Rachel Renee Russel is a lawyer who prefers to write childrens books because she believes you cant go to court in pyjamas and slippers.

she was born in Saint Joseph, December 11, 1945. She grew up with two younger sisters and younger twin brothers. The first book she wrote was in 6th grade which was a present to her younger brothers. Dork diaries books are based on Rachels experience in middle school.

Now at the age of 68 she has two daughters named Erin (who helps with writing) and Nikki (who helps with illustrations) . Dork diaries main character Nikki Maxwell was named after her daughter.

Today in the U.S dork diaries has sold over 10 million copies. Rachels hobbies are planting purple flowers and making useless craft.

Dork diaries is an international best seller!


Angela, Jessica and I chose to do our workshop on percentages in a catalogue. We each did 1 ladies summer dress, 1 winter ladies dress, 1 kids summer dress 1 kids winter dress, shoes and necklaces. We did things like 20%, 15%, 25% and lots more. Here is an example:

Ladies Prom Dress $90


25% off = $67.50c

50% of 90 = $451/2 of 45 = $22.50c = 25%

Glitter Text @ Glitterfy.com

As the whistle blew

The game started.

The ball was being passed back and forth.

Fouls were being called.

Goals were being shot.

With the scoreboard going wild.

8 minutes on the clock with the score tied,

As the whistle blew.


After the storm

The sun rose.

The warmth spread,

and I yawned my way out of bed to the sound of water dripping off the leaves.

Water flowed down the gutter of the road.

The flowers opened their petals to the sun while the grass dried,

after the storm.


As the night falls,

The sun sets.

The moon lights up.

The stars shine.

While the sky dims its light,

As the night falls.


Challenge 2 – Student Blogging Challenge – Singer or Band

We jumped in the taxi, here we are for the  first time we look to our right and we see the Statue of Liberty. This all sounds so crazy, everybody seems so famous, our tommies are turning and we’re feeling kind of home sick, too much pressure and we’re nervous.” We are about to be on international T.V for the music awards for the first time ever.”Shouted Perrie “We should be excited” “Its not that we’re not excited it is just that we are nervous because its our first time.” Replied Jade. We knew everything was going to be ok. As we arrived it was like a land for singers it was AWESOME!!! Name by name was called out but we were never, so we started getting off our seats to leave and all of a sudden the host said ” The best band over all is LITTLE MIX” We screamed our butts off, it was the best moment of my life. Some people didn’t know whether we were crying or laughing but we were crying with joy.


10 favourite things . . .


Instagram is a app on ipods, ipads and iphones. It is a social app to share photos and see what people are up to. You can chat to people by sending comments. On instagram you have to have a account to be able to get on instagram.

Dork Diaries:

Dork Diaries is my favourite book it is a dramatic and funny book. The main character is Nikki Maxwell, she is awkward and wierd at times but other than that she is AWESOME!!! I would rate it 9 and a half out of ten


Surfing is my favourite sport it is a opportunity to really live life. I love the feeling of the water splashing at my face when I rip along the wave. Surfing is like winning a million dollors once you’ve got it you cant get rit of it. you feel free when you are in the ocean.


Netball is another favourite sport it is more of a active sport because you have to run around the court the whole time trying to defend the opposition team. I Love netball because It helps me with my shooting, my passing and my defence.

Bring it on:

Bring it on is my favourite movie there is about 5 different bring it on movies but they are the BEST!!! They are about cheerleading. My favourite Bring it on is Bring it on in it to win it.


Fiji sheraton villa resort is my favourite holiday. If walked out the back door of our room there would be two desent sized pools. We got a big buffee breakfast with a pool out the front  so when we finished brekkie we went for a swim.


Orange is my favourite colour it is a nice bright glowing colour. Orange is the colour of an orange and a manderin which makes a bit of taste in the colour.

Strawberry yoghurt:

strawberry yoghurt is my favourite food it has FAB taste in it to make it delishous. I love the brand Thick and creamy because it makes the yoghurt thick and creamy. YUM!!!!!!!

The Block:

The Block is my favourite T.V show at the moment. I have been really digging the reality shows lately I don’t know what it is about it but I just can’t stop watching them. Eg: The Block, Celebrity Apprentice and Big Brother but that isn’t on at the moment. The Block is a renovating show each week the judges will be judging the rooms giving the couples a score out of 10. The couple with the highest score will win cash and the couple with the lowest score will be named CHUMPS!

Moshi monsters:

Moshi monsters is my favourite computer game. It is a online game where you adopt a monster and gain coins to buy food, clothes and furniture. You can get moshlIngs by playing missions and planting seeds.


Jeannie Baker

Jeannie Baker was born in Croydon, England 1950. She is an Author/Illustrator and a short film maker. Jeannie went to art collageat Brighton Polytechnic, Croydon. She is known for a elabrate collages. Jeannie Baker emigrated to Australia in 1975 and became a childrens writer. Her collages are known as works of art. Jeannie Baker lived with her devoted partner, architect David Blackwell, until his death in 2012.

I like Jeannie Bakers books because they are unique and special in their own way and always have a message behind them.