Surprise!!

It all started with 100 Word Narratives…

Miss Fraser told us that we would be participating in a project with UPPS where they would write the first 100 words of a story and we would have to complete them using only 100 words! We thought it would be easier to write the first 100 words and we found that finishing the stories was harder than we expected.

Our stories are below. The endings that we wrote are in red text.

200 Word Narratives by MissCrowther

200 Word Narratives 2 by MissCrowther

200 Word Narratives 3

We completed our stories and at around 12:30, Miss Fraser disappeared from the classroom. We knew we had a surprise coming…

We heard them coming before we saw them…

Suddenly, 52 UPPS students filled our classroom!

We read our stories together in small groups and then took everyone on a tour of the school. The lunch bell had gone so we headed to the gym and played a couple of games together. First we played Penguin Olympics and then we played Golden Child. It was a lot of fun.

After lunch, UPPS stayed and watched our dress rehearsal of our school production – Wiping Out Waste! Sam was the main character and Jo, Bella and Jaxon were also in the main cast.

We had such a great time with our new friends and loved having the opportunity to meet our blogging buddies in person.

** Big thanks to Miss Crowther and MRS Placek for their hard work in organising the secret excursion! **

Did the 100 Word Narratives end up the way you thought they would? How would you end them instead? What was your favourite part of the surprise?

Monster Descriptions Global Project

Students on Frole Island had their first taste of global project during June. We paired up with Miss T’s class in New Zealand to complete a Monster Description Project.

We got the idea from 4KM & 4KJ who completed the same project with Mr Avery’s class. You can see their attempts here.

Here’s what we did:

  • Paired up in our class (as we have more than double the students that Miss T has!)
  • Drew our own monsters
  • Wrote a short description of what our monsters looked like
  • Swapped our descriptions (but NOT our pictures) through Google Drive
  • Drew eachother’s monster using the detail in the description
  • Compared our original drawings to the ones drawn by our partners

The results:

The results were very interesting! Here are the descriptions that we wrote with our original drawings and the picture that our partners in New Zealand drew.

 

We learnt:

  • Although sizzling starts have their place in narrative writings, writing about how horrible the monster is, wasn’t really helpful to those drawing our pictures
  • Writing needs to be clear and precise so that others can generate the same picture in their heads that we started with
  • When you leave out details, people can’t read your minds to know what you were thinking!
  • Working with other classes is fun!

Don’t forget to check out 4KM & 4KJ’s project with Mr Avery!

What else did you learn from the project? What was your favourite part? What advice would you give to somebody writing a description?