Ficarrotta�s second grade class read the story Seven Blind
Mice by Ed Young. We put our heads together and recreated
the story of Seven Blind Mice. Our version is called Five
Blind Mice. We learned a very important lesson and we came
up with a meaningful moral. The children used the AppleWorks 6
painting and word processing application to create their
illustrations and writing.
One day five
blind mice were surprised to find something strange in their
home. �What is it?� they cried.
the red mouse went to find out. He felt the object from top to
bottom. �It�s a tree,� he said. The other mice did not believe
the blue mouse went to find out. He climbed near the top of the
object. �It�s a spear!� he cried. The other mice were not so
the green mouse set out. He felt the object move! �It�s a
swing,� he yelled. The other mice wanted to find out for sure.
the yellow mouse tried. He heard a noise, tick, tock, tick,
tick. �It�s a lady walking in high heel shoes!� he said.
the mice were so confused. The white mouse said she wanted a
turn to find out. When the white mouse got there, she searched
side to side, up and down, back and forth. She felt, she
listened, and she thought really hard. When the white mouse came
back, she said �It�s not a tree, it�s not a spear, it�s not a
swing and it�s not a lady walking.� Your clues were good, but
there is a reason why you could not figure out the mystery! If
you put all the clues together, you will see that the something
strange in their home was a___________________.
The moral of
our story is: A single clue will not solve the whole mystery.
New Your State Standards
English Language Arts-
Standard 1- Students will read, write, listen and speak for
information and understanding.
Standard 2- Students will read, write, listen and speak for
literacy response and expression.
Standard 4- Students will read, write, listen and speak for
Standard 4- The student is an effective communicator through a
variety of appropriate technologies/ media.