Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Senses Poetry

In class this term, Room 39 have been learning how to describe senses using the rule, 'show not tell'.
Below I have described being in a restaurant with the sense of sound.
Can you visualize the sounds and action of the restaurant from what I have written?

Sounds of a Restaurant
The soft clinking of cutlery hitting plates,
The quiet chatter of people around the room.
The occasional cackle of laughter arising from table 12.
The screeching of chairs sliding across the linoleum floor,
As someone gets up for seconds.
The slurping of straws as children reach the bottom of their drinks.
The near silent chewing of food.
Then, finally, the low rumble of my stomach,
Telling me to eat no more.

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Today I found a sign.  I think it was telling me to go to karate. The stick I found was in the shape of a man kicking.  Tell us what you think.


Stickman... "Hi -Yah!"
Nathaniel and 'Stickman'

Descriptive Writing - My Room

In our class we have been learning how to describe places.  The writing below is a description of Brodie's room.  I wonder if he lives in the country?  Do you think his room is tidy?  Tell us what you think.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Exciting Visit During Assembly

On Friday the 5th of August Tauranga Intermediate School had a special visit during assembly
from Colin Bourke, Phill Burleigh and  Luke Andrews. They are in the Bay Of Plenty Steamers rugby team. They came to talk to us about bullying. They told us it's not cool to bully and to walk away if you are getting bullied. They also gave out rugby balls, note pads, drink bottles and over $1000 worth of Steamer's tickets.