The test subject is rotting all over, his arms, legs, hands, and feet are the moldiest looking that anyone has ever seen. His teeth are bronze and chipped. He lost two fingers on his right hand. Part of his leg is completely gone. His eyes are as wide as the moon. His clothes are dirtier than a muddy pig. He is hungrier that anyone can ever be. He is shriveled like a three-month old tomato. He is as weak as a worm, and as dumb as a rock. He smells like a compost bin.
He will eat his best friend. He has eaten entire people. He has no memory of the past. He will attract any meat nearby, within smelling distance. He will ether sit down for day’s even months until he is provoked to move, or he will wander endlessly. He can hardly run.
Here are some outstanding models and drawings of the creatures the students created.
Right around Halloween, the sixth graders conceived, described, and created visual representations of fictional creatures. Some exemplary writing samples are below.
First: Snuffy, by Josh L.
Snuffy, my creature, has many unique things about him. Snuffy has a shiny head as bald as an egg and a dark, chestnut colored, forehead. He has two eyebrows arched like rainbows. Snuffy also has two eyes wide enough to stare down an owl! He sports gargantuan ears with ear hair that goes up when he’s happy. Snuffy smells like a burnt pop tart. Snuffy has a small lavender nose, and when Snuffy pushes his nose it lets out a “WAAP! WAAP!” Snuffy also has a humongous round mouth with teeth so sharp they can cut through a piece of cheese in a single chomp! Snuffy has lengthy twisted arms like a rubber band wound up too many times. He has two elongated legs as long as trains with feet too oversized for his body.
Snuffy also has a very intriguing personality. Snuffy always nose dives into the ground because his feet are incredibly out of proportion with his body. Snuffy speaks like he has bubbles in his mouth. Snuffy saying hello would sound like “Hwwrble. Hwwrble.” Snuffy has the power to charm people into watching his lean body fall face first into the ground repeatedly. A power that doesn’t get Snuffy very far in life. He also has the power to vacuum up people into his open top like sucking water down a drain. Snuffy has other friends who are like him named Larry, Mary, and Harry, but his friends don’t fall down as much as Snuffy does. Snuffy resides in a world called Tiny World located on the inside of the moon. Despite its name, it’s a very large place. Tiny World is stuffed with other monsters that have outlandish habits like having an obsession with grapes, dancing as a mode of transportation, and pouring tea out of the ears. Snuffy transports to Earth by slipping on a custom built spacesuit. Then, he jumps on a super trampoline sending his towering body careening towards Earth like a meteor.
My creature is the Puffball/Big Puffball, sometimes called Mr. Puffy-pants. This creature is white with streaks of green as spiky hair. Mr. Puffy-pants’ have one gargantuan eye in the middle of their head. The Puffball has a miniature mouth, and is almost always smiling. It has sharp teeth sometimes obscured from view. The dwarfish legs on Mr. Puffy-pants’ are long and thin, while the animal clomps around. The feet are protected by a tiny, little shoe. The Puffball wears a tiny crown atop it’s fuzzy head, as shinny as a diamond in sunlight. The Big Puffball is like the Puffball, but bigger. Except this creature has large, pointed teeth, to scare other creatures with. Mr. Puffy-pants’ are very cute and adorable, most of the time….
This creature has two sides. Literally. It can morph from a Puffball into a Big Puffball. The Puffball is a shy and good-natured animal that makes a great pet. They are sensitive creatures and will sometimes morph if you infuriate them. They give off the aroma of sweet flowers and perfume. The Puffball has a high-pitched squeak as dialogue. The Big Puffball is more outgoing and acts very robotic. “The bigger the puff the bigger the brain” means the more enormous the Puffball the smarter they are. Big Puffballs have a deep, manly-like voice despite their friendliness. Mr. Puffy-pants’ (both Puffballs) love to play Scrabble. They live in homes with humans or will live in a cave in the wild. These creatures are full of cute and fun personalities!
When we think of Halloween we think of candy. The thick, rich chocolate along with the delicious yummy gummy treats too. But for the Super Skinny Candy Stealer, Halloween is torture. He is allergic to candy! The Super Skinny Candy Stealer’s hair is so spiky it feels as sharp as pins. His chubby eyebrows have this same threatening feature. His slender mouth is always watering because he craves the scrumptious candy everyone can enjoy but him. His teeth are flawlessly straight and blindingly white because he doesn’t eat candy. The Super Skinny Candy Stealer’s hands have very rough skin. His mom calls it alligator skin because it’s so rough. His hands are alike this because he thinks cream sounds delicious and sugary so he doesn’t use it. His feet are rough, too so when he has bare feet his feet sound scratchy on the floor. It’s as if he is tap-dancing. His torso is immensely slim. It looks like someone squeezed him in a tiny closet where he got smushed and stayed that way. His legs are as skinny as pencils. His hair makes him look scary until you see his minute legs. He always smells like icky broccoli because that is his favorite food. He always stinks up the room so his mom has broccolinators that suck up the putrid smell.
The Super Skinny Candy Stealer is always very jealous. He is jealous of all the spoiled kids in the world who eat candy. On Halloween, he steals kids’ nasty candy. He doesn’t eat the delicious treats. He just doesn’t want others to enjoy it. The Super Skinny Candy Stealer has razor sharp fingernails so he can slice open candy bags and steals the delight inside. He has no friends because he despises everyone who eats candy, and he hasn’t met anybody who doesn’t. He likes to go to all the stores in his town and swipe all the scrumptious candy from the shelves. Again, he just burns the delight instead of eating it. When Super Skinny Candy Stealer walks into a store that has candy, the mouth watering smell disgusts him so he puts clothespins on his nose to block the vile stench. He lives in a total candy free cave miles away from the to-die-for taste and the mouth watering taste of the torturous treat…CANDY.