100 Word Challenge – Toybox

“…And then the black robot froze without its head and will be stuck there until someone brings its head back. That’s what you saw in the museum today Max. But that’s just a myth. Today you have to write down what your favourite part of the excursion today.”
“Mrs Smith, Why is it called the black robot when it’s red?”
“Well Max… it’s called that because the robot had created a darkness called the ‘Toy Box’. The Toy Box is capable of choosing when people die.”
“No it can’t”
“Believe what you want but I’ve seen it with my own eyes”

B.T.N – Vikings

This article was about myths on Viking history. Vikings didn’t actually call themselves what we do now. Back then they were called Nordic people. The lived in Scandinavia – Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

I understand why movie producers wanted to put horns on the vikings to make it more scary.

When they were trading, how did they communicate with the overseas people? What language did the Vikings speak?





By April 18, 2018.  2 Comments on B.T.N – Vikings  BTN   

100 word challenge

As 6 year old Liam pushed his plate away from him at the dinner table, he stared up at the starry sky as always. While his parents were slouching on their chairs, he snuck into his small bedroom.

Before he switched his lamp off, he peeked out of his window and saw a rocket blasting off into the sky. “Wait…” Liam paused. “How did they get they get up there?” Liam asked himself. He looked out the window until it was 10:00, when his parents woke up.

Liam heard a creek on the wooden floor. He bounced back into bed and pretended to be fully asleep. Liam, still squinting out the window, was thinking about what it would be like in space.

By March 25, 2018.  1 Comment on 100 word challenge  100wc   

B.T.N – Senate

This B.T.N article was about how the senate works through the government.

In 2013, the majority of people who voted for the parties is about 46% for Liberal, 44% for Labor, 8% for green and 2% for other less common parties. For bills or issues to pass, they have to vote for it in the “House of Representatives” (where the government has most of the power) and then it gets sent to the Senate to be approved. 

I understand how most people would vote for the bigger parties instead of who they think would represent their ideas.

If they had already voted about the situation in the House of Representatives, why do others have to approve it? Do parties just focus on what their parties represent or do they also focus on other issues?

Blue: Facts

Gold: Understanding

Orange: Questions

By March 18, 2018.  No Comments on B.T.N – Senate  BTN   

100 word challenge – interviewing a bamboo cutter and his wife

Mr.Filbert: “I was just cutting bamboo shoots for our dinner and I saw a big lump in the middle of the grove. I cut around it and… and…”

Me: “Yes Mr. Filbert?”

Mr.Filbert: “And it was a giant teacup!”

Me: “Um…”

Mr.Filbert: “What?”

Me: “Mrs. Filbert, did you witness this… teacup situation?”

Mrs.Filbert: “No. But he did tell me about it. I never believed him.”

Mr.Filbert: “Hey!!!”

Me: “Look, we can sit here and hear you two argue but I’d rather get on with it.”

Mr.Filbert: “Wait, is this live?”

Me: “yeah?”

Mr.Filbert: “Oh no! Everyone will know I’m lying… um… I mean… thank you for your time! Bye!”

100 word challenge

“Hidden amongst the trees and ferns, lies an ancient, rare treasure never to turn. In the darkness it must wait, or face the consequences, you are the spirit’s bait.”

Sophie read it aloud over and over again. She had found an unusual scroll hidden in a trapdoor behind her wallpaper. Soon she realised that there were directions on the back of the poem. It lead to a place that looked like an abandoned palace. She was eager to go so she walked until she got there.

Right infront of her was a perfectly shaped blue sapphire that belonged to a prince who lived long, long ago. She took it to her house but the prince’s dark spirit intended to destroy the sapphire or Sophie herself.

By February 27, 2018.  2 Comments on 100 word challenge  100wc   

B.T.N – What is democracy?

This B.T.N article was about how the Ancient Greeks invented democracy and how it developed over the years. The main people in Ancient Greece wanted to fight when they were thretened but lots of other people didn’t, so the Greeks came up with something called democracy, made up of 2 Greek words: demos meaning people, and kratos meaning rule, but back then, women, slaves or poor people couldn’t vote.

I understood how the democracy died out when monarchy came into fashion. I wonder why they didn’t let women or poor people vote? I also wonder when most countries stopped absolute monarchy.

Red: Facts

Blue: Questions

Green: Understanding

100 word challenge – Grow, Fall, Shrink

A farmer lived in the country in the middle of Australia. People far and near came to buy his weaved supplies he made from scratch. One day, he thought that he should do something else for a change. Decorations perhaps? He weaved many warrior shaped who knows what and placed them in his front yard.

The next morning, he woke up to find the stick warriors taller than a giraffe. He thought his mind was playing tricks on him so he went on his horse and carriage to trade his furs. When he got back, His house was smashed into pieces and the figues seemed to have shrunk! The farmer just stared in shock.

BTN – Magna Carta

This B.T.N. article was about the things King John did when he was King. King John took the citizen’s money and property when he was unhappy with them. Another fact was that it was fine that he was really bad because he didn’t have much power. 

I understood how the Magna Carta became laws for Britain and soon became laws for Australia when the English settlers came. I wonder how the citizens convinced King John to write the Magna Carta? I also wonder how King John’s brothers and Richard Lionheart died. 

Blue: Facts

Pink: Understandings

Aqua: Questions

By February 19, 2018.  No Comments on BTN – Magna Carta  BTN   

100 word challenge – down the drainpipe

I came home and tipped my new fish into the tank. My little sister leaped up onto my bed and grabbed my fish. Sh e took it to the toilet and flushed it down. I ran upstairs to feed my fish but it was gone. I asked my sister where it was and she said: “I didn’t mean to, I flushed it down the toilet”. I shreiked and ran outside. Our house is unusual because we have glass pipes. I saw my fish. It came don the drainpipe. There was nothing at all that I could do.