The students in Mrs. Best's 4th grade class read
the book Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, during
their weekly library periods. After the book was read, their
first assignment was to write down three chores for which the
book's characters were responsible and three chores for which
the students were responsible as members of their families. Mrs.
Pruziner, the Library Media Specialist, then introduced the
class to the Kidspiration activity: Using the picture library in
Kidspiration, they were to find pictures representative of all
six chores, import those pictures onto the template, and write a
complete sentence describing the chore under each picture.
Finally they were to print the picture; then, using Microsoft
Word, they had to write a complete paragraph using the six
sentences from the Kidspiration activity.
In the story Farmer Boy Almanzo
and his brother and sisters had to do a lot of chores. Almanzo
and his brother had to milk the cows, lock up the barn and make
beds for the animals. His sisters had to knit and make dinner.
In my house I have to do chores. I have to do my homework. I
also have to remember to bring back my library books and get
ready for dance class.
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