Monday, 29 April 2013

My new haircut by Isabella

Hi my name is Isabella. In the school holidays I had a new haircut because I thought that it was time for a new style. I like my new haircut because it is more breezier. Check out these pictures and make comments

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The huge pumpkin

This is the pumpkin I saw at the strawberry farm near my house. Once I went to the strawberry farm with my grandparents I was shocked because I  have never seen a pumpkin like that before in my life so I took a few photos of it and on of the pumpkins said "Please don't poke me I'm real". I started laughing when I saw that sign. Check it out and please make comments.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Countdown to my sister's birthday

YAY only 6 more days until my sister's birthday. I am really excited because it is at the rocket ropes near butterfly creek. The time has gone so fast, it was 12 now it is 6 YAY!. check out these pictures of the rocket ropes.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Poplet on what to do for the School Holidays

If you didn't know what to do in the school holidays check this out and your have a fun fill holiday. Also you can try and do this yourself by going on the site, here is the link to the site :

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Countdown to my sister birthday

WOW! only 12 more days until my sister is a real teenager. I can't believe it. I also can't wait because were going to the high ropes near butterfly creek, and I don't know if I'm going to do it because I have this fear of heights. So I'll try my best because 1. It's my sister's birthday and 2. she really wants me to do it so I'm not left out. So I really can't wait so 12 more days YAY!Here are some pictures of my sister from when she was little to now.

From this                                               To this  

Rush and Cheyenne's Wedding

What a wonderful day full of happiness and laughter. Congratulations to Rush and Cheyenne for there marriage. Once I walked in that door I just loved the lights and I couldn't believe how packed it was. It seems like your really famous. I hoped you got a lot of presents and I can't wait to see more photo's on your blog. I would also like to say great job on getting the place look so wonderful. I also liked Cheyenne's dress she looked so beautiful. Also great job to Rush for getting everything ready by Saturday, Oh and he looked nice as well in his suit. Great day and again I have to say Congratulations to Rush and Cheyenne De Silva.
If you haven't seen Cheyenne before here are some photo's of her and Rush together, and this will show what a wonderful couple they make.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge Of The Light Brigade  
Alfred Lord Tennyson
LI: to understand the story behind this narrative poem

Half a league, half a league,
     Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
     Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!' he said:
Into the valley of Death
     Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd ?
Not tho' the soldier knew
     Some one had blunder'd:
Their's not to make reply,
Their's not to reason why,
Their's but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
     Rode the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
     Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
     Rode the six hundred.
Flash'd all their sabres bare,
Flash'd as they turn'd in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
     All the world wonder'd:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro' the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
     Shatter'd and sunder'd.
Then they rode back, but not
     Not the six hundred.
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
     Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro' the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of Hell,
All that was left of them,
     Left of six hundred.
When can their glory fade ?
O the wild charge they made!
     All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
     Noble six hundred!

At the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War, the ‘Light Brigade’, (a group of British soldiers), charged down a narrow valley to fight the Russian soldiers who had captured British guns. The Russians were at the end of the valley as well as on each side of it. The attack was not a wise choice and happened because of a misunderstanding of an order sent by the commander-in-chief. After following orders less than a third of these men survived.

Answer these questions in full sentences:

  1. “If you were in the military and you were given an order, would you obey it – even if it meant putting your life on the line?  Why or why not?”
I would follow it because if I didn't then I would get punished and plus I'm in the army so I have to do it.

  1. What is a brigade?
A large group of soldiers

  1. “Theirs not to make reply/Theirs not to reason why/Theirs but to do and die” - What did this mean for the soldiers?
To just do it and die and not to back out or talk back

  1. What makes this a narrative poem?
It tells a story and it includes some of TOPES

Read the poem again and answer these questions about the language used:
LI: To explore the language of a narrative poem

Stanza 1:
  1. What does the Valley of Death mean? The poet uses this because most people rode it and died
  2. Who is “he” in line 6?  The Commander
  3. What is the six hundred referring to? That six hundred soldiers and their horses

Stanza 2:
  1. Now that you see it in context, what does the line, “Theirs but to do and die” mean? The men was ordered to die

Stanza 3:
  1. What weapons are used against the Light Brigade? They had a battery and cannons
  2. What two things are personified here?Jaws of Death and Mouths of Hell.

Stanza 6:
  1. Did the Light Brigade win or lose? they lose because they went with six hundred
  2. Are they seen as heroes? Yes because some of them survived and they did what they said which was ‘Theirs but to do and die’

Use short answers to answer the following questions.
LI: To show that I am reading for meaning and understanding  
  1. About how many soldiers were in the Light Brigade?
          six hundred
  1. What weapons did they carry?
          Sabre (Sword)
  1. What weapons did they face?
           Cannons and guns
  1. Why did the Light Brigade charge?
          They were ordered to but it was a mistake.
  1. How are the members of the Light Brigade survived at the end of the poem?
          By being honoured

Click on the link on the picture to help you find your information

List 3 facts about the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

1. He is the fourth out of twelve children
2. His second son Lionel was born he following year, Alfred he was only 45 and that's when he wrote the “Charge of the Light Brigade”
3. He joined his brothers Frederick and Charles at Trinity College Cambridge in 1827 and with his brother Charles he published his poems by two brothers in the same year

Xtramath 18/4/13

This is my xtramath results. I think that I am getting better at xtramath because I have been going on it everyday and I have been getting different questions each time I go on and I started xtramath last year so I remember some question from last year.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Xtramath 17/4/2013

This is my xtramath result. I have been trying my best to get it all right.  I have got more ticks than before so I am doing good.

When the Wind Blows Reflection

When the Wind Blows - Reflection

I thought this story was funny because Ducks had made a lot of jokes in the story and she just could not stop talking about their dinner. I also thought that it was informative because James tells us about the war before and he tells us how to get prepared for something like the cold war.

The labour herald said “This book deserves a very wide audience and should be compulsory reading”. I think this book should be read by adults and if they have it in our school library then it should only be read by the seniors like year 7 and 8.

The guardian said “it is meant to break your heart to some purpose”. I think it has broke some other peoples heart and made them decide to not have another war, and I also think that it has worked because we haven’t heard that there is going to be a war.

When the wind blows - Story Elements

When the Wind Blows
Story Elements

L.I. - Identify the factual elements of the story
Identify the fictional elements of the story

Look at these events and cut and paste them into the correct column in the table

  • There was a cold war between former allies
  • Nuclear fallout can kill you after the bomb has gone off
  • America is a democracy
  • People believed in Mutually Assured Destruction
  • People built nuclear fallout shelters in case there was a war
  • A nuclear bomb causes a big flash of heat and light
  • England was afraid of a Russian / American nuclear war
  • People who wore patterned clothing got the pattern burnt into their skin
  • The cold war has caused other conflicts
  • There was a nuclear arms race
  • The Russians let off a nuclear bomb
  • Russia is a democracy
  • A nuclear refuge (like the one in the book) would protect you
  • Cushions can protect you from nuclear fallout
  • After WW2 Russian bombed England
  • After 14 days you can leave the nuclear fallout shelter

Monday, 15 April 2013

My Character Analysis for Ducks

This is my Character Analysis for 'When the wind blows'. It is the book we are reading for our topic. For my character Analysis I did Ducks, she is the wife of James and she doesn't care about anything besides what their going to have for dinner. It is a good book to read for our topic which is 'Conflict'.

Friday, 12 April 2013

My artworks on photoshop at tech

These is my artwork I did at tech. As you can see one of my pictures is a camera, I did a camera because when I grow up I want to be a photographer and I just love taking pictures. The next picture is a red velvet cake. I did it because I love my mums red velvet cake and I have a passion for baking as well.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Xtramath result by Isabella

This is my xtramath result I am getting better by the minute. Also I have a lot of ticks and only one cross.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Xtramath 9/4/13 by Isabella

This is my xtramath result, as you can see I still need to work on some of it but I have completed most of the question.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Xtramath result by Isabella

This is my xtramath result. As you can see the yellow means that I need to work on them more and the green means I got them all right in the time limit.