Hey Everyone,

I know that most of you have probably unsubscribed from the mailing list because I haven’t posted in forever! Well, I started year 8 at the beginning of this year and I have been having loads of fun! I am going on camp tomorrow which is really exciting, but there is going to be tons of leeches and I absolutely hate leeches! To be honest, I don’t know anyone who does like leeches!

Well, it has been an exciting year and I just want to apologise for when I completely changed the whole blog! I changed it to something like Rolling in a Teen Girl’s Motion or something like that! Anyway, is back and I am ready to keep blogging, but if it’s okay with you guys, I might sign off as Tess instead of GreenZebra…

Peace Out Brussel Sprouts,


Writing from a Year 7 Mind…

Hey Everyone,

I am so sorry that I haven’t been writing for ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages… (You get the jist) but it’s because I started Year & and it’s been really busy and I’ve had trouble getting my head around things and, and, and… I’m really sorry! Right now I’m watching an old French movie about cars with my Dad. :/

See ya l8ter


Student Blogging Challenge

Hi Everyone

For the Student Blogging Challenge, we were told to do something about English, so I took the suggestion of making a collage about sharing, but I did mine on the internet…









Here are the picture URL’s in order from L to R:,r:1,s:0,i:127



Things to Write About on YOUR Blog!

I was writing a comment on The Blogger’s Cafe and I thought I might share it with you…

The Link:

Hi All,

I blog quite regularly but I would like to be able to think of things to write about easily!

Sometimes I just write about something (it doesn’t have to be the most interesting thing in the world) that happened during my week at school, at home or somewhere in between.

Another fun thing to do is to create a survey on a free website like poll daddy or survey monkey! (I find poll daddy easier to use) I recently posted a survey on my blog called Everything Imaginable, and as you can probably guess, it was about really random things like…

What’s your made up name? What are your favourite animals? What’s something funny that happened to you recently? It’s a really fun and interesting thing to do.

Now, this one is really quite strange, but the other day I was doing a discussion test and we were allowed to search the internet for evidence. So I was looking at a website from some sort of newspaper, so I read this article and found it really interesting. So I wrote a sticky note to remind me to put it on my blog! It’s strange but really easy!

Another really good thing to do if you can’t think of anything to write about is…

Make a new page!!

Don’t just write posts, make your blog have loads of different pages of completely different things! You could have a page for photos, videos, stories, recipes, jokes, good movies or books, you’re favourite things to do or even how to write a good comment!

One more thing that I want to share with you is that you could make something! Like a screenr, where you can record your screen and talk as well. You could draw something and scan it and post it. You could even make a trailer off iMovie or some other type of program!

Last but not least, you could hold a competition! May it be the best story, or the best drawing, or the best recipe or the most creative word! You are the decider!

So know that I have given you all these ideas! You have no excuses! In fact I’m going to go and put this on my blog!

Tess. D

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Hi Everyone,

I don’t know if you celebrate Halloween or not but I definitely do! I always go trick or treating and every year I hope for the same thing, that no-one says Trick! I was thinking, just a little while ago I was visiting my friends blog and they had thought that they should write a prompt for you to write a 100 word challenge, so that is what I am going to do!

The prompt for you is…

…on the other side of the window was…

Good Luck and just comment your 100 word challenges into me on this postm



P.S-The blog who gave me this idea was…



150 things to do when you’re bored!

Hi Guys,

I was looking for something to do on the weekend and I found this awesome website that had 150 things to do when you’re bored and I thought that you might enjoy having things to do at your fingertips!

 Challenge your friends to a marble tournament.

2. Or fry up some marbles and make jewelry!

3. Set up a lemonade stand. You could even donate your earnings to charity!

4. Adopt a word.

5. Play classic video games in your backyard.

6. Sculpt with old books.

7. List 20 things you like about someone. Now give the list to that person and make their day.

8. Host a movie marathon — but choose the DVDs with your eyes closed. Don’t forget popcorn!

9. Walk your dog. Or offer to walk a neighbour’s dog. If you can’t find a dog to walk, try walking your cat … or your ferret. Or you could try washing your dog — or your neighbour’s dog.

10. Bring dog treats to the park and meet 25 new dogs.

11. Don’t have access to a pet? Make your own! Gather some rocks from outdoors and glue or draw eyes on them. Print out a box template so you can package a pet rock to give to someone who might need a friend. Or make a bunch of pet rocks to sell!

12. Find 10 gnomes in 10 minutes.

13. Get some friends together and play blind man’s bluff.

14. Improve your vocabulary and help to end world hunger.

15. Prepare some jiggly finger jello. Or rainbow jello. Have a jello eating contest and eat with your hands behind your back!

16. Or jiggle some virtual jello.

17. Build paper models.

18. Compose music with your computer keyboard.

19. Organize an improvised sports day. Play ping pong on a table with 2 books and a rubber ball. Use plastic bottles as bowling pins. Play basketball or volleyball with a crumpled up piece of paper. Use pens as hockey sticks and a bottle cap as a puck. Or bend wire hangers to make croquet wickets .. and use toilet plungers for the mallets!

20. Direct a mini movie starring your friends or members of your family. Write a script (or use your favorite book), make costumes, design sets and props. It doesn’t even have to be very long — try making a one-minute movie! When you’re done upload your movie to YouTube and share it with the world!

21. Raining? Don’t hide indoors. Whether you’re 3, 13, 33 or 63, get out there and splash in the puddles. Feel the joy!

22. Put together some photo puzzle blocks.

23. Or assemble an old puzzle and paint your own picture onto the surface. Or cut up magazines and glue a collage onto it. Then separate the pieces (you may need to cut them apart) and see if you can put your puzzle back together again.
Or build puzzles online.

24. Give some old clothes a new life. Tie-dye a t-shirt or repurpose some jeans.

25. Paint a room in your house. Or do a painting of a room in your house.

26. Write a letter to someone using only letters cut from newspapers and magazines. Or whip up a quick one online. Now mail it!

27. Microwave s’mores. Or peanut butter s’mores.

28. Explore new worlds.

29. Compile a list of 100 random things about yourself. Share them with us in the comments here!

30. Memorize your favourite poem.

31. Go for a whole day without speaking. Can you do it? Challenge friends or family members to join you.

32. Write a letter to yourself to be read at your high school graduation. Or your wedding. Or at your 50th birthday party. What would you tell yourself?

33. Try not to think about purple gorillas.

34. Drink 9 glasses of water in one day.

35. Name a puppy.

36. Learn the art of calligraphy.

37. Send a thank you note to someone who did something nice for you.

38. Write a book, a story or a poem. Print it from your printer, or just handwrite it using your nicest penmanship. Now give it to someone as a gift — or donate it to a library.

39. Or, collaborate on a story with a friend, each of you taking turns writing the chapters.

40. Don’t know what to write about? People-watch at the park and make up stories about the interesting people you see.

41. Challenge yourself to write a story that’s only 100 words long (it’s not as easy as you think!) — share it with us in the comments here!

42. Illustrate an entire story (maybe your autobiography!) with stick people.

43. Play with your food.

44. Run up and down the stairs. Can you do it 10 times? 50? 100? Now beat that!

45. Catalogue your books. Or inventory your socks.

46. Invent your own board game. Use a board and pieces from an old game you don’t use anymore (Candyland anyone?).

47. Try to catch 25 grapes in your mouth, one at a time.

48. Host a treasure hunt or scavenger hunt. For younger kids, create a wordless hunt, leaving only pictures (or photos) as clues. One clue will lead to the next, which will lead to the next, and so on. For teens and adults, try some of these ideas.

49. Whip up some homemade sidewalk chalk.

50. Use your chalk to write something encouraging on the sidewalk — in 10 different places.

51. Brighten someone’s day! Leave inspirational notes between the pages of library books. Or download spoke cards to secretly attach to people’s bikes.

52. Post a funny missing dog poster.

53. Design funky cushions — enough to cover your entire bed!

54. Construct a Rube Goldberg device (not like the one on Family Guy!).

55. Rent some inline skates and hit the bike paths or sidewalks.

56. Start an ongoing project — take a photo of something (yourself maybe?) everyday for a year or do something like the Uniform Project to raise money for a charity.

57. Build robots using items found around the house (please don’t take the toaster apart without permission).

58. Read comic books.

59. Create your own comic book (printable templates here) or turn your favorite novel into a comic book.

60. Get inspired with fun comic book covers.

61. Assemble a shoebox all about you — decorate the outside to represent what others see, then fill the inside with objects to represent the things others might not know about you.

62. Or create a childhood in a jar.

63. Organize a camp out in your backyard — if you’re not old enough to stay in the yard overnight just pitch a tent and spend the day.

64. Whip up some chocolate banana pops.

65. Prepare a picnic to eat in your backyard. Or in the park. Or even in your living room.

66. Engage in an epic water hose battle (in the yard, not the house). Or how about a shaving cream fight? Or pelt each other with pudding!

67. Follow an ant around the yard and see what ants really do all day.

68. Plan a tea party with real tea cups and little sandwiches — you know, the ones with the crusts cut off.

69. Learn a magic trick.

70. Turn a book into a top-secret camera case

71. When’s the last time you made a finger painting? Create a masterpiece. Then try painting with your toes.

72. Construct a sundial. Or just learn about how sundials work.

73. Dye your hair with Kool-Aid (assure your parents it’s not permanent).

74. Check out what free activities are offered at your public library.

75. Go for a walk with a memory box. Fill it with objects you find (rocks, old birds’ nests, flowers, leaves, rocks, etc). Take pics to put in the box too. Use the items to write a story or create a collage or sculpture.

76. Launch your own website or blog. Fill your site with movie reviews or blogging advice, or something else you’re an expert at. Or help out someone else who would like to start one but can’t quite figure out how.

77. Plant flowers. If you don’t have anywhere to plant them outdoors, plant them in a pot indoors instead. Or plant vegetables. Or try growing something exotic like a Venus flytrap!

78. Or put together a terrarium.

79. Build edible cookie houses with cookie wafers, candy and frosting. Customize them for upcoming holidays. Christmas has gingerbread houses, so why shouldn’t Labour Day or Thanksgiving have houses too?

80. Clean out the garage, the attic or the basement, gather up all your old toys and games and have a garage sale — you’ll free up space and make a bit of cash while you’re at it. Not interested in having strangers come to your sale? Have a private, by-invitation-only sale.

81. If garage sales aren’t your thing, sell your stuff on eBay. Or arrange a swap with friends or neighbours. Or donate your old clothes or toys to charity.

82. Create a life-sized self portrait. Get a big roll of paper, lie down on it, and get someone to trace around your body. Now fill in the details.

83. Write a haiku. Or get the internet to write one for you.

84. How many things could you make with a cardboard box?

85. Tint sand with food colour (or powdered paint) and create sand art in jars. Or make sand pictures.

86. Sculpt with tinfoil.

87. Become a mad scientist.

88. Organize a travelling meal with your friends (works best if you all live close together). Go to House #1 for appetizers, House #2 for salad, House #3 for soup, House #4 for the main course, and House #5 for dessert.

89. Not keen on all the travelling? Have a potluck instead.

90. Pull teh tail bak and launch teh kitteh to nom nom nom 4 fud.

91. Play telephone Pictionary with your friends.

92. Blow gigantic bubbles.

93. Try flying a kite with the kite attached to the back of your bike.

94. Break or set a world record.

95. Count how many licks it takes you to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.

96. Doodle on anything BUT a piece of paper. Try doodling on a leaf or a shoe … or even a My Little Pony!

97. Write a letter to your favourite famous person (find some addresses here). Let us know in the comments if you get a reply!

98. Host the opposite of a slumber party — invite your friends over for a wake-a-thon. Can you stay awake for 24 hours straight? How about 36? You could even get pledges from neighbours and relatives and raise money for a charity.

99. Use crayons and wax paper to create faux stained glass.

100. Open your own bike wash. Set up a water-filled tub in the driveway, pour in some mild dish soap, grab some sponges, and invite the neighbours to bring their bikes and toys for cleaning.

101. Set up a track and have an itty-bitty Indy race with remote-controlled cars.

102. Blow up a kiddy pool and invite everyone over for a pool party.

103. Get the glass!

104. Put your fork aside and eat with your fingers. Choose challenging foods like spaghetti and ice cream!

105. Assemble French toast kabobs.

106. Take a virtual tour of the White House.

107. Declare a backwards day! Wear your clothes backward and start the day off right with a nutritious supper — dessert first!

108. Or, have an opposite day instead.

109. Put together a time capsule and bury it in your yard. Or hide it in your attic or basement.

110. Compose a letter to future inhabitants of your house so they’ll know what you and your family were like when you lived there.

111. Construct fairy houses in your yard

112. Make homemade ice cream drumsticks.

113. Send secret messages to your friends using invisible ink.

114. Explore the past.

115. Collect something unusual — like sugar packets!

116. Build a button yo-yo and practice yo-yo tricks.

117. Set up an obstacle course in your yard.

118. Transform yourself into a Starship Enterprise crew member.

119. Gather some stones and construct an inukshuk.

120. Start a vacation journal to pass around among your friends. Have each friend take the journal along on their vacation to write in and attach pics of what they did. When they get home they can pass it on to the next friend who’s going on holiday.

121. Insert encouraging messages into helium-filled balloons and release them. Be sure to include your email address so people can contact you if they find one!

122. Plan your family’s escape route in case of fire.

123. Build a bird feeder. Or a bird house.

124. Adopt a pet (you’ll need to get the ok from your parents or the other people in your house).

125. Whip up some homemade smoothies. Or slurpees.

126. Put together some homemade ice cream sandwiches.

127. Start a summer snowball fight.

128. Laugh 400 times today. Keep count.

129. Learn Morse Code.

130. Head to your local dollar store and pick up supplies to make some of these awesome crafts.

131. Build a clubhouse. Modify an old garden shed or playhouse you no longer use, or convert an unused corner of your garage or attic.

132. Become a tattoo artist.

133. Put together a silly survival kit or make a pocket anti-boredom kit.

134. Try Spam. No, not the internet kind. The real deal. Try out some spamtastic recipes.

135. Read a novel from beginning to end in one sitting (it’s ok to take bathroom breaks).

136. Buy property on Mars.

137. Make your own 3D glasses.

138. Organize a neighbourhood cleanup. Invite friends and neighbours to help.

139. Assemble a shoebox dollhouse. Or a shoebox “action figure” house (action figures sold separately).

140. Put together a pinhole camera.

141. Concoct a baking soda volcano.

142. Call your local fire department and ask (nicely!) if they conduct tours. If they do, arrange to take a firehouse tour. Bring the fire-fighters some cookies to thank them for their time.

143. Learn how to tie a necktie.

144. Decoupage a lunchbox.

145. Spin a drawing.

146. Go on an alphabet walk. Pick a letter of the alphabet and find as many things as you can that begin with that letter. Or, try to find something that begins with each letter of the alphabet.

147. Take photos of the letters you see. Or, snap pictures of things that look like letters of the alphabet.

148. Dig a hole.

149. Whatever you do, do NOT push the big red button!

150. Print out this list and separate the ideas with scissors. Put them all into a jar and any time you’re bored, just pick one!

Now you have no excuses to be bored!

Your Fun-master


International Womens Day

Hello Everybody

I was on Google before and I saw that it was International Womens Day today so I thought that it would be a good idea to have a question about women, which woman inspires you the most? Leave your answer in a comment. Maybe it’s your Mum or sister or even a  pet just so long that it’s a girl. A woman who inspires me would definitely be my Mum. Mum’s are always there, ever since we were born. Since we are talking about women we might as well not leave the men out, so who is you favourite man or women. Once again you could do a pet, brother or our Superdad’s!

Speaking of Mum and Dad’s, I am going to tell you a little about my Mum and Dad. Starting with my Mum.

My Mum has short, brown hair and long legs with brown eyes and an oval-shaped face. She always gets welled up at important assemblies that I got to and she loves photography. By the way her name is Tanya. Her favourite colour is green and her favourite animal is a panda. My Mum’s favourite food is Italian. Lots of people think that she is about 30-40 but she is actually 50! Now it is time to know about my Dad….

My Dad’s name is Steve and he is always fixing the house. He wants more hair because he doesn’t have much, but he used to have an afro. When my dad was younger he had a dog that he called Otis. It was a boxer and my Dad loved him so much. I would loved to have met him but one day he escaped and died. Probably from a car running over him. My Dad is 54 and is awesome when it comes to handiwork.

Well there’s a little bit about my parents. So…. who inspires you the most?

Your Writer


Merry Christmas!

Seasons greeting GreenZebra-lings,

It is 5:37 on christmas Eve and the tension STINKS!! Oh, maybe that was the sausage roll I had at Chatswood Chase this morning. HAHAHA!! I am so excited about Christmas that my Christmas list is so long. It’s sort of surprising, when my mum and Dad said to write a Christmas list I said that I didn’t know what I wanted for Christmas and they said why and I said because I already had a lot of stuff and I didn’t really need anything else. Here is my current Christmas list:

1. Penny board skateboard

2. Long necklaces with big pendants

3. Skullcandy Headphones

4. Music/CD’s

5. Laptop

6. Ballet flats

7. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides DVD

8. Moo print pencil case from Love Libby (Fits a 30 com ruler)

9. Bags

10. Justin Bieber stuff

11. Books

12. Ears pierced

I am going to do a bit of a poll in the next post so take it and we’ll see how it goes!! What do you want for Christmas? Tell us in a comment! Are you going anywhere this Holiday Season? I am going to America soon and there might be a computer somewhere so I will keep you all up to date on what’s happening in Colorado!! My plan for Christmas Day is pretty jam packed….. Wake up and call Dad, he comes over and we all open presents then Dad goes home and I go to my Noni and Dide’s house for breakfast and then get dropped off at Dad’s house. Have an awesome lucy there and then go back to Noni and Dide’s for Dinner. Then sleep and IT IS ALL OVER!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


Edublogs Awards

Hi Guys,

Guess what…….I am on the shortlist for the Edublogs Awards Best Student Blog! You’ve probably already found out because recently people have been commenting on my blog saying congratulations, well.. this is why if you haven’t already figured out. I am soooooooo excited about it because only a few people got through and yes, it’s from the WORLD!! My grade and I got some time to vote for someone for The Edublogs Awards and I voted for my friend T&T. She has a really cool blog and you should check it out*. Here is the shortlist: