The 3H Crew is back to school today after experiencing first hand a little storm called Hurricane Sandy. We are very lucky that everyone is safe and things are beginning to get back to normal. Halloween was poseponed in our town and will be celebrated on Friday. All of the 3H Crew had hurricane stories to tell, so we shared the sights, sounds, and feelings about the storm. Here are pictures of our inspiration charts and some of the great entries the students wrote about their experiences:
Hurricane Sandy Experiences
Sentences that make it come to life:
We have experienced Hurricane Sandy. It is when we get a lot of impact of rain and strong wind. Trees fall down and basements flood. Electricity goes out.
By Jacob and Owen
During Hurricane Sandy, we were stuck inside. On the news, we saw the boardwalk at the shore crumble to pieces. We also saw a power line explode. Shayne and Cece saw that Ocean City, NJ was completely covered in water. The storm was 90 miles long. Then the storm died out and we were safe.
By Shayne and Cece
The main lesson of Hurricane Sandy is be prepared. I saw several trees go down taking the power lines with them. Soon the wind was blowing, no howling like a wolf in the middle of nowhere. Lights were flickering like a ghost was at the light switch. I was feeling so adventurous I played LIFE.
We felt the cold, strong winds from Hurricane Sandy. We heard the exploding transformers. We smelled the smoke from the exploding transformer. We saw trees down in front of houses and in streets. We listened to the news and we saw all the damages that Sandy caused.
By Katie and Marisol
During Hurricane Sandy, I saw a transformer exploding. It looked like lightning blowing up and sounded like machine gun firing. On the news I saw cars completely submerged in water and I felt empathy for the owners.
We saw a tree fall and it sounded like a gun shot. There was devastation because people were losing their houses and bad stuff like that. In the end, there was power lines down, transformers shattered, houses lost, flooding in thousands of places, people killed and so much more.
By Joseph and Carson
During Hurricane Sandy, we felt scared that the power would go out. We saw pouring rain and sticks crashing to the ground. Even though we live in the same town, Evan’s power went out, but Wyatt’s did not.
By Evan and Wyatt
During Hurricane Sandy we saw trees waving back and forth, leaves were flying everywhere. Rain was pounding in puddles. The sewer pipe exploded, BOOM and flooded the street. The tree crashed down and made a dent in the street and also it made a big loud crash. We were happy, scared, and sad. We were happy because we did not lose power and we could watch tv. We were scared because we heard and saw really strong winds and we thought it might blow a tree down into our house. We were sad because we could not go outside, and we heard branches cracking and breaking – CRACK!
By Daniel and Colleen
Hurricane Sandy came one dark and stormy night when all of a sudden, trees went crashing down. We felt sad for the people who lived where the tree fell down.
By Auden and Sara
Hurricane Sandy was horrible! In Scott’s neighborhood there were lots of blue flashes of light. Before the light came, there were tons of zapping sounds. It was kind of scary.
During Hurricane Sandy, I was up in my playroom when I heard people banging on my door. My mom, my sister and I opened the door and it was my neighbors. A big oak tree crashed on our fence and our garage. The bad part was all of the power went out because the telephone pole fell with the tree. Some of the wires were live.
During Hurricane Sandy I went over to my cousins during the weekend and one night we slept outside. The rest of the time, we were inside. We watched the news and saw how Hurricane Sandy was getting worse and worse.