A Day in the Life of Flat Stanley
WALT: think outside the square and write creatively
Words that are imaginative and maybe made up!
Use imagery – create a picture in peopleʼs minds
Use a range of language features e.g similes, adjectives,
Ideas are going to be original
Some ideas will be shared and used in different way
Task: Write a creative story about a ʻDay in the Life of…ʼ your character
Name your character/s
Set the scene – where is your story going to take place?
Your character needs to become ﬂat or invisible somehow…How does this happen? When does it happen?
Introduce and describe the physical features of your character… Make the reader be able to picture in their mind what your character looks like.
What sorts of adventures / events happen to your character? at school, at home, in the playground, on holiday, at the beach, at the Plaza, at the park…
With Nicole we have been writing stories about people that are Flat or Invisible or Both. I did mine about two people called Invisible Selena and Flat Zoe. These two girls get up to wonderful things.
The Life of Invisible Selena and Flat Zoe
Zoe and Selena were twin sisters they looked alike and they had the same personalities. They had the fringe back in a pony tail and the rest of the hair was back in a second hair tie. They had dark brown eyes and blonde hair. They were 12 years old and lived in Raratonga. They lived in a three story House. Zoe and Selena lived on the top floor. Parrisse their sister was on the bottom floor and their Mum and Dad were in the middle floor.
Zoe and Selena have 5 Kittens. Zoe and Selena had five Kittens that they owned. Called Lemon, Clair, April, Lexi and Hermione. Zoe looked after Clair and Only Clair because she only want one Clair was a black cat she was like a shadow creeping along the wall and Selena looked after Lemon who was a lemon sort of colour, April who was a tortoise shell coloured cat, Lexi who was a black and white cat with a white triangle on her head and of course Hermione who was a brown coloured cat she was as brown as a milo colour.
They go to School in Raratonga at West End Intermediate. But Zoe is Flat and Selena is Invisible. Zoe had this happen because a big piece of metal fell on her and Selena just woke up the next morning invisible but they never found out why because not even the doctor knew why.
It was coming close to the end of the school year and the girls had to do one report on one country so one afternoon Selena said ” We need to get this the report done soon otherwise we will fail the writing test! That’s not really a test because you get 3 months to have it in and there is only 3 weeks left to pass.
” Don’t worry ” said Zoe “every thing will be fine. How about we jump on the plane tomorrow to go to mmmmm…… Ireland?”
“No lets go to Italy’ cried Selena ” Well how about you go to Argentina.” said their Mother in a
” Oh Mum that’s a great idea! Is there a plane leaving tomorrow for Argentina.” yelled Zoe “Argentina to the girls was a like cloud 9 always perfect! “Of course there is – it’s leaving at 11pm, but you can go” Said there Mum
” Oh thank you so much Mum” cried Selena
” But how are you going to get there? I mean it does cost lots of money” said their Mother.
“ I know how to do it Mum! Well I’m Invisible aren’t I so if I just hop on to the plane for free and since Zoe’s Flat we can just fold her up an put her in my purse.” Said Selena “Oh that’s a great Idea and it won’t hurt a bit.” Cried Zoe “ I’ll help you girls pack.” Said their Mother” “ Well you are as flat as an piece of paper!”cried Parrisse from the other end of the house
The Next day they were all ready to go to Argentina with cold and hot outfits. The Girls were lying on the Sofa. Zoe went of to go to her bedroom but her naughty brat Sister Parrisse had locked the door. Luck for Zoe that she was really flat because she went on her back and slid under the door crack. When she was in she unlocked the doors and took all the stuff that they were taking with them. She looked down at Selena’s bed side table and saw the other half of the friendship necklace she picked it up and walked down to the lounge…..“ Are you going to take this.” Said Zoe in a quiet voice “ Off course I will. Said Selena in a annoyed voice as the necklace was slithered out of Zoe’s hand and disappeared into the hands of Selena.
It was 11.15pm and the Girls were getting ready to leave. They were packing the car as Parrisse came out of the house and threw a bucket of cold icy water at Zoe “AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!” screamed Selena. Parrisse couldn’t see Selena because she was invisible “ Parrisse come back here you” cried Selena
“Hahaha” laughed Parrisse spiriting off. Parrisse was a naughty brat she was like a clown at a circus but lots worst
“Oh Hello Clair Hello Lemon and Hello April” Said Zoe. Were’s Lexi and Hermione Said Selena bolting of up to the stairs to find them. “ Zoe there not there” Cried Selena spiriting down the stairs. “they’re not even in their Beds” Cried Selena “ Or in any other room in the house” “ Let me have a look” Said Zoe in a calm voice. 5mins later Zoe came down out in the driveway rushing over and bring Hermione and Lexi in her arms “Lexi, Hermione” Cried Selena “ Where were you two, Thank You so Much Zoe! Where did you find them” “ They were in the laundry with Parrisse She was going to put them in the washing machine PARRISSE COME DOWN HERE THIS MINUTE” Screamed Selena “COMING SELENA” Screamed Back Parrisse. Then Parrisse appeared in the driveway “ Yes Selena what do you want now” Asked Parrisse rolling her eyes around and around “I saw that.” said Selena “Now I heard about what yo were up to you were trying to put Lexi and Hermione in the washing machine. If you do that again I’ll make you spend the rest of your life in your Room with two toilet breaks a day and five meals a day. Lemon was rolling around in the sun. Lemon was as golden as a piece of gold shimmering in the sun. They were taking them with them since they couldn’t go into the cattery and their Mum worked 12 hours a day and they didn’t trust Parrisse. So they picked them up and put them in the cat cage to travel in.
When they got to Argentina they had to steal some food from the supermarket but there weren’t any lollies, chips or sweet food so Selena came out with lots of Argentinean food. They put this all down in there report. Clair and Lemon were playing around while April was trying Argentinean milk. Then they found out that they might need some money and so Zoe went in the bank as flat as a pancake and stole some money. They learn’t lots about the money and the history from these coins and notes. They also got into the Argentina Rugby Team Practise. Then they had finished writing their report and headed home to hand it in. They had to take a big load of Argentinean milk powder so they could make it at home for Lemon, Clair and April.
When they got home their went to school the next day and handed in their report. The next day they found out that they had passed the writing test 10 days earlier than they should.
When they got home from school that Day Parrisse was on the cough with a half Grin half sad face. “ What wrong with you” Said Selena “Well I’m Happy and Sad the sad bit is you past the test and the good bit is Hermione’s in washing Machine”Giggled Parrisse “Parrisse”Cried Selena running of to the laundry to get Hermione “Why on earth are you running” Asked her Mother “Oh Mum it’s horrible Parrisse put Hermione in the washing Machine”Said Selena in a kind of rushed voice “She’s tired to do this before! Now if you don’t mind I’m going to rescue Hermione” Said Selena as she ran of up the stairs when she got there she could hear the meowing and the washing Machine spinning round and round. She looked at the stop button then she heard her mother saying “Parrisse I heard about what you did. You are so naughty and you need to say sorry to poor Selena she is so annoyed about what you did if Hermione is dead you will buy a kitten of Selena’s Choice to say you are so sorry” “Fine” Cried Parrisse you could hear her storming foot steps as she walked angrily to her room then the meowing stopped Selena Screamed “HERMIONE HERMIONE” “Selena is everything ok” Cried Zoe “She stopped Meowing.”Said Selena in a scared kind of voice “Mum”Cried Zoe “Hermione’s stopped meowing” “What”Cried their mother “Parrisse come out of your room right now and come up stairs.” When their mother got their she said “Ok Zoe I want you to stay here and get Hermione out and Parrisse, Selena and I are going to go to the pet shop and Parrisse is going to buy Selena another cat.She said in an angry voice.
When Selena, Parrisse and their Mum got home from the pet story. Zoe came running down to Selena who was carrying her new kitten in her hands and Said “She’s alive She’s alive Hermione’s Alive” “Were is she Were is She”Cried Selena with tears of joy “Her she is” Said Zoe happily “oh and Zoe this is Callie” Said Selena with tears in her eyes of happiness and Joy “Mum should we give Callie back to the shop” Piped up Parrisse “Do we have to Mum I mean Callie’s so cute.” said Selena in a worried kind of voice. “I think we should keep Callie.” sighed Zoe “you’re right Zoe we are going to keep Callie.” Cried her Mother looking Parrisse in the eye. Parrisse sighed “Well I guess she’s is pretty cute sighed looking at Callie in the eye.