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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.