I just had a fun time in my level 1/2 class. We were prepping to do the story about the dog who wants to be a tiger (thanks to my husband’s input–see the dog dyeing story, below). I passed out cards and asked kids to write or draw what they want to be. Then we started through the cards. I asked the kids who they guessed wanted to be a fat walrus. It took them only a couple guesses. We found out that he likes to swim and would prefer to be a fat walrus in California, rather than in Alaska. The next student wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic. The third one wanted to be a tomato, because they are red and juicy. Strangely, the entire class guessed correctly who that was. And so on. The kids wanted to do everyone’s card, but I started the dog story (a big reddish dog who lives in China and wants to be a cat…all input from the kids, surprisingly enough) and we were having fun with it when the bell rang.