Book: Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
Those who follow The Reading Garden on facebook will know that I cannot get enough of Dr. Seuss! I love the rhymes and they way he teaches life lessons by being silly! You either love him or not.
Earlier in the day these ambitious imaginators drew career portraits. What do you want to be when you grow up? The answers ranged from brain surgeon to Youtuber and one of our imaginators even wanted 12 careers!
This book talks about life. Dr. Seuss tells children big and small that they are equipped to face the world. They will choose the places they go, they will be the best sometimes and sometimes bad things will happen. What matters when you meet "hang ups and bang ups" is the way you handle them. You have to "un-slump yourself! Get up and do, don't wait for something to happen for you! You have what it takes to be what you want to be and go where you want to go!
First we explored the literal meaning of the book title. Using the world map I asked the imaginators to find the places they had already visited and the places that they wanted to visit. Next we spoke about those careers they drew earlier in the day. After a hearty discussion they were given the opportunity to express themselves by writing about what they wanted to be or where they wanted to go. Some chose to combine the two, some wrote three lines and some wrote a page.
Today was difficult for some imaginators as we didn't make anything explode! :) But we all survived and maybe, just maybe, we learned a thing or two about expressing ourselves through writing!
Check out the Career Portraits!