Adventures In Candy Land: Chapter 8

Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 8

The turn around

If you haven’t read parts 1-7 you should read them before reading this chapter.


“We’ll take it,” said Mammoth.  “We’ve been battling for a long time,” said Joe.  “How will it help us win the battle?” Said Jake.  “One of the reasons why he turned his back on me is because I had a secret room and I had the key and there is a treasure in the room.  “Why didn’t you share it with him, he is your brother right?”  Said Joe.


 “Never mind,” said Lady Licorice.  “How will we get to Lord Licorice?” said Mammoth.  “We will have to sneak past the guards,” said Lady Licorice.  They started sneaking past the 9 guards which were sleeping at night.  It was really easy to sneak past the guards but not the spy cameras.  Jake found some rocks and threw them at the spy cameras.  Unluckily for them Lord Licorice saw them and he knew exactly where they were but he didn’t see the key or Lady Licorice.  


He sent 30 guards and he knew they wouldn’t escape this time but if they did, he was going to go hard on them.  When they saw the guards coming they ran back but behind them  guards were coming too.  “This way,” said Mammoth.  They ran that way until they couldn’t run any more.  They hid behind a rock.  “We’re almost to Lord Licorice,” said Jake. “ We can’t give up now.”


They just started running toward where Lord Licorice was.  Out of nowhere a big gum ball starts rolling right at them! “RUN,” said Jake, But Mammoth was scared.”I said RUN or you will get squashed.” But in a few steps there were lots of guards. Mammoth then replied,” solong good knowing you pale,” Then lady Licorice came and said,” come here there’s a secret hideout.” So they ran to lady Licorice and that saved them.


“How do you know about this room,” asked Mammoth? Okay I will tell you but promise not to tell anyone, OKAY! “We promise said”, said Jake and Mammoth. “But first let’s get out of here and out of this place, I have a bad feeling about this,” said lady Licorice. Once they got to a safer spot about a mile and a half away from lord Licorice.”The further the better,” they all said. Then Mammoth asked lady Licorice,” Can you tell us about you knowing this place and secret room.”


            To be continued…

Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 7

Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 7

Behind The Scenes

If you haven’t read chapters 1-6 you should read them before reading this chapter


The guards grabbed them and took them away to Lord Licorice.  They walked for like 20 minutes but when they were halfway there Jake found a stone and threw it at a siren and immediately it went off.   Then all the guards dropped them and started going to the sound.  “Good work Jake,” said Mammoth  Then they were off to where they were, but just then the siren stopped.


They got back and shut the door right in time so the guards couldn’t get in.  They ran over to where the crystals were.  Jake looked very closely and he saw steps.  “Let’s go,” said Jake without noticing that these crystals were hard.  He ran right into a crystal and fell down and sprained his ankle.  He couldn’t go up the steep steps so he decided to hide in the crystals just in case the guard broke in.  


Joe and Mammoth got through the crystals while Jake hid in the crystals. Joe and Mammoth went up the stairs. Then the guards broke in the room and then one guard said to search for these people and he held up a paper that said WANTED Jake, Mammoth and Joe.  It said, “whoever finds them first gets the biggest Smartie lollipop ever and world’s largest chocolate bar.”


Joe, and Mammoth didn’t know that the guards broke in and started climbing the ladder, almost to where the guards could see them.  Luckily Jake whispered and said to them, “the guards are in here, climb back down.”  When they were climbing back down one of the flashlights slipped out of Joe’s pocket’s and hit the ground and turned on and made a big noise.  They heard the door shut right before that.  The guards heard it but they couldn’t make it back in intime.


Jake’s ankle was feeling better and they climbed up the ladder into a room.  Luckily the guards didn’t come back in.  Jake, Joe, and Mammoth climbed up the ladder into another room.  Just then they saw somebody locked up and in chains.  Mammoth free’d her, and they asked her who she was.  “I’m Lady licorice Leo licorices sister, but he captured me.”



“Come follow me.”  They followed her back to the crystal room.  She smashed a crystal and it had a key inside it.   “This key will help win the battle for you,” she said.


To be continued…


Week 10 #STUBC

Week 10:  Farewell From The 18th challenge


This week the leader of the blog challenge has asked us to write a post about our blogs so that is exactly what I’m doing.  


Q: #1 How many posts did you write on your blog?

A: #1  I wrote 43 posts on my blog.


Q: #2 How many of your posts were school based, your own posts, or set by the blog challenge?

A: #2 I had 16 school based posts assigned by my teacher, 11 of my own posts, and 16 posts set by the blog challenge.


Q: #3 How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers, and oversea students?

A: #3 I received 42 comments from my classmates, 4 comments from my teachers, and 16 comments from oversea students.


Q: #4 Which post received the most comments?  Why do you think this happened?

A: #4 Our school day received the most comments, because it is and old post and people want to compare their school day with ours.


Q: #5 Which post did you enjoy writing the most?

A: #5 I enjoyed writing, the mystery of chocolate, fudge, mountain because It seemed very interesting to me and I thought lots of people would like it too.


Q: #6 Did you change blog themes at all, and why?

A: #6 Yes, because the blog theme I had wasn’t working and it was effecting my blog.


Q: #7 How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

A: #7 I have 13 widgets, I think this is the right amount of widgets.


Q: #8 How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

A: #8 All 5 of the students on my blogroll are overseas.

Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 6

Adventures in Candy Land Chapter 6

Another clue in the candy house of clues

Be sure to read chapters 1-5 so you know what’s going on


“Ahh,” said Joe.  “Let’s hope that was automatic lights,” said Jake.  “Shh, Lord Licorice and his guards could find us if we are this loud,” said Mammoth.  “Let’s keep walking through the tunnel and find some clues,” said Joe.  They walked through the tunnel they kept walking and walking until they came to a wall then they pulled out their flashlights.


They found a loose stone and pulled it off from the wall, quickly they dodged the flying stones and found that there was another pathway that lead somewhere.  “This must be where something really valuable is hidden,” said Jake.  “Or the answer to the mystery,” said Joe.  Lord Licorice heard the sound of when the stones fell and he went to investigate. “Do you hear something,” said Mammoth.  “Oh no, there are guards coming after us,” said Jake.


“Run!!,” said Joe. They started running and running and running.  “I think we lost them,” said Jake.  “They’ll be back though,” said Jake.  “Let’s turn on our flashlights,” said Mammoth.  They kept walking until they came to a wall this time it had a lock on it.  They shined a flashlight on the lock and it opened and they went inside.  Just then the door behind them shut.


“We’re trapped!,” said Jake. “Oh no,” Said Joe.  “We should just keep walking because there was a lock on the door so there must be something secret inside here.  Just then they saw a security camera.  “Hide, quick,” said Mammoth.  They ran and hid behind a big rock.  Joe found a rock and threw it at the camera.  “We’re safe for now,”  said Joe.  They walked out and found lots of crystals.  They touched one and it broke. “Um wasn’t me,” said Jake.


Next thing they know they see a huge flash of light coming from a hole in the ceiling.  Then they heard voices from the hole.  “Let’s go investigate,”  said Mammoth.  They started to climb up and they snuck in without getting seen.  They saw that guards were working on something suspicious.  


Then they took it into another room.  “Should we follow them,” said Joe.  “Yes,” said Jake.  Once the coast was clear they ran into the room they went in and immediately the door shut.  They saw nothing.  “I feel something coming,” said Mammoth.  Then they saw guards come out on the distance and surround them.  “Uh Oh,” said Joe.  “We’re dead,” said Jake.  “You won’t escape this time,” said one of the guards,” said one of the guards.  “I think he’s right,” said Mammoth.  There was no escape.  

To be continued…

Adventures in Candy Land Chapter 5

              Adventures in Candy Land Chapter 5

The New Recruit

If you haven’t read chapter’s 1-4 you should read them before you read this chapter.


I don’t know about that because it’s too dangerous,” said Mammoth.  “He’ll keep attacking us until we’re not alive but dead, so we might as well keep looking for clues,” said Joe.  “Fine,” said Mammoth.  Then they started running to the candy house of clues but when they were halfway there they saw something moving in the distance suddenly they stopped.


They started creeping up on it until they saw the gigantic thing.  Then Joe accidently stepped on it’s tail and it turned around.  “DRAGON!,” yelled Joe, and they were off in a jiffy.  The Dragon started chasing them, and they were running as fast as could but the dragon was also running as fast as it could too they noticed they were ahead of the dragon by a lot.  Then they heard it making a loud noise.  They stopped and noticed that the dragon was bleeding.  They went back to help it and they noticed he got shot they pulled the bullet out and saw a symbol that had a piece of Licorice.  “Lord Licorice must have shot him,” said Joe.  They healed him by finding pieces of sticky candy because he is made out of candy and put it in the cut and  then they saw a gem on its head and they found a necklace and Mammoth  sent him off but what they didn’t notice was Lord Licorice in a tree in the distance.  


When they got to the candy house of clues they opened the door and saw somebody just standing there.  (Lord Licorice didn’t know about this person).  “Hi, what’s your name,” said Joe.  “My name is Jake.”  “Hi Jake, what are you doing here?”  Said Mammoth.  “I’m looking for clues and trying to defeat Lord Licorice,” said Jake.  “We are too,” said Joe.  “Do you want to help us,” said Mammoth.  “Sure,” said Jake.  “ I found a flashlight that has a symbol on it it looks like a door,” said Jake.  “Maybe we could shine all of the flashlights in 1 place and it will give us a big clue.


They shined all of the flashlights on a flat wall and there came a huge map.  “I wonder what it means,” said Joe.  “Whatever it means we should figure it out because there will be a good clue on where it leads,” said Mammoth. “Look the symbols on the flashlights are on the map and they lead to certain destinations.” Said Jake.  “They are in order in which we found them,” said Mammoth.  “Yeah, first we found a piece of licorice.  Joe was interrupted by Mammoth saying, we already found the destination of the piece of licorice, and we already used the other flashlight but we didn’t use the flashlight with the door on it so the map must lead to a door, but where is the door that the map is trying to lead us to?”  Said Mammoth. “We’re on the maps path right now,” said Jake.


They kept following the map until they were so close to the door that they thought it was right in front of them.  “Look, there is a lever on the wall,”said Mammoth.  They knocked on the door and there was no answer so they went in and immediately the door shuts behind them and it was locked and a millisecond later lights turn on and they jumped to their feet.
To be continued…

Digital Footprint #STUBC17 Week 7 Activity 2

Digital footprint



What is a digital footprint?  A Digital footprint is the information about a particular person that exists on the internet as a result of their online activity.  Whatever you do on the internet can be, seen by everyone and I mean everyone they can be seen by strangers, can be found and seen by other people, it can be copied and seen on paper, it can be passed on and known by other people. People’s digital footprint is private property.  Everybody has a digital footprint.  Facebook, and other things like that is a great way for people to learn more about you, so other people  can do things to try to learn more about you, and learn more about your digital footprint.


To learn more about digital footprint check out these videos from the blog challenge:



Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 4

Adventures in candy land chapter 4

The Lucky Escape

If you haven’t read parts 1,2, and 3 you won’t know what’s going on.


“This is terrible,” said Joe.   “Look,” said Mammoth.  They found a rock boat floating on the lava.  They were heading straight towards it.  Then they fell into it.  “At least we’re not dead,” said Mammoth.  Then they heard something from behind them and looked around to see rope falling behind them.  “That must’ve been the rope that was going to fall with us,” said Joe.  Meanwhile where Lord Licorice was he heard a bell.  “Oh, they must have fallen into the lava, but if they didn’t I’m going to send some guards after those chumps, and get them once and for all,” said Lord Licorice.  


When the guards came back they reported an empty cage stuck on the point, and the hungry gun missing, and guards lying on the floor dead of starvation.  “No, they probably escaped,” said Lord Licorice.  He checked the spy cameras.   “No, they’re on the rock boat close to escaping me,” said Lord Licorice.  He sent about 20 guards after them, and he sent 10 guards in the secret tunnel in case they get in there.  Meanwhile Joe and Mammoth were about to crash into a wooden wall.  When they did it was hollow, and Joe pushed it and part of the wall fell down. “A secret tunnel!, said Joe.


“Guards!, said Mammoth.  They escaped the guards by going into the tunnel and closed the door.  Then they got to a fork.  They heard guards coming both ways.  They quickly snuck into the left tunnel and pretended they were a statue.  When the guards passed by they started running the opposite direction.  Then Mammoth stepped onto a stick and it broke in half.  One guard said, “what was that?  The guards quickly came over to where they were so they pretended they were statues again.  They stopped right where they were and the guards were looking around, and 1 guard saw them and said, “I don’t remember this statue here.”  Just then both of them knew they were in trouble.


They took them and started carrying them back to Lord Licorice to see if he recognized them.   Mammoth saw a rock so he picked it up and put it where the guard was holding him and slipped out, and he did the same for Joe too.  They started running the opposite direction the guards did.  Until they got to another fork.  They went right this time.  While they were walking they heard guards say, “they escaped.  So they started running.  They saw a doorknob and they opened it. They knew the guards were getting closer because their voices were getting louder.


Then they came to 4 paths.  They went on 1 path and saw a door they opened and saw that they were back home.  The only problem was that they were stuck in the hole and heard the guards getting closer.  They jumped from the doorknob to the top of the hole and then hid so if the guards opened the door they wouldn’t see them. When the guards came they didn’t see them so they went back.  The guards went back and told Lord Licorice that they escaped.  “Don’t worry, I have a plan, said Lord Licorice.  Meanwhile it was nighttime when Mammoth and Joe got back to their house.  When they woke up in the morning Joe said to Mammoth,” we have to go back to the candy house of clues!


See, Think, Wonder, Machu Picchu


Name:  Ryder H.


Expedition Name Text Title
Machu Picchu Lost City


What do you SEE?

(Describe what you see using WOW words)

I saw lots of enormous, steep, turquoise, and really tall mountains.  I saw Maya religions, and how they made things in their country.  I saw houses made completely out of stone.  I saw Granite walls that fit perfectly together like puzzle pieces.  I saw tons of green trees with beautiful plants.

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 that the Maya country was only certain colors because all I saw outside was green, white, blue, and light brown.  Next I thought how long it took them to build the walls.  Last I thought that the Maya people were creative with their country, and made it unique.

What do you WONDER?

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

How long did it take to complete that granite wall?  Did the granite wall stand to bad storms and strong winds?  How many mountains are in the Maya country?

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)

I saw Granite walls that fit perfectly together in the expedition, that I can connect to the text because in the text it specifically says, “ But right here was the most beautiful stonework he had ever seen-huge stones cut so perfectly that not even a razor blade could be slipped between them.”

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 enhanced my understanding of the text because in the expedition I learned a lot about the Maya country and in the text the

Maya country was the lost city.

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?)

Did the Granite walls stand during floods, hurricanes, and high winds?


Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 3

Adventures In Candy Land Chapter 3

The Close Survival

If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 you should read them before reading this chapter.  Enjoy!


“Oh, no,” said Mammoth.  “We have to hide,” said Joe.  They started running, but then they got cornered by a wall.  “We’re done for,” said Mammoth. They started climbing the wall over

to the key.  They got it, and climbed over to the cage.  They opened the cage but then fell down into a deep hole.  Then they heard them put 5 layers of metal on top of them, and they saw a bomb drop into the hole.


The bomb was set for 10 minutes.  “We have to get out of here,” said Joe.  “Here’s your little friend too,”  said Lord Licorice.  “They’ll never know,”  said Lord Licorice.  “Never know what?”   Joe said in confusement.  “This mystery just keeps getting weirder, and weirder,” said Mammoth.  The bomb was now set for 9 min.  “I think I hear guards above us,” said Mammoth.  “I have an idea, we can dig a hole up to where the guards do then dig a hole and go inside and cover it up when the bomb explodes it will go up the whole, and knock down the guards then we escape,” said Joe.


They did Joe’s plan.  When the bomb exploded it knocked down the guards, and they escaped.  “Wow that was awesome,” said Mammoth as they were running.  Just then Joe tripped and tripped Mammoth.  The other person didn’t notice and kept running till they escaped.  Then Lord Licorice came, and captured them.  He put them in a cage and threw the key in the lava.  Then he put them hanging on a rope above lava and took a timer and when it ringed a knife would cut the rope and they would fall into the lava.


He set the timer for 48 hours.  “If you want to escape you should stop thinking about it, you are in the middle of a circle with no way to get out, but if somehow you do escape the lava there are guards surrounding you, but if you want to escape good luck you have 2 days,” said Lord Licorice.  Then he was off.  “We’ll have to think of a plan,” said Mammoth.  Then Joe looked up and saw all Lord Licorces creations, he hated Lord Licorice so he threw a stone at 1 of his inventions, but he accidently threw it too hard and it knocked it over, and it fell into his hands.


It said,” The hungry gun.” He read the instructions and they said,” Shoot somebody with it and they will get so hungry they can’t help it.”  Just then an idea went to Mammoth’s mind.  “ I Have an idea, we can shoot all the guards with the hungry gun and they will go away to try to get something to eat then we will shake the cage and it will break on that point and we will fall out and escape,” said Joe.  “Let’s wait til midnight,”  said Mammoth.  Mammoth said this because he knew guards would switch, and the guards on duty in the day would be asleep, so if they escaped and the guards saw them they wouldn’t have much help and it would be easier to escape.


They looked up the clock.  “Hey Mammoth, we only have 20 hours left,” said Joe.  “Don’t worry we have 3 hours til midnight.  3 hours passed by and Mammoth saw the guards switching.  “Ok, let’s wait til they’re all in position, then we’ll escape,” said Mammoth.  When all the guards were in position Joe began shooting them with the hungry gun.  They heard complaints saying, “Why do we have to starve just because of these stupid kids?”  “I’m so hungry.”  Then they all ran to eat.  “Now,” said Mammoth. They started shaking the cage, until it reached the point and it broke the cage, but they didn’t jump out in time and they started falling down to the lava.


To be continued…


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