Tag Archives: KG2

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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KG2 – An Ocean Adventure

Let’s Go Read: An Ocean Adventure is our new game in KG2. In this game the students use their computer mouse skills to identify, match, sort and build letter blends and middle vowel sounds. Robbie the raccoon and Emily the squirrel are there to help guide the students for each activity. This program is also a test of patience for the students, as each mini-activity within the game has a lot of repetition, and children only progress to the next activity once they have mastered the previous one. The early reading skills of this program are very valuable, and there are a variety of books to read along the way in this adventure.

In this part of the game, students must build the blends, and 'feed' them to the puffer fish until they explode!

How can I help at home?

This game is not available online unfortunately, but www.starfall.com has some excellent beginning reading activities for your child to enjoy at home. It is expected that KG2 students should all be able to track with the mouse correctly, point, click and drag. We have just introduced the ‘double-click’, and some students do require assistance to master this correctly.

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