May 31, 2012

Red Riding Hood Meets Custard, the Dragon - by Brooke

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Red Riding Hood. That's me! I went into a different story called Custard, the Dragon. I met the dragon and Belinda, Ink, Blink and Mustard. I asked Belinda if I could live with her. She said yes and I was very happy. Every morning I had cereal for breakfast. Custard had a little piece of the pirate. Ink had cat food and Blink had little pieces of food. Belinda had the same thing I had. She had cereal just like me. It was yummy Honey Combs. Then everybody wanted to play ball, so we played for an hour before lunch. Then we had lunch. We had ham and cheese sandwiches and they were really good. They had ranch dressing on them. We had punch for a drink. It was delicious. Then we went to play a game of tag outside. Custard was It. He chased us. He ran as fast as he could. He got Belinda and Ink, but not me. Then he got Blink and I was the only one left. Then it was supper. It was an awesome day and we lived happily ever after!

The Gingerbread Man and Blink - by Coty

Once upon a time I met a man who was a cookie. I wasn't hungry, so I didn't try to eat him. We became friends until I fell and hit my head. I did not remember anything. He reminded me that I was his friend and we lived happily ever after as friends.

Pussy Cat Meets Red Riding Hood - by Rory

Once upon a time the Pussy Cat met a girl named Red Riding Hood. The Cat liked her so they played together. They are BFF's. One day they had a sleep over. They were happy. They played all night. Mom said, "Time for bed." They went to bed. In the morning they ate and then Mom said, "Want to go to the park?" We said, "Yes, we do." We went to the park. "Go play," said Mom. The Pussy Cat said, "I don't feel good". Mom said, "Let's go home." When we got home, Mom said to me, "You have to go to bed," and I did. I woke up and I saw balloons. I see party hats and a cake and presents. "Mom, what are you doing to me?" Mom said, "You fell off your bed. That explains why you are in the nurses's office." Mom said, "Go to sleep. You will see a surprise when you wake up." Red said, "Mom, can we eat the cake?" "Yes," said Mom. And they lived happily ever after.

King Midas and the Gingerbread Man - by Nathan

Once upon a time King Midas went to the Gingerbread Man's house. King Midas knocked on the door. Knock! Knock! Knock! The Gingerbread Man said, "No one is here." "I am King Midas!"  "Are you going to eat me?" "No," said King Midas. King Midas touched him and be brought the gold statue of him home. King Midas poured water on him, and they put him in the oven, and they ate him for lunch! They went for a nap, and in the morning they made another Gingerbread Man and he ran away. The Gingerbread Man went back to his home and he locked the door. King Midas went back home from his work, and the Gingerbread Man lived happily ever after.

Little Red Riding Hood Meets Custard, the Dragon - by Emma

Once upon a time Little Red Riding Hood went into Custard the Dragon's story. She met Belinda, and her little black kitten, Ink, and her little gray mouse, Blink, and her little yellow dog, Mustard, and her dragon, Custard. I got to ride on Custard. We went to the woods and back. We flew around a tree fifty times. I loved visiting Custard. It was fun. And we lived happily ever after.

Gingerbread Man meets the Woodcutter and King Midas - by Dylan

Once upon a time there was a Gingerbread Man. He had blue candy and a tie. I visited the Woodcutter. "Don't crush me, Woodcutter," I said. "I'd rather eat you," said the Woodcutter. "Aaaah!" I said and I ran away. I hope I lost him. I did not lose him. "Come back here, I want to give you a prize," said the Woodcutter. "Okay," I said. SNATCH! "Help me! Help me! King Midas, help me! Thank you!" I said.  "Now I can finally touch you," said King Midas. "You touch yourself!" I said. "Run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Here comes more trouble. I kept running and I got scraped and hid. "Huh, huh, huh," I panted. "I'm not eaten. Yay!" I'm so, so, so happy. I have to run away and everyone came to me. "Come on," I said. A fox was chasing me. Impossible! I'm going to have to run even faster. Trip! Ow! Keep running. A hunter? Come on! And they passed out, and I lived happily ever after.

FAIRY TALE DRESS-UP DAY

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We have been reading and learning about fairy tales, so we had Fairy Tale Dress-Up Day. We dressed up in fairy tale costumes. We made our costumes out of our clothes and/or cardboard. Here are some of the characters we picked: Witch from Hansel & Gretel, Red Riding Hood, Gingerbread Man, Blink, King Midas, Custard the Dragon, Thumbelina, the Big Bad Wolf, Pussycat (from Owl and the Pussycat). We had to say something our character would say, and then we guessed. Our principal came and guessed too! Then we went to the Superintendent's Office and we sang our Fairy Tale Song and told them which characters we were. It was fun!

May 29, 2012

ART SHOW WITH OUR FIFTH GRADERS

We went to other half of our school for an art show. Our Art Teacher put artwork all over the school. The artwork was about Maine animals and Japan. There was a merry-go-round hanging from the ceiling! There were masks and animals and fish hanging from the ceiling too.
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We watched a slide show in the gym about Maine illustrators. We got our faces painted by the Fifth Grade Art Club. We made beaded necklaces with animals in the middle. We went on a scavenger hunt looking for art work. We even had a snack and a story by a Maine author. We came back to our school by bus. It was awesome and we loved the Art Show. Thank you to our Art Teacher and the Fifth Grade Art Club; we enjoyed being with you and seeing all the amazing art.