After reading several books from the My Weird School Series by Dan Gutman, my classroom decided that it would be fun to create our own weird school story. We had decided from the beginning that the main character of our story would be our colony supervisor, Mrs. Barclay. Since all titles in the Weird School Series rhyme, we thought it was only appropriate to also have a title that rhymed and so the class created Mrs. Barclay is Sparkly.
This project was a collaborative effort. We knew that we wanted each grade to have their own chapter in the story. Each group of students was responsible for brainstorming ideas for their chapter. I then helped them develop their ideas into a chapter. Each grade was also responsible for providing the illustrations for their chapters.