I have to be honest- this change of grade level has been HARD! The second grade team does things and communicates SO differently from the team I've worked with forever... Planning has become much more of a struggle than I can remember it ever being. But I am surviving! Some days more than others.
Anyway... when in doubt about what you're supposed to be teaching- have your kids write, right?. I love to see what they come up with, and then stick them in a class book and throw them in our library. They're always a favorite that kids grab when they have time to choose a book. I made a couple of book covers for our writing so I thought I'd share. Hope you like it!