Ms. Doyle's First Grade Class
Van Cortlandtville Elementary School
Mohegan Lake, NY

One of our favorite authors is Leo Lionni. We read many books by this famous author. One of our favorite books was Frederick. Frederick is the story of a contemplative mouse who dreams away the summer while others harvest food for the winter. When the dreary weather comes and the food runs out, it's Frederick who saves the day by warming the mice up with his imaginative stories and poems of warm and beautiful places.

We pretended to be Frederick. We used KidPix to draw pictures and write sentences about the places we would describe to our mouse friends to warm them up on the dreary days of hibernation.


New York State Learning Standards

English Language Arts Standard 1:   Language for Information and Understanding

Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and understanding. As listeners and readers, students will collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts. As speakers and writers, they will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language to acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.

English Language Arts Standard 2:   Language for Literary Response and _Expression

Students will read and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances from American and world literature; relate texts and performances to their own lives; and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances represent. As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for self-_expression and artistic creation.

Technology Standard 2:   Information Systems

Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.


�  Susan Silverman2006