My 3rd-6th graders have been working on a panda piece after our read aloud of the book Zen Shorts by John Muth.
The story is about a panda bear that shares short stories with three children in order to teach them life lessons. The illustrations are beautifully made with water colors. After reading the book my students wrote connections to the story (what the story reminded them of) on slips of paper that had a small picture on it. They glued their connections on chart paper.