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.

Please visit the Instructions Page for more information.

If you would like to share any contact information please feel free to add it to the chart. This way your classes have a chance to actually "meet" some of the students that collaborate on their story.

Please feel free to make corrections to your name/school/location or add the names of teachers if you are working with someone on this project.

Teacher Leader: Tina Dahlby

Contact Information
Due Date
Check When Finished
Carla Civita-Garcia (Class 2)
carlacivita (Skype)
Trinity School
Atlanta, Ga, USA
April 2
Tina Dahlby
tinadahlby (twitter)
classroom blog:
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
April 9

Mark Welch
Bell Elementary
Papillion, NE USA
April 16

Mark Edwards
twitter=medwards202, Skype=mredwardsclass
Website= blog=
Greenbriar Elementary
Northbrook, Il USA
April 23

Ellen Farmer (Class 1)
Twitter: username: outinthecountry
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Lexington, SC, USA
April 30

Title (Given by the last class): “Lost in Transylvania”

Start your story here:

Once upon a time there were two children Beatrice and Dequavis. They were on vacation in Transylvania and looking for the beach. Beatrice asked Fuppi, their talking squirrel for directions and he said:
“You must go over the river and through the woods to get to the beach”
They were looking and looking for the beach, but they couldn’t find it. Finally, they found a huge mansion and as they reached the door, they found a sombrero and a Jewish necklace. They decided to put them on and as they did, the mansion’s door opened. Once they were in, they couldn’t believe their eyes…

There was a pile of money as tall as a giraffe with expensive and rare items. There were gold bars, diamonds, rubies, pearls and expensive cologne.
“We’re RICH! We’re RICH!” yelled Dequavis.
“This is better than when Grandma won Bingo!” exclaimed Beatrice. “Let’s get the stuff and get out of here!”
Beatrice and Dequavis run and jump into the pile of riches as Fuppi yells “STOP! That doesn’t belong to us!” The two kids ignored Fuppi and continued on.
Suddenly, they hear a rumbling, cracking noise. It was like they were surrounded by fireworks. They feel wind rushing past their faces and bugs become stuck in their teeth as the floor opened beneath them. There was too much weight and it overpowered the floor. They felt as if gravity suddenly disappeared.
The two kids screamed in an epic way, “AAAAHHHH!”
Fuppi yells “I told you not to jump in. I knew it was dangerous!” and jumps into the hole in the floor after the two kids because he cares about them.
SPLASH! All three fall into a river that flows under the mansion. Fuppi asks the kids “Is everyone ok?”
“Yes” replied Beatrice.
“Yeah,” said Dequavis. “Are you ok, Fuppi?”
“Yes” answered Fuppi. “Stay together and swim to the river bank”.
They all swim to the bank. As they stand up they realize they are face to face with the beady eyes of a ....

Big and famous doll: Dora, the Explorer. “Ahhhhh” they said as giant Dora frowned. “But I thought we were all friends here!” The kids screamed”Noooooooo!” As they ran off with Fuppi for cover. Fuppi turned to the kids and said: “Wait guys, let’s not get all sassy and prissy. I think Dora is nice. Let’s go say hi!” As Fuppi finished his comment, Beatrice screamed. Dora picked up Fuppi from behind and quickly engulfed him! The children screamed as they tried to run away. All of a sudden it was all quiet… The children woke up hours later in a fluffy cloud up in the sky with Fuppi jumping from cloud to cloud, playing tag as happy as can be with a chipmunk. The kids join them and they all played happily ever after.

Until one day Dora appeared up on the clouds. She came with Boots, a mean monkey that loved to wear boots. Boots was actually very nice, except when he was with Dora. He looked at them as if they were a huge banana. And whispered to Dora, "What was I going to do after this?"
She answered, "Don't talk in front of them. We will never be able to comeback now." So Dora and Boots jumped off the cloud and the kids lived happily ever after! (The kids didn't know that Dora might come back...)