written by Elijah Samuel during Introduction to English classes taught by Giselle Ates at Home Run Ministries in Kingwood, Texas May 2015 Inspired by the folk tale “ Why the Bear has a Stumpy Tail, ” this book is illustrated with public domain pi
Written by Amanda Armistead, Brylee Middleton, Mary Libby, Cameron Ford, and Elijah Samuel during Intro to English 2014-2015 classes taught by Giselle Ates
Inspired by 2 Thessalonians 3:10 and "The Little Red Hen," Faith Valdez wrote this story and selected the illustrations during her 2015 private lessons with Giselle Ates.
Mission Possible Island Adventure was an academic program for the children of Mission NE in New Caney, Texas from June 17-July 24, 2008. During our Island Adventure, 36 students entering 1 st through 5 th grade, rotated through various activities including: Homeroom — for memorizing Bible verses and enjoying snacks in the morning and lunch in the afternoon; Recreation Reef — for outdoor Island style games; Bible Beach — for Bible lessons, crafts and games; Music Falls — for Bible songs, motions and games; Calculator Cove — for Math utilizing Math Blaster ’s computer game; and Language Lagoon — for Reading, Writing & Science — all revolving around our island theme & resulting in this book! The captions by each picture include: the Character Award earned by the student which was determined by the class directors & volunteer leaders; along with quotes from the students about what they learned and enjoyed during Mission Possible! All Bible lessons, actions & truths came from Lifeway’s Outrigger Island VBS program. All scriptures quoted came from Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB).
Mission Possible 2010: Inside & Out was an academic summer program for the children of Mission NE in New Caney, Texas. This is part of the yearbook created for the students and MP staff. Along with classes in reading, writing, science, health, nutrition, math, and Bible, students received hygiene supplies, snacks, lunches, books, backpacks, school supplies, and much, much more!
Written in spring 2014 for a Home Run English 3/4 writing contest taught by Giselle Ates Inspired by: “The Fence” (author unknown) and Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; and all we are the work of Your hands” (NKJV). Kintsukuroi Japanese pronunciation | kin-tsU-kU-roi (n.) Cover picture from http://www.lifehealthpro.com/2013/02/06/kintsukuroi
Rita Adamec, Rex Brittingham, Ruth Brittingham, Lili Coovrey, Julia Goodman, Sarah Hindy, and Anna York wrote The King & Queen of Royal Creek High during the spring 2013 Home Run Explorations Writing with Shakespeare Class taught by Giselle Ates. This story is their version of a modern Cinderella. Each of the authors developed specific characters and wrote their sections, which is indicated by font colors. The parts in black are class collaborations.
The authors Anna Goodell, Matthew Goodell, Hannah Johnson, Kenny Johnson, Kayla Smelley, and Matthew Watts wrote this story during a TESA writing class taught by Giselle Ates on May 22, 2007.
Created in December 2007 by Caleb Hindy, Matthew Power, Matthew Watts, and Markayla White, this story was inspired by the Three Little Pigs and Matthew 7:24-27. It was written during TESA Writing Classes taught by Giselle Ates.
Written by Matthew Curtis Watts, Aly Charis Samsel, Levi John Obregon, Taylor Nicole Novosad, Kenneth Johnson, Joshua David Johnson, Hannah Michelle Johnson, Benjamin Robert Johnson, Lauren Helena Rae Ingham, Kyle Mason Hall, Hannah Marie Brittingham, Delaney Margaret Brittingham, Jarrod Richard Hamm, and Kayla Marie Ates, during the 2009 fall semester of TESA Creative Writing classes taught by Mrs. Carla Giselle Ates, most of the character names in this story are the middle names of the authors and the first name of the teacher and editor. The authors included many random allusions to other well known stories, movies, television series and commercials, as well as popular songs, such as: The Wizard of Oz; A Series of Unfortunate Events; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Chai the Samaria (one of last year’s Tesa class publication s); Kirby; Star Wars, Magnum PI; James Bond; Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark; Dora the Explorer; Titanic; Pinochio; Wallace & Gromit; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Star Trek; Terminator; and many, many others! See how many you can find! Colossians 3:23 “ Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward” (NIV). www.TesaPublications.com
This story was written by Delaney Brittingham, Hannah Brittingham, Caleb Johnson & Nick Waskow during a TESA writing class taught by Giselle Ates in 2007. It was inspired by Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Written by Kayla Marie Ates (Burns) in 2002 as part of her homeschooling assignments, this book is divided into two sections: "How Dragons Became Pets: A New Greek Myth" and "The Truth about Pet Dragons."
The Two Winning Stories from a Writing Competition: “The Puppy Accident” by Andrew Kersten and “The Fractured Vacation” by Stone Shockley. Written for Home Run writing classes taught by Giselle Ates and inspired by their teacher breaking her foot, these two tales, which are much more exciting that the truth, won the writing competition. While all of the students wrote wonderful stories, only one per class was chosen for publication.