A Personification Poem By Brianna, Will, Chris
Uuuuummmmm! Iâ€™m hungry for dinner!
Someone please turn me on!
Finally! Iâ€™m on!
Iâ€™m sliding on the rug like an ice skater.
Iâ€™m looking for crumbs
Hunting and searching with my eagle eyes on the hunt.
Wait! There are some crumbs in the corner!
Please empty my stomach.
I need surgery!
An Onomatopoeia Poem by Will and Samantha
Clap, Clap goes Ms. Cristella
â€œTake out your word work notebook
and take home folder.â€
go the students feet to their cubbbies.
Ms. Cristella reads a story.
Mrs. Fischer calls, â€œBus One is here.â€
Feet in the hallways.
â€œAll the buses have been called.
Teachers please bring your bus cards down.â€
By Will, Willa, Jimmy, Lena
We saw a show with people from Ghana, Africa. They were the Ishangi family dancers. We are writing more to tell you about their heritage. The schools are very small and kids have to work a lot. Kids come in early to clean up the school because there are no custodians. Something interesting is the older kids carry their desks home on school vacations so they donâ€™t get stolen. Most people in Ghanaâ€™s schools canâ€™t afford food or lunch so people serve food for them. People in Ghana grow crops to get food. They also eat rice.
After school kids play lots of simple games. They have no electricity so they canâ€™t play any electronic games. One of the games is the bottlecap game. You win by flicking your bottlecap onto your opponentâ€™s bottlecap. They play volleyball and pretend there is a net. There is a season where it hardly rains so kids play games in the shade.
Another thing we learned from the Ishangi Family Dancers and their heritage is they sing and dance when they do chores. We learned a lot form the Ishangi family dancers.Filed under Jimmy, Lena, Will, Willa | Comments (2)
The Christmas Blizzard
Ornaments are twinkling
From my Christmas tree.
My friends are slurping hot chocolate
Tired after sleddingâ€¦
â€œSip, sip, slurpâ€ hot chocolate.
My Christmas tree is in the car.
It smells like fresh pine.
Cozy, hot slippers
Are on my feet at night.
The Polar Express
One Christmas night I was laying in my bed. My friends said that Santa Claus was not real but I knew they were wrong. I heard the noise of a car passing but when it stopped I smelled smoke. So, I put on my slippers and I went outside. It was a train.
The conductor said, â€œAre you coming to the North Pole?â€ I was confused but I always wanted to go there so I said, â€œYes.â€ I napped on the train. I saw kids drinking hot cocoa with melted chocolate bars. Then hereâ€™s where it gets interestingâ€¦
The window opened and a kid fell out. He fell face first in the snow. He chased the train and jumped on it. He found a hole and jumped into it. The train sped faster and faster! It never stopped. Then, in the distance, we saw the North Pole! The kids were excited. So was I!
Millions of elves covered the whole North Pole. They were wearing green and red suits. We barely fit so we squeezed in. We saw Santa. He said, â€œHow about this young fellow here gets the first gift of Christmas?â€ My friends cheered! So, I sat on Santaâ€™s lap and he said â€œWhat do you want for Christmas?â€ I wanted tons of things but what I really wanted was Santaâ€™s coat and hat. So he said, â€œYou can have mine.â€ He gave them to me. â€œI will make a new one.â€ I was so excited!
When we got back on the train the kids all wanted to see his suit! I said, â€œI forgot! I had it in my hands! Kids were sad and I was very sad. But the train was at my house so I got off with nothing but me.
This morning me and my brother Owen opened our presents. Then I saw a little present. I opened it. It was Santaâ€™s suit and I was so happy!!! It looked perfect. Then there was a note:
I FOUND THIS AT THE NORTH POLE. HERE.
P.S- KEEP TRACK OF THINGS!!!
I showed the suit to my parents, but they did not see anything. Itâ€™s only visible to people who believe in Santa.
Thatâ€™s my version of the Polar Express. THE END.Filed under Polar Express Stories, Will | Comments (2)
A Memoir by Will
My family went to Ohio on Thanksgiving. It took seven hours to get there. I love football, it is my favorite sport! So for Thanksgiving my family watched the big game.
No one from my family likes Michigan. Everyone likes Ohio State because my family is from Ohio.
When Illinois beat them they went down to fifth place. â€œThis stinks!â€ we thought. Then LSU was number one and I was so sad! Boooo! Booo!
But Arkansas beat LSU in overtime. I was amazed! â€œHoly cow!â€ I shouted. That was a very big upset!
Now Ohio State is number two and now I am so happy! â€œYes! Yes!â€ When LSU lost I victory danced, â€œYa! Ya!â€Filed under Memoirs, Will | Comments (5)