okay… i have some more homeschool lovely-ness to share :) sometimes i just can’t believe i am so lucky!! my boys are very creative and mostly self sufficient. they work hard and come up with the BEST stuff…
Big B’s most recent paper:
“The Loch Ness monster. Fact or Faked? Truth or Legend? Hoax or Real Fiction?
Nessis has captivated minds for centuries. The monster without limits. You may be asking in your head, “Nessi is just a legend and all legends aren’t that real.” Right? But let me say that all legends have a basis in truth because, first of all, all legends had to start somewhere in history so they have to contain truth in their bowels. **YES! he absolutely said this!! i laughed so hard tears were rolling down my face. luckily he thought i was laughing about something else and didn’t realize i was reading his paper**
There have been many reported sightings and a whole lot of mysteries of the lake. One legends says that a water horse, Cor (Loch Ness Monster) would lure children on it’s back to ride it, but when the child got on, he couldn’t get off and then the beast would dive to drown the poor kid and then probably eat him. My story is quite different. Here let me tell you it now.
Legend has it that in Scotland, in a deep lake called Loch Ness, a monster dwells. It’s name is Nesse. She, like all reptiles, breathes air and like the dinosaurs she is warm-blooded. Some times people in boats and along the shoreline see her head or her body or her tail when she goes up for air. Sometimes she would go on land looking for new food, for I know that if all I ate was fish I would want something else after a while. There are many different versions of what she looks like but the general description is that she is as big as an elephant with a gray body, a hump like a capsized boat. She has a long tail with black and white bands on it and a long neck with a small head about the side of a horses with similar likeness full of sharp teeth and four feet like flippers with claws on all of them for gripping rocks and sand and dirt. No one knows how she got there nor if she’s still alive or if she is pregnant for she may have had little babies.
The one way we know Nessie may be real is when Romans traveled to northern Scotland they met fierce, tattooed warriors called Picts. The Picts were obviously fascinated by animals because they had standing stones that were carved with animals likeness. The Romans all recognized the animal carvings but one. One of the a prehistoric monster that the Picts believed that an ancient creature prospered in the lake. But one thing’s certain and that’s that the ancient Picts believed in Nessie.
Over the years Nessi became famous. She inspired pictures and books, even movies!
People over the years have disagreed and agreed on the existence of this monster, But one thing is real and that is that Nessie is real in our minds and hearts.”
and Little L is writing a paper on wolverines. here are a few of his illustrations:
and here is a picture of his manga dude, jake skullpass :) Little L says when he grows up he is going to change his name to jake skullpass….