At open house tomorrow, make sure to stop in at the computer lab to say hi and grab a handout on what we're working on this year. In case you can't make it, here's a copy to download:
I look forward to seeing you all here tomorrow!
Welcome back, MKG students!
I hope you had a relaxing summer, and I hope you kept those typing fingers practicing! We will be starting our lessons soon and picking up right where we left off.
Don't forget, when you see me in the hallway to give me your best high-five, handshake, or fistbump!
April is a good time to reinvigorate those typing skills. Take time everyday to focus on proper hand placement for at least 10-15 minutes. Typing something for class? Typing an email to your grandma? Typing a short story in your free time? Use those Home Row Hands! The more you practice, the faster you'll get!
Quick update: There is a new school typing leader - Tyler K in Mrs. Marinelli's class. Congrats!
55 wpm is the new speed to beat!
As we get into the last third of the school year (hard to believe, I know!), it's important to keep practicing the skills you have learned over the course of the last couple months: being safe online, using Home Row Hands to type, and doing thoughtful online research.
Technology class offers students a lot of skills that are immediately applicable to their academic life, so with lots of practice will come lots of payoff! Happy (almost) Spring!
What will your typing goals be this year? Are you wanting to look less at your hands? Type quicker? Be able to compete in NitroType against your friends? Whatever your goal, keep working towards it! In the end, it's not all about achieving your goal but the process and the progress.
Happy New Year!
STEAM week is rapidly approaching (December 13 - December 21) and MKG is finding lots of ways to use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in our everyday classes. Look for Tweets and updates as the days go on!
The first week of December is COMPUTER SCIENCE WEEK and we will be celebrating with an Hour of Code! All students from grades 1-5 will be participating in this fun filled week of learning to be computer programmers. We will be using websites like code.org, scratch.mit.edu, and others to have fun and learn at the same time!
Greetings MKG students and family!
Welcome back for another exciting year of learning in the Computer Lab. We will be continuing where we left off last year by focusing on three main ideas in each grade:
1. Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship
2. Keyboarding and Mouse Skills
3. Grade Level Project
Don't forget to get those Home Row hands on the keyboard and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
Ok, boys and girls - time to finish the year strong. Practice those home row hands EVERY DAY for at least 10 minutes. It doesn't have to be on typing.com or Dance Mat Typing, you can be doing typing for a class, typing in a game, or even just typing to friends it counts as practice as long as you're using your HOME ROW HANDS!
If nothing else, try NITROTYPE and use the "G+ Sign In" button to log in using your school account.
Good luck and have a happy Spring!
Check out the links above for your grade. Updates will be posted throughout the year.
As of 9/18/19:
Grade 2: 0 Student
Grade 3: 0 Students
Grade 4: 9 Students
Grade 5: 20 Students
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