Mrs. Doane's Kindergarten Class
Thomas J. Watson Elementary School
Endicott, New York
Miss Rumphius


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:

Wacky pencil
 Rectangle
 Paint Can
 Eraser
Stamp Pad
The “Undo’ Guy
Goodies Menu

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 water.

Standards:

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.


Susan Silverman & Linda Brandon - Beautiful Spring, Beautiful Earth 2005