Ms. Moskowitz's First Grade Class
Clinton Avenue Elementary School
Port Jefferson Station, New York
Just A Dream

Just A Dream, by Chris Van Allsburgh, is a story about a boy named Walter who is a litterbug. He  thinks sorting trash is a big waste of time and thinks his  friend's birthday present, a tree, is a silly gift. Then he has a  dream that changes him. He dreams of what the earth will be like in the future and isn't pleased with what he sees. When he  returns to the present he learns to take care of our beautiful earth.
For this project, each of us thought of what we dream the world  to look like in the future. We illustrated a picture of what we  see using Kid Pix and typed one sentence to tell about our dreams.
I hope no one cuts down trees.
By Adam
I hope there will be lots of sun light so trees can grow.
By Lindsey
I hope people drive their cars less often.
By Nicholas
I hope the world looks clean.
By Robert
New York State Standards
English Language Arts
Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen and speak for information and
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen and speak for literary
response and expression.
Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical
analysis and evaluation.
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen and speak for social
Technology Benchmarks
Standard 4: The student is an effective communicator through a variety of
appropriate technologies/media

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