Ms. Cooper's Second Grade Class
13th Avenue School
Newark, New Jersey

Our class read a lot of stories about fall. We read books about fall and recorded the titles in our daily reading logs. Some of the titles were Chipmunks Do What Chipmunks Do by Julie Verne, How Leaves Got their Colors by Jane Manners, Annie’s Pictures by Jane Manners, Fall Colors by Kathryn Lewis and Henry and Mudge Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant. We collaborated with our mothers and wrote poems about fall. Our moms did a great job. We also wrote individual poems. We used Kidspiration software to illustrate these poems and typed them in AppleWorks. We displayed our collaborative poems on the closet doors of our room.

 Here are a few of our collaborative poems.

Here are a few of our individual poems.

National Educational Technology Standards
Use technology communications tools.
Use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, interact, with peers, experts, and other audiences.

New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
 Language Arts Literacy
 3.3 write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.
3.5 view, understand, and use non textual visual information.

Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004