May 21

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

The Eremochely Imbricate is the scientific name for the Hawksbill sea turtle, they are reptiles and are critically endangered.


Although a lot of other animal species the male will weigh way more, it is not the same with the hawksbill sea turtle the male and female both way around 40 – 60 kgs.  they can also grow up to 62 – 114 cms long,  also the average size of a hawksbill sea turtle shell is 72cms.The average life span of 30 – 50 years.


Because the hawksbill sea turtle has a very wide range, they can be found and tropical Reef of the Indian, Pacific  and Atlantic oceans. They also avoid deep waters, preferring coastline were sponges are abundant and sandy nesting sites are within reach.


Using their narrow beaks they extract Invertebrate prey from the rocks and plants on the reef, because they are carnivorous.


Their hard shell protects them from many predators such as large fish, sharks, crocodiles, jellyfish, octopus and humans. They also can be killed by sea urchin, crustacean, and sea algae.


Young can not dive deep so spend most of their childhood floating among sea plants near the surface. Of all the sea turtle species the hawksbill sea turtle is the most associated with warm tropical waters.


Hawksbill sea turtles were listed as endangered under the United States Endangered Species act. But there is always something that we can do to help such as clean ups on public because where they can be found.

May 18




Over the last two weeks Room 6 have been working super hard on creating informational reports on endangered species. They have also been looking at WHY these species are endangered and WHAT has been/ can be done to help rescue these species and bring them back from the brink.

When writing these reports the kids were asked to consider the following things:

  • classify the animal they were reporting on.
  • habitat
  • diet
  • behaviours
  • description
  • things that are “unique” about this animal
  • anything else that they consider would be of interest to a reader

When looking at the structure they had to think about:

  • paragraphing
  • topic sentences
  • scientific language
  • using the present tense
  • specific detail that brings clarity.
  • varying our sentence starters.

The reports will be on the student blogs over the next couple of days. If their drafts are anything to go on, you will be amazed by the results.

May 16

HPV Injection

Today me and three of my Yr8 girl classmates got an injection for the HPV virus. I was quite nervous about getting it but the fact that we were given two bookmarks and one lollipop made me more relaxed. Right now, my arm is still quite sore and heavy but it doesn’t hurt that much 🙂

May 16


Today at school a lady came to our  classroom and taught  us a couple hockey skills. The lady only had tiny sticks so my back got really sore. We did dribbling, follow the leader and push hits. P.S I PLAY AND LOVE HOCKEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 12

Welcome to Room 6

Hello everybody, welcome to our class blog. This used to have heaps of stuff on this page but then Mr. Brown deleted it all when he thought he was doing something clever. It just goes to show that teachers don’t know everything (even if some of them think they do) and that we are all on a learning journey when it comes to implementing these new technologies in our classroom. However the other pages that we created seem to be untouched by the cursed hands of our teacher. And there are always our student blogs to look at. We are just getting started but welcome your comments feedback and suggestions on how we can make the most of this blog. Banning Mr. Brown from using it is not an option (unfortunately) just before you suggest it 🙂  🙂  🙂 .