It's time for another Currently! I love Farley's Currently! I wish I could be a fly on the wall in so many people's classroom.
Farley recently created a "Currently" for every month that the students could use too.
It's so nice to have a long weekend. The little bugs are growing and learning so much every day. They have been so much fun to get to know. I just finished working on a new writing mini-unit on ABC mentor texts. It's a great launch for a theme study and is really fun to see what patterns and "noticings" that students have about them. My 2nd graders start to notice the layers of interesting illustrations and styles that lots of authors have when they write them. I've included a list of ABC books that you can use in the unit. We used the book L, M, N, O, Peas by Keith Baker as our main mentor text this year. It's super cute! We've used it now for a couple of years and it continues to be such a fun project for our 2nd graders. Click here to check it out!
I also threw up a FREEBIE (click here) that was fun to use with my students this year. It's a reflection sheet to help see how students visualize and verbalize their understanding of "just right" books, easy books, and challenging books. This is always an ongoing activity for our students. It's so fun to see how 2nd graders are able to grow in their ability to understand what a "just right" book really means.