This is George. He is a good little monkey and always curious. One day George and the man with the yellow hat were walking around the city. They saw a big uppercase Y hidden in the trees. They started walking closer to it. Ten seconds later, angry birds flew through the sky and attacked them. George was so scared that he climbed up the tree. He saw the slingshot and jumped on it. The slingshot shot him all the way to Loch Lomond School. He banged into the white brick.
After a few minutes, he felt better. He looked everywhere and then he found a door. He opened the door. He saw Mr. Nowak going to Mrs. Dominick’s classroom. George was curious. George followed Mr. Nowak. Mr. Nowak was telling the class to do painting. One minute later… they started painting. George opened the door. He looked around the classroom and accidentally knocked into a desk. He dropped everything. George ran like a maniac out the door.
Next, he heard music. He followed the music and it led him to Ms. Miller’s class. He grabbed the door and opened it. Mrs. Taylor looked at him and said, “George, do you want to play the tambourine?” George said, “Yes.” He played with the tambourine. Suddenly, there was a big commotion so George ran away.
He found the cafeteria and went in. They forgot to close the place where you pick up your food, so George went in. He found a knife and some sausages. He chopped the sausages into smithereens. George ate all the little pieces.
Mrs. Werle came into the cafeteria and said, “George, please come into my office.” Mrs. Werle asked George, “Can you clean up my office, please?” George said, “Yes” and he cleaned up her desk. At the end of the day, the man with the yellow hat was waiting outside the school. They went in their car and drove away to their house.
~Written by Joshua
This is George. He is a good little monkey and always curious. One day the man with the yellow hat won a motorcycle. George asked the man with the yellow hat if they could go to Loch Lomond School. The man with the yellow hat said. “Yes, let’s go there right now.” So, they rode the motorcycle to Loch Lomond.
When they got there, George went into the school. George saw Mrs. Wright’s class. He followed them to their classroom. They were correcting their problem of the day. George wanted to help. He got a pencil and a green journal off someone’s desk and wrote in it. Then that person said, “HEY!” George got scared and he dashed out of the room.
He ended up at P.E. He went in the gym. He saw people doing rotations. He wanted to do something, too. He went in the closet and got everything out of the closet. Then Mr. C. said loudly, “WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED HERE?” George got scared and ran out of the P.E. room and ended up at Art.
Then he went in the art room and he saw everybody painting. George wanted to paint, too. He painted on the walls. When Mr. Nowak came, he asked, “What happened?” The class shrugged. When George heard Mr. Nowak, George gasped. Then he got a sponge and cleaned the walls.
When George was done, the bell for dismissal rang. George went outside and he saw the man with the yellow hat. Then they both went home on the motorcycle. George had lots of fun at Loch Lomond.
~Written by Josehin
This is George. He is a good little monkey and always curious. One day George went to the airport. George and the man in the yellow hat were going to New York City. While they were on the plane, George saw a school. It was Loch Lomond School. He grabbed a parachute. He jumped out the door of the airplane. He ventured through the sky. George opened his parachute. When he reached the ground, he tumbled on to the school roof. George climbed down and he went in the school.
He went to the office. He asked where room 209 was. He knocked on the door. Mrs. Wright was there so George went in the room. He saw Mrs. Wright’s class moving desks for music. He moved some and they fell over onto the floor. All the stuff from the desks fell out. Meanwhile… the man with the yellow hat got a call from the school. They told him that George had come to school. The man with the yellow hat gasped! He knew George had jumped out of the plane, but he did not know why.
Back at school, George had to clean up the mess he had made in Mrs. Wright’s classroom. George felt sad, so he cleaned up the mess from the desks. Then he slowly trudged out of the room. George saw Ms. Miley’s class playing volleyball. George wanted to play, so he grabbed the ball. He backed up and threw the ball. It hit the window, broke it and bounced and hit Mr. C. Mr. C fell on the floor and passed out! Mr. C. was taken to the nurse.
George got scared and ran away. He ran to the Art room. He walked in the room and nobody was there. Then he heard a class coming down the hall. He hid in a cabinet. George came out and the class was painting. George sat down and painted, but he got the paint all over everyone at his table. Mr. Nowak told George to clean up the mess and then to go home. George cleaned up the mess. Then he got on a bus to go to New York City to meet the man with the yellow hat.
~Written by Gabriella
This is George. He is a good little monkey and always curious. One day George and the man with the yellow hat went to the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. George was excited when they entered the museum because he saw the gigantic elephant that was in the lobby. It reminded him of the elephants in the jungle where George once lived.
Then George and the man with the yellow hat went to see the dinosaurs. George saw the T-Rex, and hidden in a corner, George saw a box labeled, “CAUTION, time machine.” He was curious. George pushed a button on the time machine and suddenly, a live T-Rex came out of the box. George leaped on the T-Rex and he rode it to Loch Lomond School.
George had never been to a school so he was curious. George put the T-Rex in the bike parking area and tied him up at the bike rack. George walked to the front door and came into the school. George saw a yellow ball rolling on the floor. Suddenly a tall boy dashed out of a door and grabbed the ball. George was curious.
A tall tale written with love especially for Mrs. Blaemire’s 4th grade students.
On Thursday at Loch Lomond School all the 4th grade students had to take their reading SOL. Everyone was nervous but they knew they had worked hard all year.
When they arrived at school, a breakfast banquet was set up in the cafeteria. The pancakes were stacked 50 feet high. The bacon was in a pan as large as the table. There was 100 gallons of syrup for the pancakes. What everyone did not know was that the syrup contained a magic potion that would enable all the students who had worked hard this year to get Passed Advance on their test.
When they went back to the classroom, all the students got ready for the test. When they logged into the computer, everyone gasped because there were 5,000 questions to answer! The students were undaunted and they immediately set to work.
All the strategies they had learned this year popped into their heads. They knew all the answers. It took only a short time to answer all 5,000 questions.
When the students found out their scores, everyone earned a Passed Advance. They celebrated with a huge party. Mrs. Werle bought 2,000 pizzas, 500 bottles of juice and 2,200 cupcakes. They decided that the SOLs were not so bad after all.
On Wednesday night, my dad and I went to Billy Beez. I went to the ball room to play with Jay, another friend. We battled dad and an enemy. That is when the epic adventure began.
Jay was going to get some balls but to his surprise 100 balls discharged from the ball tubes. The balls blasted Jay. We knew it was the enemy.
Once we could get some rest I ventured down to floor 1. I slid on some balls, accidentally making a ball tidal wave that covered the entire mall!
I chased the enemy to the huge slide. He went down the slide, flew to Asia and came back! It was a wild night at Billy Beez. I asked my dad if we could come back. He answered, “Yes.” It was a night with a lot of commotion.
A tall tale written by Will
0ne day my Mom, Dad and my brothers went to Wal-Mart. I bought 10,000,000 bottles of water. I went to my house. I drank 5,000,000 bottles of water.
I felt sick! My belly was as big as a giant balloon. My brothers tapped on my belly and it exploded! I was in 1,000 pieces.
My mom picked up all the pieces and put me in the recycle bin.
A tall tale written by Marvin
Blackbeard was a famous pirate who stole loot from other ships. His real name was Edward Teach. He was born in Bristol, England, around 1680. No one knows very much about Blackbeard’s early life.
He got his ship by stealing other ships. He got his ship by taking command of a large captured French ship. He renamed his ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. He said his ship back and forth across the Southern Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
He got the name Blackbeard because of his long, black beard that had black ribbons tied in it. His ship’s flag had a person stabbing a heart and an hourglass. The hourglass showed that the victim only had a short time to live or a short time before Blackbeard would attack.
Blackbeard died on November 22, 1718, in a battle with Maynard’s ships. He was shot five times and then they threw him in the ocean.
It was fun learning about Blackbeard.
~Written by Jayden
Jane Goodall is a famous scientist who studied the chimpanzees in Africa. She was born in London, England on April 3, 1934. Her father gave Jane a toy chimpanzee when she was one years old. She named it Jubilee and she still has Jubilee.
Once when Jane was a little girl she watched a chicken for five hours waiting for it to lay an egg. Her family called the police because they thought she was missing. Jane loved books about animals and Africa, especially the stories of Dr. Doolittle and Tarzan.
Jane moved to Africa when she was an adult. She studied the chimpanzees and she learned that chimpanzees use tools and eat meat. Jane Goodall got in trouble from other scientists because she named the chimps.
Jane Goodall is still alive. She travels and talks to people about saving the chimpanzees. She still visits her home in Africa.
~written by Katrina
The Japanese Giant Salamander looks like a weird looking alligator and frog. They can be five feet long. They have flat bodies that are yellowish-brown, reddish-brown or black. They only live in Japan.
They eat fish, bugs, crabs, mice and frogs. Female salamanders lay about 400-500 eggs. They do not see well but they have small sensory bumps on their head. I used to be scared of salamanders, but they only live in Japan and I live in Virginia.
~Written by Joshua
Naked mole rats are rodents that spend all their lives in underground burrows in the dark. They live in Africa. A naked mole rat is three inches long. I always thought naked mole rats were one foot long.
They have grayish-pink wrinkled skin.The queen is not born being a queen. She has to fight her way to the top. They also have soldiers and worker mole rates. Naked mole rates eat tubers and roots. Naked mole rats are not moles or rats. I like the naked mole rats because I think they are cute.
~Written by Gabriella
Puffins spend most of their life on the open ocean. They have back bodies with white bellies and they also have white faces with colorful beaks. They live along the North Atlantic and North Pacific shorelines and in the Arctic.
They eat fish, krill and squid. They use their feet as a rudder. Their beaks meet at different angles to help them carry fish. Puffins wings flap 400 times per minute and they can fly 90 km an hour! Puffins are very cute.
~Written by Will
The Goliath bird-eating spider is the biggest spider in the world. Goliath bird-eating spiders eat insects, rodents, bats, snakes and lizards. Some of their adaptations are they make a hissing noise to tell their enemies to leave them alone. Some fun facts are they have one inch long fangs and they also lay up to 200 eggs.
Goliath bird-eating spiders can be more than 12 inches long. They can be dark or light brown and they have dark stripes on their legs. They live in burrows in the northern part of South America. It was fun to learn about Goliath bird-eating spiders.
~Written by Melany
A desert tortoise is a reptile. Desert tortoises can grow to be ten to to twelve inches long. They can weigh eight to fifteen pounds. Their shells can be greenish tan to brown. They dig pits in the soil to catch rainwater. Their flat, heavy front legs and very long nails help them dig burrows.
A female desert tortoise will lay 4 to 8 ping-pong sized eggs at one time. An adult desert tortoise can survive a year without water. They live in burrows in the Mexican desert, southwestern deserts of the United States and northwestern Mexico.
They eat freshly fallen leaves, tree fruit, flowers, succulents, grasses, shrubs and woody vines. Desert tortoises were fun to learn about.
~Written by Jayden
Tarantulas are huge, hairy spiders that have fangs. Some tarantulas are colorful. They can be red, blue, orange and yellow. They can grow up to twelve inches long and they have eight eyes.
Tarantulas are found in the rain forests of South and Central America. They eat bats, mice, lizards, insects, frogs and small snakes. Their hair can sense heat, cold and things that move. Their legs have little claws.
Tarantulas are said to have a nutty taste like peanut butter when they are eaten by people. More than fifty kinds of tarantulas live in the United States. Tarantulas are amazing creatures.
~Written by Asiel