The following essays are by Waller Elementary students who were assigned to write a story following this scenario: “Jenny’s neighbor, Mrs. Jackson, has asked her to take care of her unruly twins — Donna and Derek — while she deals with a hospital emergency. Mrs. Jackson has just left and Jenny goes to the kitchen to discover the twins are missing.”
Jenny went off to find the twins because they were missing ! So she looked in the bathroom. Up under the table, in the shower, in their bedroom, up under their bed. Then she remembered their mom “said,” “Don’t let them go out side because they love exploring things or so they say.” Then Jenny walked outside and found them. Jenny said “ You too are lucky I will not tell your Mom !” “What do you want to eat”? The twins replied “We want corndogs” Jenny said “ “OK let me warm them up”! So she did. She put them on three mintes then ding ! Off the Sound came from the stove she opened it they were all gold and chrispy. So She said “time to eat!” The twins said, “OK.” So they came and got theres and then they asked for kactup she said,” OK but don’t make a mess with it.” They replied OK.” She gave it to them and went to the bathroom for 5 mintes. She came back and said,
“LOOK at this mess you made, ketchup was all over the table, floor, walls, and on there cloths. They were in trouble. The twins said, “they wanted to play with there friends so Jenny said “You can go outside but don’t run off and I will know if you did I will be watching out the window” They said OK.” So the went upstairs got there moms lighter and said “Were heading outside now” Jenny said “OK” So they went and pretened they were knocking on the door and then they went on back of there friends house and got the lighter out and burned there back door an ran. Next thing you know the fire truck was over there in a flash they had a notebook and sheet a paper and asked questions to figure out who did it.
Then Jenny saw the twins go put up the lighter and she said “It was you two who burned the back door. She punished them by making them rub her toes.
First, Jenny went looking for Donna and Dereck. When Jenny wasn’t looking they wanted to play football with Peyton Allen and Liam. Jenny went looking for them at the park. When she found them she ordered them to go back home and stay in their room with the door and windows locked. Jenny was making dinner for the twins. Donna Dereck were hungry so they snuck out of their room and pushed Jenny out of the way. She hit her face straight on the floor and had a big bump on the front of her head. “Why did you do that? Jenny asked. “We were just trying to help/” replied the twins. “Go back to your room, no snack for you!” Jenny screamed.
Jenny went looking for Donna and Dereck. They were under their bed. Jenny went to look in the living room to look for them. Mean while they got out from under their bed and got a lighter. As soon as Jenny walked in they were lighting the lighter. Donna Dereck don’t do that or I’m telling your mom! But it was to late and they did it anyway. Just then Mrs. Jackson walked in and screamed “put that down right this instant!” Mrs. Jackson looked at Jenny and said “I’ve got it from here.” Finally Jenny took off running and ran all the way home!
Lily M. Howe
Jenny started to look for the twins. They were not inside, so Jenny searched outside. She explored the backyard, across the street and down the street. Then, she hunted for the twins in the woods. She knew it was dark and dangerous, but she still went in, Later, she saw a snake near the twins and leaped on the snake. She wrestled it to the ground and grabed the twins and returned home.
Then, Jenny went to the restroom. The twins were by the stove. They turned on the stove. When Jenny got back, she saw that the house was on fire! She grabbed the Kids, ran outside and set them down by the mailbox. She heard the crackling sound as she went in. She grabbed the fire extinguisher and put out the fire. She said to the twins, “Oh, come on!”
Next, Jen heard their belly’s growling, so she let the twins help make a sandwich. The twins started to take out stuff from their places so then, started to brak, smash, squirt, throw and shoot thing across the room. When Jenny got back she saw a big mess and Yelled “really? really!” Finally, the mom came home and saw the home spotless and asked if Jenny can babysit again. She Shouted, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 2 hours later OOOOOOOO
so long that the house fell down OOOOOOO” She sad, “I have some time next Tuesday.”
When Jenny went back into the kitchen to check to see how the twins were doing, “Oh my gosh, “ She screamed. “Where are they?” Jenny went to go find them. When she turned around she saw a boy and a girl. “Hey you guys come back here right this minute.” She yelled. They came back. Donna said “We were just gong exploring” Don’t leave here anymore.
Jenny was watching TV white the twins were sitting on the couch. Donna and Derek were so hungry. Then they snuck into the kitchen to make a sandwich. Jenny looked at the couch “Oh man” Jenny cried “They’re probaly up to no good.” Jenny went to go look in the kitchen “This is a mess” She yelled. “There’s bread everywhere and ham and cheese in the sink”
“That’s discusting” You guys are going to help me clean this mess up.”
Jenny was tired of this mess. Her eyes were sleepy but she was afraid to go to sleep because the twins are wide awake. They finally went to sleep, so she went to sleep too. But the twins were not really asleep. Donna pushed Jenny off the couch. Derek helped. Then Jenny woke up. “Who pushed me off the couch?” Jenny heard a car outside. “Maybe that’s Ms. Jackson.” Jenny heard knocking at the door. She went to go answer it. “Hey Ms. Jackson they were not so good.” OK Bye you guys have a good day and Jenny ran out the door as fast as she could.