Miss Florin/Ms. Sowa's second
grade class decided to rewrite their own version of a favorite
read-aloud story, Miss Nelson is Missing . They brainstormed
ideas for the story which Miss Florin recorded using shared writing
on class charts and a class story map. The children then wrote their
own version of the story called The Principal is Missing
using a mixture of interactive and shared writing. This
collaborative project took about a month to complete. After
completing the written part of the story the children illustrated
pieces of the story in groups. We hope you enjoy our version of the
story. Click HERE
to see our Interactive Writing and drawings.
The Principal is Missing
The children at our
school were so well-behaved. Mrs. F., our principal, was so proud of
us. Everyone did their homework and everyone listened. At lunchtime,
everyone cleaned up their mess and no one fought.
One day when we came to
school, Mrs. F. wasn't there. No one knew where she was. She was
The children decided to
run the school. They decided to put room 107/108 in charge. First
they made some new rules:
1. No homework!
2. Recess all day!
3. Do not obey the teachers!
4. Pets are allowed in school!
The children just played
all day. At art, the children painted on the walls. In the
cafeteria, they had a food fight and a water balloon fight. The
teachers were going nuts!!!
After school, the
children even drove the bus home. No one was sitting down and no one
had on their seatbelts.
Something had to be
done! The teachers decided to try to find the principal. They
searched in the kitchen, the janitor's closet, the girls' locker
room, the roof, and the big closet in the gym. They couldn't find
her anywhere! Then they realized that they forgot to check the boys'
locker room. So they ran to the gym. They found her tied up in the
closet of the boys' locker room. They untied her. Boy, was she
Mrs. F. walked by the
cafeteria and she stopped to look at the mess and she said, "What on
earth happened here?" She stormed off to her office to make some
announcements. She said, "I'm back and the party is over. Room
107/108 must start cleaning up now and everyone else must help. And
get this DOG OFF MY FOOT!"
And that was that. The
children cleaned up and became the most well-behaved school ever.
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