The wonderful work on this page is the result of a collaboration
between an English teacher, Pre-service teacher, Science teacher,
Media Specialist, and the creative 7th grade students at Philip
Livingston Magnet Academy in Albany, New York, US.
Click on the page numbers above to see stories written by grade school students.
Phantdogg by AunriMy animal is fun to play with
But he's vicious.
If he bites you
You'll need a million stitches.
He's so big that when he tries to hide
You know that he's missing.
My dog is mad smart.
He can even go fishing!
The Alabiemon by Jermel
The Alabiemon eats everything on earth!
Even the dirtiest dirt!
He often makes a sound like a dog.
Some people mistake him
For a giant bullfrog!
The Ketah by Kevin
Ketah likes to eat a
Big gazelle or zebra
Sleeping all day,
Prowling all night,
He'll growl if he doesn't
Get his way!
Poem by Lucy
Zog was a good pet,
Zog lived a long time ago,
Given to children, tied with a bow.
Zog used to yip, he did it a lot.
Zog was a good pet,
Chelekey by Stephanie
Chelekey is not a burgler.
She makes the best cookies you've ever eaten.
The Zebrachee's Day Out by Melvin
Zebrachee is yellow, black and white.
He could probably fly a kite!
The Zebrachee always hunts at night
Because, to him, it just feels right.
But after this hunting, he will go home.
He wishes never to be alone!
Zekey by Cassandra
Zekey has a bell
But it sounds like a key.
She is half zebra
And half monkey.
Sometimes, she is a predator's prey
Because she's sweet enough
The ElZeCheMon by Julia
The ElZeCheMon was created a long time ago when some weasels had a little fun. One day, two of the animal creators were at work on four different animals, sculpting them out of clay. This was how all animals were created. Creators would sculpt them out of clay and then sprinkle a "living dust" over them to bring them to life.
Now the four animals they were working on were the elephant, the zebra, the cheetah and the monkey. They had just finished and had left them to dry, and had walked away. Out from behind a tree came a mischievous little weasel who was looking for fun. He saw the four wet sculptures and thought of a plan. With the help of all his brothers and sisters, he took apart the wet sculptures and made a new animal of all their combined parts which we now know as ElZeCheMon.
|Many thanks to:|
|Ms. Mary Paley, English teacher||Dr. John Polnak, Principal|
|Ms. Kamila Smith, Pre-service teacher|
|Ms. Kara Ford, Science teacher||Ms.
English Language Arts Supervisor
|Mr. Neil Shapiro, Media Specialist|
|Special thanks to all of the student poets and writers who wrote about their switcheroos.|