Category: Writing


I must start by saying that I cannot take credit for the idea that I will be blogging about.  I stole it from one of my teaching partners who heard about it from her cousin, who’s son goes to school with this girl who heard about it from her dentist’s cousin’s teacher.  Actually, I am pretty sure my teaching partner got the idea from Pinterest.  VERB SUPER HEROS!  My kiddos loved this!  They got so creative.  I have a pretty creative group this year, so it was right up their alley.  Of course, I did get some adjective and noun

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Naked Turkeys!

Spider Turkey! Cheerleader and Opera Singer (pencil is for giving autographs) I love this project!  I have been doing this project my entire teaching career (all 12 years of it)!  I am sure that you know what I am talking about…Disguise a turkey so it won’t get eaten for Thanksgiving.  I am not sure where I got the the current template I am using (if it’s you, let me know I would love to give you credit!).  The whole second grade does this a family at home project.  The kiddos are to disguise their turkey and use the bubble to

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descriptive writing lesson idea

Descriptive Writing Lesson 2nd Grade

Every year at this time we work on Descriptive Writing.  One of the first activities that we do is to describe a food.  Each teacher on the second grade team (there are four of us) chooses a food to describe.  Writing lessons are always more fun when you get to eat! 🙂  Then, as a class we enjoy our snack while thinking of describing words for our treat.  Once we are finished eating, we get together to write a description.  Can you guess what our class wrote about? When we are all finished with our descriptions we trade our descriptions

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The Warty Pumpkin!

On Pumpkin Math day, one of the parents brought in this great pumpkin.  It was the only one that came in that had Warts!  We all agreed that it was too neat to cut open, so we saved it for Pumpkin Writing!  This was our very first day of working on Descriptive Writing.  We spent some time making a web together of all of the words that we could think of to describe our unusual pumpkin:  You can get yours here! The kiddos decided which adjectives that they would use in their descriptions and wrote them on their web, then

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Campfire Stories, Flashlights and S’mores, Oh My!

After the Pumpkin Math comes Campfire Stories!  This is how we celebrate our first published piece of writing for the school year.  In the past we have written spooky stories to read around our campfire.  This year, I thought that I would try something different, so we wrote Fall Personal Narratives.  I am not sure which I like better, but this is the first year that everyone was published by the time we did campfire stories.  The kiddos had a great time coming up with their fall stories.  I had lots of stories about jumping in piles of leaves and

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