I don’t really have time to write this blog post. I should be finishing up report cards or prepping for conferences, but after a very magical moment that happened this morning at school, lunch seems like the perfect time to share a story.
Over the last few days my first grade daughter and second grade son have been working on a story together. Breslin is writing the words and Dharia is drawing the pictures. The story is littered with Dav Pilkey references. It is amazing to see how much Dav’s work has shaped Breslin as a story creator.
https://vine.co/v/OOYtgFtxMz1/embed/simpleBreslin and Dharia finished their story today, and Breslin decided that he would share it with the school. Like he does when he finishes any of his stories, he marched down to the office and convinced someone down their to make him way too many copies of his book.
This time he took things a step further.
He has written a schedule for reading his book aloud. He’s hoping that all the first, second, and third grade teachers read it aloud to their class. My favorite part of the schedule is that the principal is the last reader, and when she finishes it she is to return the story to Breslin.
I was the second teacher on the list, and I of course read it to my third graders. My lesson to my students after reading his story was simple: if you feel led share your story do everything in your power to get your story in the hands of readers.
The next stop for Super Timee! is Mrs. Woolworth’s room. I can’t wait to talk to Breslin and Dharia about Timee’s next adventure.