The kids are making stories with their spelling words. I’ll write out Amie’s as she wrote it in her notebook. James dictated his to me.
The Great Dribbler in Basketball – by James
One time, there was a boy named Jason. He loved baseball. Only his dad wasn’t a baseball fan, he was a basketball fan. One day, they were walking down the street eating bananas. They saw this basketball court with a basketball, so his dad started running toward the basketball court. He started practicing his dribbling, when his son got out his baseball bat. His dad dribbled and threw the basketball and the boy hit the basketball with his bat. Then they made a deal with the mayor. They said to him, “We’ve made up a new game named basebasket. You dribble the basketball, then throw it. Someone else tries to hit it with a baseball bat and get it in the hoop.” They went to a restaurant and got peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and met someone named Jam who loved baseball AND basketball. They told him about basebasket and he said he thought it would be fun. When they were done with their sandwiches, all three of them went out. They saw a beautiful girl who had a bead necklace and a braid in her hair and a bright pink dress. The boy said, “Would you like to watch my dad and someone named Jam play basebasket? It’s a game we made up.” She said, “I would love to.” and sat down. The boy gave Jam his baseball bat and his dad started dribbling the basketball and threw it at him. He swung the bat and hit the ball and the ball went right through the middle of the basketball hoop. Then they went back and had some more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and this time they also got lemonade and ice cream.
Soy – by Amie
One day, a little boy named Soy was walking down the street joyfuly in Chicago to Church after school and found a coin and herd a lot of noise. His frend Flower was in trouble. She was kidnaped by a man called Bow (long o sound.) Soy was mad at Bow. He found some flour in a town at a House. In the home of Bow and Bowed (OW! sound) and threw the Flour. Soy had Saved the day!