For our Buddies session this week, we ask our little buddies what they would like to eat in a “Healthy Lunch” and everyone said thing like carrot, tomato, cheese and ham. So we decided in our next hour we spend with our buddies, to make our very own healthy lunch all our buddies planned what they will have in their lunches. We drew labeled diagrams and made lists of all the things we would have, and let me tell you, everyone was super healthy! I think everyone liked the lesson and I think everyone is looking forward to the next one too.
This BTN story is about sitting down and what it is secretly doing to us.
Did you know, that sitting down for too long is going to give you future problems? People sit down for too long our days. An average adult spends about 9 hours on the couch a day! When you sit down your body stiffens up, so you are recommended to get up and stretch or go for a little walk. If you don’t it may lead to health problems in the future, like heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Something that I wonder about is when did they find all this information out?
My story/narrative is based on a Cinderella theme but with a little bit of a twist. Amelia is a maid to her evil stepmother, Ms Goldentyre and her wicked daughter, Bella. One day, Amelia’s birth parents send her a gift and ask her to come and live with them but instead of Amelia finding it, her stepmother does. Ms Goldentyre goes and hides the gift and letter because she doesn’t want Amelia to leave. Because she loves her. Eventually Amelia finds these things and packs to go live with her parents.Ms Goldentyre and Bella go and plead for her to come back, because they miss her. After a bit of persuading they come to an agreement.
Here it is,
“Amelia!” I shriek impatiently, “Come down this instant!” I hear here the sound of rushed footsteps coming down my beautiful marble staircase.
“Yes Stepmother?” she says quietly, knowing that she has accidently done something wrong, again.
‘Why aren’t my dishes tidy?” I inquire, “And where is my gown I’m supposed to wear tonight to dinner with the mayor?”
“Your dress is in your room and… I haven’t done the dishes yet because I was doing laundry for your daughter,” replied Amelia in a slightly shaky voice.
“Well go wash them…. NOW!!” I yell. Is it that hard to do a couple of chores, I ask myself. Children these days.
I walk into my room and see my gorgeous pearl gown across my bed. I am about to walk over to it to put it on, when something catches my eye. There is a parcel and two envelopes on my desk. The first envelope is for ‘The Wonderful Ms Goldentyre’ and is written in beautiful, cursive handwriting. That one’s for me. The second one however, is written in small, neat writing and is to… Amelia.
I rip open the envelope and pull out the letter inside. It reads;
Happy 16th Birthday! Over these years, we have come to realize that we should never have let you go, we’ve realized that we still love you. Please, come and see your father and I so you can stay with us forever. I’m sorry about the past 16 years and I hope you can forgive us.
Love from your mother, Catherine xx
P.S In the parcel contains a picture of you, your father and I when you were only a baby.
A shot of pain runs through me. The thought of losing Amelia hurts. Is it because we need someone to clean, no, it’s because I have grown to love her. I quickly change then read Amelia’s letter over and over again.
Suddenly there is a knock on the door.
“You may enter,” I say, still shaken up. Amelia’s parents want her back. I throw the envelope and parcel in my wardrobe and took my mind off the subject. Amelia walks in. “Hello dear,” I say before stopping myself. Amelia is stunned. For how bad I’ve treated her, even I was surprised I said that.
“Your carriage is here to take you to dinner,” she stutters, still in shock.
“Thank you” I replied than quickly rushed out of the room.
When I get home, I see my daughter Bella on the couch in disbelief.
“She’s gone Mum,” she mutters. By now the letter that Amelia’s parents sent was well out of my mind. “Even though I was mean to her, she was nice to me. I want Amelia back Mum,” Amelia, she’s gone.
“What did she say to you when she left?” I asked frantically.
“She said to tell you that she found the letter and parcel and that she is moving in with her real parents. Then she hugged my goodbye.” Bella replied.
“Come on,” I said quickly.
“We’re going to get Amelia back,”
When we arrived at her house, Amelia answered the door in surprise.
“Please come back home,” Bella begged, “Even though I was mean to you, I thought of you as a friend.”
“And as my stepdaughter, please come home. We will treat you nicely too,” I pleaded also. Amelia, still shocked by the sudden change of things, smiled.
“I can’t, I live here now. But I will visit you every afternoon. Thank you for coming back though,” she said, delighted that we were there.
From that day on, I vowed to myself never to be wicked again, and if I did, I told myself I could not lose anything else. From that day on, I loved everyone I knew and everything I did no matter what.
Here’s me reading my narrative…
On the 27th May 2015 , every school in Australia sat down and read a book. Every school read the same book, at the same time. My school all piled into the Multi-purpose room to read the Brothers Quibble. The story was about two brothers. The little brother, Bunny, loved his older brother but Spalding didn’t like his little one. Eventually Spalding grew to love his brother and found out that having a little bro isn’t that bad.
The story we read was basically a poem, so our class decided to write our own poem on a particular celebration or family member. I wrote mine on my older brother.
I have an older brother, He’s very weird and all,
He’s is a bit of a duffer and he looks pretty tall.
He loves to play football, and he comes back all muddy,
he looks like a goofball and I think it’s funny.
Through all the mud and sweat, he’s really not that bad,
but sooner or later I bet, he’s gonna drive me mad!
If you want to hear me reading my poem, listen here….
If you want to check out a Youtube video of the book., watch….
This BTN story is about the amazing Shakespeare.
Shakespeare was a famous old writer. He was born in 1564 and lived for 52 years. In that time, he created over 1700 word and a LOT of phrases. He also wrote many, many plays which became very famous. A cool company called Bell Shakespeare recreated those plays in a humorous way that kids would enjoy watching, so now they travel from school to school to perform these plays. A lot of reviews said that they were very enjoyable to watch and they taught a lot of new information. A question I have is why didn’t they start this organisation sooner?
This BTN story is about a cool organisation called Dear Hope Street.
This organisation is really cool because it gets kids in touch with people across the world. What you do is pick a Hope Street from anywhere in the world and pick a number of a house on the street. Then they use Google Maps Street View to see the house. After that, they draw a picture of the house and write a nice message along with it. When people receive the postcard, some wright back and some don’t, but it makes a nice surprise for them. I wonder if I will ever get a Dear Hope Street postcard.
“Wow! So many flavours!” I yell in excitement, overwhelmed by the explosion of zest.
It tastes weird, like really weird. It tastes sour and a little bit sweet but it makes my tongue tingle. It’s hard and strong, sort of like a rock and I think has some sort of sourish powder in the middle, maybe sherbet. It slowly disappears in my mouth while I suck it away. This is what I taste when I put the new Wizzy Fizzy lolly in my mouth. Like I said, it’s really weird but I really love it!