The 5th graders were working on adjectives and I came up with a game that I call "Imaginary Cribs" styled after the MTV program where celebrities show off their houses. In my game the kids have to get up and describe their bedroom--and act like they are in their actual bedroom-- using as many adjectives as they can and as they walk around, they can't bump into anything that they have put into the empty space.
After we finished, I told them that next time we will play the game where they can make up a fictional "crib" and tell us all about it. Here's what Teegerstrom had to say about that:
TEEGERSTROM: We get to tell about our imaginary house?! YAY! I'm going to tell about my wizard temple!
No one in the class was the least bit surprised--including me. That's how Teegerstrom rolls.