First graders have transformed themselves into teachers. They began by thinking of topics about which they are experts. Using their fingers to plan facts they know, first graders checked to make sure they knew at least 5 facts about a topic: enough to write an entire book. Next, they began planning by sketching diagrams and writing labels to create pictures that help teach the reader even more. They studied how nonfiction books have labels, diagrams, maps, and photographs that can help explain some of the facts on the page. Finally, they wrote many facts about their topics to create "All About" books. It’s incredible to see how much first graders know about any given topic! There are animal experts, chess experts, and basketball experts just to name a few. They look forward to sharing these pieces, as well as their "Small Moment" books with you on December 20th for the first writing celebration!