Mrs. Rosati's Second Grade Class
Bloomfield Elementary School
Bloomfield, New York

Autumn is lovely in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Second graders in Mrs. Rosati’s class in Bloomfield learned about a new software package in preparing their project for Fall into Autumn. MaxWrite is a wonderful program for creating Microsoft Word documents. It has larger icons, a drawing tool and text-to-speech reader that make it very kid-friendly. In class, students read or listened to favorites such as The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons, Fall by Ron Hirschi, and Why Do Leaves Change Colors? by Betsy Maestro. Then students drew fall pictures using the MaxPaint feature in MaxWrite and wrote stories about the season. A few samples follow:


New York State English Language Arts Learning Standard
1: Students will read, write, listen and speak for information and understanding.

Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004