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Monday, August 26, 2019

Our Cross Country Day

Last week we had our Makaraka School Cross Country out at the Matthews Farm. Our cross country is special because we climb hills and traverse them. It was very drizzly, just how we like it!
We used this experience to write recounts in class. Here are the criteria we used:

Title - Cross Country

Introduction:
Who - Makaraka School
What - Cross Country
When - Last week. On Wednesday. Yesterday.
Where - Sam's house/ farm/ property. The Matthew's 
How - By bus

Paragraph 1:
First we... 
 - tour, walkthrough

Paragraph 2:
Then we...
 - getting ready for the race

Paragraph 3:
After that we...
 - Tell us about the race...

Paragraph 4:
In the end...
 - The finish
 - Your placing
 - How you felt?
 - Then what?

We will use describing words and phrases to help the reader really understand what the day and experience was like. Here are some ideas we came up with...
 - felt like jelly
 - ache
 - legs pumping
 - heart pounding through my chest
 - encouraging
 - pipped

We hope you enjoy the recounts that our students have shared.


1 comment:

  1. Hello Tanemahuta children from Rm 6 at St Patrick's
    We liked your blog about your cross country day but we can't find any individual blogs about the run. We think you may still be writing them. We will keep checking because we are looking forward to reading and commenting on your special day.

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