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This is what would happen if I woke up one day

And the sun was a shade of light blue

Oh what things people would say

Is it true? Is it true? 

When I am getting dressed 

I wouldn’t be able to tell 

Which dress is soft silk 

And which dress is scratchy and makes me swell

When I am out in the garden   

Watering the flowers

I notice that the roses are purple

I could stare at them for an hour

How it’s made would make my insides gurgle 

I couldn’t tell a rose from a violet 

When I go back inside 

To get a drink

I grab a glass 

and fill it up to the brink

Before I take a sip I grow quite pale

For this is not lemonade

It is a smoothie made out of kale

And this is what would happen

My dear fellow 

If the sun was another color 

besides yellow.


Imagine a day when the sun has a different color. How would the sun look if it was not yellow? What would the sky and the surroundings look like? Would the temperature change? What would trees and flowers look like with the change of the color? Write in about 8 – 10 sentences (or more). 

Imagine. Be creative. Have fun! 


    Once on a chilly winter morning in January, when Ivy was walking home after school, she found an ugly cat lying near the trash can. On the collar was a mysterious note.

Dear Ivy, 

This cat was tearing your garbage apart while you were at school today. Thought she might be your cat. Also, good luck on your test tomorrow.


    ‘’That is strange,’’ Ivy thought. How did Carmen know all of that information. Carmen was a different kind of thief who regularly stole  from other thieves only to return the stolen goods to their owners. Ivy kept looking at the note. ‘’Who was Carmen?’’ she thought. Suddenly, she heard something behind her. She saw a dazzling flash of red and scarlet bolt through an alley. Ivy dashed after the figure. The figure stopped, shot a line at a building, and pulled itself on top of the building. Before the stranger left, it tipped its hat to Ivy. Then, Ivy clearly saw that the stranger was a girl. She was not much older than Ivy, so Ivy guessed she was thirteen because Ivy was turning ten the following day. Abruptly, she felt something land on her shoulder. She grabbed it and noticed it was a  birthday card signed by Carmen San Francisco. “Carmen!’’ she whispered. She looked at the top of the building where Carmen had disappeared. She saw a box .Quickly, Ivy climbed to the top of the building. Then, she grabbed the box and jumped back down. She opened up the box.  Inside of it was the only thing every kid dreamed of…a grand 65 notebook. The notebook contained an iPad, sketch pages, writing pages, and much more . However, one question wasn’t answered. “Who was Carmen?’’ Ivy thought. Little did she know of Carmen. Ivy only knew she was a thief.  What she didn’t know was she was also her second cousin, who had come over for her birthday, which was tomorrow. Suddenly, Ivy saw Carmen hiding behind a tree, but as quickly as she had appeared, she disappeared as quickly too. Then, Ivy heard someone call her name. It was her mom. The little girl had forgotten about going home. At Ivy’s house, Carmen greeted her. Later, Ivy got to learn everything about her cousin Carmen.   


Elementary students were asked to write a story in about 250 words that involved a birthday card, a tree, a stranger, a cat, and a hat.

They were also required to decorate the story by using 5 strong adjectives, 5 strong verbs, 5 mystery/thriller/suspense words or phrases, and 2 figurative languages.