For the first month or so of school (depending on how many students I have that year) we have a "special friend" for the day. It's a formulaic, fill-in-blank page.
This is _____________.
________(he/she) likes to _____________.
Then, we interview the child who comes to the chart paper. Fills it in. Then all the children copy it onto their own page. Draw a picture. Then I bind it into a book for the "special friend" to take home. It's a great tradition. I love it. I know the children feel special and cherish their little book.
So we started out with me. Here's how it went:
This is Mrs. Anderson.
She likes to sew quilts.
Now...look at this adorable drawing:
Sewing machine. Patchwork quilt. Chair. One eye. Gray hair (really??). Smiling teacher.
Most of the other pages were similar
Apparently Zack sees me a bit differently than the rest:
Horns. Sword. Spikes.
Just call me Xena.