So I wanted to make sure to get an initial writing sample from the first week for their portfolios. We read the story:
It's about a girl who doesn't just want to wear the ordinary school uniform and finds a trunk of vintage accessories to spice it up a little bit. About being yourself and that it's good to stand out and take risks.
I asked the kids to write about why they were unique. I love to look at beginning work because I know they will definitely understand this concept better in a few months. Here are just a few: