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
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
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
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social interaction.
This project supports the following National Educational Technology Standardsfor grades Pre
Standards Area 1- Basic Operations and
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
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.
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!
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
School phone number
Previous Projects coordinated by Susan
An Apple A Day
A Winter Wonderland