Thank you to Pine Glen Instructional Technology Specialist Michelle Ardizzoni and School Librarian Megan Carney for sharing the following post that originally appeared on the Pine Glen Library and Technology Center (LTC) blog.
Our kindergarten students have been discovering their five senses through stories, discussions, writing, and illustrating. Our project began with reading the story My Five Senses by Aliki with our librarian, Miss Carney.
After reading the story, Miss Carney and Mrs. Ardizzoni helped students brainstorm and discuss their ideas of things they could see, hear, taste, touch, and smell during the season of spring.
During the next meeting, students wrote one sentence for each of the senses, beginning with the phrase, “In the spring, I” see / hear / taste / touch / smell ________________________________.
Then students used the app, Drawing Pad on their classroom ipads, to illustrate one of the sense sentences they had written. After illustrating, Miss Carney and Mrs. Ardizzoni helped type the sentence on their drawings and students then concluded by typing their name.
Next, Mrs. Ardizzoni used the app, Book Creator to compile all of the students’ illustrations and writing into one classroom poetry book. Here we are, back in the classroom where students got to see their final product as both an ebook and hardcopy classroom version. Students were called up to the board when their page was displayed and they read their sentence aloud. Congratulations kindergartners!