After reading Miss Rumphius by
Barbara Cooney, the class discussed what they could do to the make
the world more beautiful. Because of the model in the book, many of
the student’s initial responses had to do with what flower they
would plant. However, as we read more books about the earth, they
realized planting flowers was not the only way to make the world
more beautiful. We tried to concentrate on what we could do to help
the earth, sea and sky. We used Kidpix Deluxe to create pictures
with a combination of drawn and stamped images. The students are
becoming quite comfortable using a variety of tools:
The “Undo’ Guy
Don't Hunt Animals
That Might Become Extinct
Cut down on the amount
of smoke coming from factories
When you cut down a
tree plant a new one.
Don’t throw garbage in
The learner will be able to use a variety of
equipment to enter, display and communicate information in different
forms using text, tables, pictures, and sound.
The learner will be able to use software as a
tool for generating and drawing ideas.
The learner will be able to use the computer
as a tool for generating ideas and drawing a visual representation
of the idea.
The learner will be able to use basic tools of
graphics programs to produce pictures, such as pencil, paintbrush,
eraser, and fill.