This is a book for writing about animals. It contains 40 animals, with an animal for each letter of the alphabet and a few extras. Each page has a visual of how to draw the animal. It also contains a word bank with words about the animal's habitat, characteristics, and descriptive words. I use once a week and show a video or read a book about the animal. I model for the students how to draw the animal. Even if you aren't very artistic, you can draw these animals. It is my favorite writing activity!
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Last year while teaching first grade, I noticed my students weren't progressing very well when it came to sight words. I have always thought just practicing a list was pretty boring and super hard for second language learners. So I wrote their words on index cards and then wrote a sentence underneath the word. It was amazing how quick they could learn the word while it was embedded in print. I did it around February. I felt like kicking myself for not doing it sooner! I also had the kids read their words before they began Read to Someone and with our 4th Grade Buddies. Then a friend of mine told me she had her students read the three sight words every time they went out the door or came in. So to make life easier, I made a booklet with all the second grade words embedded in print with a poster for 'Your ticket out the door.'
I am moving back to second grade and to a new school. I am excited to learn from some new teachers and they are actually old friends! My new school has hunter green carpet on one wall and burgundy chairs. I decided the primary colors would look good with anything. I will post what it looks like when I move in. FYI: This packet is on TPT.