Category Archives: School

928 Miles From Home by Kim Slater

928 Miles from Home

 

This book is about a boy called Calum Brooks who is forced to put up with a stranger called Sergei Zurakowski who is moving into his flat along with his mum, Angie. When Calum gets run over, the two of them must work together to solve the mystery of who is vandalizing the Expressions community centre and who ran Calum over.

I particularly liked the book when Sergei and Calum are forced to work together and befriend each other. My favourite character was Sergei because the school bullies kept picking on him, and he was patient and kind with Calum when he was in an attitude. The story is full of mystery and adventure you never know what’s coming next. The story makes you feel really emotional through the speaker’s feelings. And you just wanted to keep reading the book because you can’t wait for what’s coming next!!!

I didn’t like the fact that the book ended because it just makes you want to know what happens next in his life.

I’d recommend this book to more able readers because of the words and vocabulary in the book. People who are fans of drama, comedy or mystery stories would like this book. I would compare this book to The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson.

      The Goldfish Boy                                    The Light Jar

 

This is part of my 7 for 7. To see the blog post about 7 for 7 click here

7 for 7

At school, there is a book challenge called 7 for 7. It is designed to make participants better at writing about what they are reading. To complete the challenge, specially chosen Year 7’s (including me) have to read 7 books and write reviews about all of them.

The books are

  1. The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford
  2. 928 Miles From Home by Kim Slater
  3. The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill
  4. The Island At The End Of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  5. The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
  6. Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton
  7. Welcome To Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird

To see my reports on these books click on the name. If it doesn’t work I haven’t done a review on that post yet.

Arr, Me Hearties

Earlier, I made a coding website with tips about coding. Well today, I made an extension which translates what you type into pirate speak. Click here to open the extension. I made this extension with help from a tutorial which helped me a lot when making this website. I hope you like talking like a pirate with this handy helper. The phrases that will be translated are:

  1. Hello
  2. You
  3. Stop
  4. Yes
  5. Loot
  6. Turn the ship around
  7. Bottom of the sea
  8. Goodbye and good luck
  9. Look out, cannon fire
  10. Get out of the way
  11. My crew
  12. Throw that overboard
  13. i’m not sure you’ve thought through this course of action

There is also a unique sentence starter when you start typing.

My Homemade Lego Batman Trailer. It’s AWESOME!!

These are 2 different Lego Batman movie trailers; I made one the other is the real one. Which is better?

This is my Lego Batman Movie Trailer:

I made mine by taking lots of photos and turning them into a video. Then I used iMovie to add sound.

This is the real Lego Batman movie trailer:

 

 

Scratch – Homework Inventions; The Book Reader

This is what I created for my homework.

The homework task was to create an invention that would help with school life. The Book Reader would be helpful because it could read to the class while teachers did something else. It would be made of plastic and rechargeable with some solar panels as well.

Press the on and off buttons and the other buttons.

 

 

This is the link to the project on the scratch website. It works in full screen unlike this embedded version in the post.