3rd - 5th GRADES
3rd - 5th grades will learn keyboarding skills this year with a variety of software. There are also many free online resouces available to practice keyboarding at home or at school. Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint will be introduced and reinforced during these grades levels. Windows Movie Maker will be introduced to the 5th grades. Also using search engines efficiently will be taught at these grade levels. Another important lesson that is mandated by the State of Illinois starting with 3rd grade through 8th grade, is Internet Safety. Most of our lessons will come from a couple of sites which will be listed below. If you desire your child not to participate in the internet safety lessons, please let me know.
Websites and resources for grades 3rd - 5th
http://www.spellingcity.com/ Great way to practice and review spelling words!!
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/flip/ Language arts
http://www.isafe.org/ Internet Safety
http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/ Internet Safety
http://www.kids-online.net/learn/c_n_l.html Learn about the parts of a computer
http://www.learningplanet.com/stu/kids3.asp The Learning planet Grades 4th-6th
http://www.eduplace.com/tales/ Write Wacky tales
http://www.aaamath.com/index.html Practice math skills by grade level
http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/ Find out all kinds of stuff on this site
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/ NASA website for kids