Monday, November 9, 2015

After School: I'm Building...Something



Bottle tops and rubber bands,
Empty boxes, varied brands.
Plastic tubs and sticky tape,
Last Halloween's black Vampire cape.
Cardboard tubes and burst balloons,
Assorted bent and broken spoons.
Three magazines, my sister's shoes,
(I took them whilst she had a snooze.)
My winter gloves, a paper bag,
A flapping pirate castle flag.
A pot of glue, some old pen tops,
And two of my mum's kitchen mops.
A pile that's twice as high as me,
A diverse heap, as you can see.
I scratch my head as I begin,
What was I going to build again?
Poem by ©2005 Gareth Lancaster
Tell us about your Dream Car that you will build.  Be creative.  Give us details.  Write your great thoughts below.  We can't wait to read what you are thinking!  See you at the edge!

31 comments:

  1. If I could build a dream car and drive it all day. It would have a can body and skewer to hook the wheels. I would love it so much becaus it would go 90 to nothing past those other petty cars.My car will be called the pretty pink. This all about my dream CAR!!! By:Anna Kate Goff

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  2. My car is called The Cherokee it is silver. It has weight in its back wheels . It is arrow dynamic . My car will at least go 3 feet . My car will be the best . By Brady

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    1. Brady - Loving the name The Cherokee. I hope that it will be aerodynamic. Mrs. Belinda

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  3. Anna - Pretty Pink is a great name for a car! I hope your car turns out as well as you want! Mrs. Belinda

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  4. My car is going to be the same as Grandpas. Its going to be called The Mustang. The car is going to be very arowdinamic . It will have weight at the end. Brooks J.

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    1. Brooks - Grandpa would be proud that your car is like his. Aerodynamics is an important part of building a car! Mrs. Belinda

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  5. My dream car is a experiment car. It will at least go 5 feet. Hopefully it will not go to fast but not to slow. I will have clay in the bottle caps. My ingredients are 1 piece of cardboard, 4 toothpicks, 4 bottle caps, and 1 long rubber band. by Claire

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    1. I love the way you used the word hopefully! But are you sure the things you use to make it with is called ingredients. Alex Vires

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  6. My car will be made out of straw's bottle caps tooth pike's rubber bands and my car will be called bet a 900000000$ if I lose. p.s not a real bet

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    1. sorry by sean

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    2. Sean - You made a very clever statement within your writing. Mrs. Belinda

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  7. Claire - I love how you included your materials in your paragraph. It makes for a great description! Mrs. Belinda

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  8. my car will be made of toothpicks and straws. I will connect them with them I shall make my dream car it will be awsome. it will go 5 meters I shall call it the rolling road roller my car will be a wind up with rubber band type that is my dream car.by:Cameron


    my car will be made of toothpicks and straws. I will connect them with them I shall make my dream car it will be awsome. it will go 5 meters I shall call it the rolling road roller my car will be a wind up with rubber band type that is my dream car.by:Cameron

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    1. Cameron - I love how you used Google Docs and then copied your writing on the blog! Way to go!! I love how you used the word shall. Mrs. Belinda

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  9. My dream car will be called THE FAST FLAME! It can go 9,000000 miles a minute! It cost 1$. It has a really cool RADIO. It also has hands. It automoves! It can win ANY RACE! You can buy it at shells. By benjamin

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    1. Benjamin - Wow, love the caps! The Fast Flame is going to be amazing!!! Mrs. Belinda

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  10. If I could make a dream car it would be called the Balloon Mobile.To make this cool car you will need a water bottle 4 tooth picks 2 bottle caps 1 inch straw and a balloon.That is what you will need to make this amazing car.This is my dream car.

    colton

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    1. Colton - Proud of how you used Google Docs and then copied your writing to the blog! WOW! I can't wait to see the Balloon Mobile! Mrs. Belinda

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    2. good job by colton

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  11. my dream car would be simple. One that I could build. My materials would be 2 straws 1 bottle 5or6 rubber bands and 4 toothpicks. I would be use the medium rubber bands. Last the name of my car would be awesome purple. BY sara

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    1. Sara - Proud of how you used Google Docs then you transferred the writing to the blog! Awesome Purple will be an exciting car to watch roll! Mrs. Belinda

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  12. My dream cars name is the dominator. It can go over 5 feet . It is going to be silver with black stripes. It can use any rubber band. I will us bottle caps for wheels. I just have to thank Mrs. Belinda and Mrs. Jessie for teaching me all this great stuff.

    By Dominick

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    1. Dominick - You are great - thank you for thanking us! I am proud of how you used Google Docs! I can't wait to see your car! Mrs. Belinda

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    2. Dominick I love the name of your car.

      By: Melissa Williams

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  13. My dream car would not be very big. It would have 2 straws, 4 toothpicks, and some wheels that I don’t think will come off.I will us a small rubber band to power the axles. At the end, after the cars are made for distance I will decorate it with red that says Cardinals Baseball.Dean

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    1. Dean - I am proud of how you used Google Docs in order to get your writing on the blog! Way to go! Love how you used vocabulary like axles! Mrs. Belinda

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  14. My dream car is a very simple car.A usual car and and it could just be a normal car, really. I just want a car that has a straw middle and a toothpick axel.I want wheels that won’t come off,that don’t make to much friction so my car will move about five feet.Cute little bottle caps all in there little places.Maybe,just maybe my dream car is right in front of me.I could have CD wheels and a little carton body.I just want a simple car that moves, not pretty and decorated,just regular. Alex Vires

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    1. Alex - Great use of vocabulary! The simple approach may be the best approach on Thursday - good thinking! Good use of Google Docs to get your writing on the blog!! Mrs. Belinda

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  15. My dream car is awsome. I hope it will go at least 2 feet. I will use a medium size rubber band. The wheels will be CDs. I really hope that my wheels don’t come off. I know it will be very complicated but all I want to do is make a car and thank Ms. Belinda for letting us do this. My car will have toothpicks for axels. I will do my best to make it the best as if I were to enter it into a competition.

    Kendyl

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    1. Kendyl - I am so glad you are enjoying this - thanks for the thanks! I look forward to seeing your final creation! Way to use Google Docs to write and then put this on the blog! Awesome! Mrs. Belinda

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  16. I cannot wait to hear how things turn out Thursday! Thanks Ms. Belinda for pushing our kids to the edge!

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