Writing Wizards

In this section of the blog you can type up your weekly Homefun writing to share with the class and our wider audience. Remember, Miss Chalmers has to check your comment before it will show up on the blog, so it won't show up straight away. Don't forget to write your name if you have logged in anonymously.

Week 6, Term 4

That's right....this week it's free choice writing! 



Week 3, Term 4


I was searching the internet when I came across this classroom blog. These children wrote "Awesome Alliteration Sentences". Alliteration is when you use lots of words in a sentence that begin with the same letter sound. 


Can you write your own Awesome Alliteration Sentence? Maybe you could include your name. Here's  my one....

"Helen the happy hippo hopped on her heels through the humid desert. All the hopping gave her the most horrible hiccups!"

When you have written your Awesome Alliteration Sentence, publish it in the comments section below. You might also like to draw a picture to match your sentence, just like the other children did on their blog. I have attached a link to a paint programme you could use, if you don't already have one on your computer. If you're feeling really fancy, you could ask your parents to "take a screenshot"  of your picture and email it to me. If you do, I'll be sure to put it on our blog!


Week 2, Term 4

This week for home fun you need to write a recount about a time you were EXHAUSTED! what were you doing? How did you feel? If someone were to look at you, how would they know you were exhausted? 



Week 1, Term 4

Welcome back to school, Room 15! This term we will be spending a lot of time learning how to write really interest recount stories. Your first writing task this term is to write about the...


So...when was your best day ever? This week we will be focussing on writing a good introduction. It's really important to include information about all 4Ws in the first few sentences - who? what? where? when? Remember to type up your story in the comment section below!

Week 9, Term 3


We have used the above story starter machine a few times in Room 15 - it's always a favourite! This week your writing task is to come up with your own story starter by pressing the buttons on the machine. I can't wait to read a few of them in the comments section!

Week 7, Term 3

This week we are learning how to grab the reader’s attention in the very first sentence. There are lots of different ways of doing this….
1.      Use a simile (When he moved he was as loud as booming thunder)
2.      Ask a question (How fast would you run if you saw this mythical creature?)
3.      Include onomatopoeia (Crash! Whoosh! I heard a strange sound….)



Week 6, Term 3

Woah! Check out this Ninja Spy Mouse! What do you suppose he is up to? Where is he breaking into? How can you describe the setting? What is he trying to steal? Who set the trap? Is the mouse a goodie or a baddie? 


Week 4, Term 3

This week you have two picture prompts to choose from (unless you get super excited and want to write two stories!) Option 1 - Haunted House; Option 2 - Leaping Frog

Option 1
 What words can you use to describe this haunted house? Who are the characters? Don't just write "The Zombie..." (I know you boys, I'm sure there'll be a zombie somewhere!) ...make sure you use adjectives to describe the characters! What events happen in the haunted house? What's the problem going to be, and how will you solve the problem? 

Option 2
This is such a funny little frog. Where do you suppose he is off to? Is he running from something? Or is he running to get somewhere? What other characters are in this story? What adjectives will you use to describe the setting and characters? How will you introduce the story in an exciting way? (onomatopoeia maybe??)

Week 3, Term 3


We were playing in the snow building a snowman. I was putting the final touches on when all of a sudden he started to move! He laughed and said….

Week 2, Term 3


This week we are learning more about how to write a narrative. Remember, a narrative is a made-up, fictional story. At the beginning it is important to describe the setting and characters. Use this picture prompt to make up your own story. Who do you think lives in the little tree house? What do you think is behind the door? Are your characters sweet, funny, scary, weird or magical? Use your imagination! 

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  1. One day Samantha k and I asked our parents if we could go into the woods and our parents said to us "yes you can go into the woods " and we said to them "great, we wont be long Mum and Dad". When we got to the end of the path, there was a tree with a door in it. When we looked closer at the door there was a sign saying " do not enter this house please". So we strolled more closer to the door and opened the door and saw gnomes, so we said "hello gnomes" and then we travelled home. By Sophie

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    1. Excellent narrative Sophie! Room 15 loved hearing about the gnomes who live inside the tree door. How crazy that both you and Keira wrote about gnomes!

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  2. There were 4 little boys, their names were Gold Steve, Yellow Steve, Red Steve and Blue Steve. Gold Steve belonged to the Gold tribe. Yellow Steve belonged to the Bee tribe. Red Steve belonged to the Blood tribe and Blue Steve belonged to the Sea tribe. They were all best friends.

They always like to play at the big tree house in the woods, because there were lots of games they could play inside and outside the tree house. Their most favourite game was hide and seek!

One day they went into the woods to play hide and seek at their tree house, but the tree had been chopped down. All the boys were really really sad.......

Gold Steve said to the other boys "lets find out who chopped down our tree house!" Then the real adventure began! By Kayne

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    1. Way to go, Kayne! Room 15 loved the ending of your story. We really want to know what happens next! You must let us know who chopped the tree down!

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  3. In this tree lives a family of gnomes. They are magical. They live in the spooky dark woods and use the mushrooms from near the tree house for soup. There are 20 children, 2 babies, and 2 parents. The children collect the magical mushrooms for their Mum and Dad. The gnome family has 10 pets, 4 rabbits, 2 birds, 2 squirrels, and 2 mice. The gnomes are happy with their home, they think it's the perfect place to live. By Keira

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    1. Well done Keira! We loved reading your story in class this morning.

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  4. Part 2:
    Gold, Yellow, Red and Blue Steve went to look for the person who chopped down their tree house. They ran for 1 hour through the forest, until they reached the snow.

    They continued running through the snow....suddenly Blue Steve screamed 'WATCH OUT!' They all stopped. In front of them was a snow golem. The snow golem had stone buttons, a pumpkin as his head and sticks for his arms. The snow golem looked really happy. Red Steve asked ' how did you get upside down?'

    To be continued...............By Kayne

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    1. Aaaah! Blue Steve must have been really scared when he saw a snow golem (actually, are snow golem's scary? I'm not actually sure!). We loved reading "Part 2" Kayne - keep posting on the blog, we look forward to "Part 3"!

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    2. WOW! what cool story's you have kayne!

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  5. Mac and I were building a snowman . Once I put the final pieces on him, He started to move . He laughed and said " hi, i'm bob the snowman and i live in your back yard" so I said " why can't you live somewhere else bobby" so mac and I went to find bob a new home to live in.When we saw a house for sale we said to the old salesgirl can we buy this house please"and she said" yes, you can buy my house". So we gave her the money and went to get bob and show him his new house. Once bob moved into his new home we put snow
    all over bob's home and back yard. When we finished putting snow everywhere then we strolled back to are own house.

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    1. Wow, you must have had a lot of money to be able to buy Bob a new house! I like that your character put extra snow on his house to make him feel right at home. Keep up the good work Sophie!

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  6. Oh hello, don't I know you? I should probably introduce myself. I'm Olaf from Frozen, don't you know. "I know you. I've always wanted to see you for real". Cool do you want to go and get some ice cream from inside? I have to stay outside and build an igloo. "I'll go and get you some". But by the time I was back I saw an igloo mansion outside. As son as I got in, he was sitting on a solid ice chair, in front of the tv and fire (the fire doesn't melt the ice). That night we all stayed up late to fight the monstrous monsters, One of them came to life and really started to fight us. He has more than 3 million powers. But luckily Olaf had every power mixed together. After we fought the monster we went up to sleep. We got to go to the maritime museum, where we got to do races. Every room that we went in we got a stamp. Then we got to bake cookies. We laughed the whole time. But soon summer was coming. So he said it was time to melt. I said "Goodbye Olaf"

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    1. Way to go, Elisa! You wrote a really entertaining story about Olaf. I liked the part where you said he was sitting in the solid ice chair next to the fire (but the fire doesn't melt the ice) - I laughed very much at that part! Now that you are writing such long narratives, we might do more work around paragraphs :)

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    2. Hi my name is Frisky Frog. It was easy for my parents to choose my name since they were fast at hopping they thought I would be fast at hopping too.

      Anyway why I was hopping so fast was because I am going to my cousin’s party and I am running late. She is having the party at a water park and there will be lots of fun slides and pools to play in.

      Well I had better go or otherwise I am not going to make the party in time. I would like to see you again, bye.

      Samantha Weir

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    3. We liked your story Samantha. Your story is very fun - we liked the part about the party. Next time, maybe you could write even more. From Room 15

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  7. Part 3:
    The Snow golem replied "I was walking along, singing a song, then all of a sudden POW...all I saw was Black and Orange and then I was upside down" "I rather like sitting on my head!"

    Red Steve turned to Gold Steve " I bet you that was Orange and Black Steve" "maybe they also chopped down our tree-house"

    Red Steve asked " do you know which way they went?" "Sure" replied Snow golem, " they headed straight for that scary broken house on the hill"

    Red, Blue, yellow and gold Steve ran up to the scary looking house on the hill, suddenly White Steve came bursting out the front door screaming "don't go in there" "they have snakes all over the front room" "who's in there?" They all asked, White Steve said that Orange and Black Steve were in there and they had a diamond axe, they were chopping everything in sight! Blue Steve said " we need to put a stop to this..." To be continued......

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    1. Hi Kayne! We loved the part about when they went into the scary house. You used lots of adjectives and even some onomatopoeia. This week we have been learning about how to use speech marks - you have used lots! Next time maybe you can tell us more about the scary house and how did they stop Black Steve and Orange Steve? - From Room 15

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    2. Well done Kayne

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  8. hi my name is showy would you like to play with me i said sure we had a snow ball fight it was great fun but rely cold. we had fun chasing each other in the show . i told him i had to go home and we can play tomorrow by keelyn

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  9. I love all the wizards in this class!Miss Chalmers must of tought you well.Thanks miss chalmers for all the replys you give us on our hard work we love you as our teacher. Thank you for being our teacher this
    year! guess how it was from . . . . . . . . Elisa hope you enjoyed my comment today bye

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    1. Ha ha Elisa, I loved reading your comment. You are so funny! Yes I did guess who the comment was from :) I love all the writing wizards in our class too!

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  10. Wow Kayne, look at you and all your fabulous writing! Miss H

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  11. hi my name is showy would you like to play with me i said sure we had a snow ball fight it was great but realy cold. we had fun chasing each other in the snow. i told him i had to go home and we can play tomorrow

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad your comment worked, Keelyn! I like the way you named your snowman. Do you know how to type capital letters on the computer? I will show you tomorrow :)

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  12. hi my name is froge my friend invited me to her b birthday party. at the party we played a lot of fun games one was who could jump the highest and guess what '' I won it "yippee!

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  13. Secret Agent Four is number four to her friends. She has shining amour on and a sword in her hand. She likes karate kicks and punches. Her favourite thing to do is to do boxing and exercising in a human's house. One day when Secret Agent Four did her exercises, she found on top shelf in the fridge a slice of cheese. Secret Agent Four tries to get to the cheese but, when she touch the cheese the fridge door shut and secret Agent Four was locked in the fridge. When Twilit went to the fridge and opened the door she saw Secret Agent Four and helped her out of the fridge and got the cheese out of the fridge and gave it to Secret Agent Four. When Secret Agent Four was all tied up with the cheese she said "goodbye Twilit". To be continued.

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    1. I love your secret agent mice characters, Sophie! I wonder if you could give a bit more information about who Twilit is?

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  14. Oh I just hate getting laughed at because of my ears. “Oh, hi my name is butterfly elephant I’m the only kind like me because once I went to this party and they used marker and put a monarch butterfly pattern on my ears and it has never come off since. Well I’m glad if you like me because you are the only thing on earth that likes me. Well I’ve got to go because I don’t like getting laughed at, I hope to see you again soon.

    - Samantha Weir

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    1. This made me laugh so much Samantha! I never would have thought to come up with a story about a poor elephant who gets picked on because of his weird-looking ears. Great one! I do hope there is a happy ending for the poor elephant though...

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  15. well done keelyn that was a great story I really like it from riley

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    1. What a kind comment to leave for Keelyn, Riley. I'm glad you are having fun reading some of the stories. I wonder if you could leave a story of your own for others to comment on?

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  16. THUD!!! I walked into a zoo, saw a elephant with wings and felt like talking to it. “Why do you have wings on your ears?”. said Ashton. “A stranger has chopped my ears off. Can you get them back please? said the elephant.”Yes!.’’said Ashton and went on our very first adventure. “Can I call you flying ele?.” said Ashton. “Yep.” said flying ele. 10 hours later when we travelled, we were finally at the castle and walked inside. ”Hello you two, are you trying to find the ears?.” said the stranger. And we said nothing at all, just silence.”QUICK He’s gonna attack us, RUN!!!!!.” screamed Ashton. I ran as fast as I could but suddenly, I CRASH through the dry say on the wall but I kept on running. ”STOP AND WAIT!! Can we be friends?.” said the stranger. ”Of couse.”replied Ashton. 1 day later, on TV was about the stranger and I called the police and I was on TV.
    By Ashton

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    1. My goodness Ashton - how terrifying seeing the stranger on TV! I'm glad your characters got away. I can see that you thought carefully about an exciting way to start off your story - I like your use of onomatopoeia!

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  17. This is a fairy tale about a tricky WIZARD that is rescued from a sinking ship.Once upon a time, there lived a WIZARD BUT... the wizard did not live on land he lived on a ship.That tricky wizard was very happy being on his own ship with lots of servants, but there was one thing he missed the most. His happy family. His family got kidnapped by Captain Cook, a cruel pirate. The wizard had been searching for Captain Cook's ship every day since, and today he found the ship! What happened next was: he waved his wand and cast a spell on his family to make the ropes untie. The family then grabbed their wands from their pockets and transported themselves back to the tricky wizards ship. Captain Cook felt MAD, so he used his cannons to fire cannonballs on the wizard's ship. One of the balls hit the ship and it made lots and lots of water come into the ship, and then it started sinking. But some fairies were flying in the sky and they came to the rescue. The saved the whole family and took them back to their nice tower. The end.

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    1. You are a natural story teller, Elisa. I love the language you use when you write. Words like "cruel pirate" and " transported" keep the reader interested. I can see you are really focussing on extending your ideas too. I do wish I knew a bit more about those fairies though - they sound exciting!!

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  18. on the holidays I went to hamiton and on the way we stopped at pokeno for some Ice-cream Mmm. I had cookies and cream! after a while a long while we were there papa said "only bring the stuff in the middle and I will bring the rest of the things in." for the first night we stayed at papa's house and for the next two nights we stayed at our cousins house (Emmy and leah) in there new house. And the for the next two nights again we slept at papa's house ha ha ha but that's not all my friends you've only heard were we slept! we got to go and see planes fire & rescue cool aye! A long time before that we went to ice age mini golf. First we did the glow in the dark part there was a cave man that scared every-one and close to the end of the glow a in the dark we saw a bear he also scared every-one then it was time to go to the next part of mini golf it was themed on mamoth's and the lastone was a DINO one. Once daddy came to pick us up we went home and on the next monday we went to snow planet I learnt how to tube and ski wow and that's all about my holidays!

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  19. By Callum
    My best day ever in the holidays was going to the zoo with my Mum and Nana and my two cousins Conrad and Casey and Aunty. First at the zoo we saw the giraffes and the zebras. When we were walking along the way we saw people feeding the tallest giraffe and they were feeding him leaves. Then we saw the flamingos who balance on one leg even while they are sleeping. Then we went to the elephant parade and the elephants name was Burma and she was in a pool and then after that she flicked sand all over her body.
    We had subway as our lunch at the zoo and an ice cream afterwards. It was a good and great fun day. The bestest day of my holiday.

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    1. Wow Callum - that really does sound like the best day ever! You're writing is fantastic too - I like the way you chose one small moment (going to the zoo) and expanded on it by including lots of details. Ka pai!

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  20. My best day ever was when I went to australia with my Mum dad and sister. When we were going to the airport we found out that our plane was canceled. So at 5-00 the next morning we got up and went to the airport and hopped on the plane. It was 3 hours till we were actually there. The best part of the trip was going to Sea World. We got to swim with the dolphin and we got to see a seal and dolphins do some tricks. It was amazing! We stayed at the Sea World resort for 5 nights, and we got to watch TV in the morning. Haha!

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    1. Hi Elisa! I remember going to Sea World when I was your age - I think it was probably one of my best days ever too! That would have been disappointing getting all the way to the airport only to find out your flight had been cancelled. Well done for including information about all 4Ws in your story too - who, what, when, where :)

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  21. My best day ever was playing Minecraft for the first time at my friend Kirkwoods house. There was a mutant Enderman from the Ender World and the mutant zombie from the Over World who were throwing blocks at my guy Steve trying to hurt him. The mutant zombie has a smash attack that is very strong. Now I love playing Minecraft all the time! But mum only lets me play on the weekends, sometimes. By Jedidiah

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    1. Ha ha Jed...I think if you had your way, you would play Minecraft all day long! I loved reading your story about "the best day ever". You have included lots of details and lots of interesting words (even though I don't understand all of them like "Enderman" and "Over world"!!!

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  22. The time that I was exhausted was the time I did the XRACE with my family. We had to race in pairs. Me and Mummy, and Daddy and Brooke. We had nine challenges to do. By the time we were done I was exhausted! The first stand was a puzzle made out of metal. Dad had to help us. The second stand was a blindfold challenge, where the kids had to guide the parents along the forest track. I tricked Mum by telling her to step when there was no step! I giggled! After running to the next stand I was out of breath because there was tons of hills! Next you had to lie on your belly and roll down this HUMUNGUS hill. I wanted to do it again. Mum felt sick. We had to do lots of running between stands and I got the stitch, but I didn't give up. Another challenge was a painting challenge, where you had to paint on a piece of cardboard. You could copy any of the New Zealand designs. We chose jandals. Another challenge was using binoculars. We had to observe 4 flags and draw them on our paper. By the end of the race I felt amazing because I had run that far and done all those activities. We hope to do the night version of XRACE next year.

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    1. I remember you telling us all about the XRACE at the time, Elisa. It really sounds like a lot of fun. The night version sounds extra hard! Would you have to do it in the dark??? You are getting very good at extending your ideas when you write. You have included lots of detail, and put it all in clear order. Ka pai!

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  23. "Yum it's ice cream time!" I said. Nothing better than ice cream made with the class on a hot day! "Please can we make vanilla, ice cream?" I love making ice cream! First reason - It is delicious! Second - I get to eat it, three it is fun and four it is my favorite flavor.

    We made this last year for science. It was really interesting how rock salt makes ice cream colder. It tasted like normal ice cream from the supermarket and that was really interesting too.

    So if you are interested and want to make your own ice cream here are the ingredients - milk, sugar, rock salt, vanilla. This was a really fun day at school.

    Jaime

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    1. Good one Jaime! You were the only one who took up my challenge of writing a story on the blog last night. You know what? Later on this term we will be doing some science experiments. I wonder if you could persuade me further to make ice cream with Room 15?

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  24. Bronwyn the bored baboon braised her bottom on the way to the bay for her bother's baboon birthday party.

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    1. Hahaha oh Sophie, you made me laugh so much! That surely is an AWESOME alliteration sentence!

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  25. mummy makes meat balls for us to munch on Mondays. Mondays are fun days mostly when we munch meatballs made from mincemeat and mushrooms.
    by Callum

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  26. ssssssss hi i am samantha the snake i love slithering along because i am a ratell snake so i can shake my tail shake shake shake there a lots of other kids of snakes in the woods thay like to slither in the trees and bushes shake shake shake shake shake shake oh bye for now i hope to see ageing soon bye

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  27. I love the stories.

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  28. Once upon a time there lived a king with a mighty dragon. The king was in the war, his weapon was the mighty dragon. Suddenly Enderman ran to hit the king.

    Enderman shot fire at the king "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    THE KING DIED. After 99 years, a man came he was a hunter a brave one. He walked on the rocks where the king died. He saw something
    move, then suddenly he saw the dragon scream on his face. The he liked the dragon so he started training the dragon.

    After 17 years he named it as screaming death, boom booom BOOOOOOOOM!!! Smoke floated in the
    sky "it could be danger!" he said, he hopped on Screaming Death and dashed away. It was the giant zombie, Screaming Death blasted green fire at the zombie crash the screaming death and his partner saved the day
    the crowd said "YOU ARE THE HEROES!!!"

    They got so famous they're on cartoons and movies.

    by Eashwar

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    1. Well done, Eashwar. I like the way you used lots of characters from different cartoons and movies in your story. You have made great use of onomatopoeia, too. I liked the part about Screaming Death blasting green fire at the zombie - scary, but cool!

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  29. by callum
    the lock ness monster lives in the deep iceys water
    and has a sheep like head and his body is dark. he has sharp teeth and they are as sharp as a knife.

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    1. Great description of the Loch Ness Monster Callum. I like that you included a simile :)

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  30. macey the mouse likes to munch mandarins and marshmallows.She loves mashing potatoes she also loves m and ms meat and macaroni. she makes a mess and hugs like a monster!

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    1. Keira, you write the funniest alliteration sentences!

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  31. Once upon a time a thing called the Loch Ness Monster lived in Scotland. The Loch Ness Monsters lives in the Loch in Loch Ness, the other sea animals live near the surface because the bottom of the Loch is too cold. The Loch is too cold for people to go swimming in the Loch.

    by Dylan

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    1. Dylan you are just so excited about having written your story on the blog. Well done!!! I knew you would love learning about the Loch Ness Monster. Make sure you write me another story!

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  32. macie the mouse likes to much marshmallows and mandarins she loves mashing the mandarins and marshmallows together she also loves to eat meat but first she likes to make shor that she TEARS and THRASHIS through the meat. Some times he likes to play with his food bye bye for now see you later by samantha

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    1. Wow, Samantha - great alliterative writing! Did you use the dictionaries in class?

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  33. alice the ant ate apples.She hates axes and hail. Annie the elephant always aspects apes.she eats cars too!

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    1. She eats cars!? That's crazy!! Great silly sentence, Keira :)

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    2. my favourite thing in class was all the cool art we do in class like mosaicing and doing fish art and painting rock fish. and doing sun set art with my friends in room 15. We had to look up how to do mosaicing on you tube and I had so much fun and it was an exciting day. In the school holidays me and my mum are going to do some more mosaicing. Also, we made tiles. we made two tiles each - one to bring home and one for the school to put on the big wall where everyone can see it at Reremoana School. And I love doing art the most in class.
      By Callum

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