Student Showcase

At the Park

By Zaya, Grade 1

At the Park

Once upon a time I was riding my bike and I think I ran over a rock and I harmed myself and I think I went to the hospital and I was there for one day to get my leg done. We came back to the park because now my leg is fixed and I can now go to the park and now I can go on the slide. The slide is fun and now I can walk. And now you know why I like the park.

The end.

Chickens of the Zoo

By Mitchelle, Grade 2

Chickens of the Zoo

Me and my family went on a trip to the zoo. I was going on the horse and then someone opened the chicken coop and then the chicken ran out. My mom was so mad at the bad guy so I told her we should make a plan. And that’s what we did. I told her, “Me and you can go together, and my dad and my sisters go together.” Me and my mom went to the back and my dad went to the front, and my sisters on the side. And then we caught the bad guy and he had to help clean the chicken coop and we sent him to jail.

The end.

Finding Jeff

By Jesse, Grade2

Finding Jeff

I’m with my cat and my friends Emanuel and Ronen. My friends and I are good. Jeff is a bad guy. He did war crimes. There was a police chase. Jeff is caught and put in jail. But Jeff escaped! Now we are on a manhunt to find Jeff. We will find Jeff. We are determined to. We might… “It’s Jeff!” I said. Jeff is running from the cops. “Oh no!” Jeff said. “Come on!” I said. POW! “Oh no! Ow! OUCH!” Jeff said. “Yes!!!” I said. “No!!!” Jeff said. Jeff is back in jail.

The end.

Gabby the Unicorn

By Lavinia, Grade 1

Gabby the Unicorn

Once upon a time, there was a unicorn. The unicorn’s name was Gabby. Gabby stepped in a trap. The trap was set by a bad guy. The bad guy took Gabby’s horn. The unicorn was sad. Gabby smelled flowers. They smelled like lollipops. It reminded her about…. lollipops! Then she saw the bad guy. Gabby saw her horn. She stepped up and said to him, “Give me back my horn!” He gave it back.

The end.

It’s My Party

By Selene, Grade 2

It’s My Party

I told my friends to come to my party. My friend Melony can’t come to my party. Selene is playing at the party, but waiting for Melony. She came! I’m enjoying my party.

The end.

My Weekend

By Armani, Grade 1

My Weekend

My dog was throwing up. We went with the dog to the doctor and he felt better, then went home with Mom and me. We were walking and we saw animals at the zoo. We saw one lion at the zoo. Then we went home. Me and my dad played the game and then we took a nap. And then it was Saturday, and when it was night time we can stay up. And then it was Sunday, and when it was night time we went to bed.

The end.

My Puppy

By Katie Grace, Grade 2

My Puppy

My mom won’t let me get a dog or a cat. “I want a puppy,” I said. “No,” said Mom. “Please?” I said. “No,” said Mom. So, what I will do is sneak out at night before the pet store closes and buy one.

The end.

Rollercoaster

By Clare, Grade 1

Rollercoaster

My family, Mom, Dad, Lucas, Logan, me and Caroline wanted to ride the roller coaster. A bad guy broke part of the coaster. It was a roller coaster on a rainbow. Caroline is a good inventor and she builds a fishing net. We caught the bad guy! We won. The bad guy lost.

The end.

The Night Walk

By Erica, Grade 2

The Night Walk

One time me and my sister, Emma, and brother, Evan were on a walk and it was at night! And it was really dark. It was so dark, and there was a guy we saw and we didn’t know who it was. And he had a dog. The dog was so confused and he was looking at us But the guy went away and we kept walking. And we kept walking until we finally got home. That was fun!

The end.

School Heroes

By Samantha, Grade 4

School Heroes

There were five students in a school, who had super powers. They had all been bitten by a spider. Then they turned into spider men and spider girls. They were the school heroes. They saw a globe with colorful light then they saw a bottle of cinnamon. One of them saw that it was poison then smashed it like glass on the floor and they left there. The villain got angry. They fought the villain and they won! The heroes went on TV and got on the honor roll.

The end.

Nina’s Test

By Luciana, Grade 3

Nina’s Test

Once upon a time there was a nine-year-old girl named Nina. She had to take the access test. She needed to use a card to write her password, but Mrs. Stapleton, her teacher, did not want to give Nina the right password because she didn’t want anyone to exit ESOL. All the class got angry, so they went to talk to the principal. Mrs. Stapleton go kicked out of Hayes. The principal tells Nina she can’t take the test because Mrs. Stapleton got kicked out. Nina says, “Okay,” and heads to class. Then she hears a BOOOOOM! There is a big silence in the room. It was Mrs. Stapleton! She went to get her car to run over it. Five days passed and there was an announcement. ESOL’s new teacher was Mrs. James. Mrs. James was our new teacher. We couldn’t believe that because Mrs. James was my friend’s mom! Mrs. James gave them the right password and Nina could take the test.

The end.

We Got a Dog

By Emmanuel, Grade 2

We Got a Dog

My mom didn’t let us have a dog. Me and my sisters, Mary and Divine, really wanted one too and we were sad. We felt bad, so we were gonna try to make Mom say “Yes” for a dog. Mom said, “No, no. You’re not going to get food for him, walk him, and you have to pick up his poop.” But we said, “But we will! We will do everything you said.” When we came back home, my mom said, “We can get a dog.” We said, “YEEEEEEEAAAHH!!” Then Mom said, “But we can only get it on Tuesday.” When it was Tuesday, we got a ddddoooogg and we named him Benty. Another thing is that we got ice cream because of Benty.

The end.

Mia’s Superpower

By Aailyah, Grade 4

Mia’s Superpower

My name is Mia. One day I went running down the stairs to my mom, telling her that the bath was filling up, “Mom, the bath is filling up!” Now my mom was running up the stairs. I see my hands glow. “AHHH!” I say because of my hands glowing. Mom comes back downstairs, not hearing me scream. “I stopped the bath. Now you can take one,” Mom said. I said, “Thank you.” I was shaking in fear. Eventually I got over it. “Sweetie, it’s time for school,” Mom said. I said, “No, not now.” By that time, I was in the eleventh grade. In high school, that’s the worst grade to be in. But at least I had my best friend Sam. “Sam, don’t you hate school?” I said. Sam said, “No, I love school.” I said, “Of course you do.” “Wow!” said my friend May. “What?” I said. “They’re glowing!” I looked at my hands, and they WERE! May was whispering to me, “Mia, make them stop. Everybody is looking at us.” “Okay, okay,” I said. May said, “You have super powers!” “No, I don’t,” I said. Secretly, I knew I had super powers and I was fighting bad guys. Well, I told May, and May said, “I am going to tell the whole school.” And I said, “Stop!” And May said, “Why?” And I said, “Because if you tell the whole school, now more bad guys will come and hurt your family.” “Oh, okay,’ said May. We got out of the closet we were in and went to class. While class was in, an alarm goes off. There is a bad guy! I go out the door. I changed so I do not get recognized and I fight the bad guy, but he was not regular. “Wow! You are big!” I said. It does take a long time, but I won. I came out, all scarred and dried out. I said, “I win!!!”

The end.

Secret Agent Camilla

By Asha, Grade 4

Secret Agent Camilla

Camilla had $100,000,000 in her hand. She started flashing it like she was Kim Kardashian. Then, a robber snatched it. He zoomed past like he was Lightning McQueen. So, Camilla took action. She started to press buttons like she was a computer. The $100,000,000 went into DEATH MODE. The money chomped the robber’s hand like she was a champion alligator. The robber felt the pain rushing through his now bleeding finger tips. So, the robber gave Camilla the $100,000,000 back. Camilla felt so happy, she shopped at Gucci. As she gave the cashier her money, the cashier checked the money. “Is this fake money?” the cashier said, looking like a volcano. Camilla started turning red. She started to panic. “Um, check again,” Camilla said, starting to look around. So, the cashier checked again. “Sorry ma’am, but I’m gonna have to call security,” the cashier said, picking up the phone. “I’ll pay for her,” said a voice. Camilla turns back to see a man dressed in a black suit. He had blond hair with brown highlights. They paid and then went out of the store. “Thank you,” said Camilla, red as a tomato. “No, thank YOU,” said the man in a serious tone. “Now!” said the man, yelling into a microphone. A whole bunch of people in black suits appeared. “I’m sorry, but we’re going to have to kill you,” said the man. The minions grabbed Camilla. “I’m sorry, but no thank you,” said Camilla, chuckling, but in a mysterious way. Camilla took a little microchip out of her back pocket. She attached it to one of the minions. “Well, this was a fun playdate, but it looks like I have to go,” Camilla said. Camilla kicked up her legs. The minions got so distracted that Camillia got out. They didn’t see her go. BOOM!!!!! An explosion. The microchip had blown up. Camilla agreed that this was her last fight EVER!

The end.

The Spelling Bee

By Zaine, Grade 4

The Spelling Bee

James’ hands were shaking when he saw Klued because he is a good writer. James was first. While he was going up, his hands were sweating so much that the microphone fell out of his hands and it shattered like a glass bottle. He picked it up and started to say the word. It was “creature.” James said, “C.R.E.A.T.U.R.E.” He spelled it correctly. Everybody yelled like it was a parade. He sat down and took a deep breath. His friend was next. His word was “goofy.” Klued said, “G.O.O.—” BOOM! “What was that sound?” James said. Klued said, “I don’t know. It sounded like a person banging on a door, but like a body builder banging on it.” The whole school went outside to see what the noise was. They saw a giant monster on top of the roof and he was banging on the wall. Everybody ran to the woods and stood there until the monster was gone. The wall was destroyed. They decided to finish the spelling bee outside. Klued finished spelling “goofy” and he got it right. James clapped for him and said, “Good job!” By the end, everybody else lost, and James won. His friend Klued was second.

The end.

The Runaway Princess

By Marina, Grade 4

The Runaway Princess

As young Stephanie lay in her bed with her jet-black hair flowing on the pillow. She thought out loud, “When did it all change? Why am I here?” She knew the answer, she thought, as warm tears wet her eyes. Then, a lady came into the room. “You're at Sunnyside Orphanage. You were found in your tree house, crying. What happened?” she asked, concerned. “Well …,” Stephanie said, “I was coming home from camp. I'd had to walk home. When I got home, I yelled to my mom, 'Why didn't you pick me up?' There was no answer.” Stephanie paused. “Yes, go on.” “I checked all the rooms in the house and realized she wasn't there!” Stephanie exclaimed, breaking into tears again. “Oh, I'm so sorry!” the lady said. “It's OK,” Stephanie sniffed. Later that night, Stephanie woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. She checked her clock. 1:37a.m. Stephanie sighed. Just then, she heard a sneeze. “Who's there?” Stephanie asked, cautiously. That was when a girl about her age, which was ten, came out from behind the closet door. “Hi, I'm Sam,” she said in a shy voice. “Come with me if you want to live,” she said, with her voice now more serious than shy. “What?” “Let's go,” Sam said, grabbing Stephanie's arm. “What's going on?” Stephanie demanded. “Pipe down, or we'll get caught!” Sam whispered. “Get caught by who?” Stephanie whispered fearfully. “The men in the black clock . . . Hold on ...You are Stephanie, right?” “Yes,” Stephanie answered. “I heard the men say that they have your parents, and that they need you!” “What?!” Stephanie cried with fear. “Wait! Where are we going? The door is locked,” Stephanie said, coming to a stop at the door. Sam took a hairpin out of her messy hair and jiggled the pin in the lock. The door opened!

. . . To be continued . . .

The Diary of a Guy That Hates Everything

By Keagan, Grade 2

The Diary of a Guy That Hates Everything

February Somewhere off, a little time later… “Come on froggie, leave my house!” screams a boy from the corner of the page. I hate my life. The last time a frog came in my house it was terrible. First, my mom said I should have a frog instead of a dog because: 1. She doesn’t like dogs 2. She’s allergic 3. They’re noisy 4. They eat our food Cool dogs. Well, anyway, back to my life is it. Well, do you think “is” and “it” are compound words? Well, they aren’t. Sorry if you thought that. Tuesday It was the worst day ever. Someone purposely was smacking me. His name was Christopher Jushville. This is always the same. He goes to school in his underwear. And it doesn’t even fit him! Every day in class I see his hiney. Thursday Today Chris’ underwear actually fell off. So, I decided to pull fake vomit out of my pocket and throw on the floor to pretend that I threw up. Then I went home because of that. So, I started to play video games until Mom caught me. I packed my bags again and went to 6th grade. My teacher thought I got sick, but I wasn’t. But I almost was. So, since I lied, she yelled, “Hello, I’m bringing Blitz Hallo to the office!” I was so embarrassed at that time. Saturday Tiger, my brother, told that I went to the office. Trust me you don’t want a sibling in your class, even now if they’re stupid. And by the way, that’s 99 x 99. Ugh. Thank God I have a mathematician in my class. Tomorrow is Sunday and I’m not even going to bother to ask him if we have church. Sunday I knew it, church. Oh no. I just hope nothing happens. Monday Oh my gosh, church was terrible. I lost my pants. My sister pulled them down like it was nothing. Yeah. She did it. I’m gonna barf. Mom’s revenge… Tuesday Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and Mom and Dad already got together. Dad got Mom a stupid cake. It had a spooky look and it is not Halloween yet. In fact, it is a very long time until Halloween and Christmas and I already made a wish list. I only have three things I wished for. Oh my, and when Dad saw it, he ripped it to 16 pieces. OK, I might be exaggerating too much. He only ripped it once but I fixed it. Dad saw it yesterday and liked it this time so I smiled away to dinner. Dad followed me. I laughed. He frowned like I did something.

. . . To be continued . . .

Dotorpies

By Scarlett, Grade 4

Dotorpies

I lay there in my sister’s comforting arms, trembling, wishing I wasn’t even alive. I had once felt safe in my grandparents’ luxurious house, but ever since the never ending storm rolled in I’ve been trembling in my sister’s arms “How can you be so brave? I’m just a very small ten year-old who’s a coward. I wish I was just like you,” I said in a shaky voice. “You’re just like any brave explorer, but your heart is the most loving of them all,” my sister said. I felt as if she was lying, but then looked up at an inspired face and saw that it had not a shred of guile at all. Then suddenly an enormous “BOOM” rang out. When our parents and grandparents heard the terrifying sound they ran toward us. I tried to run to them but I couldn’t. My sister and I were frozen against our will. We watched with eyes glued on the horrifying scene as our family got sucked up one by one and vanished. We sat there frozen as a dark and very old figure stepped out of the shadows and into the open. That was when I saw the most wrinkled face ever. Olivia grabbed my arm. It shocked me but then I quickly recovered. “You can move now. It was her that made us freeze but you can move now,” Olivia whispered in a soft voice. “Hello there. If it ain’t the two lads I came here to take back to Grindilla. Won’t she be happy? Four souls and two children!” the figure said in a cracked voice. My sister let go of me scrambled out from underneath the table, forced me in her arms like a baby, put her hand on my chest and I transformed! My hair turned blue. I was wearing a white ribbed shirt and sky blue ribbed pants. My blood turned cold. I was now standing. I looked at my new spear, wrapped in leather, and it had a sharp tip made out of never melting ice. Then I looked up at Olivia. She looked like a warrior princess. Her hair was bright red. She was wearing a gorgeous dress made out of robes. It flowed down to her knees. She had leather boots, a bow and arrow, and a sword. As Olivia’s red hair hovered above her shoulders, I noticed a small engraving of fire on her bow. I turned back to see the figure shaking with fear and anger. “I will get you back!” the old lady screamed. She turned, looked at me and Olivia and vanished....
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