Kip practically ran over to the bin to grab her Serendipity Journal the next morning. Mrs. Holiday said that she spent her evening reading through what each student wrote and responding to everyone. Kip thought to herself, “I bet Mr. Holiday wasn’t too pleased!”
“Okay my seventh grade friends, we will have ten minutes today to journal. I will walk around as you write to answer any questions you have. Before we begin, let’s review our guidelines. Who remembers one of them?”
A boy named Steve raised his hand, and Mrs. Holiday called on him. “No using real names, we can make up fake ones instead.”
“Good, thank you Steve. Now, who remembers another guideline?”
Susan and a few other students raised their hands. Mrs. Holiday called on Susan. “Don’t write anything mean or any insults.”
“Perfect! I think we are ready to write. I can’t wait to read your thoughts!” Mrs. Holiday said excitedly and Kip scrambled to find what Mrs. Holiday wrote to her.
Dear Student Editors,
This is your opportunity to really influence this book. I am so curious to learn from you! I have just two questions for you this week, but they are big ones!
- If you were Mrs. Holiday, what would you write back to Kip in the Serendipity Journal?
- If you were Kip, what would you like to hear from Mrs. Holiday? What do you hope Mrs. Holiday wrote to Kip, from Kip’s perspective?
Put your answers to the questions in the comments for this post and I will use your feedback when I write Mrs. Holiday’s response to Kip. You guys are awesome and I can’t wait to hear what you think.