The students work in a paint program, KidPix, to learn how to type their names, increase font size, change fonts, find graphics that coordinate with the selected letter of the alphabet and print documents. We move on from there to create projects that require saving the documents and creating slide shows with sounds and animations. At the end of the year, the class works on a book where each child creates a page with sounds and animations. Below are samples of our 1st Grade Books.
1st Grade Books
We start keyboarding in Second Grade and the students are memorizing the keys and learning the home row. We also work with KidPix creating slide show projects. Our first project is on the continents. We look at a the program, 3D Weather Globe and find the continents on the globe and then we create a page for each continent. Our pages are put in a slide show with sounds and animations.
The next project is on state birds to coordinate what they are learning in class about the states. We will be using the program Pages to create a to bring in a picture of the state, state bird, and state flag and state flower.
Students start beginning classes in Microsoft Word. They learn the tool bar and its functions, formatting and aligning text, and how to open a document and save a document. Students are starting a project on Native American Indians, using their typing skills and tables in Microsoft Word. Keyboarding is also practiced twice a week to increase their typing speed.
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