Today class, I am going to show you how we write a narrative. Remember, it must have a strong beginning, middle, and end. Remember where most of our details go? Right! The middle. Now watch…
I woke up excited on a cold Thanksgiving morning. It was so much earlier than I normally get up and everything seemed to move in slow motion as I drove the car to meet my friend Donna who I went to high school with. We were going to take the train to the city to watch the parade. After a quick breakfast in the diner, we were on our way with so many other people who wanted to get to the same place.
Before we knew it, the train got to Penn Station. From there we took the subway to an area by Central Park. We found a spot that didn’t have too many people blocking our view. In between craning our necks to see what was coming down the street next, we gulped down hot chocolate to stay warm. The balloons were so big as they floated by us. The bands played and we were mesmerized by the sounds. After a while, the cold didn’t bother us as much. Even me being as old as I was, can still remember how excited we got when Santa finally came down signaling the parade was over and the holidays were ready to begin.
We made our way back home caught up in the crowds of people walking in the city seeing all of the sights.
Later with my family and friends for the big meal, I couldn’t stop talking about how much fun we had. I wanted to go watch the parade every year.
Now boys and girls, we need to choose a title.
Going To The Parade
Donna and Stacey In The City
Hmmmm what else can we think of that can really describe how I was feeling and tie in to the events? Oh wait. I got it now….
Sometimes when I am working with my first graders on writing, I use many of my own stories because they enjoy that so much. That Thanksgiving was one of my absolute favorites. Donna and I had so much fun that day then I got to spend time with the people I love the most. I am so grateful for family and friends who made such an impact on me throughout my life. Today, I am celebrating with my husband and kids. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday.
This was also day 23 of the daily blogging challenge I am participating in. Happy Thanksgiving!