My fifth grader’s teacher is having them do this. According to her it’s a challenge, perhaps since our youth are used to being told only to listen to others, to read others’ stories. She also says it’s amazing to see stories eventually unfold, as viewed through such young eyes.
It is merely an exercise in writing, to find their voice as practice, so that they may use it all their lives through.
Not pompous. Not self-entitled. Just sharing. Learning a craft.