Homework: Bailey, the class stuffed pet will be spending a week with each student in the class. This week is your child’s turn to have Bailey. Write a journal entry on Bailey’s adventures with your family. Make sure your child writes in the 3rd person (as if Bailey was talking).
Oh, this will be fun.
My audience: 7-8 year olds.
My objective: Make them laugh.
I hope her teacher isn’t reading this because uh, this was all me. I spread notepads all over the table. I pulled out my calendar to see what was going on for the week. I kicked around ideas out loud with Emma.
Ok, Em. There needs to be a story here. We can’t just ramble what Bailey did with us. This is storytelling. This is what writers do. Bailey is going to have a problem. Bailey needs to fix the problem. Then Bailey is going to be happy to move on to the next house. You’re reading this out loud, right?
Yeah, I will read it to the class.
Ok. Let’s make your friends laugh.
My adventure with Emma began at Emma’s house. I was so excited to learn that we would be going to take pictures with Kate’s mom* because Emma’s family likes taking pictures. CHEESE!
*(not my Kate, but another Kate in Emma’s class)
I saw Emma’s family pick out clothes. I wanted clothes too.
I begged Emma to take me to PetSmart.
She said YES! YAY!!!! PetSmart is my favorite.
I pulled Emma through the store. I was so excited to try on clothes!
I couldn’t decide which shirt to get.
I picked out a green shirt because it is my favorite color. Do you like my shirt?
I’m ready for my big photoshoot!
I met Kate’s mom. I was so glad I was not NAKED!
Emma’s family looked beautiful. I am so happy I am in Emma’s family pictures.
Now back to school. I hope I will be with one of you guys next! Love, Bailey.
Emma, how did your presentation go? Did the class laugh?
Mom! Ha! Yes, they all laughed! I said the word NAKED!