Blogging Challenge Task 1

This week’s activity 

Hi Leepers,
I thought this would be a good activity to start off our Blogging Challenge for 2013. Its a great activity to start making comparisons between schools, states, provinces, countries so this week activities are based around a time in the life of ….you

Answer as many of these questions by writing one or more posts on your personal blog with the title ‘A day in the life of …… (your name)’ you can also present your answers in a different way if you like.

  1. What time do you normally get up to go to school?
  2. What do you normally have for breakfast, recess, lunch, tea (dinner, supper)?
  3. How do you get to school?
  4. How long does it take to get to or from school?
  5. A typical lunch at school
  6. Subjects you have to do – remember to explain abbreviations like LOTE and ELA
  7. Specialist subjects or electives, options
  8. Technology in your school
  9. A typical schoolday with timetable and breaks
  10. What do you do at break times? Games, activities etc
  11. School bell has gone for end of day – what happens now?
  12. Do you have to wear uniform?
  13. How many days per year are you at school? How is this arranged – terms etc?
  14. What do you enjoy most about school?
  15. If you could improve your school, what would you do?

Student Challenge #3 (

When you have finished this challenge you should copy and paste the above link into your post so that your mentor knows that you have completed challenge #3

Student Blogging Challenge

Next term the LEEP students in Grade 4R will be participating in the Student Blogging Challenge.  I have also signed up to be a mentor in this program so that I can assist and learn alongside my students.  The students will complete a number of tasks on their personal blogs.  It will be an expectation that the students complete some of this work as a part of their homework as well as in their LEEP lessons with Mrs Smethurst.

Information about this program can be found at the following website.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or Mrs Smethurst.  Good Luck kids!

From Tom

Hi 4R, Sorry I haven’t written earlier but my Mums email isn’t working and I just remembered that I could use this Blog. The countries I’ve been to so far are Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for 1 night, London for 3 nights and now I’m in Paris. I’m having a lot of  fun  so far. In London there were so many squirrels. and in Dubai it was so hot it was 42 degrees. tomorrow we are going up the Eiffel Tower .  Hope you’re having fun.

From Tom

Scrambled Eggs with Chives by William


  • 16 free-range eggs.
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream
  • 24 slices day-old wholegrain bread
  • 50g butter, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of chives finely chopped


  • Step 1

Using a whisk, whisk eggs and cream together in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Set aside until foam has settled.

  • Step 2

Meanwhile, preheat grill on high heat. Using a 9cm star cookie cutter, cut out 1 star from each bread slice. Place stars in a single layer on grill tray. Grill for 1 minute each side or until toasted. Keep warm until ready to serve.

  • Step 3

Heat a 28cm (base) non-stick frying pan over medium heat until hot. Add half the butter and swirl to coat pan base. As last of butter melts, add half the egg mixture. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture starts to set. Using a spatula, push set egg towards centre of pan, tilting pan to allow uncooked egg to run over base. Cook for 2 minutes or until eggs form creamy curds. Stir in half the chives. Transfer to a plate.

  • Step 4

Wipe pan with paper towel. Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and chives. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with toast.


Camp Recount by Deegan

Day 1
On Monday, I got to school about 8:20am. We left about 9:15am it takes about two hours to get there. After about an hour we stopped at Korumburra thats where we had snack. Then we got back on the bus it took another hour to get to camp. After we got into our cabin we went for a long walk on the beach to the rock pools then we came back to have lunch. We went back to the cabin and set up our beds and waited for dinner.
Day 2
On Tuesday, I woke up at 7:30am. We did activities for the whole day here are some examples for the activities the giant swing, the initiatives course, the rock walls, free time on the beach, beach volley ball, scavenger hunt and the rope course. After the big day of activities we went on the night hike.  After the night hike we got back to the camp site, we roasted marshmallows over the camp fire then watched a movie it was called Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Day 3
On Wednesday, I woke up at 6:30am and started packing to go back to school. We left camp at 1:00pm on the dot and we got back to school at 3:00pm. When we got to school I just ran to my mum  and gave her a big hug. Then I got home and had a big sleep on the couch I woke up at 6:30pm. Then I went straight to bed to sleep again.

Camp Rock Pools by Phillip

It was a long walk to the rock pools and I saw some small crabs but they were not what we were looking for, they were too small. At the rock pools they were much bigger. When we arrived we had to look for crabs, sea grass and all sorts of cool stuff. I  liked looking for star fish. I  saw some sea grass it looked weird and felt funny. When the tide came in we had to go back. I had a good time in the rock pools.

Waratah Bay Recount by Zach

Camp Waratah Bay

At camp when we went for a night walk we found some crabs and a BIG STARFISH!!!.

But the best thing was the giant swing and all of the other activities.

The activities were free time at the beach, volleyball, rock pools, rock climbing, night hike/camp fire, obstacle, nitro crossing and scavenger hunt!

Camp Waratah Bay!

!Camp Waratah Bay!

On Monday the 2nd of September 2013, grades 3M, 4R and 4Y went to camp at Waratah Bay for an extremely fun camp at the BEACH!

It took 2 hours to get there. Once we got there we put our bags outside and went into the Rec room to sit down and get introduced. Once that finished we collected  our bags and the girls went to the far side of the camp too set up their beds but we got the close side to set our beds up then it was lunch time, then before I knew it… it was dinner time, we had Wombat but it was actually Roast Lamb!

For dessert we had Ice-Cream and Apple Crumble.

For supper we had cake for Zack C’s birthday.

On Tuesday we had our activities which were Nitro Crossing, Initiatives, Giant Swing, Bouldering Wall, Photo Trail, Volleyball, Beach Activities and Possum Ropes and that covered Tuesday except for the Night Hike and “The Movie” which was Alvin and the Chipmunks.

On Wednesday we said “goodbye” to the camp and went home.

Brain Teasers

Hello 4R,

Here are some brain teasers that i chose to post on the blog

#1 Imagine you are in room no windows no doors, how do you escape?

#2 What can you put in a barrel that will make it lighter?

#3 A boy was born in 1945 and had his 18th birthday today, how is that possible?

#4 How many letters in the alphabet?

And finally number #5 David walked out of work, it was raining. He didn’t have a hat or umbrella, yet no hairs on his hair got wet. How?


To answer these please comment, if you are answering 3 put #3 at the start of your sentence. Same with every other riddle.

Hope you find these extremely tricky 🙂

– Jake

Kyle’s Challeging Riddle

A man gave one son 10 cents and another son was given 15 cents. What time is it?

A man and his two sons want to cross the river. They have a boat but it can only carry 90kg. The man weighs 90kg and both sons weigh 45kg each. Can they get across? Explain why/why not?