Archive | April 2015

Writing paragraphs using descriptive adjectives

The Grade 4s have been learning about adjectives and how they can be used to add more interest to their writing. Below are three examples of some children in the Pheasant class who wrote creative paragraphs using interesting adjectives. Well done! Here’s to lots more inspiring writing in the future.

A Storm

I stared out the window one morning and saw fat, grey clouds covering the sky. It looked cold and wet outside and the morning dew speckled the flowers and leaves. Soon, sparkling drops of rain formed in the sky and bright flashes of lightning beamed from cloud to cloud . I grabbed my blanket and snuggled up closer to the window while I watched this breath-taking sight. Bang! There goes the thunder.

Rosie Sherlock


The Puppy

On Tuesday I went home from school and there sitting on the mat was an adorable puppy with sparkling brown eyes. “Her name is Polly,” said my mom with a smile. She belongs to your sister. The little puppy stared at me and wiggled her little nose. The puppy had black spots and a brown patch on her head. The little puppy’s nose was pink and she had very sharp teeth.

Megan Brooks


The rollercoaster ride

A rollercoaster is a large, metal structure that gives people thrilling rides. You first stand in a busy queue waiting for your breath-taking turn. The minutes on your shiny clock take forever to go by. Finally, it is your exciting turn to go. You need to put on tight black buckles to secure yourself in the white seat. The scary rollercoaster starts and you feel nervous. My butterfly stomach turns inside out and I see tremendous views in many directions. My muscular heart beats quickly and the terrific ride stops suddenly.

Ross Coetzee