Activity 1: Write a post about a favourite time with your family.
A favourite time with my family was last weekend when we all wen to Collaroy together. We went to a place called the Pelican restaurant for lunch and it was really delicious food. When we got there, we say down at a tAble overlooking the ocean and beach. My brother and I ordered a ‘mini slider’ plate each and Mum and Dad ordered a salad and a burger. While we were waiting for our meals, we ordered some drinks and played eye-spy for things on the beach. Once our meals came, we all loved them because they were so delicious. after we had finished everything and sat for a few minuets looking at the view, we went for a walk on the beach. My brother and I got a bubble-nose-bill nice-cream each and we ate them while we were walking. After our walk on the beach we went to the play ground and then we went home. Overall it was a really great day!
(I have permission from my familly to post these photo’s.Please do not use these photo’s without permission from me. Thank you!)
Activity 2: Write a post about a person who has passed away.
Today I am going to write about my grandpa. When Grandpa was alive, I din’t know him that much, but My family and I went to see him and my Granny every Saturday morning and bring them there shopping. My Grandpa was very sick for a while before he died, and I was only little when he did. He died of cancer. I do not have a photo that I am able to upload of him.
Activity 3. Have a relative write a post about their parents or grandparents
Thoughts about my parents (Elspeth’s great grandparents) From my Nonna
The Second World War (1939-1945)
When my parents were alive, their lives were influenced by the Second World War. During that time, food was rationed so they had ration books which they took to the shops so they could only get a certain amount of basic foods like sugar and tea.
(From the Australian War Memorial archive)
Rationing meant they were always careful with the food they bought, even after the war. They were very good at budgeting! This continued after the war. They were also very good at creative cooking and everyone had a choko vine to make stewed pears!! My mother and her mum were very clever. They even used the tissue paper wrapped around apples in the greengrocer’s as soft toilet paper. Truly!!
Nowadays we seem to buy all our clothes from shops but my mother made everyone’s clothes and she was a great knitter. She knitted socks for soldiers! When she was at work the women got together at lunchtimes to knit socks and my mum knitted to and from work on the bus. Everyone was encouraged to knit! The soldiers overseas loved getting the warm socks but I think they would be very hot in Sydney!
(Poster from Australian War Memorial archive)
Life was very different in their time.
Thank you so much to my Nonna for writing this post!
Activity 4. Add at least one new widget to your sidebar and write a post explaining why you chose that particular widget.
I chose the Rotating cloud widget quite a while back because it is so helpful being able to tag everything and then when you are on your blog, just being able to click on a tag that brings you to the post you want to comment on, edit or read.
Activity 5. What have you learnt about using images on your blog? Write a post, create a poster or video explaining your understanding now.
I have chossen to make a poster on using images:
SBE W3 Poster
Activity 6. Write a post in your native language using an image as a prompt. Make sure you have a translate widget on your blog for your visitors to use.
I am going to write my post about ballet. Ballet is a big part of my life. I do ballet classes three days a week, on Tuesday’s, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I love ballet so much especially dancing because I feel like a real ballerina. I do a lot of bar work and exercises in the centre of the room before we can move onto our dances because the exercises warm our bodies up. I am at the moment doing my second year of Grade 5 and my second year of Intermediate Foundation. At the beginning of this year I received permission to go onto pointe. Going on pointe is very hard on your toes to start with, but as you do it more, you get used to the feeling. I started Ballet in Pre-Primary so that means I have been doing ballet for 6 year and this is my 7th. The grades go in this order:
There are some grades after Intermediate but I am not quite sure which order they go in. I skipped Grade 4 with my Best Friend Pippy simply because we needed to be challenged more. In ballet you form lot’s of friendships and that is exactly what I have done. Next year there will be a great opportunity to go to Prague with the Ballet school, and I am so excited because I might be going.
I love ballet. I love dancing ballet. And even though my teacher can be strict, I still enjoy it.
This is a picture of my best friend and I about to get our pointe shoes:
I have full permission to put a photo of her up on my blog. Please do not use this photo without my permission. Thank you!