A Letter Written in the Woods

Posted September 24, 2009 & filed under Notebook.

Dear Zac,

I ate a mushroom and turned into a red
cardinal. I have to live in twigs, but I like
my sanctuary. I have to dig for my own
food in rich soil and wet earth. I made
friends with a tree frog, who knows 2
secrets about me. Come pick me up in a
little bit. Don’t tell Mom. She won’t
believe you. Tell her I’ll be back
in a day or so.


by Jason, 3rd grade

A Bird

Posted November 13, 2008 & filed under Notebook.


One day I saw a red bird in my garden. When I first saw the bird he seemed like he was smiling. He was swirling, then gliding and diving, then zigzagging. He flew so fast, as fast as a bee. All day long I was looking out of my window watching the bird fly around. My little sister was with me, and she’s as playful as an animal.

By Asia , 2nd grade

[red bird from flickr]