As part of an Everybody Writes event, my younger daughter’s class at school recently produced a book on aliens. The aim of Everybody Writes is to think of ways to fuel childrens’ imagination and encourage them to express their ideas in words and/or pictures. My daughter’s school used the following scenario:-
During one week in September, something very unusual happened at school. There were strange circular burnt markings on the field. It looked almost as if rocket boosters from an alien craft had scorched the grass and left their marks for all to see. How had it happened? Who had left the marks? Why were strange things happening around school? What about the footprints? Who had written these strange notes?
My daughter really enjoyed this. Even though she struggles with writing and reading, she produced this picture which makes me smile because I often wonder whether the reference to chocolate is a reference to me!!