As I was giving a presentation today this picture stood out to me. It might have been because her current teacher shared a funny story about her and her class. Imagining the scene made me chuckle and you know how I like to share the things that make me laugh! So in Miss M's words, here's what went down.
N was asking me about dinosaurs and when they were on the earth. I told her that they were probably on the earth before the flood. The whole class got very quiet and after a few seconds, Naeva asked, 'Which flood?' I told them the flood in the time of Noah, recorded in the Bible. She started laughing and told me that she thought I meant the flood at the beginning of the school year. The whole class had a good laugh about dinosaurs being on the earth before the school flood!Now all I need is a kid writer to write me a tall tale about how the Sahel Academy Flood wiped out the dinosaur population. That would just be awesome!
Speaking of kid writing, guess what I got for my birthday? Kid writing from one of my former students. Is that not an awesome birthday present?
The cool thing is that it's a comic book. I have been collecting books all year to explore this genre with my students next year so someone's birthday gift is going to get added to the mix of mentor texts.