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The 1st grade team and LMC staff collaborated on a project designed to help students reflect on their human body unit of study and introduce them to 1st grade poetry conventions. Through lessons and activities taught in the LMC and the classroom students gained background knowledge in the five (5) human senses and used that information to create a poem based on their knowledge of the 5 senses. Students used a 5 senses poetry template, created in Google Presentation, to write their poems.

In the LMC students used desktop PCs and Chromebooks to access their Google Drive accounts and locate their Google Presentation poetry template (slide). They then typed in the words or ideas they brainstormed to complete their poem using their 5 Senses Graphic Organizer. Click on teachers names below to access each classrooms poetry gallery and also be sure and click on Standards to understand what learning and technology skill standards students met via this one project.

Lamb | Hollenbach | Trostel | Lewis | Standards






Oral Expression and Listening Standards:

1. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly. (CCSS: SL.1.4)

2. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. (CCSS: SL.1.)

Writing Standards:

1. Use pictures or graphic organizers to plan writing

2. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. (CCSS: W.1.6)

Research Standards:

1. Acquire information, with teacher assistance, from classroom lessons and activities, and other sources including books, ebooks, Safe Searching Resources, and Internet-based resources), and collect data about the topic.

2. Sort relevant information about the topic into categories with teacher assistance.

3. Report important findings to others.

AASL 21st Learner Skills:

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.

3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.


1. Creativity and Innovation.

2. Communication and Collaboration.

3. Digital Citizenship.

4. Technology Operations and Concepts.

GAFE and Chromebook Skills Standards:

1. Locating Google Drive

2. Opening Google presentation slide

3. Editing Google slide

4. Typing on both standard keyboard and Chromebook keyboard

5. Manipulating Chromebook mouse pad