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!