Posted by Erika Bakker, 2nd Grade Teacher
As I help students develop their writing skills, I often have them play with the question, “What if?”. The children usually ask the question on their own. It comes naturally. I help them linger there for a while. “What if?” is the gateway to all sorts of fun. We go on long and silly tangents, making long lists of wild possibilities.
Several months ago, the second graders enjoyed hearing the story called “The Littles” by John Peterson. In the story, a family of very small people live in the walls of a house. The Little family watches the Bigg family, borrowing small things, feasting on leftover crumbs and often helping to solve Bigg problems – all without being seen.