The confused swordfish

Lindsey Paulsen


Imagine you are one of the fastest animals in the ocean. You weigh thousands of pounds and every small fish that sees you swims away. You are too fast; your long sharp snout slices your prey in half. Being the mighty sword fish means you have to be large and fast. Your diet must be balanced, eating a variety of foods. Your bright big eyes must be warm and colorful, and your appearance must be spot on.


These creatures are fascinating to learn about. They have to maintain a healthy diet, have a spot on appearance, and stay quick and sharp. From the most boring sponge to the biggest whale I think swordfish are the most interesting to learn about.


The swordfish jumps into the air,

he snaps his jaws without a care.

It can go 150 miles per hour,

you can imagine all the food it gets to devour.

He likes to eat mackerel, herring, and squid,

when he ate the squid all the other fish hid.

Its back is grey to blue,

but its belly is a white hue.

I would love to be this lovely fish,

but I don't want to end up on someone's dish!

Dinner Explanation

Dinner is a poem I wrote about the swordfish. It includes movement, food, and appearance. It is named by the last line.

The Hungry Swordfish

This swordfish is trying to trick the fish so he can eat them. He says in the first box, "I have a present for you." He secretly gets inside a box, knowing the fish would be curious. As soon as they open the box he eats them and then he tricks the squid.
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Chef's Corner

Lindsey Paulsen 12/17/14

Family Life 6 Australia foods

Tim Tam

  • Ingredients

  • 185g butter, at room temperature, chopped

  • 370g (1 3/4 cups) caster sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour

  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour

  • 80g (3/4 cup) cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) water

  • 100g Arnott’s Tim Tam Original, finely chopped

Chocolate ganache

  • 400g milk chocolate, chopped

  • 300ml ctn pouring cream

Chocolate filling

  • 125g butter, at room temperature, chopped

  • 450g (3 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted

  • 2 tablespoons malted milk powder

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 200g milk chocolate, melted, cooled

  1. Step 1

  2. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line base and sides of two 18 x 27cm (base measurement) slice pans.

  3. Step 2

  4. Use an electric beater to beat butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, until just combined. Sift over half the combined flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add milk. Use a metal spoon to fold until just combined. Sift over remaining combined flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda. Add water and fold until just combined.

  5. Step 3

  6. Divide mixture among pans. Smooth surface. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centres comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Step 4

  8. Meanwhile, to make chocolate ganache, place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring cream just to the boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour cream over chocolate. Stir with a metal spoon until melted and smooth. Place in fridge, stirring often, for 40 minutes until thickened slightly.

  9. Step 5

  10. To make chocolate filling, use electric beaters to beat butter in a bowl until pale and creamy. Gradually add icing sugar, malted milk powder and milk, in alternating batches, until smooth and combined. With the beater on low, gradually beat in the chocolate until just combined.

  11. Step 6

  12. Place one cake on a wire rack set over a baking tray. Use a palette knife to spread filling over cake. Sprinkle with Tim Tams. Top with remaining cake. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to set.

  13. Step 7

  14. Pour ganache over the top of the cake. Use a palette knife to spread ganache over top and sides to cover. Set aside for 10 minutes to set.

Tim Tam, What is it?

A tim tam is an Australian food that is a desert. It was first made in Australia and then discovered in many other countries.
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My diorama includes a swordfish(1) who is eating a squid(2). There is seaweed(3) that a snail is feasting on. Algae(4) is sitting on the rock with two types of coral(5) above it. Two clams(6) are sifting through the sand to find food. The octopus(7) is searching through the water in hopes of finding food. And lastly the starfish(8) is taking a nap on the sand.

Go Fish

In the Go Fish workshop we searched Petsmart and Petco to find fish supplies. We had a budget of $250 and we had to get salt, food, water, filter, and supplies, and decorations.
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