This quarter in Kindergarten Computer class, we are working on the simple tasks including mouse control and basic keyboarding. Ask your kindergartner to sing a chant or two that we love reminding us of these two skills.
Left hand left…
Pinky and thumb…
Programs used to master these tasks include…
- MS Paint
- MS Word
- online games stressing phonics and math i.e.
- PBSkids.org (Curious George, Peg & Cat, & Between the Lions)
We also focus on skills that will be the ground floor of all they do in the future with computers.
- Computer Safety – NetSmartzkids.org
- PC basics – Identifying computer parts etc. (mouse, keyboard, monitor)