2012-2013

May 30, 31
Papa's Bugeria

May 23, 24
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May 16, 17
There are multi-player math games or you can work independently (on your own). You can also choose specific facts you want to work on.

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May 2, 3

Today is your first day with a typing lesson!

Why is it important to learn how to type?
How do good typist look?
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April 25,26

Try out some Earth Day activities!
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April 18, 19


We can use our computers to learn more about science and animals...

SwitchaRooZoo


Animals A to Z


National Geographic Games for Kids


April 4, 5

As we finish our recordings and pictures, you can visit some of these old websites:

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March 7, 8

First, find a picture of your animal to save on Safe Search:

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Second, record yourself reading on Vocaroo:
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We will combine both of these into a BLABBERIZE!

February 28, March 1

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Animals in Motion

ABCya Educational Games

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February 21, 22


Today, we will be trying out a new website!

First, try out the Computer Matching Game

Then, explore other games to practice your Math and Social Studies skills.

February 7, 8, 15

Today you will be reading Tumblebooks with a partner!
I will show you a click path to get to the website.
Then you and your partner will read Halloween books together!

Start by clicking on the image of the Lion below!
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February 7, 8 - Level 2!

January 25 - Level 1

Today you will practice your typing skills!
First you need to practice on the Dance Mat Typing website:
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When you finish, try out the following games and websites to learn the correct finger positions.
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January 24, 25, February




Get ready to have some fun and share a few giggles. Today we are going to practice using the on-site camera in order to show our emotions. Happy, sad, worried, confused? Let's see what you look like! Click on the file to get started in Comic Life.


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When you are done you can visit

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or


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January 10, 11

Today we will review our words from the year.
Then we will visit a new website to take silly pictures of ourselves.

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December 20

Today, we are having fun and practicing computer skills!
You can try out the Snow Line Game. Or the Snow Storm Challenge.
Or, you can go to a game we have already done last week.

December 13, 14


Today we will practice our computer skills on a website. Visit the following games on Abcya to have some holiday fun!

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You can also do other activities under 1st Grade on Abcya!
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December 6, 7

Students will...
  • create a drawing of a snowman,
  • using Tux Paint
  • using the technology terms: adding shapes, names, and printing.

November 29, 30

Before we start, let's review how our room should look when we leave!
Today we will visit a new website.
Big Questions:
  • Why do we try out new websites?
  • What do we do when we "get lost"?
This website helps us practice Math Skills.
First, we will try it together. Then you can try it on your own.

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November 15, 16

Today, students will spend their last day browsing and reading TumbleBooks.
Why do we do TumbleBooks?
- Because it helps us read.
- Because we learn how to use a new website with out an adults help.
- Because it lets us practice our computer skills.
Today we will focus on: learning what a tab is in FireFox, how to open a new one and close an old one.
We will also review how to shut down and put things away.

November 1, 2, 8, 9

Today you will be reading Tumblebooks with a partner!
I will show you a click path to get to the website.
Then you and your partner will read Halloween books together!

Start by clicking on the image of the Lion below!
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October 16


Students will:

  • Learn how to "Click and Drag"
  • We we will review vocabulary from last week: Home page
  • Students will practice their new skill on one of the following to games:

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October 11, 12

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Students will:
  • Review technology vocabulary: Quit, Log In, Log Out, scroll, track pad
  • Discuss new technology vocabulary: Home page
  • Practice finding the homepage
  • Visit the Type Rocket game above to find keys on our keyboard!

October 4, 5

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Students will:
  • Review scrolling up and down and what the track pad is
  • Visit the Paint program on ABCYa.com
  • Learn the different elements of the Paint program including: undo, click & drag, new, stickers, coloring sheets





September 27, 28

Today our class will practice our computer skills!
First, we will review how to shut down our computers.
Next, we will learn two new vocabulary words: scroll and track pad.
Then, we will practice our skills and explore ABCYa.com

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Vocabulary: tab, shut down, scroll, track pad

September 13, 20, 21

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First click on the picture above to go to the Online Reference Databases list.
Then find "TumbleBooks"

  • Review our Internet safety vocabulary.
  • Learn about a new "green" website: TumbleBooks
  • Spend time reading books that are just right for you!


September 6,7
Students will:
  • Discover that computers can be used to visit far-away places and learn new things
  • Understand that staying safe online is similar to staying safe in the real world
  • Learn rules for traveling safely on the Internet

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August 30,31

  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops - trouble shoot as needed
  • Change the HOME page
  • Discuss class assignments and NEW bookmarks
  • If time go to Hidden Pictures by Highlight
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up


1st Grade

Student Work 2011-2012




May 9th

Student can choose from the following activities:

ABCya Educational Games

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There are multi-player math games or you can work independently (on your own). You can also choose specific facts you want to work on.

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Time Activities:
Set the Clock
What Time is it?
Time Travel


April 25th, May 2nd

Using a Map of the United States template in Tux Paint students will choose to make one of the following types of maps (or a combination of both). They will not label every state.

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Resource: Culture Grams/States Edition
Look at Resources and Economy under "The Place"

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Economic or resource maps - feature the type of natural resources or economic activity that dominates an area. Cartographers use symbols to show the locations of natural resources or economic activities. For example, oranges on a map of Florida tell you that oranges are grown there.

Political maps - do not show physical features. Instead, they indicate state and national boundaries and capital and major cities. A capital city is usually marked with a star within a circle.

April 18th

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Animals in Motion

April 11th

ABCya Educational Games

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April 4th


Click the Magazine Cover to read about Lemurs, Seasons, & Animals that lay eggs.
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Activity:
Read through the National Geographic Young Explorer magazine on Lemurs. Answer a few questions with a partner.
Interactive Board - discussion & more info on the section Hatched.

VIDEO:
Extension Video on Monkeys & Lemurs

Standards in this Issue:
Looking at Lemurs
• Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and making careful observations.
• Objects and living things are alike and different.
• Objects and living things are classified by characteristics.
• Different types of animals inhabit Earth.
Change Is in the Air
• Seasonal change and weather have an affect on the activities and life processes of all living things.
• Earth has four seasons.
• Weather conditions change seasonally.
Hatched!
• Different types of animals inhabit Earth.
• Living things grow, change, and reproduce.

March 21

Activity:

Have you ever seen the elusive Tree Kangaroo or gone fishing with an Emperor Penguin? Today we will go on a few virtual tours to explore different animal habitats around the world!


National Geographic Critter Cam


March 7 & 14

Activity: Online Story Books
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February 29

Activity: Animal posters

Using Comic Life students will create an Animal poster to reflect their research
  • use online photos
  • create a title
  • use speech bubbles to share information

February 22

Activity:
Set the Clock
What Time is it?
Time Travel

February 15

Activity:

Have you ever seen the elusive Tree Kangaroo or gone fishing with an Emperor Penguin? Today we will go on a few virtual tours to explore different animal habitats around the world!


National Geographic Critter Cam



February 8
Activity:
Choose one of the following to send a Valentine Message.

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Dr. Seuss characters

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Peanuts characters (Snoopy, Charlie Brown)


Objectives:
a. Keyboarding
  • Typing matches conventional writing, including capitalization, punctuation and spacing.
c. Word Processing Skills
  • Use correct spacing, capitalization, punctuation.


February 1
Study and discuss Animal Habitats

January 18th and 25th
Animal Research


January 11
Mammals on Enchanted Learning
Animals A to Z

T-Rex

ABC Mouse



Objectives:
  • Students will navigate a website to revisit continent names and research animals.
  • Work on using track pad and taking a screen shot (command-shift-4)
  • The activity is to help students find a variety of animals to choose from for their upcoming animal research projects.

Activities:
Learn the continents, practice naming them
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extra continent activity

Kratt's Creatures by PBS Kids - Explore the world to find animals on every continent.
  1. Visit each continent
  2. Take a picture of an animal you find. (command-shift-4)
    We will use these pictures next week.

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December 13
Objective:
Work on using track pad and taking a screen shot (command-shift-4)

Activity:
Online Holiday Activities
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December 6
Winter Program Dress Rehearsal (no tech)

November 30, 2011
Holiday messages in Tux Paint; complete water cycle pictures as needed


November 16, 2011
Complete water cycle pictures in Tux Paint
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November 2, 2011
Start discussing, previewing the Water Cycle

October 26, 2011
Short Film: Space Case Halloween
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Activity:
Tux Paint: Discuss layering, Stamps, & Text

October 19, 2011
We will be working with Microsoft Word to describe the creatures we created in Build Your Wild Self.
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I will be looking for the following as you type.
  • capital letters
  • periods
  • Save As "1S name" or "1D name"


STANDARD 1— Use Technology Effectively.
a. Keyboarding
o Typing matches conventional writing, including capitalization, punctuation and spacing.
c. Word Processing Skills
o Use correct spacing, capitalization, punctuation.
STANDARD 2—Produce Quality Work.
a. Word Processing
o Create a word processing document for a variety of purposes (e.g., report, letter writing, fiction, poetry).
o Edit, revise, and publish work using a word processor.


October 12, 2011
Objective: Math Fluency.

Today we will work on mastering our addition and subtraction facts. There are multi-player games or you can work independently (on your own). You can also choose specific facts you want to work on.

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October 5

Fall Leaf Project
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Build Leaf Creatures

September 28th

Making 10 - Addition, Reviews pairs that add to 10
Busy Bees - Addition/Subtraction
Fruit Shoot Coins - Adding up coins

More Online Math Games

September 22, 23
Transfer pictures from previous week to Tux Paint

September 13th

Today we will not work online, but we will using pencils & crayons to draw pictures. Next week we will be using Tux Paint to transfer our drawing to the computer, so be sure to add a lot of details.

All About Me unit extension
  1. We will read On the Day You Were Born By Debra Fraiser
  2. Draw a picture of what you would like to do on your special day. If you need an idea, you can create a birthday cake or large cupcake that you would want for your birthday. Think about your favorite colors, do you want candles? How many candles will be on your cake on your next birthday? Turn to your neighbor and share some of your ideas. Share some ideas with the entire class.

Technology Standard 2 – Produce Quality Work:
  • Presentation Tools (Kidspiration, PowerPoint, KidPix) - [in our case TuxPaint]
    • Communicate information by using a form of multi-media technology.

September 7
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Build Your Wild Self
  • Create an avatar with a background
  • Be sure to add your NAME and click Done
  • Learn how to take a screen shot:
    • choose Print
    • hold down Command/Shift/4 all at the same time for computer camera
    • Click & Drag - Draw a box around your photo and let go
    • your picture saves goes to the desktop, let's rename it!

August 31st
STAR Reading Test
Practice Mouse Skills on poissonrouge.com
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August 24th
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops
  • Change the HOMEpage


Future plans...
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