Your class 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.

Teacher
Grade
School
Location
Paragraph Start Date
Paragraph Completion Date
Due by
Ms. Megan Stamer
5th
St. John the Apostle School
Clark

January 26, 2018
Jan 26
Ms. Joanna Vargas
5th
St. Leo's School
Elmwood Park

February 23, 2018
Feb 23
Mrs. Lisa Gallagher
5th
St. Elizabeth School
Wyckoff

March 29, 2018
Mar 23







THE FLIGHTLESS DRAGON


Once upon a time, Curly, the Evil Fairy, visited Timmy’s farm. Timmy was a dragon who was also a creative farmer who farmed owls on the dwarf planet Pluto. Timmy was the most dragon-y-dragon ever, except that he couldn’t fly. Curly, the Evil Fairy, decided to trick Timmy.

“Hey Timmy!” yelled Curly.

“Hey Curly, What’s going on?” questioned Timmy.

“I have a favor to ask.” said Curly.

“Are you sure that’s a good idea? I am a dragon, after all.” said Timmy.

“Yes, I’m sure. First, go through Katrina Land. There you must visit the Ice Queen and retrieve a crystal.” said Curly

“No...I don’t want to do this. Katrina Land gives me nightmares. The Ice Queen will take my soul away!” muttered Timmy.

“What if I gave you my special messenger to protect you on your journey?” asked Curly.

“Oh?! You mean, you’ll lend me Rudolph!?” Timmy asked excitedly.

“Yes! Rudolph will help light your way!” Curly exclaimed.

“That sounds like a plan. But… what if I melt the Ice Queen with my fire breath? How can I get the crystal then?” asked Timmy.

“I’ll send you with a magical potion to help you retrieve the crystal” said Curly. “So will you go on this journey for me?” he asked.

Timmy thought about it for a few minutes. Should he go? Should he stay? His owl farm was very important to the economy of Pluto. Would he melt the Ice Queen? Could Rudolph help him?

“Well… What do you say?” asked Curly.

“Yes. I’ll go on this journey for you. When do I leave?” said Timmy hesitantly.

“You must begin your journey within 48 hours,” replied Curly. An evil grimace appeared across his face as he retreated back into the woods.


Timmy walked into his barn. “You shouldn’t have agreed to this,” said Kookles, the wise old owl. “Don’t worry about me. Curly is lending me Rudolph, the giant flying unicorn. His bright, glowing horn will lead the way to Katrina Land. Not to mention, I’ll have a potion for once I get there,” said Timmy.


“What exactly does that potion do?” inquired Kookles.
“Um,” Timmy replied sheepishly.
“I’ve been warning you about this for years!” Kookles exclaimed.


The wise old owl flew on top of the nearest tower and gave out three eery and long hoots. Meanwhile, Timmy prepared for the long journey by packing his supplies onto Rudolph’s sled.


Less than two days later, the adventure began. Timmy had a very uneasy feeling as Rudolph rocketed into the sky, but he knew a promise was a promise. However, he felt in the pit of his stomach that he’d made a horrible mistake.


About five hours into their trip, the sled abruptly stopped. Timmy was horrified when he realized Rudolph was using his horn as a laser beam and disconnecting the sled. The most dragon-y- dragon, who could not fly, was about to meet his demise, when all of a sudden, he landed into a net.


“Well done, owls!” he heard Kookles exclaim. Suddenly, Timmy realized all the owls from the farm were holding a giant net, which was safely keeping him from plummeting into space.


Then, he saw an even stranger sight. Timmy rubbed his eyes and saw the figure of a lady wearing a crown of flames, riding on a flying tiger. Timmy was so confused and looked upset. “Do you remember the Fire Queen?” Kookles gently asked. “You were a baby dragon when you last saw her,” Kookles whispered.


Timmy tilted his head. Hot tears rolled down his steamy cheek as the memories came rushing back. Slowly, Timmy recalled, “There was a war. My wings lost their power. This lady with the red hair handed me to you. A promise was made.”


“Yes, Timmy,” Kookles replied. “And now we need you to be strong and help put an end to this saga. Are you ready?”
Who is the Fire Queen? Is she related to the Ice Queen? Why would Curly and Rudolph want to harm Timmy? How did Kookles know to come and save Timmy? So many unanswered questions loomed in the air.


“Wait a minute, Kookles, I need to remember more about this war. “

“Okay, Timmy…here goes…There was once a war between the Fire Queen and the Ice Queen, twin sisters with very different powers and personalities.”

“Wait, Kookles…which one is the lady with the red hair who handed me to you?”

“Well, this is where it gets confusing…both Queens have red hair. It was the Ice Queen who handed you over for protection.”

“What were they fighting about?”

“They were fighting over who would be the Supreme Ruler, and therefore own the all-powerful, magical crystal.”

“Lies, all lies!” shouted the Fire Queen. “I was the one who asked Kookles to protect you! It is I that needs the powerful crystal. You must help me get it away from my evil twin, the Ice Queen.”

“Hmm…I told you Timmy, this is completely confusing! The Ice and Fire Queens look so much alike, that it might be very difficult to figure out who is actually evil, even for me, an owl with a super sixth sense.”

“What do you mean, super sixth sense?” wondered Timmy.

“When you were given to me for protection, we formed a special bond…I can’t completely explain it, but I always know when you are in trouble.”

“Wait, Kookles…you have lived on my owl farm for years, and I have never known about this protective power before.”

“Don’t you remember how many times I warned you about Curly?” answered Kookles. “Now I have a feeling that the Fire Queen is trying to trick us. The only way to be sure is to find the Ice Queen and hear her side of the story.”


With that, Timmy jumped on to the back of Kookles and they flew off to find the Ice Palace, located deeper within Katrina Land.

Not surprisingly, the Fire Queen leaped on to her flaming orange tiger and took off after them.

When Timmy and Kookles arrived at the Ice Palace they were met by a powerful polar bear that brought them directly to the Ice Queen. Fortunately, they slipped into the palace before the Fire Queen could stop them.

Inside the palace, they immediately noticed the ice crystal on top of a pedestal, under glass, and surrounded by more polar bear guards. A beautiful woman with wild red curls appeared. She was wearing a sparkling, shimmering, silvery dress.
“How can I help you?” she asked.

“Are you the one who gave me to Kookles for protection after the war?” inquired Timmy.

“Yes, I knew that you would need Kookles to keep you safe on Pluto, especially after my evil sister took away your power of flight.”

“Is there any way that I can recover this power?” Timmy asked.

“The only way that you can recover your power is to hold the ice crystal, but it is trapped under glass. There is a special potion that my sister has which can break the glass that protects the crystal. If we could only get that potion, we could release the crystal. Then, if you hold the crystal, and sing “I believe I can fly…” you will be able to fly again. “

“Potion…do you mean like this potion?” Timmy asked, showing her the potion that Curly had given to him.

“Quick, Timmy…the Fire Queen is coming!” shrieked Kookles.


With that, Timmy handed the potion bottle off to Kookles who flew towards the ice crystal case and poured it over the top. The crystal case instantly disintegrated and Timmy grabbed the crystal.

“ I believe I can fly…” he sang and suddenly Timmy is surrounded by light. A chorus of penguins appeared and joined in the song.


Excitedly, Timmy flapped his dragon wings, and took flight! A sense of joy and happiness came over him, but it didn’t last for long.”

“Stop!” screamed the Fire Queen. “That ice crystal belongs to me! Curly gave you the potion to bring to me, so that I would be able to recover the crystal. Hand it over!”

“Hold tight to it, Timmy”, suggested the Ice Queen. “My fiery sister has no power here. She can’t hurt you as long as you are in the Ice Palace.”


Timmy had a thought. If the Fire Queen was powerless to fight back, maybe his own dragon firepower would be just enough to destroy her once and for all. Taking a deep breath, Timmy leaned toward the Fire Queen and blew. Fire erupted from his nostrils and within seconds, the Fire Queen was destroyed.


“Well done!” shouted Kookles. “Yes, indeed!” added the Ice Queen “Hooray!” screamed the Polar Bears.

“Well Timmy, You have earned a place in our palace…would you like to remain with us forever?” asked the Ice Queen.

“Actually, Your Majesty, I would very much like to return to Pluto and my owl farm,” replied Timmy. “I am thrilled to have my flying powers back, and I want to show my dragon friends back home as soon as possible. I am so excited that I will at long last be able to fly around with them!”

“Remember Timmy, all you have to do is sing the song. The power to fly comes from within.” the Ice Queen answered.


“ I believe I can fly……” and he was gone, with Kookles flying close behind him.