Mrs. Soto's First Grade Computer Class
Greenwich Country Day School
Greenwich, Connecticut

Snow Day

As many other New England towns this winter, we have been longing for snow and the activities that Peter enjoyed in The Snowy Day by Jack Keats, which we read aloud for Kidspired Frosty Readers 2007. I updated my Frosty Webquest, which I used with last year’s first graders, and we began our project.

After the read aloud, we spent time independently visiting a variety of frosty sites. Because the webquest is posted on our school site, students were also able to revisit favorite web sites in their free time in the classroom or at home. The next week we used our graphic planner template, the Kidspiration document, to plan our story. We worked on it in our lab time so we could discuss the meaning of main characters and setting and brain storm ideas for a title and the snow event needed for our story.

Click HERE to see some of our Kidspiration diagrams and students' work.

Click HERE to see our show.  It is an MP4 file and can be viewed in iTunes and Quick Time.



Susan Silverman - Kidspired Frosty Tales 2007