We have been gathering
leaves and reading several books about fall. Our favorites this
year have been Fall Is Here! I Love It! by Elaine Good,
Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter, The Scarecrow's
Hat by Ken Brown.
My first graders
wanted to write about a Halloween character for this project.
Our Ghost Gallery used traditional PC software: Microsoft's WORD
and PAINT. For another project, We Love Fall, students
learned how to use a scanner and print an image.
action words (verbs) and descriptive words (adjectives) into a
thematic cloze WORD template. They also created a related
illustration in PAINT, copied and pasted it to their page in
I am a
friendly ghost. I like to
eat pizza and
fly. Most of all, I love to scare
trick or treaters on Halloween!
I am a
scary ghost. I like to
be mean and
eat slime. Most of all, I love to
say Boo on Halloween!
Ghost Gallery to see more
We Love Fall
introduced our first graders to the writing process. The
culminating activity was learning to use a scanner. Students
scanned a collage of real autumn leaves, printed the images, cut
and glued them to their booklet covers.
We also wrote a
list of steps to take to use the scanner.
To read how we made
our booklets and learn about introducing the writing process to
early writers, click on the bulletin board.