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Headline! Santa Upside Down in Nearby Chimney!
Working with the third grade writers today was such fun! Their teacher announced that Santa was stuck in a nearby chimney and needed to get out! The looks on their faces gave instant awareness that they seemed to believe it! So cute to see those looks of shock and worry...
My small group generated a list of things that might be helpful with getting things unstuck! Our list was quite large by the completion of our brainstorming session. Then they wrote. I took delight in watching their behaviors as they spread out and moved to tackle the work of explaining what would need to happen to rescue Santa from his "sticky situation"!
As they wrote, I did too! Since I've spent more time on Twitter lately, my Santa tweeted to his elves for help and...eventually got unstuck! Maybe someday I'll share it...the students beamed with excitement and wonder about how this situation came to be. Our writing time together was definitely a bright spot on a cold icy morning in NEO!