100 word challenge: …Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress…


A messed up story, by Hamish Talko

“TROLLS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! TROLLS! HELP!” We all screamed as we ran away. We had been trying to steal the golden goose for her solid gold eggs… Oh wait, that’s another story. What we were actually doing was running away from a bunch of fierce trolls we found in the woods, at their bridge. The trolls were big and ugly and disgusting, but luckily they weren’t that fast. Ok, now I will switch to storyteller mode. Although they ran quickly, they were still not making enough progress… Oh, those poor little kids.

Holiday reading reflection


Over the holidays I read Simpsons comics: Madness. There were a bunch of short stories in it, so I’ll just pick one: The rise and fall of Bart Simpson. It was set in the future when the Simpsons were all grown up. Bart was in a bed, sick. He needed a new digestive tract to live, but they were really expensive. Then the doctor came in with a new digestive tract and a letter and told the that someone had sent Bart this. The letter said: To a person I owe a debt. From a friend. Lisa went on a mission to find out who the mysterious benefactor was. She asked a bunch of people and came to the conclusion that while she was at saxophone camp, Bart had met a gangster, and Bart hid the gangster from the cops. To show thanks, the gangster gave Bart a silver case, which inside were fish logs. Bart sold them at school and became rich, but then people stopped buying them and Bart was down to his last dollar. While he was selling the fish logs, he did a lot of nice things to a lot of people, who all promised they would repay him one day. When Lisa got back to the hospital, she still didn’t know who gave Bart the digestive tract, but then the doctor said someone was there to see them. They opened the door and it was Uter, a famous actor, one of the people Bart was nice to. He told them he was the mysterious benefactor. Then Bart woke up, since the operation was a success. Lisa asked him about the fish logs, and Bart said to not say those words; the reason why he was there was because he ate too much of them!

I thought this was a very funny and clever story.

Goals check-in


name:   Hamish Talko                                             .

Goals for semester 1


What I want to learn:


I want to learn how natural disasters are made and more about the government by the end of the semester.

I also want to read different and harder books.

Finally, I want to finish a book, type it up and sent it to a publisher.


List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:


  • Borrowing different books from the library
  • Not giving up on a book
  • Paying full attention in class
  • Doing research in my own time
  • Asking questions


How I learn and behave:


I want to not get distracted as much and concentrate more on my work.

I also want to make learning fun for myself and others.


List examples of things I could do that would show I am trying to meet my goal:


  • Focus as much as I can
  • Make a joke every once in a while
  • Have a good sense of humour while learning at the same time


I haven’t learnt anything about natural disasters yet but I have learnt a lot about the government. I am reading books that are right for me but I don’t think I’ve read anything different. I haven’t sent a book to a publisher yet. I haven’t gotten distracted as much but I still have gotten distracted quite a bit, so I hope I can concentrate more this year. Finally, I have made learning fun for myself and others by making jokes every now and then.

100 word challenge: … but how did he get up there?…


Yesterday I saw a superhero. Well, at least I think he was a superhero. He could fly! I was sure that one moment he was on he ground and the other he was on the roof! Anyway, I was walking down the street to the milk bar near my house when I saw a sheet of paper fly out of a stranger’s pocket. I grabbed it and ran after him. I gave it to him. “Thanks” He said. I said goodbye and walked off. But when I turned back around though, HE WAS UP ON THE ROOF OF A HOUSE! But how did he get up there?




BTN- Passing a bill




This video was about how a bill becomes a law. A bill is a suggested law. A bill needs to go through the house of representatives to be law. It also needs to go through the senate. Finally, it has to go through the governor- general, the Queen’s representative. Can the Governor- General say no to a law? How long does the whole process take? It is a very long process for a bill to become a law.



100 word challenge- Giant tea party


Goal: To get exactly 100 words (not including this).


There once were two very nice giants having a tea party together. They had giant teacups and teapots and they scooped up chunks of grass with the teacups and gulped it down in their giant mouths. Then came along mean bully Jack the giant slayer. He had a freeze gun. He froze the innocent giants with his freeze gun and then disintegrated them with his disintegrating gun, leaving only a teacup. Afterwards he told everyone that the giants had attacked him and that he had beaten them up. Now, you can still see the giant teacup, where the giants died.

BTN- Levels of government




This video was about the three levels of government and what powers they have. There are three types of government; Federal, state/territory and local. Federal takes care of defense, trade, immigration, stuff with other countries, money, taxes, communications and the environment. State takes care of health, education, mining, agriculture, police, courts, roads, trains, law and order and public transport. Finally, local takes care of local roads, garbage, pets, local buildings and permits. Are state and federal both in parliament house? What does the house of representatives do? Federal has more power than state, but state has more power than local.