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Goals check in

Goals check in

For my first goal, which is being faster at calculating area I have been working on area, but I still have a lot of room for improvement with this goal. I have read some books about ot, and tried to figure out a pattern for them. This term I think I should pay attention in relating lessons and do what I did last term.

With my second goal I think I’m getting better with this goal, but I do stick with the same books, because they are the most relatable and enjoyable to read for me. I have tried not to think about the genre too much when I pick up a book, and I think that I shouldn’t worry too much about what I read, as long as It’s just right.

With my learning behaviour goals, I put my hand up a lot more on class, and it makes it easier to concentrate when you are participating. I have made sure I wasn’t fidgeting and making a neat page. I think I should keep on doing what I did last term.

I think that when you are participating a lot, that’s how you get the most out of lessons, so I just need to keep on doing the other goal. I put my hand up a lot, and tried challenges. I think I shouldn’t take the easy way.

BTN- Voting age

BTN- Voting age

Summary: pink

Facts:  blue

Understandings: green

Questions: purple

Summary: This BTN was about how bill shorten said that 16 and 17 year olds should be able to vote as well because we need young people’s opinions too.

Facts: Some other countries like Argentina and Brazil have already allowed this. Some people think 16 and 17 year olds aren’t mature enough for this. 400, 000 24 year olds didn’t actually vote last election which is against the law. 

Understandings: I understand that people all have different opinions. Some are positive about it, but some are skeptical.

Questions: Is this going to become a law? How do 16 and 17 year olds feel about this?

100 Wc: How did she get up there?

100 Wc: How did she get up there?

Ivy Whittinburg had lived in Montauk for majority of her life. She had lived in London since she was four, but her family had insisted in a “change.” Montauk Point was so boring, she spent most of her spare time exploring the ruins of Camp Hero, and old government run lab. It was 3:01 am and she had snuck out of her house to explore. A door creaked open and…

“Hey officer! I think I found something!” It was now 2012, almost 20 years later, and the cops were finally on track. There were footprints of the ceiling. “How did she get up there? The officer wondered. Then all of a sudden the door creaked open and…

BTN: 3 levels of government

BTN: 3 levels of government

Summary: Pink

Facts: Purple

Questions: Blue

Understandings: Green

Link: http://BTN: 3 levels of government clip

Summary: This clip was about the 3 levels of government and how important each one of them is and what they do.

Facts: We used to have separate colonies that just governed for themselves.
In 1901 we changed it to how it is now.
In the 1970’s governments were more popular so they were given more money and power.

Questions: Do other countries have 3 levels of government?
Is this the best way to have our government?

Understandings: The three levels of government are actually more important than you think.


100 WC- If I was in charge

100 WC- If I was in charge

This new start, this place in Mars was meant to be my time. My time to show the colony what I really had, that I wasn’t like others. I was going to lead, and make Mars a better place, but then M7 jumped in. She said to me that I wasn’t leader material, and started the colony. It was exactly like the one on planet Earth. Cold, grey, empty. It was awful. Of course, I couldn’t blame her. She knew nothing better. None of them did. Only I had been passed down the stories of our old world. If I was in charge we would bring that back. We could live under blue skies, trees, have feelings. We could have life.

Letter about the government (to my parents)

Letter about the government (to my parents)

Dear Mum & Dad

I know a lot more stuff about Australia’s government.

So In case you didn’t know, I’ll explain it to you. We have a government called a democracy. (With a queen,) and basically a democracy is a type of government where a party is elected, and there is a leader of that party who we vote for, to become our prime minister, so we get a say in our leader. England and the U.S affected our government by Having a queen and democracy (England) and by having a constitution and federation (America.) Parliament is where politicians go to make laws. There are two houses. House of representatives, which has 150 representatives that are elected by Australian citizens of  and senate.

We also have 3 levels of government. Federal, Which is for all of Australia. State, for our state. (Duh,) Local, for our suburb or city. Our queen who lives in the U.K is represented in Australia by the Governor general.

I also have a couple of questions. Like who is our local government, and who is our state government?



BTN- Democracy

BTN- Democracy

Summary: This BTN was about what democracy is, and the different types of govornment

Facts: Democracy dates back to ancient greece
There are absolute monarchies and just monarchies, so that means one’s stricter than the other.
Dictatorships are very unfair

Understandings: We have the fairest government.

Questions: If England isn’t an absolute monarchy then what is it?
Is there any other country with the same government to us?

BTN reflection- Budget taxes

BTN reflection- Budget taxes

Summary- Purple

Facts- Aqua

Questions- Pink

Understandings- Green

Summary- This BTN was about what taxes are, why we have them, and how we are actually adding new ones, and people aren’t exactly happy about that.


Facts- Tax is basically just money that goes to whoever is in charge so for Australia that’s the government. They use this tax money to build things really important things .

Overall, we pay more than 100 different taxes each year between the state and federal governments.

There is a tax for saving up money for when you retire and things like health, fancy cars, petrol, and companies.

Questions- What exactly do taxes go towards?

What if people can’t afford to pay tax?

Understandings- I now understand what taxes are for, and why we have them.

100 WC- Goldfish, slowly, ladder, flew, brown

100 WC- Goldfish, slowly, ladder, flew, brown

The room was empty, apart from the goldfish, that swum slowly round in circles. Even though they were always slow, and you couldn’t see their mouth, they still seemed sad. If you pushed back the curtains there was a ladder, leading up to nothings but more darkness. The room was so sad, so dead, so- gone. , and Sadie missed them more than ever. Every night when her parents would be fighting and screaming, she would clamber out of the window, and fall into Jasmine’s arms, sobbing. Sadie closed her eyes, and flew to where Jasmine was, her dark brown eyes, her warming smile, But Sadie wasn’t in Jasmine’s house. she was in her own dimmed room, and all of her memories were just in her head.

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