1. Develop early literacy skills
2. Poetry and literature appreciation
3. Become producers as well as consumers of information on the World Wide Web
4. Use the Internet for online collaboration
5. Provide a vehicle that offers intergrated learning experiences
6. Provide a resource on a second grade reading level
This project supports the following Learning Standards for New York State:
Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Standard 2: Information Systems
Students will access, generate, process and transfer information using appropriate
English Language Arts
Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
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
Standard 2: Language for Literary
Response and Expression
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.
Standard 3: Students will listen, speak,
read, and write for critical analysis and evaluation.
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction.
This project supports the following National Educational
Technology Standards for grades Pre K-2.
Standards Area 1- Basic Operations and Concepts
Standards Area 3- Productivity Tools
Standards Area 4- Communications
Standards Area 6- Technology Problem-Solving,
Recommended For Students:
Age 6-7 (Second Graders) This will provide a resource for children on a grade 2 level.
Young students will write original poems, stories, create graphic organizers, etc. about
an aspect of autumn. Every class in this project will have student work published on
a separate web page. In addition to the writing materials, each class is invited to
submit some student illustrations. The class URL or e-mail address will be posted on
Participants are encouraged to share their assessment tools with the rest of the group.
All materials are due by October 2, 1999. The site will be up around October 17 and will
remain posted for the entire school year.
Number of Participants:
There will be a separate page for twenty-five participating classes. Please, only
two classes per school building. The two classes can work together. This is a
popular project and it would be nice to give classes from different schools
the opportunity to participate.
1. Teachers are encouraged to share their favorite autumnal lesson plans.
2. Children will be able to find second grade key pals or trade travel buddies.
3. Participants can add their favorite books to a autumn bibliography.
4. Teachers and students are invited to submit autumn related web sites to the group.
5. Children may try to write autumn poems using some of the different formats on Pumpkin Patch and put them in their own poetry
books or on other sites.
6. Participants might enjoy trading apple, pumpkin, or other autumnal food recipes that
can be made in class or at home.
7. Everybody is welcome to add his or her ideas to this list!
Clinton Avenue Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station
New York, 11776
How to register:
Please provide the following information and e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your full name
Your e-mail address and URL
School phone number
Previous Projects coordinated by Susan Silverman
A Winter Wonderland
An Apple A Day