I intended to post this project weeks ago and somehow it slipped by me! This was a fun end of year project I did with my 2nd graders about The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown.
First, we read the book and talked about what we noticed about how it is written. Then, each class wrote a page all together about reading. This example is Michelle's class:
Over the next few weeks, the kids had several other prompts: the important thing about the library is..., the important thing about 2nd grade is..., the important thing about a book is... I typed and copied the class's page about reading for each student to add to their book. They made covers and we stapled the books together to take home. Here are a few examples:
I thought it was so cute that this student thought my library was big, clean, and sparkly. It was big and it was a bit sparkly but they must not have noticed all the dust bunnies.
I had so much fun with this project that I'm planning on doing it again next year. I'm going to try to have kids write a page each year and save them, so at the end of 4th grade, they will have an important book about each year of school. Remind me to update in 5 years when my new kinders are 4th graders ;)