Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine...har har har. It took them a while to connect ate the verb to eight the noun.
However, what occurred after shows me why I fall in love more and more with my class every day.
My talker began sharing his thinking about how the joke reminded him of One (a book) because the colors were being bullied and One stood up to him. Seven was being a bully to the other numbers.
After he shared his thought, my Cubs fan said, "Talker, you changed my thinking. I wasn't thinking that at first, but now I am."
Why do I love this? One, my talker shared his thinking and connected his thoughts very well so we could understand him. Two, he remembers every book I have read to him. Three, my Cubs fan didn't tell me. He turned and talked to his peer. That is one behavior I try to teach. Talk to others, not just the teacher. How I love to see it all in action.
I am grateful I get the chance to see this work day in and day out.