As we worked on another chapter in the Bobby Balooba saga, the students were reminded that in a fantasy things happen that could never really happen. We proceeded to collaborate after we came up with our second character, Alphi the Leprechaun(it was the week of St. Patrick's day).
Bobby Balooba and Alphi the Leprechaun
First, Alphi the Leprechaun was lost and crying. Bobby Balooba helped him out.
Next, they rode the pretty pink pony. Finally, Bobby and Alphi find the pot of gold.
When we brainstormed the pony, it was suggested that they ride the pony over a rainbow, and find the pot of gold. Hence the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
One little buddy-boy shared the following thought process as we quietly wrote. "Hey! This IS a fantasy. A little pony can't be pink and a pony can't climb over a rainbow." I was so proud that he'd learned the elements of a fantasy. Then he added, "Only unicorns can climb over rainbows."
Now that's FUN! Don't tell anyone.