Spectacular Summarising!

Hi everybody,

The past few days my class has been talking about summarising. Today we got set the task to summarise our favourite author and here is mine:


E.Lockhart is an American children picture story book, young-adult novel and adult fiction novel writer. E.Lockhart’s real name is Emily Jenkins; she was born in New York City, New York, United States on the 13th September 1967(she is now 47). She has wanted to be a writer since she was 8, and she wrote 2 novels when she was in 3rd grade! E.Lockhart went to Columbia University and got a doctorate in English literature. She studied illustrated books and interviewed Barry Moser; Barry Moser is an artist, known as a printmaker and illustrator of numerous works of literature. E.Lockhart’s first book was The Boyfriend List which was published in 2005. Some of her other books are: We Were Liars, Fly on the Wall, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and How to Be Bad which was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski. Here is where I found my info:

http://www.emilylockhart.com/bio and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Moser 

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This is my 2nd book review and it’s about Wonder written by R.J Palacio. I am going to be telling you about some of the major events that happened in Wonder and my opinion of the book.

Have you read Wonder?

How would you like to have a face that everybody screams, runs away or teases about because that is the life of August. Wonder is an inspiring story about a boy called August (Auggie) who has a “deformed” face. It is a book about hope, courage never giving up and is an inspirational story.


He lives with his mum, dad and his sister Via (Oliver) and not to forget Daisy (the dog). He also has never gone to school before!


August has formed new friendships and made new enemy’s he has to go through lots of horrifying things until everybody accepts him.

Some brave carrying people have stood up to all the bullies and helped Auggie through his emotional ride. They definitely have put meaning into this saying: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. – By: Dr Wayne W. Dyer

I give Wonder:starsOut of 5


An Inspirational Speaker!

Hi everybody,

A few weeks ago 5C and 5A watched a video with Nick Vujicic. Nick Vujicic has NO limbs! (This means no arms or legs). He is giving a speech at a high school about never giving up and always trying. He starts off by talking about his chicken drumstick and he makes everybody laugh with happiness. 30 seconds later he is making the audience cry because of his moving speech. His speech was like this: He was “standing up” and then he slowly fell forward while making a falling noise. Once he fell down he started talking about never giving up and always trying your hardest and one of the most inspiring things he said goes something like this “I can try 100 times and not get up but I have to keep trying”. And with all of his strength he put his head on the table with no limbs and lifted, we ‘pulled’ himself up (he must have strong stomach muscles). It must have been so hard to learn to do that how amazing!

Have you heard of Nick Vujicic?

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The Comical Court Jester

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On the exciting last day of school the grade 5s watched the Court Jester. The Court Jester was a 1955 film with colour which was a very rare and expensive effect to use. I have been asked to review the movie the Court Jester. The Court Jester was filmed in Palos Verdes, California, USA, directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama and starred Danny Kaye, Glynis John and Basil Rathbone.

Hawkins is performing to the king.

Hawkins is performing to the King.


Find this picture at: http://kirkhamclass.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/movies-i-want-everyone-to-see-court.html

This comical medieval musical with the brave Black Fox leading his followers to reclaim the baby kings throne. Hawkins (Danny Kaye) and Maid Jean (Glynis John) are trying to steal a key to unlock a passageway so that Black Fox can come and get back the throne for he baby king. But will it all work out?

The Black fox and his gang.

The Black fox and his gang.

Find this picture at: http://kirkhamclass.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/movies-i-want-everyone-to-see-court.html

My favourite character has to be Hawkins because of his personality and how he doesn’t remember what the rhyme is. I also think it’s funny how lots of bad things keep happening to him. Here is the cast list.

I think there are 2 very clever quotes from the Court Jester. But my favourite is (Part 1): I’ve got it! I’ve got it! The pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice with the palace has the brew that is true! Right? (the rest of the conversation) Part 2: The pellet with the poison the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true. I also thought that this quote was clever Get it, Got it, Good!

The Vessel with the pestle and the chalce withthe palace

The Vessel with the pestle and the flagon with the dragon.

Find this picture at: http://kirkhamclass.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/movies-i-want-everyone-to-see-court.html

I give the Court Jester a


Star rating



Out of 10

Court jesterGet it, Got it, Good!

Have you watched the Court Jester?

My Wonderful 3 Way Conference!

Hi everybody,

Yesterday the year 4-6s had to have a 3 way conferences. A 3 way conference is basically a presentation when you share your work to your parent(s) and your teacher. Our teachers have asked us to do a reflection on our blog for our 3 way conference, which includes the 5 hats out of the 6. We had to write a script that included a writing, maths and inquiry piece. We got to choose our writing and inquiry piece ourselves. But the teachers got to choose the maths piece. There was only 3 people out of 24 that did there immigration timeline (me included).

My reflection

On Wednesday the 25/06/14 I had my 3 way conference.

 There are lots of things I learnt but the main thing I learnt is that I wasn’t very confident so maybe next time I could practise my script in front of someone I wouldn’t normally work with.

 One of the best things about my presentation is being organised. At the end I was feeling really proud of myself because I said everything I wanted to. You have to be organised because if you’re not you wouldn’t be able to keep track of where all of your things are and you won’t lose track. You also won’t waste all of your time by getting organised.

 I wasn’t very confident so I repeated the information and kept on saying “um” and “ahh” a lot. I should practice saying my script with someone I haven’t really worked with a lot this year because I wouldn’t have as much confidences working with them.

 Before the conferences I was feeling really excited but a little bit nervous at the same time. I was a little nervous because I wasn’t shore if I would get everything right. After the conference I felt really proud of myself because I had just presented my work and I had got everything right I wanted to.

 Next time I time I think that I should practice with someone I don’t know very well so that I can build up my confidence.

Have you ever had a 3 way conference? What was it like?


Brilliant Boy overboard Book Reveiw!

Hi everyone,

This is my first  book review on the Brilliant Boy overboard. I wrote this book review on our class novel  that our teacher Miss C read  to us in term 1, and in my opinion I think its one of my favourite books.

Boy overboard heading 2

WOW! Boy overboard was a gripping story. I didn’t want to stop reading. It is about courage, hope, family, separation, and is an eye opening story. It is a great read.

In Boy overboard Jamal and Bibi have a dream. They have to escape the government because of their parent’s secret. But they will encounter pirates, assassins, a treacherous sea journey and a horrible government on their way to freedom.  There will be ups and downs. They need to stick together. Along the way they discover the important values of being a family.

Morris Gleitzman includes lots of different moods, characteristics and descriptive words. My favourite character is Bibi because of her great attitude. She always expresses her opinion boldly. If they don’t agree she insults them with camel related insults.

In my opinion it’s a wonderful read that combines action, drama, hope and much more. I don’t know how you could ever put the book down.

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