Literacy Cottage Words of the Week: K-1:formal 2-3:mischievous 4-5: ubiquitous This edition of the Literary Cottage will feature... Chapter 2 of “ The Adventure of Snake Way” “The Greedy Leprechaun “ By Elliot P. 2 great book reviews A bunch of awesome poems A story from Erica J. & Camille D. “Why” ? your questions being answered
Books Paint a picture in your head Books Takes you places you’ve only dreamed about Books Aren’t just words on paper Books Are pictures in words
The Greedy Leprechaun By : Elliot P Once there was a man, one poor leprechaun and one rich leprechaun. The man stepped onto his porch and into a plain of green grass. The man saw two leprechauns. The two leprechauns saw the man and ran away. The man came chasing after them because he wanted to get the gold. The man found a leprechaun, but it was a poor leprechaun. The poor leprechaun told the man all about the rich leprechaun that wouldn’t share his gold. So the man and the poor leprechaun walked and walked until they found the rich leprechaun. The man said “will you share your gold with this poor leprechaun?”
Book Review Three Cups of Tea
Three Cups of Tea the Children’s version is about a mountain climber named Greg Mortenson who is attempting to climb the second highest mountain in the world; K2. After his attempts to climb the mountain he is wonders along the bottom of the mountain and discovers a small village called Korpe. He finds that the kids in Korpe don’t have a proper education and promises the chief of the village; a man name Haji Ali to return that he will return to America and raise enough money for a school. The rest is for kids who read it to find out. This book has encouraged me to want to help the kids in other countries. -Camille D
Another Chapter From : The Adventure Of Snake Way By: Bryce & Sudarshan
Chapter 2 The Bridge
After 12 pm George slept for the night and woke up. The storm was over but the fly came back. George put it outside and it flew away. One day George found a new home and lived in that house forever, where he lived was called Snake way. He was so happy he forgot where he was! The next day he found a bridge, but he liked his house. Then the next day he felt like coming. Every day he liked it. One day it became Dark and he had not gone to the bridge. He said, “How come I didn’t go to the bridge? From now I should always go to the bridge.” One day it was raining but George still went to the bridge.
Disney World The bell rang and it was summer vacation. I was really excited because I was going to go to Florida with my family and my cousin’s family from Michigan! That evening we started packing. After a couple days of packing we were ready to leave. The next morning, when we were all ready to go to the airport, we called my cousins and they said they were already at the airport because it takes longer for them to get to Florida. When we arrived at the airport we did the check in and security check and went to the gate. Once we got on the plane we had lunch. I slept most of the time. Finally we reached there …The Florida airport! They’re plane was going to be a little late so we took a small nap. 1hour… 2hour. Finally they came! We all said “hi” and gave hugs. After that we all got in a van that we rented. We finally reached our rented house. It had 2 master bedrooms where the parents slept and 1 kids bedroom where all the kids slept. We also had a swimming pool, a living room with a TV, a kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and a game room where you could play indoor sports. They also had a basket with kid’s games like legos and blocks. We settled down and ate dinner. After dinner we watched TV. Everybody was so tired after that so we all slept. That morning when I woke up I brushed and ate pancakes for breakfast. Today we were going to magic kingdom. The 4 parts of Disney World are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Universal Studios, and Animal Kingdom. First we saw Cinderella’s Castle. There was a small show at Cinderella’s Castle and it was mostly about Mickey Mouse and his friends. Then we went out for lunch. For lunch we had pizza. After that we on a couple other roller coasters and rides. At 7:00 we went home and ate dinner. The next day woke up and ate pancakes for breakfast. Today we were going to Epcot. My favorite ride at Epcot was a movie that was 4-D. the funniest part was when the dog farted and it smelled terrible. When we got home we got to go in the swimming pool. After that I was so tired I went straight to bed. The last day was my favorite because we were going to universal studios. My favorite ride there was the Simpson’s Ride. I went on it 7 times. When I got on the plane I decided that I wouldn’t go to Florida in another 2 years.
Why? Why are there holes in swiss cheese? It’s all caused by bacteria. Bacteria are singled call organisms that multiply extremely fast. All cheese is made by adding bacteria to milk. Ten the bacteria eat away. Three types of bacteria help make swiss cheese. Two types of bacteria produce lactic acid. The third type of bacteria live off lactic acid and give off bubbles of carbon dioxide. The help create the unique holes that you find when you eat swiss cheese. Written by: Alexandra F.
Why is the sky not black, purple or green? That’s because light from the sun which is made up of different rainbow colors, has to pass through atoms of nitrogen and oxygen in the atmosphere. The atoms are so tiny, they cause light to break up. The atoms break up the color blue much more easily than other colors. That’s why you can’t get your hopes up to go outside and look at the sky and see it purple. Written by: Alexandra F.
Book Review By Maya W. and Alexandra F. Where the mountain meets the moon: Where the mountain meets the moon is a thrilling fantasy book. Although this book may not be an attraction to non-fantasy readers it will be a fantastic read for others! This book is about a young girl named Minli and her poor life. Minli lives with her mom and dad and everyday they hope for good fortune, but it never seems to come. Minli is tired of hearing her parents sigh over depression of living in a fruitless mountain with no life. Minli puts her life on the line to run away from home and go find the controller of all fortunes, the old man of the moon. On the way there, she meets a friendly dragon who becomes her friend and traveling companion on her journey. Minli and the dragon meet up with all sort of adventure on their quest. Finally, Minli reaches the old man of the moon. But she has to make a hard decision that may change her fortune- or not. Read this fresh, Chinese-inspired fantasy that will leave you lying in Suspense!
By: Camille de Carbonnel The hallway was silent as I crept down into the girl’s bathroom. In walked into the biggest stall and pushed the ﬂush button. A big voice box appeared and asked in a mechanical voice “ Location please,” “ Sharon High School,” I answered “ Name please,” it said “ Carmen Anne Morgan,” I responded “ You may enter,” and the wall swung open into a dark tunnel. I took out my ﬂashlight and started down the dark passage. When I got to the end of tunnel there were two sets o stairs one leading to the right and on to the left, both very steep. I took the right one to get to the brieﬁng room. I emerged into an elevator that to get into I had to go through a number of unnecessary percussions (one of the downsides to being a teenage spy). The elevator took me down another 3 ﬂoors. I exited with care because my BFS Angelina had told me that Dr. Fibs had added laser beams that if set oﬀ it activated the emergency shut down and blasted you to pieces, but sometimes she exaggerates, (oh and FYI BFS means best friend spy if you hadn’t already guessed). I took out my baby powder/mini smoke machine and started it up. Instantly I could see the lasers. I carefully slipped over and under, and side-‐to-‐side and luckily got through without getting hit, there were a few close calls. At the end of the hall there was an I.D. scanner and a keypad. I scanned my I.D. and punched in the numbers 5434 and entered the room. Inside there were at least 15 other girls all sitting silently in rows of 5. At the back of the room there was an empty seat to the right of Angelina. At the front of the room Mr. L stood silently waiting with the rest of the girls, (the l stands for Lollypop or that’s what he said). “ Ahh, Ms. Morgan is here now we can start,” Mr. L said and then continued as I took my seat next to Angelina. “ As you all know you have been called here to go on a mission to France,” The room ﬁlled with gasps but he just ignored it and continued, “ We were told that the master crook/terrorist Ralph Jesmen is hiding there,” Some more gasps and again he ignores it an continues undisturbed “Your mission is to ﬁnd were he is hiding and his weak points,” “ Report to Fibs to get your gear and covers, good luck,” and just like that he left us to do our jobs. Everyone hurried out of the room, ready for their mission.
Your Flames enchant me Your ﬂickering light is like a burning Star You take the darkness and through it away You never cease to dance while you still burn Your warmth guides many to your side I ve never seen a more joyful dance than yours
- Camille D.
ERICA’S STORY ! ! ! ! ! ! Prologue ! I heard screaming then a knocking. Then my older sister Maya came in and pulled me out of my bed. “ Run, Run as fast as you can, get far, far away.” she said sadly “But what about you and Eli, Mum and dad!” I started to cry. Then Maya pushed me out of my room. I had no choice I had to run. I ran and ran until I couldnʼt run anymore. It was a only a couple days later that I heard about my familyʼs death. ! ! ! !
like me. But I was particularly attached to Khayli, an 11 year old girl who had come from Haiti. She had lost her family in the earthquake 6 years ago. ! When I had come to the orphanage at age 6 Khayli had already been there for 1 year but was still depressed from the loss she had suffered. I had told my story and immediately we became friends. We shared a room with 2 other girls(Josie and Emily). We went to the school program together. But there was one problem, Camilla Remone the orphanage director. She Chapter 1 was strict and tough, she The Orphanage was a strict, tough, mule. We nicknamed her Mule was alone, for 5 years now butt. Soon everybody in the I have had no family. I lived orphanage knew about the in The Camilla Orphanage nickname ,well everyone except mule butt of in London, I was brought here the a couple days after course.Once a month there would be an open house, I found out about my familyʼs death.I had been in people would come and ask a supermarket when some us question about us.I hate policemen came and found it ,it makes me feel like a that i looked just like one of toy,and I hate it when people look at me then turn the missing posters. I met away with a look of disgust other girls in the on their faces. I hate the orphanage, all of them 11
way they turn away and say “ Sheʼs that Fhay girl who ran away with her family in the burning house.” or “ She abandoned her family while her house was burning.” ! The only one who seems to understand is Khayli no one seems to want to adopt her because of her skin. But I always tell her that she is beautiful and if they donʼt like her then it is there loss. That always seemed to cheer her up except for July 17th when we were having a adoption “fest” as Mule butt liked to call it. Yet again Khayli and I were looked at in disgust and turned down 10 times. Thatʼs when it all started. By Erica J. & Camille D.
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