Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Swimming Lessons!

It was my first day at swimming lessons! I hoped in the pool and Iwas a frozen ice-block.

Then a guy called Ronald bombed into the pool and my skeleton jumped out of my skin!

Then I did a lap in the pool. Then I went on the diving board and I flew into the air!

I fell into the pool like a pile of rocks. When I hit the water it felt like I had landed on concrete

cause I did a belly flop.

The teacher called me to tell time of the lap. I climbed out of the pool like a rock climber,

then I went into the changing room like a soaking wet cat.

When I was changed, Ronald gave me a fright and I got a shiver down my spine that shock the changing rooms down.

When I got home my mum had ants in her pants cause she was worried I would drown in my first swim.

The next day I got up on the wrong side of the bed and fell into the pool like a pile of jelly and swam like a dead fish.

When I got home I had a lot of cookies like I was the Cookie Monster and went bed really tied.

Writers Quiz

On the day of Writers Quiz my heart was exploding with bombs.

Mrs A said, "don't count your chickens before they hatch" because I said "we'll win."

At the compitition RH asked if me cat got my tongue.

CC said "US we are not on the same page right now."

When the competition was finished we were all as happy as a puppy with two tails.

AD and US

A Bad Day at School

It was Monday the first day of the term, I was hoping for no homework but when I asked the teacher he jumped down my thoart.

After that horrible sight I felt as sick as a dog.

At P.E time we had to run around the field 5 times but I threw in the towel after 2.

I knew trying out for the football team would cost a arm and a leg but mum says I am a jack of all trades so I had to try out.

After that bad day I went home. I was so worried that I had butterflies in my stomach about my mum asking how schoolwas today because I did not want to say it was horrible. When I got home guess what my mum asked me... " How was school today?". I replied, today I jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

JG, RH and AC

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Heart

You use your heart every day and every night.It goes beat, beat, beat pumping the blood around your body. Oxygen and carbon dioxide that is being carried by blood first enters the heart through the right and left upper chambers. The tiny cavities get filled with blood and grow. When they contract the blood pushes the flaps of the tricuspid and Mitral Valves open so that the blood can move on to the lower chambers. When the blood is finished in the lower valves the flaps close up so the blood will not flow the wrong way. The two valves that control the blood leaving the lower chambers are called Semilunar Valves.They act in a similar way opening to allow blood to pass into the aorta and the pulmonary artery on the right. Then they close to stop the blood from flowing backwards.
Did you know...
Your heart never rests and its about the size of your fist!
Your heart pumps more than 200 million litres of blood in a lifetime!


The Digestive System

The food we eat has to be processed so we can get the nutrients out of it so we can keep our body healthy. This is how the digestive system does this: First you bite the food, the tongue and the teeth chew it.Then it goes through the stomach and it breaks down and churns the food. Then it goes through the small intestines which squeezes it along and absorbs the nutrients in to the body.Then in to the large intestines. The waste is pushed out when you use the toilet.

Interesting facts
Did you know if your small intestines were uncoiled they would be as long as a bus!


The Circulatory System

The circulatory system is one of the important and fascinating systems of your body. The system takes blood around the body. It is controlled by the heart. The reason you need blood going around your body is because it carries oxygen and nutrients around. The steps of the circulatory system are: The blood enters your heart, then it goes to the right atrium. After that it will travel to the right ventricle, then it is pumped to the lungs, the lungs will add oxygen, it goes back to the heart and it enters the left ventricle, and the blood is pumped to the body, following that it returns to the heart. It is all used to move blood around your body. The veins and arteries carry it.

  • If all your blood vessels were laid end to end they would circle the wold twice.

  • The average heart beats 70 times a minute.