limericks

Hey Visitors,

This week at school we have been learning  about limericks. A limerick has five lines. The first, second, and fifth rhyme with each other, and the third and fourth rhyme . We were put into pairs to write as may limericks as we could.  Here are some of ours.

The unicorn is a legendary animal

It is most definitely not a mammal

He love carrots

He despises parrots

Guess what! he was a cannibal – This one was mine

 

My Brother was watching a bear

while sitting on a chair

the chair fell over

saying move over

before he lost his hair – Chloe wrote this one

 

There was a paddock full of llamas

they sang songs all about pajamas

They tried drama

with Barack Obama

and then kissed a iguana- (we did this one together)

Alexx11

 

 

100 Word Challenge #8

Hey visitors,

It’s another 100 word challenge, this week the prompt is ( drumroll please) ” why are grandparents important?”

Enjoy 🙂

Grandparents are important because firstly if we had no grandparents none of us would be here so I guess you could say they are very important. Grandparents are always very kind and  generous. They share funny stories with us about their lives and it is hard to believe that times have changed so much. Grandparents always have lots of spare time and can teach many things such as cooking and playing board games. Grandparents are very wise and have many life experiences that  always makes sense and are very valuable. Grandparents love and support us always whatever our choices are.

Alexx11

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Guess What!?…….. It’s Another 100 Word Challenge

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You can guess from the title i’m doing another 100 word challenge and it’s for homework. The prompt is all I could see was two red eyes. Enjoy 🙂

Today after school, I was so excited as I was going to the movies. I was nearly home when I heard something moving in the bushes.  I crossed the road and saw a creature hiding in the bush. It was well camouflaged in the green and brown leafs. All I could see was two red eyes staring back at me. I took it to the lake as I knew it was where it belonged. What a beautiful creature the red eyed green tree frog was I thought, as it happily swam away in amongst the reeds of the murky lake.

 

Alexx11

 

Happy Halloween

 

 

 

Hey Visitors,

Guess what tomorrow is HALLOWEEN, it’s time to carve pumpkins and go trick or treating! So i’m going to post some yummy Halloween recipes and show you my pumpkin that I carved.

340g packet golden buttercake mix                               HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES
2 eggs
60g butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
180g packet Smarties lollies
1 cup dark chocolate melts

Butter cream icing

250g unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
Yellow food colouring
Green food colouring

 

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup capacity muffin pan with paper cases.
Step 2

Make cupcakes following packet directions. Spoon mixture into cases until three-quarters full. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of 1 cupcake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 3

Make icing Using an electric mixer, beat butter until pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture, beating constantly until combined. Tint lime green by mixing food colourings.
Step 4

Spread cupcakes with icing. Press 3 Smarties into tops for spider bodies. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) for 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Spoon chocolate into a snap-lock bag. Make a small snip in 1 corner. Pipe chocolate around Smarties to form spider legs and eyes. Set aside for 10 minutes or until set. Serve.

Froggie in a pond

  • 2 cups clear apple juice
  • 85g packet lime-flavoured jelly crystals
  • 4 chocolate frogs

Method

Step 1

Bring 1 cup apple juice to the boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Place jelly crystals in a large, heatproof bowl. Pour over boiling apple juice. Whisk until crystals have dissolved. Stir in remaining apple juice. Refrigerate 30 minutes

 

Step 2

Pour cold jelly into four 1/2-cup capacity jelly moulds. Cover. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Press 1 chocolate frog into each jelly. Serve.

 

“Jack O lantern”   Cake Pops 

 

  • Equipment

  • You will need a black edible ink pen (available from cake decorating suppliers) alternatively you can use cake decorating writing gel in chocolate or black (available from supermarkets). We used wooden sticks for this recipe which were thoroughly cleaned, but lollypop sticks or bamboo skewers can be used as an  alternative.

Ingredients

  • 583g packet chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) bought chocolate frosting
  • 375g white chocolate melts
  • Orange food colouring gel
Method
Step 1
    1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line the base of a 20cm round (base measurement) cake pan with baking paper.Step 2
    2. Make the chocolate cake following packet directions. Spoon into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.Step 3
    3. Break the cake into small pieces and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Transfer to a bowl. Add the chocolate frosting and stir to combine.Step 4
    4. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into a ball. Use your fingers to lightly flatten into a pumpkin shape. Place on the lined tray. Repeat with remaining chocolate cake mixture. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.Step 5
    5. Place the white chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until chocolate melts. Add orange food colouring and stir to combine.Step 6
    6. Dip the end of 1 lollypop stick in chocolate then insert into the bottom of a ball. Return to the tray. Repeat with remaining cake balls.Step 7
  1. Dip 1 cake ball into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Gently tap on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Insert the cake pop in the polystyrene to stand upright. Repeat with remaining cake pops and chocolate. Set aside for 15 minutes to set.Step 8

    Use a black edible in pen to draw a face on each pumpkin to create a jack ‘o’ lantern. Turn pumpkins on their base to serve


    Ingredients
    Makes: 12 ghosts                                                              Ghost Mashmallows
    • 200g white chocolate
    • thickened cream, as required
    • 1 packet of marshmallows
    • small batch of black icing (or a pre-made tube)

 Method 

Step 1

Place the white chocolate in a bowl then microwave for 30 second then stir, continue this until melted.

Step 2

Add some cream to the chocolate to create a runny but not drippy consistency

Step 3

Dip each marshmallow into the white chocolate ganache mixture then leave to run and get ghost like.

Step 4

Add a face as you go or do them all at the end.

 

I hope you enjoy these yummy delicious treats !

This year was my first year carving a pumpkin and it is extremely hard ( getting all of the yucky bits out ) but it’s all worth it in the end. These are my pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Pumpkin: Owl                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

My Sister’s Pumpkin: Mr Scary Face

 

So try out some scary sweets and comment which one you want to try and which pumpkin you like best.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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100 Word Challenge ” What is that?”

Hi visitors,

I am going to be doing a 100 word challenge and the prompt is ” What is that?” Hope you enjoy

It was a balmy night and the moon was shining, i went to go dip my feet in the pool. The lights were twinkling like stars. I leaned in and saw a dark shape in the water.” What is that?” I said. As I leaned in closer I saw a brown, slimy frog swimming happily in our pool. When I saw it I got the fright of my life, slipped and fell into the pool with the frog. I jumped out quicker than lighting and screamed so loudly the next door neighbors lights went on. Based on a true story.

Please comment and tell me what you think of my slimy situation =)

Alexx11



Boy Bands

Hey visitors,

Today I’m going to talk about ……….. BOY BANDS  and yes about one direction.

 

1. One Direction : One Direction are an English boy band who weren’t really a boy band at the start, they  were all single  auditioning for the X Factor in 2010. They didn’t get through however Simon Cowell decided to put them all into a boy band.  One Direction was formed consisting of : Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis  Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik.  One Direction attended the Brit awards and ” What makes you   Beautiful” won Best British Single. P.S they are my favorite band in the world!!!!  Harry Styles is my favourite!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

2. The  Wanted : The Wanted are an English/Irish boy band which formed in 2009. The members of The Wanted are Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker, Jay McGuiness and Siva Kaneswaren. In 2012 they released hit single ” Glad you came” which was #3 on Billboard Hot 100 and their second single ” Chasing the sun” came #2 on Billboard hot 100.

 

3.  Justice Crew : Justice Crew are a Australian Hip hop dance/ pop music group. The members of Justice Crew are Lukas Bellesini, Paul Eric Merciadez, John Len Ruela Pearce, Len John Ruela Pearce, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Samson Cosray Smith and Solo Tohi.They became famous winning the fourth season of Australia’s got talent in 2010. Justice Crew fifth single ” Boom Boom” was released July 2nd 2012 the song  at number one on the  Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Singles Chart, becoming their first number one single.

 

4. Maroon Five: Maroon Five  are a American pop/ rock band from Los Angeles. the members of Maroon Five are Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael,  Mickey Madden,  James Valentine and Matt Flynn. Maroon Five’s biggest hit was “Moves like Jagger” feat Christina Aguilera, selling 8 million copies June 21 2011.
So which boy band do you like best?

 

Alexx11 

 

 

 

 

Our Antartic Movie

Hey Visitors,

Sorry this has taken so long but the video wasn’t working so here it is now.

 

The meaning of this movie this movie is to show people what can happen in colder regions of the world, (like Antarctica in this instance) when Global Warming occurs. Several things can go wrong and the most important one is shown in this movie, icebergs and ice platforms or iceland melting into water and drifting away. This movie will touch your heart and you will want to help. So if you liked the movie please comment.

100 Word Challenge – Looking behind me, I saw

Hi vistiors,

This week we are doing the 1o0 Word Challenge so here is mine enjoy!

One hot summer day I could not resist the urge to wade amongst the rocks at Shelly beach. Suddenly a huge wave crashed against the rocks and swept me out into the ocean. Before I knew it I was caught in a rip gasping for breath. Looking behind me, I saw a man on a jet ski. I waved and screamed frantically. He scooped me up and took me to shore. “Swim between the flags next time” he said and I assured him I always would.  I sat on the beach, still in shock and disbelief at what had just happened.

So have a go it is really fun and if you don’t have anything to do in the holidays this would be perfect. There is a link in my blogroll to the website so enjoy…

Alexx11

ICT Young Explorers Competition!

Hi visitors,
Recently my friends and I entered the Young ICT Explorers competition. We chose to do a claymation on Antarctica and what happens there. We spent nearly two terms last year when we were in year 5 researching the topic of Antarctica. We have used our knowledge to create a movie using Windows Live Movie Maker. We chose this project because we thought many people do not realise what they are doing to the wildlife in Antarctica and we wanted to get the message across to those who don’t understand. We were pretty frustrated when we couldn’t quite get the timing right and we were also frustrated that when we tried to play the video first, it kept blacking out so we missed half the movie. Thanks to our wonderful ICT teacher she solved our problem.

The story outlines how Animals in Antarctica live their lives.  However the problem is when Global Warming occurs, and all the ice melts away, the animals homes get destroyed and they are separated. Some of the scenes shows how a seal will catch its food (which is a Penguin) and shows the Albatross flying away and a Penguin swimming. At the very start, there is also a whale which dives in the water. This story is supposed to be educational and to show younger learners about the causes of Global Warming and what it can do in some places. Although the movie is made out of clay, it is very meaningful and it is really happening out there.  We entered our movie and got the results that we were in the finals, we were so happy! Lucky enough we won the merit award ” the judges favourite” how cool is that!

Anyway later this week I will post the Movie.

Alexx11