The second graders have been using KidPix to learn about ways to use computers to type, edit, illustrate, and erase. Recently, they made “sentence stretcher” stories. They learned/reviewed how to type, resize, center, and edit text in a text box. They chose between a variety of drawing and stamp tools to illustrate their sentences. They also were able to use eraser/undo tools to help them as they illustrated their stories.
This lesson supports the second grade Common Core standard:
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences.
The second graders did a great job working on these stories. Click on each image to see it in larger size.
Here is a gallery showing their stories. (Note: a few students were absent when we worked on this project, so their stories are missing.)