Friday, March 22, 2013

SOLSC #22 Writing hero names

Two Writing TeachersSlice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC)

Each preschooler created a name for their hero figurine, and we challenged them to write this name on a special "sign" for their hero diorama.  Check these out!  I love looking at their "penmanship" - how adept they are at making those letters.  Some are becoming very skilled, whereas others are still "rising to the challenge" - these are normal developmental extremes of the preschool years. 

I was also amused by the hero names....
Many children named their hero after themselves.  

Dillon chose his nickname "Dilly."

Sarah Lydia used the first part of her name, only.



Some children named their hero after a special someone or something in their life...

Lukas named his hero after his friend, Jack.
Jamie named his hero after his big brother, Declan.
Zoe named her hero after her friend, Bella.

Hayley is Saadiq's cousin

Some children named their heroes with names that imitated comic superheroes.

Ellington named his hero "Superboy."

Ebony named her hero "Superhero Girl."

Jack named his hero "Flash."

Still other children created unique names for their heroes.

Soren named his hero "Rashton."

Reia named her hero "Pablo."

Sayid named his hero "Wareth."

Charlie's hero was very tall - and he named him thus!

Bella named her hero "Spotty"

Anya named her hero, "Meetie."

I wonder where these special name ideas came from?  
What influenced the children towards one or another?  
It was truly delightful to see them choose a name for their hero and keep it - hold on to it - over several weeks of work on their dioramas.  


  1. This is so sweet, Maureen! I like Tallman and Superhero Girl! :)

  2. What a great project for them! I miss the preschool years!

  3. I love looking at student work. Thank you for posting these pictures.

  4. Terrific, again, to see Maureen. This superhero project is just great. Love "Tallman"

  5. This is awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!!! (saadiqs mommy)