will be writing one or two paragraph(s) as a class group for the story (not one paragraph per student). The first class will write the intro paragraph(s). Then the next class will read the paragraph(s) and decide how they want to continue the story. This will continue until the last class on the list writes the ending and gives the story a title. Your paragraph(s) will be typed onto this Wiki page. You will add the 3 pictures to the wiki after your class writes your paragraph(s). You can pass the writing on to the next teacher before you post your pictures. The pictures should illustrate events in the section that your class wrote.

Paragraph Start Date
Paragraph Completion Date
Jill Spellman
Holy Trinity School
Westfield (Union)
March 1, 2017
March 5, 2017
Mary Flynn
Academy of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Franklin Lakes (Bergen)
March 17, 2017
March 23, 2017
Mrs. Polo
Saint Genevieve School
Elizabeth (Union)
March 29, 2017
April 11, 2017
Brianna Raddi
Academy of Our Lady of Grace
Fairview (Bergen)
April 26, 2017
May 1, 2017

Finding Candy Land!

It was a hot, Fourth of July, 2004, and Jake found himself huddled in the corner of a huge warehouse on the outskirts of his home town of Summersville, Kentucky. Jake was a tall, athletic, 13-year-old boy, who had always been quite adventurous. He had left his house about an hour ago when he received an iMessage from his younger cousin, Billy. Billy told Jake in the message that he had been wandering around the forest on the edge of Summersville and had gotten lost. Billy was only five, but he was a funny, chubby kid who seemed to have a knack for finding trouble. Billy could be rather shy around most people, but luckily he took his iPad everywhere with him so he could contact his cousin when he needed help.

Unfortunately, Billy picked a bad day to go off on an adventure in the forest. A fierce tornado had unexpectedly ripped through the Kentucky town and Billy was forced to take cover under some thick thorn bushes. He was normally a very brave little boy, but he started to panic a bit when he realized his clothing was stuck on the thorns all around him. Meanwhile, Jake had been headed for the forest, but had to run to safety in the warehouse, and was curled in a ball with his hands covering his ears from the frightening noise of the tornado winds.

Just then the most amazing thing happened. An enormous hawk swooped down into the thorn bushes and pulled back the thorny branches that were trapping little Billy. Billy looked up to the sky and saw the enormous shadow and a cloud in the shape of a cross. He realized that Jesus sent him the bird.

Billy said a prayer of thanks to Jesus for sending him the bird. He was very thankful because the bird rescued him and saved him from being trapped in the thorn bush during the harsh tornado. He continued his prayer, also praying that his beloved cousin Jake would remain safe. Then, Billy decided to go out to search for Jake.

Billy bravely sprinted toward the woods to find Jake. Billy ended up getting lost himself and night fell upon them. Billy then sees the same bird that Jesus sent him and begins to follow it. The stars lit up the sky so Billy was able to see the bird. The bird led Billy to another bird which was watching over Jake. The two boys hugged tightly. As they’re strolling home, the tornado appears again. The boys get swept up into the tornado. After spinning, they land, and realized they were in a magical land.

The magical land had all types of chocolate, candy, and many sweets. Billy and Jake met a small cookie monster while exploring the land who took them to the cotton candy mansion next to a giant chocolate volcano. This was the home of the chocolate king. Billy and Jake went inside the mansion and woke up the King because they wanted help on how to get back home. The king wanted Billy and Jake to leave right away and was very rude. The king sent them out with little marshmallow soldiers because all the king wanted was to sleep. Billy and Jake felt hungry on their way out so they decided to stop by the candy station and eat some yummy lollipops and cookies. Once they were done eating, they stepped out and luckily, they found a magical unicorn that lead them to the birds that Jesus sent earlier that day. They decided to follow the birds which then led them to another tornado. Billy and Jake jumped in and in no time they were back in their neighborhood.

As the boys began to walk home, they realized that Summersville had changed. Where was their favorite ice cream shop? Where was the wishing well in the park? They were confused, and decided to knock on the door of the first house they saw.

Inside the house, there was a woman and two children. The woman's name was the same as their grandmother's, and the children's names were the same as their parent's names. The boys realized what this meant. They just met their parent's as children, and they had gone back in time! They wondered how they would ever really get home.

Just then, a magical rainbow appeared in the sky. The boys decided to jump on the rainbow and slide down. They slid for what felt like 100 years! Then, they finally landed. Phew! They were back in the old warehouse. The boys learned of the ancient tale of the warehouse. It was a magical portal that caused a tornado, and took good children to a candy land to thank them for following Jesus. The boys visited the warehouse and candy land often, until one day the portal didn't open for them anymore.

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