Another school year has come and gone. Before my students left for the summer and on to 3rd grade, I had them do several activities that required them to reflect on 2nd grade. I know, cheesy as it may sound, it was interesting to hear some of the highlights, things that were the most memorable, and of course the many things that we learned in the process of 10 months.
Since we worked on writing lists a lot this year, we broke things down by subject and then created lists based on what we learned in that subject. The items that were listed more than once were the ones that I included in the Wordle. I created it with them on the Smartboard. We watched 2nd grade appear before our eyes in the form of a beautiful complex word cloud.