The Ocean Is Wearing My Clothes: Student Stories and Poems

Rachel, 3rd Grade

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El Ojo / The Eye

Había una vez una ojo destruyo la ciudad.
El ojo corta va y hacia remolina de agua.
Yo salve a mi hermana.
Y sonaba bien fuerte y luego se calmo,
nos metimos a una casa
y la destruyo
y hecimos un
bote de madera.

Once upon a time an eye destroyed the city.
The eye cut and swirled with water.
I saved my sister.
He sounded strong and then calmed down,
and we went into a house
and he destroyed it,
and we made a
wooden boat.