How are we called to care for our Common Home?

This term for Inquiry we have been learning about the environment and how we are called to care for our common home. We have been on a few excursions to help us learn about our topic, one of the excursions was to Jawbone Marine Sanctuary. Read more at http://angelopsl.global2.vic.edu.au/2015/11/16/jawbone/#comments

Ways that we can care for our common home:

  • Buy solar powered devices and stop pay electricity bills

  • If you own a farm make wind turbines

  • Not litter 

  • Don’t drive your car as much-share a car

I am now working on a project about Pollution on land (Littering/Rubbish) with my friend Ryan. The Global Goal that we have picked is Life on Land and the Catholic Social Teaching that we picked is Steward of Creation.

School Production

On the 29th of October our school had a school production. The school production was based on a dragon called puff who wanted to be part of a fairy tale.

The Seniors got to audition for a main part, I auditioned and I got to be King Triton from Under the sea. 3 people got to be Puff and they had 4 scenes each. My class danced to Who’s that Girl and Uptown Funk, we also did a seniors dance to all the single ladies.

I think everyone had a really good time because I sure had a great time!

Ghost Bats

Today I presented my  Australian animal research to my table. I did the Ghost Bat.

Ryan did the Easter Bearded Dragon.

Will did the Fat-Tailed Dunnart.

Lauren did the Bare nosed wombat.

Jasmine did the Bandicoot.

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

What do you perceive or understand about the Sanctuary?

  • My understanding about the sanctuary is that it is home to many marine creatures and is also home to birds like pelicans and seagulls. I also understand that the community at Jawbone are doing their best to keep the environment clean and friendly to animals.

 

What do you know and believe about the sanctuary?

  • I believe that Jawbone Marine sanctuary needs to be kept clean and under protection because there are a lot of animals and plants that need to be protected there.

 

What do you need to do to care for the sanctuary?

  • Clean up all the rubbish that is there and not littre because the animals could mistaken the rubbish for food.

Tropical Rainforest Biome

My favourite biome is the Tropical Rainforests. I like tropical rainforests because there are many different types of beautiful animals living there. Some of the animals that live in the tropical rainforests are Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Orangutan, Toco Toucans and many more. In the tropical rain all the animals are in their natural habitat. 

I also like the tropical rainforest because most of the time it’s wet but it is still warm. In the tropical rainforests there is about 50 – 260 inches of rainfall each year.  The temperature in a rainforest rarely gets higher than 34°C or lower than 20°C, the average humidity is between 77 and 88% which is humid. 

Rainforests cover less than 6% of the Earth’s land surface. Scientists think that more than half of all the world’s plant and animal species live in the tropical rainforests. Tropical rainforests create 40% of Earth’s oxygen. About 1/4 of all the medicines we use come from  the plants in the rainforest.

CENTRAL AMERICA, THE AMAZON, AFRICA, SOUTHERN ASIA and AUSTRALASIA(Queensland) are where the main Rainforests are.

What is your favourite Biome?

1 thing that I did on the Holidays

On Saturday the 3rd of October, 2015 (AFL Grand Final Day) my family, I and some family friends, Joe(The Dad), Diana(The Mum), Emma(The older sister) and Tarlya(The younger sister) went to Yarra Glen Park in Yarra Glen. At the park we had a race I came first with Emma who is 10 followedswing by Joel then Louie and Tarlya who is 6. Then we went on a swing that is a circle and you spin around on it until it makes you dizzy. 

Then we ate pizza rolls for lunch. It was GOOD!

After we went and played playground tiggy on the playground. After a while we got bored of playing that so we went and played in the sand pit. The sand pit had a pile of rocks all nailed together with a button that you push and then water comes out of the top and makes a waterfall, We thought about what we could make with it then I came up with the idea of making a mini pool around the rocks so we did that. Then we found a drinking fountain on the border of sand pit so Emma and I made a channel leading 1 sandfrom the drinking fountain to the pool. It worked for a while but we got sick of pressing the button on the drinking fountain so we scrapped that idea. When we finished the pool it  looked like the rocks were a little island and the water a round was the beach so our parents came and took a photo of our creation.

After we got all the sand off us and put our shoes on we left to go to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. When we got there the first thing we did was fill our hands up with little chocolate buttons and find a table before there is none left to sit at. Then my dad and Joe lined up at the ice cream line for us. Then when they got to the front we picked our flavours. They had so many DELICIOUS flavours to choose from it took about 10 minutes for me to decide on what flavour to pick, over all that decision making I choose rocky Road because it had marshmallows, chocolate and little lollies in it. It was YUMMY!!! Then we went outside and played in the farmland they had there on the hill. We raced down to the bottom of the hill but I ended up rolling down the hill. At the 1 kangabottom of the hill they had a lot of very strangely decorated plastic kangaroos and a lake. Sadly the parents came down and told us that we have to go so we walked up the hill and to our car but on the way to our car we saw a white stretch Hummer. It looked so cool. Then we all said goodbye to each other and drove home. On the way home we watch The Lego Movie.

My favorite part of the day was making the rock island/pool and of course eating the chocolate!! 

After all I think I had the best day ever!! 

Villanelle about my Dad

Today for poetry we had a lesson on Villanelle poems from Riley G & Will C. Here is a poem about my dad:

My Dad is the best,

He loves playing sport

My Dad always gives me a test

 

My Dad thinks I’m the best

He makes me cakes

My dad’s baking skills aren’t the best

 

My dad sometimes gets stressed

because he works hard

when he comes home he can have a rest

My dad went on the wild west,

when we went to Queensland

after that he needed a new vest

 

My dad loves a great test

my dad loves me and I love him

my dad is definitely blessed

after all my dad is the BEST

The End

Simba the Lion

This week for book week we read a book called “The Stone Lion” and the book is about a stone lion out the front of a library and there is a girl who goes and sits next to the lion and starts to weep.  When the girl left the stone lion asked to another stone thing why the girl weeps and the stone thing answer him saying “she and her brother are homeless and poor” so the lion does every thing he can to help. This story made me think about how when I was young I liked to read The Lion King, here is a bit of information on 

Simba the lion 

Simba the Lion comes from a movie called The Lion King. As a young cub, Simba had golden fur with a slight golden tuft of fur on his head.  In the movie and book his uncle scar wants to take the thrown from Simba but Simba stops him. Simba likes a lion called Nala. Later on Simba becomes the king of the Pride lands.