Sunday, April 14, 2013

Back in the Swing of Things

Last Friday Lindsay and I picked up where we left off, visiting Demille Elementary for the first time in a couple of weeks.  Even though it has been over a month since we introduced the project to the class, one of the kids we worked with was a able to recite perfectly who the characters were and what the plot of the story was.
Since the kindergartners had just come back from Spring Break, it was easier for them to pick a place they wanted the cat to visit- places they had just been to themselves.  One of the girls had spent one of her vacation days at Adventure City and was therefore able to draw a very detailed picture. 

This also happened to be the same girl who rushes up to give Lindsay and I a hug every time we visit. It was a bit of a challenge to get her to focus on her illustration because all she seemed to want to do was chat with us older girls.  We later learned that she and the other girl we worked with on Friday are cousins.  I would have never guessed because the other one was on the quiet side of the spectrum.
The boy who wrote his page with us choose his setting to be New York and drew an impressive picture of the Statue of Liberty.  Each kid adds his or her own unique style to their page; some using every color of the rainbow, others using details I would have never even thought of.  I can't wait to see all their ideas bound together in the same book!

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