Despite being creative, Big Kid lacks imagination. He agonizes over his writing prompts, baffled over what it is the teacher is looking for or complaining over her insistence that he write more than 2 sentences. Today's writing prompt involved what life would be like if we lived underwater and he couldn't figure out how he could write a full entry about how we would be drowned and could never survive those conditions.
This is his brainstorming list:
List of ideas for my asinment:Mr. Ashley tried to explain that this wasn't really what the teacher was looking for and suggested that he pretend we had adapted to underwater life. Clearly this presented a challenge for poor practical Big Kid:
There once was a town called __________. They would wear air tanks and it would be hard to sleep and they couldn't drink water and they could not be able to use paper and they would no be able to use electoronics and they couldn't
There was a town called Watersong. I lived there and it was hard to live in Watersong. First I tried to eat a sandwich. But it got all soggy and wet. Next I went outside to walk my fish Murphy. The mailman came by and I ran away because Murphy would start to bark. Then I pounded a fish bowl and it was completly fine. Its owner was very mad. After that a stingray stinged me. Great Neptune that hurt! Last I tried to take a nap. I couldn't.
I still don't think this is quite what his teacher is looking for, but I also doubt she'll be surprised.
(And it is creative.)