At the beginning of the term we started to make potato people with our teacher Mrs Agnew after we read a book called the “Potato People” and she showed us a box of really scary, freaky, nasty looking ancient potatoes. They had long roots and looked like aliens.
My first potato was a regular boy but then I changed it to a king with purple material, glue, glitter, googly eyes and toothpicks. It was fun being creative and making the potato come alive as a person.
A week later we used our ipads to make a tiny stop motion movie to practice how we were going to create the movie we were going to do for the Manaiakalani. film festival. There was a Director, Editor, Scene manager and camera person and we all had turns to do each job.
After that week we started to do backgrounds for our movie story. We all voted which background we wanted to work on. I chose outside of the castle. My group was doing a party for the princess. We made turrets, flags and blew up balloons for the party. We painted the castle (which was our old class puppet theatre.)
The Characters in the movie were the king, queen, princess, princess’ friend, and spies. We also used the very old potatoes as the aliens and the old box became the UFO. I thought it would be easy to make the movie but it was kinda hard because we needed heaps of help from Ms Toland. In the story the princess is talking to a friend about her coronation and how scared she is. The princess gets kidnapped by aliens and gets taken to their evil layer in outer space. In the end the spies manage to rescue her and take her back to her kingdom.
It will be interesting to see our movie on the big screen and I’m looking forward to it along with my classmates.
6 thoughts on “The Stolen Princess”
Hi pio That was wonderful writing it was so creative. Keep up the good work
Thank you marii that was really positive thoughtful and creative and kind of you
Hi Pio I liked how you use long and descriptive writing too.
Malo le lei I like the part when you put your sentences into paragraphs and thanks for helping me in my work and good job for editing your work and good job for using capital letters
Malo le lei Pio. I’m Tuakalau from St Patrick’s school. I liked the way you use capital letters for people’s names and made the writing really easy to read.
Your blog gave me a memory about when I made my potato person at school too. It was fun.
I want to know how you put Princess together.
Morena Pio. I’m Patrick from St Patrick’s school. I like the way you used describing words about potato people.
You taught me to use photographs to describe my learning.
Make sure you always edit your blog so it makes sense. Great writing and photograph.