Over the past few weeks in math we’ve been working on algebra through the lens of the frog jumping contest made famous by Mark Twain in his short story. I have found this incredible Lego stop-motion version of this story! Your challenge this week is to write a ONE PARAGRAPH (not one sentence) SUMMARY of what happens in the story. If you’d like to read the actual story by Mark Twain, it can be found here.
10/15/2020 01:59:27 pm
The Celebrated Frog Jumping Contest of Calaveras Country: Summary
10/16/2020 05:04:20 pm
The story is about. A man named Jim Smiley And. He bets a lot. One day he was on a walk and he found a frog.And he thought how can I make you useful so he took the Frog home. And started to train him to be really good at jumping. So they trained and trained and then they started betting $40 to see. Who could jump further. Then one day Jim was just chilling . Then a stranger came and wanted to bet. But he didn't have a frog. So Jim went and try to look at a frog. And when Jim was gone the other guy. Gave Jim's Frog lots and lots of stuff to eat. So he be full and wouldn't be able to jump. Then after the other guy won. The Frog barfed.THE END :)
10/18/2020 12:39:07 pm
Jim Smiley was just strolling around, and he found a frog! He caught it and he was determined to train him as much as he could, so he could set a world record! He wanted his frog to be the best jumped in the west, so after naming the frog Daniel, he headed home to start training his new frog. After lots and lots of training, he eventually set a record for highest jumping frog! Jim made lots of money from this. One day while Daniel and Jim were sitting on their front porch, a stranger came up, and asked about his frog, and Jim told the stranger about his frog, so Jim asked is he wanted to bet, and the stranger said he didn't have a frog, but Jim fixed that! Jim went out to catch a frog, but the stranger knew he was going to lose, so while Jim was catching the frog, he fed Daniel lots of heavy stuff to weigh him down, so he couldn't jump, so when Jim came back and the bet started, the other frog beat Daniel of course, and the stranger took off with the money, and when Jim picked up Daniel, he realised how heavy he was, and then Daniel barfed all the stuff out, and Jim tried finding that stranger, to get his money back, but he couldn't find him, THE END! ;)
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10/18/2020 03:00:54 pm
The story begins with a famous author named Mark Twain telling the story about an old country man named Jim Smiley that liked betting a lot. He used to bet on everything. For example he would bet on dog fights,cat fights, even humans lives.
10/19/2020 04:50:51 pm
Jim Smiley saw a frog and caught it and decided to name it Daniel Webster. He proceeded to learn about jumping and taught it to Daniel. Daniel could get more ground then any other thing his breed. Smiley was super proud of his frog. Daniel made Smiley a lot of money. A strange person came across Smiley and Daniel. And Smiley made a bet that he could out jump any other frog in Calaveras County. something strange happened to Daniel... The stranger cheated and fed the frog a lot of stuff so he could not jump. He ran after the man who scammed him but never found him. THE END
10/19/2020 05:29:23 pm
Now let me me, Mark Twain tell you a story about the frog jump'n contest. Far far far far far far way there was a frog jump'n contest out in Calaveras county. "Hey man I know that that is a very far way from Canada hey". (super canadian guy)
10/21/2020 05:45:53 am
One day in Calaveras county this person named Jim Smiley who loved to bet on almost everything caught a little frog and named him Daniel Webster. Jim told him that he would teach him to be the bust jumper in the world and he could out jump anybody. One day someone walked by and saw that Jim Smiley had a frog in a box and than Jim said that he thinks that his frog could out jump and frog and Jim would bet 20 dollars on his frog, so the man said that he would bet him but he didn't have a frog. Jim Smiley said that he would go get him a frog and they would have a contest. So he went to get him a frog and while Jim was gone the man fed Daniel Webster a truck full of tools. When Jim Smiley got back they had the jumping contest and the strangers jumped first but only a bit, but when Daniel Webster tried to jump he fell down and the other man said I told you so and he ran away with the money then Jim's frog barfed up all the tools. That's the story of the Celebrated Frog Jumping Contest of Calaveras County!
10/21/2020 02:53:09 pm
this story was writen by mark twain it was about jim smiley betening on everthing he bet on everone and everthing until one day he found afrog and got it. he named the frog daneil webster. Daneil could out jump any animal.smiley risked 40$ and lost the race
10/21/2020 03:06:19 pm
Their once was a place called Calaveras county where a man named Mr.smiley found a frog that could jump really far so he bet people his frog could jump farther than any other frog. He bet any one that questioned the frog. One day a man came along and bet Mr.smiley that he could win with a normal frog, but the problem was he didn't have a frog to bet with so Mr.smiley went and got him one. while he was gone the man fed Mr.smileys frog so he would be slow and he could win the race The man took the money and left.
10/21/2020 03:43:30 pm
There was a man in Calaveras county his name was Jim Smily he bet on everything even stuff that didn't make sense and he was found a frog and wanted to make the best jumper in the county. Smily was training the frog a bunch to become a good jumper and used the frog to win bets and got lots of money. but one time he bet a guy but the guy didn't have a frog so Smily left finding a frog for him and when he came back they the other frog one and the guy took the money and left but smily barfed out stuff and the frog didn't jump because the other guy fed the frog to much. and he never cuaght the man but that's the story of how Claveras county frog jumping contest started
10/22/2020 06:02:54 am
Its about a guy in County Calaveras named Jim Smiley who would bet for anything at all. Such as cat fights, dog fight, chicken fights, etc. Then one day he found a frog who was an amazing jumper! He could out jump any frog that crossed his path like it was nothing at all. Until a man showed up and bet that he could win in a frog jumping contest if Smiley found him a frog, so he did. But Smiley frog lost and ran away so miley ran after the frog but never caught it.
10/22/2020 01:56:20 pm
This story is about a man in calaveras country his name is Jim smiley he would bet on almost everything. Mr smiley one day found a frog that could jump very far. He trained that one frog everyday that frog could out jump any frog there was. Then one day he was just chilling and a stranger came up to him. And ask him what was in the green bin smiley said that it was a frog.. The man bet 40 if any frog could jump farther then a other frog. but the frog did not jump . The frog was still for a couple of seconds then he barfed all over the grass the end.
10/22/2020 03:47:57 pm
Jim Smiley was just strolling around, and he found a frog. He caught it and he was determined to train him as much as he could, so he could set a world record. Smily was training the frog a bunch to become a good jumper and used the frog to win bets and got lots of money.The man bet 40 if any frog could jump farther then a other frog. but the frog did not jumpWhen Jim Smiley got back they had the jumping contest and the strangers jumped first but only a bit, but when Daniel Webster tried to jump he fell down and the other man said I told you so and he ran away with the money then Jim's frog barfed up all the tools.
10/22/2020 04:24:02 pm
This is a story about a man who loved to bet on anything, anytime, anywhere, anyway this mans name is Jim Smiley. One day Jim found a frog, a normal frog, Jim Smiley was determined to train this frog to be the best jumping frog in the town! After a little while the frog could out jump about any frog, so one day a man asked Jim about his frog and why it was so special. Jim told the man all about the frog, but the man thought of that as a joke, Jim bet the man 40 dollars to PROVE that his frog could jump farther. Jim went to get the man a frog and while he was gone the man fed the frog a whole lot of stuff. When Jim came back he did not know that the man had fead the frog lots of things, so both of the frogs were placed on the floor to jump. Jim’s frog did not jump, so the other frog had won, the man took the 40 dollars and went well on his way. A few moments later Jim’s frog coughed up LOTS of random items from around the town! Jim was very upset, so Jim had gone all around the town searching angrily for the man, but he was never found. The End!
10/22/2020 04:36:15 pm
The story is based on a man from Calaveras county, his name is Jim Smiley. He would always bet on anything, such as: horse races, dog fights, cat fights, and chicken fights. Jim Smiley then caught a frog that day, and said all the frog wanted was a education. So he could do most anything. He would bet on himself that his frog could out jump any frog and he was right. One day a stranger came along and said "what you got in that box there?" Jim Smiley then said it was a frog and it could beat anyone in a jump race. Jim Smiley then put money down for a bet but his frog wouldn't jump. Jim then realized that the stranger fed his frog a bunch of tools. Jim then tried to go after that man but never got to him. THE END!
10/22/2020 06:23:19 pm
Once there was a man names Jim Smiley who lived Calaveras County. He bet on anything even if he could lose but he didn't care. He bet on horse races, dog fights, cat fights and even chicken fights. And one day he caught a frog. He wanted the frog to be the best jumper in the county. He said the frog wanted education and he believed he could do anything. One day a stranger came along and said "what you got in that box?" Smiley replied "its only just a frog". Smiley told the stranger that he could out jump any frog in the county. And so smiley bet him forty dollars he could. And the stranger agreed. But the stranger didn't have a frog so Smiley got one for him, but while he was getting a frog the stranger gave Daniel tools to eat. Ans so when Smiley put the frogs to race they other frog won because Daniel couldn't go far. So the stranger took the money and ran, Smiley tried to get him but he couldn't find him. THE END!!!!!!!
10/23/2020 05:15:45 am
Their is storey is about a man named Jim smiley from Calaveras County. He was once a very mysterious man he liked to bet on any thing any where even animal fights. One day Jim was strolling along a path and came a cross a frog he jumped and caught it!This frog was normal but Jim told the frog he was going to make it win the frog jumping contest! So he tried to teach it what to do. The frog made a huge jump and Jim smiley was so confidence he was going win the contest he made a bet to some stranger that his frog will beat any others. The stranger didn't believe him, so Jim got home a frog and they raced them. It turns out the strangers frog did tiny jumps to finally win but Jim's frog just sat their and didn't move a muscle. He was so confused but all of a sudden the frog barfed tons of random stuff that he ate. Jim was so mad he took off trying to find the stranger but he never did.
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