A Skunk's Diary

Ryan - Grade 4

HI! I'm Filbert Buckshoe and I'm a skunk. There is a big problem this year. The school talent show is coming up and I don’t know what to do. I really hope Greg can help me. Greg is my friend.


If you could not tell, I love skateboarding, but I'm not very good at it. So, I only have 25 days to learn how to be crazy good at skate boarding.


I finished feeding my 3 cats Cheddar, Extra Cheddar, and Cool Ranch. (I love chips.) But anyway, now I’m going to start practicing. I tried double 360’s, backflip 180’s, and north ollies.


1 day til talent show:


For a while I've been practicing this big trick where I have to do a front flip through a flaming ring. So, I've been practicing but without the flames.


The talent show:


“Next up - Filbert Buckshoe,” said the announcer. I started whispering to myself, “You can do this, you can do this.”

But...

I freaked and ran off the stage. But Greg gave a beautiful speech and encouraged me to get back on stage. His speech was, “You can do this. Isn’t that beautiful?”

And I did it! It was so cool, and the crowd was roaring with excitement. I did not think it could get better, but I won 1st place.

I learned you can do anything if you put your heart and soul into it. Just believe in yourself.