We are learning to write to persuade. What would you say to persuade someone to keep their pile of old tyres? Our writing had to include:
several ideas for uses for the tyres.
elaborate on each idea by giving reasons why each is a good idea.
If you have tyres in your paddock and you don’t know
what to do with them here are some things that you could do with them. You could
use it as a planter because you could plant fresh fruit and vegetables. So you
don’t need to go all the way to town to get vegetables and fruit and waste your
money. If you make a planter you only
need to go outside and pick them. You can also make a tyre swing so if you have
kids they can have fun on it. You can also make a ladder with the tyres and if
you have a tree at home you can make a tree house. And when you have made your
tyre ladder you can put it under the tree house door. So if you have kids they can play in it and
if you put the tyre swing on the same tree they can also play on the tyre swing
as well. You can also make a tunnel and maybe your kids, if you have kids, it
could be their secret lab. When you have kids you can also use the old tyres
for tyre races and roll them down the hill. When the tyres hit the bottom they can get the
tyres and bring the tyres up and they can hop in the tyres and roll in it and that
is if the tyres are big enough for them. They will hop in and... WOOOOOSHHHH down
the hill they go and make sure you check the hill BEFORE THEY ROLL DOWN THE
BECAUSE THERE MIGHT BE ROCKS. You can
also make a tyre tower and stick it with wet mud and then cut a hole at the
bottom so your kids can have fun.
Why would you want to throw away old tyres? You
might think you want to throw them away, but I would keep the old tyres.
If you keep your old tyres and you have kids, old
tyres would be the best things for kids. You could distract them by making them
a swing. Then go and do whatever you want. Then they might love the swing so
much they want to climb to the top of the swing and they go right to the top of
the tree. They come back down to play on the swing. They go super high and you
want to make more of the swing.
They might have had enough on the swing, do not
throw the swing away. You should not throw away the other pile of tyres because
they could come in handy to make something else.
You could have running races with the tyres. Get
more people and have a tyre race with all the other people. Then you shall run
super-fast with your tyre. Race up and down hills and through deep mud as deep
as water. You might crash into a giant tree. Once you finish the race the thing
to do is, don’t throw away the tyres.
These are some reasons why you shouldn’t throw away
your old tyres.
Keep those tyres. So don’t chuck that pile of tyres
because you could use it for planting a vegetable garden. You get fresh food
straight out of the garden and then you know what? You don’t have to pay and
waste your money.
You can make a swing out of a tyre for your kids so
your children won’t be pestering you and your wife.
If you have a farm you could put tyres on the edge
of the cover for silage so your silage won’t blow away. So you will still have
at least silage.
If you have some fish and you don’t want to waste
your money on just a small fish pond, you could use a tyre and put some water
in the tyre and then you have a free home-made fish pond.
If you are hungry you can just get fish and
vegetables from another tyre that is very useful too. Then you get fresh,
yummy, home-made, not paid.
A tyre is also useful for a ladder because if your
kid has got a ball or something and it has got stuck on the roof, your kid is
not happy. Then you could get some super glue and put some super glue on each
tyre and stick them all in a big stack. Then you climb up the stack of tyres.
Oh I forgot you had to super glue the stack of tyres to the ground so you don’t
fall. THEN you climb up the stack of tyres and then put yourself on the roof
and then get the ball or thing that was stuck on the roof. Then you get
something that will get super glue off. Your child will be happy. Trust me, it
Do you know that there is another way that is very,
very super dooper good? If you don’t have a swimming pool and your kids really
are desperate to have a swimming pool, well I can tell you a very clever way to
make one and not have to pay money to get one dug in. Just listen to me and you
and your wife and kids will be happy and your hearts will be full of joy. Your
kids will appreciate it a lot, trust me.
So shall I get started and tell you? OK then. You
just get a tyre and cut it straight with a chain-saw and super glue them
together and make a square for the outside frame. Then you dig a deep hole all
the way so there is like a square hole just in the middle. Then you put
concrete on the sides and at the bottom. Then you put water in it and there you
go. A swimming pool - not paid again (I like saying that).
I have got another excellent idea that will help
you keep those precious, useful tyres that are very super good. If you’re going
camping and you weren’t organised and forgot your tent and it was raining and
you brought tyres, then you could hide under the tyres to keep dry.
That’s all I think I will tell you. So remember you
can use lots of ways to use those helpful, useful tyres. I hope you use those
tyres for all the things I said.
I could smell the bubble mixture. The bubble mixture
smelled like our soap. I could hear people saying, “Look at that one.” I could
see people blowing bubbles. Sometimes they were big ones and little bubbles. If
you blow too hard they will pop.
I see bubbles sparkling in the sun. The wind was blowing
past the bubbles. We had cups to put our bubble mixture in. You can blow big
bubbles. There can be big bubbles and there can be little bubbles too.
Some of the bubbles can get to the top of the playground.
Yesterday Room 4 went outside to blow bubbles. Charlotte’s
big bubble went up and up in the air. My bubbles went up and down. Sienna’s
bubbles went higher and higher into the air. Tazman’s bubble went bigger and
bigger and bigger. Joshua’s bubbles were big bubbles and Sam was trying to
dodge them. Kimberlee was trying to dodge them too. My bubbles popped and
mixture fell from the sky. Nevaeh stayed still and the bubbles came to him. I
held my bubble wand up in the air.
The bubbles float and the bubbles come back down. The
bubbles pop and we blow some more bubbles. The bubbles go high as the sky. Then
the bubbles go pop. Some of us catch them. We chased the bubbles. Some of us
got the bubbles. Some of the bubbles chased us. It was fun.
Bubbles are round like a ball. Bubbles are see-through.
Bubbles are not strong. They have colourful wiggly lines in them. When you look
inside the bubbles you can see your reflection, when you look deep inside the
bubbles. When you see the reflection of the trees it’s like there are upside-down
trees in the bubbles. When you see your reflection in the bubbles you’re not
upside-down in the bubble you’re just the right way. Bubbles float. They don’t
stay on the ground like people do. Bubbles just stay up in the air. Imagine
people in the air. That would be like bubbles. Bubbles don’t start on the
ground and then go up. We blow them with our mouths through something and then
they go up. The wind pushes the bubbles in all directions like up, down, right
and left. Bubbles go slow through the air but when the wind pushes the bubbles
harder the bubbles go just a little bit faster. Bubbles just pop when someone
touches it and little drips of bubble mixture come out.
On Tuesday the 20th we got to blow some
bubbles. When we put our bubble blower into the bubble mixture and we took it
out, the bubbles had wavy, wiggly colourful lines inside. Then we blew the
bubble. The bubbles floated right and left, up and down slowly in the air. The
bubbles are rounds like balls and they sparkle bright from the sun. The bubbles
drop little sparks of bubble mixture. Bubbles aren’t colourful. The bubbles are
a bit invisible. When the bubbles popped I got some more. I could smell bubble
mixture. I blew lots of big floaty bubbles. My big bubbles went floating up
high in the sky. When my bubbles were in the air I went to put my bubble blower
by the other bubble and then I blew it again. There were more bubbles connected
onto the bubble. It was fun blowing bubbles. You can see through the bubbles.
Sometimes when you look into the bubbles the trees are upside-down.
Bubbles are round and soapy. When they pop they have tiny
splashes of bubble mixture coming out. I see: bubbles popping on trees and the
grass and on people. The wind blows the bubbles left, right and up and down.
You can see your reflection in bubbles. I think what it would be like to be a
bubble. Sometimes you can blow big bubbles.
Bubbles can shine while the sun shines on them. Bubbles
can shine like a rainbow. You can see sparkles in the bubbles. You can see
through bubbles. Bubbles can smell like soap. You can hear the wind blowing the
bubbles. I think bubbles don’t fly by themselves. I see the bubbles floating
like an angel in the sky.
Bubbles are round and
they pop when people touch them. You can blow bubbles in many different ways. I
see bubbles floating as kids blow the bubbles in the air. I hear kids giggling as
they run, blowing super gigantic bubbles. I think if everybody blows a bubble
at once all of the bubbles join together. Then we could run up to the big
bubble and pop it BOOM. Has an explosion happened? No the giant bubble popped.
We were blowing bubbles different shapes and sizes. Well I think it was super
fun blowing bubbles. I can see bubbles everywhere. I saw so many bubbles that I
thought I was in a bubble world. I was not. I was just a little dizzy. At last
I woke up. I said, “Where am I? I’m in the same world that I was in. I went for
a walk around. I came in a track, then I was out. Then I came out at a giant
waterfall. I looked right down. Then I climbed right to the bottom. Hey,
bubbles everywhere. Everywhere I looked there were bubbles.
We made mixed-media seascape paintings. First we drew a pencil line across the page to mark the horizon. Then we drew wavy lines or koru patterns for the waves. We mixed our blue paint with white or black to make lighter and darker tones of blue. Then we painted our sea and sky. After the paint was dry we drew pictures of boats and coloured them. We glued them onto our paintings.
We are learning to investigate and identify the properties of air. We know that air can take up space inside a plastic bag and that air is invisible. Did you know that air is also strong? We blew up some snap-lock bags and lay them on the floor. Then we turned a table upside down and put it on top of the bags. Then one by one we hopped on the table. The air bags could hold up 4 children. When the fifth child stood on the table one bag popped. When the sixth child stood on the table the bags collapsed.
I saw green short grass growing on the hill behind the bus shelter. The
hill was enormous. I could see some wire with fence posts on the top of the
hill. I can see some stalks of grass in front of the bus shelter the stalks of
grass with little white seeds on the top.
I hear wind blowing, machines chopping grass, trucks passing by, leaves
flying in the air. I hear the wind whistling above my ear. I also hear the
grass making blowing sounds like this whoooooo.
I feel the sun shine shining on me it is hot enough to melt down the tar on
the road and then the tar goes all sticky and gooey. The wind making little
goose bumps on me.
I wish there was lots of bus shelters like a billion.
At the bus shelter...
Inside the bus shelter it is warm and dry and shady and gloomy and very dark.
I see horses and cows.
I hear the bus engine getting louder as it comes closer.
I feel the cold wind blowing my hair around.
I wish there were video games in the bus shelter so I could play games while I am waiting
and a barbecue so I could have something to eat.
At the bus shelter...
I see long grass.
I hear the bus rumbling.
I feel the bumpy wooden seat.
I wish the bus was here.
At the bus shelter...
I see leaves blowing past me.
They are big fat leaves.
I hear the wind blowing and blowing, it is blowing the leaves past me. The leaves are spinning.
I feel the wind blowing.
I wish there was a barbecue in the bus shelter and I wish there were some videos in the bus shelter.
The bus shelter is fun. I play with mysister when I am waiting
for the bus. I am with my sister. I like waiting for the bus. Nothing interesting
happens. I was thinking of the time when I was waiting for the bus like when I
fell over a stone.
I could feel the wind hitting me across it made me shiver it
was blowing me away.
I could hear the birds and it looks blue and it is green
on the wing its beak is red.
I can see the birds in the tree singing to each
other. The best part of all is that I am not alone.
I wish the bus shelter had
a secret tunnel with lots of weapons and knives and swords.
the bus coming closer and
I Hear the
wind and the grass
I feel the
wind blowing on me
it feels cold
was longer .
I see huge
trucks carrying lots of logs.
I hear the
bus engine bleeping to me.
I feel cold
wind blowing towards me.
I wish there
was lots of bus shelters.
At the bus shelter...
It is cold,
it gives yougoose
I can hear
the bus engine roaring as it is coming louder and louder.
I feel the wind
blowing on me.
wish the bus was a racing car. By Paradise I can see brown big rusty leaves falling off the branches. I can hear the bus engine getting louder and louder as it comes closer. I can hear the wind whistling and howling in the air. I feel the strong wind blowing on me. I get colder and colder. I get little goose bumps popping on my skin. I wish it had a warm heater inside and a bright shiny wall. I wish there were games in there so then when the bus is coming I can play games.