Children LOVE guessing games, and who doesn’t love a gift? Combine the two and you have a winning combination to inspire some writing. The books in our reading area were getting a little congested in our small bookcase. An old bookcase found a new home in our classroom and was definitely a welcomed addition to our classroom library. I’ve been holding onto some new books that I wanted to include in our collection and this provided the perfect opportunity. I put the new books in a box, wrapped the box in some white paper and the guesses began…posters, more paper, instruments, a picture, a car, a shovel, a bear, and an apple were just some of the guesses. The children were happy to receive their new books and I was happy to watch them record their guesses. A little mystery goes a long way!