Today was our first day focusing on the theme of identity with the 7 and 8 year-olds at the Polo Grounds Story Power Camp. After a read-aloud and group discussion of Eric Carle’s The Very Quiet Cricket, we split up into separate tables and talked about what we had read over the weekend. I worked with Isaiah, who had lots of fun reading and creating his own comic strip based on The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System!
The highlight of my day was helping the campers create acrostic poems of their names. It was wonderful to see the kids’ enthusiasm while trying to think of the very best possible words to describe themselves. Wayne went beyond using just adjectives, and wrote a full sentence for each letter of his name. What an imaginative bunch!