The Never Ending Animal Story
by the Spells Writing Lab Animal Explorers Spring Break 2011
The Spells Encyclopedia of
Name of Island: Uniquely Island Discovered by: Heart_Sally_Raccoon Time of day: 12:00 p.m. Who was with you? No one What was the first thing you saw? A short droopy tree Describe the land: It was really nice, it had a big beach and droopy trees hanging and it was really dark. Do you see anything that surprises you? Yes, how fluffy they are and how their eyes are blue. Common Name of Animal: Wild Dog/Sloth and Cheetah Fancy Name of Animal: WDSC Discovered by: Heart_Sally_Raccoon Is this animal classified as a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, insect, or spider? Mammal What does it look like? It is very tall and a little short. How big is it? 4.5 ft. What colors is it? Brown, orange, and black What is unusual about it? It has two tails. Where does it live? Under a rock cave What does it eat? Monkeys and birds How does it behave? It’s nice if it smells you and if you give it some of your food. Does it live alone, or in a group? In a group How does it protect itself? By surrounding you in the group
Name of Island: Rain Forest Discovered by: Jagerfly Time of day: 9:57 Who was with you? Intern Ben What was the first thing you saw? Jagerfly Describe the land: Wet Do you see anything that surprises you? Jagerfly Common Name of Animal: Jagerfly Fancy Name of Animal: Wet Discovered by: Vanessa Is this animal classified as a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, insect, or spider? Reptile bird What does it look like? Half jaguar and butterfly How big is it? 5½ feet What colors is it? Blue, brown, and orange What is unusual about it? It flies. Where does it live? Forest What does it eat? Meat and fruit How does it behave? Bad. it scares people and eats them. Does it live alone, or in a group? Alone How does it protect itself? Jagarfly chases animals and flies.
Name of Island: Lashaen Best Discovered by: Temperance Time of day: 2:35 Who was with you? Jysm’n What was the first thing you saw? A puppy Describe the land: It was pink with a lot of things a girl can ever want. Do you see anything that surprises you? Yeah, an iPod Common Name of Animal: Pink Poodles Fancy Name of Animal: Pink Lovey Poodles Discovered by: Temperance Is this animal classified as a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, insect, or spider? Mammal What does it look like? Cute with pink fluffy tail How big is it? It’s not big, it’s small. What colors is it? Pink What is unusual about it? It’s pink and they’re all girl poodles. Where does it live? In Lashaen Best What does it eat? Dog food How does it behave? It’s very nice and does not bite. Does it live alone, or in a group? In a group How does it protect itself? Well, it hides in some weird pink cave!
Name of Island: Dark Side Discovered by: DJ Zane Time of day: Noon Who was with you? No one What was the first thing you saw? Feathers Describe the land: Dark Do you see anything that surprises you? Yeeeeeeeeesssss Common Name of Animal: Dino Bird Fancy Name of Animal: Aveatorus Discovered by: DJ Zane Is this animal classified as a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, insect, or spider? Bird dinosaur What does it look like? Like a bird with spiky teeth and claws How big is it? Six feet long What colors is it? Green, red, orange, and brown What is unusual about it? The bird has teeth and spikes. Where does it live? Dark side What does it eat? Any type of meat How does it behave? Ferociously Does it live alone, or in a group? In a pack How does it protect itself? By attacking
Poetry in the Wild
Animal Cinquains & Shape Poems
Dogo by the Spells Animal Explorers Dogo ugly cute kissing, hunting, cuddling A very special dog Oogy
Bear by Heart Bear cute, furry scary, huge, fat Has a very big tongue sun bear
Peacocks by Blessings Peacocks crazy, mute pecking, walking, squawking You’re so crazy that when people lean on your gate, you peck on them. Coo-coo birds.
Manatee by Vanessa Manatee fast, gray swimming, eating, sleeping eats plants and weeds sea cow
Birds by DJ Birds feathery, colorful flying, eating, resting A colorful flash of feathers Eagles
Jojo by Temperance Jojo nice, fun barking, running, playing not nice to other dogs a dog
Dog by Heart Dog happy, bad running, resting, eating A very misbehaving dog snowball terrier
Seahorse by Praise Seahorse happy, purple swimming, fluttering, playing A very cool sea animal Purple worple
The Secret Diaries of Animals
The Diary of a Kangaroo by Heart Dear Diary, Today is April twenty. Today is the day that I go to Katie the KAngaroo’s sleep over. I can’t stop thinking about it. Today I had to hop five miles just to race all these other kangaroos. I don’t understand why they picked me. I just got done from the race but one good thing is that I got first place. I an getting ready for the sleep over now but I’m really tired and and my eyes are really droopy and red. I guess I’ll just sleep till the sleep over starts. I am now up and ready to go. Hopefully Tia is there. She is my cousin. I really enjoyed playing board games with all of Katie’s friends but it’s now time to go to sleep. Dear Diary, Today is April twenty-first. This morning I hopped all day long. I kinda got tired of hopping, but it all counts ’cause it gets me where I need to go every morning. My friend NiaNia always visits me every day. I think she’s becoming a great friend when she’s not getting in trouble. I also had a bad hair day today, but at least I didn’t have to go anywhere ’cause Jerry the kangaroo filled in for me. I also forgot today was my birthday and I got surprised that all my friends were here. I had a good day. It ended nice and started good.
The Diary of a Jaguar by Vanessa Dear Diary, Cheetah played with me. We raced. I ate meat, it was beef. We went swimming in a pond. I went to sleep. Then I went to school to learn how to roar. The teachers roar for us and then we roar. I got an “A.” I went home. I tasted barbecue meat for dinner. I fell in water and got wet. Then I climbed a tree so I could see everywhere. I saw a cheetah. I fell asleep in the tree. When I woke up, I played with Cheetah by chasing him. We ate hot wings. They were spicy. For the whole day we played TV tag. Then we went swimming in the pond again. We climbed a tree and jumped off. We tasted meat and then went to sleep.
The Diary of a Dog by Temperance I’m Lashae and I’m a dog. I have many friends so fun to play with. We play lots of different kinds of games like tag, freeze tag, and hide and go seek. Then I got to work so I can earn money. Work is so fun. I work as a fashion model. It’s so fun cause you get to try on new things. So every time I get off my job, I always go to the supermarket to get some treats to eat, then I go back home to rest my mind from work by watching TV. My best show is Dog Land because it makes me fall asleep like a baby and that’s the end.
The Diary of a Cheetah by Samad April 21, 2011 Today I met my friends Mia, Groont, and Emani at the savannah school and we played tag. I was it. I tagged Groont and he chased Mia and Emani, but he got tired then he came to tag me but I jumped and he tagged Mia. Then it was time to go inside. I said bye to my friends and I went home to eat some meat. Then I went hunting for food. I saw an elephant and I ran it down and ate it. I said, “That elephant was good,” and then I went home to take a nap and I said, “I had a busy day.” The next morning I went to school and the bullys the lion brothers pushed Goont. The oldest brother did it so I pushed him. Then, he said, “You want to fight?” I said, “No,” and I said, “Do you want to be friends?” He said so I stood up for my friends and the bully became my friend.
The Diary of a Chihuahua by Deja Dear Diary, I barked at my friends. I said, “Sorry.” I eat dog food every day. I don’t like it. I love chicken. I play tag with my mom and my dad. I go to school to learn handwriting, spelling, and grammar. Then I do my homework and go to bed.
The Diary of a Cat by Blessings Dear Diary, I am a girl cat and my name is MiaNia. I am 5 years old and I live with my family. I have 4 animal friends and their names are Naisha, Emani, Perched, and Lashae. I play games with my friends like as girl board games, dress up in cute clothes, and go to parties. We play soccer, gymnastics, basketball, and volleyball. In school we learn how to do math, reading, and writing. In school everybody thinks that I am popular and I think that humans do funny things and they like to pet us. I don’t like digging in cat litter, people stepping on me, and going to school, but I love people walking me to school. When I wake up in the mornings, and witing poems at school.
The Diary of a Bird by Praise Dear Diary, I am a bird named Emani. I am 8½. I live in a mansion. Sometimes I poop on my maids and butlers. On May 2, I played with my friends, Perched the great horned owl, Naiasha, Rashae, Miania, Groont, and Johnny. We played the game How Many Peckers Can You Do. Sometimes we like to play baseball, football, and basketball. We all learned in school how to cook and math class.
The Diary of a Komodo Dragon by DJ Day one of Drugigen’s diary. Today I wrestled with my friend Goong, but he won since I have no arms. Then I had a really good race with my friend Perched and Johny. Johny was in first and me and Perched had a tie. Day two of Drugigen’s diary. I just bit a cow, now I’ve just got to wait a few weeks so until then I will play with some of my friends on Komodo Island. And then I stalked the the cow some more until it went to sleep. So I was just resting for a while but then I saw Perched so I said, “Hi,” and we talked for a while, but then the sun came up and Perched had to leave. Then two weeks later the cow died and we had a feast. I thought it was so good that all my friends should have some so I secretly got on a boat like I always do with a big bunch of meat and then I gave some to Perched and Goong and Johny and Mia. It was a lot of work and it was kinda weird when I saw a human. They were kinda ugly but look who’s talking as ugly as I am. Then I went back home. It had been a tiring two weeks, so now I’m going to sleep.