graders at our school enjoyed participating in Frosty Readers
2005! I decided to write a webquest and ended up with the
Frosty Webquest to use in the computer lab with our
four first grade classes.
our first class period looking at the the webquest and then
exploring the websites. Make a Flake was a really popular site
in our classes. Before the children left the computer lab, we
read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. The weather was
cooperating with a new blanket of snow on the ground, so the
students were excited to have a frosty adventure which would be
shared as a story the next week.
week we used the Kidspiration template and planned our frosty
story. The plans were printed and taken to the classrooms to use
when writing their story. The stories were written and edited in
the classrooms and brought to the lab the following week.
week we keyboarded the stories in Kix Pix and added a snowy
background and some of the children began to illustrate their
story. The fourth week we finished illustrating the stories and
added a title page. During the last week we printed the stories
to take home and made Kid Pix slide shows to publish on our
an example of a Kidspiration story plan and also some of our
slide show which we exported as QuickTime movies. If you cannot
view the movies, the QuickTime player may be downloaded at the