Second-graders celebrate ELA skills

Second-graders celebrate ELA skills photo

As a culmination to their English Language Arts curriculum, second-graders held a Hollywood Ending Celebration.

The students in Darlene Wells’ class wrote a fractured fairy tale based on the “The Three Little Pigs,” titled “The Three Little Flamingos and the Big Bad Crocodile,” and “Goldilocks,” their version being “The True Story of Goldilocks.” Other fables that had their point of view, characters or plot development modified included “Cinderella” and “Little Red Riding Hood.”

Once they shared their stories, the students walked down the red carpet. They were each announced by their chosen nickname and posed in front of a Hollywood sign that they created with art teacher Richard Anderson. The festive event included a concession stand with candy and popcorn, a viewing of a collection of photos from the class events throughout the school year, a sharing of memories and the “Classy Awards,” a special award selected for each student.

According to Wells, the students worked on different end-of-the-year projects with the Hollywood Ending theme. Some made a memory book, while others created clapperboards inspired by real-life film production and drew their favorite “scene” to help create the ambiance for the event. In addition, each child was presented with an autograph book that was signed by their classmates.