Back in Time
By Emma Berlin
5, 4, 3, 2, 1! It's 2014! Poof, a rush of smoke came out of Sarah's back. When she opened her eyes, she was in George Washington's office. Sarah looked at the date. It was April 30, 1789. She remembered learning that was President Washington's first day in office! George Washington came into his office and with a yawn said, "Hi." "Wait, you're George Washington," screamed Sarah, trying to adjust her eyes. "Yes, glad to meet you," George screeched. Sarah thought she was in a dream. "I hear it's your first day here," Sarah bellowed. "Yes, it is. It's been a LONG day. It's 10:00 pm right now; I'm going to go to sleep," yawned George. Sarah thought, "Where can I sleep?" She ended up sleeping on a rusty old bench. When Sarah woke up, she got excited because she thought she was home. She looked at the date and it was March 4, 1861. Sarah looked around; she was in Abraham Lincoln's office. Although it was very cool to keep meeting Presidents, Sarah just wanted her bed, her dog, her mommy, and even her little brother. Before President Lincoln got into his office, she said three times, "I want to go home." A puff of smoke went over her shoulder. When she opened her eyes she was in her bed. She screamed, "Home sweet home!" Poof, another rush of smoke went over her shoulder and when she looked around she was in President Barak Obama's office. The date was January 20, 2009. Oh man!
The Groundhog Who Missed Groundhog Day
By Olivia Militello
"I'm trapped", screamed the Chuck the groundhog. "Usually I am snug and warm in my burrow, but today I am in an unfamiliar place. Who would do this to me?" said Chuck at the top of his lungs. "Whoa, whoa…. wait I'm in a box. I'll just chew a hole", said the groundhog. He began chewing through the box. "Yuck, this tastes awful!"Just then…he gnawed through it. Quick as a wink, he escaped and hopped a train to New York City. Once on the train he said, "Ahhh! I shrunk." "What happened to the regular people? "I just see shoes, thought the groundhog. Hmm…. wasn't today important, thought the groundhog? Oh yeah, the big football game is today. The Ravens verses the Bears. He scampered into a restaurant and watched the game. "Come on Ravens, show them what you've got." said the groundhog. "Yay! The Ravens won!" he cheered. Then he stayed in the city for a whole year. He toured all the sites including The Bronx Zoo, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty….and had a blast! After awhile, he began to get home sick and wanted to go home…but he couldn't seem to find his way. There were so many trains he didn't know which one would take him back to his burrow.
On February 1, someone picked him up. The person seemed very familiar to him. "George?" the groundhog asked. "Yes", said George. "How I missed you!" said Chuck. "You know what tomorrow is?" asked George. "Groundhog Day! Hooray!" George took Chuck to the train station, and the two friends traveled home together. The next day their town had a big Groundhog Day celebration and Chuck was the star of the show! There were bands, and food and lots of people! Everyone was there to see Chuck...but Chuck stayed sleeping, snuggly warm in his burrow. He was tired from his big city adventure! He didn't even peek out to see what all the fuss was about!
After Groundhog Day, Chuck said, "I will never escape or run away from home again!" George picked him up and they went to the football game together…this time it was the Ravens vs. Jets. It was the best day ever…and Chuck never missed Groundhog Day again!