女兒五年級的導師是全校唯一的男老師開學前的家長會時男老師就說:「我一向不崇拜功課小孩嘛就是應該要玩腦筋才會靈活!」所以上了五年級的女兒從此沒有回家作業要是有就是另一位資優班女老師出的作業一兩頁數學題和每週背二十個單字

        媽媽呢
已經習以為常自己孩子的性格其實漸漸在定型現在的女兒一回家會自己把功課做完再看閒書感覺上很不錯了

        某天
女兒回家拿了一份影印出來的冊子Little Leopard Magazine”,就翻做「小花豹雜誌

        「
媽媽妳看我們做的!」

        雖然只是黑白電腦列印
但有花樣的字體和插圖也算是不錯的文書處理能力封面上列出同組同學的文章有故事笑話小詩科學實驗球賽報導漫畫和謎語非常多樣故事是牽牽寫的:“It’s a Twisted World”(註),大概六百字吧描述兩個小朋友不小心失足掉入一個黑洞後進入一個被動物統治的世界裡面的人類都是失足掉入的全都被關在人籠裡以供觀賞等這兩個小孩發現自己未來的命運時,火速即時爬出洞外終於逃出一劫故事緊張刺激而且想像力豐富一向喜歡看冒險奇幻小說的牽牽顯然深受引導

        「
寫得很好呢上課寫的嗎?」

        「
對啊我們英文課有writer’s workshop老師要大家隨便寫這是我的草稿。」

        草稿是手寫的
上面有紅筆更動和建議很工整不像牽牽潦草的字跡可是也不像是老師的筆跡。「這是誰改的呢?」

        「
同學改的老師幫大家分組每個人都有一個partner寫完的故事讓partner先看寫建議然後拿回去改。」

        第二份手稿上的更改就比較少了
,「partner這次要edit就是編輯),要檢查標點符號和拼字再改好以後去電腦室打字然後才可以交給老師。」牽牽繼續解釋

        「
然後就釘成一本雜誌嗎?」

        「
不一定所有的組員可以決定要編成一本什麼東西其他組的同學都編報紙我不想跟大家一樣就建議編雜誌因為雜誌也是有故事新聞什麼的對不對?」

        「
對啊妳好聰明啊要不要投稿呢這個故事這麼棒!」

        「
好啊!」

        由於檔案在學校
牽牽只好在家重新打字小孩嘛多做點事總是學習這裡免費的地方報上有收學生習作的版面因為沒有稿費似乎沒有很多小孩有興趣但是看到自己的名字變成鉛字還是很滿足吧

        本來以為已經被刊過一次文章的牽牽
這次再被用的可能性不大結果才送出email就收到編輯的信稱讚她文筆很好要她以後多寫多投牽牽無所謂的樣子笑了一下媽媽可是比她還興奮呢

        在這裡
功課不多好像不必太緊張腦筋靈活不討厭上學確實比較重要!來欣賞一下她的故事吧!

註:牽牽的故事“
It’s a Twisted World”(扭曲的世界)

        When something is twisted it turns weird.  Like animals start talking and people start barking and squawking.  But what happens when two kids find the Twisted World?

            April and May were friends.  They did everything together.  But one day they decided to explore the forest which was forbidden by their parents.

            “Come on May!” shouted April.

            “I’m trying, whoa!” cried May.

            “What’s wrong?”

            “I tripped and fell in a hole.”

            “I’ll try and get you out.”

            April pulled but fell in the hole too.

            “Ungh!” said May as April hit her and flew down the hole together.

            “What is this place?” asked April.

            “It’s the Twisted World,” said May.

            “How do you know?”

            “This sign.”

            Sure enough a sign said Twisted World.

            “Good afternoon,” said a squirrel with a leash on a boy.

            “Good afternoon,” said April and May together.

            “Would you like to go to the Animal Inn?” asked the squirrel.

            “Sure, why not?” said the girls together.

            “By the way, why is a boy on a leash?” asked May.

            “Oh that’s what we do in Twisted World, basically everything’s twisted, and anyway do you want to go or not?”

            The girls looked at each other.

            “Sure,” they said.

            The squirrel and the girls walked down toward the light of the houses.  As they looked around they saw a green sky, blue grass, and pink trees with green apples.  They also saw bunnies with girls or boys on leashes.  And when they got to the town they saw a pet shop full of girls and boys and animals dressed in clothes everywhere!

            “What’s your name?” May asked the squirrel.

            “It’s Mark,” said the squirrel.

            “Well Mark,” said April.  “How did all of you get here?”

            “Well we all fell in from the hole a long time ago.  Not me of course, but our great-grandparents did,” Mark said.

            Soon they reached Animal Inn.  The girls tried to pay with money, but they only accepted leaves.

            They rested and woke up refreshed the next day.

            “Mark, how do we go home?” asked April.”  My parents are worried about me.”

            “That’s just it, you can’t go home,” said Mark sadly.

            “But there has to be a way!” shouted April.

           
--- to be continued ---


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  • 悄悄話
  • 沐恩
  • 小說後面有待續欸<br />
    我可以申請看第二集嗎
  • shoshay
  • 謝謝新朋友沐恩留言<br />
    好像在哪裡看過你的名字<br />
    是從哪位朋友那裡連過來的呢<br />
    非常好奇<br />
    故事的下集就是下一篇啊<br />
    我想你應該看到了吧<br />
    無名不能一次放很長的文<br />
    所以得分兩次刊 真是麻煩<br />
    去你家看過了 原來你是個小男生<br />
    難得對這裡感興趣<br />
    恭喜你在好多家報紙發表過文章<br />
    你比較喜歡小朋友的英文故事嗎<br />
    我還以為沒讀者呢<br />
    那我以後就盡量放囉<br />
    希望常來留言 先謝謝啦
  • vince
  • Such kind of teacher who encourages students to have a good time<br />
    learning is fast disappearing from the American school system<br />
    after the \\\"no child left behind \\\" program started.