First grade students in Ms. Leighton’s classroom have been working on informative writing about elephants. To get excited for this new writing unit and to learn a little bit more about the animal, the class read books and watched educational videos all about elephants. After gathering information on elephants, the first grade class created an "All About Elephants" poster together, in which they brainstormed a list of what elephants are, things they have, what they can do, and some fun facts. Students then were able to draft an informative written piece using the new information they have learned and participated in peer editing and writing conferences with the teacher. After creating their final draft, students shared their writing with the class and created an elephant craft to attach their final piece to. Students loved this activity and are looking forward to writing more informative pieces as the school year continues!