My Second Grade Writing Portfolio 2009-2010 I am special in many ways. First, I am a very good swimmer. My favorite thing to do in the pool is dive. Next, I like to use computers. My favorite thing on the computer is Microsoft. Third, I love listening to the Beatles. My favorite Beatles CD is Revolver. Last, I have fun running. My favorite place to run is the park. These things make me special. Family Fun My family likes to do many things together. First, New York is fun with my family. I like to visit my uncle. Next, we go to the museum. There are many fun things to see there. Third, my family likes to go to Disneyland. It has good rides. Last, my family likes to go to the Science Center. My favorite thing there is the member party. These things are fun with my family. Signs of Fall There are many signs of fall. One sign of fall is leaves change color. When it’s fall, the leaves change red, orange, and yellow. Another sign of fall is leaves falling. Lots of people make piles of leaves in fall. Halloween is another sign of fall. On Halloween, you can get lots of candy. The last sign of fall is Thanksgiving. At Thanksgiving, there is a lot of food. These are all the signs of fall. At 12:00 am, Joshua B and I went to the haunted house. First, Josh and I were going to find some clues. Next we went up, up, up…all the way to the top of the haunted house. When we got there, we opened a magical box but we didn’t know what was inside. Many bats flew out of the box. We felt scared. We ran out from the bats very fast all the way home. It is important to use good health manners. One good health manner is to use a tissue. People don’t like it if you pick your nose. People do not like it if you sniff either. Also a good health manner is to wash your hands. If you wash your hands good, there will be bubbles. The last good health manner is to cover your nose and mouth when you cough. If you don’t cover your mouth, you can spread germs. People like you if you use good health manners. We love celebrating Christmas. One thing we do on Christmas is eat mashed potatoes. They taste so good! Next, after dinner, we open our presents. Last, we play with our presents. Sometimes they are very good. I love celebrating Christmas. I know how to make a snowman. First you make 3 snow balls. You have to make a big one, medium one, and a small one. It takes about 1 hour to make a snow ball. Next you have to make eyes, nose, and mouth. You put a carrot to make the nose. Third you put a hat on top of the snow man. Last you put buttons on the snow mans belly. You put 3 buttons on the snow mans belly. It is fun making a snow man! Signs of Spring These are many the signs of spring. First, in spring there is less rain. The weather is warm and dry. Next, baby birds hatch. They come out of eggs. Last, plants and leaves grow. There are many flowers growing. These are signs of spring. There are many things you can do to take care of the earth. One thing is to do is recycle. You can recycle bottles and cans. Another thing is to plant trees. Don’t cut down to many trees too much. Also walking walking and bicycling takes care of the earth. Don’t drive to long. Saving the Earth is fun! Caterpillar fuzzy tickly crawling eating munching sometimes it is gray Caterpillar The Life Cycle of a Butterfly I watched the life cycle of a butterfly. First a butterfly lays an egg on a leaf. The egg won’t crack for about 3-5 days. Next a caterpillar pops out of it’s egg. The caterpillar looks for food until it’s fat. Third the caterpillar builds pupa. Caterpillars in the forests usual climb a tree to build a pupa. Finally a butterfly comes out of the pupa. The butterfly flap it’s wings to fly. Watching a caterpillar is fun! Yesterday I had a barbeque. First we went to the store to get some meat. We also got some other stuff. Next we were setting the barbeque. I helped and put some water in side the food cooker. Finally we ate meat and vegetables. Our barbeque was fun! We learned what’s in space at the Star Lab. One thing we learned about are the planets. There are eight planets in our solar system. There are also two dwarf planets. Another thing we learned about are the stars. All stars are hot. All stars are far away. The third thing we learned about are constellations. There is the dragon. There is also the big bear. The Star Lab was interesting. These are all the things in track and field. One game in track and field is 50 yd. run. You have to stay in your own or you will be disqualified. Another game in track and field is long jump. You have to start behind the line and then run and jump on the map. Third shot put is an another game in track and field. It’s good to push it far. When we do it the ball is 6 pounds. Also there is the 200 yd. run. For the 200 yd. run you get to run around 1 time. You have to run around the cones or you will be disqualified. Last there is also relay race on track and field. You need to pass the baton as team work Track and field is fun! I had lots of fun this school year. One thing that we did is P.E. When we do P.E. that gives us exercise. If we do a good job, we can get a sticker. Mostly, P.E. is fun. Another thing we did is homework. If you do a lot of homework, then your brain will be smart. You have to bring your homework on Friday. If you don’t bring your homework or don’t do it, then you can’t go to P.E. reinforcement. We also made some movies. We made a movie about health manners. We also made a move called good table manners. To make movies, we used Windows Movie Maker. Another thing we do is recess. We do not use weapons at recess. People will want to play with you if you are playing nice. Sharing is good at recess. Finally, we made a lot of projects. We do art in our class. We also do art with Dana. Sometimes we do art on Paint on the computer. My second grade school year was fun.