Alaya Holmes 10










Witch made her bump,
And fall into the mouth of a hog.




My limerick
By Alaya Holmes
Mandy
There once was a girl named Mandy,
Who loves to eat lots of candy,
She went to the dentist,
but it always came in handy.

Dear Ms. Wainess,

Thank you for being one of the best teachers in the whole school.

You are an awesome person and your students love you and so do I.

Even though I had never meet you, people have been saying you are the best.

I have seen you walk down the hall a couple of times and I said hello.

Well, thank you for letting the brownie girl scouts use your room and have all of our meetings in your room.

Did you like the flowers that we made you?

I hope that you liked them.
I wish that you were not retiring from being a teacher here at Bingham Farms.

We are all going to miss you here especially… ME!

Thanks a lot!
Love Alaya Holmes


Dear Ms. Woods,

You are an awesome gym teacher!


I love the way you teach us how to get fit and excursive and I am improving on that a lot lately.


I REALLY wish that you were not retiring from being the gym teacher.


We are all going to miss you a lot… well of course I am going to miss you the most.


Thank you for doing jump rope for heart.


I will never forget you. We love you!


From your very athletic student,

Alaya Holmes

Chapter 1
Ran Under Table


All the time when I was three and four, I used to run around in a circle around my table. I put my hands up and said “Hi Daddy.” He said back “Hi Sweetie.” He also used to chase me around. Stitches On Eye One day when I was two years old, I got stitches on my left eye. My Dad took me in the E-R room. My Mom was in the waiting room. They gave me sleepy gas too. I said “Daddy, can I have a lollypop?”He said “Sure”
Chapter 2
Band-aid on Knee


When I was four I used to sneak band-aids and put them on my knee. Then my mom or auntie would catch me. I would laugh every time they would catch me. Fell Down Stairs BOOM, BOOM, BOOM! I fell down the stairs in my mom’s black high heels. I fell down 17 stairs. I was actually playing dress-up. It sounded like a volcano erupting when I fell. It didn’t end so well.
Chapter 3
Michael Jackson performance


“It’s time to perform.” I said as I was about to get my costume on. I was Michael Jackson, my mom; granddad, dad and sally were Michael’s brothers. The song we picked was “I want you back.”I loved doing that with my family. Sneezed Tooth Out ACHOO!! POP!! Out came my tooth. “How can that happen?” I said. That is one of the weirdest things that has ever happened to me. I SNEEZED MY VERY OWN TOOTH OUT!!! THAT WAS LIKE A MIRACLE!!!
CHAPTER 4
Great Grandma’s Funeral
Everyone was crying. ESPESUALLY ME. It was the saddest thing. I cried so much that I could hardly breathe. After the ceremony, we ate dinner. They cooked so well, I stopped thinking about her passing away. Built fort with uncle and dad One cold winter day when I lived with my uncle I built a fort. It was a lot of hard work to build. It looked like an igloo. It was one of the coolest things that I have ever made in the whole winter that was in the big Michigan.
Chapter 5
Met best friend


“Listen up class, today we have a new student. Her name is Tiffany Glenn. ”oh boy, a new student. I can’t wait to see her! Then she walked in wearing a yellow raincoat… I knew we were going to be friends for life! Went to Florida with mom and grandma “time to get up we are going to Florida.” My mom said. But I just went to sleep like 10 minutes ago. We were going to Florida for 5 days. It was going to be my first plane ride. I’m going to have the time of my life!


Chapter 6
Met Mayor Bing

I have met the mayor before! The reason why is because my granddad worked for 5 mayors before! It is so amazing! He even picked me up and kissed me on the cheek. Graduated from kindergarten YAHOO! IM FINALLY BECOMING A FIRST GRADER! IT WAS HERE… THE LAST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN. IT WAS AMAZING. EVERYON HAD THEIR HATS ON AND THEIR DAPLOMAS. IT WAS THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE. BUT THE ONLY THING THAT I DID NOT LIKE WAS LEAVING FRIENDS AND … NO MORE NAPS!!!!! WAAA! FIRST PLANE RIDE TO FLORIDA VROOM! OFF INTO THE AIR. HERE WE GO. I AM SOOO EXCITED ABOUT GOING TO FLORIDA. My ears kept on popping but I was o.k. the ways you can stop that from happening is to yawn, eat gum, or push your ear. Went to Pool Everyday Yahoo Splash! That is me splashing in the nice ocean… or was it a sea? I do not know, well I am in Florida and I went to the ocean or sea everyday in the morning and I went to the pool every night. It was fantastic!



Chapter 8
Second plane ride


“I’m beginning to like plane rides now mommy.” I said as I was getting my seat belt buckled on the plane. Plane rides are really fun. They are so fun that maybe one day I might want to be a cool pilot! WENT TO HOUSTON TEXAS Now we are going to Texas… Houston Texas actually. I’m staying with my cousin Tony. We are trying to find a house to live in down there in Texas. We are moving there soon.




Chapter 9
Saying good-bye to family


“See yaw later daddy.” I said as I was getting on to the airplane. I was staying for ten days! Me and my mom went to Houston Texas in February. I had the time of my life. Seeing The Waterfall “Wow it’s beautiful and very wide… it’s a waterfall! You can actually step into the waterfall and stand right in the middle of the waterfall. The waterfall was so pretty that I wanted to take millions of pictures of the waterfall.





Chapter 10
Seeing the Galleria


“Whoa!” I said. “That’s humongous!” there it was… the galleria. The place was like wow and when you turned the corner, it was like a whole another gigantic mall. I loved the galleria!!! Getting lost in the galleria “No this way, no wait no it is that way!” I can’t believe it. We are lost in the biggest mall in Houston! This is not too good. It took me and my mom almost 30 minutes to get out of the mall.



Chapter 11
Finding Our Way Out


Finally we came out of the mall. I was so happy and really bummed out from all of the walking around everywhere. It was really exhausting for me and my mom. Especially my mom because she had high heels on. Taking a Rest. Finally we were at my cousin’s house to go take a zzzzzz. I was so tired that I didn’t even want to take my shoes. So I just lay there in the bed with my mom and dosed off.

Chapter 12
Looking at houses


“Wow look how big this one is mommy.” The houses in Houston are REALLY big! We even saw one that had a gate and inside they had spiral stairs and in the basement, there were some men who were redecorating and making the basement better for the people who were or might be buying them and when we left they only had a tiny bit done down there in the basement. Well they were doing their personal best during the construction work. It was cool. Cold There Not Here I love the hot weather in Houston. It feels much better than freezing cold Michigan. I wonder…how the people in my family that are in cold Michigan are doing. I hope that they aren’t too cold.

Chapter 13
Still winter back home


I wonder why its’ how it is so hot here and cold well actually freezing cold in Michigan? How can that be possible? Well I guess that is just how things work around here. In winter it is 80F in Houston I can’t believe it. It is 80F in Houston Texas but snowing. But it is winter. How can this be possible? It was like a miracle!

Chapter 14
I wish that it was like that in Michigan


It’s very complicated how it is one kind of weather here in Houston Texas but it is like you know below 0 degrees in freezing cold Michigan. How can this be possible? Fixing mommy dinner “mommy dinner is ready.” Well I really didn’t fix dinner it was just left-over Chinese food. But it seems like I’m actually making it myself. It’s like I am a chef! Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!

Chapter 15
Part one
Going To the Boardwalk
“WERE GOING TO THE BOARDWALK! WERE GOING TO THE BOARDWALK!” I was so happy. Me and my mom were going to the boardwalk where there were games and rides and you could win cool prizes.

Part two


I went to a game where you had to grab a little frog with a fishing rod that had a magnate on the bottom! I got a little lime green monkey. I named him limey the little lime green monkey. I had lots of fun at the boardwalk with my mommy.

Chapter 16
Going to the carnival


It was amazing. Glow up Ferris wheel. Well that was only because it was night time. I got to win two stuffed animals. The first one was a bear named Flama. The second one was a cow named Lily or Sarah. I had a fabtabulous time and I hope that I get to come back again soon! Winning the prizes I won my little bear was by I had to do darts and pop the little balloons and I had to aim them and so that is how I won. The other one that I had won was by doing a water squirting contest with my mommy.

Chapter 17
Going back home again


Well I think it is time for me and my mommy to start packing up all of our belongings to head back home to all of our family and friends. I really had an excellent fantastic time. I also hope that I can come back again soon. Going back to the cold
I really did not want to go back to the freezing cold weather in Michigan because I felt like that I belonged here in Houston Texas because the weather I am so used to right now and I really do not want to leave Texas. I felt like I never even knew what freezing cold weather even was ever in the entire universe!

Chapter 18
Baby screaming on the plane


Waa! Waa! Oh no now what? Now there is a baby screaming AND wining? I do not want to hear that all the way back home. I do not like hearing this too much. It hurts my ears! A LOT! Somebody is kicking me!
Hey somebody is kicking me in the back. This is when I was going back to Michigan in the plane and…this little boy is kicking me so hard! He was kicking me so hard that I would’ve called the flight attendant to tell him that this little boy needs to stop kicking be or else I will try to tell his mother that he is kicking me very hard in the back. And I really mean that.

Chapter 19
Going to the candy store
OH MY GOODNESS! IT IS B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L-! I can’t believe it. It looks like wonderful candy/ dessert heaven. Everything looks just like… candy and desserts everywhere! I never want to leave here. I just want to gobble up all of the candy and eat it all up just for myself. Begging my mom to buy me some candy “please buy me some candy mommy. Pretty please with sprinkles and candy corn, lollypops, and gummy bears on top with whip cream on the top? Please just a little bit of candy?” “NO!” said my mom. I will do anything. “NO WAY!” said my mom.

Chapter 20
Looking at big chocolate bunny
WOW! That is a humongous bunny rabbit. I wish it was real chocolate. Why? So I can eat the bunny rabbit all up in one big, GIGANTIC gulp...CHOMP! I also wish that it was a real bunny. IT LOOKS SO GOOD! Getting hepatized by candy wow! All of the candy is so great I can already taste the fantastic candy! But it is too bad that I can’t get any of the candy!

Chapter 21
Not wanting to leave
Please mommy can we stay a little while longer? No alaya. I know that you LOVE candy but we can’t get anything today. And we can’t stay here forever in the candy store and everything is not about you and what you want. My mom said. And I was just thinking that… THAT REALLY SUCKS! And I said that! Saying good-bye to candy store why do I have to leave my precious candy? It is the one thing that I love that is a dessert… or food. But mostly dessert! It is horrible that we are leaving. GOOD-BYE CANDY! I WILL MISS YOU A LOT!

CHAPTER 22
Meeting my daddy at the restaurant
HI DADDY! I MISSED YOU SO MUCH WHEN I WAS GONE! I missed you to sweetie! We missed you so much all ten days we missed you a lot! Finally getting our stuff Well, well, well finally we get our stuff almost an half an hour later for standing in the long line for people getting their stuff. It was so bad that I wanted to just leave without the backpacks and our luggage. It took so long because there was a whole lot of the people that were here like an hour ago waiting for THEIR stuff too!
Trying to fit in the car squeeze in this way and then that way. Trying to get all of the stuff into the car was a BIG problem. I was trying to squeeze into everything that was ours!


Chapter 23
Home sweet home
AHHHH! It is good to be back home isn’t it mommy? Yeah it is she said. CHUCHI!!! A.K.A. MY FAT CAT. I MISSED YOU SOOOOO MUCH! I LOVE YOU GUYS! Getting unpacked wow. I never noticed how much stuff we would actually bring just for ten 24 hour days! How did we bring soooooo much stuff? That is actually bad. We are heavy travelers me and my mommy aren’t we mommy?!?

Chapter 24
Eating a nice welcome home dinner made by my dad daddy A.K.A. KELLY HOLMES


AWWW, thank you daddy for cooking us this wonderful l welcome home dinner I said. On this fine evening I am excellent! You are the best chef/cooking daddy ever!! Saying goodnight good night mommy! Good night daddy! I love you both so much. We love you too alaya. So we said our prayers and I got tucked into my nice warm committable bed.

Chapter 25
Going to the bed


So I said the rest of my good nights. I also gave the rest of my hugs and the best of all time… KISSES!!!! So I had the best time telling you about my life. SEE YA SOON!
FROM ALAYA JADE’ HOLMES





Should Little Kids Go To School All Year?


YES!




I think that we should have this little break because we would forget all of the things that we had learned in class and when we have a very important test to take, we would probably fail the test. Unlike having the two week break, we would have most of the answers right on the test because we would have studied for the test. Also I think that we should study for the test so we could get really good grades in all lessons and classes of the week. We also should have this little break so we can study too. Also we can do the work that we did not do in the classroom and we can bring it home over the weekend only if the teacher says that we can bring the work home. We should also have a short break because we can get better in all classes and lessons and schools activities in school. Also the break is not too long and it is not too short of a break for us either. We can also see our friends and we can do a lot of things and activities with our family too. I did not want to pick no because we would have so much fun laying that we would forget all of the things that we learned in school were and we would not be able to study at all. And do you know that when you go swimming in the summer and you have some water in your ear? Sometimes I like to joke around and say that when you have water in your ear form swimming, when you hit one ear and water comes out of it, you do not just get the water out of your ear you also get out some of the things that you have learned in school and in class and in other things that you needed to study for to get the answers on the test out of your brain too. Did you ever know that? Well now you know. Hey, you just learned something new didn’t you? Also, here is some advice… when you are just well you know bored, just take out some scrap paper and do some math problems and work them out with your mom and/or you dad and let them do some math games with you and then they can check your answers with a pen or a pencil. Also, when you are at home make sure you tell your parents to get you some flash cards that are division and/ or multiplication cards and study them with you brother, sister, mom or dad and study them for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Also when other kids ask you for some help when you are an extra helper in class or something, you can help them in the math session that you are doing with the class and show them what you can do. When you go home and your mom or your dad wants to go on a walk, ask them if you can join and then, while you are walking do some multiplication and some division problems along the way and then maybe, if you want to your parent can time you for 3 to 5 minutes to do the multiplication and division problems. All that will totally help you get the job done and then when you go back to school the next day, you will be nice and prepared and your teacher will probably say, “ How did you get all of those answers right on the test so fast?” or, “ Wow, you really know your multiplication and division really well . Also I think you are one of the highest kids in my class that knows this stuff.” That is probably what your teacher would say about you. Never give up. Keep going. The more you practice, the better you will get at whatever you do and do not ever forget the things that will help and never forget the tips that I typed in this story about kids going to school. And that is why I think that kids should have this little break.




10 Alaya Jade’ Holmes





Should Little Kids Go To School All Year?

YES!



I think that we should have this little break because we would forget all of the things that we had learned in class and when we have a very important test to take, we would probably fail the test. Unlike having the two week break, we would have most of the answers right on the test because we would have studied for the test. Also I think that we should study for the test so we could get really good grades in all lessons and classes of the week. We also should have this little break so we can study too. Also we can do the work that we did not do in the classroom and we can bring it home over the weekend only if the teacher says that we can bring the work home. We should also have a short break because we can get better in all classes and lessons and schools activities in school. Also the break is not too long and it is not too short of a break for us either. We can also see our friends and we can do a lot of things and activities with our family too. I did not want to pick no because we would have so much fun laying that we would forget all of the things that we learned in school were and we would not be able to study at all. And do you know that when you go swimming in the summer and you have some water in your ear? Sometimes I like to joke around and say that when you have water in your ear form swimming, when you hit one ear and water comes out of it, you do not just get the water out of your ear you also get out some of the things that you have learned in school and in class and in other things that you needed to study for to get the answers on the test out of your brain too. Did you ever know that? Well now you know. Hey, you just learned something new didn’t you? Also, here is some advice… when you are just well you know bored, just take out some scrap paper and do some math problems and work them out with your mom and/or you dad and let them do some math games with you and then they can check your answers with a pen or a pencil. Also, when you are at home make sure you tell your parents to get you some flash cards that are division and/ or multiplication cards and study them with you brother, sister, mom or dad and study them for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Also when other kids ask you for some help when you are an extra helper in class or something, you can help them in the math session that you are doing with the class and show them what you can do. When you go home and your mom or your dad wants to go on a walk, ask them if you can join and then, while you are walking do some multiplication and some division problems along the way and then maybe, if you want to your parent can time you for 3 to 5 minutes to do the multiplication and division problems. All that will totally help you get the job done and then when you go back to school the next day, you will be nice and prepared and your teacher will probably say, “ How did you get all of those answers right on the test so fast?” or, “ Wow, you really know your multiplication and division really well . Also I think you are one of the highest kids in my class that knows this stuff.” That is probably what your teacher would say about you. Never give up. Keep going. The more you practice, the better you will get at whatever you do and do not ever forget the things that will help and never forget the tips that I typed in this story about kids going to school. And that is why I think that kids should have this little break.



10 Alaya Jade’ Holmes






Should Little Kids Go To School All Year?

YES!



I think that we should have this little break because we would forget all of the things that we had learned in class and when we have a very important test to take, we would probably fail the test. Unlike having the two week break, we would have most of the answers right on the test because we would have studied for the test. Also I think that we should study for the test so we could get really good grades in all lessons and classes of the week. We also should have this little break so we can study too. Also we can do the work that we did not do in the classroom and we can bring it home over the weekend only if the teacher says that we can bring the work home. We should also have a short break because we can get better in all classes and lessons and schools activities in school. Also the break is not too long and it is not too short of a break for us either. We can also see our friends and we can do a lot of things and activities with our family too. I did not want to pick no because we would have so much fun laying that we would forget all of the things that we learned in school were and we would not be able to study at all. And do you know that when you go swimming in the summer and you have some water in your ear? Sometimes I like to joke around and say that when you have water in your ear form swimming, when you hit one ear and water comes out of it, you do not just get the water out of your ear you also get out some of the things that you have learned in school and in class and in other things that you needed to study for to get the answers on the test out of your brain too. Did you ever know that? Well now you know. Hey, you just learned something new didn’t you? Also, here is some advice… when you are just well you know bored, just take out some scrap paper and do some math problems and work them out with your mom and/or you dad and let them do some math games with you and then they can check your answers with a pen or a pencil. Also, when you are at home make sure you tell your parents to get you some flash cards that are division and/ or multiplication cards and study them with you brother, sister, mom or dad and study them for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Also when other kids ask you for some help when you are an extra helper in class or something, you can help them in the math session that you are doing with the class and show them what you can do. When you go home and your mom or your dad wants to go on a walk, ask them if you can join and then, while you are walking do some multiplication and some division problems along the way and then maybe, if you want to your parent can time you for 3 to 5 minutes to do the multiplication and division problems. All that will totally help you get the job done and then when you go back to school the next day, you will be nice and prepared and your teacher will probably say, “ How did you get all of those answers right on the test so fast?” or, “ Wow, you really know your multiplication and division really well . Also I think you are one of the highest kids in my class that knows this stuff.” That is probably what your teacher would say about you. Never give up. Keep going. The more you practice, the better you will get at whatever you do and do not ever forget the things that will help and never forget the tips that I typed in this story about kids going to school. And that is why I think that kids should have this little break.



10 Alaya Jade’ Holmes





Should Little Kids Go To School All Year?


YES!




I think that we should have this little break because we would forget all of the things that we had learned in class and when we have a very important test to take, we would probably fail the test. Unlike having the two week break, we would have most of the answers right on the test because we would have studied for the test. Also I think that we should study for the test so we could get really good grades in all lessons and classes of the week. We also should have this little break so we can study too. Also we can do the work that we did not do in the classroom and we can bring it home over the weekend only if the teacher says that we can bring the work home. We should also have a short break because we can get better in all classes and lessons and schools activities in school. Also the break is not too long and it is not too short of a break for us either. We can also see our friends and we can do a lot of things and activities with our family too. I did not want to pick no because we would have so much fun laying that we would forget all of the things that we learned in school were and we would not be able to study at all. And do you know that when you go swimming in the summer and you have some water in your ear? Sometimes I like to joke around and say that when you have water in your ear form swimming, when you hit one ear and water comes out of it, you do not just get the water out of your ear you also get out some of the things that you have learned in school and in class and in other things that you needed to study for to get the answers on the test out of your brain too. Did you ever know that? Well now you know. Hey, you just learned something new didn’t you? Also, here is some advice… when you are just well you know bored, just take out some scrap paper and do some math problems and work them out with your mom and/or you dad and let them do some math games with you and then they can check your answers with a pen or a pencil. Also, when you are at home make sure you tell your parents to get you some flash cards that are division and/ or multiplication cards and study them with you brother, sister, mom or dad and study them for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Also when other kids ask you for some help when you are an extra helper in class or something, you can help them in the math session that you are doing with the class and show them what you can do. When you go home and your mom or your dad wants to go on a walk, ask them if you can join and then, while you are walking do some multiplication and some division problems along the way and then maybe, if you want to your parent can time you for 3 to 5 minutes to do the multiplication and division problems. All that will totally help you get the job done and then when you go back to school the next day, you will be nice and prepared and your teacher will probably say, “ How did you get all of those answers right on the test so fast?” or, “ Wow, you really know your multiplication and division really well . Also I think you are one of the highest kids in my class that knows this stuff.” That is probably what your teacher would say about you. Never give up. Keep going. The more you practice, the better you will get at whatever you do and do not ever forget the things that will help and never forget the tips that I typed in this story about kids going to school. And that is why I think that kids should have this little break.




10 Alaya Jade’ Holmes






Should Little Kids Go To School All Year?


YES!




I think that we should have this little break because we would forget all of the things that we had learned in class and when we have a very important test to take, we would probably fail the test. Unlike having the two week break, we would have most of the answers right on the test because we would have studied for the test. Also I think that we should study for the test so we could get really good grades in all lessons and classes of the week. We also should have this little break so we can study too. Also we can do the work that we did not do in the classroom and we can bring it home over the weekend only if the teacher says that we can bring the work home. We should also have a short break because we can get better in all classes and lessons and schools activities in school. Also the break is not too long and it is not too short of a break for us either. We can also see our friends and we can do a lot of things and activities with our family too. I did not want to pick no because we would have so much fun laying that we would forget all of the things that we learned in school were and we would not be able to study at all. And do you know that when you go swimming in the summer and you have some water in your ear? Sometimes I like to joke around and say that when you have water in your ear form swimming, when you hit one ear and water comes out of it, you do not just get the water out of your ear you also get out some of the things that you have learned in school and in class and in other things that you needed to study for to get the answers on the test out of your brain too. Did you ever know that? Well now you know. Hey, you just learned something new didn’t you? Also, here is some advice… when you are just well you know bored, just take out some scrap paper and do some math problems and work them out with your mom and/or you dad and let them do some math games with you and then they can check your answers with a pen or a pencil. Also, when you are at home make sure you tell your parents to get you some flash cards that are division and/ or multiplication cards and study them with you brother, sister, mom or dad and study them for at least 10 to 20 minutes. Also when other kids ask you for some help when you are an extra helper in class or something, you can help them in the math session that you are doing with the class and show them what you can do. When you go home and your mom or your dad wants to go on a walk, ask them if you can join and then, while you are walking do some multiplication and some division problems along the way and then maybe, if you want to your parent can time you for 3 to 5 minutes to do the multiplication and division problems. All that will totally help you get the job done and then when you go back to school the next day, you will be nice and prepared and your teacher will probably say, “ How did you get all of those answers right on the test so fast?” or, “ Wow, you really know your multiplication and division really well . Also I think you are one of the highest kids in my class that knows this stuff.” That is probably what your teacher would say about you. Never give up. Keep going. The more you practice, the better you will get at whatever you do and do not ever forget the things that will help and never forget the tips that I typed in this story about kids going to school. And that is why I think that kids should have this little break.




10 Alaya Jade’ Holmes




I am thankful for my mom and dad.

I am thankful for the house I have.

I am thankful for having friends.

I am thankful for all the food that I have.

I am thankful for my school and my very fun teacher.

Alaya Holmes