This week, we celebrated the end of our Author Mentors writing unit, where we spent time studying the books and craft of author Kevin Henkes and using his craft to create our own stories. Each of our stories had mouse characters who had realistic problems and solutions. Although it was a bit tricky at first to think of a problem, we turned to ourselves and our own experiences to think about what problems our characters might face, such as unkind friends, broken bones, facing fears, and microbursts at the Stratham Fair!!
Some of us even found ways to connect our stories by using the same characters and finding ways to link our problems and solutions! Once the final copies of our stories were complete, we celebrated our writing once again by going around the room to read each other's stories and write about what we liked most about them.
Congratulations to all of the giraffes on another wonderful published story!