It was Friday, October 13th when Mrs. Cooper’s class shook with anticipation over their very first rocket launch. While some were excited and anxious some were worried about the unlucky date. Mrs. Cooper’s class jogging out to the middle fields had been waiting for this honorable time the whole day. On the breezy, warm day people dragged out the: IPads, clinometers, launch pad, and air pump. NAJC Rocket Club were on their way to the launch pad. 10… 9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1… BLAST OFF! NAJC with high hopes watched their rocket turn over and flop. So well for everyone telling them the superstitious date wouldn’t ruin their launch. Da Humble Rockets ran up also having high hopes. As they counted, the crowd shivered with anxiety. Finally, their rocket shot up in the air. Although their “humble” name, Da Humble Rockets were not so humble doing forward rolls and yelling in celebration!
The Fantastic Flyers stepped up hoping to fly, went up high and came back down. It was a tight race, until Space Jammers and their modesty stepped up to the plate. Space Jammers went soaring high as their rocket reached their turning point and was about to come back down, nobody could even see how far their rocket had reached. The Shooting Stars, the last group expecting to go high because of all of their fellow classmates had a lot to not look forward to. Their awfully big and puffy rocket carried so much weight that their income was not the most exciting. Their rocket only launching a couple feet was a shock to many. The superstitious date did not hold anyone or anything back!