Okay, so here we go. I don’t have as much time to write right now because I have a meeting with Mrs. Nix. I can just imagine what’s on her agenda. She still hasn’t mentioned the after-school parking lot ‘event’, so I’m guessing that will be a top item.
More important, yesterday, I gave the kids a journal prompt of: “I want to live in a world where…”
The responses were classic, so good, in fact, that I launched us into our first ‘class book’. They’re now almost done with their individual pages–simple in design with just their single sentence and an accompaning illustration.
They had a head start right then, but they were expected to work on it at home, as well. I gave them plenty of choices for illustration. Hand-drawn is always preferred, but they were welcome to create a collage of words and pictures from magazines and newspapers or take their own photos to be printed out.
Some of their responses:
- I want a world where…
- My sister doesn’t always get her way.
- I’m paid to play video games.
- School ends at lunch time.
- My mom and dad are back together.
- Kids could drive.
- My dog gets to sit at the dinner table.
- All books talk to me.
- Older brothers aren’t so bossy.