The children are gaining a clearer understanding of what it means to be an author and illustrator. In the process of planning what to write about during writing workshop, they are learning that the best stories come from many personal experiences. The children brainstormed a list of the many places or experiences their stories can come from. The children also selected and shared their favorite writing pieces with one another. Throughout the year, the children will have opportunities to share their published pieces with the children in the other grades.