Wednesday was the fabulous book launch for my third grade writing peeps.
Their desks were arranged in a u-shape, draped with a plastic table cloth. Each student had made a nice large name card - quite decorative, I might add. Each author displayed his book next to his name plate. They each had a pen poised to sign the special cards we had made for the guests.
After the autographs, there were cookies and punch for celebrating.
When all the guests had left, I read Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Suess. I then told the kids there was a big reason I had read that to them. I asked this question: "After I do a book launch, do you know what I do the next day?"
Some of them shrugged their shoulders and others tried to offer ideas.
"The next day after celebrating, I sit down at my desk and I start writing another book."
One girl said, "So that's what we can do too, right?"
"Exactly," I said. "I'll be back next week to start on a new writing adventure. What do you think?"
The excitement glinting from their eyes hinted to me that they're ready to go.
Just a hint: We're going to dissect sentences and make a crazy flip book.