Computer Lab News: Week 2

KINDERGARTEN:
This week in the Computer Lab, Kindergarten learned about the parts of a computer using Katie’s Computer and then coloring a picture of a Monitor, CPU, Keyboard & Mouse. They also reviewed the first verse of Our Computer song and learned the keyboard and monitor verse.

Kindergarten also used the educational software program Bailey’s Book House. Baily and his friends inspire early readers to learn letters, words and word families, rhyming, prepositions, adjectives and storytelling.

1ST GRADE:
This week in the lab, the 1st graders continued to review mouse basics using the web sites Mousing Around and Lecky’s Friends. They also learned and reviewed the parts of the computer using an interactive Powerpoint presentation and by visiting the TechKnowledge: Parts of the Computer web site. 1st Grade also practiced the mouse, keyboard, monitor and printer verses of Our Computer Song. They also used KidPix to color a picture of a Monitor, CPU, Keyboard and Mouse and were able to explore in Kid Pix after they had completed the picture.

2ND GRADE:
This week in the Computer Lab, 2nd Grade continued to learn about the parts of the computer using the following web sites:

2nd Grade was introduced to some of what you can do in Microsoft Word:

  • Fonts & font sizing
  • Left, center & right alignment
  • Bold, italicised & colored text
  • Word Art
  • Clip Art

2nd Grade also used Kid Pix to create a self-portrait to be used as an avatar for the year. Not everyone was able to finish their self-portrait so these will be completed next week.

3RD GRADE:
3rd Grade visited each of these sites to review the Parts of the Computer:

3rd Grade then completed an assignment in Microsoft Word to demonstrate if they knew how to:

  • Change Fonts & font sizing
  • Left, center & right align text
  • Bold, italicize & color text
  • Insert Word Art
  • Insert Clip Art

We will review this together in class next week.

Some of the 3rd Graders also visited the site Reasonably Clever to create an avatar to use this year during computer class. This will be completed in the future for those students unable to finish it this week.

4TH GRADE:
4th Grade began the week with a Jeopardy Game to review Parts of the Computer and the Class Rules. They then began an activity in Microsoft Word to demonstrate if they knew how to:

  • Change Fonts & font sizing
  • Left, center & right align text
  • Bold, italicize & color text
  • Insert Word Art
  • Insert Clip Art

We will finish this activity next week.

5TH GRADE:
A Jeopardy Game started the week in 5th Grade – this was to review knowledge of parts of the computer and class rules. 5th Grade then completed an activity in Word to review how to:

  • Change Fonts & font sizing
  • Left, center & right align text
  • Bold, italicize & color text
  • Insert Word Art
  • Insert Clip Art

6TH GRADE:
6th Grade played a Jeopardy Review game to test their knowledge on Parts of the Computer and the Class Rules. They also set up their folders for their work this year and started their Daily Typing Log. 6th Grade will be typing almost every day in class this year for the first 10-15 minutes of class. We also started an activity in Word to learn how to save templates for Middle School Book Reports and Science Labs.

7TH GRADE:
7th Grade only came to the Computer Lab once this week due to the Fall Fundraiser Kick-off assembly on Friday. They played a Jeopardy Review game to test their knowledge on Parts of the Computer and the Class Rules.

8TH GRADE:
8th Grade started the week with a Jeopardy Review game to test their knowledge on Parts of the Computer and the Class Rules. They also set up their folders for their work this year and completed an activity in Word to learn how to save templates for Middle School Book Reports and Science Labs.

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