Blue and Green K students are learning about the power of persuasion this week in Kindergarten. As we move into our new genre, persuasive writing, discussions revolved around things that we like and dislike which is how our opinions are formed. One of our favorite classroom books, The Day the Crayons Quit, lends itself well to our topic. The children related with each of the crayons that wanted to persuade Duncan, the protagonist in the story, that its crayon color was the best. They then thought about ideas they could use to enhance their persuasive skills at home. Since we love writing letters, the children wanted to write letters to you about something they would like. Some of the children's ideas for their letters are as simple as trying to persuade you to see a certain movie or have a play date with a special friend. However, we told them that every good persuasive writing piece needs at least three reasons to support their idea; they are now hard at work thinking of good reasons to persuade you to grant their requests! We may even mail our letters home to you. What fun!