上海私立学校 NAIS课堂 | 不一样的Writing课堂,让孩子发现与世界对话的一万种可能!

2020-07-06

 

NAIS 课堂

WRITING

写作,是一场和自己内心的对话

 

 

“文章千古事,得失寸心知”

写作,是一场与自我心灵的对话。

一节好的写作课,

孩子们可以尽情发挥,

塑造新的人物,描写新的生活,

发掘新的细节,抒发新的情感。

在上海诺美学校的校园里,

为了给孩子们上一堂不一样的写作课,

Christine老师提出了“创造性”写作。

 

 

 

这个学期,高中预备年级的学生一直在学习创造性写作。想要写作,必然少不了阅读,学生通过阅读文辞优美的文章,了解作者的写作技巧,学习如何使文章更加丰富多彩。慢慢地,他们了解了比喻、隐喻、拟声词、夸张和拟人

 

 

在整个单元中,孩子们通过阅读短篇小说,识别不同的修辞手法,最后在自己的文章中加强联系,在单元项目的最后阶段,学生被要求选择一个日常对象,并编写一个栩栩如生的故事。

 

孩子们不负众望,写出了一篇篇的精彩作品,快来欣赏一下吧!

 

 

 

 
 

 

A day in the life 

of a notebook


 

Hello everyone, I am a white note book and I belong to a boy called Fish. I usually sit on a desk with my friend a small black pen and in front of me there is a laptop. 
 
Fish is watching the lap top very carefully and I can see that during the class he is always happy because he is usually talking and laughing. When he is laughing I can hear "HAHAHAHA" . 
 
Sometimes,I feel a black pen run on my body. It feels like someone is tickling me, it sounds like "sough,sough." I'm also scared of a man called Mr.Ted. His talent is to teach us. Every morning, Mr Ted always tells Fish to take notes, take more notes,and more notes.....We write too much notes. My friend, the black pen says: "Oh! I think this Mr Ted really wants to kill me!"   
 
Sometimes,Mr Ted is angry about the student  who are playing or do not  listening carefully. He is like a lion and he tells the students "If you do not listen I will kick you out" But sometimes Mr Ted is also interesting when he tells us some interesting things. After class ,I become a dark notebook because the black pen has covered my face. I have a dream: I hope one day I can help Fish and become more useful to get a great score on his exam, so that I can make him and his parents very happy. This is also what Fish wants, so I will try my best to help him. My skill is to remember some important things and to help Fish study things that he learns in the class, and if Fish take notes often teacher can give him a good score. I know that when Fish see this he will be very happy. and say HAHAHAHAHAHA! I am so good .Sometimes Fish takes my paper and uses me to draw, I really hate this because it's like a knife cutting my body, and it really hurts, also my body will being less too!That means I can not remenber more things.
 
Finally, I want to tell you about the things that I love and crazy I meet. The main I think crazy is that black computer, because it is really a leopard. Sometimes, when Fish does his homework on the computer, I can see that the  video clarity is also very high, and the computer is very smart.  I admire him very much, I hope I can be like this computer in the future.  My best friend that I love is the Rubber because when Fish take notes wrong,he always help me keep clean, if we don't have him I will be very dirty. OK,this is my beautiful and crazy life,my story the end.
——Fish Ma
 
 

 

 

 

A "wow" trip 

of a badminton



 

"Owwww! Do you have to hit me THAT HARD???" I shouted at my best friend and my enemy Racket. His smack hurt as bad as Karina's dog Barky chewing me. Racket is my friend, because we play together all the time. If there is no Racket, there is no me, Karina would not even touch me if there was no Racket to bounce me high. He is a red rough racket who's reading rock'n roll and refuse to review his mistakes. I say that he is also my enemy, because he always hits me so hard.  He said to me: "How many times do I need to tell you!? I can't control myself!" Well, it might be true, but Karina wouldn't hit me that hard...... Did I forget to introduce Karina? Oh I did, Karina is a great, nice and kind girl who owns me and my family. She takes me out to play with her a lot, and she is my best friend too. 
 
Even thought it hurts when Racket hits me up high, I do love my job, being up here in the sky gives me great view. I can see all the trees, people, and sometimes I can even talk to birds, and bugs. Sometimes the birds don't like me, they always say: " Hey! Give us back our feathers you shuttlecock! Give us back our feathers! Give them back!" I don't understand why they say that though. I do have feathers but I don't think I stole their feathers. The feathers are white and beautiful. I usually shout back to them "It's my feathers that I'm wearing, why do I have to give it to you!?" I love the black birds, they never ask me to give them my feather, maybe because my white feathers don't match their black feathers.
 
My job is to let Karina hit me back and forth. I don't know why but it makes her happy when I fly in the sky. I am so good at turning and spinning, it's my specialty!Sometimes Karina spins me too much it makes me  really really dizzy, and I am going to die of dizzyness. I love spending time with Karina because she's is good at Badminton so I can usually fly for a long time - that's if Mr.Windy doesn't come. Oh, Mr. Windy is so strong and bossy, he makes everyone follow his lead, like Dust, leaves and I hate when Mr Windy comes because then we are dragged away from our comfortable spot. But if I follow him, Karina loses, and she complains, and she will be sad, and I don't want that to happen.
 
I feel happiest when I can hear Karina say "OH! YES!" because it means I am flying in the right direction. But then when Karina's sister Lemon plays with me, she always misses so I fall on the ground. Falling on the ground hurts like a hundred mountains jumping on me. Karina would NEVER treat me like that,if I fell on Karina's side, the solid, hard ground is a soft pilow who would protect me.
 
One time when I landed on the ground, I saw a brown thing that said "Hi! I am poopy!"
 
I screamed "Ahhhhh! Where did you come from!??"  Then I realized that beside where I landed was dog poop. One of the things that I don’t like is water and dirty stuff. Whenever Karina misses, and I drop on the ground, it's actually fine for me, because it gives me a rest from spinning. But whenever I land in water or dirty stuff, and my feathers are wet- that's the worst because then Karina can't play me anymore and one of my family members would have to take my place.... Although dirty stuff are better than water, I still need to have a bath after they get on me, and Karina can’t play with me for a while.
 
When Karina came and saw that I had landed in the poop, she screamed:" EWWWW OMG! There is a poop beside it! But it's still ok, it didn't touch it." So they lifted me up, and I was flying again! Yay! But then, I saw the bossy Mr.Windy. Oh no! A second later, I was lead away by Mr. Windy, and I landed! YES! I opened my eyes, and saw branches, leaves, and WORMS! I AM STUCK IN A TREE! Oh no, oh no no no no no!  This is my worst nightmare - being stuck in a tree. When Karina hits me hard and high, yes, I get stuck in one of the park’s tree branches, and that just sucks, there are worms, dirty stuff all over me, and  I even get so many scratches from the sticks and branches, and plus, I can’t play with Karina. Karina tries to get me down from the tree by throwing my house, the package bag of badminton. I have a warm, great, lovely home, but it’s always so dark, and I can’t even see. But it's still a great home though..... And now, it's all ruined! My house keeper the sweat bands must be so dizy! Yes! The house touched me! But.... This time, a little boy branch held me hard, and I couldn't even MOVE A BIT! I hate it, I said: " Hi there little boy, would you mind letting me go please? I really have to get to my owner." " Birdy! Birdy! Mommy!there is a Birdy!" Shouted the boy branch. Did he just call me a Birdy!?? Well I guess I do fly in sky, I have feathers, and I am white. I am a bird.  Anyway, I was still stuck in the tree and the boy branch wouldnt let go! So I poked him with my feathers, but it didn’t work, Karina tried throwing my house up a few more times, but it landed on top of a dirty gross smashed berry. Suddenly, I heard Karina's mom shouting: "Karina we need to go! You have Zoom class in 10 minutes!” Karina said " No! I can't go home without the shuttlecock!"Phew! I thought,  Karina won't go home without me. Then, her mom came over, told something to her that I didn't hear, then I saw that she started to cleaned things up, and looked at me, my eyes met hers and I thought "ok, come on! Let's do this, we can get me off! I am ready!" I was thinking that she might throw my house up again,  but...... she left! She went home. Wait, WHAT? She went home without me? "Wait wait wait! Karina! I can get off!" I called out. But she was gone.
 
This is the only situation where I actually wished Mr.Windy would come and visit me, he can blow me off, he did that sometimes. It's true that I don't like Mr. Windy, but in a situation like this... I really need him! Mr. Windy! Mr.Windy!" I called. But he didn't come. I am as Sad as the sunless sea, I thought Karina loved me like she was my mother. Her family means a lot to me. If I am a fish, they are the water. My tears burst out when I realized I no longer have a family. because they left me in a tree, and I don’t know the way back. I started thinking about all the people that I would never see again. I thought about Karina, and her family, I thought about my house keeper, the sweat bands, she was pretty nice, and I will definitely miss her. I even made friends with Ms. Volleyball,who is married to Mr. Basketball, we talked a lot and they have a baby called Tennis, I babysit baby tennis sometimes when they were not home, they might be so worried about me.  I almost forgot, I also have a pet ladybug, he is a bug that lived in Karina’s house for many years, and Karina never realized him. So, I made him my pet.....He might be sad if I don't come back and waiting for me to feed him right now! "I am here ladybug! I am here! Please come and find me!" I called out, knowing perfectly well that Ladybug would not here me. After a while, I gave up, and fell asleep, I don't know how long have I slept, but I dreamed about me, ladybug, baby tennis, and Karina playing together.
 
 It was dark when I woke up, and the boy branch was still holding on to me! Suddenly, I heard Mr. Wind is coming into my direction, I could feel it! I called out: " Mr. Wind! Mr. Wind! Help me! I am here!" I wandered lonely as a cloud in my mind.
 
"What are you doing? My friend shuttlecock?" Mr Windy asked. He thinks everyone is his friend, but I can't tell him that I'm not his friend or he won't help me.
" Please get me out of this tree Mr. Windy." I begged.
 " Ha ha! You got stuk in a tree??" He laughed "Oh my silly shuttlecock with sparkling sand sticking on your sad squashed feathers. Ha ha ha! fine, I will help you." So he blew a big gush of wind, but the boy branch scratched me, and he pulled one of my feathers off!
"OWWW! You bad bad boy!",I screamed at the branch Mr Windy blew again and Ahhhhh! I finally got off the tree! YES! Now what should I do? All I dreamed of this whole life is to go and have a nice vacation, and travel around the world to see new things, people, and different views, I am so dizzy from all the spinning I had to do, and tired of falling on the ground. I like Karina, she plays badminton so well, I  really want to travel and discover new things but that can wait, for now I just want to go home and see Karina and my family.
I went to the swimming pool with Mr.windy, and there was no one there, which made me feel sad, I thought I am going to have fun with some friends. But I guess no. So I jumped in to the pool without thinking. Yes! I am swimming! I never swimmed before, but I think I am a natural at this! Then, I hit a rock, "Oww!" sayyyyys the rock, no, it's a creature or animal that can moves, it has hard shells. "Sorry, I was swimming, and then I accidently hit you." I said, "do you want to swim with me?" Asked the creature, "My name is turtle the toodo, what's your name?" Asked the creature. I answered: " So you are a turtle then, my name is shuttlecock." "I don't see much shuttlecock in the pool here." "yeah, it's my first time here." I said. He is a bit faster than me, because I just go with the water, I don't move by my self. then, we did something fun together, Turtle hold on to a stick,and Ihold on to the other side, then, he swims, which made me swim faster! We bumped in to another creature, it has a long body, with a beautiful long tail.
 
"Hey!Watch it! I am crying right now, becasue I am a famous fabulous frighten fish with fat fake fins! Wawawa!" "It's ok, you don't have fake fins, in fact, I think they are beautiful!" Me and turtle both comfort Ms. Fish. Then, we swim together, and had a lot of fun, but, I can't get back to the land, because I am really wet, and it's high from the pool to the ground. then, the turtles gathered his family, and they stand on the other's shells, I am at the very top, moments later, I reached the ground! I really apperciate them, and gave them one third of one of my feathers, when they are gone, I feel lonely again, no one is here with me.I want to go back to Karina, my friends and family, they are the best thing I want right now.Then, I heard "Vroom Vroom!" I saw a human riding a motorcycle me, so I shouted:" Please take me to........" I didn't even finish my sentence, but he passed me He rode as fast as an airplane.Then, after the guy with the motorcycle,I saw Mr. Windy," Wuizz Wuizz"
So I asked Mr. Windy: " Can please take me to Karina's house "."I told you! You need to pay now. " said Mr.Windy angrily, so I look at my self, I rip off half of what's left of my feathers and gave it to Mr. Windy. He took me to a slient grass land. I was so tired! I needed to sleep, and I can't go anywhere until my feathers are dried.
 
I woke up to a noisy sound, "Woof! Woof!" I look up, oh no, there is a scary huge dog looking at me in the eye right now I think: I am going to die today, why didn't I just stay on the tree? The huge dog put his head closer to me, I closed my eyes, it's over! I am done for! He asked: " Good evening young man, where do you want to go?"
 
I opened my eyes, shocked to still be alive.  "Wait, what? You are not going to eat me or chew me?"
The dog looked at me with a raised eyebrow " No, I am going to take you to where you want to go."
 
" I want to go back to the tree where I came from, it's beside the water fountain in the center of the park." I say to him. " Okay!" He lift me up, and we start walking. I am shaking the whole time, but soon, I don't think he is scary anymore, he is really nice. So we talked the whole way to the center of the park,a dn we made friends! He is an amazing dog, When we got to the tree where I fell, I asked him to stop, and I rip the last part of the feather and give it to him as a thank you gift. After he left, I thought to myself - what a long day, I am just going to wait here for Karina to come. So I sleep again.
 
The next day, I spot Karina in all of the crowds, she came to me, stared at me, and screamed: " Yes! Shuttlecock! You are back!" I give her a big smile and tell her "I will never leave you again!" While she is playing with me, I see the nice dog who saved me last night. We smiled at each other. After she is done playing with me, she picked me up, loaded me into my house and went back to her house, Ahhh! It's so nice to be in my "home, sweet home" again.
——Karina
 

 

 

 

The life of a phone

 

PART 1: INTRO
Hello people and other electronic friends. Today, I'm gonna talk about my most wonderful life! First of all let me give you a short introduction of who I am. My name is Huawei P20 and obviously I'm a phone.  I can start with talking about how awesome I am (not to brag about anything) but you know, unlike humans, we electronics are much much better than they are. We all have a sea of knowlege and our IQ is more than 2000! We have a super awesome memory, great communication skills, we can search up almost anything, and we even have emotions, which you call them emojis (isn't that so cool?) Well after talking about that stuff let me talk about my everyday life of a phone.
 
PART2:ABOUT MY LIFE:
I mostly live on the bedside counter in a bedroom that belongs to Jocelyn (my human), eating my favorite food (electricity) while hanging out with my best friend Charger. Charger has been my best friend since we met each other at the Huawei shop and because Jocelyn uses me quite a fair bit, we've rarely been apart from each other since that day. I feel pretty "connected" to my friend Charger. Life is pretty okay in this apartment but there are still things that annoys me such as those dirty fingers poking my elegant face. I feel like a cute baby with big cheeks that grown ups love to pinch. Seriously, what is matter with you humans!? Can't you wash your hands before you touch me? (Well I would more prefer that nobody touches my face at all.) There are things that I hate and things that I love about being a phone which pretty much balanced my life to a neutral point.
 
The top two, things that I'm afraid of are heights and water. I'm afraid of heights because Jocelyn usually puts me on high benches or counter tops. Us phones are known to shatter pretty easily so if I fall down then I have to go get 'repaired' - which means I'll have a stranger touching my face (YUCK!). The other thing that I am even more afraid of is water. I can't stand a chance being around water. I just don't get why the humans have to put 8 ounces of water into their body a day! Some humans even choose to SWIM in water! I would die, literally.  
 
Now, the things that I HATE are being poked by annoying dirty fingers, being bothered by humans, and when Jocelyn forgets to feed me (it feels so bad, kinda like dying!)
 
Anyway, I have a lot of things that I love about being a phone such as: eating electricity,  connecting with my friend Charger about the things that happens to us every day.I also love listening in on all the juicy conversations that Jocelyn has with her friends. It is so interesting. I also love learning new things every day when Jocelyn uses me to search for things she doesn't know about. Doing these things is SO MUCH better being bothered by stupid fingers. However, doing these things does take up a lot of my 'energy' so afterwards,  I'm as hungry as a giant shredder machine again. Sometimes Jocelyn does this weird thing where she would poke her finger at me and stare into me and then suddenly she would just start laughing like a crazy person. Like is there something on my beautiful face!?. Sometimes she would even let other people stare through me and laugh at me too for some odd reasons. Sometimes I get really paranoid that something might be stuck in my teeth.  I really wish I could just turn on my face camera and show them THEIR DOUBLE CHIN (HAHA) or even punch their faces if I really had any hands (then I would get all those revenges for poking my face!). We'll see who's laughing then!
 
PART3: MY WEIRD & AWESOME DREAMS
It's weird how humans think that we phones and other electronics can't dream. But the truth is: we can! I have never experienced dreaming until two days after I was placed on a plastic counter of some sort. That dream was completely horrible! In that dream, I remembered that I was seeing my dreadful future how someone named Paul bought me. This Paul person really loved playing games with me, he was always pressing my face really hard. One day he brought me into the toilet with him because Paul preferred to play and poo! I could feel a piece of poo staring right through me like it knew who I was and that was the creepiest moment in my life. After that last moment of his poo, Paul accidentally dropped me into the toilet! "Argghhh" I started screaming and then I felt the coldness on back again and felt the same familiar finger pressing the button on my right side and I finally came out of that nightmare. Since the last time I had that terrifying dream, I acted like I am not preforming well on purpose which it did work.
 
But after a few days, Jocelyn brought me to a phone repairing shop and that the people there disabled my ability for acting like I'm not performing well. What's so interesting about this is that a day after going to the phone repairing shop, I had another dream, my second super awesome dream. In my second dream I dreamed about having this world’s strongest protection shield that protects against 100% of water,100% fall proof protection,99.99% annoying fingers protection and 99% of human proof protection. In that dream, I also dreamed about the happiest moments in my life. It was so happy that when Jocelyn switched me on, I had already forgotten like half of everthing that was in my happy dream.
 
PART4:MY AWESOME VACATION:
Bringg! Brringgg! I have to wake Jocelyn up very early this morning even though my head is pounding and I want to keep sleeping. Jocelyn clicks my right side button to shut me up and started poking my face again. Today is an exciting day as we were going on a trip to Mexico! I just found out that I have have this thing called a GPS which can track where I am right now and can also help people with their directions. Jocelyn asked me how to get to the airport so I had to find the way for her and her family. It was pretty cool ordering people around and telling them where to go! When we arrived at the airport, Jocelyn left me in a dark place for a while. I think I was in her pocket. After a while, I poked out my head out to see what was happening and saw that Jocelyn was carrying a baggage and standing in line with some other familiar people who also lives in the apartment. Then they gave someone else a paper and then walked out of the line. As Jocelyn kept walking I saw so many other different electronics. I couldn't wait to meet all of them! At first I saw a scanner, television, baggage carousel, signs,electrical cars, other phones, watches, ipads and the we further we went, the more things I saw. When we got to the middle, Jocelyn took me out of her pocket and put me in a cart that went through a dark tunnel. I heard the tunnel said hello to me (of course I said hello back). It was nice meeting security machine no. 8 but it was pretty odd how I had to sit in a cart and I couldn't stay in Jocelyn's pocket. Soon we were on a bus and then on an airplane. It was a long ride to Mexico but it was great and peaceful because Jocelyn didn't bother me at all (probably because I was on airplane mode.) On the plane I met the airplane TV, the lights, and the toilet. The airplane TV told me about the different people who have been on the plane and then started showing me all these cool movies that I could watch on him. I told him stories about the outside place. We had a lot in common because he told me how he hated people touching his face too!! The lights mostly stayed quiet (probably a little bit shy but she did say hi.) I met toilet on the plane when Jocelyn went to the bathroom. Toilet was very odd and didn't have any manners. He told me he liked to eat meatballs and drink this yummy juice (I hope I won't get eaten by this nasty toilet) He talked with his mouth full and at the end he made a loud disgusting "BURRP!" (How rude!) Charger and I spent the rest of the time talking to each other while Jocelyn was busy poking the face on Mr.  airplane TV. Charger was in in the midde of telling me a funny story when we heard the speaker (or the light) saying that we would be arriving to our destination in five minutes. "YES!" I can't wait to get off this plane and go to our hotel. Then I would eat my favorite food in the air conditioned room and be left alone by humans. After we landed and got to the hotel, Jocelyn put down her baggages, she quickly got dressed and went to the death pool. The next day she took me outside of the hotel and it was awesome! I saw the beautiful sunsets at the beach, a lot of delicious looking human food. It was too bad that I couldn't eat it. The warm breezy temperature was just right for me (for some reasons I didn't even care about Jocelyn poking on my face probably because I have gotten used to it or that I'm so engaged into other things that I didn't even care about this anymore). In most of the days I spend my time under the shade eating electricity and in other days, Jocelyn would take me to other places to see new stuff. She would hold me up so I could see things better then she would press a button and then I would remember what I saw forever. I think the memories are called 'photos'. A wonderful week has gone by and I think that I am going back to the bedroom counter in my old house again. It was a great vacation that I'll never forget!
 
I guess the story of my life ends in here, but there will still be many more stories to tell in the future.
——Jocelyn

 

 

 

 

A story of bicycle


 

Hello everyone my name is Bicycle, today I will talk about my interesting day.
Every morning when I hear a ding, ding, ding, ding, and I get very excited because my master, Michael, will soon be riding me on a wonderful trip.
First I will say goodbye to my best friend Skateboard and I just need to wait for Michael to finish his breakfast then he would help me open the door of the my room(storeroom), and carry me out the door. I hate staying the storeroom because the storeroom is very dark and black like a coal As soon as I get outside the door, I feel so happy that I could hear the birds singing I can see the tree was dancing, it's beautiful outside the door.
 
Oh, our trip is begin. First, we'll go around a lot of houses, and then we'll go over a little bridge and then the sidewalk. Oh, I'm afraid of the sidewalk because there's sometimes some nail on the sidewalk and I worry that it is going to puncture my foot (tire ). Fortunately, I didn't touch the nail this time but the sidewalks really really freaked me out.
 
Finally we are arrive to the destination : Michael's school. Than Michael wil go into the school and he would put me in the school bike shed, where I could see many acquaintances and friends who would always tell me their story.I need to wait a long time until another ding ding ding sound. Michael and his classmate will come to get me and the other bicycle.
 
Now is the time to back home, Michael will go back the way we came. On the way home we will see a lot of cars. Cars are my idol, my dream is to be able to become as fast as they are. But being a car they also have shortcomings,sometimes there are too many cars on the road, which makes them happen traffic jam and they move like  a snail.  A bicycle is not like this.
We were halfway down the road when suddenly the sky became dark and it began to rain. This is bad, I hate rain, rain will let me all over the water because rain will get water on me, it will make me quickly rust. Michael also hates rain too so he rides faster.
 
Finally we are arrive home but even though Michael was speeding up, we were still covered in water. It's a good thing that Michael dried me off with a towel, or I would have rusted.
 
It was supposed to be my friend's skateboard working time, but because it was raining heavily outside, my skateboard didn't have to work today so we can have a nice sleep.
 
Oh! Today was a nice day.
——Michael Zhang

 

 

 

 

Mike Story




 

Hello, I am a Nintendo Switch and I was born in a factory in Shanghai. On the first day that I met this family, I saw many exciting faces. The brother and sister started arguing about who was going to play with me first and I heard them saying "thank you" to their parents like a 1000 times because they were so happy. Then the family, gave me a place to live, I live in the living room, and the living room is a palace for me, I live with the TV, Xbox, and charger. When I get up and I see a black bag in the morning, I know that the family is going on a trip, and I am very excited for that. The brother and sister plays with me a lot first, I was as busy as a student! I was very tired, also I will hear: " It is my turn, it is my turn" every day. I can see the children begging their parents to buy me more and more games to put in my stomach and it felt like   I was like eating all the elephants in the world, there is too much information. After living with the family for a month, I saw many things, for example, the mother is yelling at the brother like a crazy person, and I can hear her saying: " Do you know what is your wrong?" and her screaming is so loud that I thought I was going to die. Now because of the coronavirus, I can see the brother and sister at home every day, having classes but they can't play me a lot because of the amount of homework they have. Their homework is like small hills. I can still hear them arguing that who is going to play with me, and that makes happy.
 
The thing that I am most afraid of is if the children don't do well at school and have poor performance then their parents won't let them play with me. I will never forget that one time, they blocked me in a black box in a small black room, and everything wasblack there and I thought I was going to die there, I couldn't even see. I am also afraid having my face smashed on the table, and you can't imagine the sound. I remember that one day, the brother was playing with me while he was doing his homework and his mother came, then "bam" she smashed my face to the table next to him and I thought that my hands and my feet were going to break.
 
However, the biggest thing that I am afraid of the most is the new versions of the Nintendo Switch, I'm afraid that the children will get new version, and they will leave and forget about me.
 
For us Nintendo Switches the best thing and also the biggest honour is when our owner owner breaks a world record in any of our games, though that is very hard for normal person. I wish that one of my owners can break a record with me. I can't imagine how will it be, I will be like a king in all the Switches. That is my goal, I will train for it, I want the brother and sister to work for many months until I can finally do that. The hardest thing to do for a Switch is to always stay determined even though I have no energy.
 
I just have two enemies, the parents and the Xbox, because they all do some bad things to me. One time, the parents will smashed me onto the table and it left give me a scar on my the left side of my face forever. My other enemy is the Xbox. The Xbox is a fox,  he is so sly that sometimes he will tell some lies to the children so that they would play with him. The thing that I hate is just looking at the children playing with the Xbox's game and not with me.  I also have good friends, the children, and the TV. The children play me very well so we are friends and the TV is connected to me and we can doing the things we like when we are connected.
Even though, I work a lot also smashed by the family, but I still get many happiness from the brother and sister.

 

 

 

 

A day in the 

life of a bag

 

Hello everyone, I am Oscar's bag. I am red and white, there is a "Air Jordan" logo on my head so maybe that's my name! Oscar likes me very much, I am very proud and happy to help Oscar in his every day life.I have classes with Oscar every day, and I can often hear Oscar answering questions in class - the teacher often asks him to answer questions because he is a very smart boy! When he had to do his homework, he unzipped me and took out his notebook and pen and started writing. He was writing so fast it was like a bolt of lightning  When he got back to his dorm room, he carefully put me in his locker. I often see my friend -- the globe,in the locker, he is as fat as a pig on a farm and can't walk. and he took up so much room in the locker - but his geography is very good. I often ask him questions about where all the places are in the world.There is also a knowledgeable old dictionary in the locker as well, I like him very much because he often teaches me new words. I am very big so I can pack a lot of things,  my bottom has a zipper, and if you unzip it, inside can also hold a basketball! Oscar does my regular maintenance-wipes me with paper because sometimes I get dirty when he puts me on the flloor. I hate when Oscar puts me on the ground, because sometimes when he's not looking, he accidentally steps on me and kicks me "OWW" , it hurts and I get very dirty.
 
So let me tell you about my day. When I get to school, Oscar would take me out of the locker and carry me to class. Usually I sit behind his chair and I'm comfortable, but sometimes  I have too much stuff inside me. Because he had geography and science, and I had to carry the globe , he was too fat, and I had to carry a heavy textbook about science.I get very tired , so Oscar takes some things out keeps it in his stuff in his locker, and I'm very happy with him. After class, Oscar would put me in the locker and then he would go to the cafeteria, but sometimes he would carry me to the cafeteria and I would watch him eat. I wish I could eat his food! After lunch, he would take me out of the locker and carry me to the next class. When his class is done, he would put me again in locker so that I can have a short sleep while he goes to the dining room for dinner.   Sometimes I sit in the lock with and look at his homework. It is very funny because we know that soon Oscar will run out the classroom and get us, and take us to the class or his teacher will kill him! After the evening study, he would put me in the locker and then he would go back to the dorm. During the long ten hours, I would say good night to my friends in the locker and rest, but sometimes I would stay up all night until Oscar came to see me the next morning.
 
On weekends, Oscar often takes me out and lets me sit on his back. He will fill me with water and snacks.When he was on vacation, he carried me to Hangzhou to his grandmother's home. His grandfather is very kind and is as tall as a tree .His grandfather saw that I was dirty and often wiped me clean with a towel.I also like Oscar's grandparents very much.Sometimes Oscar would carry me up the mountain - I hated climbing with Oscar because I couldn't breathe,I thought I was going to die and sometimes I would get dirty.I like to go to the park with Oscar, because there are a lot of beautiful plants and flowers in the park, and the air in the park is very fresh. Sometimes Oscar will put his camera in my body. I don't like his camera. The Camera  is careless,I often have conflict with him.But Oscar always wore his camera around his neck, so I didn't talk to him very often.Sometimes he would take me to play badminton. He would put me on the chair and I would watch him play. I'm very happy, too, whether he wins or loses. This is my life. I think Oscar is not only my user, but also my best friend!

 

 

 

 

 

The Life of a Stapler

 

Being a stapler is boring. All I do is lie on the desk, and wait for someone to pick me up and finally use me. Now, before you call me a sad pessimist and remind me that "lying around and waiting for someone to use me" is what a stapler is supposed to do, let me just tell you about all the "fun" I've been having. (I was being sarcastic.)
 
Now you probably know that I DO NOT HAVE LEGS. YOU humans are lucky, as you have legs and feet, and are able to walk around, BUT I DON'T HAVE EITHER AND CANNOT WALK AROUND. All I am capable of doing is, as I said, lying on the desk and waiting for someone to use me. I hope you can imagine how boring that is! I am constantly dreaming of somehow growing legs and finally being able to move around by myself, but that is obviously impossible. Maybe I can ask my doctor friend Dr. Steven Sticky Tape to tape some legs onto me, but I heard from Mr Gary Glue that he's not even a real doctor so maybe I won't trust him, what if my legs fall off? I'm getting further and further away from my dream goal I want to achieve so badly: go out and explore the world. I just hate staying in one place. My owner rarely even uses me.
 
First, let me explain where I live exactly. I live on what you humans call a "desk". Now to you, it's just a desk, and it's basically as long as you are, but for ME, it's as big as a human SOCCER PITCH, no wait-A MANSION. It's so big that 20 whale sharks could have a sleepover on it with plenty of space left. I've heard they're extremely massive, but I've never actually seen one. (No legs, remember?) Plus, not only is the "desk" HUMONGOUS, but it is also a SKYSCRAPER. It is so tall, that my biggest fear is, in fact, falling off the "desk", since I would obviously be as dead as a doornail if I did. CLUNK! But the good news is that my owner always puts me at the back of the desk and not near the edge, so I've never actually fallen off the desk. Also, in case you're wondering, I am not the only one who lives on the "desk". The "desk" is as crowded as a beehive, with tons of other objects living on it, like Dr. Steven Sticky-tape, Patrick Pencil, Eric Eraser, Gary Glue, and more! Gary Glue and Dr. Steven Sticky-tape are constantly having arguments about who is stickiest, and all of us other objects are getting very annoyed. Like I said, I stay on the "desk" at all times and am never moved or touched unless I am needed, or when it is being tidied up. But lately, I am being used less often than before, thanks to the coronavirus. With the coronavirus hanging around, the teachers don’t give out any homework on paper, and now my owner always takes his notes on his computer.
 
Maybe if I told you how I see and where my eyes are at you'd understand more about how boring my life is. I am a fish; I have one eye on this side of my head (the hammer), and the other eye on the other side of my head (the hammer). When I am lying down, I see darkness in one eye and the blank, white, ceiling in the other. Sometimes I have to look at darkness in one eye for weeks, before someone picks me up and puts me upright. But when I am standing upright, I can see a bunch of things. I get to see all of my friends hanging out with each other, my owner having a Zoom meeting, etc. I basically see the same thing all the time, since nothing really changes around here. Mostly because unlike humans, none of us objects have legs.
I have small ears. They are MICROSCOPIC compared to humans' ears. I don't understand why humans have such big ears. They're so big I could see them from 10 thousand miles away. Why would they need such big ears? They probably have the best hearing in the world, but since MY ears are so small, my hearing isn’t very good at all; and since they’re at the back where the pin is, I hear things behind me better. But everything I hear isn't interesting so I'd rather not having any ears at all. Basically the only thing I hear everyday is the sound of footsteps and the small hum of the computer.
 
I don't mean to brag or anything, but I've got some pretty strong teeth and I'm probably the best at doing what I do. Basically what I do is bite two pieces of paper together and then they're forced to be together with my teeth (staples). I wait for my owner to take me off my shell and stuff in a fresh load of teeth (staples). Then my owner picks me up, bring my mouth to a few pieces of paper, and CHOMP! I bite down onto the the delicious pieces of paper, and one of my tooth is pushed out and pokes two holes in the paper. It kind of sucks that everytime I eat something, my teeth falls out. I'm like an old man, and what's worse - I don't even get any money from the tooth fairy! I usually just eat the two small pieces of paper, since I have a very small appetite. This is very useful, because if you had to carry lots of pieces of loose paper and you dropped all of it, you would have to spend plenty of your precious time picking pieces of paper up. Meanwhile, if you had stapled all of your pieces of paper together, you wouldn't spend as much time. Other than that, I also have a very special talent where I can move a part of my shell (the crimp area). You can push it up and switch it to the other side, so that my teeth (staples) will come out differently on the piece of paper.
 
You know what I hate? When some silly simps stick some of their fingers over the bottom part of my shell (the crimp area), and push my head (the hammer) back into the shell, by applying pressure to my teeth after putting in a fresh load of teeth (staples). You know what happens? I bite them. Which means I get a taste of human blood. Human fingers taste disgusting and aren’t half as good as small pieces of paper.
 
I may not be able to walk around or achieve my dream goal of exploring the world, but I am very grateful that I have no enemies at all, other than those wicked paper clips and fat folders. The other objects, such as my good friend Gary Globe, Peter the Punk Pencil Sharpener (A.K.A. "The Devourer"), and all of the coloured pencils on the desk have been on the desk with me for as long as I can remember, and we are all chummy with each other. We all know each other well, and always are joking around and having fun at night, when things get dark and scary. They also ALWAYS have my back when me and the clips and folders are having a full-on roast battle, or argument about who's the best at holding paper together, which is really silly since it's obvious I'M the best. I usually win anyways, but mostly because I'm the most intimidating, since I have teeth and threaten to drill tiny holes in them. What's the clip going to do? Pinch me? HAHA. Eat steel suckers.
 
That, my friend, is the entire life of a stapler, in only 1290 words. It took some time to write this, but unlike humans, I DO have all the time in the world. But now that you know what it's like to be a stapler, wouldn't you like to know what it's like to be a pencil? I heard It's much worse.
——Roddy

 

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