Posted in Writing

Diary Of a Scruffy Dog

Hello, human! I am Buster the dog and I introduce you for reading my journal! I hope you enjoy!


By Mietta Vampatella






Day 1: I woke up tired and waddled into my owner’s room, they are still sleeping, I dump my head on top of my owner’s head and they wake up and I excitedly lick their face until they are up and running and patting me like CRAZY! Finally they feed me and walk outside to play ball. Owner’s parents wake up and they get my owner Jack ready for school. 6 hours pass and owner (Jack) comes back from school, takes me for a walk and does his homework. Dinner: the usual dog food. Sleep.


Day 2: Worst sleep ever. I got to sleep at 1:00am I think, anyway, woke up at 7 and the slept until afternoon. Then had a really big brunch and slept until dinner.

Day 3: CRASH! I woke in the middle of the night and a storm was brewing. My owners had forgotten to let me inside. I was thinking about just getting back to sleep, but the huge lightning bolt struck and I ran for it. I ran to the next street and I ran for it. I ran to the next street and fell asleep under someone’s house. Its dawn and I think my owners are looking for me. I go back the way I came but I can’t find our house. Not the brick roof, white fence or blue mailbox our house is nowhere to be seen. It’s almost sundown and I’m getting hungry, I kill a few birds and a mouse. I nestle on a patch of grass for sleep.

“Tomorrow” I thought.


Day 4: Today I wake up early so I can get ready for a full day of searching. I walk and see a nearby pole, it has a LOST poster of me on it. I look so loved. Today I’m going to get home. I’ve been walking around for a while now. It feels like I’m going around in circles. I’ve just stopped and I’m taking a break at a school. Hang on. This school looks familiar. It is familiar! Its Jack’s school! The bell rings for recess and I see Jack gloomily walk and sit on a bench. I can’t control myself. I have to! I jump over the school fence! Jack turns over and looks at me with delight. I run up to him as he runs up to me and then I give him a big sloppy kiss. He runs up to the yard duty with me tagging behind. He explains the situation to her and then she calls up Jacks parents to come and pick Jack and me up. When they come they all look so happy to see me. When we get home they give me so much food and a bagful of kisses.


Day 5: Mmmm… back at home, safe and sound, with my family…


Posted in Writing

Dairy Of a Fat Cat

Hello! My name is Kitty and you are experiencing my diary!

 So come on open me!

By Mietta Vampatella



Diary entry #1

Monday morning: Meow at owners for food, temporarily get brought inside, get pats and FIANALLY owners give me food.


Monday Afternoon: Owners get back from mysterious trip called… SCHOOL! Get pats get given some food, sleep.

Monday Night: Owners finish eating what they call… DINNER! Come outside to give me food, refuse to eat dry food, get given wet food. YAY! Temporarily get brought inside (again), pats, sleep.


Diary entry #2

Tuesday Morning: Wake up with a yawn! Owners are already up, scratch on door for food, eat early, owner is frustrated with me, drink water, sleep


Tuesday Afternoon: Owners still continuing mysterious journey called… SCHOOL! Run up to owners with excitement! Get given pats and brought inside, owners love me again❤!! Get given 4 pieces of ham, IT’S MY LUCKY DAY! Sit on owners lap purring loudly, get let outside to explore the world!

Tuesday night: Owners bring me inside to warm up on the heater, GET TOO HOT! Get let outside for food, owners give me wet food! I meow at my owners for more pats, owner meows back… they understand my language, HORRAY! Sleep.


Diary entry #3

Wednesday morning: Wake up at 8:00, owners rushing, scratch on door for food, owners leave me without food,                            HUNGRY…

Drink water, eat grass, sleep.


Wednesday afternoon: Owners come back from mysterious place, get given a bit of food…


Try to sleep on an empty stomach, not working, hopefully I’ll be more successful at dinner.


Wednesday night: Sitting outside meowing at owners for food, get given dry food, dry food is better than no food, eat dry food and go under house.



Diary entry #4

Thursday Morning: meow at owners for food, get given wet food at usual time (LATE),drink water, rest.


Thursday Afternoon: Still haven’t figured out what owners do at mysterious place they call…… SCHOOL! Get pats and get given a bit of dry food, drink water, pats, sleep.


Diary Entry #5

Friday Morning: Friday, my favourite day of the week. I can sleep in, owners give me food extra early, more sleep, a puuuuuurfect day!


Friday Afternoon: Owners don’t come back from school! Only mum is home, mum tells me they have gone to friend’s house! Ok! More sleep for meee!


Friday Night: mum goes to pick up owners, I HAVE THE HOUSE TO MYSELF! YAY! Sleep, wait for owners to come back, food, SLEEP!


Diary entry #6

Saturday Morning: wake up and hear sounds from the living room, owner is watching TV, meow at owner because I want to get let inside, get let inside, SCORE! Sit on owners lap watching ‘Da CaT sHow!’ MUM WAKES UP! Quickly get let outside so mum doesn’t see that I was inside!


Saturday Afternoon: Eat food, owner greets mysterious person at front door, I WONDER WHO IT IS… don’t have to wonder for too long, person comes outside to see me, can’t go through this! EVACUATE! EVACUATE THE BUILDING IMMEDIETLY! I get away! Go under house without experiencing serious injury. I hear person crying because they didn’t get to pat me… MWA! HA, HA, HA!!


Saturday Night: Hear laughing from inside of the house, I look inside and see my owner talking to another person… it’s the same person that tried to pat me… TRAITOR!! I meow at my owner for food, person comes out with owner, try to ignore person, she pats me (she has soft hands…), eat food gracefully, get brought inside to watch Harry Potter with owner and friend… TYPICAL SATURDAY NIGHT!


Sunday Morning: Wake up at 8:30, owner and friend already up watching the rest of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 (don’t ask me how I know that), get brought inside, eat food that owner lets friend give me, rest.


Sunday Afternoon: owner and friend come outside to give me pats, owner and friend go back inside after long conversation I don’t understand, rest, 1 hour later hear loud noises coming from inside, the friend is leaving… NOOOOOO! Greet friend at front door, say goodbye (in cat language), sleep.


Sunday night: Wake up, get fed, get pats, see owner doing stuff, ask what they are doing, they tell me they are doing school work. I KNOW WHAT SCHOOL IS!!

Back to the start of the week!

Posted in maths

Move up day-Maths

Predict:  We predict it will be about patterns and shapes.

Clarify: We had nothing to clarify.

Big Question: How to figure out what each shape stood for.

Strategies: Look for and describe with a pattern or a rule, make a model, make a list.

Answer: 3 squares, 2 triangles & 1 circle  =  86              1 square, 2 triangles & 4 circles= 39

Summary: We found the activity a little bit challenging when we had to figure out which shape went with which number. We thought it was easier to work with the higher numbers first. There were a lot of other ways to work out the answer but we chose a way we all understood.