Creative Writing

6 02 2012

Some students in Ms. Olen’s class were given a creative challenge in writing.  They had to choose a picture from Chris Van Allsburg’s Mysteries of Harris Burdick.

Robynn and Damian worked together on creating a story.  They chose the picture titled The Seven Chairs

"The Seven Chairs"

You can read what Robynn and Damian have written so far below…


The Beginning of the End

By: Robynn & Damian

Chapter 1,       Then it happened!

“Are they coming.”, Derek said. “We need to get to the roof.”. ‘NO!”said Ashley.”what sis!”, said Derek.Then Derek looked back. He saw his sister running.They finally got to the roof and saw their friend Alex. He had a huge camping bag, then he pointed at the city.They heard people screaming.”We better get going”, said Derek.

“AAHH”, said Ashley as she fell to the floor with excruciating pain.There were muscular men in suits,the suits looked the ones bee keepers use.But still it scared us.Oh sorry I didn’t say my name,my names Derek Ursula.So any way they caught up with us.Then Alex fell, I was still up and running then I got to the end of the roof. I thought either end life now or suffer for the rest of my life. Then I turned around and surrendered.

Chapter 2     The Facility

When Derek first saw them he was in shock and then the men took  his hands so he couldn’t get away. Then Ashley pointed. Derek and both the men looked then Ashley ran towards them and pulled Derek away from the two men. Then Derek had a vision. There was a lady in mid-air  and she was sitting in a chair just floating there.

To be continued…

Robynn and Damian have also created a quiz to see if you were comprehending what you read.  Take the following test!


Did you enjoy Robynn and Damian’s story?

How could they improve as writers?

Do you have any suggestions for how they might continue their story?

Challenge 9, Favorites

17 11 2011

by Robynn, Damian, and Wyatt

This week’s challenge is about our favorites. We thought of our main thing we wanted to write about, and we all chose the topic food. So here are our favorite foods:

Robynn’s favorite:

My favorite food is cupcakes. I like it when they have lots of frosting on them. Cupcakes are so good. I love having cupcakes for birthdays. I love cupcakes!  Cupcakes are an American  birthday tradition.

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Damian’s favorite:
My favorite food is an egg roll. I like the inside the most. I love when they are in soy sauce. They get a little salty. I love egg rolls! They can be a party snack for Chinese new year!
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Wyatt’s favorites:
My favorite food is a turkey.I especially like them with seasoning. There good for thanks giving. It’s an American tradition. I’ve been eating turkey since I was four. I like the leg of the turkey.
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Thank you for reading about our foods that we like that are also holiday foods in different countries.

What’s your favorite holiday foods?

Challenge 8, Game Time

17 11 2011

by Robynn, Damian, and Wyatt

For Challenge 8, we played the commenting game. Here are the instructions:

  • click on a blog on the student list – count one
  • now click on a blog from their blogroll – count two
  • finally click on a blog from that blogroll – count three
All three of them ended up at Rushil is awesome‘s blog.

Rushil is awesome

Here are their comments:
Robynn: I love this because I love science.I love science because I can do over one trillion experiments.I want to learn about everything in science.Damian: I personally like science so I  loved it. Plus I liked the background. Good Job who ever made that blog!

Wyatt: I like science because you can learn about nature. I like your blog

Did you play this game? If so, where did you go and leave comments?
If not, give it a try and let us know where you went.

World Problems

21 10 2011

by Damian and Christian

Written for Student Challenge #6 and #5.

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There are bad people and cruel things in the world. We have different opinions which one is the worst, so we wanted to take a poll to see which one you think is the worst. Click on your answer.


Why do you think that one is the worst?

What other global problems should we have put on our poll?

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