Bat Informative Reading and Writing packet. The students loved it! I focused more on nonfiction text features this year. After teaching the features, I let the class go through our nonfiction books armed with sticky notes looking for text features to label. You would think I was giving away candy, they were so excited for their chance to use the sticky notes
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We read Spookley the Square Pumpkin and then made our own original pumpkins.
My second graders made a jack-o-lantern and wrote a narrative about it.
I love having a bulletin board by the door. The kids often stop and read each other's work which I think is pretty adorable. It is such a small school they know the kids in the other grade and seem to enjoy sharing a board.
I started teaching the 2nd graders cursive this week. I guess my school used to have first graders learn cursive. Can you believe that? The Spalding program we use has different cursive so I can't use any of the fonts I have. I miss the curls and tilt to be honest. Spalding looks so boring though I can see that it is probably easier for the kids. I made my own font but it is tricky getting the letters to link nicely. Anyone ever make a cursive font and have any tips for this? I broke down and wrote lessons by hand. I feel like I am back in the dark ages. LOL. Here is a screen shot of the font I made. My handwriting is usually better but I have to slow down and be so careful to make it the "Spalding" way.
I do really like the Spalding phonograms though. It is what I was doing but MUCH more in depth. I'll post more about that another time. My bed is calling me.