Over the last few days, we've slowly begun to transition into our latest writing unit Authors as Mentors. We've been reading lots of books by Kevin Henkes, who has written many children's books over the years, and we've been making a list of things we notice about his writing as well as his illustrations.
One of the things we've noticed in the books we've read so far is that Kevin Henkes uses mice for his characters. Today, we created our own Kevin Henkes characters and gave them a name. We made a list of names we've read in other stories, names of people we know, and names we just liked in general :) We will continue to talk about these characters and who they are throughout the week, and soon we will begin to write stories about them!