It's almost Valentine's day and the long weekend for President's day. Today, I had grades K, 1 & 2.
Kindergarten is working on Keyboarding Without Tears. Most students are just getting the hang of typing with two hands on the keyboard. They need some extra attention learning this brand new skill, but they seem to be getting the hang of it. After keyboarding, we worked on some mouse-ercise. Using Minimouse, the students got to choose any game and practice all kinds of mouse games that work on hand-eye coordination. Finally, the students all wanted a little break and got to log on to PBSKids for some self directed fun.
1st grade also worked on KWT. It is great to see some students moving forward and getting better at typing. The students who practice at home have the greatest level of progress and most improved typing skills. You can log into KWT any time at home to get the most of this typing program. They also finished class with some mousercise on Minimouse.
2nd grade had a shortened class today and only got to work on KWT. Keep up the good work using the home keys while typing both in school and at home!
Today in computer class we worked in groups on stories. This tested the students typing abilities in a fun and lightly pressured environment. Students worked in groups of three and used the story starter "The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder." The students brainstormed all kinds of powers and competitions for different characters. Each student typed for two minutes before giving the keyboard up to the next person in line.
Check out some of the great stories written by the fifth graders below:
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. I was tired of practicing over and over! So I went down the stairs and walked to the ice cream store and bought some Rocky road ice cream. Then I went back home and then I practice my part which was Flash.” Flash to the recuse!” Then my dad came and said” Son it’s almost time for supper so take off the costume and set the table”. It’s your favorite…..clam chowder with corn bread. ”That’s just what I needed ”.Then my dad said son is there something wrong ? His name is Jotham Moses and his two side kicks Jade and Jazmine dad!! I don’t think that I will get the part of Flash dad .Before the tryout ‘s he went to go and safe a Dylan that was a girl she said Help me so jotham came to his res
To be continued!!!
This awesome story was written by: jotham,jasmine,jade
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder.Everybody was trying to do their best. Soon everyone was tired of training and were ready to go home when someone said “i have an idea,lets stop trying, were trying to hard.”The events were flying as fast they can in 1 min., running 400 yard's in one second,lifting a 1000 pound bolder,the last event was ho had the hottest laser eyes to melt a metal house.Most superheroes didn't past the test and sent to the hospital. Some even died. Only 6 superheros survived the test and became super champions the people cheer them on very time they see them. By:Hector & Anna j.
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. I was training all month. She was training to be cat woman. But there was some serious competition for the award which allowed the winner to have all her powers, abilities, and so on! Of course, as in all stories, she was the one who was picked on, no one had faith in, was called dumb, or stupid! Her name was Lanai. And here is her story.She had only 1 friend and it stayed that way for a while. Every one hated her especially the sassy Krystal (not true.) She, did have three friends and many more but they lived far away. Fortunately though, Lanai had 1 friend at the school.Her only friend was ANNA! Lanai had a very mean mom (not true do not call C.P.S) But, since Lanai had trained SOOOOOOOO HHHAAARRRRDDDD, guess what? She won the award of Cat Women!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YYYYAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! And what happened to Krystal, you may ask? Cat Women caught her going to a counselor on how to stop being sassy, mean. The counselor taught her the righter path!she was also nice to all the girls but extra extra sassy to the boys!
And they all lived happy ever after
By Krystal, Skylar, and the star of the story LANAI!!
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder.The superhero was angry at the Hulk because he was the best person at the tryouts. The superhero wanted to get him back.He needed a plan. He invited his superhero friends to make a plan to defeat the Hulk in the tryouts.Their plan was to give him cupcakes.The cupcakes had a potion that would turn him into a cute baby kitten. On the second day of the tryouts the superhero gave Hulk the cupcake and instantly he turned into cute little baby kitten. The coach which was Cat Woman said “What happened to Hulk now he is my baby kitten”.The kitten started to talk he said “Im the Hulk not a baby kitten I hate kittens but I love the cupcakes”. In a little kitten voice.The superhero started laughing.”Ha ha ha ha ha ha”.Cat Woman said “Turn this baby kitten back into Hulk and I will give you an A+ for transformation”. After he put a potion in the cat food. The kitten ate it and he turned back into Hulk.after they became best friend. This is the story of how the superhero handles tryouts.this is how our story ends.
This silly story was writen by:
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder.So the girls cheered them on.Then Clack from in the crowd said, “boo please stop!!!!”. Then the girls started to cry, “SHHHH” said the old lady, “I'm TRYING TO WATCH THE TRYOUTS!”. Then they start throwing noodles.Then 3 musketeers saved the old lady.Then,the old lady asked,”what is your names”.Then the girls said their names were Ataivai the invisable girl and strong girl Vaiamoe and last, but not least, Taylor the flying girl. They helped the superheroes win the tryouts by having invisagirl wrap em up and strong girl throw then away in the dumster then flying girl grabs them then throws them into space.”Hahaha WE WON TRYOUTS. That means we beat Dylanamus Daniela and Jhaiana!!! WOOHOO!”
This awesome story was written by: Ataivai, Taylor, and Vaiamoe
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. They were many competiters but I stay strong. The first opsticle was, who can save the man
in a village near an erupting volcano. The villiage full of armed guard with cannons filled With there one weakness, coal. The challenge was hard and 10 heros went in and six came out of the village the four left in the village was burned bye lava
Sub zero flew in , frozed the lava and save the four hero’s from the lava. After the entire compitition sub zero didn’t win but the four hero’s he saved joined forces to form a perfect team called S.H.E.I.D
BY: 5th graders Malcolm, kainalu, Daniel,
The super hero tryouts were getting harder and harder. So then the super hero was going to getting tired of going to each tryouts. The hero was testing his fire ball ability and teleport abilities and to change colors like a chameleon and he has fire breath just like a dragon so he teleports to every tryout he likes. So then an fan which became a rich money maker villain and her name was Taylor Campogan and the super hero name was Domonic Canionero and his sidekick. Jhai Moses and the villians side kick was Jotham, Daniel, Dylan. Then Domonic was teleported by the evil villain Taylor Compogan and his trusty sidekick Jhai kick her in the face and finally Domonic grab a fire ball and threw it in Taylors face then we defeated the super villain and the world came peaceful after all. And Tayor went to prison for a long time.
This awesome story was written by : Domonic Canionero ,Dylan Wroten and
And the city lived happily ever after
Today in computer class we worked in groups on story writing. This tested the students typing abilities in a fun and lightly pressured environment. Students worked in groups of three and used the story starter "The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder." The students brainstormed all kinds of powers and competitions for different characters. Each student typed for two minutes before giving the keyboard up to the next person in line.
Check out some of the great stories written by the fourth graders below:
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. The superhero cat women
And two spider women were racing a game to lift the heavayest rock. Then they all went to the starting line to pick up the heavayest rock. The two people were standing would go to the finish line. The person that they think will win is the one the only cat women. Also the spiderwomen might loose .At the finish line the spider women lost and the last kitty cat standing was catwomen. The cat women won. Everyone started to cheer for catwomen. yay cat women won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This awesome story was by: KIRA and FAITH
Story 2: The super hero trys were getting harder and harder. The super hero was struggling just trying to lift a single weight. Super man was losing to Ironman.
The challenge was to lift 100000000 tons. Hulk won the challenge but the next one
was to squeeze in the tiny hole. Then the ladies started to challenge each other by lifting up hulk and a monster truck at the same time. Then they did a long throwing contest and Captain America won that round. The next challenge was to carry as many super hero’s until they dropped them and couldn’t carry them anymore. For the finals it was to fight each other until it was the last man or lady standing. The lady who won the contest was Black Widow. Thor was starting to get mad and starting winning the next contest. Then they were all tied up. They had to do 5 more challenges because when the superhero’s tied up at contests they would get really mad and trash the place. And then Black Widow got eliminated for cheating. The next challenge was VERY hard the competitors were Thor, superman, Spiderman and they were all mad. The other challenges were canceled because everybody started cheating. To be continued…
Melissa, Sonny , Myka
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. I am exhausted I just want to go home and rest. But its worth it to be a hero and save my universe. Know I am very strong and helpful. your task is to fight dr.octupus with his evil flying monkeys. Ewwwww! these monkeys smell awful. Why couldn't you guys ask spider man to fight the evil monkeys and docter octopus? How about thor he is a god and very strong with his big hammer.AW man every body said NO!!!! what about wonder women and giant toads. They said NO!!!!!! ohhh what about hulk he is huge and can kill a car in one second. He is awesome #awsome. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY. You are taking so long to find a side kick just fight him already. me but why ? I will call bat man and robin they save gothom city so they can defet docter octopus .
THEY LOST AND HAVE NO MORE FANS AWWWWWWW MAN THAT MEANS WHERE NOT HEROS ANYMORE WHAT ARE WE GONNA DOOOOO!!!!!!!! OKAYFINE I WILL STOP BEING A CHICKEN AND FIGHT HIM.
TO BE CONTINUED ……
RIGHTEN BY ALEXIS RUIZ AND ZOI MEECH
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder.The reason the try out's where getting harder is because they had to fly off a bridge. Another thing it was getting harder is because they had to find unicorn. They also had to fight a big foot. Another there thing they had to fart the loudest. The secened reason was because they had to climb the highest house. The third reason was because they had to be over 500 hundred pounds to climb the mountain. The 4th reason was because they also had to be handsome and pretty like lady gaga. The 5th reason was they had to know there ABC. The 6th reason they had to wear there underwear in the city. The 7th reason was because they had to shower together. The 8th reason was because they had to have a porky pine for a pet. The 9th reason was because they had to poop out a frog. 10th reason is you have to make funny jokes and yell the loudest. And thats how you become a super hero now go home and practice.
THIS AWESOME STORY WAS RITEN BY: KELSON NICK AND BRIANA
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. Superman and batman was there. Superman and
batman was training there superheros. Superman was training robin hood. Batman was so mad at superman. They where mad at each other because batman was better than superman. Batman and super man were jealous of each other. Then batman was happy after that. To be continued.....
Tia,Ikaika and Saul
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder. The superhero was ready for the last tryout. The last tryout was super hard and was called Superhero Mania. Superhero Mania is a super hard superhero obstacle course. The Superhero Mania is in a cave with lava,spikes, and fire bombs and you have to get outside the cave and climb over a ice cold peak. All the superheroes were ready to begin the last tryout. The starter said''Ready,set, GO!!'' The superheroes were off. The first superhero was named El Macho. When the superhero were done, it was the next superheroes turn. His name was The Ahnialator and it was his turn. He finished it in 12 seconds. That was the record but, not really. It was my turn. My name is Shark Woman. WOW! I finished in 6 seconds. That was super fun.
To Be Continued...
Skyler,Maka, and Jenna
The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder.these superheroes were training and it got harder. They can lift up cars,trucks,airplans also they save people.super heroes also help other super heroes that save other people and it is a secret hopitol in a comic store.they practice and thats how they get stronger,faster and smarter.they have fireballs and iceballs and they take all the villans in the whole university.one of the superheroes is skyler and she turned evil becase the anighalaghtor gave her posin.then skyler storms hair turned white it was suppost to be pink so the hospital noticedshe was bad.so the villans got in a fight with the super heroes.then and the villans lost then they turned skyler storm and the other villans in to good super heroes.
this awesome story was written by Fabian and Jenson.
Today in computer class we worked in groups on stories. This tested the students typing abilities in a fun and lightly pressured environment. Students worked in groups of three and used the story starter "The superhero tryouts were getting harder and harder." The students brainstormed all kinds of powers and competitions for different characters. Each student typed for two minutes before giving the keyboard up to the next person in line. Check out some of the great stories written by the third graders below:
Can you believe January is already over? 2015 has only just begun and our students are still working their way through Keyboarding Without Tears (KWT).
Kindergarten worked on KWT as well as chekcing on some of the fun and beautiful sites the web has to offer. They looked at Koalas to the Max and had some fun revealing images with the mouse, Bouncy Balls for some virtual bouncing fun, and ABCya and PBS Kids for a few games.
First Grade also worked on KWT. They all seemed to be trying to work on their home keys in class. Remember those pesky home keys? ASDF for the left hand, and JKL; for the right! They also played a bit of Tetris at the end of class! This age is the perfect time to speed up computer keying and Tetris is a great way to work on using the arrow keys
Second Grade also worked on KWT. They are working on memorizing the home keys and using both hands to type. They finished up class with a round of Tetris and are hopefully on to a great weekend.
Happy Aloha Friday!
Computer class is on every resource Friday for the rest of the year. In class, we practice typing as well as computer tips and tricks. As students become more confident with the computer, they become better problem solvers and logical thinkers. I try to make class fun and interesting while teaching the essential skills for computer savvy students. On this blog, I will be posting some of the fun things we are learning in class so students can revisit some of their favorite sites. You can also check the Fun Links for computer class approved games.