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    1. Develop reading and writing skills
    2. Poetry Appreciation
    3. Showcase student work on the World Wide Web
    4. Use the Internet for online collaboration

    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 technologies.

    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 information.

    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 Standardsfor 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, and Decision-Making

    Recommended For Students:
    Age 6-7 (Second Graders)

    Young students will write original poems about pumpkins following an assigned format. Every child in the class will have their work published. In addition to the poetry each class is invited to submit some student illustrations. The illustrations may be sent electronically or by snailmail. The class URL or e-mail address will be posted on the page.

    All materials are due by October 2, 1998. 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. 

    Follow-up Activities:
    1. Teachers are encouraged to share their favorite pumpkin 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 pumpkin bibliography.
    4. Teachers and students are invited to submit pumpkin related websites to the group.
    5. Children may try to write pumpkin poems using some of the different formats in this site and put them in their own poetry books or on other sites.
    6. Participants might enjoy trading pumpkin recipes that can be made in class or at home.
    7. Everybody is welcome to add his or her ideas to this list!

    Project Coordinator:
    Susan Silverman
    Clinton Avenue Elementary School
    Port Jefferson Station
    New York, 11776

    How to register:
    Please provide the following information
    •Your full name
    •Your e-mail address and URL
    •Your school
    •School address
    •School phone number

    Previous Projects coordinated by Susan Silverman
    An Apple A Day

    A Winter Wonderland

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