they have grown since last year and it seems we are in for a great year full of
laughter, excitement, and a lot of moving and shaking!
We were very relaxed today and we played get to know each other
games. We also discussed what it means to be a great writer. Writing in second
grade is very important because it is my job to get them prepared for all the
papers, essays, and argumentive writing they will do in the future. Today's
focus on writing was expressing ourselves freely.
The students understood that writing is for fun and to help our brains grow!
They wrote in their journals today for the first time and were able to write
about whatever they wanted. I heard some great stories, both imaginary and real
life experiences. I encourage all the students to write whatever comes to them
and not to be concerned about following all the "writing rules." Our first draft
is always great! After we finish we can go back and make it