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March 17, 2015

One Lucky Kid SOLC #17

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We started the day in first grade reading a little story about St. Patrick's Day.  It was a quick little easy reader about shamrocks and good luck.  I had paper shamrocks for the students to wear for some good luck, and I asked them to finish writing this sentence:

"I am one lucky kid because..."

Now, I chose to model that I was lucky because I had a bowl of cheerios with bananas for breakfast.  They helped me spell breakfast and wondered why that made me lucky.  I told them it was because we had beautiful, yellow bananas at my house (woo hoo!).

Then the kiddos jumped into writing.  I had many lucky video game, toy and American Girl owners.  One girl has a new puppy.  A few wrote about birthday parties.  My favorite paper, by far, was G's:

"I am one lucky kid because I have whipt crem and butr."

Then she drew a fridge.  

I like your thinking, G.


  1. Me too!!! I like her thinking too! I adore this little writing prompt! I am one lucky kid because I get to read these little snippets of your classroom life! Thank you for sharing! I'm going to need to talk with G. tomorrow!

  2. I love how you shared your student's actual spelling! G indeed is lucky.

  3. I enjoyed reading those stories hanging in the hallway today. I, too, am one lucky kid!!

  4. Got to love this Chris! I always loved the invented spelling of the little ones:-)....xoxo