May 19

Why I got Fired,(Blog Challenge), 7 of 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Why I Got Fired

By: Luke K., Jackson C. and Connor B.      

Dear Diary,


I was in my cave hiding from an aggravated triceratops, and was working overtime, at about quarter past

11:00pm.  I was trying to get a rat completely engulfed in flames. We humans were pretty dumb back in the day. As I was working in the light of two moons. Back when I was still in shape, the moment that changed everything just went on and it was all because of my experiment.I put sticks in a triangular shape and rubbed flint and steel together. I saw sparks go off or what I like to call them “fire bullets!”.,

CoypuCloudtail the Snow Leopard via Compfight

I would the most important person in history, right after I took out the second moon. Just a hunch, if youhaven’t figured out yet that was the big moment. It happened like this I threw the rat into the triangle of fire bullets.  The rat squealed in pain. My experiment went perfectly until the rat actually flew up into the sky and took out the second moon. I think it went at the speed of dinosaurs on taco Tuesday during rush hour. Or the speed of the Tyrannosaurus Rex when it was racing me. I definitely won. It wasn’t even close. If you asked the Tyrannosaurus Rex he would say otherwise though. I stole his meatloaf and then it wasn’t really a race for him anymore, it was more like eat this caveman for a midday snack.. True story.


The Justice Squad is a group of pterodactyls with the best motto ever. And it is “Justice Rains From Above.”  They are like the prehistoric day cops. They were about to arrested me for blowing up the second moon. Luckily part of the moon, blew up landed on the Justice Squad before they could arrest me. I ran away and well, as you could’ve guessed I got fired. 

The Lengend Of Maximus!


May 17

The Unlucky Fortune Part 5

The Unlucky Fortune Part 5

If you haven’t read part 1,2,3 or 4 please do so before reading this or you will be very confused.

“ Owen and Connor, we totally forgot about school.” said Ashton “Well looks like we’re not going to graduate.” I said. “ Dude we’re in 4th grade. This doesn’t affect our graduation.” Jackson said in reply. “ We do need to get back to school though. We can’t tell my Dad until this nonsense is over. So we’re gonna live in an R.V and if anyone asks where we will be then tell them we were on vacation. Ok?” “Ok.” replied everyone.


So after our train ride home we went to school the next day and everyone hammered us with questions. We had a sub teacher and I thought she looked familiar but Connor and Owen thought they didn’t look familiar so I just let it go. About 2 hours past when I realized that someone was staring at me. Then Connor came up to me and he said “ I do think that teacher looks familiar, the student teacher looks familiar too.” “I just realized something, Izabella is disguised as the teacher and Olivia is the student teacher.” replied Jackson. “I see now. It makes a lot more sense. But what do we do now? Make a break for it at recess?” Later that day Jackson, Connor, Owen, and Ashton were out at recess.  “I guess it’s now or never” said Connor.


“NO!” I yelled. “We need proof first.” “Why?” said Ashton. “ Because if we just run off people will come for us.” I replied. As the whistle blew we went into lunch.I told Ashton, Connor and Owen to wait outside in the hallway incase anything happens. The sub teacher let everyone into lunch except for me. That’s when I knew the sub was Izabell. “You know who I am Jackson”.  Then she threw a chair at me and I got a cut from the side of my nose to the bottom of my ear. I yelled and told them to come in quick, and to drag me to the nurse. On the way there I told them that I thought I broke my leg. As I got to the nurse’s office we told them that I got a chair thrown at me by the Sub teacher and she gave me an ice pack and said “Here have an ice pack, and next time you are going to get a chair thrown at you make sure to grab an ice pack first. ”“ I will definitely do that next time ma’am.” I replied sarcastically,.


“Is it just me or do the nurses even care about what happened or do they just give you an ice pack?” said Ashton “ Probably the first one” replied Connor “I have a problem” said Owen. “Here’s an ice pack.” replied the nurses.  As a ice pack came down the hallway and hit Owen in the back of the head. He said  “My problem is now solved.” As he picked himself up from the ground. “She didn’t even know my problem.”


That’s when I told them that the sub teacher was definitely Izabella and the student teacher is Olivia So I went down to the recess doors and I gathered everyone there. I said let’s make a run for it. As soon as we opened the doors I fell and said “My leg hurts too much to run. Someone needs to carry me to the Emergency Room across the street.” Was that ice pack not enough for you?”  replied Ashton. “Very funny.” I said snapped back. So when we were halfway there you could hear the recess doors slam again. It was Isabella and Olivia. You could even see the rest of our class peaking around the corner of the wall.


At that very moment I chose to suck up the pain and I yelled to everyone “ Put me down we are all gonna run!” As we bolted across the street to get to the Emergency Room you could hear the stampede like sound of Isabella and Olivia trailing behind us. “Connor and Jackson, you two make a break for it and me and Owen will hold them off.” said Ashton with a whole lot of anxiety. As they stalled Izabella and Olivia we made it to the Emergency Room. My nurse did a great job and she gave me a cast. I limped home and on the way there I ran into Izabella she told me these words “I have your friends, if you ever want to see them again come to my house.”


Connor tackled Izabella and got her phone. He called Olivia and in a low voice he said “ I have Jackson’s fortune so you can let his friends go.” “Why” replied Olivia? “Because…”

To Be Continued…

May 10

TenderHill Wizarding School For The Gifted Year 1 Part 1

Connor,Luke and Ashton were all young apprentices in Tenderhill school of magic.  Ashton and Connor were in the class of black magic, and Luke was practicing in magic. Incase you aren’t familiar with these classes. Black magic is done with your hands, but magic is done with a wand, and words.  But there is a type of Purple Magic.  A magic above all others.  Well here is the story.  “ Come on Connor were going to be late for class!!!” said Ashton “Alright I’m coming. Let me get on my robes.”  just like that Connor appeared at the door way with a flick of his fingers. “Come on Luke!”  “YOU FORGOT YOUR SPELL BOOKS CONNOR” said Ashton  “I’ll see you guys later I guess.” Said Luke  “Hey Connor you promised I could practice on you tonight.”  “NO NO NO YOU CAN’T CONNOR, you know that we will get a major yelling if a magic spell, touches a person that is uses black magic” said Ashton  “Then go ahead and switch, But you’ve got to do a series of rituals.” replied Connor.   


“Well I’m going to class, oh no, he is here!” Shouted Ashton “WHO IS HERE!?!” questioned Connor  “Trey is here, you know the one who uses PURPLE MAGIC!!!”  “He has normal magic, black magic, and psychic ability!” answered Ashton. “Sorry to ruin the party guys but I’m out of here, Going to switch classes.” said Luke, anxiously.  “Why are you people out of class ANYWAY, you better get down, or…”he was cut off by the three of us scrambling out of the room and down the hall.  “HEY YOU CAN’T ESCAPE ME!  TELEMNIA!”  Poof! He teleported right to them. Then with a flick of his wrist he petrified us, right there.  “Now I have proof of your misbehaving problems . Should I say that you were messing around with magic and accidentally petrified yourselves. That’s a nifty way to get expelled isn’t it.”  “Year 2 spells aren’t that good. TELEMNIA is year 2? Wow!”  “Ya but when you use them right.” said trey slyly  Do you even know what year I am, year 5!”  “That’s it, ABRAKADABRA!” Yelled Luke  PEW! A magic bolt shot right at Trey.  “Wow worst spell in the book.”


“That doesn’t even AFFECT me anymore! I used a counter spell for that on me 2 years ago. No more electrocution for 4 hours straight.” said Trey.  “I’m sorry young wizards, but now it’s time to die. Just kidding, I will save that for latwersaz …”  “WHAT DO YOU THINK you’re DOING! YOU GET THREE GET TO CLASS!” said  up with  Professor Terrace.  Trey used an invisibility spell on himself, so he wouldn’t get caught.  “Turn your spell books to page 447.”  Said Prof.Terence.  “Today we will learn a new charm, the invisible shield charm.  Now you will be practicing this spell all seven years, because the more years you use this spell, the more powerful it becomes.  Now I will

put you into groups of 2.”  


All said by Prof.Terence.  “Oh shoot, who’s going to be with me?” Questioned Connor. “If Luke and Ashton are partnered, than who am I with?” Connor asked Prof. Terrace.  “You will be partnered with Megan Minkowski                                                                                                                                                .” he replied.  “This could work.”

To be continued…

May 3

Machu Picchu See,Think,Wonder


Name: Connor B.


Expedition Name Text Title
Machu Picchu The Lost City


What do you SEE?

(Describe what you see using WOW words)

I see magnificent cliffs with vibrant colors. Great temple ruins.Dangerous paths on the ridge of the mountain.

What do you THINK?

(As you are experiencing VR tell your audience in detail what you are thinking using sequence words. First, Next, Last)

First I thought of how smart they were. I mean a whole civilization that no one knew about. That’s amazing. Secondly a thought of the majestic structures.

What do you WONDER?

(During your expedition what are you wondering about? What questions come to your mind?)

What did they do to just stack stones and make sturdy homes when now in the future we can’t do that? Did we get stupider?

Adapted from Veronica Vox Mansilla @ProjectZeroHGSE


Text Connections


What did you SEE in the Expedition that you can CONNECT to the text?

(Be sure to cite specific examples from the expedition and the text)

In the illustrations I saw great temples. And there were temples in the VR experience.

How do you THINK the Expedition enhanced your understanding of the text?

(Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your response)

The expedition made me realize how hard it must have been to get to the top of the mountain. The text talked about the difficulties but the expedition made me understand the hardships even more.

What do you still WONDER after experiencing the Expedition and reading the text?

(Write a reflection to extend your thinking i.e. What are you still curious about? What more do you want to know?)

How did the people of Machu Picchu survive and build so much in the era that they lived in?