Monday, 31 August 2015

Writing



WALT create our own Myth / legend 


Co-constructed SC:

keep your writing in order:
beginning, middle and end
make sure you have your plan
put it into your own words
use more interesting words, 
time connectives - suddenly, later, unexpectedly, meanwhile, next minute...after that
proof read your writing
highlighter strategy

Editing your story is a very important  - Make sure you read it through carefully and check:
Will your story make sense to your reader and will it interest them?
Have you given a satisfactory ending?
Is your spelling correct?
Make sure you have used a range of punctuation ,  .  !  “  “  ?  (  ) 
 Start a new paragraph for:
•A change of time, e.g. Early the next morning…
•A change of place e.g. On the other side of the mountain stood…
•A change of action e.g. At that moment the lights went out.
A change of character e.g. Unexpectedly, Dr Townley rounded the corner.

We are using the story mountain to help us  with our planning

In a mythical world like no other a monkey samurai named Oda was crawling along the rocky chocolate footpath. Oda is really funny,loves giving hugs but has a very loud voice. Oda heard a man yelling something really weird. Oda went to talk with the man across the chocolate runny river. Odd said to the man " what is your name?" The man said "my name is captain awesome and I am scared of the monster that is coming!" What type of monster?" "An oni." "We must defend chocolate world." Another year of fun later...  (The Ono was on its way) finally said Oda "there coming to our land of chocolate." The odi said in a loud voice, "I will give you my marshmallows for some of your chocolate!" Odi said in a monstrous voice "NO!" The monster was horrified and started to run away and that was the end of that! The end

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Writing


Make sure your information is correct and if there are a variety of versions, choose the most well known
keep your writing in order:
beginning, middle and end
make sure you have your plan
put it into your own words
use more interesting words, 
time connectives - suddenly, later, unexpectedly, meanwhile, next minute...after that
proof read your writing
highlighter strategy

Editing your story is a very important  - Make sure you read it through carefully and check:
Will your story make sense to your reader and will it interest them?
Have you given a satisfactory ending?
Is your spelling correct?
Make sure you have used a range of punctuation ,  .  !  “  “  ?  (  ) 
 Start a new paragraph for:
•A change of time, e.g. Early the next morning…
•A change of place e.g. On the other side of the mountain stood…
•A change of action e.g. At that moment the lights went out.

•A change of character e.g. Unexpectedly, Dr Townley rounded the corner.


WALT retell a Myth / legend from a country we are researching.
Co-constructed SC:

                                                    





                                                   Zashiki-Warashi Adventure


Every night a boy named Zashiki-Warashi hunts pillow's. He is very mischievous. He weirdly touches people's faces with his iceberg hands. He does crazy creepy things like bite your nose like a tiger would do. He makes fascinating sound waves to haunt people through the night. For some reason he is never found in the crack of dawn. Thousands of people keep Looking, but all they find is the Flowing air and footprints. He came across a victim in despair as the howling mist haunted the night. ️️ As he walked closer to the first house he had seen in 5 months, he stepped forward and suddenly... he tripped! Thousands of people crowded around him. He had been caught! At the snap of a finger, he faded into the mist and was never seen again!



Maths


Inquiry pictures




Thursday, 13 August 2015

Reading

This is a really weird castle because I named it the food castle 



Caid marked me developing

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Task G

Task G: make up 3 questions you could ask someone about the story to test whether they have read it carefully 

Inquiry

Saru kani kassen 
    
This is Japanese legend I found on line 

Go to web-Japan.org to see other Japanese legends or myths


One day, a monkey carrying a persimmon seed noticed a crab with a rice ball in its claw. The monkey was very hungry, and so asked the crab to trade the rice ball for the seed. The crab thought this an unfair trade and refused. But the clever monkey said to the crab, "Once you eat the rice ball it will be gone forever, but if you plant the persimmon seed, it will grow into a tree and bear a never-ending supply of fruit." The crab was persuaded, and the monkey got the rice ball.


The crab planted the persimmon seed in the corner of her garden. She watered it daily, telling it, "If you don't bud quickly I'll dig you up with my hoe." The frightened seed quickly sprouted. Then the crab said, "If you don't hurry up and grow, I'll snip you in half with these scissors." The bud quickly grew into a big tree. Finally, the crab threatened the tree, "Bear fruit or I'll chop you down with an axe." The frightened tree promptly bore fruit.


By fall most of the persimmons had ripened bright red. The monkey noticed this and, climbing the tree, began eating the ripest fruit. Soon the crab came along and, unable to climb the tree, asked the monkey to bring some persimmons down to her. "Sure!" said the monkey, but instead, he grabbed a hard, unripe fruit and threw it down at the crab's head, injuring her. The crab was laid up in bed for many days. 


Before long, the crab's children became worried about their bedridden mother and cried so much that, unable to stand it any longer, a bee, a chestnut, a sewing needle and a stone mortar got together and agreed to help the baby crabs get revenge on the monkey.


While the monkey was away from his house, they formed a plan of revenge: the chestnut hid in the ashes of the monkey's fireplace, the baby crabs in the water tub in the kitchen, the bee in the bucket of miso paste, a traditional seasoning made with soy beans, the needle in the monkey's bed, and the mortar above the doorway. Then they waited for the monkey to return.


In the evening, the monkey came home. "I'm so cold," he exclaimed, and just as he plopped down next to the fire, the chestnut burst up from the ashes, scalding the monkey's behind. The monkey ran yelping into the kitchen and dunked his hands in the tub to gather water to dowse his burning pain. The baby crabs jumped out and snapped at him with their claws. At this, the monkey dropped the jug and picked up the pail of soft miso to spread over his burn. The bee sprung out promptly and stung him left and right. The helpless monkey then retreated to his bed, but jumping into it, he was poked all over by the needle buried under the covers. Screaming "Ouch! Ouch!" the monkey finally made to flee the house, but just as he got through the doorway, the mortar clanged down on his head.


Groaning with pain, the monkey cried, "I promise I'll never misbehave again!"

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Writing

WALT write a recount about an idea we had in our writers notebook.

Success Criteria - Co constructed

we need our plan beside us to look at our ideas
make sure it's true and it makes sense
put it in the right order
use descriptive words - e.g. enormous, giant, speechless, flabbergasted etc
proof reading ask someone else to read it
use a dictionary / thesaurus - make your writing more interesting to draw the reader in
use punctuation
use the highlighter strategy - gold for goal and pink for think






It was a dark freezing stormy morning. The moon was awake. Dad and I were chatting, I said to dad"wow it feels like we're in Antartica!" Jaden and my teeth where chattering at the speed of lightning. Jaden and I were so cold we wanted to go inside by the mahana heater! 

Dad was wearing a big jumper that he usually wears to his daily time with koroua. He always comes home as a humongous, dirty monster or a gigantic dirty gorilla. Jaden and I were wearing a big giant jacket to keep our selves mahana.

I was blown away by how many colourful things there were outside, like the twinkling stars, colourful cars, shinning lights, gleaming grass and dads icy car. I loved seeing all the colourful things. I wonder when I will see all the colourful things again.