May 22

First finish printing your flower pictures in Tux Paint!

Then...

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Try out this Hidden Picture puzzle about objects in a greenhouse!

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When you finish, you can play more hidden picture games or go to a website from last week.

April 24

Get with a partner and take turns practicing your computer skills!
Do you remember these websites?
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or


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April 17

Let's check out the Math Section of ABCMouse.
At the end of class, we will share what we learned.
Remember, make sure you are logged in as you!

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April 3, 10

Today we will all visit the Reading section of ABCMouse.

At the end of class, we will share what we learned.
Remember, make sure you are logged in as you!

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March 13 & 20

After you finish your illustrations, you can visit ABC Mouse!

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March 6

Today, let's visit the Farm and the Zoo!

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February 20, 27

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February 13

Today we will review what we learned about headphones.
We have computer numbers assigned that we will use for the rest of the year!
Then, we will practice finding them.
After we do all of that, let's check out some Valentine's Day activities:
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January 30, February 6

Today will add one more website on to our list of great websites for Kindergarteners!
starfall.com
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January 23


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.


When you are done you can visit
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or.

January 9, 16

Today, we will review some of our Technology words from the year.
We will also remember how to wake up our computers and how to leave our computers at the end of class.
Then we will visit a website we were on at the beginning of the year and explore some new items!

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December 19

Today, we are going to read some WINTER books with a partner or on our own!
First, I will show you!
Start by clicking on the image of the Lion below!
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December 12

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 visit the ABCYa! website to play other games.
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December 5

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

November 7, 14

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.

October 31

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 24

Today we will read a book together on Tumblebooks.
Tumblebooks is an online database full of books that can be read to you!
We will read the book Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.
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Then we will play a game on a new website!
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Try out a Hidden Pictures puzzle!
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Search for objects in the Night Sky!
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October 17

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 10

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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 ABCYa.com to take turns practicing computer skills.

October 3

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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 26

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
  • Explore the website ABCYa.com
  • Learn ways to scroll up and down on a website

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September 19

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Students will review:
  • 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
Students will then...
  • Complete a scavenger hunt on ciufcia.com!

September 12

Students will:
  • Learn how to search online by using the alphabet
  • Understand how to search for a specified letter of the alphabet on a children’s directory site
  • Apply the results of their alphabet search to create a picture dictionary

Click the ABC link to go to the Little Explorer's Picture Dictionary
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If there is extra time, students may to go ciufcia.com

September 5

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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
Visit ciuficia.com to explore an online site.

August 29

  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops
  • If time... visit TuxPaint
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up


May 17, 18

View Poems in iMovie

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May 10, 11

Record Poems
Visit the animals on the Zoo, then play the games and activities

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May 3, 4

Record Poems
Visit the animals on the Farm, then play the games and activities

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April 26, 27

Eric Carle pictures in TuxPaint (shape tools, chalk tool, symmetry tools) - class slide show :>
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April 19, 20

How to locate and play Math Games in ABC Mouse. Remember to be logged in as Kindergarten.

April 12, 13

Students will be working in TuxPaint to complete pictures to compliment their poetry.
Pictures will be displayed during their Poetry celebration next week.

April 5, 6

Students will be working in TuxPaint to complete pictures to compliment their poetry.

March 22, 23

Let's visit the ZOO in ABC Mouse! Remember to be logged in as Kindergarten.

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March 8, 9
Computers are unavailable in the lab today. We will be watching a short video about bears and their habitats. We will then be drawing a picture to reflect out learning.

March 1,2
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!
Visit Seussville

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February 16, 17
ABC Mouse

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Activity:
Listen to Tim Tebow read Green Eggs & Ham - Web Cast sponsored by America's Biggest Storytime
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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)

February 2, 3


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January 26, 27

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January 19, 20

TuxPaint - labeling penguins



January 12, 13


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.



January 5, 6

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ABCmouse.com, this week students will continue to use the Lessons section on the site. This section has activities chosen by the teacher to help guide their learning by complimenting or extending their classroom curriculum. I will also introduce a recording feature where students can start to record their voice while reading a book. It is saved in their "files" section.

Reminder:
Ms. Hansen's class - logged into Firefox
Ms. Tourison's class - logged into Safari

December 15, 16


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December 8, 9

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Students already learned how to log in to ABCmouse.com, this week they will be learning how to use the Lessons section on the site. This section has activities chosen by the teacher to help guide their learning by complimenting or extending their classroom curriculum.

Reminder:
Ms. Hansen's class - logged into Firefox
Ms. Tourison's class - logged into Safari

December 1, 2

We are getting a membership to ABCmouse.com that allows every Kindergarten student to have full access to the site. The ABCmouse.com classroom curriculum has over 2,000 learning activities across many subjects including reading, math, beginning science, geography, art & colors, and music. We will be exploring this site in December and send home more details before the holiday break. Students will have the option to long on at home if they'd like.



November

Thanksgiving Activities

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Starfall - click on the Turkey Story

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Explore NEW website ABC Mouse - setting up a school account

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Word Families


October 20, 21

**Symmetry**
Students created symmetrical pictures using pattern blocks. We printed some of the students work and they are using them in their pattern block math station. They were so creative!

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October 13, 14

Today we will work in stations.

1. Students that did not get a chance to publish their leaf creature can do that today.
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Build Leaf Creatures

2.
Starfall - activities/listening center
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Starfall

3. Computer skills with Mrs. Buck (Tux Paint and Firefox)

4. Online Math Activities

October 6, 7

Celebrate fall! After reading the Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, students will create and publish their very own Leaf Man.

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Build Leaf Creatures



September 29, 30

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Starfall



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September 22, 23
Transfer pictures from previous week to Tux Paint
Practice using Backgrounds & Stamps - sample.....................











September 14
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 8, 9
STAR Testing

September 1, 2
Introduce/Reinforce: Firefox icon, Home, Back button, Left click on Mouse, Headphones, Sound controls
Practice Mouse Skills on poissonrouge.com
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August 18, 19
  • Welcome to the computer lab!!
  • Review general classroom procedures
  • Review laptop cart and responsibilities - model
  • Log on to laptops
  • If time... visit TuxPaint
  • Review shutting down, putting away, lining up