Do you want to see some budding authors coming to life? Then you need to come in to the second grade classroom! After weeks of learning about developing small-moment ideas, enhancing writing with craft moves, as well as editing and revising, the time came for the second graders to show off all of their hard work. Each child had identified a small moment that they wanted to share with the world. They wrote a first draft, second draft, then a published copy of their narrative. Along the way, they edited independently and with a teacher, looking at content, spelling, and conventions. They used mentor texts, such as Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon, as inspiration. Their perseverance came through clearly on Friday when their celebration filled up with their biggest supporters: their families and Pre-K buddies. The room was bursting with proud smiles and high fives as the second graders saw their hard work pay off. Bravo!