So, this is an accountability factor, because this week I’m publishing excerpts for upcoming books I’ve been working on. These are very near and dear.
This one is Super Camp, something my summer campers inspired.
Chapter 1: Getting to Know You
Ms. Wonder’s Super Camp was the best every summer. The kids this year were super excited to be in her camp. Camp was already buzzing about what had happened the night before.
“Did you see the news last night?”
“I’m a kid, of course I didn’t watch the news.”
“Well, you missed it. There was a burning building and somebody ran in and saved another kid that was stuck inside. No one knows who it was.”
“Yeah. And last week a kid was lost and standing in the middle of traffic. Somehow, someone stretched out and pulled the kid from the street before a bus came.”
“Well, this morning I heard on the radio someone walked into a pool to save a kid who fell in while he was playing outside.”
“How cool would it be to help people like that?” chimed in Ms. Wonder. “Welcome to Super Camp kids. Please have a seat, and let’s get to know each other a little better.”
Just then the lights cut off in the camp.
“What’s happening now? Ugh, that storm has caused so many power outages.”
Bzzzzz. The lights were back on.
“Come in,” said Ms. Wonder.
“Sorry, I’m late. My name is Madison.”
Ms. Wonder smiled. “Nice to meet you. We were just starting introductions. I’m glad you could make it during that brief outage.”
“Outage? Oh, yeah. The electricity.”
“Alright class, everyone have a seat, let’s begin.”
Everyone sat at the tables.
“My name is Ms. Wonder. Super Camp is special to me because we make sure we select the best kids we can. Each child has something special to offer to our camp, and I always look forward to seeing what it is and so do your peers. So let’s start with Madison, we know your name, but what else can you tell us?”
Madison stood up, “Well, I love reading and writing, I really like studying about electricity, lightning, and other power sources. I think that stuff is really cool, in fact my friends and family call me Electric Girl.”
“Cole Dawson is my name. I love coloring, especially dinosaur pictures. And I love playing outside. Sometimes it feels like I was made to be outdoors.”
“Lily Foster. I love doing science and math projects. I know it sounds boring, but I think it’s cool.”
Ms. Wonder began to speak, “Well class, we have a few more kids coming to camp, but this is a great start for intros.”
“Excuse me,” a voice said clearing its throat.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t see you there. It’s like you came out of nowhere,” Ms. Wonder said with a smile.
“Ha! I get that sometimes. My name is Silas Brown. I love reading Captain Underpants books.”
“Ha, ha. Well they certainly are creative books. That’s for sure. Well, I think these children walking in are the last of class. Come on and have a seat.”
“I’m Esteban Blake. I like volcanoes. Lily is my cousin.”
“My name is Aiden Lucas. I like robots and playing air hockey.”
“Hi everyone, my name is Nevaeh. I love math and reading.”
“And lastly, we have Mr….”
“Colton Brody. I love to draw and my favorite channel is the weather channel. It’s pretty random, but those tornado chasers are entertaining.”
Ms. Wonder stood up. “Well, I think that’s it for intros. Does anyone esle have anything interesting to share or add to their introduction?”
The students looked around…
“Anybody?” asked Ms. Wonder.
“Well, I’m sure there’s something you each have that’s super interesting. Why else would you be at Super Camp?”