Saturday, March 10, 2007

A story by Kira

In Kira's first grade class, they read the story "If You Give a Pig a Pancake." After reading, the teacher asked the students to write their own "If You Give..." story. One girl wrote, "If you give your mom a mop, she'll want a bucket to go with it." (I know that mom. No she won't.) Another little girl wrote "If you give a dog a dolphin." I don't even want to know what she was thinking.

Here's Kira's story:

I might be a tad biased, but I think this is particularly clever for a seven-year-old. Kira says that her story was the longest one. She's the only one who used both sides of the paper for her story. In fact, she's the only one who went past the lines. She didn't even have room left for an illustration.

She may be following in her brother's footsteps. Remember, Mark wrote a 140-page novel last summer. (which reminds me, I still haven't finished typing that up)

OK, well, we're going to have a movie marathon today (Harry Potter), so I'd better go get some housework done before we get that started. mk


Anonymous said...

That is quite clever the way she went back to the straw at the end. Quite advanced thinking for a 1st grader. She'll be published by the time she's 10.

mark said...

Awesome story. Very impressed.