computer lab we read If you Give a Mouse a Cookie with
Mrs. Soto and Pinky, the mouse (puppet) to the First Graders.
The children loved the story. We discussed the story and
circlular plan of the story. We also talked about some of the
similar stories that Laura Numeroff has also written including
If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a
used Timeliner and
entered the items requested by the mouse. Time constraints
caused one class to abbreviate the number of items they were
able to add to the timeline, but they all enjoyed making the
timeline. They added a graphic scanned from an illustration in
Understanding where events are in the passage of time is an
important concept for young children to understand. We regularly
use Timeliner to help the students understand the passage of
time during preparation for Thanksgiving or the December
holidays. This story was an ideal time to revisit both the
concept of time and the Timeliner application.
the First Grade enjoyed the mouse activities so much, we decided
to use the book with the Kindergarten classes. Pinky, the mouse,
again helped Mrs. Soto read the story to the classes. The
children were learning to use the drawing tools in Kid Pix, and
we worked with the circle tool and the curvy line to draw our
own gray mice. They children loved creating their mice.
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Technology Standards for Students. (NETS)
* Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing
technology-enhanced models, preparing publications, and
producing other creative works.
* Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses
that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal
pursuits, and productivity.
* Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, interact with
peers, experts, and other audiences.