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Animals December 10, 2009

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This week the students have been writing about their favourite animals.

Alligators by Candy, 5 Blue


My favorite animals are alligators. They are green and long. Their bodies are strong. Their eyes are big and yellow. Their teeth are sharp.   They live in water. When they hunt, they lie in the water, only their eyes and nose are out at the water. When they see deer or other animals, they jump out the water and pull into them into water until the animal is dead.

At night, we can see their big yellow eyes are out the water, but we must be careful. Alligators are strong. They can use their sharp teeth to bite you. If they bite your hand, you will only have one hand.

I like them because they have strong bodies. Alligators’ skin is very hard, and they are also very dangerous too. They can bite your hand or feet off, or even kill you.

Tyrannosaurus by  Paul Wu, 5 Yellow


The tyrannosaurus is a gigantic animal, and it is fierce, too.  They are very tall, about six meters tall.  They are heavier than African elephants.

Tyrannosaurus is a large meat-eating dinosaur.  They have sharp teeth.  Some teeth can be fifteen centimeters long.  Their front legs are short, but their back legs are long and strong.  And they use their back legs to stand and walk.

Tyrannosaurus can hunt or eat dead animal bodies. They are scary and dangerous.  I have many dinosaur toys and I read many books about tyrannosaurus, so I like them very much.

Octopuses by Sunny Hsu, 5 Red


There are many animals in the ocean. There is a large,strange but delicious looking animal called an octopus.  Octopuses look scary and mean, but they are shy .  They always hide behind the rocks or in caves so we can’t find them easily.

Octopuses have eight legs and on their legs there are suction cups.  They use the suction cups to catch little fish and eat them.  When people hunt them, they change color so that the people can’t find them.

I like octopuses because they are special.  There are no animals like

octopuses that have suction cups  and tentacles.  They look strange but I don’t care.  And another reason why I like  octopuses is that they are delicious!

Alligators by Max Yeh, 5 Red


Alligators are lazy but don’t get too close to them as they can be scary and crazy.  They can swim as fast as bicycle (at top speed).  Alligators are powerful.  They’re stronger than crocodiles.  They are heavy but they can catch snakes.  They’re very smart and brave.

When they swim, alligators put their nostrils above the water to breathe.  They can catch many kinds of animals because they look just like a tree that has fallen into the water.  They often fight with other alligators.  They can use their big teeth to chew, and they can even use their big teeth to cut a person in half.

I like them because I think they are cute.  They sleep often just like me.  Alligators are brave and I like animals that are brave.


My Butterflies October 30, 2009

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This a speech that Caesar recently gave during our morning assembly.

Caesar Yang, 5 Red


It was a sunny day.  As usual my mom was in the garden taking care of her plants. She was so excited to tell everybody that she found a few butterfly eggs on the leaves of a lemon tree.  We were all surprised and discussed keep whether or not we should keep the butterfly eggs.

The next morning, mom found two more eggs again and so we decided to raise them until they grew up to be butterflies.  To raise the caterpillars, we needed to do some daily care, to fed them and clean their environment everyday so we carefully chose the freshest leaves and wiped out the moisture. Any water could make them die; even a drop! After that, we cleaned the feces from the box and changed the new leaves.

Caterpillars are eating machines. The only jobs for them to do are to eat and to poo.  Day by day, they were changing all the time. They ate more and more and they became bigger and bigger. The colors were beginning to change. From the beginning, the baby caterpillars were black and white. Few days later, they changed to be a light green bud. Few more days later, they became strong green modzilla and were ready to fight with Godzilla. They would straighten their red tentacles when they were angry.

After a week, a strange thing happened. The eldest caterpillar stopped eating. It climbed to a higher place to keep away from the other caterpillars. It started spinning. One day latter it became a chrysalis. Only two thin strings held the big chrysalis. The chrysalis looked just like a dangerous tree house. The other caterpillars also became chrysalis. We waited and waited, and waited. They were so quiet and nothing happened. One day, two days, three days passes and still nothing happened

Then, one night, about one week later, a beautiful butterfly appeared in the box. It seemed like it was too weak to wave its wings. We thought this is the time let it fly to the sky. Next morning, we were so eager to check the status of her new life of butterfly. She was so beautiful and shinny especially in the daylight. At last, we had to say goodbye because we know she belongs to nature.

A Mean, Old Man October 30, 2009

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Last week the students wrote a short story about a mean, old man who lives next door them.  Here are a few of the students stories;

Jennifer – 5 Red


My neighbour is a senior man. He hates other people especially children. He is old and insane. He lives by himself. His lovely wife died and his son has to work in another country, so the senior man always feels very mean.

One day, I went to school. I had a superb day at school, so I had a superb mood, too. However, when I went home, I saw that the senior man was breaking the windows of my house! He used a wooden stick to break every window! I was scared to go home. When the senior man went home, I went home, too, but the windows were all broken and we had to fix them.

The next day, everyone wanted to talk with the senior man, but they were afraid, so they didn’t go. I saw the senior man had gone and we knew that he had already moved to another house.

Grace, 5 Blue


There is a rude, elderly man who lives next door to me. He has jet black hair, eyes as black as night, a mushy beard and oversized feet. He never ever has a smile on his face.

He hates children and so he hates me. I rode my bike past his house once and he pushed me off my bike. I crashed into the solid ground. Another time, I bought an ice-cream cone. When he saw me, he took my ice-cream cone and fed it to his dog!  The next day I was playing basketball, I accidentally threw my ball over his fence and he threw it in his nasty trash can!

I hate being his neighbour. He is so mean! I wish he could be gone, but it will never happen!

Johnathan, 5 Yellow


There is a horrid foolish woman who lives beside me.  She has a lengthy, pointy nose with terrible, green boogers sticking around it, and she has only a little hair.  Also she has a stinky beard and yucky spots all over on her body that are ready to explode!

Once my daft, little dog—puffy, ran into her room.  She shouted and threw all the things that she could throw at puffy, even knives!! When we got in, pitiful puffy was dead with blood all around him.  Oh, my God! She is terrible!!