This week we are focusing on using laptops in the STEM lab. The kids are having fun using technology to build new skills!
In Kindergarten and First grades, the students are working on typing in their lunch number and learning how to get to this website. There they are finding the pages I have on the "Links" page. Finally, they are working on using a laptop mouse pad to create cars, faces, cakes, and houses. You kids are welcome to continue practicing at home!
2nd grade is using an animation site to create a short movie. They have to create each slide, so when it is all played it moves like a short film. We are centering our "short films" on weather, which they are currently studying in their classroom.
3rd grade will be learning all about vermi-composting! They will be using a site called Vermi the Worm to learn about how to care for worms, how important they are to the soil, and more about composting! This connects with their "plants" science unit!
Finally, Forth and Fifth grades are working on beginning typing! They are learning the basics of the "home keys" and using a fun game to familiarize themselves with typing. I'm hoping to lessen the hunt and peck method so many of them use!
Each of the sites we are using can be found under the "LINKS" page above. I encourage you to have your child practice and share these with you!