Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2nd Graders Imagine A Day When Special Gifts Came With Everything!

Oak Hills 2nd Graders recently read and loved the book, When Dinosaurs Came With Everything, written by Elise Broach and illustrated by David Small. This delightful book is about a boy who has to run errands with his mother and discovers that stores everywhere are giving out dinosaurs with every purchase!

For those who might not have read the books, check out this reading by Ambrosia Backe from YouTube. 

As I read this story to my 2nd graders, they were spellbound. It really helped get their creative juices flowing! We had a blast sharing what they would do if they had to take a dinosaur home from the store! Where would they put it? What would they feed it?  How would their parents react! From there, the discussion took a fun turn to what they might they want to get free from stores?  At first they said all of the things most 2nd graders think of...candy, money, toys, electronics, wishes...but as they kept talking they began to move to ideas of really impossible but delightful options.  Unicorns, fairies, Chewbacca (Star Wars), Space Station, Cheetahs, and even the state of Texas were some of the free give aways my students imagined. Students used our go to app, PicCollage, to create a quick page for our class book that would allow them each to pick their outrageous special free gift with every purchase!