Cheryl Singer's Second Grade Class
Terryville Road Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York

The autumn season has been discovered in Room 309. The weather has a chill in the air. The students were eager to write their own acrostic -style poems after listening to Autumn: An Acrostic Alphabet By S. Schnur. Harvest descriptive words were brainstormed. A colorful poster was made and students used an interactive writing technique to complete classroom poster. This aided as a word bank resource for ideas. We enriched our unit of study by integrating the software, Kids Pix. The students typed their poems and illustrated them.

During Literacy Work board the following week, students had an opportunity to revisit their poems along with their classmates poems. They enjoyed reading them very much. As a follow-up, a compliment note was written to another student for their wonderful work!

We know you will enjoy our Fall-tastic poems!

New York State Learning Standards

English Language Arts Standard 2: As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for self-expression and artistic creation.

Kid Pix Computer Graphics: Mathematics, Science, and Technology Standard 2: Students will access, generate, process and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004