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April 17, 2018
by Mrs. Moore
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Mystery Woman

Peyton and Torrin were inspired to write a book after Peyton completed this 100 Word Challenge! It all started with this…

This week’s challenge – We have 5 words for you to include in your writing. They can be in any order but must ALL be there!

They are:  YELLOW   TINY   HOPELESS   SHINY   THIN

Mystery Woman Part 1

There once was a yellow-haired girl she had shiny teeth, and a tiny body. She lived in a apartment in Sedona, Arizona. Her name was Isabella. Her job was hopeless because it didn’t have a lot of customers, dinnery was poor, and they didn’t have enough money to cast a commercial. But one day it was a Tuesday (her break day) and when she came home from shopping on her counter was a thin stack of $20,000 dollars with a note ,”Spend this on your needs don’t go crazy with it and if you ever need to go to the corner store.” From L…

By Peyton

Here is their book! 

Mystery Woman Chapter 1  (Isabella)

There is a yellow-haired girl she had shiny teeth, and a tiny body. She lived in a house in Sedona, Arizona. Her name is Isabella. Her job was hopeless because it didn’t have a lot of customers, the dinery was poor, and they didn’t have enough money to cast a commercial. But one day it was a Tuesday(her break day)and when she came home from shopping on her counter was a thin stack of $20,000 dollars with a note ,”Spend this on your needs don’t go crazy with it and if you ever need to go to the corner store.” From L…

My Friend Chapter 2 (Lizabeth)

Hello my name is Lizabeth and I have a crazy story to tell you, well here we go. There is a yellow-haired, shiny teeth, and tiny bodied girl. She lives in house in Sedona, Arizona. She’s my dearest friend. My parents were rich, until one day they got a sickness called the flu and died the same day. So they gave me their money which was $800,000 so I came up with a crazy plan. My friend, Isabella worked at a diner. Her job there was a waitress and not many customers came since it was a very small diner. Since not much customers came, the diner wasn’t getting much money so each person got $5 a day. And since they didn’t get much money Isabella couldn’t afford a big house and barely any food. And so I…..

The Note Chapter 3 (Isabella)

So, I just got a crazy note. With a load of MONEY!! Jeez I wonder what L stands for. Wait my friend that past late last week in a horrible accident. I always had a secret key under a fake rock. I always thought she would return, but that never happened. That day, that one day she died it felt like the sky was falling. I was so, sad I  couldn’t even look at her home. But the L. So, many names Laura, Lisaonje, Leon, Lexia. My friends name was Lizabeth which also started with a L so I became interested in her fatal accident. I wonder if there ever was an accident, what if she never died….

The Truth Chapter 4 (Lizabeth)

I went to her house and I got the extra key under a fake rock and went inside her house. I wrote a note saying, ”Spend this on your needs don’t go crazy with it and if you ever need to go to the corner store. From L…” That money was $20,000. I put a camera looking at a kitchen counter and I went back to my house to set up the monitor and when she got home I saw here reaction she, she was so happy she forgot about me until the L, the L messed it all she just started crying, crying in a corner sad about my fake death. One day I will reveal the truth.

My First Boyfriend Chapter 5 (Isabella)

Today is a big day for me. I’m meeting someone new. Tonight at 6:00 I’m going on a date to get Liz off my mind( a few hours later). My date’s name is Ethan. When I sit down I see him talking to some of his friends then I think,”Good he’s not lonely.” He comes to sit down I see his face and think “please don’t remind me of Liz” Ethan says,” Well, hello my pretty.” I say,” Well I don’t think I’m the pretty one” Ethan says,” Well, do you want to eat or just talk?” I say,”Let’s dig in” Ethan orders something unusual for me lobster I’ve always been a more hamburger person. I say,”Wanna go to my home?” As we get there I tell him,”I have secret key under a fake rock if you’re ever in trouble.”

Ethan Chapter 6 (Lizabeth)

I just found out that Isabella got a her first boyfriend named Ethan. He is being a little suspicious. He’s talking with his friends saying that the business will be done soon. I stand up and say, “What business do you mean, murder or robbery.” Ethan says, “None, what does your business have to do with this.” I say, “Tell me or I will call the cops. Uh oh Isabella sitting over there I gotta run.” I said “I thought I was going to get caught there. Lets not have that happen again” I see Ethan running up to me so I run. I say, “I think he’s trying to hurt me I gotta get to the cops.” So I run to the cops and tell them and they don’t believe me and later that night………

The Call Chapter 7 (Isabella)

Today Me and Ethan are having another date at the movies. We’re watching Moana. When I get there he is nowhere to be seen. So, I wait another 30 minutes. Again he is nowhere to be seen. I start thinking he’s scamming me. Next, thing I know I get a call from Ethan,”Hey, I’m so sorry I couldn’t get there my mom just past and I’m at the hospital she had cancer. But, maybe next week we’ll go out to the movies again I’m so sorry I couldn’t make it.” Wow, well I feel so bad for him. I’ll watch a movie without him I guess(after the movie). I get a call from the police. It’s about….

The Robbery Chapter 8 (Lizabeth)

I go to Isabella’s to give her $10,000 dollars when I see some movement. “Is that Ethan, I knew he was up to something.” I think. I go over to her house and he is getting the key under the fake rock. “How does he know it is there?” I think. I was about to go and tackle him, but right then I see all of his friends. Ethan says, “Let’s get this done so we can get home and buy the house and stuff we need.” I call the cops and I get in the house as they get there. Then she comes, Isabella’s home. “I gotta get out of here” I say. So I break a window and leave and guess what. A piece of my shirt gets caught on the glass. “Oh no” I say. “I hope she doesn’t notice.” I say. But then (Crick Crack). Isabella’s footsteps. “I gotta run now.” And then……

The Clothes and the Robbery Part 9(Isabella)

As I get home I see police cars and I hear police sirens.” I wonder why they’re here.” I say. When I get there I ask,” What happened? Is everything OK? OMG IS THERE A DEAD BODY!?” As I get done asking questions I see one of Ethan’s friends in a police car handcuffed. Then I think is Ethan involved with it. After the investigation I set up a few cameras, so next time I’ll know who did it. But, before all of that when I got there I heard a familiar voice like Lizabeth’s. Then, her clothes on the broken window. After, that I’m now wondering if Lizabeth is really alive….

Almost Caught Chapter 10 (Lizabeth)

As I leave I hear Isabella say that she heard my voice and she says, “Is this Lizabeth’s clothes, no they can’t she died one month ago. Just forget it, you’ll never see her again.” I say, “Soon, very soon I will tell her.” As soon as I get home I look at the monitor all the police are gone and Isabella is setting up cameras. I say, “Hopefully her camera won’t get my camera caught on camera.” And then I package up $1,000 with another note saying, “So I’ve heard about the thing going on. I’m only giving you $1,000 because people have seen how you look and immediately.” From Liz……. And I was about to send the package, but I find out……

Is It Her Chapter 11(Isabella)

So, when I come home from work there’s another note, with just $1,000. By now I’ve figured the person is rich. Lizabeth’s parents were rich and the letter now is ”From Liz.” So, I’m pretty sure she’s not dead. Also, the clothes on the shattered window, but anyone can have those clothes. “Man, I wish I knew who the L was.” When all this happened I….. should just move on from this. But, there’s so much I need to know. Lizabeth’s nickname was Liz and this note has Liz on it. So, so, so much I need to know….

His Cover Chapter 12 (Lizabeth)

I find out that Ethan is the mailman and this is the perfect time to go to Isabella’s too because she is at work! This day is working out perfectly. Until, I found out Isabella moved the extra key so nobody can find it. “I guess I have to leave it on the doorstep and hope it won’t get stolen.” (Later that day) I look at the monitor and I see that Isabella’s home with a surprised look. I heard her say, “Man, I wish I knew who the L was.” But I also heard her say this before that, “But, I’m pretty sure she’s not dead.” I will go to her work before she leaves and I……..

Mondays Chapter 13(Isabella)

I didn’t get enough sleep last night. Gol-eee I really hate Mondays. I have to go to work and be mocked by little kids that throw around all their food!! As I get there, there is a lot more people than usual. When I step inside there’s a cake. I wonder whose birthday it is today. My boss hops right in front of me saying,” Isabella I’m sorry to say this, but It’s no one’s birthday and it afraids me that I have to fire you.” I say,” Why me though there’s so many other workers that don’t to do anything except eat.” He says,” You don’t cook anything the right way.” I say,” Why…” He interrupts and says,” I’m firing you and that’s final.” I walk outside to get a breath from that and I see a black Chevrolet with a familiar face inside of it. I walk closer and closer and see it’s….

The Last Note Chapter 14 (Lizabeth)

I will give her $500 dollars with a note saying, “Meet me at your job at 5:30 P.M.” From Liza. So I decide to walk to her house to give her the money.(Later that day) I’m driving in and I don’t see her there, “Maybe she isn’t here yet.” I say so I decide to wait till 6:00 P.M. to see if she is going to come. But then I look in the front door and see Isabella arguing with her boss and I hear her boss say, “I’m firing you and that’s final.” As soon he stops talking Isabella walks outside. So, before she gets out I go in my truck and there is barely any twilight left and she just stares at me. Now she is just walking closer and closer and closer until…..

The Meet Up Chapter 15(Isabella and Lizabeth)

After I get close enough I see it’s her the L. I run to her I give her a big hug. We drive to my house, when we arrive and sit down I ask,”Why didn’t you tell me first thing you weren’t dead?” She replies with a sorrow voice,”I’m sorry just after that crash, my parents death, and your boyfriend, ugh he’s the one that robbed you and one of his little pest friend is in jail for robbery.” I say,” Ethan? He’s a good man, but I did think it was him because his friend in the car. Also, he never showed up when we were meeting at the movies.” She says,” Well let’s go get ‘em…”

The End

 

 

March 30, 2018
by Mrs. Moore
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Why Is Being Kind Important?

This week in writing we shared 25 ways to be kind, and why is being kind important? Here are our thoughts. We hope you are inspired to spread kindness!

It’s important to be kind because you can make people happy or maybe make a new friend to play with. Kindness can help other people want to help. For example, my mom helped the teacher print papers. Then, the teacher will help look for the principal’s favorite pen. Then, it goes on and on. Being kind can make the world change. You can be kind by holding the door for someone that is old or young.

By Anahi

Have you ever wondered why it is important to be kind? Well, I have some reasons for you. My first reason is it is important to be kind because you can make someone’s day. You can do this by holding open a door for someone or by saying nice things to someone. My second reason is kindness can spread fast. Say you’re walking with your friends and someone falls and you help them up. Then, they might do something kind and it would go on and on. My third and final reason why kindness is important is being kind to someone can change the world one tiny bit. If you see someone feeling down, you can go up to them and be kind, and you’ve changed that person’s world. Have you ever wondered, “Why is it important to be kind and not rude?” Well, here are some reasons why.

By Torrin

 

It is important to be kind because kind is something everyone can be. My first reason why kindness is important is that being kind can make someone’s day turn around. My second reason is that kindness could make someone think differently on how to be kind. My third and final reason why kindness is important is because being kind to someone can make them be kind and kindness will spread around the world. Kindness is something everyone needs, anytime and anywhere.

By Peyton

Being kind is important because if none of us were kind to each other, there would be no friends and everyone would stay mad for a long time. The war would keep on going to war after war and longer until the day we pass away. That is why kindness is important to the world.

By Sophiah

It is important to be kind because it could change the whole world and make the world even more beautiful. We would all help each other. It is important because if you are kind to someone, they will be kind back. Also, being kind will make people happy.

By Connor

It is important to be kind because kind makes people feel nice, good, and happy. It is also important to be kind because if you are kind to others, they will be kind back to you and others. It is important to be kind because kindness can build more, and more people will be less angry, mean, and gloomy while spreading more happiness and joy. It can also help others in need. One more thing, kindness is important because people who are having a rough time and are struggling, it can help.

By Leslie

I think it is important to be kind because it can help people with life and not to forgot to leave things. Kindness could help stop wars and fights. Schools would never have to have lock downs and no more guns. Kindness can make the world a better place.

By Dominic

It is important to be kind because if you do something kind to someone, they might do it to you. I also think it is important to be kind because giving kindness to people is a good deed, and doing a good deed is kind. Another reason I think it is important to be kind makes the world a better place. It is also important because being kind makes people feel kind, nice, and things like that. Being kind is important because it makes people want to be kind to others. Finally the last reason why I think it’s important is to share, be kind, nice, and loving!

By Destiny

I think kindness means a lot of things. I think it means be nice, do things for others so they will be kind to you, and you will get what you want. I can think of kind things to do. I am kind to my teacher, my friends, and my family. I think kindness is the number one thing you need to learn. If you are not kind, then you won’t have any friends when you are older. I love to be kind. It is my special personality!

By Emily

How do you show kindness?

Why do you think kindness is important? 

January 30, 2018
by Mrs. Moore
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100 Word Challenge

This week is our first attempt with the 100 Word Challenge! We are excited to share, and we hope you enjoy our stories.


 

Using this picture, write a 100 word story to the prompt – What do you think this family is saying to each other?

I think I heard a family say that they are going to rob a bank later that night. So I ran to the bank. I said that later they are going to be robbed. So the security stayed later that night to make sure they did not rob the bank. Later that night they found the robbers getting dropped off in a black truck with black windows so nobody could see them. So the security waited, and when they arrived they were caught and taken to jail. In jail the robbers said how did you know they said to police?

By Jose

Once upon a time I overheard my neighbor(s) and they said, “Well, our neighbors have a messy house and yard so we should complain about their house to the office, and then they won’t live here. HAHAHA!” So I went and told my family and they (and me) cleaned the house and yard. When the people from the office came to our house they checked it inside and out, and it was perfect. So they told them, “That it was perfect so within 24 hours they needed to move out because they told a huge lie.” And they stuttered, “wh-wh-whaaaaa? why? We didn’t tell a lie. It was true.” Then they packed and left and never came back. 

By Wade

One day I was eating some lunch. Then I went to get more ketchup and heard some family talking about robbing a store. Then I started getting scared, so I looked around and looked back. Then I heard them talking about what they are going to rob. They said they are going to rob ketchup, mustard, jello, and popcorn. I was super scared now so I called my friend Torrin so he came over then we eavesdropped. Then we heard them saying that they hate ketchup! So we called the police and they arrested them.

By Connor

I was eavesdropping on a family next to me. I heard them saying, “we should go on a trip because I am super stressed.” “We should go on a trip John but, where exactly?” “We’re all going to Tokyo, Japan.” So the family left Singapore, and went all the way to Tokyo for about two whole weeks. They came back with sushi from Tokyo for everyone in the town, and they all thought it was delicious. Then the next day came and they went to Tokyo again for more sushi for everyone in the town. I never told the family what I heard.

By Dominic

“Hey Mom,” said the child. “What honey,” said Mom. “I’ve been thinking about where our next vacation would be. I have a few ideas, wanna hear them?” said the child. “Sure,” said Mom. “So I’ve been wanting to go to Alaska, Australia, and France,” said the child. “Hmm I’d prefer to go Australia only because, I’d die to see Sydney,” said Mom. “Cool I hoped you would say Australia. I want to go there too. I wanted to see Sydney,” said the child. Mom replied,”Well if Dad wants to go we’ll be set to….” Dad interrupts,”Will you two be quiet? I’m trying to get a cab and we’re not going to stupid places.”

By Peyton

When we were talking about the restaurants bad food, and we were telling people that the food was really bad. The place was called The Dinosaur House. They are bad in are in my opinion. They are not listening to us. Then we go in and there was so much stuff. The menu was filled with amazing things they were expensive. Their food took a lot of time but the people were so nice then the food was amazing. They loved it. They misjudged the place. They gave a huge tip twenty dollars. Then they had all the way home and they were not hungry.

By Mike

How would your story read? 

December 14, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley was home schooled until he was 14. When he was 14 he wanted to explore the world. He loved the bible verses Job 38 “Treasure of the snow.” He found out that not all snowflakes look the same. There was never a duplicate of one snowflake because all snowflakes are different. He understood that snowflakes were “a miracle of beauty.” He said that it was too bad this beauty should not be seen by others.

By Sophiah

Snowflake Bentley

Wilson Bentley was born in Feb 9, 1865. In the text on a website called Wikipedia the text says, “He first became interested in snow crystals as a teenager on his family farm.” The text also says, “He tried to draw what he saw through an old microscope given to him by his mother when he was fifteen.” The text also states, “The snowflakes were too complex to record before they melted, so he attached a bellows camera to a compound microscope and, after much experimentation, photographed his first snowflake on January 15, 1885.” The text also said, “Wilson Bentley would capture more than 5,000 images of crystals in his lifetime.” Those are my facts that I learned!

By Leslie

Facts about Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley’s name is actually “Wilson Bentley”.  “Snowflake Bentley is popular because it was made about his life and got a medal in 1999”. “Snowflake Bentley was born on February 9, 1865 and died of pneumonia on December 23, 1931 after walking six miles during a blizzard at his farm”. “Snowflake Bentley was a photographer  for snowflakes to see what they look like and he said,“every snowflake is different”. He first became interested of snowflakes when he was a teenager.

By Dominic

My first fact is that snowflake Bentley or Wilson Bentley his name was actually Willie Bentley. The article states, Wilson (Willie) Bentley  was born in 1865 and died in 1931. My next one is that no snowflakes are the same. He said,” no snowflake was an exact duplicate of any other snowflake!” My fourth fact is that he went to a public school when he was 14. The text states,”at age 14, then he attended public school.” My last fact is that he started drawing snowflakes at age 15. The story states,” At age 15 he began drawing snowflakes.” That is my 5 fun facts.

By Connor

If you’d like to see our snowflakes, watch is short Animoto video.

October 21, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Geo Show Goes To The Sacred Monkey Forest!

Once again we learned a ton from our friend Geo B! We are becoming very good note takers, and even using our computers to collect new information while we listen. Here is what we learned from our Skype.

Sacred Monkeys

Today we had a GeoShow about Sacred Monkeys, or Long-Tailed Macaques. It took place in Bali, Indonesia. The forest is also located in Bali, Indonesia. You can’t go into the sacred places unless you are there to pray to the gods. You have to wear traditional clothes to pray. The monkeys will jump on you if you have food or not. Don’t feed them peanuts and they discourage peanuts. Don’t put things in your pocket because they can steal your stuff. Don’t bring plastic or paper bags because they can rip it open, but you can bring leather purses. Males will weigh about 40 lbs and the females get to 24 lbs. About 600 monkeys in the area where the forest is. The monkeys are divided into 6 groups and the average in a group is about 100 monkeys. The people use slingshots incase if the monkeys are naughty they will shoot pebbles by them to scare them. The females have beards and the males have mustaches. Seventy percent of their diet is fruit. The monkeys are diurnal which means active at day. Wave your hand to make them not try and take your stuff. Play is very important for them. They use their tail for balance. They will raid your home and farm sense they do that some people call them pests. The monkeys can jump over 16 ft. They are born black and lose their black color and start to turn grey. The Balinese people  bury them in the forest when they die.The monkeys can eat flesh off of you. They get to be about 25 years old. They have thumbs. The trees there are over 100 years old. That was all we heard about the Balinese culture and Sacred Monkeys.

By Torrin and Peyton

This week in fourth grade we did a geo show! It was about the crab eating Macaque monkey. A monkey village is  in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. They have temples for the hindu gods like vishnu, brahma, & shiva. The monkey village has food stands like bananas and sweet potatoes. They have long tails and grab onto people and grab people’s  food, phone’s, and purses. You cannot have plastic bags & paper bags with you to the monkey village because they will rip the plastic or paper bags. These monkeys have sharp nails to climb. Their tails are used for balance.  The monkeys are sleeping in trees, but if a predator climbs and tries to eat the monkeys they go in the water because they are excellent swimmers. These monkeys live in Bali & southwest Asia for their habitat. The monkeys play with other monkeys, people, bananas and  sweet potatoes.  That is my report for monkeys on the geoshow.

By Dominic

Sacred monkeys geoshow

This week we did a geo show about sacred monkeys. This was one of the best geoshow because we learned a lot about sacred monkeys. They always jump on people to find food. At the end there was a kahoot.it, and it was really hard. We learned Bali is 95 miles wide. We also learned there are 4 to 5 monkey bites a day! If you feed the monkeys you can’t take the food back from them. They eat bananas and sweet potatoes. They sleep in trees above water. They are great swimmers. It was a great geoshow.

By Brendon, Antony, and Connor

In case you are interested, here are a couple pictures of the monkeys, and us giving a fun fact at the start of the show.

We learned 5 to 6 people get bit by a monkey everyday. Would you still like to visit the monkeys? 

September 24, 2017
by Mrs. Moore
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Dot Day 2017

We LOVE International Dot Day! Dot Day is all about celebrating our creativity and courage. This year, 10,072,020 people celebrated in over 170 countries. We started our morning reading The Dot, a story about a girl named Vashti. Then, we created our beautiful dots. We even wrote creative stories about our dots. Here are a few of them.

A Dot’s Journey

One day a dot went on a journey. He took a journey to every continent. First, he traveled to Antarctica. The dot looked around it was snowy, cold, and lonely. All he saw was snow and ice. “There’s no water for miles,” he said. Then he saw something. Something very big, very white, and very very fast. ”Is that what I think that is?” he said. ”No way that can’t be one,” he said. “It’s a polar bear!” he said excitedly. He was getting way too close to it. Suddenly….it attacked him! He ran as fast as he could to his boat. He made it and sailed away. ”That was a close one,” he said scared. Next, he went to the U.S.A. ”What is this place?” he said. ”Is this Alaska?” he thought. The dot was hungry and tired. He had no food, and no where to rest except the snowy cold floor. He was thinking of giving up. But there is one thing he couldn’t do get back home. He was lost! He thought he couldn’t survive for much longer. He was scared and lonely. Soon, he saw something or someone. ”Is that another traveler?” he said. When the traveler saw him he immediately asked him if he was ok. The dot said, ”Yes I’m ok just really hungry.” So the traveler gave him some food and took him home. (1 month later) The dot found out that if he was going to do that again he needs to be prepared. The dot learned a lesson to be prepared instead of unprepared. And that’s the dots journey.

By Torrin

My dot!

My dot likes to explore a lot! He has traveled the world! He likes to have a GPS  on him all the time! He has 99 friends and he can be your friend too! His favorite friend name is Freddy. And he has a lot of fun going around the world. And he likes to run a lot while going around the world! He has 10 million dollars and owns 5 limousines. His favorite food is orange chicken. He actually owns a private plane! Wow! And he likes to be around friends a lot. He also likes to hike and bike up mountains. He loves to play football and basketball. He has huge house and since he has such a huge house he lets in homeless and abused children of all kinds. He likes dogs and cats and stuff like that. He is a nice human I mean dot. Sorry.:) So back to the story about my dot he loves children and people he may look mean but he rarely is so don’t be scared O.K? He likes to make friends that’s why he  has 99  friends. He got home safely and slept in the copper plate and woke up stuck in the copper plate.
by:Wade 

Leslie’s Dot!

My dot is brightly colorful and is full with joyful colors. My dot is full with laughter and kindness. My dot can be kind, lovable and can be laughable. My dot is shining like a rainbow in the sky. My dot is so beautifully colorful and so bright. My dot can be anything sweet and colorful. My dot is truthfully unstoppable because it’s very powerful. Except my dot’s weakness is too much excitement. My dot loves candy and in fact my dot lives on candy island. My dot loves loves happy books, movies, and stories. My dot is not shy because it is confident and unstoppable. My dot is also brave and responsible. Sometimes my dot is a troublemaker, but my dot is still cheerful and on it’s best behavior. My dot is brightly colorful and is full with joyful colors.

Finally, our beautiful dots framed in swirly gold!

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