Illustrating the Final Draft

When students complete their final draft they are invited to illustrate their story using a simple art program - Paint - in Windows. Their stories and illustrations are included in webpages for the Author in Residence program.

A Colorful Day
by Kelsey

When I woke up I had a strange feeling that it was going to be a funny day. I looked in the mirror and a smiling face was looking back at me. The girl in the mirror was me but I wasn't wearing the same clothes! Oh my, this is strange. The red shirt I had on was green in the mirror. The blue jeans I was wearing were brown! I asked myself, "What kind of mirror is this? Are my eyes playing tricks on me?" I ate my breakfast and then it was time to get on the bus and go to school. The bus came around the corner and it was purple!

My friends on the bus were wearing mixed matched clothes. They all looked so silly. Oh no, what is going on? The bus arrived at school and we got off. I went into the school building and saw more mixed up colors. I went into my classroom and began my morning work. My pencil was writing in green lead.

At lunch time I bought milk and it was blue. It tasted different but not too bad. After lunch we went to play and the grass was pink. We went back into the classroom to do our work. I was working hard on my test when I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was shaking me. I could hear my name. I opened my eyes and it was my mom!

"Kelsey, you didn't clean the spilled paint! You fell asleep and the mess is still there. Wake up and clean the table," said mom.

"Oh mom, you'll never believe the dream I had in my sleep," I said. Then I told her the story. I was so happy it was all a dream and all the colors were right again.

I went into the kitchen where my paint spilled and cleaned the mess.


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Authors in Residence Online prepared by Betty Ryall and Patti Weeg
for the National Title 1 Conference - Tampa, Florida: January 24-26, 2002
| Authors in Residence | Elementary Math Students in the CyberZone |
January 2002