Overview

This lesson is an early childhood, language arts activity emphasizing the use of technology in the classroom. The activity is designed to be used during Fire Prevention Week, which takes place in the month of October. A weeklong matrix giving lesson ideas in all subject areas is included to help integrate the lessons and the children's learning.

Introduction

This lesson is an early childhood, language arts activity emphasizing the use of technology in the classroom. The activity is designed to be used during Fire Prevention Week, which takes place in the month of October. A weeklong grid giving lesson ideas in all subject areas is included to help integrate the lessons and the children's learning.

Student Outcomes

After completing a collaborative story about Smokey Bear, students will be able to:

Technology

Materials

Resources

Online:

Off line:

Preparation

Tasks

  1. Brainstorm information about Smokey Bear.
  2. Sequence information about Smokey Bear.
  3. Start story, send it via email to partner school.
  4. Send the collaborative story via email back and forth throughout the week.
  5. Illustrate and send copies of collaborative story via e-mail.
  6. Share completed collaborative story with partner school.
  7. Provide hardcopies of the book in both school libraries and post on school websites.

Presentation

Students will take part in a collaborative field trip/picnic where they will meet, share finished story, and interact. Students can also read the completed book during a school assembly the week following Fire Prevention Week.

Assessment

Downloading & Printing Files

These pages can be downloaded to your computer as files. Files can then be opened and printed. You can choose either Microsoft Word format or Portable Document Format.

Microsoft Word (.doc)

Smokey Bear's Fire Prevention

Files in this format can be read, printed or edited using Microsoft Word.

Acrobat Reader

Smokey Bear's Fire Prevention

Files in the .pdf format can be read or printed, but not edited using Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader is a free software. You can download it from the Adobe site.

Extension

After the students have completed the story, they may want to write a thank you to their partner school. A scanned picture of the class could be sent with their letters. Students can also share their completed book with families via school web page.

NM Content Standards