The Chat Snap prompt of the day today was Tell us about your favorite animal. Use some poetry! For the most part, the young poets were happy to play along. A little rhyme, a haiku, some similes and metaphors, perhaps even a quick acrostic poem-- that's all I was hoping for, but as always, there were a few kids who were reluctant to participate.
"What's going on?" I asked one student who still hadn't posted 10 minutes or so into the class.
"I can't think of anything," he said flatly.
"Well, what's your favorite animal?" I responded.
"Oh! That's cool!" I told him. "Do you have an iguana?"
"No." he answered.
"Really?" I said. "Then do you wanna iguana?"