Monday, October 3, 2011

4th Grade Explores Hispanic Heritage Websites

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fun With Starfall

Here are the PreK classes using the website Starfall on the computer lab ActivBoard to practice letters. Starfall is a wonderful website that allows the kids to work with letters, words and beginning reading activities. The site uses music and songs to create fun, interactive lessons the the kids love.

You can check out Starfall here.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Type On With 3rd Grade!

3rd Grade is using Dance Mat Typing to learn how to type! There are four levels with three stages in each level.

This week 3rd Grade completed stages one and two of level one. Students work on one stage each class period.

When students complete a level they can print out a certificate:) You can check out Dance Mat Typing here.

Type on!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

2nd Grade Enjoying Free Choice Time

The photo was created using the My Sketch app for iPad.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1st and 2nd Grade Are Learning Computer Basics This Month

Welcome back to school! All this month the 1st and 2nd Grade classrooms are working through the Computer Basics unit on Easy Tech. The first lesson was Processor and Input/Output Devices.

In this lesson students learn how to identify and care for basic computer components, including the keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, and printer. Students also learn about processors and how each basic computer component can be classified as an input device or an output device.

Primary Objectives:

  • Student becomes familiar with the components of a computer.
  • Student learns to identify components of a computer and their uses.
  • Student understands the concept of input ("the senses") vs. output ("communication") in regards to computer devices.
  • Student becomes familiar with the concept of a processor ("the brain").
  • Student learns to properly care for a computer.
  • Student learns to identify input, output, and processing devices.
  • Secondary Objectives:
  • Student practices memory skills.
  • Student practices cognitive thinking by identifying objects based on an understanding of the tasks the objects perform.
  • Student develops vocabulary across the curriculum.

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    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Winter and Snow Online...

    Students have been using BrainPop's Winter & Snow Spotlight to learn about Winter Holidays, Snowflakes, Glaciers, Hibernation and more. Check it out here.


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