Mrs. Chartier's First Grade Class
McBride School
St. Helens, Oregon
The Wild Toboggan Ride

 

When our first grade class listened to The Wild Toboggan Ride by Suzan Reid and Eugenie Fernandes for the first time, we laughed and laughed! There were so many great characters. But who were the most important ones? We decided that they were Grandpa Dan and Nicki. It was fun to think of words that described them. That Grandpa Dan - he was always saying something funny like "Fiddlesticks to snow!" He seemed pretty grumpy, especially at the beginning of the story. Nicki was a "regular" kid just like us, we decided. She liked snow a lot, and she was pretty nice. What if we pretended to be either Grandpa Dan or Nicki? What would we like? Where would we live? What would we eat? Have fun reading our thoughts!

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live in an old house. 
I eat chicken wings. 
I have snow.
I like snow.
I hate Brussels sprouts. 
I wish I was alone.

By Brandon

All About Me

I am Nicki. 
I live in Florida.
I eat carrots.
I have a dog.
I like flowers. 
I hate brown. 
I wish I had a cat.

by Hannah W.

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live on Cherrywood Drive.
I eat beans.
I have a hat.
I like my scarf.
I hate the snow.
I wish I had a friend.

By Kaleb

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in a house.
I eat grapes from the bushes.
I have a Barbie.
I like horses.
I hate when Grandpa Dan is grumpy.
I wish I had a pet horse and a lizard
and another pet goldfish.

by Hannah N.

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live on Little Street.
I eat chicken.
I have a truck.
I like the toboggan.
I hate pushing the sled all day.
I wish I had a kitten.

By Garry

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in Portland.
I eat rice.
I have a cat.
I like Santa.
I hate snow.
I wish I had seen a reindeer.

By Emily

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live on Oak Street.
I eat Brussels sprouts.
I have a cane.
I like Brussels sprouts.
I hate snow.
I wish I had a toboggan of my own.

By David

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in Minnesota.
I eat ice cream.
I have a toboggan.
I like snow.
I hate when the snow goes away.
I wish the snow would stay forever.

By Katie

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live in the woods.
I eat apples.
I have a dog.
I like cats.
I hate bags that rip.
I wish I could have a cat.

By Devin

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in Snowtown.
I eat chicken noodle soup.
I have a dog.
I like sledding.
I hate not getting to go sledding.
I wish I could go sledding every day.

By Haley

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live in the mountains.
I eat soup.
I have a hand.
I like Brussels sprouts.
I hate snow.
I wish I had a hat.

By Gus

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in North Dakota.
I eat a pickle sandwich.
I have a bear stuffed animal.
I like my friends.
I hate the devil.
I wish I had a scooter.

By Nikki

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live in a cottage.
I eat tomatoes.
I have books.
I like the number 7 because 
it is a lucky number.
I hate the number 2.
I wish I had one million dollars.

By Spencer A.

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in Ohio.
I eat spaghetti.
I have a toboggan.
I like the snow.
I hate when the snow goes away.
I wish Christmas was every day.

By Susannah

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live on Ward Drive.
I eat pizza.
I have a sled.
I like going on sleds.
I hate flies.
I wish I would not be grumpy

By Sam

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in a cottage.
I eat eggs.
I have a book.
I like birds.
I hate spiders.
I wish I could go to the swimming pool.

By Regan

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live in a house.
I eat cabbage.
I have a scarf.
I like the toboggan.
I hate the snow.
I wish I could get out of this snow.

By Bryan

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in my house.
I eat pizza.
I have a toboggan.
I like bows.
I hate trucks.
I wish Grandpa Dan wasn't angry.

By Brittany

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live on a hill.
I eat salad.
I have a cane.
I like food.
I hate Brussels sprouts.
I wish I had a big sled.

By Spencer H.

All About Me

I am Nicki.
I live in a house.
I eat spaghetti.
I have a toboggan.
I like snow.
I hate birds.
I wish Grandpa Dan was nice.

By Emma

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live in a house.
I eat meat.
I have a scarf.
I like chocolate pudding.
I hate pushing.
I wish I could go to the sea.

By Tehvyn

All About Me

I am Grandpa Dan.
I live at the North Pole.
I eat bread.
I have snow here.
I like Nicki.
I hate snow.
I wish this weather would change.

By Sergio

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Oregon Content Standards For English: Grade One

Reading:
Comprehend a variety of printed materials.
Retell a story.
Relate a story to personal experiences.

Writing:
Use writing as a tool to reflect and communicate for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Write short sentences in logical order
Do a writing piece in the imaginative mode.

Literature:
Understand how literature records, reflects, communicates, and influences events.
Develop literary elements: setting, characters.
Reflect on literature read.

Communication:
Speak effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes and listen effectively to gather information.
Listen actively in a variety of settings.
Uses oral expression with appropriate voice level and rate.


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