B.Y.O.D. stands for Bring Your Own Device. In our classroom we do B.Y.O.D. most Thursdays, depending if we have time. On B.Y.O.D. day we all bring our own device such as a laptop, an I pad and stuff like that. Yesterday I brought my phone and a netbook. When we do B.Y.O.D. first we normally comment on people's blog posts. Ms O'Keeffe gives us all a name on a blog and we have to leave a few comments on that persons blog. If we get time, we comment on other peoples blogs. After that we usually research more about what ever topic we were learning about that week. Yesterday we researched about Paul Revere and did a quiz about him. Ms O Keeffe put the quiz questions on the blog and we had to find the answers. We did the quiz in groups of two or three. I did the quiz with Deirbhile yesterday. I love doing B.Y.O.D!!!!!
The first thing you need to know is that you can’t actually see longitude and latitude lines. They are imaginary lines that run around the earth. We use longitude and latitude lines on maps and the lines on a globe enable us to identify any location on earth. The lines of latitude are called parallels. The lines of longitude are also called meridians. The word meridian comes from a Latin word which means midday. The lines of latitude circle the globe from east to west.
The sun crosses each meridian in the middle point of the equator between sunrise and sunset.
The lines that run between the North and South Poles are the lines of longitude (or meridians) and the line at zero degrees longitude is called the prime meridian.
The North and South Pole are both 90 degres away from the equator meaning that they are 180 degres apart from each other. Everything north of the equator is the Northern hemisphere and everything south of the equator is the Southern hemisphere.
The line at zero degrees latitude is called the equator.
1. Love the Lord your God alone, with all your heart
2. Respect the Lord's name
3. Keep the Lords Day Holy
4. Honour your parents
5. All life is in Gods hands; do not destroy life
6. Be faithful in marriage
7. Do not steal
8. Do not speak falsely of others
9. Do not desire a person who already belongs with another
10. Do not be greedy for things that already belong to others
St. Anthony is a Saint. He is known for helping you find something that is lost. He was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in a wealthy family. His parents wanted him to become a great nobleman but he wanted to become a priest. He was baptised and named Ferdinand.
He is known as St. Anthony of Padua. St. Anthony never talked about himself. He was known as a great preacher and people came from all over to hear him speak. A saying associated with him was: ''Actions speak louder than words - Let your words teach and your actions speak''. He is also known as the ''wonder worker''. St Anthony died on June the 13th, 1231. (He was only 36).
Charles Stewart Parnell and Micheal Davitt founded the Land League in October, 1879. The Land League took place in Ireland.
Here’s a little bit of information on Parnell:
Charles Stewart Parnell was born into a “Big House”, in Avondale, CO. Wicklow. He was the son of a landlord and then became one himself.
Here’s a little bit of information on Davitt:
Davitt was born in 1846 in Straide, CO. Mayo. Micheal Davitt worked his whole life for the right of Irish farmers to own land they worked and for Ireland to be governed by the people of Ireland.
Facts about the Home Rule Movement
I was so excited, but when I put the batteries in it it wouldn’t work. From excited I turned very frustrated and angry. I had been waiting for this toy all christmas. I started shouting at my mother and throwing the useless toy at the ground. I stormed up the stairs and ran into my room crying.
Knock, knock, knock, went my sister banging at the door.
“What is it?”, I pounded out still upset.
My sister ignored my question and sprinted in the door.
“Wake up, wake up, it’s Christmas”, she shouted in my ear.
I woke up and realised it was all a dream. Turns out the batteries really did work.
What you need - equipment
1. a mixing bowl
2. a wooden spoon
3. a weighing scale
5. a knife
6. pastry brush
7. baking tray
8. a cooling rack
soft brown sugar - 70g (2 1/2 oz)
caster sugar - 70g (2 1/2 oz)
butter - 125g (4 1/2 oz)
plain flour - 175g (7 oz)
bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) - 1 teaspoon
chococolate chips/ chocolate chunks - 175g (7 oz)
What to do - step by step:
1. first put in the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar and start creaming
2. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C/ 375 degrees F/ Gas mark 5.
3. Add the beaten egg
4. stir in the flour
5. Add your chocolate chips/ chunks
6. spoon out your mixture onto the baking tray to make your cookies.
7. Bake them for about 10 - 12 mins and then take them out of the oven and cool them on the cooling rack
8. Eat them!
I hope you Enjoy!!!
Australia is around the 6th largest country in the world. The population is about 20,406,800 and their currency is Australian dollars. Did you know that the Australian paper notes are water proof. Most people think Australia’s capital is Sydney but it is actually Canberra. Australia and New Zealand make up the continent called Oceania. Sydney is approximately 17, 000 km away from London. The sports the Australians most enjoy are surfing, swimming, sailing, volleyball and loads more. Australia lies in the northern hemisphere and is sometimes called the land down under. Most people living in Australia live near the coast.