Gold

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In term 4 we have been learning about Gold and the history of it. We have been assigned to a website (www.wikispaces.com) and the teachers have named it Dig for Your Life. The whole of grade 5 have been completing tasks assigned by the teachers all helping us learn more about the Gold Rush.

When people heard that gold was discovered and there was lots to be found, thousands of people left their homes and jobs and set off to the goldfields trying their luck. It was very difficult because there were no roads, hotels or even houses there and the people had to bring their own supplies.

Travelling wise, there were no buses, trains, planes or cars. There was nothing except bulls, horses or by walking and it was difficult because it would take at least a couple of days or being overseas travelling by boats would take 4 to 8 months. Many people would make tents or build houses out of wood. They would risk everything on the goldfields.

Many people would fall sick or die on the goldfields. From typhoid or typhoid fever, but many could die from starvation or dehydration. There was also violence on the goldfields, thousands of people crammed trying to find gold.

If I was on the goldfield i would feel mixed emotions about the goldfields because there was both disappointing and happy feelings about the gold rush, like finding gold or not finding gold. I think they felt adrenalin, a rush to find gold. Excitement ( imagine finding gold!) Disappointment, anger, sadness, powerless, madness all because of not finding gold. Amazement, overjoyed, happy that they found gold. Tired, exhausted, hungry, starving, thirsty, Homesick, even guilt because of the violence and wanting your family and I also think they felt confident to become rich, that they can succeed , eager wanting so so much gold , keen, inspired and anxious feeling positive.

We are learning about the history of Australia and the Gold Rush has had a big affect on it.

What do you think about the gold rush?

International Peace Day

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International Peace Day is held on the 21st of September worldwide. “The International Day of Peace “is meant to be a day of global cease-fire, when all countries and all people stop all hostilities for the entire day. And it is a day on which people around the world observe a minute of silence at 12 noon local time and let us pledge to do our utmost to carry out the important decisions on peace taken. International Peace Day symbolizes the meaning that there shall be no wars, no fights and no violence as we respect others, ourselves and everything that is around us.

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone you do not know. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense, and does make a difference.

The theme for 2013 is Education for peace
“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
To finish of this post, I will leave you with a quote and also how to make a dove (the sign of peace)

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
John Lennon

All about ME!!!

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I was born to be me
I was born to succeed
I was born to enjoy everything I do well
I was born to be somebody
I was born to be proud
I was born to write poetry and speak loud
I was born to smile
I was born to live life
I was born to be somebody
Who were you born to be?
Well I know I was born to be me.

My name is Bella and I am ten years old, i love poetry and being bold, I like to speak loud and show off who I am. I love to bend twist and turn as I like gymnastics, I like swimming and i’m pisces, my favourite subject is english and art. I am a fan of quotes and love sea and as you know I like to be me. I like adventuring, finding treasures and I also love to play and listen and also write music. It has been my dream to become a news reporter/journalist for some odd reason but I really love my family. Best friends forever my mom and me, picking flowers and climbing trees a shoulder to cry on and secrets to share, warm hearts and hands to share. Being a sister for my brother means being there for each other. A teacher, loving, patient, kind my father is my friend. Thanks for reading this short story so please comment and leave a message leave and some likes. As long as you know abit about me that’s the important thing.