It was nearly the end of a very busy day catching up after being out of school for two days. My last little group of first graders was reading Chicken Little. They nailed their reading with expression, and I was really pleased with progress we are beginning to see. When each of them had finished, I was ready to transition to some writing work, but was stopped by Praise.
Praise: Wait! I have a question. How did Chicken Little even know where the king lived?
Me: That’s a really interesting question.
Miles: Maybe she had been to the king’s castle to visit. OR, maybe she was friends with the princess!
Me: That sounds like a story you could write!
I’m still smiling. I never get tired of observing the workings of the minds of first graders.