Friday, June 3, 2011

Eating Puffin Poo!

A parcel arrived for us.
Magnie the visiting whale was really excited when he 
saw that it was from his friends 
at Burravoe School!
When we opened the parcel we got some lovely surprises.
We found a book called 'Bobby an da Burland Pearls', 
a keyring with a puffin on it, 
no-smoking sticker that says 'No puffin' '
and some very cool home-made postcards about 
Burravoe School.
But the funniest thing we found was two bags of 

Luckily we read the back of the bags and 
found it was actually made of white chocolate, toasted ricies, marshmallows and coconut!
Mmmmmm, thank you Burravoe School, we really enjoyed the treats.

We had to use a lot of reading strategies when Mrs McKenzie read some of the book aloud to the class, as it is 
written in dialect!

Do you know what type of horse is shown in the picture?
What do you know about puffins?
Which strategies did you need to use to read this page?


  1. Dear b4. I think the horse is a shetland pony.

  2. We're so glad the parcel arrived and that you enjoyed the Puffin Poo; I sent the link to your post to the lady who makes the Puffin Poo so she could see how far it had travelled!
    I originally come from England and find it hard to read Shetland dialect out loud though I can understand it now! Its lovely to hear dialect speakers talking.
    This is a link to the website of the group who promote the Shetland dialect

    and this is the link to Mary Ellen speaking; she is in her 80s and lives in Burravoe

    We should post some of the children speaking on our blog - perhaps reading some of the book!

    Thank you for the fantastic book which you made about Magnie's visit to you. what a great time he had and how well you wrote about the things he did and saw.

    from Ms Breyley, Burravoe School

  3. Dear B4,

    I have to say, this is certainly one of the more interesting titles I've ever seen for a post before. "Eating Puffin Poo" definitely caught my attention! Thank goodness it turned out to be a delicious treat with toasted ricies, marshmallows, white chocolate, and coconut!

    It's always great to receive mail, especially when it's full of goodies. We've loved some of the books that we've received from our blogging friends this year. It helps us to learn more about different parts of the world.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Your friend,
    Mr. Avery