Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Holiday Reading Challenge Week 3 Day 4 Activity 1

Today I did the first activity for the fourth day of the third week, for it I had to continue on the first sentence from one of the books called Hairy Maclary- the continue on had to be at least 8-10 sentences long for full points.

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, running to the place where he always meets his friends. When he passed the scary tom cat he squealed in fear and when he heard familiar barking he knew that his friends were near. After they'd all run around all of the dogs then decided to lie underneath a shady tree, and so when they finally had enough energy it was almost the afternoon. They all then ran to hot dog stands and begged for sausages, strips of meat at butcheries and anything else they liked. When they finally had full stomachs and were quite content they then lay down for a bit to rest their food and then started a game of "tag". While they were playing they didn't notice that they were being watched carefully by the scary tom cat who they all knew too well as... Scarface Claw! They then started to head home because as time had flown it was now nearly dark! They all quickly rushed home, tearing through alleyways and crashing into anything in their way. Every single one of them made it home without any interference.. all except for Hairy Maclary who accidentally ran straight into Scarface Claw, the two of them crashed loudly onto the ground and in a flurry of claws and barking Hairy Maclary found that he then had a burning pain in his bottom. He then quickly rushed home and with the loving care of his owner he was quickly patched up.


  1. Hello Alex,

    I like how you have written the description. I really like this book. It sounds really awesome when you read out loud. I did the same activity as you. I think this activity really helped me with my writing. Keep up your awesome blogging!


  2. Kia Ora Alex,
    I really love the way you've written the story in a good paragraph. I've done this task too. Have you heard this story before? Next time you should add a image of the book your were talking about.
    Nice Work Alex.

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  4. Hey Alex,

    Great writing Alex! What an eventful story! Poor Hairy Mclairy though, being the only to get caught up with that mean cat! Though, I can only imagine what it'd be like to be a dog or an animal - eating all the foods you want, playing with your friends, running around - sounds pretty fun!

    Do you have any pets at home?

    Nicky :)

  5. Hello Alex
    Well done on completing this summer learning journey activity. I really enjoyed reading your mini story. I like how you included another character from the Hairy Maclary books (Scarface Claw). Keep up the amazing work Alex!