You couldn’t believe your eyes when you opened your birthday present and saw a _____! Prompt 2: You woke up this morning and discovered that you have lost your ability to smell.
You can’t smell stinky things, which is good; but you also can’t smell great things like pizza or flowers or your mother’s perfume.
Read "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" (by Jon Scieszka) with the children.
This tells the "Three Little Pigs" story from the wolf's point of view.
But when the contest begins, instead of a slice of watermelon, everyone has a fried octopus on her plate. Prompt 28: If you could only eat one food for a whole year, what would it be? Or do you love that particular food so much that you think you’d never get tired of it?
Prompt 31: What do you think would happen if everyone in the third grade was allowed to bring their pets to school for one week? Or do you think there’d be too much chaos and too many problems?Prompt 1: Your Uncle Jimmy is famous for the silly gifts he gives on birthdays.Today is your birthday and he really outdid himself this time.Argue with them, saying that you have heard differently. Finally, say that as Paul is missing, we will have to make some missing person posters, explaining who Paul is (with a picture so others can identify him!), where he was last seen and who to contact if he is found.Let each child take the mascot (and a book in which to write) home for a few days at a time.While they are looking after the mascot, they should write a short story in the book outlining what the mascot has done during its stay with them. When the mascot returns to school, spend some time discussing what it has done and where it has been. A good way of asking children to use their descriptive writing skills is to ask them to invent a new animal.You think you’d like to be friends with her, but she is from another country and doesn’t speak English. You need to get to school, but don’t have any kind of boat; not a row boat, a kayak, nothing!What would you do to make a floating device to get to school today? Prompt 18: You brought a cute little puppy home from the pound.When finished, the children could actually make the books for younger children in the school to read. Remind the children of the story and read the "Dreams" chapter to give the children some ideas. They could set it out like a cooking recipe with ingredients and mixing instructions and there should also be a short description of the dream (which could be a "Golden Phizzwizard" or a "Trogglehumper"). Xargle story in which he teaches his class about a different aspect of Earth life (e.g. This will encourage them to look at everyday life from a different point of view.When all of the recipes are finished, they could be made into a "Dream Recipe Cook Book". Xargle series of books written by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross. If there is enough time, they could also make illustrations to accompany their text.