Friday, November 27, 2009

Our Arsenal Supporter loves to Blog

By being given an opportunity to blog to a worldwide audience, our great friend, who has now left us for the Western Penal Colonies, enjoyed writing online to have his opinions and passions 'heard'.

Bloggers Rule the World

MysteryMan tells us why he loves blogging and how it helps him develop his writing skills.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Uh oH ...

Some of you are uncovering conspiracy theories relating to Matainui.
Some of you have discovered major powers that can save the day!
Some of you have written amazing narratives to share with the whole world!!!
Has anyone received feedback from anyone outside our class yet?
Leave your promo one liners here so people can click on your names to link to your brilliant writing blogs :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

And more WOodmonstas have been transformed...

Who do you think these characters might be?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leaving quality writing comments

When leaving comments on your peers' [new word for Mr Lyttle] blogs you should evaluate the writing by comparing it to the achievement objectives on this teacher website

The best comments will win a trip to Uzbekistan where you can mingle with fabulous cultural dancers, drink fresh yak milk and dig for fossilized mastodons.

[prize may in fact be fictional]

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New characters...

You may also meet characters like this and see artifacts like these.... [clues for art comp too]

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

EEEk! Mutations abound!

Some of you have been mutated into bizarre creatures...

One of you just stumbled into a swamp in the forest and became:

Monday, November 9, 2009

More clue pics...

These images are all clues to the rapidly unravelling story of Matainui...
Can you interpret or relate them to the story you know so far?

Mr Lyttle's Maths Homework

Mr Lyttle tells me he has a geometry homework activity for you on his blog. Please visit his blog and do the assignment.

And see the happy chappy above? We all want Mr Lyttle to stay a happy camper too, so please pay close attention to his instructions and follow them the first time. :-)
[Or else]

Ancient Art Challenge

Art Challenge:

  • create a poster [any size]
  • use colour
  • mimic the artistic style of an ancient culture
  • demonstrate 'reflection' in the design
  • include creatures, characters or discoveries from your narrative
  • enjoy it and try to beat me in the race for the three chocoloate bar prizes
RaNDom Check...

Please leave a message here if you have written a report or argument on your blog from last term that is ready for marking.

Please also leave a comment here this week saying which day of your island narrative you are up to.

And be sure to research interesting facts and add them to your blog. Then you can incorporate them into your story.

Monday, November 2, 2009


sentinel, originally uploaded by mrw00dy.

Look closely for more clues...
All of this can be found on the island of Matainui
[approx. 3000C.E.]

Secrets unravelling

Aliens have been encountered! Temples unearth! Exotic treasures with mystical properties discovered. Mutations abound. Extinct species seemingly reincarnated.
Watch out - not all your former classmates are now as they once were.
Seek out adventure if you want to find the secrets to Matainui. For you see, you have all been there before... Time has indeed been twisted, but you are not in the past.
The outcomes of your Sustainability study have meant that you are now some of the only humans left alive on Earth!!!
Seek out the answers on your classmates blogs. Some of them have uncovered the majority of the tale... but no one knows everything yet!

I have drawn you some clues in a graphic novel. If you are interested I will bring it to school for you to see...

Captive alien

Evolving creatures

Mathematical clues

Collection agents

Major Clue