We love Mrs. Wishy Washy! The Wishy Washy series serves as our mentor text each week. In the series, Mrs. Wishy Washy lives on a farm with her animals. The animals have many adventures together, and Mrs. Wishy Washy has her work cut out for her trying to keep all of them clean. This series provides the children with the opportunity to use early reading strategies, such as deciphering what the pictures tell us about what is happening, finding patterns in groups of words, sequencing, and storytelling so that they can reinvent the story and tell it to a partner. It also helps them to identify snap words within a large text and to keep them excited about reading. This week, while reading Mud Walk, the children used their story telling voices to retell the happenings in the book and to make predictions about how Mrs. Wishy Washy would save the animals when they got stuck in the mud! Our young readers are off to a strong start!