As the year begins to draw to a close, second grade students are taking time to celebrate our love of literature. Throughout the year we have learned to read as grown ups do; by choosing books that interest us, practicing reading with fluency, and by thinking deeply about what we read. Our last unit of reading series books began classmates to recommend books to each other, and we are excited to be sharing our opinions with friends. It seems that second grade students are more excited to read than ever these days, and we have loved the opportunity to kick back and dive deep into a variety of titles. In preparation for next year, and for the sake of practicing all of the skills we have acquired throughout the year, second graders are responding in writing to our books in a variety of ways. Whether thinking about the problem and solution of a story, comparing ourselves to characters in a book, or expressing specific reasons why we might recommend a book to a friend, we are excited about our new and enriched reading lives. Its been fun to kick off our shoes and read with a partner or simply hide under our teachers' desk with a book. Whatever the reading treat may be, we are loving our reading time together.