Town Mouse,
Town Mouse

Words by Lanise Jacoby

Sharing Arlington, MA with our "country cousins" in Berlin, WI

An online book for our project. Click here to begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see the Menotomy Indian
on bended knee!

Learn about the artist of this
Arlington icon here.

TURN THE PAGE


Photo credit: Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see Uncle Sam's statue,
his birthplace are we!

Learn a bit more about Uncle Sam
and our town here.

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Photo credit: Tracy Marks Photography Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see the Robbins Library
filled with books for me!

Find out what's happening at the Library here.
(Be sure to check the Kids' Page!)

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Photo credit: Nancy White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see the Town Hall
helping us to be free!

Learn more about our Town Hall here.

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Photo credit: Windermere Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see Turkey Hill Water Tower,
standing tall through the trees!


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Photo credit: Nicole and her Mom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see the Bike Path,
take a ride - yippee!

Learn more about the Bike Path here.

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Photo credit: Arlington Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see Menotomy Rocks Park,
where we play with glee!

Learn more at Friends of Menotomy Park

TURN THE PAGE


Photo credit: Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see the Old Schwamb Mill
Come view history!

Take a tour of the mill here.

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Photo Credit: Old Schwamb Mill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Town Mouse, Town Mouse,
What do you see?

I see the Peirce School,
where we love to be!

Our School Website

LEARN ABOUT THIS BOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book is part of a collaborative Internet project, Town Mouse Country Mouse. Based upon Jan Brett's book Town Mouse Country Mouse, and inspired by Susan Silverman's Mouse Tales, this project brings two second grade classrooms (Mrs. Coats and her class from Berlin, WI and Ms. Jacoby and her class from Arlington, MA) together to learn more about each other and their communities.

How This Book Was Created

As part of our work for the project, the children were asked to identify Arlington landmarks. (This was given as optional homework). Then...
1. Landmarks were discussed at school. A list of about 14 were agreed upon.

2. "Study Buddy" teams were formed (two chldren working together).

3. Each team chose ONE landmark to research. Children were assigned the research for homework. The assignment was to find two interesting facts about their landmark.

4. Meanwhile, I looked for images of each chosen landmark online. These were put into a folder for the children to access in our Computer Lab.

5. I met with each Study Buddy team to decide which two facts to include in our book. Each child would be typing one fact in a Kidspiration page.

6. In Computer Lab, each team opened a Kidspiration page, deleted "First Idea", imported their image and typed their facts. These were exported as graphics (jpgs).

7. The children's work was inserted into the tables above. The text was written by myself (time constraints), but if time is not a factor for you, your students could certainly write the text, based upon Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

Why the Owl on each page of our book? Read Jan Brett's book to find out!

CLICK HERE to view all our Town Mouse Landmarks as PUZZLES!
(Be sure to change 48 classic to a 20 piece classic cut!)

Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments.

Read Country Mouse, Country Mouse from our Berlin, WI friends
To our Town Mouse Country Mouse Project Page
To the Mouse Tales Project
To our classroom site Window to Our World

Owl graphic courtesy of Jan Brett's site - be sure to visit it!

Photo Credits
Wikipedia - Menotomy Indian and Menotomy Rocks Park
Tracy Marks Photography Gallery - Uncle Sam statue
Nancy White - Robbins Library
Windermere Photography - Town Hall
Arlington Studio - Bike Path
Nicole and her Mom - Turkey Hill Water Tower
Old Schwamb Mill - Old Schwamb Mill

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