Today, I had the privilege of meeting a fantastic group of 4th graders in San Pedro Sula, Honduras through Skype. The students at Escuela Bilingue Santa Maria Del Valle were eager to learn about our topic: YOUR STORY IS IMPORTANT: Generating Ideas for Personal Narratives and asked thoughtful questions about the process of writing. I am looking forward to reading their work soon and posting a couple stories on KIDS ARE WRITERS.
But no Skyping session is complete without a little fun! My new Honduran friends were VERY excited to see snow. I brought a tub of snow in the house and taught them how to make a snowman. One student asked me, “Does snow taste delicious?” Laughter filled the classroom when I took a big bite. I hope they weren’t too disappointed when I told them it tasted like water. As the snowmen melted throughout the day, I sent pictures. Perhaps our snowman will inspire a fiction story or a character study?
So, a big thank you to my new friends in Honduras! YOUR STORIES ARE IMPORTANT. Write them down. Share your stories with your friends and family. Who knows? Perhaps someday, your stories will go around the world.
Michelle Lynn Senters is the Founder and Director of KIDS ARE WRITERS. She spends her days working as a Reading Interventionist and spends her evenings writing books for children and adults. You can learn more about Michelle HERE and at www.michellelynnsenters.com.