During the last week of school, I decided to take a little detour from our typical writing pieces. Throughout the year, we have spent a lot of time on personal narratives and have worked on some stories with a direct prompt. With it being the last week, I decided to have a little fun with it. Instead of writing a personal narrative or to one specific prompt, each kid had a different “what if” prompt. Prompts included…
- What if you were principal?
- What if you lived on Mars?
- What if kids were the parents?
- What if people never slept?
- What if people had 3 arms?
- What if you were the teacher?
- What if kids had to work?
The best response I had was for the prompt – “What if money grew on trees?” I’m a huge Phoenix Suns fan, which the kids know (a post will come later with info on how I use the Suns in my classroom) and also a huge Steve Nash fan. The kids are very well aware of this as you will see in the following two pages of that student’s story. She has me living in a mansion in DisneyWorld and Steve Nash lives with me. Then, on the following page, she’s using the money that grows on trees to buy me a wedding dress and cake for my wedding with Steve Nash lol. I love how kids pick up on things! It was too funny! Our whole class got a huge laugh out of it.