Mrs. Applebaum's First Grade Class
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Three Cheers for Tacky


Our class enjoyed Three Cheers for Tacky by Helen Lester.  This story aroused our curiosity about penguins so we decided to learn more about these fascinating birds.  We read more penguin stories, researched penguins on the Internet, wrote stories, poems, did penguin craft projects and put on a play.  Mrs. Silverman created a template for us in Kidspiration where we sorted penguins and other bird graphics.  We also worked on our keyboarding skills by writing sentences about penguins.  We did this computer activity  with a partner. 

The Template

Sample of Students' Work

Our Penguin  Play

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NET for Students
Technology Foundation Standards for Students

3. Technology Productivity Tools

Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works. 

4.  Technology Communications Tools

Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.   

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