wonderful project enabled us to read a wide variety of mouse
stories and write and share summaries of some "mouse tales."
Mrs. Dennison was amazed at the number of stories about mice
that were in our school library. One of our favorites was
Woodrow, the White House Mouse by Peter Barnes and Cheryl
the creative way the authors used rhyme to include mice and also
help us learn about the White House and presidents that have
lived there. Students used Kidspiration software to summarize
the main points in the story and information learned about our
presidents and the White House. Visit "Mouse Tales" on our
class web page to see
our illustrations of Woodrow, the White House Mouse.
wrote stories using the ideas in Woodrow, the White House
Mouse. We chose the Olympics, Lewis and Clark Expedition,
and our town, Flower Mound, as the locations. Then students
tried to include places and people in their own mouse stories
that would help readers learn about Flower Mound, the Olympics,
and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
TEKS covered in this project:
2.7 - The student reades widely for different purposes in varied
2.10 The student responds to various texts.
2.1 The student understands the historical significance of landmarks and
2.4 The student understands how historical figures and ordinary
people helped to shape our nation.
1. The student demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of
2. The student uses data input skills appropriate to the task.