As part of our writing workshop this past week, we read the story The Wonderful Happens by Cynthia Rylant.
What I like about this book is it makes us think about the importance of everyday things. For example, she writes about the purpose of a spoon, Thinking about those small details is, I believe, challenging for the little ones. Why do we use a spoon? How can we describe the details of the spoon. So I asked them to write about something they thought was "wonderful" that happened every day but that we might not notice or appreciate. I made it our class book for October because I thought they did a really good job coming up with creative responses.