Yesterday Mũi Mũi came and talked to us about her migration story. She came to Australia from Vietnam to escape the Communists. Mũi Mũi and her family got ripped off so many times ( paid boat people, they didn’t come) it was hard to believe. She eventually got on a boat and escaped Vietnam for good. She got chased by 3 pirate ships and they escaped. When they were about to drown, a German cargo ship saved them. They went to Indonesia and got put in a detention camp, and had 4 meters of space for their family. The papers to migrate to Australia got lost over the seas. They had another interview to migrate to Australia and they got accepted. The first thing Mũi Mũi ate in Australia was McDonald’s Filet o Fish. Then she settled into life in Australia! I wonder how she survived on just dried rice and beef? If you had to migrate, where would you migrate to and why?
Today we found out our Literacy Circles book. My book is by Anthony Horowitz and it’s called Alex Rider Eagle Strike! Literacy Circles is when you read a certain part of the book and then you discuss the book using a certain job that your are assigned to. The jobs are Discussion Director, Creative Connector, Super Summariser, Word Wizard, Question Master and Illustrator. You have to complete the job by the date given or you will have to do it at lunchtime. If you could choose a book for Literacy Circles what would it be and why?
Today in Literacy Matrix watched and respond and it was called the switch. It’s about Ronaldo bumping into this kid called lee and they switch minds and become one another. Ronaldo becomes as skillful as Lee was (not very good) and Lee became as skillful as Ronaldo is because they are two different people in two different bodies. Lee eventually plays for England and Ronaldo still plays for Portugal and they smash into each other and regain there own body! After watching the video we had to answer a whole lot of questions, like write a summary of the video and what was the key messages and so on. I wondered if Ronaldo agreed to do the video or he had to do because his manager told him to. Is the Portugal team that is in the video, actually the team in real life? Did the person who plays Lee, have to learn Portuguese because he talks in Portuguese at the start, when Ronaldo realize he turns into a kid? If you could play for any country in the world for the world cup, what country would you want to play for and why?
Today we had to make goals to improve on in term 3. My first one is to make my buddy talk. I am determent to make her talk, because for the first two terms I have put up with her just nodding and saying nothing but I have had ENOUGH! A way to help her talk to me is to be friendly to her and help her out as much as I can. My next goal is to not copy people, for an example if I am stuck in maths I will look over to the person next to me and copy down their answer. A way I can help myself is to not to sit near people and that means I can not copy them. My last goal is to work on my spelling because it has gone from bad to worse. A donkey is better at spelling than me and they have a brain the size of a peanut! A way I can help myself is to read because it will stick to your mind, so if you come across a word you have read in a book and forgot how to spell it, you remember you read it in that specific book. Do you think you need to set a goal to help you in your life?