Kindergarten in the Lab
  • KINDERGARTEN IN THE LAB

     

    There are 3 units of instruction (each lasting a Trimester), during which students focus on a group of skills.  Kindergarten students learn a new skill or practice a learned skill each week.

    (Kindergarten students log on with a simple user name and password)

    1st Unit:  Logging on and off, learning the MAC interface, learning to print, the Internet including safety and exploration of educational websites.  STEAM challenges to learn persistence.

    2nd Unit:  Introduction to computer science and computer programming using lessons on Code.org.  Lessons are both "plugged" using the computer and "unplugged" (without a computer) collaborating and problem solving. 

    3rd Unit:  Introduction to word processing with MS Word.  Typing first name with shift, typing short sentences with period.  STEAM challenges to learn persistence.

    All students receive a report card grade each trimester for Computer Lab.