After celebrating the holidays with our beautiful Winter Concert, second grade students were very excited to share their non-fiction stories with their guests at our first writing celebration of the year. This writing unit was coupled with our non-fiction reading unit. As readers, students were asked to pay attention to details in books and think to themselves, "What is the book trying to teach me?" They asked questions to further develop their curiosity and learn more. After reading many non-fiction books by different writers, students realized, "Wait! I can try that, too!" As writers, they set goals for themselves and made a plan to teach their audience about a topic about which they know so much. They became expert non-fiction writers who began by creating a table of contents to guide their chapter writing. Then, they set out to work on drafting fact-filled chapters on their topics. Students revised and edited their work to create a high-quality book. Today, we all had the pleasure of listening to our second graders share their hard work and they felt proud as they read like experts. Afterward, it was fun to share a morning snack and wish everyone a wonderful winter break!