Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Literary Journey - 3rd Grade

Last time (over a month ago, sorry for the delay!), we started a literary journey through my elementary school days. Today we'll continue that journey, with 3rd grade writings, both fiction and non-fiction (the first entry is a report about a trip to Moundville, AL). Once again, I will not correct any spelling or grammatical errors, but faithfully reproduce my 3rd grade writings. And with that introduction, let's begin.

[report about Moundville trip]

Dear Dad,
    Thank you for driving us to Moundeville. I especially enjoyed the museum. The trip was also very fun. Thanks for buying my brother and me a play knife for one dollar each because they are fun to play with.
                                        Your son,
                                        Tony Moore




Halloween

On Halloween October 31, 1960 I found a map. I had a key. I started off. I found the house. It had a sign that read: Danger Haunted House! I did not care. I went in. I heard "I mummy dumbell!" I got scared. I took my knife out of my pocket. Then somebody or something took my map. I killed whatever it was. Then I saw shadows. I saw a couple of bats too. I just kept on going and stayed out of sight. I finally found the right room. I took the key and unlocked the chest. I opened it and got the treasure.


Lyers

I told a lye one time and the electric wiper came out. It whiped me so hard I went thru the celing! I came back 20 years later. I had gone thru the galaxy! I had moonrock, Marsrock and a mouthfull of Jupiter! This story is not true but I usaly get whiped!


The Suprise

I got a package in the mail. I wanted to go get it, but it was raining. Then I heard a meow. I opened the door. I was suprised! My package read, "handle with care." It had walked to the door. I took it in. I sat down and opened it. There I saw two kittens and an envelope. I opened the envelope and read the card. It was from grandmother. I called her, told her thank you and told her the kittens names Whitepaw and Whitetail.


If I Could Fly

If I could fly I would fly to Texas and get me a home where the buffalo rome so I could get refreshed on a hot day. I would sit out at night and stare at the beautiful sight.


Cobra K

We have no cars so I rode on my king cobra named Cobra K for protection. I rode thru the jungle Cobra bitting other dangerous animals. We left the jungle and started on our way home. Cops came after us on bumblebees. "Pull him over," they said to me so I did. "Let's see your animal lisen," they said so I let them. He gave it back. "Five cence please," he said I gave him a nickel, and he flew off.


Cobra K.

We have no cars so I rode my cobra named Cobra K. thru the woods. He bit other dangerous animals. We started back home but the cops said "Pull him over," so I did. "Let's see your animal license," he said so I showed it to him. He said "Five cents please," so I gave him a nickel, and rode home.
I guess I had to rewrite this one for some reason - probably the lackluster effort in the original version of "Cobra K." - but whatever, it was in there twice, so it's here twice as well.


The Wish

A fairy gave me one wish. I wished I was grown-up. Automatically I was 22 years old! I joined The Pepsi-Cola co.
a third-grader's idea of "grown up?" 22 years old, apparently! I wish I was "grown up" again right now! haha


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I see a dinosaur. He eats weeds
um... let's ignore this one and go on...


Thanking God

I am thankfull for my parents, clothes, food, shelter, friends, reletives, farmland with farmers, animals and my pets, church, school and brother. I thank God for all he has given me. On Thanksgiving we usually eat turkey. We should even thank him for turkey. I thank God just to be alive. I go to church, read my bible, and say my prayers. If you like to watch t.v. or listen to radios, you should thank him for letting people invent them. Thank God for Thanksgiving. You would be suprized at God for giving us all these wonderfull things and ask us only for a little bit. God gave to us but we only take and not give back. Give to God, don't just accept.


I Am Frosty

One day Frosty, I, went to the store to by a freezer. I did this because Spring was almost here. I did not want to melt. I looked and looked, but none were big enough. Then I saw a good one. It's size was 63 cubic feet long and 80 inches wide. It worked so I bought it for 638 doller bills. I said to the maneger, "I will keep it here," and jumped in. My pipe blew out, but I didn't care. One of my eyes poped off, but it did not hurt because I had no nerves. It was cold enough. I really liked it. I said that I liked it. My wife bought one too. She liked hers. When Wenter came, I went back outside. When Spring came, I went back inside my freezer.
OK, so I didn't understand measurement so well in 3rd grade ("cubic feet long"), but I apparently had a grasp of biology ("no nerves")!


Me, Santa?

One snowy Christmas morning I heard my alarmclock. I got up right away and said, "Mrs. Clause! Mrs. Clause! Where's my breakfast?" she answered, "Right here sir," I went to the to table and ate. "Elvis, Handlin, Mayder, get the elves to work." When I finished breakfast, I started loadin. "Let's see now. The toy boat for......... um, Oh yea! James. The Sweety Face for Amy. The Santa costum for..... who? Oh, Andy. Jill gets the makeup kit. Jeanie Plot gets the Barbie Fashon Face. For Misti the pair of glasses. The two electric trains go to Greg and Spencer. Frizt gets a pair of boxing gloves. Brad gets the Cris Cros Crash and Sid gets a play Mork egg. When I get back from my trip I'll get a good nights sleep.


My Dad

My dad is nice looking. He has black hair, brown eyes and is partly bald. He is tall and wears glasses. His building and office are nice too.
He is nice. He takes us out to eat and to movies.
He works for Author Young and company.
My family likes him.
One time he broke an axe handle cutting wood. Then he bought a log splitter. It was made by putting an axe handle and a wedge together and it really works!



My Mother

My mom is nice. She got me my Bandit car and Snoopy car. She got me a brother. She gives me an alowence. I like her just because she is nice.
One Saturday, she jut took it easy. She took one Saturday hard. She did a lot of work.
She has brown hair, and she is five foot six I think she said.


Halloween

On Halloween I will be Dracula. I will go trick-or-treating. I might make a haunted house. (With my house though.) I will go to my grandmom's house and Peggy's house. Then I will go trick-or-treating in my own neighborhood. If I do make a haunted house, it will be scary. I hope I do. I usually get a lot of candy. I always go with mom or dad. We don't always have a light though. "Happy Halloween!"


William Tell

Switzerland is a pretty country found in Europe. It was captured by Gessler and his men. Gessler finaly got the Swiss to bow to him.
After a few days passed, Tell, came by. Tell or his son did not bow. Tell got into trouble.
Gessler made Tell stand 100 paces away and split an apple on his son's head. Tell did not want to do this, but finaly agreed and split the apple. 



I am the President

"I really am the president? Good!" I said. I am the president. Jayme, my little brother, is vice president. The first thing I did was get a new desk. I say it looks better! I needed $6000.00, so the vice president gave it to me so I could bye a Datsun. I shall make two new laws. Law 1, "No capturing in U.S.A" Law 2, "No threats or drugs." Later I shall make a law, "No babies can be born so we can save energy." "I want a new house!" I said, but the vice president said, "No, I like this house. Lets keep it.


Christmas Morning

On Christmas Morning I woke up at 6:30-7:00. I woke Jayme up. Then I woke mom and dad up. Daddy got the camera ready. He told us when we could come down so he could take our picture.
When Jayme and I got downsairs, we were surprised. I got a big tonka truck, a big glider and two books. In my stocking was an umbrella, buble bath, soap and underoos. 
well, guess I finally learned to spell "surprise" !


Look Out

"Look out!" I shouted. A volcano just erupted. The lava started to melt our desks and books. Next, the lava went outside and I did too. I took my knife and cut the water pipe. The water spued out, but pushed the lava out of our state. That's how I was the state hero.
maybe that's how I made my bid for the presidency, on the basis of my state-saving heroism and quick thinking!


Cupid

Hi! My name is, are you ready for this?, Cupid! I go, like all other Cupids, naked. One day I saw Jeanie P. and Jason quarreling. I shot both of them. They both said, "Ow!" then they got maried and I liked it. I said that I would shoot Tammy and Andy. I did as planned, and they fell in love, and the very next year, they got married.


My Clothes

My favorite outfit is a pair of blue jeans, sneakers, and Alabama shirt, light or dark blue socks and a ford cap. I especially like to wear them in the Summer. I just forgot to put in belt.
I have a favorite pair of Winter and Summer pajamas too. The Winter pair is made of red flannel. The other pair is blue with cowboys on. I also have a blue and red robe. It is also made of flannel. 


Easter Bunny's son

I'm the Easter Bunny's son. I like to go hipp-i-ty-hopp-i-ty hop. My name is Easter Bunny II. I help my father decorate eggs. (I like that the best!) I like to put faces on the green ones. One time I put a whole back on one, but my father made me erase it. I decided to go hide Easter eggs. I ate one egg. Then I hid nine-thousand Easter eggs the children found sixty, the animals ate the rest. My mother gave me some Hi-C. I drank it and fell asleep.


Rofer ☺

One day a witch turned me into a robot and put me in a toy store and a boy bought me. I tried to escape, but it was no use. He took me home and put an Alkaline Energizer in me. He turned the switch "on". He said, "Go get the paper, Rofer." I went to get the paper. He said, "Let's go play baseball." I went with him. I made 60 home runs before the pitcher threw the ball and blew me to bits. then the spell wore of and I was a boy again.


Gold

One day I saw a leprechaun. I watched him very closly. He said, "Let's go to the end andgt that goweld Ok?" "Ok," they answerd. I wrote what I thought they ment. Let's go to the end of the rainbow and get the gold. "I will folow them," I thought. I did as planned, and I hid. I saw the black iron pot. I grabbed it, but it was too heavy, so I hid again. He put it in a wagon, so I stole the wagon.


Trojan Horse

Once, the Greeks captured the King, Menelaus. He was my father, so I got mad. My name is Prince Paris. I called every male and female together. There were 600 in Troy. We got in my one and my fathers two ships and went to atack. I forgot to leave guards, so the Greeks took over Troy. I sailed on. We finally got to Greece. We started to atack, but just when I told my army to back of, a big wooden horse roled over my leg. It was good because a spear mised my head. I crawled to the ship and sailed away.

And there you go, 3rd grade literature. Hope you enjoyed this, and hopefully it won't be quite so long before my next post.

2 comments:

Len Moore said...

Delightful~! These writings really brought back some wonderful memories. Thanks for posting them.

Mom

Reba Metclaf said...

Love the descriptions of your Dad and Mom, especially about Dad's hair! But if you had made the law about no babies...what about Joe? ;)

Aunt Reba