Friday, November 20, 2009
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In the past few days 2B boys have participated in the Progressive Story Project using the Progressive Story wiki. This is a Web 2.0 tool which allows students in Pennsylvania, California, Switzerland, and Memphis to collaborate on one story!
The first two parts of the story were written by two classrooms in Pennsylvania, and 2B has finished and posted the third part. You can read below what has been written so far in this group effort!
Next, a class in Switzerland will post their portion, and the ending will be written by students in California! How will it all turn out? What will finally happen to Professor Tyler and Fiffy, the Wonder Dog?
Our story so far- we are in story group #5.
"Mwah ha ha ha," said the evil scientist, pleased that his invention was a success. Professor Tyler used to be a mild-mannered chemical engineer until one day he tripped over his cat and tumbled down the stairs of his lab. He crashed to the floor and lost consciousness. When he finally regained consciousness, his personality had changed forever. He was not kind and friendly anymore. He had gone totally insane. Professor Tyler built a giant robot whose purpose was to destroy everything and everyone it met. He had finally finished his creation and he wanted to begin total world destruction. Professor Tyler climbed into his robot and began counting down to lift off. 10, 9, 8, 7...Tyler could hardly wait, 6, 5, 4, 3...CRASH! Fiffy, the wonder dog came bursting through the window of lab.
“Bam, Kaboom, Bang, Screech!” the sound of metal popping pieced the air. Standing in the middle of the pile of melted metal, which was destroyed by her laser-vision, was Fiffy!
“Your dreams end here, boy!” Fiffy exclaimed.
Professor Tyler, who had narrowly escaped being melted with his robot, grinned and said, “Why do you always underestimate me, Wonder Dog? You will never catch me now!”
Suddenly, Professor Tyler dashed toward the hidden escape hatch in the laboratory wall and vanished. At the end of the secret passageway, Professor snuck in the forest surrounding his laboratory.
Professor ran as quickly as he could to the Swamp of Powers, which was hidden deep within the forest, and dove in headfirst. As he swam deeper and deeper into the murky waters of the swamp, he began to feel the tingle of power oozing through his veins.
Professor swam quickly towards the surface and suddenly, he felt much stronger and more powerful! Once he reached the surface, he saw that Fiffy had mysteriously duplicated herself.Orange and yellow lightning shot directly from his hands, and it hit all of the Fiffys except one. They were knocked out and lost consciousness. The one Fiffy who was still conscious saw Professor Tyler with laser beams rocketing from his eyes and growing larger than ever. Fiffy jumped, and the laser bounced onto Professor Tyler rapidly. The laser flipped him right back into the Swamp of Powers.
Splash! Mud is bubbling over Professor Tyler’s head. Muscles are popping out of his arms. His feet are giant and his hands are glowing. Blast off! Tyler shoots out of the swamp and hovers over the forest. Fiffy flies into his ear and tickles his brain. Professor Tyler starts laughing and his body starts shrinking. Fiffy can’t escape from Tyler’s ear. Once Tyler’s powers are gone, oops!, he falls to the ground.
Professor Tyler’s cat has been roaming the forest for him. Suddenly, SMASH! The cat steps on something hard. He sees wonder dog Fiffy fly up in the sky. Professor Tyler is dead and the world is saved from destruction.