Theme-"Help friends and each other."
said, "Every time I go to a desert I see a cactus."
She has drawn a very nice desert scene with cacti that are blossoming.
wants us to share and never fight."
Devante says, "I went
on a hike; I saw a armadillo and a hawk."
should do work hard
she shared chili with her friends."
Breanna's short narrative
reads, "I walked and I saw a cactus; I cut a cactus called
prickly pear; we made nopales."
your friends and share."
"I have a tiny bit of desert experience because I own a
baby Texas tortoise."
let them have chili."
is a beautiful picture of Jessica amidst prickly pear cacti."
Theme-"Share with your friends."
says he "has four legs of a javalina, and they are cool.
Theme-"Help out or you won't get what you want."
what he claimed to have been the most unusual looking desert
bean pod. There is an image of him finding the bean pod in
the desert and exclaiming "wow". He adds that "I
went on a hike and saw a weird plant
I think it was called
a bean pod, and I saw a plant that blew-up!
Teachers' Note: All the children afforded us a unique experience
in sharing their work. In general terms, the themes were wonderfully
childlike (profoundly simplistic and to the point), as we
had supposed they would be. Development of such an abstract
notion as theme begins with a more elemental and literal connection
to text, as Dr. Moreillon has suggested, and expands to more
abstracted and universal ideas associated (through growing
literacy experience) with multiple texts.