In Computer lab, K4 through 1st grade have been working hard to master basic mouse skills. This week they followed oral directions to draw a cat, rocket and sailboat. They used a dropdown menu to change paint colors, varied the size/shape of their drawing tools, and used their imaginations along the way!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Computer Lab has seen a flurry of activity since we've begun the new semester! Grades 1 - 6 have been taking their mid-year Star Math tests to monitor their progress. We will test one last time near the end of school. First semester the K4 and K5 students spent a lot of their computer time freely exploring computer/mouse basics by using Kidpix. This semester they are practicing those basic manipulative skills thru more teacher directed Kidpix lessons. This week they thought they were learning to draw a car.....they were really practicing using a drop down menu to change font color, listening to and following sequential oral directions, and reviewing the names of geometric shapes. Watch out, Detroit, PDS has some awesome car designers in the making!