Friday, March 25, 2011

A Creative School Bus Conversation

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.


:)

4 comments:

Bob West said...

Very Interesting blog. I am now a follower. I thought you might want to check out Paradox Principles as well.
All the best, Bob West
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2011/03/reversing-your-thinking.html

Sheila Siler said...

Cool! Maybe you'll be like that 4th (or was it 2nd) grade class that wrote a book and published it! BTW, I'm doing a blog post tomorrow with you listed in it, hope you get some new followers!

The walk to Christ said...

I can see my children involved int this....and there will be a horse involved somehow!!

Jen Daiker said...

That is the cutest thing! I love when children use there imagination and creative sides!!! Makes you know what you're doing works!

I stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge! I'm a co-host, should you need any assistance or advice just stop on in! I'd love to have you visit my blog! We're also having some fun on twitter during April (Im' @jenunedited)! Look forward to your posts!