Continue Our Story…….

As school came to an end we were writing fairy tales and folk tales…. help us continue this story by adding to it.  Perhaps the sharks arrive, pirates take them aboard a ship,  they are washed out to sea to a deserted island or another adventure awaits them…..Perhaps they are sweep away to the Gold Coast, Saltburn by the Sea, Hilo, Spain, Jamaica or Italy……. What do you think will happen to the young travelers as they explore the ocean?

Once upon a time in the month of June there was two young boys who waited weeks to go to _____________ beach when  school was out. They packed their gear and climbed aboard a __________ to make the journey of  many miles and long hours with the excitement of a long awaited trip.  Chatter could be heard along with “Are we there yet?”  Arriving at the final destination they quickly got prepared for the trip down to the Atlantic Ocean.  They crossed sand dunes with long pieces of grass sticking up and big and small footprints could be seen in the deep, yellow-white sands.

When they walked a little further  the ocean waves called to them to” come  closer.”  So the two  eager young boys journeyed across the hot desert with a few stops along the way.  Others had journeyed there ahead of them and  screaming and laughter could be heard at every turn.  Someone had built a  a moat, another  built a castle with a drawbridge, others gathered shells in buckets and each time the two young travelers stopped to add more to the scene .   The others were all sizes from tiny infants to giants as tall as a building with their shadows looming over the small ones crawling, jumping, running around the castles.  Joyful laughing and the splashing of water was close by.  Some sat under big colorful umbrellas while others laid on colorful blankets scattered across the sands.  Water had gathered in the center of the desert and one small person lay on his belly kicking and laughing in the wet sand and water while other small ones continued to pile wet sand around the edges.   Soon the ocean was calling again and the  eager, young travelers set forth to continue on the journey across the hot sands.

Once they reached the edge of the sand, the giant waves crashed into the boys knocking them down………

Land of Extremes- Colombia, South America

This time we went to South America for an Adventure in Colombia.

Colombia, South America

They have gold and I love gold. So I want to go to Colombia.  They dance so good.  I want to learn how to dance like they did.  They have really, really long dresses, they don’t even trip over their dresses.  They danced barefoot in Colombia.  I think that is AWESOME!  They even have snow-topped volcanoes.  That’s AWESOME to because you think volcanoes are hot and would melt the snow.

Amanda- 2nd grade

Colombia, SA

It has 10% of the world’s animal population.  It has the 2nd longest river in the world.  If stretched out it would go a long way around the world.  They have a great soccer player.  They speak English and Spanish.  The Amazon River is the 2nd longest river and the Amazon Rainforest is there.

Charlie- 2nd grade

Colombia, SA

Shakira gets paid at a music concert and builds schools for kids in Colombia.  The volcanoes are so high up they have snow on them.  They have many diverse animals in Colombia. They have gold.  They learn French, Spanish and English in their schools.

2nd grade –

Colombia, SA-

The children wear uniforms to school.  They have lots of flowers and sell them to the United States.  They have flower farms and the ladies work there putting flowers together.  The flag is red, yellow and blue.

Conor- 2nd grade



We began our journey in the Amazon (home for 10 % of all the animals in the world); we continued and arrived where the beaches of Atlantic and Pacific Ocean are. We learned that Colombia is the only country to border two oceans in South America.   We kept going and flew on top of the snow covered volcanoes and the peaks of the Mountains of the Andes. When we passed over the grasslands, the students were able to appreciate the beautiful sunsets that would illuminate the birds’ way home. Finally, we came to the desert and admired the diversity of colors of the sand and were delighted with its’ musical rhythms.

The country is full of hard-working people who help in the manufacture of export products, for example: coffee, gold, emeralds, banana, flowers and more.  Colombia has many natural resources but it’s people are it’s main asset.




Flat Selves travel — Journey 2


Wonder what adventure awaits our Flat Selves as they travel again?

This time they will visit with Mrs. Fraher and students at Peralta Trail Elementary,  which is  nestled in the foothills of the famed Superstition Mountains.  These mysterious mountains shadow their community, Gold Canyon, Arizona.

How many miles is it to Gold Canyon, Arizona?

What kinds of animals and plants will they see?

Will it be anything like North Carolina?

Can they find that mysterious Roadrunner creature?

What will they get into in Arizona?