Archive for April, 2013

A good descriptive piece of writing needs many things to be good. First, it should include the 5 senses where appropriate. Second, it should have striking language. Meaning the use of good, rich describing words and figurative language. Third, it should provide a vivid mental image to the reader.

Now that we have had the chance to write a few different descriptive paragraphs I would like to write one on a simple subject. A Dragon!

Describe what it looks like, sounds like, smells like, feels like etc. Bring it to life in my minds eye. Include where it is and what it is doing.

dragon eye

Haiku poetry was once part of ancient Japanese courtship rituals. A man would send a haiku to a woman they loved. It is a discipline form of poetry made popular by the Japanese poet Basho.

A haiku uses nature as its primary focus.

It captures a moment in nature or life and freezes it in time.

It consists of 3 lines, seventeen syllables and is not usually rhymed.

Line 1 – 5 syllables

Line 2 – 7 syllables

Line 3 – 5 syllables

                 Here is mine:            

As the rain moves in

I realize my sadness

Recess is indoors

N. Purdon

We have learned about our colour and created their story, and now it is the time to share these with everyone. Please post your colour poetry here when you are ready. You may post more than one!

chartreuse      Check out mine on Chartreuse!


Looking forward to reading your I am Poems. What a great way to express who we are and what we are about. Here’s mine:

I am a skier extraordinaire (not)

I wonder how they get a cork into a bottle

I hear quittich between my ears

I see oceans on top of mountains

I want the world to revolve around me

I am a skier extraordinaire (not)


I pretend that I’m smarter than I am

I feel like I can fly

I touch the lives of children

I worry that the sands of time are low

I cry when the Senators lose

I am a skier extraordinaire (not)


I understand if your not first, you’re last

I say what I think

I dream of driving a BMW M3

I try to be a good dad

I hope that you all succeed

I am Skier extraordinaire (maybe)