Monday, November 15, 2010

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Our end-of-year concert is coming up, so we've been practising the song we'll be singing. It's called The 3 Rs, by Jack Johnson and it's all about reducing, reusing and recycling. Some of it's tricky to sing, but we're learning fast!

Today, we learned about similes. A simile is a figure of speech that explains how one thing is like another. We can use them to make our writing more interesting and to paint a mind-picture for the reader. They can help to explain things that are difficult to describe. We thought of lots of examples:
  • A tall as a giraffe
  • As soft as a pillow
  • As hard as concrete
  • As strong as my dad
  • As green as grass
  • As pretty as my mum
  • As cold as snow
  • As light as a butterfly
We chose our four favourite similes and made posters.

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

1 comment:

  1. Hi Smarties. I was very impressed with your similes, it looks like you have worked really hard on your posters. Well done.
    Miss Mac