A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School
I accidentally came across this book the other day and had to have it. I read it to my first graders the last week of school and they loved it too. We decided as a group, we could create some pretty funny ideas of our own.
(by Davide Cali)
Evil ninjas, a massive ape, mysterious mole people and a giant blob are among the things that kept this boy from being on time to school. Are these the real reasons this boy is late to school or is there some other, more astonishing reason why?
The first thing I did was take one of the images from the book, copy and cut it out to create a template for the kids to work on.
We read the story, discussed it and brainstormed some silly things that could happen and set the kids to work.
I love the ideas they came up with. Here are a few examples of their work.
“Because a giant cat took the school bus.”
“Because my dog wouldn’t let go of my shoelaces.”
“Because I was captured by a giant snake.”
My students say to definitely do this activity with my new group in the fall. I plan to take it a step further by creating a class book with the pictures and adding some words. This is all we had time for this year. Looking forward to how it turns out next year!!
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