Welcome to the Lower Elementary Computer Lab
The lower elementary computer lab is used by the 3 year olds, 4 year olds, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades.
In addition, first hour we teach 8th grade computers. We started out teaching the students proper finger placement on the keyboard. We have advance to Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Practical PC. We completed Safety projects, Global Economy projects and All About Me projects using Power Point. Students are currently using www.keyboardingonline.com to strenghten their typing techniques. I can't say that this their favorite thing to do! They will be thankful for it when they get into high school and all those essays are due.
Three year olds (Head Start) are using Reader Rabbit Pre-school. They have got the hang of using a mouse and stay on task more now.
Four year olds (Pre-K) are using Reader Rabbit Pre-School as well and will progress on to Reader Rabbit Kindergarten. They used www.starfall.com a few weeks. Parents, you can access this web site at home, just click on this link. It is a great site to help students learn the phonetic sounds of the alphabet. It also has "games" that teaches colors, sizes and shapes. Check it out.
Kindergarten is using A+. This program reinforces what they are learning in the classroom. If beginning L sound is the letter of the week, we will reinforce that with A+. Mrs. Rickner's class is using Acellus this week. At this time Orchard is not functioning due to tech problems. We will use it as soon as possible.
The first and second graders have taken the STAR Reading test to determine their reading range. This will assure that the books they check out of the library will be in their range so they can read without frustration. After reading a book they will take an Accelerated Reader test to check their comprehension of the book. They earn points toward quarterly rewards. We have seen a lot of growth in several student's reading ability.
Cyberspace really can help kids keep up at school. Following are some web sites you may want to check out:
www.Scholastic.com Offers an entire line of learning sites, including Homework Hub, which provides research articles, study tips, grammar and writing guides and test-taking hints. Students in grades 3-6 can improve their Math and Science skills with Study Jams!, which uses cartoons, karaoke songs and interactive tutorials as teaching tools. ($5.95 a months after a free trial period.)
www.Schoolwaxtv.com Offers free videos that help kids with their homework and school projects.
www.shmoop.com Provides homework help.
www.KidZui.com A kid friendly internet browser with membership fee
www.spellingcity.com You can enter current spelling words
http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/math/add_subpptflcard.htm Power Point of math facts - good practice!
www.AAAmath.com Kindergarten - 8th grades
www.mathnook.com A new math site with a variety of skill levels
www.gamequarium.com Pre-K - 2nd grade
www.apples4teachers.com Math lessons, solar system and planets & more
www.internetforclassrooms.com All grades
www.dinosauria.com Check out the Dinosaurs
www.tonythetiger.com Plant a seed, watch it grow
www.sandlotscience.com Exciting world of optical illusion
www.enchantedlearning.com Some things are free, but rest has a yearly fee
http://hre.abss.k12.nc.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=74234 This is a web site of a school in N.C. It has wonderful links on the left side of the page. Several sites will read stories to your child. Try it out.
www.homeschoolhelperonline.com Coloring pages and other links
www.colormountian.com Coloring sheets, dot to dot, etc.
www.tlsbooks.com Free worksheets, grade level Pre-k to 5th. Printable flash cards for ABC's, shapes, reading A to Z, Money, Etc. Drills. Great site for teacher and parents.