Bissonet Plaza Holiday Spirit Winner – Clauserella

Bissonet Plaza Elementary Holiday Spirit Winner   Clauserella A Twisted Tale Based on Cinderella By Tyler B., Madison T., Joshua B. In Ms. Guiterrez’s 5th Grade Morning Class   Once upon a snowflake, there lived a girl named Clauserella. Soon, there was going to be a winter formal but the thing was, her step elves […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza 5th Grade Winner – Ratpunzel

Bissonet Plaza Elementary 5th Grade Winner   Ratpunzel A Twisted Tale Based on Rapunzel By Nicholas F., Analee C., Vevonte C., Catherine C. in Ms. Senac’s 5th Grade Morning Class   Once upon a World Cup, there was an evil cat witch and a pretty rat named Ratpunzel.   30 minutes before the 2014 World […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza 4th Grade Winner – Henny’s Pennies

Bissonet Plaza Elementary 4th Grade Winner   Henny’s Pennies A Twisted Tale Based on Henny Penny By Odell C., Ashley M., Michael H., Roman Y. in Ms. Morrow’s 4th Grade Morning Class   One day in a kingdom, a king had lots of pennies. Henny Penny wanted all of the pennies. So the next day, […] Read More

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Bissonet Plaza 3rd Grade Winner – The Snake and the Frog

Bissonet Plaza Elementary 3rd Grade Winner   The Snake and The Frog A Twisted Tale Based on The Lion and The Mouse By Mohammed M., Mick S, Dominik R., Oscar K., Corrina M., Nylar B. In Ms. Lambert’s 3rd Grade Afternoon Class   One day, the snake was sleeping by the pond. The frog jumped […] Read More

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Caldwell Middle School Residency Day 5 – Friday, January 11, 2013

 Friends:Friday, January 11, 2013 was day five and the final day of my residency at Caldwell Middle School through a grant administered by Story Tapestries and the Houma Regional Arts Council.It was such a fun day. All of the stories that the students wrote in their teams were shared in class. I gave out awards […] Read More

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The Amazing Pyramid Hunt by Allei, Jayden, Ahcory, Morgan and Anthony

  Once upon a time there was a walrus named Snookie. There was also a piranha named Ted.   One day, they went on a trip to Egypt. They went inside the pyramid to look for treasure. It was cold and dark.   Ted proclaimed, “Snookie, get out your flashlight. It’s soooo freaky in here!” […] Read More

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The Case of the Habanero Chilies by Tazya, Kailee, Colin and Earle

  It was a warm, foggy morning and Chad the Giraffe was just about to play with his red basketball. Suddenly, Chad spotted a bowl full of spicy habanero chilies. Chad slowly approached the chilies and gulped them all down. He went back outside to play ball.   A while later, Shelly the wolf walked […] Read More

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Captured! by Ashley, Dustin, Brooke, and Sean

  Once there was a chipmunk named Sabrina and an ant named George. They were the best of friends.   One cool, windy day, Sabrina was skipping in the woods and she heard an eerie sound. She looked up and spotted the evil, wicked witch, Mr. Foret. The witch grabbed Sabrina and stuffed her inside […] Read More

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The Big Bad Breakdown by Tate, Axel, Danajae and Lucien

  There once lived a chicken named Cluckette and a giraffe named Robbie. They were heading out to Hawaii when their car broke down on a deserted desert road.   “Just great! The car broke down and I didn’t bring my tools with me!” complained Cluckette.   “I think there are some spare tools in […] Read More

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The Terrible Talent Show Chaos by Colin, Rontrell, Jaime and Stephen

  Once, when I was a superhero, I had a mighty rival who was a super villain. He wanted to take over the world. His identity was Simon Cowbell.   I was just a normal lizard who was bitten by a radioactive spider. The spider gave me the power to shape shift. My name is […] Read More

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