The past term we have been working on our mighty me health expo. We al had to chose a topic about the body and then create a poster and a hands on activity to let people do. My topic is Bowel Cancer, What Bowel Cancer is and how to help prevent it. . .
You have probably heard of many types of cancer, but have you ever heard of bowel cancer?
Bowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is a cancer of the colon or rectum.
Bowel Cancer is a malignant growth that develops most commonly in the lining of the large bowel. Most bowel cancers develop from the tiny growths called polyps. Not all Polyps become cancer rows.
Here are some facts about bowel cancer:
-15,151 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, 14,060 (92.8%) of which are aged over 50yrs. Including 1,091 people under the age of 50.
-Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer, claiming the lives of 3,980 people every year. 3,771 (or 94.7%) are aged over 50 yrs. -Both men and women are at risk of developing bowel cancer, with a split of around 55% male and 45% female. -Early detection is the best hope of reducing the number of Australians who die each year from bowel cancer.
-1 in 12 people will develop bowel cancer in their lifetime
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Yesterday the grade 6s dressed up for oaks day and had a fashion parade. After snack we had to write a description of what you were wearing. Once you and your partners description was edited you had to go outside and practice our runway walk. After everybody had a practice we went over to the prep concrete. This is my description: Here is Tyra walking down the runway in her tailor made zebra stripe dress. With her midnight black shoes and cardigan from the Target collection. Her tangled golden hair topped off with blue tied died bow. She excites the crowd and exits with a tea cup swirl.
Me on the bridge
After everybody had their turn on the catwalk the girls had to decide as a group the 2 boys who did the best (Ashton and Oscar). The boys had to decide as a group the 2 girls who did the best (Livvi and me). They would then go onto walk on the catwalk in front of all the grade 6s, Ms Dent, Mrs Hensby and their grade 2 classes.
Our class dressed up for oaks day
In the final everybody had to walk on the catwalk again. I was first up, it wasn’t as nerve racking as I thought it would be. There were 3 prizes one for best girl, one for best boy and one for most creative. Livvi won for the best girl, Angus won for the best girl and Raffi won for most creative.
Me and my friends
Over the past five weeks we have been making our state or territory. We had to find out information and landmarks on a 3D map. The state/territory I worked on was The Northern Territory. I made Uluru out of a plastic takeaway container and stuck a picture of Uluru on each side and put crinkled red paper on top. The task was ok but I think it would have been better if we had more time to work on our map and make our 3D designs. I think that we all contributed but some of us did more work. I think that we should have half of the criteria sheet made for us and then we can come up with the other half of the questions on the sheets. I would have made it have five not three categories so that we have more options for how they went.
This term our maths has been paper maths. We made paper stars, paper bridges and rockets. For the rockets we had to make a balloon rocket, straw rocket, bottle rocket, helicopter and 3, 2, 1 POP.
I enjoyed the 3, 2, 1 POP most of all because you had to put the lid on as fast as you can before it fizzes.
The average for my paper rocket was 1.54.
I think that my 3, 2, 1 POP rocket could have worked better, we had five attempts and 3 of them failed, the other ones I got 1m and 2ms. I think that I should have put the lid on more secure.
This term we have been learning about politics and we had to find out about the three levels of government and what it is they have to look after and who runs them. Here is what I found out:
Today we had to get into a group of 2, 3, 4 or our selves and research bridges. We then had to create a bridge using 8 pieces of A4 paper, 1m of string and 1m of masking tape.
I worked with Izzy and Charli, we made a bridge and it FAILED! We made two bridges. The first bridge we used sticky tape not masking tape and it couldn’t hold any wait. The second bridge we made we used to many pieces of paper.
This week we are going to start building paper bridges. We have strict guide lines to what resources we are aloud to use. So before we start making it we have to research bridges and write about why we chose that bridge. Here is my word document of the bridges I chose.
Today our class got to do M&M maths. We had to figure out the percentages of the different colours in the packet. Here is how many different colours I had:
Today we got given a sheet of paper with an outline of a icosahedron which we could fold into a 3D shape. Making the icosahedron is a lot harder then making a cube because its a lot more complex and it is a lot harder to stick the sides together. After I stuck my icosahedron together it started falling a part. Here is my icosahedron:
The first week back at school we had to create goals for the term. These are my term three goals and three ways how I can achieve them:
Reading: Being able to summarise the text that I have to read
- Make notes while reading
- Re-read the text that I have already read
- Write down what I have just read
Writing: Making my writing more interesting and not making my writing a list
- Use more descriptive words
- Find alternative words to start the sentence with
- Try not to use then so much
Maths: To learn all of my times tables
- Practice at least twice a week
- Go onto maths online and do speed skills
- Write down my times tables down on a sheet of paper
Personal: To make sure I have everything on my table in the morning
- Look in my diary to see what we are doing
- When I get to school get my stuff out straight away
- Look at what everybody else has on there table
This is a Tagxedo with words that you need to be organised: