Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Writing spooky Halloween stories

Today we started learning about how to build tension for our spooky stories. We learnt that we should use 1. A simile 2. Some short sentences 3. An ellipses (...)
We looked at this picture, and then wrote a spooky description of the tree.

"The long grass is attacking the tree like fire. Scary sounds come towards me. The tree rattled. Heart pumping. Sweat pouring. I see dark in the sky. There is a spooky shadow in the grass. I see blood dripping from one of the branches…."

What do you think? Could we improve it? Add your ideas in the comments...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Athletics Day

On Tuesday we went to Hastings Sports Park for our annual athletics day. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun. See if you can see yourself in the photos...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thinking about being a kaitiakitanga

Today we were wondering about being a kaitiakitanga (guardian) of NZ's rivers and seas. How can we look after them? Here are our ideas...