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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Enthusiastic Writers at Waitahuna

We have two new initiatives to our writing programme for 2015. 

The Senior Room pupils have a 'Hot Shot Writers Bag' which goes home with a deserving writer each day. The bag is full of goodies to help inspire and present a piece of writing at home. The children are able to choose what they would like to write about and we now have an amazing array of writing covering our 'Writers’ Wall'. The work ranges from reports, recipes, jokes, news and home-life stories to reviews on favourite games and books. So far we have over 26 pieces of writing displayed on our wall. The children are enjoying sharing their work but also giving and receiving feedback on their friends writing.

The Junior Room isn't to be out done with their writing and some families have already had the pleasure of meeting Cherry Tom the newest member in the Junior Room. Cherry Tom the kiwi travels with his head poking out of the top of his Writers bag (so he can see what is going on ..."and it helps him breathe"). He is lucky enough to travel home with the amazing junior room writers where he stays the night with them. Then with the help of their families they fill out the diary and can include digital photos of the adventures he has with them.

It is exciting to see the writing the children are creating at home, feel free to drop into school and take a look at their work.

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