We have spent the last seven days focusing on Eric Carl's books and the artwork he makes/uses in his books. We also watched a 30 minute video about Eric Carl explaining his book making process. When this project was started, the students were informed that they would be writing stories and making "beautiful papers" to illustrate their stories just like Eric Carl.
So for every read aloud we have been reading Eric Carl books. Today a kid says: "Another Eric Carl book! Why? We have read so many." Then most of the class chimes in: "Yeah, he's right. They've all been Eric Carl!" Seriously? You just now noticed? Where have you been all week? Not in this room that's for sure.