Each student in our granddaughter's Emily's 5th grade class was asked to write a descriptive paragraph about a place that left an impression on them. Emily composed the following amazing peice of a place she loves .... (This writing was done in class, not at home and without the teacher's help.)
Emily, with her parents, Lisa and Howard and sister Julia have vacationed here with us nearly ten years. Our whole family loves Siesta Beach as well as the Sarasota area. Emily's sister Julia has studied two summers with the Sarasota Ballet as a pre professional with much promise. Emily, admiring her sister's achievement in ballet sadly commented once, "I wish I could be known for something". We think she will be.
With Emily's parents permission we share the following with you and hopefully your readers.
Siesta Key Beach: A Hidden Jewel
From a distance Siesta Key Beach may look plain and simple, like an undefined miracle. Approach this heaven on earth openly and this land of elegance will take your breath away. From miles away you can inhale Siesta Key’s tropical aroma of sea salt and toasted coconut. As you stroll down Siesta Key’s luscious shores it is impossible not to sink your bare feet into its rejuvenating crystals of sand. Its bluish green waves splash rhythmically against the shore singing the calming song of the sea. Snow-white seagulls chat noisily overhead, making children erupt into giggles. Conk shells and earthy coral glimmer like diamonds in the sand. A bright and eager sun peaks out from a thick blanket of clouds. Sure as the sunrise, cheerful smiles dance all through the crowd. The brilliant sunshine feels as sweet as sugar sprinkles on my skin. Yet another joyous day at the beach charges onward as swift and graceful as a gazelle. Slowly the day settles revealing the sacred hour of dusk. The sun begins to melt behind an array of colors; soft pink, peachy orange, and fiery red making the horizon look ablaze. I am resting in the cool sand looking out at the vast expanse of sea; I feel grounded and peaceful. The sun leaves to brighten someone else’s day and darkness comes wrapping a blanket tightly around me. I close my eyes and become one with the landscape.
New Albany Elementary School, New Albany, Ohio 43054
5th Grade In class descriptive paragraph writing assignment
By, Emily-Age 11