Friday, May 20, 2011

What must they think of me?!?!

Last month I had to take a few personal days to attend a family event.  I didn't tell my students where I was going or why.  We had just come back from Spring Break and I didn't really want to get them riled up with the thought of me being out of the classroom again.  While I was out I left a fun little writing assignment for the kids.  Since they had no clue why I was out, the writing assignment said that I was missing!  It asked them to make a Missing Poster of me and to write about what happened to me. This activity would be a good pairing with the story "Miss Nelson is Missing" by Harry Allard and James Marshall. 

When I got back and read their little stories I was surprised by their creativity.  A few brought me to a violent end involving sharks or wild animals.  Some were really sweet.  And then there are the many who make me wonder what they must think of me!  Quite a few wrote stories that found me in jail at the end!  Goodness!  What impression have I given them???  The stories were all quite comical and a few had undertones of "Miss Nelson is Missing.  It's a cute little writing assignment to have on hand in your substitute folder in case you have to be out of school last minute one day.  Here are some of the stories my kids wrote.  Some decided to illustrate what happened to me instead of making a missing poster.
Here I turned into a monster . . .
Here I am in jail . . .

And here I lose my hand to a shark.  Thank you doctor for helping me!
Here I was put into jail because I was putting on makeup while driving

I love this one!  I went to the islands!

I am including a link in the picture below to download the Google Docs file so you can replace my name with yours.  I'd be interested in hearing what your kids write about you if you use this. You may want to change to a cute font as well. The font and picture box got messed up as I uploaded to Google Docs, and I don't know how to fix that if it can be fixed. =)

Or click here to go to my TpT store to download the Word version!

Hope you get some cute stories!  Have fun!


  1. Wow, what a great idea! I love it and your kids are strong writers! Way to go!!!
    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Thanks Gina! I love the way their little minds work...well...most of the time! Their creativity is awesome! You never know what to expect.

  3. What an adorable idea! I LOVE Mrs. Nelson is Missing! Thanks for sharing your creativity!


  4. Thanks for sharing! That's a fantastic idea! Wonderful and fun activity for both students and supply teacher :) Also, I was wondering if you would be able to share the name of the font you're using. I just LOVE it!

    Thanks :)


  5. Thanks Anna! I think the font is Carbon Type. I've got too many fonts downloaded so it's sometimes hard to keep track and always hard to choose!


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