Another journal prompt: If you had to choose one, would you rather eat a chocolate-covered worm or a chocolate-covered beetle? I know – I was asking for it. It wasn’t my idea, though. My grade partner did it with her class last week and they had fun with it, so I wanted to see what I’d get from my kids.
This first piece was written by a very matter-of-fact little girl:
I love that she said she’d be ‘pucking’ at the end of the day. I hate pucking.
Another girl wrote this next piece. She had quite a way with words.
“. . . slither down my through (throat) like I was throwing up backwards.” What a thought.
My favorite, though, is this one. It was written by one of my funny boys (the “going to juvie” kid). He’s a light printer, so it’s kind of hard to read in this photo. I’ve written it out for you below the picture.
If I was forced to eat a chocolate covered beetle or a chocolate covered worm, I would choose a chocolate covered worm because it would be just like eating a gummy worm. It would be like having a dirt cup at school, soft, slimy and GULP! Down the throat it goes. As for beetles it would be hard, crunchy and get stuck in your teeth. I mean seriously. What kind of journal entry is this? A try to make you explode with grossness test or what?!
That kid made me snort. Loudly. In front of the whole class. I snorted. Seriously.