My 2nd graders have been reading a series of informational books called All About Sled Dogs and All About Spiders.  We’ve been having a lot of fun learning about new animals in this world.  Their task was to write informational sentences about spiders based on what they learned from the story.

The kids know how much I hate spiders so they had fun showing me all the gross pictures of spiders and writing and drawing about spiders.  It was fun to see how much of the information they retained.

We’ll now be transitioning into writing sentences into a First, Then, Next, Last format, which is something they are continuing to work on in the class.  It is my goal to help transfer knowledge between group and the classroom and to help foster independence with what they are already doing in the classroom.