Your class will be writing ONE group paragraph(s) for the story (not each student). The first class will write the intro paragraph(s). Then the next class will read the paragraph(s) and decide how they want to continue the story. This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and gives the story a title. Your paragraph(s) will be typed onto this Wiki page. You will also need to send (email as .jpg) the 3 pictures to your Teacher Leader. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote.

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Please add your information to the chart. This way your classes can "see" where the story is traveling and have a chance to actually "meet" some of the students who collaborate on their story.


Teacher Leader: Ann Oro

Teacher
Grade
Contact Information
School
Location
Due Date
Check When Finished
Ann Oro
(Class 2)
4
annoro@mac.com
Skype: SMSCranford
Saint Michael School
Cranford, NJ
October 29
x
Jess Miller
(Class 3)
4th
millerj@mlbgsd.k12.pa.us
skype: JessMiller2580
Lenkerville Elementary
Millersburg, PA
November 5
x
Stacey Hodges
(Noel HR)
3rd
stacey.hodges@zacharyschools.org
Skype:
Zachary Elementary
Zachary, LA
November 12
x
Maria Garza
(Class 1)
4
magarza@cps.edu
Sandoval Elementary
Chicago, IL
November 19
X
Sarah Shannon
4
sshannon@krtams.org
KAS
Khartoum, Sudan
December 3
x

The Mystery of the Candy Crystal



Start your story here:
On planet Candy World there was a Gummy Bear Army. They were all different colors and the chief is really crazy. He had a problem because once upon a time a boy ate his toe because he was so yummy. There was a robot name Lophalee who was gray, tall, fluffy, and cuddly with a muffin hat. They are trying to get the candy crystal from the Candy King. The Candy King is a mean, short, fat man who keeps his candy crystal secret because it has a magic power that can make you young again and tasty. He doesn't want them to get it. He lives in a pie castle where he keeps all of his secrets. On top of all these problems, Candy World is in grave danger because children are trying to get there and eat all the candy. They heard about this world in a book and they’ve been trying to find it for hundreds of years.

It turned out that the kids were hearing this story at the Yummy Gummy Library in Millersburg, PA. The librarian Miss Jane, had been reading the story to kids for years and years. What no one realized was that she was actually a secret agent for the Gummy Bear Army. Miss Jane has been reporting back to Lophalee and Crazy Chief on her progress for hundreds of years. Miss Jane says that the kids are more excited than ever to find the Candy Crystal and are planning to eat their way through Candy World until they find the Candy Crystal. One afternoon, Miss Jane had to go to a meeting and while she was gone, the kids found the book, turned to the very last page, and were sucked in to a secret portal that took them directly to Candy World!

When the children reach Candy World, they land on a mountain of rainbow gumballs then tumble down the side of the gooey mountain and fall into a milk chocolate river. The kids can't believe it--Candy World really does exist! As far as they could see, there was candy. Out in the distance the kids notice a candy apple forest. In the middle of the forest on top of the tallest gumdrop mountain, there is a scrumptious looking palace covered with meringue. This must be the Candy King's Pie Castle. They decide to make the long journey up the mountain to the castle to seize the candy crystal. But just as they are climbing out of the river, the Gummy Bear army...

…attacked them with their Gummy swords. One of the girls got a Gummy sword and ate it! Then the Gummy Bear Army ran away from the boys and girls but they came back with a bigger army of Gummy soldiers. Jennifer, Jenny, and Paola said “Oh no!” To everyone’s surprise, the kids’ teacher, Miss Mendez, ate all the Gummy soldiers! The kids still managed to steal the Candy Crystal but they could not find a way out of the book. They were scared they might be stuck there forever! Then they saw a house made of delicious milky Hershey chocolate. They entered through the peanut-caramel door and started eating the house! All of a sudden, the Librarian appeared and said “How did you get here?” The kids went silent for 10 seconds, looked at each other then ran as fast as they could, while Jenny was running and holding onto the Candy Crystal with all her strength. Except for Edgar, who was so nervous he ran into the librarian himself! But what Edgar didn’t realize was that the librarian had the book in her hands and when he ran into her, the portal back to the library opened…

All of the children, including their teacher Miss Mendez, were sucked back into the portal. They found themselves zapped back to the Yummy Gummy Library. Back in the library, the book suddenly closes and explodes into a pile of candy. To this day, you can still see the candy crystal on display in the Yummy Gummy Library's display case. Unfortunately, Miss Jane was never seen again, but as the story goes, she lived out her days as the Commander of the Gummy Bear Army.