War of The Worlds Police Report

 

Jayson Knapp

 

Time of Day: In the early morning.

Location: Weybridge

 

Description of the thing: The Thing had a cylinder. Its diameter was thirty yards. It was still warm with a stirring noise and hollow inside.

 

The Events: The witness went on a walk to find meteorites. Discovered UFO.

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Sea Shanty (Brain Quest Assignment)

By Jayson Knapp

Fifteen Men on the dead mans chest
Yo-ho ho and a bottle of rum
Give toast sailors of the high seas
Those who lost it all
Those who have to gain
Yo-ho ho there’s a balance of gold
Tradition to the pirate name
Rum and treasures to claim
Follow captain orders to treasures go
Sea to sea our boat to row
Yo-ho ho plundering the loot
Bury that chest good and deep
Lose the map to the seven seas

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The Beast Jabberwocky Slain!

Instructions: Rewrite “Jabberwocky” as a news story.

 By Jayson Knapp

The Jabberwocky was killed yesterday. The Jabberwocky was a dangerous monster. The beast was helped with the Jabiub bird and a Bandersnatch. The Jabberwocky was killed by the sword. He fought for so long he was tired, so he rested on a tree. The Jabberwocky fought with rage and fury. The town cheered when they learned the beast was dead.

Holiday Story Assignment

By Jayson Knapp

Instructions: Make your own holiday story with characters and a plot that reveals characteristics about them. (BrainQuest) 

Once upon a time three friends went ghost hunting, but they found more than ghosts. There were zombies, skeletons, witches, and giant spiders all in one place wanting to take revenge. They will destroy the world and make it a haunted one. The kids went into a fright and fled to tell the town. They did not believe the kids until it was too late. When the attack occurred, the town was terrified. They fled and all that was left were three brave kids turned zombies forever lost to time.

Teacher Commentary: This assignment receives a 0. I like the creativity, but the goal was to create memorable characters and you made forgettable characters. You gave them no name. They have no characteristic except for being maybe brave.

Summary of Tom Sawyer White Washing Scene

 

Instructions: Write a summary of the exchange between Tom and Ben. (BrainQuest Assignment)

 

Ben and Tom’s conversation is talking about a lot of things such as liking something such as work and making work fun. The story’s main idea is to join in something you can only do once.  Tom’s mouth may have watered for the apple but he did the thing he could only do once in a while. Even with Ben wanting him to come swimming. Tom still continued white washing and looking at his job on how good it is. Ben’s way of thinking it’s work but eventually wants to join in.

 

Teacher Commentary: Jayson you were suppose to do it in order. Also the main idea of the story was about the line between what is work and what is fun. 

Paul Revere’s Ride: Brain Quest Assignment

By Jayson Knapp

Assignment instructions translate Longfellow’s poem as a story.

On April 4th 1775, Paul Revere rode to warn people that the British were coming. He did this by telling a friend,

“If the British march by land or sea from the town tonight hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower as a signal light. One if by land, and two if by sea, and I on the opposite shore will be ready to ride and spread the alarm through every Middle sex village and farm for the country-folk to be and to arm.”

Now in 2018 we still hear and teach of it and its poem. It is an important time in history the revolutionary war.

Window into The Samurai Warrior

Jayson Knapp
Instructor name:  Mr. Knight
School Name: Knapp Family School
11/23/18


Window into The Samurai Warrior

Who were the Samurai? The Samurai were the elite warrior group of Japan. The time of the samurai was the Edo or feudal Japan period, from 1603 to 1867 in Japan. Back then Tokyo was Edo. Edo was not capital Kyoto was.  A samurai wasn’t just warriors but, they were also shoguns. Shoguns were commander-in-chief in feudal Japan, the highest rank.

What was the life of a samurai? When a boy in a samurai family is born, they give him a sword. It’s not a real sword, but it is a symbol of his future. A sword is more important than anything except for Bushido and his training.
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