The Gnomes vs. the Fairies

By Lily, Age 8

As morning broke, all the fairies got ready for the long day in the meadow. When Rosie awoke, she rushed out of her little cottage into the meadow. The meadow was beautiful and the grass was covered in dew drops. Continue reading

Unexpected Visitor

The day seemed to be going by so fast! My two best friends and I were almost home from school. As we turned onto Rammy Road, a green light lit up the sky. Ryan with his glasses held together with a band-aid, and Laura in her hot pink fluffy shirt, saw it too. Their eyes were as big and round as my mom’s Sunday pancakes.

The light disappeared as quickly as it came. A flying red saucer took its place spinning above us. We all ducked, thinking it was going to crash on our heads. It was now spinning faster. It was out of control! In a blink of an eye it crashed in the woods beside us. Continue reading

Mystery Series #1

A night wind makes its way through the city. It sends a cold chill down a neck of a slender man who has just exited an abandoned building. It is 2:27 am. He raises his collar, looks carefully around him as he tucks a crumpled piece of paper into his pocket.

Accompanying the wind comes a sound in the distance. Hearing it, he quickly moves down the alley into the empty darkness. Who is this man? What was on the paper? What sound did he hear? Why is he in a hurry?

Welcome to the beginning of an enigma, a riddle, a mystery. A mystery that is written by five different classrooms of students, 10 chapters in all. The chapters will continue with posts on the B! Blog, so stay tuned! Continue reading

Winter is Coming

Winter is coming with its early black nights
and cold white frosty mornings.

The trees stand bare and animals grow hair to
prepare for the season of cold.

Water starts to freeze, and people buckle their
knees as the weather starts to change. Continue reading

Tornado

You sneaked up upon us
in the middle of the night.
We weren’t prepared.
You gave us quite a fright.

You ripped apart my house
and ruined the trees.
I was too young to know what was going on.
You threw my parents on their knees. Continue reading

Tom Gets the Axe!

by Levi, Age 10

Tom was a turkey. He lived a nice quiet life, on a nice quiet farm. Tom wasn’t smart, and he wasn’t dumb. But he, and all the turkeys on the farm, had a BIG problem—The Farmer! You see, the turkeys worshiped the farmer. Stupidly, they thought he was a kind loving person who loved all turkeys. The only true thing about what the turkeys thought, was that he LOVED turkey! The kind you put on a plate. Sadly, the turkeys were completely oblivious to the farmer’s secret. Continue reading

A Smile

by Benita, Age 11

It costs nothing
But means so much
It enriches those who receive it
Without impoverishing those that give it

It happens in a flash
But sometimes the memory lasts forever
A smile beautifies your face
You can win a race Continue reading

Journey

021116_1by Ruquaiyah, Age 13

If I have to sail over seas
And fly over the seven skies
Or discover my own land
And deal with buzzing bees

Then I have to let go of all my fears
And learn to deal with fireflies
And let go of the word grand
To fit in the large caravan

Of the travelers traveling by
Through sea, sky and land
I need to be brave and bold
Not timid and shy Continue reading