Today we had a little extra fun with writing! Miss Gleason shared out a website: Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy! On this site until the end of this month, "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" will donate $1.00 to the foundation for each 5 word story you write! Funds raised will go towards family literacy programs in America. With your help, the Foundation is able to lead the way in fostering opportunities for every man, woman and child in America to secure a better life through literacy. Thank you!
Miss Gleason wrote a pretty silly one and then as a class we wrote one together. Here it is:
The Greatest Adventure Story Ever!
I traveled to visit Goshen, but the streets were empty. I knocked on a door and the family inside told me about an elephant with 201 trunks that had been wandering the streets and everyone was terrified!
I wanted to help. So, when I spotted the elephant, I stretched my skin and popped my arms out of my sockets, so that he would see I was unique too. I reached in my bag and offered him a pasta. He loved it to so much he hugged me with his trunks. But he looked sad, and I realized he was missing his family. I called the people out from their houses to meet him and explained what was wrong. They stopped being afraid, came out to visit him, and even taught him how to play LIFE.
While they played, I went out into the wilderness and found his parents who each had 5 trunks. They let me approach when I stretched out my face and offered them some pasta. I led them back to town, where they were reunited with their son. The people and the elephants became lifelong friends, and to this day the elephants visit their human friends once a year.
What we're learning in first grade. Students are also making comments in class! At home add to the posts, too.