Editor's note: The following are selected stories and drawings from Tisha Clark's fourth-grade class at Neil Armstrong Elementary School. The Bettendorf News celebrates youngsters learning the English language; therefore, no editing or spelling corrections have been made. We hope you find them as cute as we do.
There once was a reindeer named Frank who wanted a drink from the sink.
He fell and scared Bob the elf. Bob hit the shelf. What a day it was.
Brandon Wayne Bishop
Jingle bells … jingle bells,
Where is santas sleight?
I try to sleep on christmas eve
But find there’s just no way.
Sugar plums and presents
are not what are in my mind
My thoughts are filled
With all the things that could go wrong today.
Rudolphs nose could go out
And santa could not see
There could just be no Santa and it could have been my mommy
She could forget and make me cry this christmas day instead.
I just cannot get to bed
I just am not drowsy
Santa could just not come here
Because I am not in bed sleepily
I cannot get to bed
Because I just keep listening for santas sleighbells ringing
And they just will not come
Camille J’nai Vesey
The Gingerbread man seemed tasty
I didn’t want to be hasty.
I went up stairs in the house
Like a quiet little mouse.
The Gingerbread man head what I was saying
Because I was praying.
And the Gingerbread man got eaten by a horse and I said, “Man oh man, Gingerbread man, of course.”
Angles are white
Pretty in flight
Ready to pray any day.
There was a reindeer named Jimmy
Who wanted to go down the chimney
He flew and he slid
But he would not fit
So he gave up quite grimly.
Never fear snowman is here
Don’t cry little girl
Not even a tear
Christmas is fun
I wish it was Christmas morning
And I saw santa’s sleigh
Off in the distance
He wold say
Ho ho ha! Got you
Draven A. Curry
There once was reindeer named Larry
Who wanted to fly Santa’s sled
He hopped and he turned red
He tapped every bed
And Santa picked Comit instead!
Nicholas J. Duncan
There once was a reindeer named Harry,
Santa’s sleigh, he wanted to carry,
He had a great fall,
Atop a Mountain so tall,
Therefore he was so very weary!
When I spotted the sleigh
The snow was so yellow it looked like hay.
Well looks like no sledding today.
There once was a man named Rob
He wanted to get the santa job
But he was lazy and very boring
He went to sleep and started snoring
Then he started t sob when he didn’t get the job.
Alexandra Rose Grandinetti
I can hear santa’s deer,
I can say welcome here deer,
Are the deer really near?
My favorite Christmas color is gold
Gold as the shining ornaments on my bright green Christmas tree
Gold as the sparkling color on my nails
Gold as the wrapping paper on my gift
Gold as the wrapper on those little chocolates that sit at home
My favorite Christmas color is red
Red as Rudolphs shiny nose.
Red as Christmas frosting on a sugar cookie
Red as a striped peppermint candy cane
I was tearing my presents
Then I listened
Babys were crying,
My parrot squacked,
Chimes were making a tiny sound,
Then I heard giggling
And the door screeched open!
Logan Tyler Decklar
There once was a elf named Clay
Who wanted to ride Santa’s sleigh
Santa said no so Clay ran away!
Santa’s deer are almost here.
I hope he gives me a souvineer.
He also has lots of toys for little girls and boys.
We go sledding in the snow.
I hear Santa chant “Ho ho ho!”
As we see him we murmer ”‘Woah!”
The light tonight is very bright,
We see Santa’s sleigh in the sky.
As he flies past, we say “Bye!”
Emily Marie Shirk
My favorite Christmas color is shiny blue…
Blue as the eyes of my BFF.
Blues as the dazzeling sky.
Blue as the cool snowflakes
On my glamourus PJ’s.
I was tearing presants like crazy then I stopped and listened. There were birds chirping, dogs barking, babies crying and suddenly I heard thunder and it was so loud.
Gifts and packages are up in a pile
I love see grandmas great
There once was a donkey named Andy
Who wanted to help and Elf named Randy.
Andy made toys that were ripped
Santa didn’t want Andy
He got a new elf named Randy
He was quite a dandy.
There once was an elf named Millow.
Who wanted to be Santa’s fellow.
Millow went crazy and messed up santa’s shop.
Santa got made and gave him a mop.
Millow quit the shop and started playing the cello.