Tag Archives: Grade 1

Kid Keys – Grade 1

You are probably wondering why your child keeps coming home with a bunch of certificates about castles and keys! We are playing a game in class called Kid Keys. It is program that introduces early typing skills. First, the students needed to find each of the letter keys on the keyboard in turn (Keystone Keyboard). Next, they completed a few typing drills (Magic Mirror). Finally, they will work on typing simple sentences, and introducing uppercase letters using the <Shift> key, as well as the period and the question mark (Castle Keys).

Students must type the sentence correctly. The current letter flashes in blue. As they increase through the levels, they must type letters, spaces, periods, capitals, and question marks.

For Grade 1 I do not require that they use the correct fingering for the keyboard. They will learn this in Grade 2. However I do encourage good posture while sitting at the computer, and to use both hands on the keyboard to spread out the work among all the fingers “like you’re playing the piano”.

Ms Morrison  morrisona@ask.edu.kw

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Grade 1 Kid Pix Project

Graded papers went home in the last two weeks showing your child’s drawing and labeling of body parts in Kid Pix. This project was completed in Computer class over 3 sessions. If you have any questions about the results, please email me, or come and see me. The mark from this project contributes toward their Quarter 2 report card grade. As with all specialist subjects at ASK, the grade is based primarily on effort in Computer class.

I am very proud of the students’ drawing and labeling skills. Technology requires us to follow a lot of steps, and it only take one wrong click of the mouse to make a mistake! It was very challenging to draw pictures using the mouse rather than a pencil.

Well done Grade 1!

Ms Morrison morrisona@ask.edu.kw

Here is an example of a labeled body part picture created in Kid Pix:

Here is the grading sheet that I used:

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