Today we finished our research and presented our idea for market day to Mr. Reynolds. On Tuesday we are going to show our slide to Ms. Mindy's class. We have just finished our key concepts, and we are now up to putting our idea into action. We could've organised the session better, because most of the time we were waiting for an email that we didn't get a response for. We ended up making a slide show that we didn't even need to use just to use the time that we didn't need. When we presented to the grade four class, we were really unorganised as the printer wasn't working, so the speech was bassically all improv' and the parts that we remembered.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The governance systems of Australia is Democracy & Monarchy. The Prime Minister being Malcom Turnbull and the queen of England: Queen Elizabeth 2nd, which is the queen of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth includes: Canada, New Zealand, Australia & England.
When the PM steps down from power, there is a democratic vote (because it is a democratic country) for the new PM. The old Prime Mister, Tony Abbott, has been in Office since 1994, but was only Prime Minister from 2009-2015. Tony Abbott was elected as the Minister for Health and Ageing for the liberal party.
In Office, the Prime Minister has the first say and the decision is discussed between the PM and the opposition. The queen has the final say.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
19th of January 2018
In Inquiry, we are starting a unit on Governance. This morning we chose ministers for; Head of State; Vice; Education; Security; Information & community and Environmental. After we had chosen them (chosen: they shouted their names out in agony, for glory), we had to research the role of a citizen and how communism works.
In Reading we had to film a summary about our book in the style of 'Reading, What's up with that?!' (a series the school made).
That's all we did today...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
In the last few days, we have been controlling our class with a monarch, militaryand democracy. This was my reflection.
Day 1 Reflection
A monarchy is a kind of government with a monarch at the lead.
In a monarchy the citizens have to listen to the rules of the monarch/leader.
The government has to make rules for the citizens to follow and might just make a democratic vote.
A monarchy is successful if they have good governers and followers.They need to make logical desisions, and include citzens in the votes.
Being a part of a monarchy made me feel not included in the choices made in parlament.
I would make more democratic votes.
I would keep the president having an opinion.
A colour I would choose to represent monarchy would be red, because I think that red is a positive colour,
but also a negitive. Monarchy is kind of good, well for the monarch. Though if the monarchy is bad, it is worse for the citizens.
Day 2 Reflection “Anarchy sounds good to me. Then someone asks, 'Who'd fix the sewers?'”
An anarchy means a person that rules/governs a place or country.
In an anarchy the citizens have to listen to the government and might have to vote for a new monarchy or governor.
The government has to make rules to follow and things to do.
An anarchy is successful if/when...
Being a part of anarchy made me feel…
I would change…
I would keep...
A colour I would choose to represent anarchy would be...
A symbol I would choose to represent anarchy would be...
An image I would choose to represent anarchy would be...
Day 3 Reflection
A military means 'relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces,'
In a military the citizens don't get a say in anything.
The government has to declare everything.
A military is successful when there is a general in command (the leader).
Being a part of a military made me feel not apart of the goverment because the
I would change the rank's authority and meaning, because if you were a
General in Command, you would be in charge of everyone (because that's the
top rank), and you wouldn't be kicked out UNTIL YOU DIE!
A colour I would choose to represent Military would be green, because most of
the army forces in the world have green as their camo uniform.
A symbol I would choose to represent military would be a star, because it is the
universal symbol for ranks.
An image I would choose to represent monarchy would be...
Day 4 Reflection “Democracy sounds good to me. Then someone asks, 'Who'd fix the sewers?'”
A Democracy means that there is one party in charge, with the leader of the
party as President/Prime Minister/Leader of the place. A Democracy usually
has the leaders of the other parties in parliment, and other representitives (depending
the amount of votes the party got).
In a democracy the citizens have to vote (Well they're not forced to), and
they get a say.
The government has to prepare the votes for the
An Democracy is successful if the leading party has sane leaders and governors,
as well as the other parties and their representitives.
Being a part of Democracy made me feel at lead, and at least had a say, partly because
I was a representitive, and even people who weren't, got a legal vote.
I would change nothing really, it's all fair for everyone (well not as fair as Communist
places would like to be).
I would keep the way the political parties are chosen, and how the citizens have a
right to legally vote for them.
A colour I would choose to represent Democracy would be blue, because I think blue
A symbol I would choose to represent democracy would be a equalateral tryangle
, because it is symmetrical.
An image I would choose to represent anarchy would be...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Maker day (kinda)
Today was Maker day! Because we're in grade Five, it was different from last year..... we had to make things for our 'Shark Tank' interview.
My group made a poster and a solar power example. This is the video we watched to get the 'idea' (*cough, cough* copied).
In the Shark Tank interview, we have to have a conversation with the sharks (or judges), about why solar power is good for Chile!
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Biofuel (in book form)
This book (by Leanne Currie-McGhee) is about Biofuels and the environment. I wouldn't really recomend this book, unless you like reading massive bodies of words without a detailed photo. The main part of this book is about Methane and how biofuels used to be used hundreds of years ago to cook and hunt.
This is what the book looks like: