I had the parent teacher conference with Evan’s teacher Mr. Mungin last week. During the conference, we talked about how we can work together to get Evan read more “serious” books other than the “silly” ones he loves to read. The test showed that he can be a good reader if he wants to. We just need to expand his interests. Mr. Mungin then told me that he was really impressed by the creativity that Evan showed in his recent writing piece. He said not too many kids can pull off humor at his age but he did. He said Evan and his partner was giggling the whole time when they did the final touch of the piece in the class.
Mr. Mungin gave him 3+ for this piece for exceeding his grade level – Precise and deliberate control of language, literary elements, sentences structures, and voice that create a consistent and effective point of view and tone. He had the following comments: “This is truly hilarious! I hope you think about publishing it in my library! You also have a solid, creative writing voice!”
Daddy and I were excited to read about this piece when it was returned from school. We both had this “Is this really written by Evan?” kind of smile on our faces when we looked at each other after we finished reading. I was blown away and kind of speechless by the content of this storyJ. He showed us his humorous side which we don’t normally see and his imagination was, well, beyond my imaginationJ. It is not surprising on one hand as Evan likes to read “silly” books but on another hand, I could not help but wonder “What is on my son’s mind?” after I finished readingJ. We wondered whether he got the ideas from some books or stories on the internet we didn’t know. We even goggled the names of those characters and their “famous sayings” but nothing came up. So he really wrote all these by himself! I remember Olivia used to tell us the story when she was little about this imaginary blue house where she and her other mom and dad living with all the animals she loved. That was actually easier for me to digest than this one which seemed to come from nowhere. I guess we will enjoy his wild imagination as he has it and I am now curious about what he will write nextJ.
Now here is his story.
The Adventures of That
Guy You Know.
This book is about, well..That guy you know. The guy’s name is Bill, you know his name because… you know him right? He is that guy who throws a book at you for no reason, oh sorry, thats Ron as far as I know. He (Who we are talking about.) is that guy who runs up a cliff yelling, “I’M BOSS LAMA!!!” but only at sunset. And trust me, you will be thankful that he does that only at sunset. Bill doesn't go to school. He got expelled for running in a weird polygon thingy saying “Fuzzy bowling carrot!!!” He gets home schooled, but doesn't learn. When its time to learn all he does is hide or go outside and play fetch with his cool pet rock named Tyson. Bill has a friend named Jordan who just throws whatever he has at you, but only if you try to sneak on or throw a ball at him. Well… people were either regular, funny, cool, popular, smart, weird, shy, tired, happy, scared, bad, lazy, sad, too sleepy, or obsessed with chips that are shaped like Elmo’s face. But Bill was…dun dun dun…Duuun…Dun Dun Dun… Duuuuunnnnnnnnnn…None Of The Above But Weird And That Last One, or just call it NOTABWATLO (NO-TAB-WATLO), and his friend Jordan was Weird, Tired, Bad, And Too Sleepy or call it WTBATS which you can figure how to pronounce on your own. (Note: I don’t even know how to pronounce it.) One day Bill went to the mall. But when he stepped in an alarm went off, but just for him. Apparently the mall has an alarm for Bill, so that people know they have 1 minute to evacuate the building from the kid who talks to minerals. Bill just said “OOOOO, fire trucks!” and started making alarm noises. The alarm in the mall sounded like dee doe dee doe, but Bill’s noises sounded like arrraffacckkkkrrrrrrmmaaasssskkkzz!!!!! Everybody who stayed to do shopping just groaned for five seconds. And went back to shopping. But thats not easy with a kid that has a sombrero on doing the Harlem shake around the mall like Scooby Doo on a sugar buzz, but eventually after causing enough trouble, Bill went home in the car with his mom. But halfway there, Bill jumped out of the car, ran onto a cliff and yelled “I’M BOSS LAMA!!!” and skipped home like he just married a jelly doughnut.
To Be Continued…