Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Mouse For Sale

WALT: Use complex sentences

In Troy's writing class we watched a video called 'Mouse for Sale' Since there was no talking in the video we had to re write the story but  using complex sentences. Here is my story:

Mouse For Sale

Hello humans, I am Arnold. I am a 3 year old cat from San Francisco America. I was born in a garbage bin in an alleyway across the road from 'Disney's Animal Adoption Centre'. Of course I never  knew what an 'Animal Adoption Centre' meant until my parents died. My mother and father died from eating junk since eating scraps caused them to get sick. When they died I had no idea of what to do in life. I was so hungry without milk. 

Then the humans came. They saw me, a small gingery kitten starving in the alleyway. They picked me up and told me that I'm getting a new family and home where I can get all the food I need. They carried me to 'Disney's Animal Adoption Centre' and placed me in a cage and left me there. I got to eat some cat food which tasted like heaven. I always hope that someone would adopt me. The problem was that I only had 3 legs. The surgeons treated me since I had this disease. No one really had any empathy for a little kitten like me. As I grew older I started to realise that I just needed to deal with it. Beside me was a glass case with a mouse inside. The mouse was blue with adorable eyes.

That very mouse was feeling the same struggle as me. Except instead of 3 legs the mouse had HUGE ears. Believe me, the ears were almost as big as the mouse's body! Everyday I would watch the mouse trying to get adopted. He had no chance with ears that huge. But one day the mouse really inspired me. Two boys came along and stared at the mouse. The mouse took his chances and showed them his favourite trick. He twitched his large ears which made me always crack. But when the boys saw his 'ear twitching' they did laugh but not how you would expect it. They actually made fun of him and ended up up laughing out the door. The mouse felt so sad and ashamed that no one had empathy for him either. Not even a tiny termite which shared the same case as the mouse. Whenever the mouse failed in encouraging the humans of adopting him, he would laugh extremely hard. Then another boy came along but he was wearing these enormous headphones. He was listening to some smooth music with a large on/off button in the middle the hearing piece. He was checking out the lizard enclosure fascinated by their movement. This was the part where I got inspired. Instead of letting him ignore him he had the ability to act. He used his little fake wooden see saw and place a cashew on it. Then he had a run up and jumped on the other end of the see saw. But instead of the cashew flying over to the boy the nut actually banged on the glass case and reflected back right at the mouse. Since the cashew banged so hard it reflected from the mouse to the wheel running thing. Since I wasn't a mouse I had no idea what it was called. The mouse felt dizzy and fell unconscious. When he woke up I could imagine him seeing a blur of the termite cracking up so hard that he was on his back. The boy was still there about to leave the lizard enclosure. The mouse felt so angry and embarrassed that he ran up to the  termite. If I was the termite I would of thought he would squish me. But instead he placed him on the see saw and jumped on the other end of the saw. The termite flung smoothly across and over the glass case and right in the middle of the boy's on/off button on his headphones. Bull's Eye! The mouse made these squeaky noises causing the boy to hear him. The boy edged closer to the mouse and stared. At first I thought the mouse was going to get laughed at again but instead the boy slowly plus gently took off his headphones. Slowly.  Then the headphones came off and my mouth opened. I could just see from my gaze that the boy also had over sized ears! The ears were just as huge as his head. He placed his hand gently into the glass case offering the mouse to jump on. At first the mouse flinched back and suddenly acted all shy, but then he placed one foot in front of the other on the boy's hand. From there on they became the best of friends. How should I know? Well I was actually there when the mouse went to his new home. After the boy picked up the mouse he paused and looked at me. Meow. I tried to act normal and cute. I actually hoped that he would adopt me but in my head I was thinking 'Who am I kidding. He would never adopt me. I pretty sure he is wise enough to know that cats and mice are not the best of friends.' He picked me up and the mouse flinched and became extremely scared.  I gave him a gesturing look to reassure him. When the boy noticed that mice wasn't my delicacy he adopted me as well as the mouse. This very boy had complete empathy for everyone. I wanted to be just like him. (apart from the huge ears). When we arrived in our new home, the mouse and I become close friends. The boy's name was Oxpadter. It took me a while to memorise the name. 

He eventually named me Arnold and the mouse Mickey. He gave me all the food I could ever need until I became a bit fat. (Not really fat but well, lets say chubby) Oxpadter introduced us to all his friends and family. Eventually he introduced us to these two boys who were his friends but not really close. One of them had a broken arm and the other had a broken ankle. I came to realise that these two boys were the nasty boys that made fun of Mickey. I felt so angry at them that I kinda went crazy and scratched both of them. It did feel good though. Mickey thanked me and we had the best lives together. And we lived happily ever after! (But we did not get married. That's just crazy!) THE END

Original Story.   

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Digging Deep

Task: Create a poster using complex sentences.

In writing we were shown a poster called 'Digging Deep'.
We had to make our own 'Digging Deep' poster with our own sentences.
The first hole is a little hole of a simple sentence. The second hole was dug deeper adding more detail. The third is adding even MORE detail.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Catch Me If You Can- Defense

Every week we learn about skills and movement that will help us play sports. This term’s focus has  been around defense. We made a video showing some of the goals we have been practicing. I have highlighted the thing I think I have done well YELLOW and one thing I would like to work on PINK.

(sorry for the image, I couldn't write it because it would show up on my blog)

Sorry if the ending of the video was silly. :P

Evaluation: I think I've done a good job keeping my eyes on the ball and intercepting. I think I might need to work on contact and being more ready to intercept the ball. Maybe I might need to also jump and get the ball instead  of stepping in.
I think that you did a good job at defended. but you could work on keeping in time.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Discovery Time

Today at Discovery Time I made some Still Life Art. At first I had a pure picture in my mind of what to draw but when I actually started, I wasn't so sure. So what I did was I looked around and saw Gaby's Pencil Case. I asked if I could borrow it and she said yes. I took a glue stick out and decided to draw it (including the pencil case in the backdrop). I think I inspired creativity by inspiring Gaby to also draw random objects instead of specific ones. I also think I inspired Excellence by adding more and more detail instead of being happy with what I've got.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Complex Sentences

WALT: To use complex sentences.
Description: In writing we are learning to use complex sentences. A complex sentence is a sentence where an independent clause is connect to a dependent clause.

For example: Sea turtles can spend 99 percent of their time under water, how interesting.
The text in Red is an independent clause so it can stand alone while the text in Pink is a dependent clause where it can't stand alone.

We had to write a story about Sea Turtles to show our understanding of complex sentences.
First we had to gather normal facts about Sea turtles, then we changed them into complex sentences.

Here is my writing. I hope you like it!

Sea turtles are very interesting animals. A sea turtle's life style is different from other turtles, how amazing. Some of them can even travel across the whole ocean in a migration! The average sea turtle would travel around 1000km just lay their eggs, isn't that a big waste of energy? Sea turtles spend 99% of their time in the water. Leather-backs weigh up to 1000 pounds, they must eat a lot! Speaking of food, adult sea turtles would eat moss and sometimes jellyfish while baby sea turtles  would eat crabs. I hope these facts would give you a more understanding of sea turtles, right?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Blockers and Drivers

Task: Make a 'T-Chart' about my blockers and drivers


Task: Make a word find using the new words you find in the text you read.
The clue to find the word will be the meaning.

Description: For our reading Tic Tac Toes, we got to make WordFinds. My WordFind has 10 words for you to search for.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Word Map

Task: Word Map 1

Description: Although dictionaries can be great help, they do not always provide you with a definition you can understand or use. It is important to think about a new word or cencept in several different ways.


'How To' Poster

Task: Make a poster of some of the tips you have for finding new words
Description: This poster has 4 tips on finding new words!