Sally, by students in Ms. Kent’s class, Spring 2020.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Sally. Sally Hensen was her full name. Sally lived on a farm until she was 12.

Sally Hensen was a very nice, kind, and generous girl. When she was in first grade, she would always share her snack with her classmates (which she wasn’t supposed to do).

When she got older she shared even more and more; she shared even more than her snacks. Every month she would go with her mom to go to the clothing donation with her mom to donate some clothes to the homeless.

On the day she was told she was moving, she was excited and scared and she was going to live with her cousins in Cornelia Town. Her parents couldn’t move because there was too much work on the farm.

“Dragon the Dragon Makes a Friend” by Salma

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Dragon the dragon was alone in the Enchanted Forest and felt a bit sad about it. He didn’t have any friends right then because he’d just arrived there. Before he came to the Enchanted Forest he lived in Dragon Space World with his family. It was pretty much a regular home. He left Dragon Space World to explore, but got lost along the way and now he couldn’t find his way home.

Before now, Dragon hadn’t ever left his home, so he found it hard to get back straight away.

Dragon was exploring the Enchanted Forest when he bumped into another dragon. He was so surprised!

“Ouch!” they both said at the same time.

“Hello,” said Dragon the dragon.

“Hello!” said the other dragon.

“My name is Blaze.”

“My name is Dragon,” said Dragon. “Are you new here as well?”

“I have been here for my whole life!” said Blaze.

“Wow!” said Dragon the dragon.

“I am new here and I’m trying to find my way back home.”

“Where do you live?” asked Blaze.

“I’m from Dragon Space World. It’s in space.”

“Actually, I think I know the way to the Dragon World!” said Blaze.

Dragon the dragon was very happy to hear this. He flew around with joy.

“It’s very far away,” warned Blaze. “It will take at least four days to get there!”

Blaze had a very, very old car that they were going to use to get to Dragon World. The car was green and rusty with a lot of scratches. Even though it was old, the car could fly through space, but you had to drive it for four whole days before it would fly.

Dragon and Blaze got to Blaze’s house to pack up for their trip. Blaze packed two toothbrushes, one tent, some money ($50), two pairs of shoes, and two jackets. Luckily Dragon the dragon had a bunch of food, so they packed that too.

They made a couple of gas station stops along the way to buy more food and for bathroom breaks. As the drive went on Dragon and Blaze became better friends.

First they started driving, and then they started asking questions to get to know each other.

Dragon asked, “What’s your favourite colour and favourite food?”

Blaze said, “My favourite colour is green, that’s why I picked this old car that’s green!”

Dragon told Blaze that his favourite colour was red.

After driving for four whole days Blaze pushed a button on the car and the space feature opened. They were flying in space! Once they were in space it only took two minutes to get to Dragon Space World.

When they landed, Dragon ran back to his home. He went up to his parents and gave them a big hug. He was so happy. Blaze said goodbye and went back to the Enchanted Forest. Blaze said that he would always come back and visit Dragon in the Dragon Space World. Dragon knew he’d made a friend in Blaze and he didn’t feel so lonely anymore.

“Toothpaste To Be Nice To Da Shark” by Naaneka & Justin

Once there was a cloud world where flying squids lived. In this cloud world, there was a beach made of ice cream sandwiches. The flying squids loved to swim in the blue clouds surrounding the beach.

One day at the beach, Squidson Washington III and their friends had taken lollipops off their sticks to play with them like beach balls.

All of a sudden, a cloud plane was about to crash into the beach!

“Everyone get out of the way!” Squidson yelled. “There’s a plane coming!”

Squidson and all their friends jumped into the clouds to start swimming. The cloud plane crashed into the beach and turned into more ice cream sandwiches.

As Squidson was swimming away from the crash, a magic tree below made Squidson’s brain switch with Drago, their Dragon-fox frenemy from the enchanted forest below!

At that moment, Drago was flying through the sky in a game of fox-dragon tag, which was like hide and seek mixed with tag, high above the treeline (the dragons used clouds to hide from each other). Drago was chasing another fox dragon when they suddenly found themselves transported into Squidson’s body.

For both of them, it was a very weird feeling.

Suddenly, in the cloud ocean, a baby shark came towards Squidson and their friends. Usually, Squidson was afraid of baby sharks, but Drago as Squidson was not, they released their special ink that was like blue toothpaste at the shark, which made the baby shark’s teeth clean and beautiful. This was important because the shark had a thousand teeth!

Just then, Squidson was having a very difficult time flying in Drago’s body. They were used to flying as themselves. They crashed into the squid cloud ocean and into Drago as Squidson. When Drago crashed into Squidson they both returned to their regular bodies. Everything went back to normal, except now the baby shark had very, very clean teeth.