PK- Students will be given the opportunity to explore and create using KidPix 4 software.
Kindergarten- Students will be given the opportunity to explore and create using KidPix 4 software.
First Grade- Students will be given the opportunity to explore and create using KidPix 4 software.
Second Grade- Students will be given the opportunity to explore and create using KidPix 4 software.
Third Grade- Students will be given the opportunity to explore and create using KidPix 4 software.
Fourth Grade- Students will open their “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” projects and finish by adding clip art to illustrate each sentence.
Fifth Grade- Students will open their “Wampaloon” projects to finish and print. When students finish, they will use KidPix 4 to draw a Wampaloon. They will print their drawing.
The students will continue to practice mouse skills and learn Microsoft Word tools.
PK: Students will complete and print paint activities
K and 1st grade will work on "My First Clicks" activities
2nd- 3rd grade will open Microsoft Word and locate the Insert Tab. Students will use Clip Art to select a picture of something they love. Students will then go to the Insert Tab and select Word Art. Students will complete the statement: I love ______.
Students will use Word Art to enhance their statement by choosing a text color, fill, outline, shadow, and 3-D effects. Underneath their word art, students will write three supporting statements, explaining why they love what they chose. If time permits, students will change the font in the three sentences, using bold underline, and italicize.
4th grade will open a Microsoft Template called “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” based on the book by Eric Carle. Students will add text, highlights words and sentences, change fonts and font colors, use the bold shortcut on the ribbon, and spell check their final product. If time permits, students will add clipart to enhance their text. Students will then print their work
5th grade will open a file on their desktop called “The Wumpaloons”. Students will change all color words to the appropriate color. Every noun will be made bold and every verb will be changed to italics. Every line of the poem will have a different font. Every line may have a different size font, but cannot wrap down to the next line. Students will highlight the title and put any text effects they would like on it. All text will be centered to the middle of the page. Then the document will be spell checked. Time permitting; students will print their finished document.
In this unit the students will focus on learning all about the "mouse". After a brief PowerPoint presentation about the mouse and its functions, the students will go to their computers for activities. Pre-K will go to StarFall and choose a letter to learn about. The Kindergarten student will play "Bees and Honey", 1st grade will complete a series of lessons and games on "My First Clicks", 2nd and 3rd grade will navigate their way through "Drag and Drop Practice" and, "ABCya Mouse Skills", 4th and 5th grade will visit "Mousercise". When finished they may go to "ABCya Find the Technology"
While we continue to study internet safety, we will discuss cyberbullying. We will identify what cyberbullying is, as well as, what to do if they are a victim of cyberbullying.
PreK and K will watch a video in the "Hectors World" series about cyberbulllying as well as a music video. They will then go to their computers and continue working on "StarFall".
First grade and second grade will work on their computers on an interactive Garfield game/video on cyberbullying.
Third and fourth grade will work on their computers on "FBI Cyber Surf Islands". They will complete the 7 missions while learning about cyberbullying as well as internet safety.
Fifth grade will continue Netsmatz presentation. and will be learning about the four main risks on the internet: Inappropriate content, online privacy, online predators, and cyberbulling.
In the month of March we will be learning about internet safety.
I am very excited about the wonderful news I have to share with you this month! First of all, Morgan, in Mrs. Wigand's 1st grade class, completed Course 1 in coding from Code.org. This is a 20 hour course that our PreK- 2nd graders have been working on in the computer lab as well as at home. Our 3rd-5th graders have been working on Course 2 from Code.org which is a more advanced 20 hour coding course.
Our wonderful PTF has approved supplemental funding to procure new movement based stools for the technology lab. The Hokki stools come in a variety of fun colors, and I have chosen light blue and lime green to compliment the lab's environment (I know many of you are shocked that I did not choose the hot pink option!). I look forward to the arrival of these wonderful stools! The stools currently in the lab will be put to good use in the Art room!
The PTF has also purchased 4 Ozobot robots to begin our robotics program. I will have a total of 8 Ozobots and cannot wait to begin robotics this year with the fifth grade!
Thank You so much PTF! We love you!
The students have participated in the Hour of Code and are continuing with lessons on code.org. I have been amazed at their progress, ability to problem solve, and collaboration. Ask them to show you their progress.
Wow! The year is progressing quickly!! We are learning so much in the lab. In this unit we will continue to work on mouse skills and editing skills.
PreK- After reviewing mouse parts and clicking with our "practice mice", the children will paint a picture and add animals to their scene using Sheppard Software, They will print their final picture to take home.
K- Students will go the the Microsoft Office Symbaloo and click on the K word activity: They will type their name and phone number using the sift key for uppercase letters. Then Type their phone number again using the shift key the whole time to make secret codes out of their phone numbers.
1st-Students will go the the Microsoft Office Symbaloo and click on the 1st grade word activity: They will make an about me paragraph: My name is
My favorite color is
by follow directions.
2nd grade- The students will work on the second grade PowerPoint editing and inserting missing elements. They will print out their finished work as a handout.
3rd grade-The students will work on the third grade PowerPoint editing and inserting missing elements. They will print out their finished work as a handout.
4th grade-The students will work on the fourth grade PowerPoint editing and inserting missing elements. They will print out their finished work as a handout.
5th grade- Wumpaloons activity