After reading "The April
Rabbits" by David Cleveland, we took the last line of the story
and had it begin our new story. Each student wrote one day of the
hippopotamus followed Robert home the last night of April.
One the first day of May Robert saw one hippopotamus jumping on a
Two hippopotamuses were wrestling in Robert's bed on the second day
On the third day of May three hippopotamuses went to school.
Four hippopotamuses were in Robert's school room May the fourth.
On the fifth day of May five hippopotamuses were reading books about
rivers in the library.
On the sixth day of May six hippopotamuses went for a swim.
May seventh there were seven hippopotamuses at the zoo.
On May eighth eight hippopotamuses were playing a game of soccer at
The nine hippopotamuses ran to the street and then they had a race
on May ninth.
Ten hippopotamuses were swimming in a pool on May tenth.
On the eleventh day of May eleven hippopotamuses were flying in the
May twelfth there were twelve hippopotamuses at the zoo watching the
Thirteen hippopotamuses are in the bath tub on May thirteenth.
On May fourteenth there were fourteen hippopotamuses swimming
in the Mississippi River.
On May fifteenth in the park at the pond there were fifteen
hippopotamuses swimming in the pond and the ducks were all running
On the sixteenth of May there were sixteen hippopotamuses that
were all dressed up very pretty.
Seventeen hippopotamuses were in the bath tub and took Robert's soap
and went to the waterfall river and took a bath on the seventeenth
There were eighteen hippopotamuses all in a line on May eighteenth.
For most of the rest of the month of May the hippopotamuses had a
great time having a party in Robert's basement.
But on the last day of May, Robert went to his basement and found it
all clean and neat, but no hippopotamuses.
That evening, after Robert was in bed, a monkey was quietly climbing
in his bedroom window.
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