Vilate came home from school the day before Author Day and was in tears. Apparently the first graders had each colored a picture based on one of Mr. San Succi's books and then the teachers chose (my least favorite phrase is here) the "best" ones and compiled them into a book for the author. Guess what? Vilate's wasn't chosen, hence the tears. So Faith came up with a brilliant plan! The two of them wrote their own book, using Mr. San Succi's book as a model, and illustrated it.After they spent hours perfecting it, with Faith writing and Vilate illustrating, it was done! We typed up the story and Faith and Vilate assembled the book. It was so cute! Now, the mission for Faith was to go to school the next day and hopefully get chosen to be in the writer's workshop that was going to be held for a select group of approximately 10 students and give the book to Mr. San Succi. Faith came through for Vilate and was chosen to go to the workshop and she gave the book to Mr. San Succi. He was impressed and read the book right away. Instead of keeping the book he wrote some encouraging words in the front and returned it to Faith to share with Vilate.
It was so great to see these two working together on a project that they came up with. Faith was so helpful and Vilate loved the attention and making something with her big sister. They really made me a happy mom that day!