Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I should probably warn you that I read the book, Yes Day to our class. It's a ridiculous story about a boy celebrating his annual "Yes Day" with his family. In the story, a boy's parents can only say, "Yes," to all of his requests. A few of our students now hope to start a "Yes Day" tradition at their homes. (Sorry!)
At the beginning of Writer's Workshop, I read four short titles from the Tom and Pippo book series. Pippo's facial expressions in the books are hysterical but the real reason I like to use these texts is because they help children to realize that many authors do not write about big events. Some of our most talented writers detail the small, everyday events that take place in all of our lives.
Toward the end of the day, we started to work on a classroom paper quilt as part of a community building activity. Many later shared that this was their favorite part of today.