Friday, July 27, 2012

Come Back and Fight Like A Man!!

On the first day of term, I was sprinting to school so I wouldn't miss any of the term's assembly. I got there in time to watch all of it but the best was Light's Out Lavakula challenging Boogaloo Barks to a boxing match. They tapped gloves and Lights Out Lavakula's arm grabbed Mr. Barks's neck and she punched his tummy four times. With her finishing move, she hooked his jaw and made him fly off the stage. Lights Out cried, "Come back and fight like a Man!" But Boogaloo Barks was crying in the corner.

Ugly Creature

Jessica is working on adding detail to her sentences. Here's a story she wrote about Prince Theseus from a Greek Myth we've been reading.

Theseus was unhappy because his father made a bad decision One morning Prince Theseus hurried away to destroy the evil Minotaur. When Princess Ariadne looked at him, she was deeply and madly in love with him. He didn't have any weapons so she offered him a ball of string and a sword. If he let out the string behind him, he would find his way out of the Labyrinth. Ariadne made a deal with him. She really wanted Prince Theseus to whisk her away so others could admire her. Theseus, brave and strong as a rhino, entered into the maze searching for the nasty, stinky, ugly creature. Immediately he found the minotaur. Slowly reaching down, he grabbed his sword and sliced off it's head.

Ancient Greece

Ronn is practicing writing sentences which add details about his characters.

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Ancient Greek mythology tells us King Minos, a wealthy and powerful man, would sail to Athens and take some kids to feed to his terrible Minotaur.

Lights Out and Boogaloo

I sprinted to school because I knew my day would be off to a fabulous start! Teachers dress up and perform or show us movies to introduce our new topic.

Galloping like a horse, Lights out Lavakula ran to the front of the stage. Lights Out looked fierce as ever. She wanted to fight. Mrs. Barks introduced Boogaloo, who was Mr. Barks, to Lights Out and as soon as they bumped gloves, Lights Out was as strong as a tiger. She punched Boogaloo like a boxing bag. Finally she gave him a blow to the chin and he flew off the stage. Booglaloo ran back to his seat crying like a little baby that fell off his bike.

We knew they were joking because Mrs. Lavakula wouldn't hurt a flea.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Part 2 of Theseus and the Minotaur

Hi everyone, we read the Greek myth about Theseus and the Minotaur. We've decided to retell it in our own words. Yesterday we wrote our first paragraph individually, and today we wrote paragraph two all together! We had a lot of you'll soon see. Check back later for the whole story.

Prince Theseus, strong and brave, knew that his father had made a terrible decision to send children away to the horrible Minotaur. He decided to put an end to the madness and slay the monster. Early one morning, Theseus set sail for Crete to search for the Labyrinth which was home to the vicious beast. Once he arrived on the sandy shores, he saw the most beautiful princess in the whole wide world. She instantly fell deeply and madly in love with him. She couldn’t help herself ...he was so dreamy with his muscular physique and rugged good looks. She cried out, “ Oh darling you are so magnificent!” Princess Ariadne offered to help him with his quest if he would whisk her away to a new land where the people could admire her great beauty. Since Prince Theseus had come unprepared for a battle, the princess offered him a ball of string to let out behind him so he could find his way out of the maze, and a sword to slice off the evil creature’s head.