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Earrings + Headphones = Painful!

Please send your child to school on Computer days without earrings, or at least with small ones that will not hurt if wearing headphones.

Our computer headphones tend to be the kind that sit quite firmly over the ears, and if your child is wearing large, bulky earrings, or ones with a long back, they can dig into their head. Most of our Early Childhood computer games require children to wear headphones to listen to instructions and letter sounds. Grade 1 and 2 students are sometimes required to wear headphones.

Thank you,

Ms Morrison  morrisona@ask.edu.kw

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CDC – Starfall and Winnie the Pooh

CDC students have come a very long way since the start of the year! Most of the students needed a lot of help to use the mouse, but now they have almost mastered the skills of pointing and clicking the left mouse button. Some children are beginning to make choices about which parts of a game they want to play, and to navigate www.starfall.com. We always start by choosing a letter on the ABC blocks page, but then students may choose a digital story from the ‘Learn to Read’ page. Zac the Rat is a favorite!

Part way through each session, students are given the option to change to the Winnie the Pooh game, where they have a blank picture to ‘paint’. (Sorry I cannot get clear screen shots from this program to post here).

How can I help at home?

It is not essential for CDC students to use at computer at home, they are still very young. But if they have an interest in doing so, and you have one you don’t mind them using, then it is a good idea to observe how they use the mouse. Sometimes it helps if an adult or older sibling can place a hand gently over the top of theirs, to guide them to click and move the mouse where appropriate. Allow the student to move and click the mouse independently whenever possible.

Ms Morrison  morrisona@ask.edu.kw

Great website – Starfall.com

www.starfall.com

This site is fantastic for early reading skills. Check it out!

ABCs – fun for CDC and KG1

Learn to Read – great interactive stories for KG1 and KG2

It’s Fun to Read – some games with lots of reading, suitable for KG2 and Grade 1

As well, the rest of the links on the site are suitable for any age with a little adult assistance. The above grade levels are just a guideline, as every child is different.

Happy Reading!

Ms Morrison