The POETRY COMPETITION winners have been announced tonight. Congratulations to Heidi from Mokau and Ajah from Tauranga Intermediate who were the two winners. Well done to Pippa M from ATUD in Christchurch and Teone from Selwyn Primary in Rotorua who were worthy runners up. I'll post their winning entries later this week for everyone to read. You can see the list of those who have made it through here to have their work published Poems by kids page.
Choosing winners was a really hard job, and you'll see a big difference in the top 4, from longer, more technical poems, to a simple 5 line rhyme that made everyone who read it, laugh. There were some other great talented writers, and I'm looking forward to using some of them in a resource that teachers can use in classrooms throughout the country, so their work will still be read by others.
I've been busy this week planning for the next few weeks which are packed with activities. I've also written a short play for school drama groups, based on the fabulous idea of Katie M from Glenbrook School. Message me if you'd like to read it. I enjoyed working with Ollie's poem about Charles The Mighty Blackbird, and he is thrilled with the result.
Rosie has been taking a break from reading poems and stories this week, and says Woof Woof you guys are so clever at writing.
It must be time for a joke.
Annie body home?
BOOM BOOM that made me chuckle :)
Still no news back from the publisher yet, grrrrrr grrrrrrr haha. I'm having to be patient.
WORD OF THE MOMENT
pensive - Have you ever been in one of these moods?
Don't forget to send me writing if you have some you're proud of. Also read what others write. We all have different styles and that's okay. I love hearing from you, and every week I get emails from kids all around the country.
If you'd like me to visit your school then talk to your teacher and see if we can organise a visit. That'd be great. You can always make a comment just click on comments at the bottom of this post.
Keep on writing and keep on smiling.