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Link: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/kids-news/a-huge-rip-in-the-ground-has-scientists-suggesting-africa-is-starting-to-split-in-two/news-story/ef66af3388365dc736c0802db9055dee

3: Africa will split in half in the next 10 million years.

3: the crack is in rift valley, Kenya.

3: it appeared after a heavy rainfall.

2: how quickly is it splitting apart?

2: why didn’t they notice it until now?

1: this explains the crack in Africa that shows evidence of it splitting apart, how it appeared and what it means for the future.

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May 27

HWC challenge.

prompt is in bold.

When you wake up in the morning, you have to grab a hula skirt and dance around your bedroom, singing “MAGICAL UNICORNS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH” and then eat half your pillow. Then you have to run downstairs and sneeze into the compost bin five times.

No, no. I can hear you already. I hear your excuse. But I didn’t understand the instructions!

You did. Don’t lie to me. You have to do this. If you don’t have a hula skirt, take it from your siblings or parent. If you don’t have a pillow steal it.

You do understand.

May 22

Cyber Safety Webinar

This webinar was about safety online and how to avoid being tricked.

It showed examples of different scams they have come across, like ones telling you to upload a tool to stop viruses that put one onto your computer.

Another scam they showed was one were they would tell people to buy cute puppies but then take their money and not give them the money back. Over 40 thousand dollars has been lost to scams like this.

8.7% people get tricked by these scams and loose their money. 161 528 people have reported these scams.

One very dangerous thing that can happen to the files on a computer is when somebody hacks into the files and locks them, telling you that you have to pay them money to get back the files, and putting a time limit on it saying if you don’t pay before then that the price to get your computer back will go up.

Basically this webinar was about different ways people can be scammed or tricked online, ways to avoid them and how to identify if something is real or fake.

May 21

HWC: A guide to fire lions.

The fire lion is a very rare sight. It can be found in the wetlands of India and the forests in the ocean. Usually they are seen eating Chinese or Russian food. If you get to close to one, they might turn into a tree. Young fire lions are usually accompanied wherever they go by a rabid cockroach that acts as their guard. If you’re careful, you might see one. If you’re not, it might explode! Don’t look into the eyes of a teenage fire lion for too long, or you’ll start feeling like you ate a ton of pizza.

May 6

HWC Challenge. Prompt: SHOUTED CRIMSON MISTY FRANTICALLY GRAVE

I shuddered at the thought of being SHOUTED at. I could almost hear somebody’s voice cutting through the cold MISTY air. I FRANTICALLY wondered where everyone else was. I could feel the cold mist cut into my bones, freezing them as my breath curled up in the air like a spiral of smoke rising from a fire. Deep in the mist, I could hear GRAVE voices speaking quietly. Who were they? What did they want? I look the other way, and saw a flash of CRIMSON in the corner of my vision. I shrunk back, unsure of what would happen.

May 6

BTN reflection: Ring of Fire.

There is a place called the ring of fire where natural disasters happen most.

Earthquakes happen all the time.

80% of the natural disasters happen in the ring of fire.

Why do tectonic plates float?

How do the plates change the shape of the continent?

I understand that the ring of fire is a more dangerous place to live than places like Australia.

 

 

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April 20

HWC. Prompt: Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress

The icy air stung my eyes, as I looked over the wall, afraid of what I would see. All I saw was fog, covering everything beyond the wall. Soon through the thickening sheet of fog, I saw two figures running away from something. Something hidden in the fog. Something dark. Something evil. Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress to escape it. Deep in my stomach, I could feel the dread rising and I dropped my gaze and fell down the back of the wall. I could feel that this thing would come for us all.

April 16

Book Review: River of Fire

Review: I think that the genre of this book was adventure and fiction. I think it was adventure because it’s about groups of cats living in a forest around a lake, and they get into battles and things like fires and droughts happen. I think its fiction because there is no such thing as the place that they live in the real world and the cats and their clans don’t really exist. Something that surprised me was when Mistystar decided to close RiverClan’s border, because before this book Mistystar was always a sensible character. My favorite part is when Twigpaw and Finpaw (a cat from SkyClan who came with her to ThunderClan) are accepted and get their full names, which means that they completed training, and they are accepted into the clan.

My favourite character in this book is Twigpaw, because she is the positive and encouraging character that keeps going even if others are trying to stop her, and she only does what she thinks is right and not what other people tell her.

I would recommend this book to people who like cats and who aren’t bothered by a bit of fighting or annoying characters. I would say the age group for reading this book is for everyone that likes all the things listed and has an understanding of tier 2+ language.

Summary: This book was about what happened when Twigpaw (one of the main characters) left SkyClan to go back to ThunderClan because she didn’t feel that she was at home, and the things that she had to do to let ThunderClan accept her since she had already left ThunderClan before. It was also, about how the rouge cat Tree that Needletail showed Violetshine had to fit in to SkyClan even though he didn’t want to become a warrior or medicine cat. This made the book interesting because these 2 characters shared the problem of having to fit in and have the other characters accept them.

Overall, I would rate this book 4½ out of 5.

March 22

HWC- prompt is on the website

The eggs sat on the table, grinning at the rabid squirrels that had put them there as the squirrels nommed on salty lollipops. Outside the window in the warm winter air, a sick astronaut floated around and played go fish with a talking pink dog. Down the street the leaves practised their martial art skills on the dirt that floated in the sky. My neighbour was walking their goldfish across the air and eating some nails while they went. A worm was chasing a bird with an iron-studded club and trying to hit it. Today was a completely normal day.