"I stepped in a puddle, gross!" I said. "I hate puddles!" I saw a big rock that looked like gold. I stepped in the lake and I got dirt on my shoes. I looked in back of me and saw something under the water. I looked and saw something shiny. I got scared and went out of the pond. But something or someone didn't let me and grabbed my foot. I got so scared! I fainted and fell. I woke up in a house that was full of spiders. I got so scared that I fainted and never woke up.
Sly the Snake was planning to invite all the people from the neighborhood to come to the haunted house. Then he was going to prepare everything for tomorrow. It was the day and he was excited about it. All the people came and loved it and they really got scared. There were spider webs, clowns, puppets, and more. The house was really big and they even went into the room, closed the door and there was clowns laughing. They got really scared and for the next Halloween, he is going to do a haunted hospital.
It was a rainy day. Slowly the sky got darker. But today wasn't any normal day. Today was the end of the world. Everyone was scared. No one knew what to do. I was only 9 and I felt the pain inside. But I thought, "Is this even true?" I think that everyone is wrong. Today is not the end. Today is our normal everyday life. I have faith in myself. We are not going to die, we're going to survive. Then, I felt something and I woke up. It was all a fake dream. We are all alive.
One day, I went walking home on the pavement. I saw a tortoise and he just stared at me. I was smiling. I said, "What are you doing out here?" Then, he saw something orange. He tried to run. I picked him up and he bit me! He was hungry. So I picked up the orange and fed it to him. He bit my finger. I cried, "That one hurt!"
So he kept on going. He led me to a pond. I let him swim. He said, "Splash!" he smiled. He waved bye, but he said never mind. I laughed, he was funny. Then, he saw a green shell hoping to find his family. I said, "I'm your family, your only one." Then, we saw something green walking slow to us. It was his parents. He cried. I said, "Go!" He waved goodbye.
There was a family that wanted to explore the forest. One day the dad had a surprise for this kids and wife. The surprise was taking his family to the forest. When they got there they were really happy because they got to see animals that they usually don't see around their house. The family was about to get out of the car when all of the sudden they heard a loud nose on top of their car. The dad looked out the window to see what that noise was and he saw 2 cheetahs on top of their car. The whole family was taking a lot of pictures and they were writing about the cheetahs' behavior. They finally got out of the car and walked through the forest and saw many different animals like owls, macaws, monkeys, snakes, and many more. They were taking pictures and writing about strange animals. When they went back home they showed their pictures to their family and friends.
Suddenly I stopped. I saw an enormous lake with big fish. Taking out my fishing pole, a fish caught my attention. I put a piece of meat on the hook. I waited patiently, then I felt something pulling my pole. I took out my clean fishing pole, and this fish was bigger than a 3 ft tall standing adult! I saw that fish and got really terrified. I didn't like this fish, I don't know what caught my attention but certainly it wasn't this fish. Still I named him. It was called, "Fire." I put him back in the water.
Once upon a time, in a faraway town, lived a story so terrifying they forgot how it goes… until today. A random storm came at night to that town. Some were startled while others slept right through it. After the storm, everyone noticed something was missing. The neighbors asked each other, “Is it me or is the mayor’s office gone?” The neighborhood was puzzled. Suddenly they heard a crack. People went to investigate what it was. When they got closer, they saw something they’d never forget. They saw their souls coming from the ground! The people couldn’t believe it. After that, everything went black. They awoke only to find themselves in bed. Everything looked back to normal. They all thought they were having a nightmare. Or were they?
"We are young and wild and free." We represent Peck's 5th grade class of 2014-2015. Here's what we think about life, school, soccer, and One Direction. Leave us some constructive comments please.