Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Funny Thing About Slices...A Peak Into My Afternoon
After lunch I went to my classroom and pondered what book I was going to read prior to writer's workshop. I still can't pick an author study, so I have been choosing favorite books from my mentor text box that show what I want kids to try. I chose In the Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming. I really love her books and illustrations. The kids noticed that she paints her pictures and asked, "can we do that too?" My response was, "I want you to do that, I just don't know how to do it yet exactly."
A little later, R-Dog and I caught up and I was telling her about this little issue that was beginning to brew. How do you let kids take the time to make/create a beautiful book? How do they learn to choose the one that is worthy and doable? How do you make it happen?
We decided it is probably easier than we are making it, and you just make it happen no matter what! I am excited to get on this and start letting kids fancy up some work, publish in a new way, and let their pride show through.
Kids came back from recess, sweaty with coats in their hands. Aaaah, yes, it reached that moment! A sixty degree moment where the kids feel a little more free from the restraint of snow pants. A little more free to run and hopefully a little more free to be creative soon too!