June 14


Sally submit was casually reading in her bed. Suddenly, she heard a PING coming from the table. Her phone had gotten another notification. She stopped reading and went to her phone and read the message:

Congratulations! You won the new I phone X. That was the phone she always wanted! She clicked on the message, entered her password and was taken to a strange site. It said: Enter pass-code here! She was so exited she didn’t inspect the site and immediately entered her password.

Then, it said: HAHA I HOPE YOU BACKED UP YOUR DATA! But she did back up her data. …however, she couldn’t believe what she had done…

June 13


Usually, we hear about natural disasters on the news and we just think ‘Glad that’s not me!’. But some people, like me, want to know what it’s like to face one so two families were put to the test of surviving a fake disaster.

Facts: Green

Understandings: Red

Questions: Blue

There were two families that were put to face fake disasters so they could get an idea of what the real disaster is like and how they should react. The Matthews were one of thoughts families. They are a family of 4. There is Riley, Liam, Marg and Rod. In the second family Dale, Elliot, Bridget and Paul are going to go up against a serious cyclone while the Matthews face a bushfire.

As the Matthews receive their information about the bushfire, they start preparing the house. Rob and Liam fill up the bath before they go to the roof. Experts say going on roof is dangerous during the fire because you get trapped up there. They say they should be looking for updates. But soon small plumes of fire sprout up. they try to use little water sources, like the hose, to put out the fire. Suddenly, an alarm goes of in the house because their kitchen is on fire. They try to hide in the bathroom. Once again their now trapped. But fortunately the fire dies and the disaster is over. The Matthews are rewarded a medal in their bravery.

The other family (the BTN didn’t tell us ‘the other families’ sir name) had to battle a dangerous cyclone . They were told the danger and started setting up the house. Again, they started the bath. The kids knew what to do from things they might have done at school. They began bringing everything inside as heavy rain started. They were then told they had to evacuate and they drove away from the house. But the kids stopped Paul from driving through flood water. Once hearing this they decided to hide in the bathroom (why do both families think this?) until the disaster was over. It worked and they too were awarded a medal.

I understood that it is important to always be ready for a natural disaster and have a plan ready too.

I understood how much pressure there must be to be in a natural disaster.

What natural disaster should I be most prepared for?

June 6


I was walking on the huge bridge to cross the Colorado river. Then I noticed a sprinkle of rain. I started to walk off the bridge to avoid the rain.

Suddenly a group of pink daffodil started tugging at my shoe. i tried to swat them off thinking they would fly off, but the flowers grip only got tighter. Then, I noticed a man holding up an umbrella.

“Excuse me.” I called. He spun around.

“Pin-P-Pink? Daf-fo-dili?” He looked at me shocked.

“Could you cut them off?” I asked.

“Yes” He used the hook to pull them off.

“Thanks” I said. Then I realized I needed to find shelter…

May 30


Most people hear about floods and earthquakes and other natural disasters. Most of those people (aka me) think the disaster has ended once the news stops reporting it. But actually another disaster begins at that point. This disaster is called “disaster recovery”.

Facts: Red

Understandings: Green/lime

Questions: Blue

After a natural disaster is over a new disaster begins over clean cloths, food, water and, shelter. This is called “disaster recovery”.  Many people are in need of water, food, shelter and, clean clothes, so the rations of these supplies need to be reduced, otherwise the survivors will not be survivors any more.

lot’s of money is needed to buy water, food, and supplies. This doesn’t only mean the people hit by the disaster are affected. World wide fund raisers to afford the money for supplies. But even when you think that is a lot of money, you also need more to repair the damage.

But this process can take years and years to finish, even when this costs a ton of money, if everyone helps we can fully restore a country as if nothing happened. 

I understood how poor the conditions of the restoration must be ad how very poor people can handle this.

I understand how lucky I am out of everywhere in the world to live in one of the safest cities in one of the safest countries.

How do really poor countries, for instance, India, have the money and help to restore a state/country after a disaster, despite the fact they happen so often in India?

May 29


Fred really wanted the new ‘super duper mega man’ figurine in the stores. But the only problem was that it costed 145 dollars, so he would need a lot of money.

Fred’s only option was to be a delivery boy. He easily got the job and thought it was a easy job. Then he was assigned a delivery to 1637483 montermary street.

“Quite an address, isn’t it?” the delivery boss laughed. Fred wasn’t happy. The house was in Brazil! How was he meant to get there?! Fred couldn’t afford plane tickets! He quit the job without the toy, but he learnt one thing, DELIVERY ISN’T EASY.

May 22


Scientists have been alerted by a massive crack that has torn through the middle Africa. Scientists think that this is a sign that means Africa will split apart.

Facts: Red

Understandings: Green 

Questions: Blue

A giant crack has torn through Africa about 15 meters wide and 15 meters deep. This crack appeared in a field in the town of Kenya. The crack destroyed the field, swallowed cars, and damaged properties.

This is only the start of the event of Africa splitting apart. And scientists predict that it will take 15 million years. But if this is only the start and this much damaged has already happened, Africa will suffer a lot of damage over the next 15 million years.

This crack is predicted to be caused by the separation of  both the Somali plate and the Nubian Plate, or the African plate. They are separating at a slow rate of 2.5  centimeters a year.

I understood how much damage Africa has taken

I understood how poor Africa is and how poorly they will be able to prevent (by prevent I mean stop it from doing as much damage) the crack.

Why wasn’t the crack so important a few years ago when it was still big? And why is it a big thing now?

May 22


It was the one day I was waiting for, the big test. I was never told the specific name so it’s just called ‘the big test’. I sat down in my seat trying not to burst from over excitement.

Then the teacher started talking,

“Today you will be doing the big test, now you may start.”

I yelled “YES!!”

“Mr. Grot! You can not speak!”

“Sorry…” I said

“As it says! Speaking is unable to be caused by students!”

“Sorry..” I said again “…but I didn’t understand the instructions…” But from that point onward I knew I was going to be in BIG trouble.

May 22

Webinar Reflection

Today (Tuesday 22nd of May) all the 5/6’s went to the library to watch a webinar. It told us about the different types of scams, what they do to your computer, and how to avoid them.

One of the scam types is called the ‘Ransomware,’ this scam infects your computer with viruses. Once the computer is under full control by the viruses. The makers of the viruses lock your computer, steal all your stuff, and demand money before they steal your computers things.

But as well as ransomware, other types scam people by putting buttons that ‘CLICK ME!!! DOWNLOAD NOW FREE!!!!!’ these buttons appear when your try to download something. This step is the first to ransomware and pretty much every scam. You can avoid this by hovering your mouse over the suspicious button or by clicking the smallest link.

This person encountered one while trying to download paint.net.  This is what they look like:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other scams are based off fake charities, like one is ‘Donate to these sick puppies,’ they get the images of the cutest puppies so people feel bad and donate to the fake charity.

So those are some scams to look out for, I hope this helped you. Stay safe out there in the internet!                                             Image result for scam button

May 21


Hawaiians are worrying as a mount Kilauea batters their  homeland and are forced to escape…

Facts: Red

Understanding: Green

Questions: Blue

The massive volcano just erupted last Thursday and has continuously been erupting ever since. The volcano was caused by a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake. This earthquake is the strongest that has ever occurred since 1975!

The volcano is one of the 5 volcanoes on Hawaii’s main island and the most active, but even then it is very violent. Witnesses claim to have seen cracks in the road, lava fountains up to 115 feet high (38 meters), and the evacuation of more than 1700 people.

Although the volcano was very active and violent, the activate of this volcano calmed down on Sunday and the people that had to evacuate could come back to there homes and collect things that had meaning to them. These visits home were perfectly planned because the volcano became violent just after them.

I understood what terrible things the volcano has done and will do.

I understand how much money of damage this volcano will cost.

Did the volcano have a specific name? If so what is it? (I asked that because I’m really annoyed calling mount Kilauea ‘the volcano’)