Friday, March 9, 2012

Slice of Life Day 9

After reading The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater I put a blob of orange on a piece of paper and asked each student to turn it into something and write about it.  This was my favorite story by my wonderful student Matt:
     Once there was an artist dragon.  He always had a cigar in his mouth.  One day he didn't know what to paint, so, he just splattered orange on paper!  It inspired him to paint a chunk of meat! Fin!
   One of our read alouds this year ended in Fin instead of the end and he always writes that now with a flourish across the bottom of his stories.  I love it!


  1. This may well be my favorite children's story...I love having children imagine what they will do to "make lemonade from lemons," to improve things when things go wrong/unexpected. What a funny, witty story idea by Matt!

  2. How adorable that he uses a mentor text for his writing. Creative activity.