Merriam – Webster Definition
originality: freshness of aspect, design, or style. the power of independent thought or constructive imagination.
originality: when a child’s brain locks on an image and produces a cannibalistic baby, the marriage of two hands, and the extinction of grade 4.
It’s time once again for another presentation of my students’ ingenuity and creativity.
I have to admit, I have been running out of ideas for the kids diary entries, so this past week I found some random pictures online and told the kids they had to write about the picture.
I am always amazed at what my students come up with. This week I was reading their entries and was struck with the dramatic differences between the boys and the girls. I am lucky to get more than a three word sentence from the boys, while the girls are filling a whole page with the dramatic tale of a shark eating baby.
The comparison is quite humorous.
Student 1 : Iris – The Shark Eating Baby called Boo
Student 2 : Sarah – The Love Story of a Hand Zebra
|So romantic!! I love happy endings.|
Student 3 : William – Death Comes by Fire
|The girls in grade 4 class 2 better watch out, this kid is not happy with them.|
You have to love the creative genius of young children, even when it involves wearing shark skin, and eradicating an entire class of girls by fire.
I have noticed that William’s writing tends to revolve around darker subject matter, but to be honest, between flaming horse fireman, and eating lizard zombie brain, I think I have to give the kid an +A for originality.