||St. Anne's Academy
P.O. Box 300
Tele: (709) 227-3192
Fax: (709) 227-2069
|Number of Students:
||25 students, 16 boys, 9 girls.
|Project Start and
||January to June,
We are studying "communities" in our Grade 3
Social Studies with a special focus on 5 communities of
Lethbridge, Labrador City, Fogo Island, Corner Brook and
Placentia. As well, the grade 3 classes across the
province are involved in a writing assignment in May of
this year. The students will be exposed to various types
of writing and will use this project as an opportunity to
write Pen Pal letters to students in the other four
communities mentioned above with the main intent to
improve basic writing skills through active participating
in the writing process while exchanging information on
our respective communities.
The children will enjoy this type of correspondence as
they will be writing for a purpose. Hopefully, this would
give meaning to their study of communities as well.
This project would be undertaken with the assistance
of the grade 8 class who are well experienced in the use
of the Internet. The grade 8 students will act as tutors
for the younger children under the supervision of their
computer teacher. This project will link Social Studies,
Language Arts and Computer Literacy.
- to become more familiar with computers
- to become educated in the use of the Internet
- to learn to send and receive e-mail with other
students around the province.
- use of Keyboarding skills when composing
- learn how to "log on" and "log
off" the Internet and how to use the World
Wide Web browser.
- to use writing skills to correspond with other
communities to enrich materials in the areas of
"communities" in Social Studies.
- students will demonstrate an appreciation for the
use of the computer as an educational tool.
- students will demonstrate a knowledge of the
writing process with the computer as a tool.
- the messages composed by the students will be
printed with the use of the computer and become a
part of the students' writing folders.
- the evaluation of this project will be apart of
the student's overall evaluation in their
Language Arts and Social Studies programs.