Friday, March 21, 2014


Today we experimented with Tagxedo. We started by using the basic pictures offered on the website. Then we searched pictures online and experimented with which pictures worked best. We found the pictures needed to be simple, but even some simple pictures didn't show well. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Meet the magnificent, masterful, magical minions

We have made magnificent minion flip books. We wrote about ourselves and then we collected positive comments from our classmates. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Contraction surgery

We have been refreshing our memory of contractions today. We have watched some contraction songs and solved some contraction qr codes.
Next we have started some contraction surgery to save some words. We had a lot of fun. 

STRIVE and author's purpose

We are learning to work together in groups to complete a project. We have started making strive posters in groups of  4. Each group has a different strive word they need to explain. The author's purpose is to inform.

We have been learning about author's purpose. We know that author's have three purposes for their work - to entertain, to inform and to persuade. This creates the acronym Pie. 
We have looked at different types of writing and sorted the into author's purpose categories. 


We are discovering onomatopoeia and how we can use it in our writing.  We have watched some very cool youtube clips about onomatopoeia.  We discovered a song written by a teacher Mrs. Monique Maples and performed by her class.  Mrs Maples gave us the lyrics so we could try and sing along.  How awesome is that?! We especially love the harlem shake at the end!

We have watched this super cute video here.

This video explains what onomatopoeia is.

Then just for fun we watched this short clip with Pooh and Tigger here.

We also watched an old Batman clip to see how the programme used onomatopoeia in the fight scenes.

We have also completed posters showing our knowledge of onomatopoeia.  We got our supercool poster templates from Runde's Room