On Friday we celebrated Read Across America with a pajama party. All students were invited to wear their pajamas and slippers to school and to bring a favorite stuffed animal as their reading buddy.
As many of you know, my classroom is deeply immersed in a poetry unit. We’ve studied a wide variety of poetry strategies and employ them daily in our writing. As we gathered on the rug for our writer’s workshop share, suddenly one child yelled.
“Oh my gosh you guys! My pajamas are covered with onomatopoeia!”
As he held his arms wide and smiled, I looked down and indeed, his pajamas were covered with onomatopoeia!
Thank you very much Marvel comics!
All the kids in the classroom gathered around the child to see the pajamas and read the onomatopoeia. Students congratulated the child on his amazing poetry pajamas! It was a beautiful moment for everyone in the room.
“I can’t believe it! I wear these all the time and I never even noticed the onomatopoeia until right now!” the child exclaimed.
What a great feeling to see a student living our learning. It made my day!