June Student Writing Gallery!

June 26, 2014 | 826 Blog Post

This year, we’ll be posting 8 new, exciting pieces of student writing on the 26th of the month (Get it?). Each month will be curated by our staff. Our aim is to give you an entertaining and fair sampling from our many programs.

JUNE 2014!

* Field Trips *

Ms. Faison’s Third Grade Class from Mitchell Elementary, Ann Arbor
Team: Loud Talking Crazy Super Pizzas
Life-Sized Poetry Board Game
“Ode to a Dolphin”

You jump out of the water to catch air
or to catch the moon
or to catch the planets
You swim like the waves of the ocean
or like a golden whale
or like a poem.

Ms. Keefe’s Third Grade Class from Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti
Team: Ova the Six-Armed Lego Guy
Life-Sized Poetry Board Game
“Hairy Giant”

He hides in the woods
Because he doesn’t like people.
Massive, hairy, stinky legs
That go silently among the leaves at night.
Crunch, crunch
Shimmy, shimmy

He’s very nice, actually.
He’s hiding because he’s scared
‘Cuz people want to catch him.
So he moved away from his friends
and lives alone in this cave
fighting off bears. He is a hairy and stinky giant.

Khariell Logwood
Grade 6, Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti
Strange Mysteries!
“Letter to Dr. Blotch”

Dear Dr. Blotch,

I’m sorry you lost your diary.  I think Meowrie Curie took the diary.

For one thing, she doesn’t like you.  She thinks you stole all her ideas and she acts like you are the worst person ever.  Like she hates you and she said she has looked through your diary before.

She said there were times when you would go home and leave her there, at the lab, to work by herself, but you left your diary there.  She knew where it was.

Meowrie Curie hates you and that’s the reason I think Meowrie Curie took your diary.   I want to know how she knows if you write her so called “ideas” in your diary or not.  She claims she hasn’t been to France.

Sincerely Yours,

Makya Choate
Grade 6, Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti
Strange Mysteries!
“Letter to Dr. Blotch”

Dear Dr. Blotch,

I am very sorry to hear that somebody stole your diary.

I think I know who stole your diary.  I think that Meowrie Curie stole your diary.   She seems a very suspicious person.

I think she’s the one who stole your diary while you were in the south of France. I think she stole it because she doesn’t like Dr. Blotch. She also said that Dr. Blotch steals her ideas, so she probably wanted revenge.  She probably took it because she didn’t want Dr. Blotch getting all the credit for her “ideas.” Plus, she said she’s been traveling. So, she probably traveled to the south of France.

She also said that she would take it if Dr. Blotch needed it taken to her. So, in the process of doing that, she could’ve just taken it instead of taking it to Dr. Blotch.

For her punishment, she should have all her spaceships taken away from her.  And she shouldn’t be able to travel for a while.

Sincerely Yours,

Personnel File
Name:  Makya Choate
My full name is Makya Destiny Choate. I was born on September 20th, 2001. I’m twelve years old. I live in Ypsilanti, MI.  I go to Erickson Elementary and I’m in the sixth grade. I have two sisters.  And my favorite animal is a dolphin.

December McClay
Grade 6, Erickson Elementary, Ypsilanti
Strange Mysteries!
“Letter to Dr. Blotch”

Dear Dr. Blotch,

I feel bad that you lost your diary and it was stolen.

I don’t think that anyone stole it. I think you misplaced it.

You might have misplaced it when you went out to eat. The people told us you did not know your diary was stolen.

I think that Stephan Spielbergo just found out when we were talking.  Meowrie Curie said that you stole her idea and that was not fair. Kaleigh Cat-Blotch is too shy to steal from you.


Personnel File
Name: December McClay
I am thirteen years old. I’m nice. Sometimes when mean people are mean to me, I’m a good friend. I like to help people. I like football and basketball. I have cute things and my best friend is Martajia.

* Wee-Bots *

Ewan Lemens
Age 8
“The Book Box”

One day George found a strange, old, and dirty box in his attic. He opened it. He saw a bunch of books. “Wow!” he said. “I’ve never seen this many books in my life! I wonder what I should do with them. Ah, I should give them to my friends and family!” First, he gave some to his mom, dad, and sister. Then he gave the rest to his friends, but there were even more books! Then, he took the rest of the books and made a library. The town thought it was a marvelous idea and it worked and he lived happily ever after.

James Barde
Age 6
“The Magic Box”

One day I found a magic box that had everything. But it didn’t have snacks. It only had apples, but not many other snacks. I found a thousand boxes but don’t forget about the magic box. One day a bad guy took my boxes but when he looked in the box he didn’t find anything.

* Drop-in Tutoring on Liberty Street *

Bayan Farha
Age 10, Carpenter Elementary, Ann Arbor
“Best Day Ever”

So today is going to be perfect. Michigan football won their game. So then Denard Robinson came over and asked, “Want to play football?” So we played football and then he followed me on Instagram. Then I posted a picture of me and him.

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