Monday, 24 March 2014

Purple Cake Day
- Write a paragraph with a main idea and 3 supporting ideas.
Topic: Purple Cake Day
Audience: PES, whanau, worldwide blog audience
Purpose: To explain what Purple Cake Day is for and what we did to celebrate it.
Task: You are going to explain to your audience what Purple Cake Day is, how it started and what it is for. The tell your audience how we celebrated it in Class 13.
Paragraph 1 - Explain what Purple Cake Day is all about.
*Start with an interesting introduction for the first sentence.
*Next… Who? What? When? Where? Why? (Write in whatever order you like).
- Emily Sanson-Rejouis
- Living in Haiti when the earthquake happened
- Lost her husband and two children
- Wanted to raise money to help children in Haiti go to school and get a good education.
- Started the Purple Cake Day to fundraise money and teach kids in NZ about kids living in other countries.

Paragraph 2 - Explain what we did for Purple Cake Day.
1-2+ examples
What were your favourite activities?
Explain what we did in the afternoon.

Closing sentence (conclusion: one sentence) - Keeping audience wanting more
*Watch this space as I will share…
*Keep checking back for…
* Next week I will …
* Be sure to check back on my blog as I will...
When you have finished make sure to mark with a buddy or yourself using our PARAGRAPH RUBRIC :)  

Find photos of Purple Cake Day to add to your writing.

Post this on your blog!

Remember we will only have two sessions to complete this so try your best!

Start writing below:

After the earthquake in 2010,

Purple Cake Day was started by Emily Senson-Rejouis to raise money for kids education in Haiti.
Emily's husband and two of his daughters died when they were trapped under there apartment.
Every year , people raise money and learn about kids in other countries Purple Cake Day, and famous people paint their thumbs to give a thumbs up for Purple Cake Day.


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  1. Is the article fiction or non-fiction and why?
  1. What is the capital city of Haiti?
Port au Prince
  1. The Republic of Haiti is one third of an island called Hispaniola. What country is on the other two thirds of the island?
Dominican Republic
  1. Name some things that Haitian people like to eat?
Sugar cane
  1. What is grown in Haiti?
sugar cane,fruit,veges,corn
  1. Haiti faces a lot of natural disasters. What happened in 2010 that killed over 100, 000 people?
  1. Create a presentation about Haiti. Include at least 6 slides. You must have the following information:
  2. Full name of Haiti
    • Capital city of Haiti
    • Population of Haiti (number of people who live there)
    • Official languages of Haiti (there are two!)
    • Map of Haiti
    • Photos and captions of Haiti
    • Any interesting facts you find out about Haiti

  1. Upload your presentation to your blog. Write a comment on someone else’s presentation on their blog.

  1. Look at the websites for Purple Cake Day and the Kenbe La Foundation. What is Purple Cake Day about?

  1. Plan something for Purple Cake Day (Friday). What would you like to do that is PURPLE?! (Write your ideas here then email them to me).