with Michelle Cameron
This post is a little bit bittersweet – being my last class with your great kids!
To start off with, we took a group shot of our completed Word Art posters. Based on the request to read these stories once again at the end of class, I think the kids are very proud of their word bank stories!
I was also interested in hearing the haikus they wrote for the afternoon class. Clearly they are wonderful poets!
Then we turned to playing Plotfoolery. Thank goodness for my extra scribes – Kim and I would never have managed on our own! The board game consists of situations that are whacky, impossible, improbable and sometimes even grotesque. (This is what the life of a writer is like – the ability to imagine just about anything!) Some examples:
As the kids landed on the different situations, the room was filled with groans, laughs, and great excitement. We scribes could barely keep up with the flow of imagination! At the end of class, we read our crazy tales, applauding for each one.
If the kids found one part of the story most intriguing, have them expand on that for next week.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and thanks again for sharing your terrific kids with me. I truly enjoyed working with them!