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Joel with a butterfly net

By Joel, Sydney, NSW

I am 11 years old. I like playing games with balls. I like playing with paper planes and I have made some really good ones.

I like catching butterflies. I have caught the biggest butterfly in Sydney. I made my own net.

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Homeschool Excursion to Taronga Zoo 
7th August, 2009 Luk Chai, the baby elephant calf is the first baby elephant born in Australia at Taronga Zoo. He was born in early July, 2009. …

Koalas at Kennett River 
When we were on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, we drove for quite a while and past a place called Kennett River. We saw a tourist bus on the side …

Orchard Swallowtail 
In October, I caught the orchard swallowtail. I found it in the bush near our house. It is the biggest butterfly found around Sydney. It has a 11cm …

My Violin 
In October I bought my violin and I know how to play "O When the Saints..." It came in a lovely case but the screws came half way out so we gave …

Life cycle of the Silkworm 
Today, the 13th of November, 2008, I took a photo of the silkworms in their different stages. I will describe the silkworm cycle. First the silkworm …

The best part about the book,THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER by Elizabeth George Speare, was when Attean and Matt were walking through the forest and they heard …

My Garden 
I have a garden which I share with Micah my brother and we planted vegetables last year. They grew so well so this year we will grow some more vegetables. …

Unexpected Discovery - finding our baby rabbits Not rated yet
We had two rabbits - one a boy one a girl. Unfortunately the male rabbit died. The female rabbit, Knight, kept on digging holes in this garden bed and …

Make a simple hovercraft Not rated yet
To make a simple hovercraft you need a bottle top, a tac and a foam cup, balloon and a cd or dvd. Method: 1. Get the tac and push about five holes …

Commedia Dell'Arte Not rated yet
My brother, Ben has been working on Commedia Dell'Arte with his homeschool drama group. Last Saturday night we went to see the different plays. …

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