Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Can I have a Dinosaur, Please?

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I love when a great lesson just happens!
  Each day during our morning meeting I let the kids share one thing that happened today, yesterday, or will happen tomorrow.  One of the little guys was sharing how yesterday he begged and begged his mom for a puppy and she said no because his sisters are allergic.  Well of course this revelation inspired almost every other kiddo to share a story about begging for something…it is first grade after all!  Well then one of my little sweeties surprised me by saying he had a connection to a book he had just read.  He told us that he had a book about begging for a dinosaur in his “Just Right Bag”.  He pulled out “Can I Have a Tyrannosaurus Rex Dad?  Can I Please?”  At this point another sweetie grabs “Can I Have a Stegosaurus Mom? Can I Please? out of her “Just Right Bag”.

I decided this would be a great opportunity to talk about writing a persuasive letter.

We read both books and then set out to write our own letters.  They were a hoot!  These little people have persuading (aka begging) down to an art form.   I have to tell you they kept me laughing all day!!
I am sure going to miss this darling bunch!!


We just used letter writing paper I already had on hand.

Click here to download some I spiffed up with a graphic from Scrappin’ Doodles.
Seven days to go…I promise I’m not countingSmile


  1. So cute! I am adding those books to my unit for next year! Thanks!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  2. I love your dinosaur writing! Thanks for sharing the template.

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter