 Question. Here it is…..


  • That when reptiles are travelling your put them in a black bag, because when they can’t see anything they don’t stress.
  • That male stick insects are a lot more thinner and they can fly, but the female stick insect is a lot more wider and her wings are so small that she can’t carry her own weight.
  • In the tail of the shingle-back lizard it stores fat and food for when in go’s into brumation.


  • I understand that when reptiles go into brumation there heart rate and breathing slow down.
  • I understand that most reptiles do not eat humans because we are too big and don’t come face to face with them every day.


  • Do some reptiles eat humans?

tree frogs and me

Here I am with a green tree frog on my arm and one on my head!

Unit 1 Goal Reflection!

In term 1 the topic was Australia’s history. During this topic the 5/6’s all did a project about something that happened in Australia’s History. The year 5’s did 1800’s to 1900’s and the year 6’s 1900’s to 2000’s. For the year 5’s they did important people in Australia’s history and the year 6’s did immigration in Australia’s history. I achieved many things during this topic like presenting a full presentation. And I am happy that I presented it with a loud and clear voice.

Three facts that I found interesting or surprising

  • Something interesting that I found out was that migration after World War 2 was mostly from Greece and Italy even though there was a war happening. These two countries both had suitable lifestyles to live in but they wanted to give a there family a better place to live in.
  • In Australia 40 000 years ago there where species called mega beasts. With Teeth like bolt cutters and eggs the size of footballs. This surprised me because they soon became extinct.
  • Something I also found interesting was that in the late 1800’s to 1970’s. Aboriginal children were removed from their family because they thought Aboriginal children where disadvantaged living with their aboriginal parents.

Two understandings I know have:

  • The president was only trying to give aboriginal kids a better life but the sad bit was that they had to be taken away from their families.
  • I understand that the Migration could of changed if there wasn’t a World War 2 and also the population of Australian men also wouldn’t have changed.

One wonder I still have:

  • Why did the British take away the children instead of maybe just going to school?

What where the most important things I have learnt:

  • The most important thing I have learnt is that when presenting a presentation make sure everybody has an equal amount of stuff to say otherwise it is unfair for someone. Also that you need to make sure you put the right power point presentation when you present otherwise you might not put the right presentation up and it could be missing something.

How did I learn it:

  • I messed up and put the wrong presentation on the projector this changed my whole presentation because I didn’t have any primary sources. Also I had a lot more to say then Emily and Ant picked up on it.

What am I going to do with what I have learnt?

  • I am going to double check my PowerPoint before presenting and I am going to make sure that everyone has an equal amount of things to say. I can use this in the future like in High School and University. I can also use this when I am presenting something in the future.

My goals at the start of the year where mostly about the people in the past. The biggest part of the people in Australia’s history where migrants as we now are a multicultural country. I mostly achieved this goal in my project. But I also achieved it by watching other people’s presentations. The only thing I think I need to find out about is the Wemen in our history other than that I have achieved my goal.

In both sections I have learnt to make sure everybody has a say and double checking. And most of Australia’s biggest parts of history like. Important people in our history, important times in Australia’s history and Bonding in Australia’s History.

History Presentation Reflection

My history presentation was about the different type of migrants who arrived in Australia during world war 2, in the 1970’s and recently.

I was proud that Emily and I where loud and clear when we where talking and that we had put a lot of information into our presentation.

Next time I present, I should make sure that I have more primary sources like pictures and diagrams . And that I put the right power point on the USB because the non updated power point was on the USB. I should also make sure I do not read of my cue cards because cue cards should have key words and things to give me an idea of what I am going to say next. I should also make sure I hold the interest of the people I am talking to. Next time I do a presentation I should make sure all of the presenters have a equal amount of speaking time.

Aboriginal First Contact

18 years after Captain James Cook discovered Australia the British had ideas to settle on the new land. On January 26th 1788 a fleet of eleven ships landed at Sydney Harbour which was led by Captain Arthur Phillip. The eleven ships carried more than 1500 people, half were criminals and convicts that where brought to Australia to ease prison cells in England.

Some settlers encountered the indigenous communities. The indigenous people tried to stop these strange people settling on their land. Using spears was how they wanted to scare away the unwanted visitors but the British had guns. Conflict grew between the indigenous people and British people . Eventually the British took over more and more of the land for farming and settlement.

There were a lot of differences between the British and the indigenous people , like: Language, Lifestyle, Clothing and Diets. While the indigenous people were trying to fight for their land, the British had negative attitudes towards them. As the British colony grew, the British prevented the Indigenous people from using the land. The British started clearing land and putting up fences for restricting access and introducing animals.

The Indigenous people wanted to avoid the British, but as the number of settlers increased it got harder for the Indigenous people to avoid them. Governor Phillip wanted to avoid any unnecessary conflict with the indigenous people by treating them with kindness and asking the soldiers not to harm them. Governor Phillip then captured several indigenous people to teach them English and so they could be translators. After a while there was more conflict over land and culture. So governor Phillip changed his mind and ordered soldiers to start firing.

The First Fleet brought disease. Most of the disease where deadly because the indigenous couldn’t even stand a common cold. So the means the disease like: Smallpox, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Whooping Cough and the Common Cold which were all very deadly to the indigenous people.

There were a number of victims from smallpox 1 year later. As the settlement grew, so did the number of disease leaving the remaining indigenous people devastated from the amount of deaths. The indigenous people tried to use traditional medicine but it didn’t work, and the British had wrecked all the resources they found on the land that the indigenous people used to make their traditional medicine.

With the amount of devastating disease the indigenous people also suffered malnutrition. (Lack of healthy food) The British industries  required workers. Some aboriginals began working for flour, sugar, tea and occasionally bits of meat. Some indigenous people still relied on the land but because of the growing economy it got harder to search and hunt for food. The Indigenous people had a very healthy diet before the British arrived. The diets contained fruit, vegetable, meat, seafood and nuts. These diets where very balanced but when the British came their diets and lifestyles suffered.

SRC Letter

Dear Ant and Classmates,

My name is Ruby I strongly believe I will be a great Student Representative for our class because I have some great quality’s to share with you.

Firstly I think I would be a great student representative because I am always organised and confident. If you can’t be organised and confident how could you be a great student rep.  If someone asked me to make a speech two weeks before an assembly I would do it on the first day so I could add onto it. And I believe I am a very confident speaker and I can stand up at assembly And give a speech at the best standard possible.

Secondly I think I would be a great student representative for our class because I can represent and listen. Listening is a great quality to have because then I can get great ideas from everyone and make one big Idea to our highest standard. Being able to represent a whole class is also a great quality to have because then that means I am mature.

Lastly I think using the values I will be a great student rep. Using Optimism I can be confident and positive. Using collaboration I can make sure we all have a say and no one is left out. If I respect everyone I am sure they will be optimistic and collaborative towards me. And if I care for them I am sure they well care for me.

That is why I believe I would be a great SRC rep for our class thankyou for listening I hope you enjoyed.

Kind Regards, Ruby

About Me!

A bit about me

Hi, I am Ruby ,I am 11 years old turning 12 in September. I have blonde hair with natural brown tips, I have hazel eyes. And love braids. But that’s enough about me know onto my family.

My favourite thing to do is netball. I play netball at a high level representing Parkville in under 13’s I also play for Saint Therese’s, Action indoor sports and another team. Other than netball I do running and skiing.

My mum, Andrea has brown hair, green eyes and loves yoga. Her favourite thing to do is sport, she loves yoga and does running and walking. I guess I get sport from my mum.

Gary, my dad  has black hair, hazel eyes and works with electronics. His favourite thing is music. Every now and then he will play music and crank it up. I think he is a fun dad.

My sister Lilly has brown hair, hazel greenish eyes and loves cheer leading. Her favourite thing to do is wake boarding and cheer leading she is a really funny and nice sister we are like two peas in a pod…sometimes. She has also had ant as a teacher.

My scruffy companions name is Mini Moo. But we usually just call her Mini. Mini is a playful puppy who thinks she can do anything but when we tell her to roll over she runs around in circles chasing her tail. Mini can do tricks like: Sit, Shake and apparently chase her tail when we mean roll over. I love Mini because she is a playful pet.

On the holidays I went up to my holiday place Eppalock. At Eppalock we ski ,knee board and wake board . I can slalom which is one ski just like my mum, Knee board and Wake board. I also do a thing called pancaking which is a inflatable device getting towed behind a boat. My family boat is called “Bare Foot Daze” And I love it!

Camp Canberra Reflection

The day started at 6:00 in the morning and my feelings for getting on the bus where excited and nervous. And I couldn’t wait to now who was going to be in my cabin. And I absolutely couldn’t wait to go to the old and new parliament houses.


When we drove in we were greeted by the natives, the Kangaroos and there was about 21 of them.

Last night I found out that Mali, Maya and I were in the same cabin and we were so excited that we forgot which cabin we were in. We visited the 78 Embassy’s that were from all around the world. It was a really good experience because all the country’s embassies were really different and they showed a lot of culture. And we also went to the music and sound archive. Were we saw Felix the cat and Skippy the kangaroo. We learnt that all the movies and series in the early 1900’s were on a tape called nitrate film.

After that we went to Questacon where I went on the vertical slide (Awesome). And then I went to see some of the exhibitions and it was really cool. For our evening activity after dinner we went to the Australian instituted of sports and swam in the pool it was really cool and it was so much fun.


This was caged Lightning in Questacon in went on for about 30 seconds and it was really cool.

On Wednesday we went to the Electoral Education centre where I learnt about voting and democracy. It was really fun because we did a vote and Mrs Peach won….YAAHHHHHH. After that we went to the museum of Australian Democracy which was in the old parliament house and it was really exiting because we got to sit in the old house of representative and I saw a replica of the mace which they have to have in the room when there is a debate going on.After that we went to the Australian war memorial were I learnt about weapons and to be honest I didn’t know there was so many. We then went to a ceremony of the many people how went to war. It was really quite sad but I am grateful because my great grandfather survived the war.


This is a photo of some of the names who died in war. There are thousands more.

For our evening activity we went to the Black Tower which was really cool but scary at the same time because we were so high above ground but it was awesome cause we could see the whole of Canberra. I wish I could of went back to the black tower again and gotten something from the gift shop because that was one of my most favourite places.


This was the view from the Black Tower when the sun is setting it was really beautiful.

On Thursday we went to the new parliament house where we meet Joanne Ryan and Bill Shorten, it was super cool. Then after that we went to CSIRO and it was awesome I learnt about so many things and the coolest thing to do there was the hands on lab it was awesome because we could look through  microscopes and play with pea juice DNA. And there was a rope tie activity which was really hard but Mali and I worked it out.


This was the view from the new parliament house it was symmetrical the whole way down to the war memorial.


This was the flag above the parliament house and it is way bigger in life size ,it is awesome.

Then we went to the Australian Institute of Sports. And we had a tour where we went to the: swimming pool, volleyball Courts, gymnasium and the gym where we saw the Diamonds (Australian Netball Team) warming up. Then after that we played games like: Soccer, Hockey, Sock Wrestling and Volleyball it was absolutely awesome .When we went back to camp we had our movie night and watched “Mr Peaboby and Sherman “.


These are the Diamonds the Australian Netball Team warming up in the gym.

On Friday it was time to go home and when I got back to school I was so excited to see my mum. But quite sad because when I left for camp I was super exited and now it is over I wish I could go back to the: AIS, Australian War Memorial, Old and new parliament house, Questacon, CSIRO, National Film and Sound Archive, Black Tower and the Museum of Australia. Because it was all so much fun.

Changing State: Separating Mixtures

When Separating mixtures there are lots of methods like filtration. Filtration is when you have  dirty water and with a cloth you separate the dirt and muck in the water. There also is evaporation. Evaporation is when you have something like salt in your water and you have a hot stove with the dirty water in a special beaker. Then the heat will affect the water and change it into a gas only leaving the dirt. Some mixtures can be difficult to separate though.The last method of separating  mixtures can be flocculant. Flocculant  is when you add a chemical that picks up all the dirt and attaches the dirt to it self and floats to the top. That is when filtration comes in you can then filter the good water from the bad dirt in the water. Then there might be some salt in the water you can then put the water  over something hot and it will then separate the salt and the water!