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strange seaweed after the surprising things challenge

To Paula Green,
I like and enjoy writing poems. So I am going to let you see a poem that I made myself. It doesn’t rhyme much though. Some parts do. Here’s the poem:

The Strange Seaweed

I was walking along the

water at the beach, while

eating an orange peach. I

then spotted something! I crept

up to it, it looked

like some bendy, rubber saws!!

My dogs Rosie and Jack

backed on their paws. It

looked like an OCTOPUS!!!!

As I looked

the waters swished beside me,

I saw it was some

kind of weed!! I knew

then, it was SEAWEED!

Onevai, aged 7 Donovan Primary in Invercargill

Thanks Onevai. What school do you go to? I enjoyed the way you set your poem out. You poem has a nice rhythm and poems don’t need to rhyme!

alien seaweed challenge

When Molly, Nonu and I were on the beach this morning I spotted something odd —  I had no idea what it was. I started hunting for similes as we walked along the beach. This what I came up with in my head. It is not a polished poem … just a first draft!

Take a look at the photo and see if you can come up with some good similes and a seaweed poem. Send to paulajoygreen@gmail.com. Include your name, age, year and name of school. You can include your teacher’s name and email address if you like.

Beach Walk

This morning I saw something strange.

It looked like a little alien sleeping in the sand

or a strange octopus that had crawled

from the deep sea,

or an exotic flower blown

in from China,

or a slithery snake with three tails.

Molly and Nonu sniffed

and licked, tails wagging

at the alien seaweed.