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The past few weeks we have been working on writing a tall tale. We used descriptive words and dialogue in order to bring our characters to life. Instead of publishing our writing on Google Docs, we decided to use the app called Puppet Pals. This app is available for Ipads and allows the user to create their own characters and have them perform in front of a chosen background. Students drew their own characters, chose a background, and performed their tall tale story that they wrote. Below is a video file with all students' tall tales, enjoy!
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Hello families! Below you will find our first published writing pieces. Our focus for writing has been to write a complete paragraph consisting of a topic sentence, 3 or more detail sentences and a concluding sentence. We have also been working on including 5 senses details, and transition and linking words to improve our writing for our readers. We did revise and edit these pieces however there may be some errors that we missed or were accidentally typed in. Although most students are fairly proficient in navigating a computer, typing a story is a whole different skill set! Please enjoy our writing and feel free to leave a comment!
I was nervous on the first day of school. When I walked into the classroom all of the kids looked. Then the teacher said, “hello.” In the end I was feeling happy and not nervous.I was happy to join the class.
Two years ago I went to a witch dungeon in Boston Massachusetts. I went down some of the creakiest stairs ever .There were mannequins all over behind rusty jail cells and wet drippy ceilings. Men were popping out saying “BOO BOO BOO”...fr..ea...ky. I screamed and screamed more . I hugged my mom. Then my daddy and his friend John said, “BOO BOO BOO BOO.” I yelled! It stopped the whole group. My mom was at the front and Ii jumped on a mannequin and yelled more Truly, that's why I am scared to go back.
I remember the time when I got my cat Dutchess. My cat Dutchess is a good pet. She is the best cat to me. She is nice because she puts her nose on my nose. She eats a lot of cat food. Finally I’m so happy we rescued her.
My Dance Recital
When I had my dance recital, I had a great time dancing. First I got into my beautiful costume. It was a little uncomfortable but when I spun around, I looked like a sparkly, shimmering snowflake.When I danced I was a little nervous because I was dancing in front of 800 people. Also, I had to practice a lot to learn all the dance moves correctly.At the end, I finished dancing and when I left I got a free water bottle.I had a great time.
When it was the first day of school I was feeling very,very nervovs because it was the first day of 3 grade.As Tytan and I got on the bus I sat with Arora and I sat near Shayla and as I rood to school I said to my self;so far so good.I walked into the class room.I was the first one in the class room.As soon as the school day began I saw a lot of my friends.I thought this, “Maybe today won’t be so bad after all.” As soon as the school day was over I went to the multipurpose room.I thought to myself, “ after that school day,I can not wait till tomorrow.”
I like swimming at my grandma’s house. Behind my grandma’s house there is a creek. There is a cliff and I jump off of it. I did it two times. It was so awesome swimming at grandma’s house.
First we went on the airbus.Next we went to dinner. After that we went to my friends. Finally, we got to the airbus.I love going on the airbus.
One day I did something special with my Uncle Vinny and Ms.Fox. First, we drove to the apple farm. .Then we picked apples. It was exciting. Later, we got apple cider donuts. It was a great day.
Daddy coming home to my house after being gone for 4 days. First I notice the light on car coming up the driveway.Second I go to the mudroom and wait for him.Third daddy comes to dinner.After dinner daddy prays to me and said “goodnight!”I always look forward to daddy coming home!
When I first saw my bunny, Daisy I was amazed..She looked me in the eyes. On the ride home, she laid on my lap. S he was so pretty. she has tall ears, is very fluffy and looks like a lion.Honey and Daisy are twins like me.So I never forgot that first time when I saw my rabbit and I love her.
My best soccer game was on a Sunday. We always practice before the game. I like to practice because it gets you ready for the game.One guy pushed me in the goalies’ box . The ref gave me a penalty kick. I scored! It went right over the goalie's head. Next my friend Ella Mulholland and Lucas scored too.We were playing against RipVanWinkle. We scored so many goals .We won the game! It was amazing.
My trip to the Bronx Zoo was exciting. We went to see all of the mammals. Then we saw all reptiles.We also got my picture taken with a baby kangaroo.At the end we walked to the Bronx Zoo store to get me and Gage a treat for our behaver on the trip.
I will never forget the day I got Lego Mr. Gold. I opened a little bag and I didn’t know what it was. Next, I played with him. All in all, my day with Mr.Gold was great.
I’ll never forget the day I made my sister laugh for the first time. First, I sang her a song. Then she started crying and I couldn’t get her to stop. I put the pacifier in her mouth and she spit it out. She did it again like a little game. In the end, she stopped crying and I made her laugh.
In the post before this are some more recent student writings. We have been working on writing paragraphs from a prompt for several weeks. These paragraphs are revised and edited by the students and their peers (so there might still be some errors). A few students writings will be posted in a later blog when they are complete.
Minions by Ciara
On Monday when I woke up called my minions to make me breakfast. After they will pick my clothes out. Next they picked me up and brought me into the living room to watch TV. Also they will go get me ice cream . They will do my homework. Then I will order my minions to pack my backpack . On Friday I was have them bring me to school and we will goodbye.
Emily’s Sad Loom Bands
By Emily Webb
Dear Emily, its your loom bands. we are VERY frustrated with you because you always leave us on the floor and never bother to pick us up! We would really enjoy if you can pick us up instead of cleaning us up with the vacuum.
Please do not leave us on the dirty floor EVER AGAIN! PLEASE pick us up instead of being LAZY! we are very sad. ( HELP US)
We try to tell you but you don’t listen to us EVER so we wrote this note to you we hope you will understand
From your very sad Loom Bands.
To Noah i'm tired of face planting into the puck it does not feel good. I know i'm your favorite stick but give me a break you also give me carpet burn. Please use a different stick.
from your favorite stick
I Need A GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY MIX
Her name will be Kayla she will also be black white or both. she will be a skinny, athletic, fluffy, strong, fast, and brave. She will be large in height when she is older of course. she mite be a k9 cop or sled dog when she is older. I will trane here and my other dogs Toby and hunter to be a sled dog. Kayla will be our leader as well. Kayla will be a fun, amazing dog and a good friend.
Hey Josh it’s keyboard.I am so happy I am not connected to the computer. I am so tired of being used all of the time. It was fun once but not really now. It hurts a whole lot. if you can give me a break it would really nice.
If I had minions for one week I would do lots of things with them.I would have them go get ABBIE W. then we would PARTY!!!!!!!!Their would be thousands of minions so many that I can’t count. Abbie and I would have them go get a trampoline so we could jump as long as we can. While Abbie and I play the minions would do all of our chores and our HOMEWORK we DON’T like HOMEWORK. The minions would buy US a BIG FLUFFY UNICORN!!!!!!!! Abbie me and the minions would PARTY all NIGHT!! All of us would go outside and PLAY with the FREEZE RAY GUN!!!!!! Next Abbie and I would SHOOT the MINIONS out of a CANON!!!!! The MINIONS would do anything that WE WANTED. ABBIE and I would play with the FART GUN and EVERYONE would PASS out because it SMELLED so BAD!! Thats what I would do with my MINIONS if I had them for a week!!!!!!
It’s your pencil. We need to talk about something. Look at me, I need to be sharpened! All my fancy friends are in the pencil case safe and sound. I HATE being face planted into paper! PLEASE use one of my friends!! It’s not fair! I’m the only one that gets left behind. Please can you sharpen me.
The Crayon’s Letter by Abigail
We gotta talk were not getting any younger in this dum crayon box you know. All of us are becoming desprate to get out of your pencil box. We feel this way because now you only use those mean markers who think their the best and blah blah blah. Why do you only you now only use markers? WHY!?!?!? You can’t just use markers! Every child or adult has to keep their art supplies on balance. No one including YOU can use markers and then keep on using them over and over again in the same ORDER! It’s not aloud in the art world. We will have our strongest crayons and colored pencils come and get the markers and force them to leave your classroom! Seriously we can do that!
If you keep on using markers our amazingly wrote letters we will have to go a little and ignoring too FAR! All of us will come and kidnap your Jump Rope for Heart DUCKS! ha! ha! ha! We will do that! Okay were sorry for saying that but we just want to be used again how would you feel if you were locked in a dark crayon box for months and months please forgive us for threatening you just please use us again.
your sad and sorry crayons.
I, am a ball of yarn. I used to sit in a small basket in a store. I was never bought, because all of you mean humans say I’m an ugly shade of yellow. It was always calm, but that was before. One day a human actually bought me, and I thought “yay,”, but I thought too soon. THE HUMANS GAVE ME TO A CAT!! I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Scratching and biting all day. Being a ball of yarn is no fun. # :(
My Super Cute Ideal Pet!!!
My super cute ideal pet is a French Bulldog because their sweet and really cute! French Bulldogs are the perfect dogs for me. I know cause they have all the qualities I like.
A French Bulldog is organic. Which means it can only have some foods. They can even eat apples! But if by accident they eat somthing thats not organic so many bad things could happen to the dog! ( Poor Dog!)
French Bulldogs are really sweet and super tiny! The best qualities they have are they always listen to their owners Which to me is great cause if I tell them to do something for some awesome reason they do it! ( These are some awesome dogs!)
They are never mean and they like kids alot. Its a good thing they like kids cause I have a lot of siblings. One of a French Bulldogs favorite things to do is either take a walk in the park or take a long car ride with the window open. ( They think its fun!)
French Bulldogs come in so many different colors black, brown, white, mix. The colors make them look so cute! ( White is the best color for them!)
That Is My Super Cute Ideal Pet!!!
My Dream Car by Kody
My dream car is a truck. It is a raised up truck that is blue and it is really fast. It feels really smooth and it is really nice. The truck smells like gas. It makes a really loud rumble sound. I love my truck it is cool.
My Favorite Store by Nick
MY favorite store is Cumberland farms. because I walk in and I smell coffee. I see lots of foods and drinks. Then I go to the hot beverage station. Next I get hot chocolate. Then finally I go get something to eat.
Controller Sticky Keys
You have a problem that I have a problem with. You eat and play video games at the same time. It’s really annoying. You are getting my bottoms dirty and they get stuck. You should try to eat before you play with me. It would be really helpful if you tried to keep me clean.
Your dear friend,
The Ball of Yarn
I am a ball of blue yarn. One day I was just sitting in my basket with red yarn and yellow yarn. When Mr. Kitty Man came along and snatched me up. Then he rolled me across the floor. He pounced on me, and he bit me. And he scratched me with his claws.Then Bill a 5 year old, picked Mr. Kitty up and crushed him in a hug. He said ‘’Yay Mr. Kitty Man’’ and Mr.Kitty was never seen again.
My house is a really cool place! It has 4 houses in one.In the backyard, there is a workshop, a barn, a play area, a place in front of the shop for big stuff, a firepit, an emergencey and beaver pond, a woods, an awesome driveway, and much more. I love my house!
I thought this movie was funny because one little bird went on a phone line. Then another one came on and hit the other bird in face!
Then this big blue bird said “hi” in a really funny voice. But when the big blue bird went on the line he fell off but he was so big that he brought the whole line to the ground.
The little bird flew right off the line in to the air and feathers started to fall from the sky. One small bird came down and he was naked! The big bird started to laugh!
I thought the short was not the best. The graphics and the sound did not match up with each other. The sound effects were completely fake. Don’t bother watching this Pixar short.
I thought the movie was funny! The first reason it was funny is because the way the small birds started a fight. Reason 2 is when the big bird interrupted the small birds then the small birds started making fun of him. Reason 3 is when the big bird went on the power line and it bent down and then one bird got annoyed and pecked him. And then the big bird fell of and the power line flipped up in the air then the little birds got thrown up in the air by the power line then lost their feathers this movie is good for humans of all ages.
I thought this movie was funny! I thought it was funny because the birds were fighting with tweets. There was a bigger bird who was making weird noises. The birds were messing around too much and they flew up into the air and came down featherless. People of all ages, I recommend you see this movie.
I thought this move was boring because there was not enough action. The second reason is, it was not realistic. Last but most certainly not least, there was no excitement and there weren’t any scary parts. I think kids ages 1-5 will enjoy this move, if they don’t like shows with action or adventure.
I thought this movie was hilarious. In the movie a big blue bird speaks really funny. I liked when the big bird flew over to the power line and sat in the middle of the small birds. The big bird made the wire fall down and all the small birds fell down with it. Kids of all ages will laugh.
I thought that this movie short was funny because two birds get on the line and start to fight. The big blue bird says HI in a funny voice. The big bird gets on the line and it starts to sink. The big bird lets go and the little birds launch up into the air. All the feathers fall then a bird falls. It had no feathers only one feather on its head. The big bird laughs really hard. All the birds fall and they feel embarrassed. People of all ages should watch this film.