The Bus Ride
Paint Picture & Story
Designed By Rachael McDowell
scared. She had to ride the bus for the first time today. Her
teacher told her to get her things and get ready to go home. Amy slowly
packed her bookbag then waited in the hall for the bus with
the other children. She didn't look at anyone. She was
afraid she might cry.
While Amy stood in line, someone gently
took a hold of her hand. Amy looked up and saw that it was a
teacher she liked from her school. Mrs. Jones was the teacher's name.
Mrs. Jones smiled at Amy and
told her that she rode the bus with the children everyday. She said
Amy could sit with her. Amy felt a little better knowing that someone
she knew would be riding with her.
The children went out of the school and got on the
bus. Amy sat
with the teacher in the first seat. Mrs. Jones told Amy that the
children liked to sing songs while they rode the bus. She asked
Amy if she would like to sing with them. Amy shook her head. She didn't
feel like singing. Amy was worried about getting to her sister's school
where she would get off the bus. Would her sister be waiting for her?
Would she get lost?
Amy looked out the window. She listened to the other
children sing "Wheels on the Bus." Amy liked that song. She smiled and
hummed along as she looked out the window. Amy started to see trees and
houses that she knew. Amy's stomach felt wiggly. She knew her sister's
school was near.
The bus pulled up to the other school and stopped in
the front. The driver opened the door and Mrs. Jones stood up. She told
Mariah that she would help her find her sister. Amy thought she saw her
sister standing near the door. Amy walked off the bus behind Mrs.
Jones. When Mrs. Jones stepped to the side to hold her hand, Amy
saw her big sister by the
door of the school smiling
at her. Amy's sister came to her and gave her a big hug. Amy was glad
that she was safe with her sister, and she knew she would not be afraid
to ride the bus anymore.
Critical thinking questions to
1. How would you change the
main character? (Introduction)
2. Where would your story
take place? (Setting)
3. What would happen to the
main character in your story? (Plot)
4. How would your story end?