Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Man Claims To Have Spent 14 Months Adrift At Sea


castaway

We read this article today, posted on the Kiwi Kids News website. 

After looking at the vocabulary that indicated authorities were not convinced that his story was factual we went on to justify why we thought Jose's story was true or false.

Man claims to have spent 14 months adrift at sea

Created on February 6, 2014
A Mexican man named Jose Salvador Alvarenga claims to have been lost at sea for 13 months.
He claims that he was lost at sea after a day’s fishing trip went horribly wrong.
He says he survived by eating fish, birds and turtles that he caught with his bare hands.
Early this week  he washed up alone in ragged underpants and a bushy beard, 8,000 miles from home on a tiny Pacific island called Ebon. This island is part of the Marshall Islands.
Jose claims to have survived by drinking turtle blood and rainwater and eating birds and fish which he caught.
Jose and a companion set sail from Mexico in 2012 and it is believed that his friend died at sea several months before Jose was found.


We are interested in your thoughts.  Do your think Jose was lost at sea for 13 months or not?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What Do Readers Read?

We had a challenge today:
to think of all the different things readers read

Fiction                               Quiz
Science fiction                   Cards
Historical fiction                Explanations
Non-fiction                        Text Books
Letters                                Journals
Biography                          Postings
Auto-biography                  Names
Magazines                          Titles
Reviews                              Lists
Newspapers                        Puzzle Books
Dictionary's                        Prices
E-Mail                                Sport Books
Notifications                       Children's books
Internet                                Novel
Wikipedia                            Horror
Labels                                  Poems
Speeches                             Compasses
Comedy's                            Romance
Chapter books                     Myths & Legends
Comics                                Clocks                   Billboards                            Statistics                                 Brochures                            Picture books
Guides                                 Posters
Children's books                  Internet
Wikipedia                            Labels
Speeches                              Chapter books
Comics                                Comedy's               Romance                              Poems
Horror                                  Faxes
Novel                                   Recipes  Instructions                          Book series
Telephone book                   Encyclopedia entries
Text messages                      Maps
Pamphlets                            Signs
Posters


Can you think of anything else we might read?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)


Today we looked at this video clip.  It got us thinking about the things we still want to do as teenagers moving into adulthood (we will share some of these later).  It is really worth a look.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

'Twas The Night Before School

I'm sure it won't be like this.  
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!!