Halloween Place-Value Poem


We lived in a house we called it the one’s place It was always a silly and shall I say fun place and then one day a few years ago a strange thing happened Now how did it go? It was Halloween night, and my costume was cool a green fingered ghost-get-up I’d made it at school I picked-up my pumpkin It was plastic of course I called down my sister she was dressed as a horse Now let me first say my name is Ten and sister’s name is Hundred and our baby brother’s name is One he’s really a silly and fun-kid We went out to get tricked out to be treated when candy time came we wouldn’t be cheated! We went next door to the house of the Thousand’s they had 10 dogs 10 ducks 10 cows and they had 3 kids named One, Ten, Hundred and that made me think as I stood there and wondered how’d they have the same names as us why weren’t they named Brenda or Russ? but that’s okay, I won’t make any fuss they tossed us 3 cupcakes then we ran like a race the thousands were big scared us back to our place… We ate the 3 sweet treats the thousands just gave us but we wanted much more, a candy filled school bus! So, we went to the next house to the left on our street I wasn’t surprised, I knew that we’d meet the Million’s family for they lived next door, to the thousands’ house and we did like before we walked up their driveway and knocked on their door they too had three kids,
not 7 or 4 and their names were the same, One,Ten, Hundred and that made me think, as I stood there and wondered how’d they have the same names as us? why weren’t they named Susannah or Gus? but that’s okay, I won’t make any fuss if they have 3 kids named just like us we’ll get 3 treats, and that’s a big plus but when the door opened, I let out a scream the Millions were giant like 2-tons of ice cream I grabbed Sister Hundred I grabbed Baby One I closed my ghost eyes, and we started to run we ran from the Millions, we ran past the Thousands we ran past the dogs, and the ducks, and the cows and we finally got back to our little one’s place and I felt like we’d finished a10-mile race Well, we got in our spots Time to go ‘sleepy,’ and dreamed of the Millions so big, and so creepy and that’s the true story of my Halloween math I hope you don’t get lost on that same scary path If you do, just yell out a really strong scream and Mr. R. will wish you a happy and safe Halloween

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