one hundred word challenge


I was super exited in the car drive because I had finally convinced my mother and father to bring me to the new water park: Water World!!!

I leapt out of the car once it stopped and quickly got undressed. I decided to go on a water slide first. There was no line, so I jumped up the stairs three at a time and got on the slide. I sped up faster and faster, when all of a sudden I fell through a hole in the slide, and splashed into a deep pool. The stunt was scary, but really cool.

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When I woke, I did not know who or where I was. It was so dark I coudn’t see my hand in front of my face. I felt the wall. It was flat and smooth, like steel. I walked and walked for what seemed like hours.Then I realised I could see a dim light coming from what looked like a one meter high lightbulb. Suddenly the light flashed so bright I thought I was perminantly blinded. But then the flash made me walk slowly foward, as if the flash had controll over me. Then, I collapsed, drained of energy.

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Hi, I’m Fred. It’s the school holidays and I’m at my faviroute passtime: a fair. I’m at the front of the line for the ferris whell. The last group is finishing and I am about to be called up. I walk to a horse and hop on. The ride starts up again. Now it’s speeding up. Faster and faster. Too fast. Suddenly my horse leaps off the ferris wheel and gallops away, leaping over a bench. All the other horses follow me. We go through the gate, leaving startled people behind. They go away from the fair into the unknown…

Behind the news report


Summary: Red

Facts: green

Understandings: blue

Questions: Pink

This clip was about how Pluto is newly considered a dwarf planet and some people want to change it back.

People were sad when Pluto was classified as a dwarf planet.

Some scientists are trying to reconsider Pluto being a planet.

They want to make it about what’s on the planet, not it’s size.

I now understand that there are lots of things in our solar system that could be planets.

I now understand that Pluto is smaller than our moon.

Will Pluto ever be a planet again?

By Samuel, Gianni and Thomas.

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Hi, I’m a mouse named Joe. I have lime-coloured fur and I am five centimeters long. Today I saw a ship in the harbour at six o’clock in the morning. I excitedly ran over to the harbour and jumped onto the deck. I couldn’t see a living thing on the ship so I climbed the mast and leapt inside the crowsnest. But a gang of black rats were allready inside it. When they saw me they shoved me out of the crowsnest. Then they leapt out and, alltogethor flung me overboard. I have no hope. I can’t swim.

100 word challenge by brooklyn and samuel



This is amazing! We have just found a massive chocolate egg! Me, Bob and Patrick are going to the colony of workers. It will feed us for weeks!!! And we will be promoted to captain of a material search squad. “No Patrick!!!” I yell “do not climb on the egg!!!” Now he is jumping on the egg!!! I can see the cracks spreading through the egg! The egg is breaking in two parts!!! Patrick is sinking into the cream. Oh no!!! Wait, he is the idiot who broke it in the first place. “Let him drown” Bob said very loudly.   

BTN Homework


This is my homework today.


Facts: blue

Understandings: green

My question: pink

This clip explained how some social media sites aren’t good for teenagers and children.

There was a survey about the top five most used sites like Facebook and YouTube.

Some sites have impact on sleep.

YouTube got the worst on sleep but it got the best for people expressing their feelings.

I now know how much time people spend on social media.

I now understand that snapchat exists and it isn’t good, though lots of people use it.

Why do people do it so often?



gist two


this week we have done anouther Gist lesson:

 Key words: people, idea, welcoming, cat, dog, into, home, seems, like, responsibility, they, would, avoid.

Pets, need, activity, and, if, dog, becomes, your, pet, you’ll, be, signing, up, for, daily, walks.

Having, animal, can, have, impact, on, social, life, in, a, good, way.

Having, pet, in, home, is, great, way, for, children, to, learn, life, lessons.

The, presence, of, pet, in, home, can, boost, mood.

 Gist: pets have lots of advantages if you get one like losing weight, children learning life lessons and boosting your mood.

Word Count: 20



TOOT! The train leaves in one minute. I walked into a carriage hold. The doors closed, and the train was off. A guy who looked like a sailor yelled “WHERE’S THE WATER SLIDE? I WANT COFFEE!!!!”

I didn’t bring any coffee and I certainly didn’t know about a water slide. Then the sailor pulled a machine gun and said to an old lady “I’ll shoot if you don’t give coffee!!”

The lady screamed and gave him her last cup of coffee. The sailor drank it in one gulp. Then he got bored and started shooting the walls. Everyone in the carriage except me and a teenager screamed and ran to the next carriage. “Stop!” I cried. He stopped and turned to me. The sailor asked me, calmly “where is the water slide?”

“There is no water slide” I explained.

“WHAT!?!?!?!?!?” He screamed. ”NO WATER SLIDE?”

Then he started shooting the seats. After he shot a few seats, he put the machine gun on an unshot seat. Then he asked me “if there is no water slide, what shall I do?”

I said ““I don’t know.”

Then he walked to the teenager and stole his bottle of beer. Then he drunk a half of the bottle. The drunk sailor then questioned “where did you hide my gun?”

Then one of the doors opened and in walked someone. “Hi” he said “I’m Joe and who does this machine gun belong to?” he held up the gun.

He then grabbed me and started poking me. Surprisingly it hurt. Then one of the doors opened and in walked someone. “Hi!” he said, “my name is Joe and who does this machine gun belong to?”

He held up the sailor’s machine gun. “THAT’S MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Thundered the sailor.

He ran over, gave Joe a killer poke and seized the gun.

Suddenly the roof vaporized into nothing and into nothing and in fell a head with a million tentacles instead of hair. “I have come to conquer earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Quick as a flash, Joe grabbed a lightsabre from his pocket and lopped off all of the tentacles at the base so the head looked like a bleeding football.

“Wow!!” I said.

“Ow.”  Muttered the head with no tentacles.

I WANT COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!” screamed the sailor NOW!!!!!!”                  

Then a huge eyeball fell in from the roof.  “Have you have got any coffee?” the sailor asked it.

The eye did nothing. Then it rolled toward me. I backed away. Joe tensed. Then Joe got his lightsabre ready. But the sailor shot the eyeball hundreds of times. “Have you got coffee?” he asked Joe.

“Actually, I’ve got a lot.” Joe replied.

He grabbed 18 cups of coffee from his bag. The sailor drank it in 25 seconds. BUURRRPP!!!!!!!!

Then he flew out the hole in the carriage and shot all the remaining aliens. “LARGE AMOUNTS OF COFFEE GIVES ME SUPER POWERS!!” Bellowed the sailor.

Then he flew to the nearest water park. I haven’t seen him after that. Toot! I said bye to Joe and got out. Then I went straight to bed. I had had a busy day.



This week we have been learning about the summarizing stratergy GIST. Here’s a link for the lesson:

This a example of a GIST:

1st key words: evidence, shows, humans, catching,since 40000 years, archeogical evidence shows bones, cave paintings.

1st GIST: archeoligists have proved that people have been catching fish for 40000 years by finding discarded fish bones and cave drawings.

Word count: 20

2nd key words: recreational fishing done  different ways.

2nd GIST: humans have been catching fish for 40000 years, probarly by hand. These days we do it with hooks and poles.

Wordcount:  20

3rd key words: most people consider fishing hook and line.

3rd GIST: humans have been catching fish for 40000 years, probarly by hand. These days, people think of it as hook and line.

Word count: 21