Book of the Month // Sept 2021

Ready to go down the rabbit hole?

Spork


By Kyo Maclear

Have you ever thought what it might be like to be different than everyone else? Spork is the child of Fork and Spoon. Whilst they both love Spork dearly, Spork can’t help but feel out of place. Is there a place that Spork can fit in?


AR: 3.2
AR Quiz: Yes
Book Length: 33 pages
Find the book here.

This Week’s Writing // Sept 15th

This week we’re mainly focussing on our next big project – online presentations. So, I thought I would bring some of the writing that students have done in the past that we have kept displayed on our walls. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did!

John Park
Lucy Kim
Henry Ahn
Sunny Shn
David Kim
Ryan Kim
Joey Chang
Suzie Park
Ryan Hwang
Jamie Lee
Ben Jung
Chloe Kim
Rex Hwang
Jayden Jeon
Stella Kim
Kevin Shim

Reading Responses // September 2021

You are out of this world.

This week we have a seletion of Reading Responses from students in the past 6 months. We have a small back-log of responses that we will share with you.

We have a variety of abilities here at Shooting Star English. Many of whom are just starting out reading stories for the first time. As such, we have differentiated our reading responses and have given them the opportunities to write or draw what they can.

Please take the time to have a look through this wonderful selection of work. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing their work and encouraging them to keep on creating. Maybe these reading responses will inspire your children, or even you to read the stories that our students have been reading.


This Week’s Writing // Sept 3rd

This week’s topics mostly circled around finding something peculiar in their refrigerator. We’ve all had the odd mouldy lump of cheese or sour milk, but what did these students find in their fridges? As usual, grammar points varied amongst students and they practiced their weekly topics. Kudos to them for their wild imaginations.

What would happen if you woke up in a different world? By Suzie Park

 Suzie played with her brother John.
“Hey, John and Suzie time to sleep!” Said Mom.
“Okay Mom.” We called back.
We went to our room. But we didn’t sleep. We played games, chatted, and then slept. We slept for 4 hours, we woke up.
“John, are you hungry?” I said.
“…yes.” Said John.
“Me too. Let’s go to the kitchen, and eat something.” I said.
And we went to the kitchen, and saw something.
“Sister! Look at that! These are some candies! But these candies don’t have a name…” Said John.
“But these are candies… First, I eat this candy. Did you buy these candies?” I asked.
“No, I didn’t.” Said John.
It was a mystery, but we ate them.
“Mmmm!!! These are so delicious~!” We said.
And we brushed our teeth, and slept.
At 8:00 o’clock, we woke up. Out side was strange!!
“John! Look out side! It is strange!” I said.
“It is not true!” Said John.
And we woke up. It was the strange dream. I saw the candy’s skin. It had some letters. ‘A candy that makes you have a wonderful dream.’ And I told to John. And we laughed!

There are people in my refrigerator!!! By Lucy Kim

I wake up at night for a snack. I go to the kitchen and open the refrigerator. I find something that I don’t think I would see. There are many people. They are very, very small. But I am surprised. Some people are green, some people are white, pink or yellow. But they are all small. Some people swim in water. Oh! I say “Hey, that’s my water!” And some people sleep on chocolate and some people build a building on my birthday cake…I say “No! It’s mine.” They don’t listen. And some children ride a side on my mom’s ice cream. I say “Don’t touch. That is my mom’s favorite…What a messy refrigerator!” I have a headache. I fall down here. Because of my headache. I wake up in the morning. I am next to the refrigerator. I check the refrigerator. Oh! There aren’t any people. And my birthday cake is okay, like a lie. And the ice cream, water, and chocolate, too like nothing happened. Is it real, or is it just a nightmare?

Polar bear in my refrigerator By Joey

I wake up at night for a snack. I go to the kitchen and open the refrigerator, I find something that I think I would not see, a polar bear!!!
I say, “why you here??” Polar bear says, “It is summer. Outside is hot. I like cold weather.” I say, “get out!” Polar bear says, “No!!” I go to the bathroom. I fill the bath with cold water. I say, “Polar bear, here, here!” “Here is it is very cold!!” Polar bear says, “Hmm…okay. I will go.” Polar bear gets in bath. (It is August.) November. Polar bear says, “I go to North pole.” I say, “Okay. Bye.” Polar bear is goes North pole.

Thank You, By Emily Kim

Knock, Knock. There was a box outside my door. I didn’t order anything. Who was it from? I wondered. I opened the box. It was surprising that there was a man in the box. And The man said “Hi I’m Tom. I’m your boyfriend.” I said “wow!!” I was happy. Because, Tom is handsome and looked kind. We went outside. We met my friend. My friend said “Hey Emily who is he?” I said “He is my boyfriend.” My friend said “Wow,, your boyfriend is very handsome!” I felt good. We were hungry. So we went to the restaurant. It was very good! It is surprising that Tom could eat a lot of meat alone. So I thought ‘Tom eats meat very well.’ We went home. Tom said “I really love you. I want to marry you.” I was very ,very happy. So Tom said “Next year, We will do get married”

My Cookies Were Lost, By Jayden Jeon

I woke up at night for a snack. I went to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator. I found something that I didn’t think I would see before. There were some cookies. I had lost them but, now I found them. I thought the cookies were lonely, so I made them a friend, a glass of milk. It’s because to eat cookies with milk is delicious. The next day I was surprised, it’s because my cookies and milk were gone. My sister has already eaten them. I have lost them again. I felt angry and sad. I decided to buy new cookies and to hide them under my bed where no one will ever find them.

Dream, By Sunny Shin

I woke up at night for a snack. I went to the kitchen and opened the refrigerator. I found something that I didn’t think I would see before. There were some cookies. I had lost them but, now I found them. I thought the cookies were lonely, so I made them a friend, a glass of milk. It’s because to eat cookies with milk is delicious. The next day I was surprised, it’s because my cookies and milk were gone. My sister has already eaten them. I have lost them again. I felt angry and sad. I decided to buy new cookies and to hide them under my bed where no one will ever find them.

Reading Responses // August 2021

For the past 6 months students have been creating their own responses to the stories that they’ve been reading. Now it’s one thing for us boring adults to share our thoughts on the books that we’ve read, but how about letting the children put their ideas to paper.

We have a variety of abilities here at Shooting Star English. Many of whom are just starting out reading stories for the first time. As such, we have differentiated our reading responses and have given them the opportunities to write or draw what they can.

Please take the time to have a look through this wonderful selection of work. Over the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing their work and encouraging them to keep on creating. Maybe these reading responses will inspire your children, or even you to read the stories that our students have been reading.