2 families were asked to participate in a drill of some fake natural disasters. The Mathews family had to participate in a pretend bush fire, and the (no name provided) family had to participate in a pretend cyclone. The Mathews do things like fill up the bath and block all open cracks of windows and doors so the smoke does not get inside. The (no name provided) family did things like put tape on the windows, and tried to drive through flood water, which is a really bad mistake and is very dangerous. The kids, however, knew this and saved the family from a very crucial mistake. The Mathews had to put out small fires and wear glasses to make things look dark so it looked like smoke and they also wore earmuffs so they could hear the loud roar of the fire. Their kitchen is on fire, so the family try to escape by moving to the bathroom, which really is not a very good idea because now they are trapped! In the fake cyclone, the (no name provided) family do not know what to do as the fake storm rages outside. The people who are helping with the fake cyclone bang against the door to give a slamming effect as if the wind is blowing hard against the door. Then after all these scary things, the family are let out!
Fact 1: The natural disasters were quite realistic.
Fact 2: The kids coped better than the adults.
Fact 3: The fire was actually real!
Understanding 1: I understand that it would be really scary.
Understanding 2: I understand that not all people would be able to cope with this.
Wondering: I wonder what it would be like to be in a fake or REAL natural disaster.
” …however, she couldn’t believe what she had done…”
“She killed someone?” asked a little girl.
“What?” asked all the boys in unison.
“Why?” they all asked.
“If you let me read on I will tell you,” said the care lady impatiently. ” …however, she couldn’t believe what she had done. She had just murdered someone!” she finished her sentence.
All the kids froze with pale faces.
“Ahhhhh!” they all screamed. The kindergarten turned into a hellhole. Screaming, crying, a total massacre! All the toys and crayons went everywhere and soon, all the kids fell down, tired. They all had a nap.
The 5 BIG Questions
Big Question #1: I think that the twist of them all falling to sleep at the end made the book good.
Big Question # 2: I think that this 100wc would be better if it had more detail or descriptive words or both.
Big Question # 3: Well, I am the author of this 100wc and I don’t really think that there is something I really want the reader to know.
Big Question # 4: I wrote this because it was set for homework.
Big Question # 5: The audience needs to know that the teacher is a bit silly for reading kindergarteners a murder mystery book to enjoy this.
Fact 1: Capetown has been suffering from a very bad drought for several years now.
Fact 2: Water reserves are so low in Capetown that the whole town is at risk of running out.
Fact 3: Authorities predict that the taps could be turned off by June 4, and they are calling this day zero.
Understanding 1: I understand that this would be so scary for them.
Understanding 2: I understand that 50L of water really is not much.
Wondering: I wonder what the authorities will do about the problem.
As I sprinkled malteasers on the huge pink cake. My aunty is getting married and I am in charge of making the wedding cake. It is perfect but I am worried. The wedding is on a bridge.
The Next Day….
We get to the wedding. A boy hands my aunt a yellow daffodil that she slips into her hair. The cake is on a precarious edge. Two kids are playing around at the table legs that the cake is on. One pushes the other. The cake rocks and rocks and slips and falls off the edge into the water below.