I hear a loud cracking sound…I wonder what it is. My mom looks surprised to see me up at midnight. “Did you hear that noise?” I ask her.
“No,” she said. “Now I need to clean the cabins. I’m a maid you know!” she said. As soon as she leaves I go outside my first classroom. My friend was there. He asks, “Did you hear that.”
“Yes, “ I reply. Nobody else seems to notice. We looked out of my window. We saw a giant iceberg. My chandelier light just went out. My mom comes n screaming, “We just hit an ice berg! WE’RE SINKING! Get to the DECK!”
I would have finished my entry, but I would rather have lived. Anyway, I got on the lifeboats and got out the rescue ship the Carpatia
Kerrigan, Age 9
I have just heard a loud cracking noise. I wonder what it is? Ooooh aaah look at that beautiful iceberg. We’re pretty close. You know we might hit it. I think that loud noise was my little brother playing in the second class bathroom. He does that sometimes. Anyway, my mom went to go see what that loud sound was and I had to watch my brother. He was in the bathroom. I decided to ask him what he was doing in the bathroom at 12:30 in the morning. “Why are you in the bathroom so early?” I asked. He said he couldn’t go to sleep. So he decided to sneak into the bathroom. I asked him about the loud cracking sound. He said he was just playing with his teddy bear. My mom came back and said we hit an iceberg! We went up to the deck.
We got onto the main deck and got on a lifeboat. They dropped us down. We searched for hours, we finally found a rescued ship, the Carpathea!
Katherine, Age 9
Castleton Elementary, Castleton
I have just heard a loud cracking sound. I wonder what it is. I come out of my first class room. I look down the hall, really scared. I see a burst of water coming down the hall. I start running up to the deck. I see a huge iceberg. I ask one of the crew members, "Are we sinking?"
The crew members says, " I don't know. I think we just hit an iceberg." I hear people screaming. I look at the side of the Titanic. I see the iceberg rubbing against the Titanic. The crew members are saying get on a life boat and I am trying to find my family. Then I find out there is no more room. The crew member lifted me back onto the Titanic. The Titanic is almost sunk! I rip some wood planks off the floor. Then rip some rope off the flag pole and tie the planks together. Then I jump on them, and I float out in the middle of the ocean. A ship called the Carpethea comes and pulls me up, but sadly my family died.
Jay, Age 9
I heard a loud cracking noise. I wonder what it is? I was on deck at midnight having a snack because I was hungry. Then I saw a huge iceberg and thought, "OMG, we hit an iceberg." I felt scared. I thought I was going to die. I went to my cabin and told my family what happened. They looked scared too. We all went on deck where the lifeboats were. Everyone was up on deck freaking out. My whole family got on the life boats.
Emma, Age 8