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Grade 6 Graduation interview 2015

December17

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about our grade 6 graduation interviews 2015. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the GRADUATES!

Here is the  the video if you would like to view it:

Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe!

That’s it for the last school post for the year! Only 1 more school day to go!

Thanks,

By Takee

Valedictorian Speech 2015

December17

Hello and welcome everyone to my latest post and today’s topic is all about me and my valedictorian speech this year. I hope you enjoy reading and don’t forget to comment and follow/subscribe! So what are we waiting for? Let’s release the VALEDICTORIANS!

                                                                                                               VALIDICTORIAN SPEECH

So, here we are, almost at the end of our journey at primary school. But at the same time, we’re about to start a whole new journey in high-school, just as we started our journey here in prep. I would like to congratulate my fellow year 6 classmates who have also completed their journeys. It has been an honour to be at Moonee Ponds Primary School for the past 7 years.  In some ways, these 7 years have been long and short. Long because of all the drama and extra homework, short because of the life-long friendships, the lasting memories and the truly amazing things we have learnt throughout our time here. Good or bad, long or short, I will always remember this place. Our teachers, of course, spend an inhuman amount of time here, and most students do as well. Most of them even do it off their own choosing.

I remember when it was my first day at school; I was in a surrounding that I didn’t know. But as time went on, I started to like this place. By the end of prep, I already made quite a few friends. I remember I used to chase Tait, Cian, Ben and Ferris around at Lunchtimes, and once I even crossed the red line and got in trouble for the first time. By year one, I started bragging about being older than all the preps and grade ones, until one day, Madeline Vorrias approached me and ben grey and asked us if we were preps last year, we nodded. Then she started bragging about being in grade two, and I had learnt my lesson.

Whatever we decide, most of us will agree that Moonee Ponds Primary School was a great place to foster our minds and bodies in this critical learning phase. I am a totally different person than I was seven years ago. I hope I am also a better one. I learnt so much- my interests, myself and so on. I feel like if I go back in time, my younger self won’t recognise me! I hope this passion for learning carries on when I have to search out into myself instead of biking into class and taking notes.

In grade two, I had one of the greatest learning years, being the spelling bee in the class! The biggest event was the grade two sleep-over. That’s when we first got to sleep at the SPC; boys were on one side, and a whole row of girls on the other side. There were only about 10 boys in grade two then, so we took a little corner. We had casual clothes on that day, so that was awesome. I slept next to Tait, and we practically talked all night.

Grade three was one of my best years at M.P.P.S. I missed camp that year, as we were off to London, so I had something better than camp. But I did hear that camp was great that year. We did quite a few special things in Zoya’s class that none of the other classes did, like having a fish and chips picnic at the end of the year. The most interesting part was that I never got full marks on my maths tests until the very last test, when I got 50 out of 50. Now that’s a huge improvement!

The biggest thing I have learnt again and again, I am probably speaking for a lot of us here, is that we only get one trip around this rock. We might as well enjoy it. If you find a balance between work, school or otherwise and have fun. “All Work and no Play makes jack a dull boy.” It’s not just the quote from a movie, it’s the truth. A well rounded person is someone who knows a little bit about every topic his or her friends discuss. And an interesting person can take that information and make a conversation about it. Even if his or her knowledge is lacking.

Grade four was very interesting, as I was in ant’s class. I loved the way he taught us things beyond our learning standards. It really helped on the following year in lee’s class. The most interesting part about grade four was camp. We had three days to explore sovereign hill. We focused on learning more about Australian History. In class, we also got to pour water on our heads on very hot days when everyone had a water bottle. That was pretty awesome. But that’s not it, I also got my pen licence that year.

In grade five, I obviously loved being in lee’s class as I really like being around software (that’s why I want to be a software engineer). That year was also one of my best years at M.P.P.S. with a load of friends in my class. It was also one of my huge learning years, as I improved A LOT on my handwriting, making speeches including impromptu speeches and much more. By the end of that year, I was a completely different person than I was at the start.

Others may get the right to work, or even take a year or more off to decide what they want to do. Leaving primary school is such a brutal decision, that I don’t know what the world has in store for us. Just thinking about all those exams and decisions between high schools give me the headaches! But I do know how do deal with those life events, though: By using the skills and information I have picked up here. It all comes down to help, and I have got plenty of people to thank for that. Parents, of course, teachers, friends. I guess the biggest thing I have learnt in primary school is to help others when needed.

Finally, in grade six, my last year in primary school, I am in Jude’s class. I learnt quite a few new statements and words. I think the biggest event of this year was Camp, which I sadly missed due to the confusion of a trip to Bangladesh. Jude tells us heaps of stories in class time…so I guess I’m lucky to be in Jude’s class!

To everyone who changed our lives, we all say thank you. To Parents who stood by us no matter what. To teachers who tried to give us a passion for learning. To administrators who tried to make our primary school experiences as amazing as possible. To friends who were always by our side and all the people we depend on. Without each other, there would be no purpose of being here, no way to advance. Life, like society, is exactly how we make of it. So I thank everyone for being with us in every step.

Sincerely, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you all.

Takee

 

Last Day Of 2014

December31

Hello everyone, this is the LAST POST of the year and I wish you all  a Happy New Year! Be sure to read my post about the fireworks Visit next year (Tomorrow)!

This year, 2014 has been the best year I have experienced so far due to friends and family. Without them, this year wouldn’t have been as good. I’ve enjoyed all the fun things about this year all the way from school activities near the start of the year to the Christmas Holidays(Even though the Christmas Holidays aren’t over yet). But  that doesn’t mean I didn’t like the boring things:) And after all that, here we are today, on the last day of 2014. I will miss the year but at the same, I’m looking forward to next year.

As you might already know, I am going to Docklands tonight at around midnight to see the fireworks. It was really fun last year and it’s a great way to experience the first minute of the year. The best part about it is that you get walk on the roads! I’ll write a post about it tomorrow where you’ll  get some more detail. So see you there if your going!

I’ve enjoyed all the ups and downs this year, especially in Tournaments Of Minds in which we had a lot of arguments. But at least we were able to perform on stage with the right materials. I hope next year is a bit better. But the most interesting things about this year is the excursions, Incursions and Camps we did at school such as  GTAC, the school Concert, Canberra Camp, Met Challenge and many more that will take ages to name. We had so much fun with all these(even though I didn’t go to Canberra Camp). Next year I’m looking forward to being Captain with most of these events!

Another great experience was this years school Homework! As you might already know, we had the 100 WC, BTN, Spelling City, Maths Mate and putting them in Audacity. But that’s all school stuff, lets get back to the whole year! I’ve been to heaps of places, festivals, exhibitions, movies and much more, making this year the funnest and most explored.

We were very busy near the end of the year because of Christmas and New Years Eve, Of course and Moving houses. We moved into a pretty big 2 bedroom house with pretty large back and front yards. It was a big hit for me because we lived in our previous house for 7 years and that’s where I grew up! So I was a bit sad to move but I got over it in a month or two.

So that’s pretty much all I have to say about this year! Feel Free to leave a comment!

Thanks, By Takee, Bye!

Summary of Being in 5/6B in 2014

December28

Hello everyone, I would just like to write a short summary of being in 5/6B in 2014. I hope you enjoy reading and feel free to leave a comment!

This year was one of the best years I have ever experienced in primary school because I have never had a teacher like this years before. We’ve had so much fun in class while learning at the same time! We made funny jokes and riddles once in a while which was the best part. So leaving this class next year will be sad, but everything has to move on.

We’ve gone through many events this year including Gala Sports, Winter Sports, Cross Country, Sepep, Athletics and many more that I can’t name. Most of which have been successfully run last year. But next year will be different because me and 15 others will have to run events like these. So I’m looking forward to that, even though I’m a bit nervous. But being nervous won’t help. We’re the grade 6 school leaders next year and we have to successfully accomplish our jobs without fear. NO JOKE.

Sadly, there are a few teachers leaving next year along with this years grade 6′s. :( So I’m wishing them best of luck for their year ahead. I’m still sad that I didn’t make great friends with this years grade 6s because I might never see them again… :( But I have a Whole year ahead of me to make new friends.  The last few days of this school year was very tiring due to teachers shifting classrooms which were filled with junk. So thats when we came to the rescue!

We have been using a personal device throughout the whole year called a ‘NETBOOK’. This is like a mini-computer that most students use in Melbourne(Australia) and is very popular. But not any more because we’re introducing ourselves to an ‘IPAD COMPUTER’. Us grade 6s won’t get them but next years grade 5′s will. So we have to be stuck with our old NETBOOKS while they get the good stuff. :(

I’ve enjoyed MVIMP this year, an instrumental music program we do with three other schools in which I played the Violin and I wish to continue next year. So that’s just one thing I’m looking forward to! 🙂

So that’s pretty much all I have to say about this year but I will be back with more. (There were a lot of sad faces today) I Hope you enjoyed reading and again, feel free to leave a comment!

Thanks, By Takee, Bye!

Term 2 Reflection

June24

Term 2 unit reflection  :

In term 2, we studied heaps on science a science unit called chemical change. we had people from GTAC come to our school and teach us about science. The names of the people, as you know from  my previous posts, were Jacinta, Maria and Chris. we went to there place once and they came to our school about 5 times. We sometimes had to work in table groups in a minimum of 6 people. we did heaps of experimenting and heaps of other cool stuff that we did last year at 2013. I already knew most of the things, but not everything. here are some things I learnt during the science unit and my overall thoughts and feelings.

                  Three facts I found interesting and surprising

  • That a hydrogen particle does not join up with another hydrogen particle and a oxygen particle easily joins up with a hydrogen particle and an oxygen particle does not join up with another oxygen particle.
  •  that when some chemicals are mixed with some other chemicals   or things they give a big reaction and after about a few minutes or seconds, they stop reacting
  • That the water cycle consists precipitation, connection and condensation, all done great fully.

Two understandings I now have

  •    That when an iron , along with water and oxygen touches the surface of a metal that has iron in it, it turns into rust because rust is an iron oxide.
  • That humans and the other species who live in the earth are lucky to have heaps of water in earth because without water, there would not have been heaps of moisture in the earth and without moisture, it would have been hard for some beings to live.

One wandering I still have is   

That why do all liquids take the shape of the container or bowl they are in all though I think I know why liquids take the shape of the container or bowl. it is because they are not a solid and they take the shape of all the containers or bowls they are in and that is how to find out what is a liquid.   

 What were the most important things I learnt?

The most important things that I learnt would probably be, that when water from lakes, Oceans, creeks, sea’s etc. etc. sort of join up together, it is called precipitation. Something that I also learnt that was important was that hydrogen particles don’t join up with other hydrogen particles but they do join up with oxygen particles and some other particles. Oxygen particles are the same because they don’t join with other oxygen particles but join with hydrogen and some other particles. It is like this for some other particles.

                                      How did I learn it?

I learnt it from Chris, as I have mentioned earlier was a scientist who comes from GTAC and was here to teach us about science told me what precipitation means. I also learnt it from a book I read and it explained all about precipitation just like Chris did. Chris and the book explained the meaning  of precipitation the same way along with all of the other facts about the water cycle.

What am I going to do with what I learnt?

I am going to remember all of the things I learnt to use for later when I need them and I will always try to learn as much as I can so I can do better and better.

That’s the thoughts, feelings and the things I learnt!

bye bye. 🙂 🙂

GTAC Reflection: Chemical Change

June18

Today we worked on chemical change with Chris and Jacinta and our goal was to identify the irreversible. we drew our understanding and effort box and scored ourselves out of 4 how much we know about chemical change and I scored 4 because I knew all about it. First we got a sheet of paper which had 3 columns. on the first column was reversible change. on the second column it had irreversible change and on the third and last column it had not sure. Jacinta handed out the sheets to everyone Chris wrote some materials in the white board. then we were asked to write down each of these things in the right columns in our books. so we had to work out what thing can go through reversible change and what can go through irreversible change and if we are not sure then we put the name of the thing in the not sure column. I got then all correct. Then we had to stick the sheet into our Science Journal.

After that we did an activity were we had to draw a P.O.E box. P.O.E stands for Predict, Observe and Explain with the initials P.O.E. First w did an experiment about elephants toothpaste. I Predicted that the elephants toothpaste will erupt and go bubbly once it goes into the Flask which had some Potassium Iodine in it. My Prediction was correct after the experiment was over. it did erupt and go out of the Flask. Then someone from our class was asked to light the match and put it into the erupting elephants toothpaste ans guess what, the flames made the elephants toothpaste go brighter and move  it chemically reacted. it did not even touch the flames. it just kept going away from the flames. Then once it was over we had to write the Explanation. My explanation was that it’s colour changed, the volume was different, gas was coming out of the elephants toothpaste and the shape changed.

The next activity we did we still needed the P.O.E box so we drew a line to show that the previous activity was over and a new activity was starting. This activity was with Glow Sticks. We had to predict what would happen when we crack it. I predicted that the glow stick will grow brighter and give light and after a while it will run out of light. Then we had to talk to a partner about what is inside the glow sticks and how it will react when we crack it. We said that there are some chemicals inside it and when those chemicals are cracked, they give light for only a limited amount of time. Then Chris and Jacinta explained what is inside the glow sticks and and some other things. Then we finally got to crack the glow sticks. After we cracked it we had to write down our observations in the O box in the P.O.E box. My prediction was correct again. I observed that the materials inside the glow sticks cracked and was glowing brightly. There were bubbles inside the glow sticks.Then in the Explanation I wrote that the light is glowing because the chemicals inside it are reacting and that;s how the light is glowing inside the glow sticks.

Our next activity was about Layer of Plaster and Water and we still needed the P.O.E box so again we drew a line to show that the previous activity is finished and we are starting a new one. In the Predictions column in the P.O.E box we had to write down what will happen when we mic the Plaster with Water I predicted that it will mix with the water, steam will come out of it and it will smell like the art room. Then we had to share our predictions with a partner and then Chris and Jacinta talked about the Plaster and the Water mixing. Then the experiment began and lucky me, my predictions were correct again! Then we had to write down our Observations and I wrote down that is smelt like we were in the art room doing art and steam was coming of it. The colour changed and it sort of looked like hot chocolate. before it wasn’t watery but then it was watery and soon it dissolved. Then we had to write down our explanations in our books. The water made the the plaster all watery because the water makes the other materials watery and that makes them dissolve.

Our next activity was called vinegar and Bicarb Soda. For this activity we needed the P.O.E box so we drew a line again so we know that the previous activity is finished and we are starting a new activity. We then wrote down our predictions of what will happen when the bicarb and Vinegar mix and just telling you, my Prediction was correct. I wrote down that when the bicarb and soda mix in the bag, it will try to escape from the bag and it will go bubbly so it will have a chemical reaction. After a while it will settle down and dry up.

In our books, we have to always go to a double page and on the right hand side is the TEACHER side and on the left hand side is the STUDENT side. Another name for the Teacher side is the NEW INFORMATION side because we put all the new information there and we do the APPLICATION on the student side. After that, when we had finished all our work on our side of the book, was the time to write in the new information side.

We had to draw up a table that looked like this:

GTAC lesson table

On the first column was Reversible change and on the second column was irreversible change. On the columns we had to write what they mean and the first dot point was not our definition, it was Chris and Jacinta’s. For the first dot point in reversible change,  we had to write: “A change that can be undone.” so we had to think about if reversible change can be undone, can irreversible change be undone?. So we had to write what we think in our irreversible change column. Everyone got them correct(Because everyone knows what reversible and irreversible change means) So of course, the answer is “a change that CANNOT be undone.”  So on the next dot point for reversible change, we had to write” You can get the original substances back.” So then we had ton write if in irreversible change, can you get the original substances back. and everyone got them correct because it is super easy. The answer is “You CAN’T get the original substances back.  Then on the last dot point, we had to write It is often called a PHYSICAL change or a TEMPORARY change. So we had to write down what irreversible change is often called and for this one most people, unlike me, got it wrong. The thing that should go in the irreversible change column is “It is often called a CHEMICAL change or a PERMANENT change. Then we talked about these physical and chemical changes and after a while, we finished our lesson. We said our goodbyes to them because this was their second last visit. So now we have to wait for the next and last GTAC lesson in our science lab so see you next time!

By Takee Alif!

BYE 🙂 🙂

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