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.