Thursday, February 4, 2010

How the Parrot Learned to Dance

Harrison has been working on creating a story with a beginning (sets the scene), the middle (with details that are important to the story), and an ending. Harrison wrote the first draft, and then Danielle worked with him beautifully asking him relevant questions that helped him add interesting details. This story goes with the video at the bottom of this post - you'll have a good laugh.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful parrot that lived on a power boat with his owner, Jake. Jake and the parrot both liked each other very much and thought of each other as best friends. One day, Jake decided to bring his friend, Tim, with him and the parrot to the Antarctic.

The next day, they were ready to go. During the journey, every night when Tim went to bed, the parrot started chirping. Tim was annoyed! He couldn’t sleep at all. He got very upset with the parrot. When they anchored in the Antarctic, Tim was so fed up with the parrot that he threw it far into the cold water! The last thing the parrot heard was Jake screaming “No! Don’t go!”

The parrot swam and swam, looking for the boat, but he couldn’t find it anywhere. He kept on looking, and the next thing he noticed, he was in the middle of the ocean. He thought he knew which way the boat was, so he swam in that direction. He kept swimming, and somehow, he made a wrong turn and ended up in Australia.

The parrot was shivering a lot because he was cold from being in the freezing Antarctic water. Even when he got out of the water, he kept on shivering.

All of a sudden, many parrots jumped down from the trees to greet the parrot. They all thought he was dancing because he was happy to be alive, not that he was shivering. When all the parrots heard what happened to the parrot, they all started dancing just like him!

Then, all the parrots heard a roaring motor! Jake had just pulled his jet ski up onto shore! When he saw all the dancing parrots, he laughed and started to dance with them!

Ever since then, parrots start dancing whenever they see anyone, people or parrots, dancing. If you ever see a dancing parrot, think of this story and dance along with him.


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  2. bubbiefreda said...
    Huss, what an amazing story! I will surely always remember it, as I'll remember your dance with the parrot - especially when Zaida and I were witnesses there with you in Punta Mita.
    And your story...Your clear introduction (beginning), very descriptive and exciting middle, and hilarious end are great! I'm glad to hear that Danielle and you cooperated together ... it is amazing what you can achieve when you work together - great team work! Keep it up and keep writing... we both loved reading this story so much...
    Lots of love, hugs and kisses...

    February 5, 2010 9:53 AM