Sunday, May 26, 2013

A visit from Stu Duval

Stu’s Writing Tips

Stu had some wonderful ideas to help us generate our own unique story.

  1.     Create a personal ideas scrapbook.
   2. Use Music to inspire you!  Music helps you create pictures or characters in      your mind.
  3.     Use the questions: What ?Where? Who? When? Why?
  4.     Play the game: Luckily Unluckily….This will help build tension in your story.
  5.     Use random things– e.g. pick an object, colour…e.g. the cheerleading dog   in a pink tutu.  Make a random crazy word list!
  6.     Use pictures:  draw a piture of something crazy e.g.  a deep pit.  What three things can you use to get out of the pit?

Stu told us the exciting story he created about Captain Custard and the lovely Lamington Lilly.

We went back to class and created our own story about Wiggle the Hedgehog who ate too many jiggly worms, snails and slugs one night on Middle.  He was soooo full he couldn't move when it was daylight!  His tummy felt like it would burst.  He had to hide under the leaves and hope that Totara kids wouldn't step on him.  Poor Wiggle.  He said to his mum that it" felt like an earthquake"when the children were running and jumping at playtime. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Those Yucky Meanies by Joy Cowley

This week we have been responding to our Book of the Week by describing characters.   We wrote some descriptions about The Meanies using a mindmap.

Meanies enjoy eating dead flies and they don't like having a bath.

Meanies smell and they are slimy.  They love to play in mud! Eeew yuck!  Meanies don't know how to behave so we wrote some rules for them.