Bricks Gorilla Yellow Running Pretty
It was the night of graduation, and like all the other petty school girls I had gotten a dress. It was yellow with a mint green floral print. I remember running into the graduation hall with a huge grin on my face. Greeting me was Ella halls the annoying rich kid, ‘ Where did you get your dress, target, anyway I don’t speak to gorilas, bye love’
My heart sank, the feeling of pretty suddenly gone, I ran into the bathroom stalls staring at the dark blue brick hoping no one would come and find me.
This text was about the solar system:
- There are 4 gas giants and 4 terrestrial planets
- Mars has a mountain 26km high
- Venus temperature never drops below 476 degrees due to its out of control greenhouse affect
- Jupiter is the largest planet with 67 moons and a storm 3 times the size of earth
- Saturn is the second largest and is the least dense of them all
- Uranas is the third largest and but is by far the coldest
- Due to Neptune being so far from the sun a year on that planet is 164 earth years
- The sun is made up of hydrogen and helium
- There are two belts of asteroids in our solar system
How do find out specific statistics on other planets if we’ve never gone there and (other than mars) have no rovers there?
Why is earth and other terrestrial planets so much smaller than gas giants?
I now know many facts about the solar system and understand that its a complicated place and that earth is just like a spect of dust in our Milky Way, ect.
This video was about a rover called curiosity. It was one of the fist rovers landers on mars. It was equiped with drills to take samples from mars’ surface and even a high powered laser. It took 8 months or 200 day to get curiosity to mars, and curiosity had to withstand 16000 degrees during the journey and that wasn’t event the hardes part. The seven minutes of terror was- you had 7 minutes slow down curiosity 20 000 degrees to 0 and safely land the rover on mars in one piece. Australia also had their part to play- satellite disks in Canberra were used to replay files from curiosity as well.
Who designed curiosity primarily?
How many people did it take to complete this mission?
I leanrnt from watching this video is that there are so many things that have to take place before humans can inhabit mars and get rovers there is just a small but important part.
I looked at the lavishly decorated shop, with elegant silk curtains and stocked with antique toys, barbies and plush stuffed animals, …it reminded me of a time when having ornate figurines and toys was the norm. Now these are deemed As useless fragments of sentiment. It reminded me of a time when having money to afford these things was the majority. I scanned the hazelnut brown shelves fantizing about one day posseing one. The loud buzz of the floaters hovering along the road snapping me back into my simple little reality.
So far in semester two, I think I’ve achieved most of the goals I set semester for semester two. We covered most of the subject (division, questioning, ect) I had in my goals. In reading, we worked on questioning and the system of thinking of deep questions which have helped me formulate questions with structure and method like stated in my goal we did things as a class like reading a chapter of the class book and writing deep questions on the board.
For Math, I clearly achieved my goal of learning division strategies as that was our main focus in math I learnt two different methods of long division which were both accurate and efficient. I solved many problems and am even able to accurately calculate division involving decimals. As a class, we did a lot of division work in out hotmaths book.
In writing, I think I achieved writing understandable speeches ( for all knowledge levels) as in debates we had to write prepared speeches which I got positive critique on and am also much more comfortable on writing speeches which helped me with my goal.
For my final goal, to take my time with my work, I think was achieved as I’ve felt less rushed in tasks like homework. I also did my high school testing which I felt much less rushed in as a result of my goal.
This term I want to achieve :
- For Maths, converting percentages, fractions, and decimals and to learn an accurate strategy to do so
- For reading, to have deeper more meaningful reflections than previous terms
- In writing, I want to get better at revising my stories and noticing little things I need to change before taking it to teachers
- For personal goals, I would like to become more efficient and less chatty around friends during class time.
Goal- to mirror my beginning and ending
The grip, as they call it was a particularly brutal punishment , it would beat your skin raw leaving bruises and scars. The rope stained with crimson blood constantly moving and vibrating. Tears glazed the victims eyes . You stood motionless as though you where a brass statue, perfectly still with the rope rubbing and moving, your tears staying pearched perfectly underneath your eye. The guards watching with a smirk, the public chanting as the guards push them back onto the narrow pavement. You throat dry from you constantly trying to scream. The grip as they call it was a particularly brutal punishment.
Goal- to use description well
As I rode the crowded school bus home, I cought sight of my mum at the door in a baggy pair of lightly washed overalls, a garment she’d never wore due to their light tone and not suiting her formal aesthetic . I leaped out’ve the school bus and down the pavement. She was holding two small paint tins, one a periwinkle blue another a lime green. She was mid sentence, speaking to my dad,
‘But what colour should it be?’ She picked up a plastic bag and unwrapped a paint brush, I tossed my bag to the side, and picked up the brush, it’s bristles fresh.
Goal- to experiment with new tone
I can’t believe he’d do that, we’d been together for 3 weeks and out’ve nowhere he decides that I’m not the one, says that I’m too much of a petty princess, how dare he. I slip on my fluffy pink slides and stroll down the stairs, my mascara smudged from the constant rubbing of my eyes, from the river of tears I created. I head into the kitchen and try to cook myself some 2 minute noodles, too nervous to attempt to make anything else. I stuff the bland rubbery strands into my mouth getting smudges of crimson lipstick on them.
I was young and dumb and didn’t realise the consequences that they had put in place due to the new world order. The new world order ensured that only ther rich, smart of powerful could have any freedom. But of course I simply couldn’t comprehend with their simple rules. We where extremely weathy before the order which meant we had a very high position . We had a powerful status but along with it was going along with their horrible plans. I had to act out and put my whole family in jeopardy, why would I do that?
Goal- to use the prompt words interestingly
I slowly blinked my lime green eyes open. I felt cold stone on my back, not the silk sheets of my room. Slowly panicked trickled in, I should be in my room, I should of heard my infuriating alam clock by now. I felt an abnormal heat and leaped up. Looked around to see a and immense flame. Abruptly I notice a cloaked man giving me a glare that resembled ice.
‘YOU IGNORED ME, I WARNED YOU, I REMIDED YOU REGULARLY, BUT NO YOU CHOOSE TO FORGET THE PAIN AND HARM THAT THEY CAUSED, NOW YOU SHALL SUFFER!’ He roared.