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I am so excited to take what I’ve been doing in first grade and apply it to third grade! I’ve been busy doing a ton of research on making a writer’s notebook and trying to get everything sorted out in my head. I set up a rough draft of my Writer’s Notebook to figure outRead more

Writers workshop - Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.

Definitely need this one. Writer's notebook idea from WritingFix: a Right-Brained Writing Prompt...Story Starters: Serendipitous Story Titles

The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. This is a great template to use when reviewing a unit of study (the most important thing about weather, planets, fractions, etc.). Right now we're writing about the most important thing about second grade :).