Picture caption talk: No.1

Today’s post is going to be a little different. Once per month, I’m going to insert a photo in my post, and you have to make a caption to go along with the photo. Then I will choose the best caption to add to the photo. I thought this one would be a pretty easy one to start with, just to get the hang of Picture Caption Talk. I really hope everyone enjoys the Picture Caption Talk and tries their hardest. Some pictures will be very funny, and I hope some people can think of some will lots of humour. I’m really excited to see what people can come up with!

 

So, this month’s picture is…

 

Da da da da!

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Image: ‘. The square peg never could quite+fit+in+the+round+hole….+Flying+to+the+Beat+of+a+Different+drummer!

 

Very weird, I say!

My caption is:

Come on Barry, keep up!

Get your thinking caps on, fill it with lots of humour and wit, and good luck!


Another idea I will have is that whoever leaves really quality comments and makes a few captions will be named the Picture Caption Talk blogger of the month. Jess also had the idea to have the Mystery Picture Blogger of the week.

What do you think of the Picture Caption Talk?

What’s your caption?

Do you think Picture Caption talk blogger of the month is a good idea?

A special tribute to Kim Clijsters

 

 

Farewell, my champion!

 

Full name:   Kim Antoine Lode Clijsters

Birthdate:    8th June, 1983

Birthplace:  Blizen, Belgium

Residence:    Bree, Belgium

Married to:   Brian Lynch, USA basketballer

Children:  Daughter, Jada age 4

Turned pro:   17th August, 1997, age 14 (WOW!)

Plays:   Right handed, two handed backhand

Height:    174cm

Career prize money:   $22,442,340

Career titles:   41 titles

Grand Slam history:   4 Grand slams, 3 US Opens, 2005, 2009, 2010. 1 Australian Open, 2011.

Retired:   2nd September, 2012

Career record:   523 wins – 127  losses

Career high singles ranking:   No.1  11th August 2003, 20 weeks.

Career high doubles ranking:   No.1  4th August 2003, 4 weeks.

 Favourite surface:   Plexicushion, DecoTurf.

 

You don’t have to love tennis to love Kim Clijsters, what’s not to love, she’s all class on and off the court 

 

September, 2012, Kim Clijsters played her last match on the WTA Tour, the US Open. Kim easily won her first round match against Victoria Duval from the USA, 6-3, 6-1. But, the second round was a whole different story. Kim was up against Australian born, Laura Robson, who now plays for the UK. It would prove to be an amazing match that would come down to the wire. Kim would stun her with one of her unbelievable forehands, but the left-handed, Robson, did just the same. Groundstroke for  groundstroke, volley for volley, it sure was a nailbiting match. (One that made me late for school that day) Robson, was the victor, and leaving poor Kimmy defeated in her last WTA event, 7-6, 7-6.

 

Although, maybe it’s not all over yet. Kim has a special farewell match on the 12th of December, against Venus Williams in Belgium. This is called ‘Kim’s thankyou games’. It’s a night to be filled with music, giveaways for everyone in the audience, and of course, tennis.

 

My memories of Kim will stay forever and ever, traveling with me wherever I go. I still remember watching her in the 2012 Aussie Open, where I was lucky enough to get my tennis ball signed by her. It holds pride of  place in my room. When I watched Kim play, I am overwhelmed with her power and determination and her wide split shots always have me pumping my fists. Kim has given me more than just great tennis to watch. She has inspired me  to dream big, never give in and above all, be strong and confident on and off the court.

 

The end of a legends era, and the beginning of a new chapter, good luck, my champion!

 

Some photos are from Flickr CC, others are my own.

Questions:

 

Do you have a favourite athlete?

What inspires you about that person?

Do you have a goal for something you are passionate about?

My book review

This is post is a book review on one of my favourite books, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I loved Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, because I loved all the other Harry Potter series. I love books!

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Image: ‘I got the British Children Edition

Other books I like are:

The Enchanted Wood series by Enid Blyton.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

Tashi by Anna and Barbara Fienberg.

The Alice Miranda series by Jacquilene Harvey.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was a captivating book, just like all the other Harry Potter’s. Now for the book review…

  •  Author: The author of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is J.K Rowling, she also wrote all the other Harry Potter books.
  • Genre: Genre of Harry Potter is fantasy.
  • When was it published? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was published by J.K Rowling on 21st July, 2007.
  • Why did you like/dislike Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?  I liked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because it was very thrilling, there were twists everywhere which made you just want to keep on and keep on reading it.
  • Why did you like/dislike the ending? I loved the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ending because Harry defeated Voldemort and he, Ron and Hermione turned out to live a happy life.
  • Give it a five star rating! I would rate it 5 stars every minute of the day!

And that’s my book review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

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Image: ‘DEATHLY HALLOWS.

This is the sign of the Deathly Hallows.

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Image: ‘Daniel Radcliffe

This is Harry Potter/Daniel Radcliffe

Comment on:

Have you ever wrote a book review? What book was it on?

Did you like my book review?

What is your favourite book or series?

Golf

On Thursday 9th August, 13 students of Leopold Primary School participated in the Victorian Primary School Golf Championship.

The event was held at Torquay golf club and organised by Tony Collier, a Victorian professional golfer and helped by our very own Mr Stribley.

I woke up and it was pouring out there! I knew this was going to be a tough day in the rain and wind!

When I got there with Dad, the Leopold Primary kids got together and we all went up in the lift. We were met up the top by the one and only Tony Collier, he told us all the rules and gave us maps of the course so we knew where to go. Some of the rules were…

Once you had 10 shots, that was your score for that hole. You couldn’t take anymore than 10 shots.

If your ball landed in a bunker, you had 2 shots to get it out of there. if you didn’t get it out of there in 2 shots, you just simply placed it on the edge of the grass next to the bunker.

So off we all went off in groups of three with people from your school. Now let me make this very, very CLEAR. It poured and poured and poured and then it poured some more. It was endless! Then with 2 holes to play, it finally stopped, as if someone was playing a mean trick on us. But it just goes to show you the character of the Leopold students every single student that entered finished.

My score over 7 holes was 46, but the my average over nine holes was 53.  My score on each hole was around 4, 5, or 6. Connor, from Grade 6 came first, with an outstanding score of 36.

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I like to play golf, just as much as tennis. I love sports:

Golf

Tennis

Swimming

I love all sports as they keep you very fit!

Overall I came second, which means I made it to the State Regional Final held at the end of this month. I am very excited and I am eager to practise and do well at this special event! Connor will also be playing in this event and it will be held at Curlewis. (Weather permitting, ha ha!)

Comment on:

What is your favourite sport?

Do you like to play golf?

Why do you like/dislike sport?

What could it be?

What could it be?

For those of you who don’t know, there is a vacant land beside our school.

Each day when I come to school,  I wonder about all  the wonderful, magical things that could be there, a rainbow tennis court, a theme park and lots of other great things.

In January, they are going to start building a hub, which will have a kinder, and library and lots of other things for the community.

If you could have anything in the land beside our school,

Stop and think of something, you think is really cool,

It could be anything you want it to be,

It could be a monkey,

Swinging on a tree,

It could be a waterslide,

With twirls and a giant drop,

It could be a chocolate factory,

With lots of lollypops,

What about a skatepark,

With heaps of jumps to do tricks,

Or what about a strawberry patch,

With lots of strawbs to pick,

Maybe a great toy shop,

Filled with  all the coolest toys,

Everything you want,

For every girl and boy,

Now, I would pick my favourite thing,

A rainbow tennis court,

To finish off my favourite thing,

With my idol Kim Clijsters of course.

Enjoy my PhotoPeach, What could it be?

(All photos in this PhotoPeach are from FlickrCC)

 

Comment on:

If you could have your choice, what would you like to have beside our school?

Is there you anything you would like to have at school?

Good Luck, Miss Hannan and Miss Paul!

Check out these blogs, they also did this post:  4KM and 4KJ blog, Clancy’s Corner and  Smiling with Sophie.

Unfortunately, our outstanding student teachers, Miss Hannan and Miss Paul finished their student teaching in 4KM and 4KJ on Wednesday, 6th June. 4KM and 4KJ thoroughly enjoyed having Miss Hannan and Miss Paul and 4KM and 4KJ wish them all the best for their teaching career.

Lots of fun things we did with Miss Hannan were:

  • Learning that Miss Hannan’s sister is Sophie, from the Block. If you don’t know what the Block is, click here, to visit to the website. We also met one of the Block gnomes.
  • We loved using our imagination while writing narratives.
  • Doing lots of fun activities in maths like: vertical addition, vertical subtraction and money.
  • We all enjoyed learning about Bike Ed. We learnt about the parts of a bike, road saftey rules and important tips.

This is Miss Hannan and Miss Paul.

 It will be sad to see you go and all of 4KM and 4KJ will miss both of you. I wish you all the best for your teaching career!

What activities did you enjoy with Miss Hannan or Miss Paul?

Would you like to be a teacher one day?

What would you like to be when you grow up?

Did you know?

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Here they are!

Animals:

Did you know…

  • Octopus’ have eight hearts.

  • Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.

  • Butterflies taste with their feet.

  • There is no sideways movement for a cats jaw.

  • Polar Bears are left handed.

  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain.

  • Snails can sleep for three years without eating.

  • Porcupines float in water.

  • Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.

  • A giraffe can clean it’s ears with it’s 21-inch long tongue!

  • A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

  • Armadillos sleep for an average of 18.5 hours a day.

  • Starfish don’t have brains.

  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian Coat of Arms for that reason.

  • Cats have thirty-two muscles in each ear.

Our bodies

  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

  • 11% of people are left handed.

  • 8% of people have an extra rib.

  • Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body.

Words/alphabet/etc.

  • The most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E.

  • The least used letter in the alphabet is Q.

  • Dreamt is the only word in the English dictionary that ends in mt.

  • If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue, every letter will sound the same.

  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.

  • The longest word without a vowel is rhythm.

  • The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has three syllables.

Australian/world/countries

  • The names of all the continents both start and end with the same letter.

  • Perth is Australia’s windiest city.

  • The flag for Libya is unlike any other being a solid green colour.

  • The only continent without an active volcano is Australia.

Sport

  • The average golf ball has around 336 dimples.

  • The Olympic flag was designed in 1913.

  • About 42,000 tennis balls are used in the Wimbledon Championship. 

  • A bowling pin will fall at a tilt of 7.5 degrees.

  • The game Tug-Of-War was an Olympic sport from 1900-1920

  • Golf is the only sport to be played on the moon by Alan Sheperd in 1971.

Comment on:

What interseting facts did you learn?

Do you know any other interesting facts?

The French Open

The French Open

 Ooooh laaa laaa!

The French Open is an annual tennis tournament,  but not just a tennis tournament, it’s a Grand Slam.  In a year, four Grand Slams are played, Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. This year, the French Open starts on May 27th.

French Open fast facts:

  • The destination is Paris, France.
  • The French Open is played on clay surface.
  • During 1940 to 1945, the French Open was cancelled due to World War II.
  • The tournament was first held in 1891. That means it is 110 years old.
  • It has always been played on clay.
  • It is the only Grand Slam played on clay.
  • The French Open’s official name is Roland Garros.
Can you spot the real Effiel Tower?                         


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bon and I in Paris, or are we?                                                                                                                                  My Nan and Dad-Dad in Paris.

 

This year in the Women’s Draw, I think either:

  • Maria Sharapova
  • Victoria Azarenka
  • Sam Stosur

Will have a chance to win the French Open.

 I chose these players because:

Maria Sharapova has won two clay titles in a row recently.

Victoria Azarenka won the Australian Open this year.

Sam Stosur is a sensational player and moves and plays well on clay court. It sure would be great to see and Aussie win another Grand Slam!

In the Men’s Draw, I think either:

  • Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Roger Federer

I chose these players because:

Rafael Nadal has won clay titles this year, he is known as ‘The Clay King’. He has won the French Open six times.

Novak Djokovic is ranked World no.1.

Roger Federer is a legendary player with 16 Grand Slam titles to his name. He holds the record for winning the most Grand Slam titles in Men’s history.

Enjoy my PhotoPeach on the French Open

(Some photos are from FlickrCC, others are my own)

 

 

Comment on:

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If you know any tennis players, who do you think will win the French Open?

Do you have any cool facts to share about tennis or your favourite sport?


 

 

Welcome to my New Blog!

 

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My name is Liv and I am currently in Grade 4.  I am going to write posts about classroom activities, my sports, whats coming up and lots more.

I go to Leopold Primary School.   Click here to visit the Leopold Primary School website.  My teacher is Miss Jordan, class 4KJ.  Click here to visit my class blog.

Me and my sister, Bon

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