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This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





House of Halloween
It was Halloween eve and Mark was heading up to the dance at the school. It was pretty windy, and Mark started running. On the way to the school Mark had to pass an old spooky house. Mark did not mind passing the house because he didn't believe in ghosts. But then he heard someone call his name. Mark got scaed and didn't know what to do. Then he relaxed and thought that it was just his imagination or the wind. When he got to the school a song called "Oop-up" was playing. He payed his admission and went to sit down. "Hi Mark," Mark turned around and saw Samantha. "Do you want to dance" she asked. Samantha was the prettiest girl in the eighth grade, so Mark couldn't say no. A lot of people were wearing costumes, because there was going to be a costume contest later in the night. "I see you ain't dressed up either," Samantha said. "I'm saving my costume for Trick or Treating, tomorrow" said Mark. After the song was over Mark and Samantha sat down next to each other. He told her, "While I was on my way up, near that old house I thought I heard someone call my name." "Lets check it out," said Samantha. But Mark replied, "It's too cold, lets' save this adventure for tomorrow, OK?" Mark asked. "OK," she replied.

The next morning Mark awoke to a ringing phone. "Hello," he said. "Hi Mark, whats up?" It was Samantha, she wanted to check the old house. "Later tonight, I just got up, "he said, as he put some bread in the toaster.

Later that evening Samantha stopped by Mark's house. Mark had just started putting on his costume. "Hurry up Mark." Mark put on his mask and they went out. On the way to the spooky old house they stop by some other houses to get some candy. When they got near the old house Mark felt a fear for that house that he had never felt before. Mark didn't show it, because he didn't want Samantha to think he was a coward. When he looked at the door of the house, it was open! Mark felt his heart pounding. He tried to keep his cool, but he couldn't. He looked at Samantha whose eyes were as big as walnuts and she was sweating. Mark was sweating too. When Mark finally realized how close they were to the house, and since nothing had happened yet, he started to calm down. They both crept into the house as quietly as they could. All of a sudden, "BOO!!" Mark jumped and panicked. The next thing he knew he was on the floor, the lights were on, and kids were laughing at him. Samantha was also laughing. Then Mark started laughing at himself. Samantha had planned it. It was a Halloween party.


Benjamin Peteroff

 House of Halloween
How Dog Got His Big Ears A Dog I Am A Day In The Life Of A Dog My Life Story
A HUSKY I am Too Old to Play A Dog for a Day Dream Dog
A Day For Little Legs Ever Since I was Born...


The Day My Life Ended as a Fox If I Were A Fox A Fox I Am PARANOID
Sense of Where You Are Through the Eyes of a Fox A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOX In The Life of A Fox

THROUGH THE EYES OF A TURKEY Sue the Turkey Till Death Becomes Thee Through the Eyes of a Wild Turkey
Eye of a Turkey A Turkey's Life My Crazy Life as a Turkey Through the Eyes of A Turkey

TIME FOR A CHANGE OUR LOST LAND A Killer Bee is Who I Am Killer Bees Attack Humans
A Bee I Am Channel Bee News KILLER BEES OF AMERICA Attack Of The Killer Bee's


OUR SCARY EXPERIENCE The Witch... One Cold Dark Night Freaking Out
One Scary Night… A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma The Night Of Halloween House of Halloween



How the Chicken Got Its Name How The Ptarmigan Changed The Seasons How Moose Got Its Antlers How Dogs Started to Bark...
How the Fox Got His Red Coat How Raven Got Its Black Feathers How The Bear Lost His Tail Kidnapped Daughter
Of Wolf and Man Why Wolves Are So Big The Monkey Man Ircaqurluk: The Yupik Teacher
The Old Woman Statue How the Red Fox got its Colors The First Bear The Last of the Thunderbirds
The Bear Skin How The Raven Got Black Wolf Spots The Bear and the Two Weasles



Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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