On Thursday the 27th of September my mum, gran, papa, brother and I went to the Royal Melbourne Show! The Melbourne Show is held at the Melbourne Show Grounds. Here is a link to find out a bit more about The Royal Melbourne Show: http://www.royalshow.com.au/
I was amazed by how many things there were to see, it was much bigger than the Geelong Show. Some of the rides I saw were so crazy. I only went on one crazy ride with my mum, brother and papa. It was a big roller-coaster that went slow and then fast when you went down. I couldn’t breathe when it was going fast. The ride was called the Taipan Roller Coaster.
Some of the things that you could do or see were:
-Go on rides
-Look at animals
-Get show bags
-Watch shows or performances in the Arena
-Get your face painted
The rides that I went on were:
-The Bubble Ride, you go around in a bubble floating on water. It is really hard to get up once you fall down.
-The Bouncy Slide, it was like a jumping castle but it was just a big slide. I went down so fast that I burnt myself, not the fire burn.
-The Pirates Adventure, there were heaps of different obstacles inside. There were poles to swing around, a big bouncy slide to go down, a bridge that moved side to side and heaps of high ladders.
-The Taipan Roller Coaster, the Taipan roller coaster was one of my favourite rides. It went so fast at some points. It went round and round in circles and then it slowed down and then it went fast again.
Here is a PhotoPeach:
Have you been to the Melbourne Show before? What did you enjoy about it??
Have you been somewhere like the Melbourne Show before?
On my blog I have already reached 1,000 and 2,000 visitors. Today (25th August) I went to look at my Clustr Map and it said I had 3,008 visits! In the last 24 hours I have had 17 visitors which I usually get.
I have had a Clustr Map since 18 Mar 2011 to 14 Sep 2012.
Sorry, this picture didn’t really work out so you might have to zoom in, here is what a Clustr Map looks like:
I think Clustr Maps are great, they have a lot of information on them. They have the total visitors, the visitors in the last 24 hours, a flag counter, it has dots on the Clustr Map (red dots=old visits, yellow dots=recent visits).
Sorry, this picture didn’t really work out either so you might have to zoom in, by the way this is the flag counter I was talking about:
My next goal for my blog will be to get to 4,000 visitors. That will be exciting if I did. If you would like to get a Clustr Map here is the website: http://www.clustrmaps.com/
Do you think reaching 3,000 visits is a great achievement?
How many visits have you had on your blog?
Do you think Clustr Maps are great to have on blogs? Why or why not?
On my most recent post before this one (click here to look at it) I was wondering what my next post would be about. All of my blog viewers have helped me which I thank them for. You could choose from:
About my life
A review about a movie
The results are in. With 3 votes was ‘A review about a movie’, with 5 votes was ‘Music’, with 5 votes again was ‘About my life’ and with a massive 9 votes was about ‘School’. So the topic that I will be writing about is school.
Most schools in Australia have finished term 3. I think it is good to have a break from school but I am still going to miss it.
Maths, some of the topics that I enjoyed were Equivalent Fractions, Short Division, Factors,Fact Families, Percentages, Decimals. Click here to learn about what my class has been up to in maths.
Books, I have enjoyed listening to Mrs Morris read the One and Only Ivan to 4KM and 4KJ (my class). Miss Jordan has just started reading us Super Fudge. These books are two book recommendations for you.
Punctuation, I have learnt there are different rules with apostrophes. For example: Don’t, don’t is a contraction because it is short for do not.
I am running out of post ideas and I thought all of my blog viewers could help me. I am going to put a blog poll up on my blog and then everyone votes for their choices. For those who don’t know what a blog poll is, it is an icon that you look at then click on the option that you like. Then you press a button that says Vote or something like that.
These are the options:
I could write about what my term topic is at school. I could also write about my maths, reading and writing focuses. I might write some exciting excursions that are coming up.
About my Life
I might write about the things that have been happening with me and my family. I will also write about our holiday that we are going on in November.
A Review About a Movie
I could write about a movie that I like and put in why I like it,when it was made and the actors who were in it.
I could write what type of music I like and what my favourite song is. I could also write who my favourite singers and bands are right now.
I like watching movies. My favourite types of movies are comedy,adventurous and movies that are set in space. I keep on changing my favourite movies. Here are some of them:
Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia is about a boy who hardly has any friends until a new girl called Leslie comes to his school. She was also is his next door neighbour. They go on heaps of adventures in the forests and become really good friends.
Zathura is a space adventure movie where two brothers find a game called Zathura. It takes them on crazy adventures and when they start playing the game they end up in space. Heaps of things happen including zorgons (aliens) come in a space ship, an astronaut comes who is actually one of the brothers grown up, meteor showers come and loads more.
Aliens in the Attic
Aliens in the Attic is about a few families going on a holiday to a house. The house is double story and has an attic. A couple of aliens in a space ship come to the house and a boy sees them. So then the kids in the family were trying to get rid of the aliens by doing all sorts of stuff. They didn’t want to let the parents know though.
Fantastic 4 is an action filled movie with four people who have special super powers. They try and save the world and their city as more and more villains come.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules is about a family of five who are quite crazy. Especially the brothers. They are always fighting and everything gets blamed on a brother called Greg. So the mum of the family, Susan is trying to get her children to get along. This movie is very funny.
At the cinemas I would really like to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days. I have read the book and it was funny so I hope the movie is the same.
What are your favourite movies? What are they about?
Have you watched any of the movies I listed?
Do you want to see any of the movies that are in the cinemas right now?
I have been playing netball for a Leopold under 11’s side. After all of my teams netball games, it has come to an end. There were no finals or grand finals. In netball I usually play GK (Goal Keeper). The GK has to try to stop the other team from getting goals.
On Friday the 24th of August my whole netball team went out for tea to the Sporties for our break up. My team mates are Claire, Lainey, Millie, Lily, Hannah, Kamarah, Rhiannon and Chloe. There are 9 of us.
It was a fun night at the Sporties.
Here is a PhotoPeach:
The photos weren’t taken at the Sporties they were taken at Skilled Stadium where we played netball. It was a round robin and we played heaps of teams. At the end Maddie Browne from the Melbourne Vixens came and signed autographs. It was amazing to get a autograph from her. Click here to find out about Madison Brown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Browne
Do you play netball?
Do you play any sports? What are they?
Have you ever got an autograph from someone special?
There are so many places I would like to visit in the world. I have been on heaps of family holidays. Some of the places we have been to are Fiji, Noosa, Moama, Halls Gap, Sovereign Hill, Merimbula and Mooloolaba.
I would like to visit a lot of places. It is fun exploring other places and finding out facts. Here are the names of the countries I would like to go to:
U.S.A! In the U.S.A I would like to go to Disneyland and meet some of my blogging buddies
Indonesia! If I ever get to to go to Indonesia I would like to try out the different things you can do there and also get my hair braided.
New Zealand! My gran and papa have been to New Zealand before and they said it is lovely there so I would love to go and find about there history and things like that.
England! I would like to go to England to see what it’s like there.
This year I am going to Phuket, Thailand and I am looking forward to seeing what it’s like and also getting my hair braided.
Today, the 11th of August, I did my ballet exam with the students in my ballet class. There are four of us. There were 26 dances we had to memorise and perform in front of our examiner and pianist.
When I arrived I had butterflies in my stomach but I knew I was going to do well even if I made a couple of mistakes. I was nervous and excited. I have done exams before so I knew what it felt like.
We had our hair done in a bun. It wasn’t just a bun, it was very special.
In the exam we did the barre exercises first, then the centre exercises and last we did our dances and Reverance. Our Reverance is where we do a dance/exercise where we thank the examiner and the pianist.
Me in one of my ballet positions
My favourite dance was the character dance because there were so many different steps in it. It was a good challenge. Press on the link to find the character dance on youtube: Character dance
My favourite exercise would probably be Battements Tendus because when you point your toe it has to be really sharp and fast if you want to be in time with the music. If you don’t know how to pronounce Battements Tendus you say it like this: bat-mon ton-due.
Me standing in one of my positions again
I think the hardest exercise would probably be Pas De Chat. You have to jump really high and make your legs and arms go in a certain position. You pronounce Pas De Chat like this: Pa-De-Sha.
I also thought Hop Steps were hard because when you try it out you think it’s a hop but you are not allowed to take the foot you are standing on off the ground.
My best friend Millie was doing the exam with me. We have done ballet together for ages.
On Monday the 30th of July, 4KM and 4KJ hopped on the bus to go to the Maldon Blue Light Youth Camp! I had to pack two bags because there were so many things I needed to bring. Maldon is in Victoria.
When we arrived at camp we put our bags down and went to find out about the Maldon Camp. We also got to find out what cabins we were in. When I found out mine I was in Cabin 8. There were two girl cabins and two boy cabins. The teachers and parents who came along slept in different rooms.
At the Maldon Camp we went on heaps of walks and bike rides. We went on a night walk. It was very dark. On the bike rides we went to the BMX track and rode to the dredge. At the dredge there were trees, sticks and a lake. We did hut building there. We split up into groups and made a hut. My group made a tee pee hut which is a hut shaped like a triangle. After we finished I think we did a great job. We made a pretend camp fire.
We walked up a big mountain called Mount Tarrangower. It was very steep to go up. I think it was one of the longest walks I have done. It was a wonderful feeling when I was at the top. There was a big tower you could climb up. When you got to the top of the tower you could see many things.
The meals there were delicious. For breakfast we had pancakes and bacon and eggs. For lunch we had pasties and sausages. For dinner we had spaghetti bolognaise and chicken strips and vegetables.
On the last night at camp we had a disco and then a movie. Mrs Morris was a really good DJ, she played heaps of good songs. The movie we watched was ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. It was a very good movie. I would rate it 5/5.
We also got to have free time. We could play mini golf, do obstacle courses, read or talk in our cabins, play table tennis, play soccer or play basketball.
The people who worked at the camp were nice and their names were Ric, Denise and Michael.
Here is a PhotoPeach with some photos of the Camp: