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At East Rock
From the Common Core State Standards for ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ART S & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for Grade 1:
“With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.”
At Bishop Woods A yearly first grade product at Bishop Woods is a mural about the desert. This year students teamed up with fifth grade buddies and used Google images to find a plant or animal to research for the mural. The pairs looked in books, encyclopedias and on-line to find a fun or amazing fact about their plant or animal. The first graders wrote three captions for each picture of their animal: "I am an (animal). I live in the (habitat),” and a third one, a fun or amazing fact they discovered in their research. They called this their "Fantastic Fact."
Eighth graders at East Rock School volunteered to help first graders learn how to use Tuxpaint, an online simple drawing program for young children. First graders used Tuxpaint to create drawings of sea stars that they had researched. Students used Microsoft Word to type out their research.
The fifth graders then helped the first graders create a Blabber using the picture they found in Google Images and the caption they wrote for their picture. Students use Blabberize to create their own talking pictures, a moving mouth on a still image. Students recorded themselves reading the dialogue to give to their animals. Click here for an example of student work.
Third grade students at Christopher Columbus Family Academy complete Animotos using research they completed on animals, under the direction of LMS Rose Evans.