Sunday, October 4, 2015

Funny "History"

Students were given the following two images and told to incorporate them both into their writing.

This was my favorite take on the writing prompt, by Cody. 

" Did you know that back in Abraham Lincoln's day that everything was black and white? Then why, do you ask, is everything in color? I can tell you, my friend, why. Not many people know this, but Abe Lincoln was not just a president, but an inventor as well! He invented the 'Painter 3000!' Well, his invention got out of hand, and he flew around the world on his out of control painter, and the world finally had color. Everything and everyone was happy with the change except for Abe's sheep, which head butted him in the stomach like billy goats until he painted every one of them white , except for the black sheep because he ran out of paint, and then went to the theater that night. That is why we have color, and why some sheep and white and some sheep are black, but most are white. 


     It's no secret that I volunteer for the local animal shelter.  My favorite volunteer duties are photographing & naming the animals. Then I post them on Facebook with adoption ads that are then often published in the local newspaper. I love sharing this part of my life with my students. In fact since I've started volunteering several of my students have adopted shelter animals. This warms my heart. Currently 4 of my 23 students own a shelter dog that was adopted since last October when I started volunteering. Some of these kids were in my class last year, some of them heard about the animal shelter at the assembly I put on for the school.  Friday I had them write their own adoption ads for 2 dogs that are currently available for adoption.  This is Rascal & Scout, a pair of brothers that is currently available at Holbrook Animal Control (9298-524-6828). These are the two best adoption ads from my kids.


"I am going to talk about two dogs named Rascal & Scout. These two dogs are very very cute. That's why you should adopt them! Do you want a companion? How about two? Scout and Rascal are very good dogs and they're lots of fun! If you just get one you should get another one to double the fun! So come on down if you're lonely to get these good, cute, fun, border collie dogs! But there's one condition if you want them... you don't want to split up 4 month old puppies, so please take both puppies, and bring home a cuddly pair.

More Info: Adoption fee $70. Includes rabies shot, you also get them fixed so they can't have puppies, and a city license. They are boys and brothers."  BY LILY


"Do you have a dog? Do you want a dog? Do you know where to get one? Well, then come to the Animal Shelter in Holbrook, AZ (on Route 66). We do have different animals, but you can buy Scout and Rascal. They are male dogs and they are brothers , so that means you should by them both so they do not miss each other. They are 4 month old Border Collies. They cost $70 each. You think that's a bad deal? This is an awesome deal because it includes shots, and getting them fixed, + a city license! They are so cute, you can not let them stay in the shelter. So come to the Animal Shelter in Holbrook, AZ." - BY ARACELI