Readers 2004 was the perfect project for first graders at
Bloomfield Elementary School this winter.
Students had two days off from school because of –25
degrees wind chill temperatures! BRRRRR, that is cold!
Our class listened to two versions of The Mitten, one by Jan
Brett and the other by Alvin Tresselt. Students are learning
to write a paragraph and they had several opportunities with
these wintry stories. We worked together to create graphic
organizers with Kidspiration.
Our Frosty Reader project is an activity to compare and contrast
the two versions of The Mitten. After reading or listening
to the two stories, open the Kidspiration file to click on
the animals and words and drag them to the correct box.
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Kidspiration Activity File
We enjoyed the Jan
Brett website and used several of her ideas including her
mitten puppets to retell the story.
about hedgehogs and wrote reports about them. After reading
and listening to several of Jan Brett’s books, we wrote
paragraphs about this favorite author.
Students used KidPixDeluxe3
to draw mittens, and then used the stamp feature to put animals
You can see all
of our projects on our class website at http://www2.bloomfieldcsd.org/Rosati2/Main.htm