Term 3 unit reflection.

This term we learnt a lot about natural disasters and extreme weather. Three things that I learnt that were interesting and surprising were that floods have bacteria, parasites, and chemicals in them, so touching it could make you ill. I also learnt about impersonal voice, and that you can’t use words like; you, me, I, us, we. Finally I learnt about 3 tier language. 1 tier language are the golden words like, then and me. 2 tier language are adjectives, and 3 tier language are specific words like; earthquakes or tsunamis.

Two understandings I had were that floods can be very dangerous and that natural disasters can be either very dangerous or not dangerous at all.

Something I am still wondering is if  any type natural disaster can be prevented and gotten rid of for good.

We didn’t do any work in partners or groups, so I don’t have any group work to reflect.

I learnt a lot about all types of natural disasters. their features, how to protect yourself, and much more. I learnt this from my own research and from the lessons that we did. I can use this information to teach others about the natural disasters I know about, like earthquakes.

On my assessment matrix, I believe that I did everything pretty well. One thing that I struggled with was impersonal voice. Impersonal voice is using voice in your writing with out using words like; me, you, us, we, etc. My type of style with information reports is to use impersonal voice, so I had to go back and change it all.

My goal was to understand key extreme weather terms, including:


Seismograph, Tectonic plates, Fault, Elastic rebound, Seismic waves, Body waves, Surface waves, Focus, Epicenter, Compressional stress, Tensional stress, Shear stress, Foreshocks, Aftershocks, Tsunamis.

I know a lot of words like these, but I don’t understand all of then. I think this is because I didn’t do my research on tsunamis and earthquakes, so I didn’t understand the words.

Gorilla extinction BTN

This BTN was about a group called the gorilla girls. They encourage people to recycle their old phones so that the gorillas don’t go extinct.

The first thing I learnt was that there are an estimated 20 million unused phones are left around at homes. I also learnt coltan mines are taking over the gorilla habitats. Coltan is in mobile phones, so recycling them will reuse the coltan and less gorillas will be killed. Finally I learnt that phones contain: Coltan, platinum, aluminium, copper, gold, and silver.

Two things I understood, were that it would be a tragedy if gorillas went extinct, because they are such a well-known animal. I also understand that coltan mines might make other animals extinct as well.

A question I had was, what other animals are going extinct?


100 WC #8 Term 3

We stepped on to the stage. My heart started to beat faster. I took a deep breath and said my first line of the play.

“Hello Fred and Angelica, how are you today.”

We all looked at Fred. He stared back with a horrified look on his face. “Well what a start.” I thought. “Way to ruin what we have been preparing for for months.”

“Hey Susie.” She says jumping in for him.

After the play we all meet up.

“Fred….” I say.

“You forgot all of your lines!” Angelica says.


School captain speech

Hi my name is Brynn Valentine, some of you may not know me very well because I have only been at this school for two years and I haven’t had the chance to be in the same class as everyone, I used to live in America near New York City, but I like Melbourne better. I have two brothers younger at the school. Evan who is in year three, and Rhys who is in prep. Although I have only been at this for two years I know a lot of the students here because of my brothers

I believe that being a school captain would be a good opportunity for me. I like being a leader because I like the feeling of having responsibilities and a big role in our school. I know that I have the confidence and the determination but I also believe that I have many traits that a school captain needs, like responsibility and organisation.

First I will talk about my organisation skills. A school caption needs to be able to organise events and things happening at the school, and they may have a lot of work that they need to do. I do six activities a week and I always have a good plan for when I do my homework and I fit my homework in to my night’s every day.

Having this many activities also proves that I like trying new things and would be up to do any task given to me.

I also have very good presentation skills. I have always liked acting, public speaking, and being in front of crowds. I will soon be in the play for our school concert as one of the main roles. I know that being school captain requires a lot of confidence in public speaking like speaking in front of assemblies and giving speeches. This is something I am confident with.

Another thing about being a school captain is being a good role model. If you stand up in front of everyone during assemblies, the preps and younger grades will look up to you.  I feel like I set a good example to younger grades.

In conclusion I believe that I have these traits that school captains need. I have good organisation skills, I am always up to any task, I have good presentation skills, and I am a good role model. I hope you all enjoyed my speech. Thank you for listening to my speech.