Something really cool happened yesterday.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays I drive a bus for our church's afterschool program. I pick up six children from one school and two more from another. As always the children were a little bit noisy on the ride back to church. I overheard one of them say "I know Ms. Bell really well". I heard a little boy comment that the phrase rhymed. I chimed in by saying that it sounded like the title to a book. All of a sudden, the children were asking if we could write a book together! I told them that we could brainstorm about it together tomorrow (as in today) if they really wanted to.
They didn't forget. They ran into the church today asking if I had time to help them write the book.
So we began. We brainstormed for about half an hour and then began to write. We have a wonderful story started. I'm quite proud of them actually. They are so creative.
Tuesday, we illustrate.
The best part of the whole thing was how excited they were to create. I loved fanning that flame.
I'll have to ask them if I can share it with you when it's done.