We're trying to move beyond the "this is about a bunk bed", or "this is about an airport". And today, it finally seemed to be coming together!!! As one of the teachers I work with was reviewing some of the picture book covers, trolling for big ideas-she was making an anchor chart-- one of the kids came up with this one: "to keep a strong soul when bad things happen" (The book was "A Chair for My Mother", which the teacher had read aloud to them a few days earlier.)
WOW! Cool! Really neat to see the lightbulbs go on!!!