A free story
July 28, 2013

freestory

A FREE STORY – Age 6

“Once there lived a boy called Dylan and his mum and it is a lovely mum.”

Mum: That’s lovely!

Boy: Oh yeah that – we did it at the Free Writing Table – do you know the Free Writing Table?

Mum: Yes – that’s the table outside the classroom isn’t it?

Boy: Yes, and you’re allowed to write about whatever you want.

Mum: Ahh – and you chose to write that?

Boy: Well, Jaimie was there as well and he wrote it. He said, “I’m going to write a story about you!” And then he wrote that.

Mum: Oh. OK. What did YOU write about then?

Boy: Nothing – I didn’t have time.

Freedom table
January 7, 2013

freedomtableMe: What did you get up to at school today?

D: I went to the Three Writing Table…

Me: The FREE Writing Table?

D: Yes – it’s outside our classroom.

Me: Why is it called the ‘Free Writing Table’ – can you write what you like there?

D: Or draw pictures or anything you like really.

Me: And what do YOU do there?

D: I don’t know.

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