After writing paragraphs about our newly created vacation destinations, it was time to travel there. Assignment #3 had the students visit their Backwards Lands, and write a short story in the form of a postcard about their adventures there. They first had to map out their story with a clear beginning, middle, and end. They had to make sure that their adventures matched their original paragraphs. Then they wrote the final copy on an extra large 8x10 postcard, complete with address and stamp! They all turned out fantastic!
Meghna (3rd grade) journeyed to Ogeid Nas (San Diego backwards). In her paragraph, she described it as an exciting island with many fun activities year round. So, appropriately, she wrote to her friend Laura and described all the fun she was having:
Hi! You should have come with me to Ogeid Nas!
It has so many things to do, like boating, fishing, weaving, and making jewelry. I love to swim on the shores of the beach and go boating to see the beautiful island views. There is so much to do that I just don't know if I can do it in one week. I will probably come again next year because this is so much fun. It is so hot, perfect for the middle of July. There is an ice cream shop on the beach, and every day I go and get some ice cream. After that, I go for a swim. Everyone on the island always gets ice cream before they go for a swim. It just makes the water more pleasant. My cabin has bunk beds and a computer.
You should come with me next time I go.
Haley (3rd grade) also had a fabulous vacation. She traveled to Saxet (Texas backwards). Since her place reminded us of a saxaphone, she made her place a very musical town where a famous teaching musician lives. Here is her adventure!
Dear Mom and Dad,
I'm here at musical Saxet! Thanks for sending me here. I just unpacked so I'm going out to lunch. I tripped on my way here, but I'm okay.
The first day, I learned how to play the saxaphone. You'll never believe who taught me..... Finnigan! Finnigan is a really famous music player. It was hard at first, but then I got the hang of it. Then he asked me to join his concert! I said YES! It was an awesome concert.
I decided to go here one to two times a year to see my BFF, Finnigan!
Kristin (5th grade) sent herself to summer camp in Amohalko (Oklahoma backwards.) She added the extra touch of giving herself quite a unique voice in her story. You'll see what I mean!
Dear Mom and Dad,
I just wanted to say thanks for sending me to this awesome camp in Amohalko for a whole week!
The bus ride here was totally not awesome though! The entire ride was filled with the sounds of homesick crybabies and cheesy camp songs. UGH! When we got to the hotel, I got a complimentary bar of soap. Woo hoo! We settled in nicely though, and got started on an awesome trek up the side of the valley. We saw tons of awesome animals that we even got to pet! Luckily, my cabin mates are pretty awesome.
The next morning we woke up to the sound of awesome trumpets. Then, we had an awesome breakfast and we set out! However, our planned hike was totally ruined with rain! Totally NOT AWESOME! We headed back inside and had some awesome hot cocoa. We watched the lake flood and the flying fish panic. When the rain finally stopped, we hopped in our rain gear and splashed in puddles. Awesome! There were a couple complaints from the counselors saying that I say "awesome" too much, which I don't get at all.
Overall, I'm having a totally awesome time at camp! I'm totally coming back next year!
Your awesome daughter,
I think these postcards turned out totally awesome-I mean, incredibly fantastic!