Thank you to all the Room 1 students, and their families, for a great year.
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER
(A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine)
Once upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year.... The day on which the Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cosy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife's busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic.
Twas the Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the Christ child's visit. But the oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see him. Silently they crept out of their attic, down the stairs, and across the floor to wait in the crack in the threshold. Suddenly, the door opened a wee bit and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They must see the tree closely, since their eyes weren't accustomed to the brightness of the room... so the crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last they satisfied themselves completely of the Christmas tree beauty.
But alas!! Everywhere they went they had left their webs, and when the little Christ child came to bless the house he was dismayed. He loved the little spiders, for they were God's creatures too, but he knew the mother, who had trimmed the tree for the little children, wouldn't feel the same, so He touched the webs and they all turned to sparkling, shimmering, silver and gold!
Ever since that time, we have hung tinsel on our Christmas trees, and according to the legend, it has been a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Today Mrs Todd brought in a present for us too write about. We used different genres to write our story such as scary,sad,weird and funny. I chose Scary.
My eye caught the present wrapped in Santa wrapping with a dusty red ribbon on the coffee table. Thoughts in my head told me to open it and not too open it, I couldn't wait no more. As I slowly walked up too it I felt the tip of the present, It was a unpleasant feeling gooey vain feelings controlled my body and the squishyness made my lungs collapse. They felt like a severed arm but from who? As i experimented the present I saw a reasonable sized hole big enough to fit two ants. I took a peak out of curiosity to find that colour's spurted out. I had the urge to open it but a girl keeps her words. Minutes later my teeth was chattering not too open it but the temptation was real. I opened it to find that huge spooky eyes popped out, I spotted a daisy pink note, on the note it said " Happy April Fools!"