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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Terabithia Questions and Answers

Why is Jess wearing neither a shirt nor shoes?
He is not wearing a shirt not shoes, because once he had started running he would be as hot as popping grease, and he bottom of hid feet are now as though as his shoes.

Why has he gotten up early every morning in the summer?
He has gotten up early every morning in the summer so that he can practice running.

Who is Miss Bessie?
Miss Bessie is not a person, Miss Bessie is a cow that belongs to Jess’ family.

What new does May Belle share with Jess in the bean patch?
May Belle shares the news, that people were moving to the old Perkins place which is down on the next farm.

Why does Jess like May Belle?
Jess likes May Belle because she worships him, and does not despise him like his two big sisters do, or cries like what his little sister does if he looks at her cross-eyed.

What does Jess keep under the mattress?
Jess keeps his pad and pencils that he uses for drawing under the mattress.

What was Jess’ first reaction when he met Leslie Burke?
His first reaction when he met Leslie Burke was pausing in mid are like a stop action on T.V, just after she asked his a question.

How is Leslie different to other students?
Leslie is different because she doesn’t want to play with the other girls, but instead she wants to run with the boys. She also does not have a television like everyone else.

What did the boys organize outside once they had been dismissed after eating their lunch?
The boys organized a running race once they have been dismissed after eating lunch.

Why does Jess sit beside May Belle on the bus?
He sat beside May Belle on the bus to make sure that Leslie will not sit beside him.

Why wasn’t running fun anymore?
Running wasn’t fun anymore because Leslie would keep on joining in the races and would always win, which made most of the boys play a different game called King of the Mountain. So, only a few boys were left and it wasn’t fun to play with a tiny number of boys because of things such as, there were no needs to run heats, which took away a lot of suspense.

Why was Leslie unable to do the project on Jacques Cousteau?
Leslie was unable to do the project on Jacques Cousteau because to do it she has to watch T.V, and Leslie dos not have a T.V.

Have you ever had a secret place with your friends? Discribe it?
In Grade 3 I had a secret place that Amanda and me created. This place was placed in the lowest part of the playground. Although everyone knew about this place in the playground, nearly no one knew about our secret place. This is because our secret place in our imagination. The place that we imagined is supposed to be only for the both of us. This place was a place of magic. We imagined that we could do things by magic and that we have horses. The part of the playground we took was the part where there was mostly grass, so that our place looks as if it was like a meadow to give it a peaceful look.

Who was the ‘real’ giant in their lives?
The ‘real’ giant in their lives is Janice Avery.

What plane of action do they decide on to pay back Janice Avery?
They decide to make a fake love note that tells her to meet in a certain place to walk home with the person that is supposed to have written the love note, but didn’t really write the note and embarrass her in front of every body else because nobody showed up to walk her home. This is their plane of action to pay back Janice Avery.


A lighter is a compound machine. A compound machine is built out of more that one simple machine. In this case, a lighter is made up of a wheel and lever. The wheel of a lighter is what scratches a special stone to build up heat. It is in the group of a simple machines called a wheel or wheel and axle, because what it looks like and can do is considered what a wheel looks like and does. The lever is what releases the gas. It is placed lower and more to the edge that the wheel. It is considered a lever because the movement that it does is up and down, and that is what a lever does.

Have you seen a lighter? Maybe yes maybe no. Well, here is picture of a common lighter. This is the wheel I told you about. This is the lever. This is a straw that the gas comes out of. Now adays there are many types of lighters, here are some pictures. The first lighter was made in Germany, in the year 1823 by Johann Wolfgang Dobereiner.

Lighters are used for lighting things such as candles. They are grip-size so that they are easy to use.

To use a lighter you have to grip it. Grip it so that your thumb can be placed on the wheel without having to pass the hole that the tiny fire will come our or. Then role the wheel into the direction that faces you. When you role it you should press the lever under neat also. Do not let go your hand for as long as you want the fire to go on burning, let go when you want to stop the fire burning.

By knowing how it works, you should get a picture of why it is made like so. First of all, it is grip-size so that it is easy to use. The wheel and lever is close to each other so that when you role the wheel, you will automatically press the lever to release the gas. This is so the gas will fill the heat of the rock and wheel scratching against each other and make a fire. The straw is also important, because other wise the amount of gas released will be too much and make a bigger fire than necessary.

So I think, that you might think a lighter is a complicated machine, but after reading this you will find out that it is actually quite simple, and interesting to learn about.

Wikipedia (last modified in the year 2007) Lighter
Accessed on Sunday November 25 2007
Information also taken by studying a lighter.

Accessed on Sunday 25 November 2007
Accessed on Sunday 25 November 2007


Nails are a simple machine. They are considered to be a wedge. This is because a wedge splits things up. You might be thinking how could a nail split something? Well. The answer to this is that if a nail is nailed to something, for example wood, it will make a hole in the spot it is nailed to. So, when this happens, the wood that was in the place where the nail has been nailed is split up to make room for the nail.

If you have never seen a nail, I am sure that you are wondering what it looks like. Well here is a picture of a pile of common nails. As you can see, one end is flat and the other pointed. There are also other types of nails such as the shoe nail, upholstery nail, staple, tack, and many more. They also come in different sizes.

The nail is made up of three parts, the head, body, and point. Nails are made out of things like chopper.

They are used for putting constructional things together. Usually it is used to put wood together when constructing something.

To use a nail, you have to have a tool called a hammer. Using the hammer, you need to hit the nail. You can do this by holding the hammer handle, placing the nail where you want it to be nailed then holding it in place, then you need to hit the nail several times until it cannot go any deeper.

By finding out about how a nail works, you can get information about why the nail is shaped the way it is. Well, this is because you hit the nail with the hammer on the flat end. While the point of the nail is the one that makes a hole.

So, I think that nails can sound more interesting then they seem.

Taken from World Book Encyclopedia and Internet.

Accessed on Sunday 25 November 2007
Accessed on Sunday 25 November 2007

How to Build a simple Go-kart

This is a plan on how to biuld a simple go-kart. This go-kart is a wooden one ans does not use and engine. To strat this go-kart, you will need push it down the hill, or do anything else of the same sort. The go-kart is going to become 1.2 meters(120 centimeters) long, and 0.7 meters(70centimeters) wide.

Below is a picture that shows where the parts of the go-kart should be placed, and the name of those parts. The wheels you will need can be from a pram or from small children biccycles. A suggestion is that the spoked wheels should be at a diameter of 270mm.

The main chassis member, is 100mm x 75mm x 1250mm. If you look at the picture of the finished go-kart, you will see that there is a 60° piont on the edge of the main chassis member. Instead of this piont, you could place something like a front bumper.

The front and rear axle are 100mm wide x75mm deep x 550mm long. The front axle support member is connected to the chassis at the front via a 12mm bolt, allowing it to rotate right or left. This 12mm bolt can not be over-tightened, other wise, the front axle will not turn freely. Instead, something like a ‘lock nut’ should be used, in this case, two nuts are used an tightened together locking them, to prevent them from loosening.

The front and rear axle supports are one of the first pieces to be made. These wooden support pieces have a slot to put in the metal axle securely. In the diagrams there will be additional holes to receive a round wire nail to secure them iside the wooden support, and to prevent themfrom rotatin from right to left.

The rear axle is made from the same size as the main chassis member. However, there is a 15mm x15mm square slot along the leght of this piece of wood. To remove the wood in the way of the slot, there are a few ways. These ways are: using a 15mm mortise chisel, using a plough plsne, using an eolectric saw( st the depth of this saw to 15mm, making 4-5 paralel cuts), and by using an electric drill and a 15mm drill bit, drill a series of holes that are 15mm deep. After doing any of this ways, clean it up using any chisel.

The rear axle padding pieces which are 25mm thick, sit on top of the rear axle support, on eithere side of the main chassis member. You will need to use long nails to make sure that the padding pieces ae secured in place.

The metal axles are lengths of metal bar with a diameter of 15mm. There should be four 5mm holes that are drilled into the metal bar. The holes in the middle, which are 400mm apart, are the ones that allow the metal axle to be nailed to the rear and front axle support members. There are two metal axles. The holes at the ends of the metal axle are to accept a split pin, and along with a washer, help in securing the spoked wheel onto the axle, while the wheel can steel rotate freely.

The front axle supports are made the same way as described in the diagram bellow.

With the front axle supports however, an additional counterbore( a large enough hole t allow the head of a bolt togo deep in the wood, underneath the metal axle) needs to be drilled. A large drill bit can be used. This is to alow the head of the bolt to go underneath the metal axle( otherwise, the front metal axle would have to be in two pieces. Make sure that the M12 bolt, which is shown in the diagram bellow is tightly in place, to prevent it from spinning.

The axle support cover is nailed under bothe the front and rear axle support members. For the reason that they serve no structural purpose, they can be cut from a thin plank of wood(12mm) to reduce the weight to the go-kart. A 5mm chamfer/bevel can also be added.

You should make sure that the M12 hex bolt (this can also be a M12coach bolt) is held thightly in the front axle support member(underneath the metal axel), to prevent it spining. Otherwise, when you ar tighting the two M12 hex nuts, the bolt may spin.

Instead of using two M12 hex nuts to secure the M12 bolt, you can use a single special nylon lock nut can be used to prevent itself from becoming loose due to any vibrations.

A simple nail can be used instead of a special split pin. A 5mm diameter steel nail can instead be placed through the hole, and bent at either end to form an S shape.

To steer this go-kart right or left, you can use your feet, or tie some string at the end of the front axle.

You can also add brakes if you want, this can be done by using bycycle brakes. Bellow is a picture of what the go-kart might look like with brakes.

Here are the measurements for the frame of the go-kart.

Here is a picture of what the go kart would look like when it is done.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

U.O.I Reflection: I Believe You Believe

In this U.O.I, the title was: I Believe, You Believe. The theme is: How We Express Ourselves. The central idea was: The beliefs and cultures are conveyed through rituals, celebration, the arts, and the way people live their lives. We did quite a lot of things during this U.O.I.

One of the things that we did was write down the things that we believed in when we were little. During this activity, we have to be thinkers because we had to try to remember the past and think real hard.

We also watched a film about Beatrix Potter and learned how wild he imagination was, and how she had been very brave. After watching the films, we had to be Knowledgeable and write about Beatrix Potter.

There was a time when we had to write a Haiku about ‘God’s love’. We were thinkers because we had to make the Haiku make sense with it’s rules.

One of my favorite parts of this U.O.I were the field trips. We had two in one day. First we went to the biggest mousque in Indonesia. This mousque has a special name which is Mustaquil. There, we learned a lot about the Islam religion and had our lunch. Soon after that, we went to a Cathedral across the street. Inside the Cathedral there were a lot of artifacts. We learned more about those artifacts then about the religion the Cathedral was built for, which is the Catholic religion. When we got back to school it was about one hour before the time for us to go home.

There was also some homework we had to do about the religion. We had to post it to our blog, the information about the religion we chose to study. We were knowledgeable with the things we already knew and searched for more. This homework helped my group when we were preparing our display for the mini exhibition that was going to come.

For this exhibition we had to be knowledgeable, thinkers, and open-minded. We had to think about how we would make our speech, and how we would display the information we have on our board. We were knowledgeable with the things we already know about the religion we are studying as information that we can use in our speech and display. We also had to be open-minded to the ideas that come from people in our group.

When the day of the exhibition came, we prepared our final things. Noting went like what I thaught it would be like. There only are only two teachers and the class that leastened to the speeches. This made me un-nurves. When we were at out display boards, we had to work quickly. We had to make sure that everyone was interested in our display. In my group the adults were interested in hearing about the display, while the students from the class that came were interested in the interactive game that my group came up with. In the end, everything went great and it was a happy day for me.

This U.O.I was fun and sometimes frustationg. I am looking forward for the next U.O.I.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

UOI Exhibition

An exhibition is coming up. It will be one November 1 2007. The following is what my group will do for the exhibition.

First of all my group is doing the Catholic religion, and we still have a lot of things to do. So, we have planed to finish typing and searching for everthing by Tuesday or Monday. We have planed to make our board look near to how a mind map looks like. We will do this by putting the tittle in the middle of the board, and have arows pointing to the things that are connected to the religion. These things we will dicide on, if there are a few more things we want to put on our board than what we are sure we will put on our board. The things that we are sure will be on our board are: the Catholic history/origin, what is the Catholic religion, and also, the celebration of Easter. We will do all this by gathering information we know, and then typing it down, after that we will get it proof read, and finally we will stick everything on our board. What we type down will not be a lot. There will only be maybe a paragraph up to only about three paragraphs. The information we put on will not be that complicated. We will be calling each other if we need to dicide on a few things. We might also need to search for a few things.

After we have finished doing the above, we will spend Wednesday praticing and also on making our speech, and if it is possible we will finish making the speech before Wednesday so that we can hopefully memories it for Thursday.

By doing what we will do, hopefully we can be able to have a good and succesfull exhibition.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

A day of my Holiday

Friday October 19, 2007
Dear diary,
Today was a fun day. After eating breakfast, and taking a bath, my family and I will be going to ‘Dufan’(Dunia Fantasi), there we will also go with other people that we know. There, the first ride we went on was ‘Komedi Putar’. Then we ate lunch at a restourant called 'Super Bento'. After lunch, we went on ‘Burung Terbang’. When we were done with ‘Burung Terbang’, the others went on a nother ride, but I didn’t want to join them, so instead I just waited. When they had went on the ride once, we then went on a different ride, it was called ‘Ontang-anting’, and this time I joined the others again on going on the rides. After playing ‘Ontang-anting’, My sister and I got a little bit dizzy, but we were fine. Then, it was the time when we played ‘Meteor Attack’. Next, we watched a show called ‘Mosco on Ice’, which is why we came to ‘Dufan’ in the first place. When that lovely show was over, we on a ride through ‘Istana Boneka’. From there we went on ‘Alab-alab’. It was now already quite late in the after noon, so we hade dinner in a restourant called ‘ Planet Bakso’. There were three more places we went to before going home. First we went to ‘Rumah Jahil’, after that to ‘Rumah Ajaib’, and finally the last ride we went on was ‘Arung Jeram’. The final ride ‘Arung Jeram’ is my favorite ride, we were wanting to go on it four times, but we could only have time before the ride would close down to ride it three times. That night we also saw fireworks, but we don’t know why the fireworks were put on.
When we finally went home it was already night time, and when we got home, it was about half past nine.
Now, it is time for me to go to bed.

Beatrix Potter

Do you know who is Beatrix Potter? Do you think that you might meet a person like her one day? You might not know how unique she actually is. There are things that no other women at her time would dared to do, but Beatrix Potter dared to do it.

Beatrix Potter was a very independent person. When she fell in love with Mr. Warne, he asked Beatrix to marry him. Beatrix agreed, but her parents disagreed. She was brave enough to argue with her parents, especially her mother. Even if her mother said that she won’t get any of her mother’s money, Beatrix stuck with her answer to marry Mr. Warne. Sadly Mr. Warne died, and after quite a long time, Beatrix Potter was finally able to get over her feelings and continue to draw and write.

Beatrix Potter was also a very creative person. Her imagination mades her pictures her friends. Her pictures also matched her feelings. When she was in grief, her pictures had bad things happening in them. Beatrix’s imagination was very grand and not usually found in most people.

If Beatrix was not like what she was there probably would not be any of her books. By being independent, creative and having to go through everything she had experienced, that is probably why she was so famous. She was very different to other people, and really unique. It would be years before somebody might meet a person like Beatrix Potter.

Catholic History

You might be a Catholic, or you might have heard of this religion. Yet, you might not know a lot about it. One thing you should know, is that the Catholic religion is one of the groups that are in the Christian religion. By reading the next pharagraphs you could learn new things about this religion.

First of all, a question that you might be asking is, what is the Catholic religion. The answer to this question is that the Catholic religion is a religion that believes God the Father, God the Son (who is called Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit, which is one God in three aspects. They also believe that their God created the world, and everthing that exist. Another believe is that their God once came down to the world in human form to save us from our sins. These believes has been in the religion since it started in between A.D 33 and 325. The meaning of Catholic it’s self is general or universal.

Something else you should know about is the symbols they have. One of them is this cross symbol, it represents the victory won by Jesus Christ through His suffering on the cross. Another symbol, the fish, in Greek is called ‘icthus’, which is a phrase that means ‘Jesus Christ Son of God, Savior’. This can be used as a sign to identify Christ and themselves. There is also the symbol of the lamb of sacrifice. It is a symbol that shows Christ’s blood that
redeemed all people. The last symbol I want to tell you about is the symbol of Trinity. It symbolises the three aspects of God.

You should also know about the origin of the this religion, which I am going to tell you about. First of all Catholicism was not started by Jesus, but it was developed by the curch that Jesus started. Catholicism started between A.D 33 and 325. It started in Rome.

Out of everything I have told you about, you should try to remember the God they believe in. Some of their symbols, and where did Catholicism come from. These information might come in handy one day.


Doctor of Theology Van Den End(1990) Timbulnya Gereja Barat: Ambrosius dan Augustinusm PT. BPK Guning Mulia
Accesed on 22 September 2007

Lavista Church of Christ(2003,2007) Why did Jesus start Catholicism?
Accesed on 22 September 2007

St. Thomas the Apostle Curch(1999-2007) Fish
Accesed on 21 September 2007

St. Thomas the Apostle Curch(1999-2007) Paschal Lamb
Accesed on 21 September 2007

St. Thomas the Apostle Curch(1999-2007) The Cross
Accesed on 21 September 2007

The (2001-2006)
Accesed on 22 September 2007

Two Hearts Design(not found) Catholic Symbols
Accesed on 21 September 2007

Wiki Answer (2007) When did Catholicism start?
Accesed on 22 September 2007

Wiki Answer(2007) Where did Catholicism start?
Accesed on 22 September 2007

Wikipedia(2001) Catholicism
Hutchinson(1948) Cristianity Helicon
Accesed on 22 September 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Beatrix Potter's Child Like Imagination

Do you believe that drawings are alive? Even if you are only five I don't think that you beleive that drawings are alive. Well I know someone who is a grown women but believes that her drawings are real! Her name is Beatrix Potter. She is 32 and says that her animal drawings are her friends.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My Believe

When I was small I did not dare to sleep alone. This is because I used to believe that there are things under my bed that I liked to change. When I change what is under my bed it could have been a lion one night, then something else another night. I beleived in this for quite some time and so I always wanted to sleep with my mother.

I also believed that babies didn’t have to be born, but could be bought at a market.

What is God?

God is our father in heaven . He own’s our world. He watches over us all the time. He can see us where ever we are, and when ever. He loves us more than anyone in the whole world. He is looking at us right now. God has the right path to take. He is the opposite of evil. He wants us to go toheaven. He is the one we can not see, but know about. He is the person we pray to every day. We praise him with songs. God watches over us , and gives what we need. He is always in heaven, and owns heaven too. He has a place in heaven for all of us. We can always count on Him if we have troubles. We know He is there when we are scared. Thinking about Him may comfort us when we are sad. God will always be there for us. Jesus’s bood take’s away our sins. Jesus is God’s son. He is God’s only son. God is bigger than anything else.

U.O.I Reflection

In this unit our topic was 'Body Works'. The 'Central Idea' was: the human body is designed for movement in work and play and can be affected by a variety of things. We had quite a lot of activities. Three of my favorite were: checking my B.M.I (Body Mass Index), having doctor Iskandar visit, and drawing my body from a picture.

I liked the B.M.I because I didn't knkow if either I was over weight, at risk, healthy or under weight. During this activity we had to be reflective because we had to reflect on how we can make our B.M.I higher if we are under weight, lower if we are over weight or at risk, and make it stay there if we are healthy. We had to be principled enough to change our ways, or keep our ways.

Ifound that doctor Iskandar's visit was also nice, because we learned a lot of things. He told us about types of fratures, the things we have to do if we get a frature, and how we can prevet the fracture from getting worse. We had to be knowlegeable, because there was a lot of things we could learn of we listen. We also had to be reflective for this because we should reflect on how we can treat a person with a fracture better next time, if we have done a mistake on treating a person who has a fracture once.

Drawing our body was also nice because we could learn how to draw people properly. During this activity we had to be open-minded about how Mrs. Jane taught us to draw. We also had to be knowlegeable to write down the names and thpes of bones and muscles and where they are.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

My Long Journey

Someone is famished, she likes apples. I am very felicitous because I am an apple, and will be on a jaunt through her body. Hore! Hore! At last I can be on a jaunt the I have been waiting for. She picks me up then puts me in her mouth. Crunch! She bit me! I am biten up to many shreds. As I am biten up saliva trickle all around me, and help the teeth to chew me up. I started to fill dizzy as the tounge transfered me round, and round the mouth to get me chewed up. Finally she absorb my juicy water, then she absorb the rest of me. It took five seconds to get all chewed up. I was pushed through the throat. It took only five seconds. When I am pushed through the throat the epiglottis closes the way to the lungs. It took five seconds to pass the oesophagus. It was fun to go through the throat and oesophagus, it was like going through a slide.

Now I am in the stomach. The stomach releases gastric juice that help it to digest me. With the stomach strong contraction, I am mixed with the gastric juice and digested. To go this far, it takes tree hours. Then I pass through duodenum to get to the small intestine. As I pass, the gall bladder realeases bile. The duodenum that I passed through was thought to be the width of twelve fingers.

I am in the small intestine now. It's width is smaller than the large intestine, but it is longer than the large instestine. It tickle to pass the filli as I went through. The middle section of the small intestine is about five to eight feets. The final section is five to six meters! As I pass I am digested again with the help of enzyme from the gall bladder. In the third part, my nutrient are taken out to the blood stream. To get to this part it takes eight hours! Now I know that the real lenght of the small intestine is 6.5 meters long.

Soon I will out of the girl's body, because I am now in the large intestine. As I pass, I see the appendix. Now I'm in the cecum, the first part of the large intestine. Then I pass the colon. After that I'm in the rectum, which is fifthteen to twenty centimeters. As I pass water is taken out of me, and into the blood stream. Finally, all be pushed out through the anus after being in the body for about thirty two hours. Pheww!!!

Picture: Enchanted Learning (2001-2007) Human Digestive System
Accessed on September 1 2007
Enternet: Kids Health (1995-2007) Degestive System
Accessed on September 1 2007
KinoDV (2004) A Journey Through the Digestive System
Accessed on September 1 2007
Books: Walker R. (2007) Digesting Food Franklin Watts
Accessed on September 1 2007
World Book Inc. Scott Fetzer Company (2006) World Book D5 Digestive SystemAccessed on August 21 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

Digestion Story

Flying Fish in Bali

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Going to Bali

On Sunday the 15th of July I went to Bali. I went to Bali with my family and my friends families. We had lunch in the airplane and got there at about 12:30p.m. The first hotel we went to was called 'Ramada'. On that day we didn't do much more. Me and my freinds swam in the swimming pool then played on the beach for the rest of the day. On Sunday my family and me were supposed to go to a church in Bali, but my mom said that my dad was tired and she said that she thinks we will no go to church on that day (which came truh).

The next day we went to Bali 'Tree Top' which is an outbound. It was very exciting and fun. There they tought us how to use the equitment there and how to go through the out bound our selfs.

On the third day we went swimming in Bali's 'Water Boom'. We swam there for a really long time. We swam since about 10 in the morning till 6 in the afternoon. there I tried a new ride called 'Boomerang'.

It is now the fourth day and we have planed to ride horses. We took a horse ride not through the road but through the beach. The horse I rode was named Ana, it was a girl and she was brown.

On Thursday we moved to a different hotel. It is called 'Conrad'. We swam for the day and that night we celebrated Mulan's birthday.

The nest day we played banana boat, jetski and a new one called flying fish. Later we just swam. This is waht we did during our stay in Bali, because we went home the next day.