From the Desk of Miss Harter

First and second graders are now starting an official keyboarding unit with Typing Club. Students will log in each time they do a typing lesson so that we can track their progress over time. Students are excited to see how many stars they can earn during each typing activity. Some students have earned badges already for achieving certain words per minute goals!

 

Third graders are now working on an “Introduction to Coding” unit through Code.org. They are using a block-style coding language to write simple programs in order to complete mazes and puzzles. As they use problem-solving skills to complete various coding challenges, they are also learning some basic Computer Science vocabulary such as program, bug, debugging, and loop.