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: Meg Swecker

Teacher
Grade
Contact Information
School
Location
Due Date
Check When Finished
 Olivia Gabbert
1
ogabbert@d50schools.com

Possibly Skype
John L Hensey
Washington, Illinois
April 2
done!!!!
Marjorie Miller
1
mamiller@wssd.k12.pa.us
Skype - Hessler34
Fishing Creek Elementary
Lewisberry, PA, USA
April 9
Done :-)
Stephanie Dulmage
1
dulmage@westbloomfield.k12.mi.us
Twitter-@stephe1234
Gretchko Elementary
West Bloomfield, MI
April 16
Done!
Meg Swecker/Kathy Good
1
mswecker@rcs.k12.va.us
twitter- mswecker
Skype -sweckersphere
Back Creek Elementary
Roanoke, VA USA
April 23
Done!
Lesha Crowley (Class 2)
K-1
lcrawley@bradleyschools.org
Blue Springs Elementary
Cleveland, TN, USA
April 30
done but still working on illustrations! will email them today!


Title (Given by the last class):

Start your story here:
One hot summer day, everyone in the town of Washington was at Splashdown, the best water park in the world! The huge bucket was dumping water on people. People were going down the biggest slide ever! When they reached the bottom they landed in a huge pool of water where a lifeguard was waiting to catch them. But today when Damon, a seven year old boy, traveled down the slide he noticed a creepy gray fin coming out of the water.

Damon jumps off the slide and gets the lifeguard. Then, the lifeguard doesn't see anything. So Damon keeps going down the slide, but sees the fin again. Damon gets his friend and they go down the slide together. When they get to the bottom, they jump on the fin and see it's a shark. Then the shark takes them both down to an underwater princess castle. The shark dresses the boy up in a gown and ruby slippers. He claps his heels together and says, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home." But the boy doesn't go home..........


So Damon begged the shark again to send him home. The shark said, "OK, but you have to close your eyes." Damon closed his eyes and said, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home." He quickly opened his eyes but instead of being back at the water park he was in another room in the castle. Damon looked around and realized he was in the princess' room. There were princess clothes, a sparkly crown, glass slippers, and a chair that said, "The Princess' Chair." All of a sudden a wizard appeared. Damon ran up to him and begged the wizard to help him get home. The wizard seemed confused and just stood there. So Damon yelled, "Take me to the princess!" The wizard said, "What are you talking about, you ARE the princess."



Damon had to think quickly. This was getting serious!! “What? I am a princess? AAAGGG!! What about my friend Zac? The wizard said he is the prince. Oh, no! What’s going on?! Zac is my friend. I’m not going to marry him. This can’t be happening! Where’s Zac? Where’s Zac?” “Here I am Damon. I just came from a secret door that will lead us back to Splashdown”, whispered Zac. Come with me.” Damon and Zac hurriedly tip-toed out of the room to find the secret passage.

When Damon and Zac found the secret passage they went inside. It had seaweed on the walls. It was so dark! When they reached the end of the tunnel, the shark was waiting for them! The shark tried to catch Damon with his big, sharp teeth, but Damon and Zac were very fast swimmers! They swam up and out of the water. They were back at Splashdown and safe from creepy shark. Damon and Zac never went down the slide again.