Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tree climbing

Tree climbing

It was time for our first activity of the day and only I was ready to conquer the tall oak trees. We walked down to the tree, I had butterflies in my stomach, but I was set to climb. We strap on our helmets and harnesses and we were ready.

The instructor told us what to do, then we went off. Now the good part: Xavier was first. He flew up the tree like a monkey, he was at the top in a blink of an eye. Then it was my turn so I strapped myself in and I was ready. I leaped up the tree I was nearly there then I stopped-there was no where to go.

 I couldn't go any higher so I was lowered down by my friends. The rest of my friends went up but none of them got to the top. We went to the next tree. “This is going to be easy,” I said so I wrapped my arms around the tree.  You’d have to have nerves of steel to climb up, but I speed up the tree.

 Will I get to the top? Soon I was nearly there. Then I was at the top but I was so happy my heart was pounding. I was lowered down and it was time to go back to camp. We slipped out of our safety harness and went back. “That sucks!” I say.
I wish we could do more.

My reflection
This term I was learning to use complex sentences, connecting ideas, punctuation, show emotion, and appeal to the senses.

I think I achieved that for example. Soon I was nearly there. Then I was at the top but I was so happy my heart was pounding. I connected my ideas and appealed to the senses.

My next steps are to do more of these sentences in my writing stay on task all of the time.


  1. I love your story about camp when you did tree climbing the quality is really good love to see more.

  2. Fabulous use of language in this writing Chris, words like 'conquer' and 'in the blink of an eye'. You do a great job of adding detail so your reader can build an image and share your feelings. Well done! Mrs P

  3. Nice I like the descriptive words like ,butterfly's in my stomach and conquer.
    And I like the feeling that it gives. Good job.