May 2, 2013

1st Grade - The Daily Dino

LESSON
  • Using Google Drive "presentation," students created their own newspaper article on the t-rex!
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Science
SOFTWARE USED

April 30, 2013

4th Grade - Mother's Day Poem

LESSON
  • Today you will create a Mother's Day acrostic poem using comic life!
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Writing - Poetry
SOFTWARE USED
  • Comic Life

April 9, 2013

3rd Grade - Asia Presentation

LESSON - Day 1
  • Students will bring their completed research to the lab. You will start typing your information into the Asia Template.
LESSON - Day 2/3
  • You will format the slide design, you will format the fonts, and add animations/transitions.
  • Practice giving your presentation!
View the student's presentations here:
  • Mrs. Russell
  • Ms. Kettring
  • Ms. Becker
  • Mrs. Nevels
CLASSROOM CONNECTION
  • Research skills
  • Writing
SOFTWARE USED
WEBSITES USED

March 21, 2013

4th Grade - Internet Safety


LESSON
  • Today you will go to the BrainPOP "Digital Citizenship" spotlight.
  • You may pick any of these movies movie and you must complete the following in this order:
  1. Take the GRADED QUIZ and PRINT YOUR RESULTS
  2. Write a SUMMARY of the movie you watched - include at least 5 sentences.  You need to include the TITLE of your movie.

    Write your summary by clicking on the comment link below. When you are finished writing, click "Comment as" and choose "NAME / URL" type your first name in and leave URL blank. Make sure you capitalize and add punctuation.
  3. When you finish, you can comment on your classmates summaries, read the FYI Section, or complete one of the Activities for the movie, make sure you print it.
  • IF you finish early, you may watch another FREE movie.
    CLASSROOM CONNECTION
    • All subjects
    • Reading comprehension
    • Writing

    March 19, 2013

    2nd Grade - Weather


    LESSON - Day 1
    • Students will watch the BrainPOP Jr movie - "Seasons"
    • Students will go to Kerpoof and create a picture and write about their favorite season.

    LESSON - Day 2
    • Students will watch the BrainPOP Jr movie - "Water Cycle"
    • Using Kerpoof, students will draw and label the parts of the water cycle.
    LESSON - Day 3
    • Students will log into BrainPOP Jr. and complete the "Write About It" activity!
    LESSON - Day 4
    • Students will become weather reporters on EdHeads!
    • Students must complete "Report the Weather" and pass each level.
    • Once they have passed "Report the Weather," students must complete "Predict the Weather."
    • Watch "Temperature" on BrainPOP Jr. to learn how to use a thermometer. 
      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
      • Science
      • Writing
      • Art

      February 27, 2013

      1st Grade - Fire Safety



      LESSON
      • Students will learn how to log into BrainPOP Jr. and watch the movie "Fire Safety."
      • After they watch the movie, students will complete the "Write About It" activity.
      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
      • Health

      February 25, 2013

      1st Grade - For Just One Day...

      LESSON - Day 1
      • We will read the book "For Just One Day" on Tumblebooks.
      • Students will use Kerpoof to draw their animal!
      LESSON - Day 2
      • Students will use Google Drive to type what animal they would be for just one day and why.
      CLASSROOM CONNECTION
      • Language Arts
      • Art

      February 12, 2013

      4th Grade - WANTED Snowman!

      Mrs. Marek's Class

      Mr. Blair's Class

      Ms. Stephen's Class

      Mrs. Kennedy's Class




      LESSON - Day 1-2
      • Students will a newspaper article on a a criminal snowman who committed some crime!
      • You will use Google Docs Presentation to write your article.
      LESSON - Day 3-4
      • Students will create a drawing of the snowman using Kerpoof.
      • Export your drawing as a .jpg.
        LESSON - Day 5
        • Students will create the WANTED poster using ComicLife.
        • Export your poster as a .jpg.
         LESSON - Day 6-7
        • Students will import the WANTED poster into their Google Docs Presentation.
        • Students will share their posters and articles!
         CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • Writing - Creative/Informational/Newspaper
        • Art
        SOFTWARE USED
        • ComicLife
        • Google Docs
        • Google Chrome

        January 22, 2013

        2nd Grade - Space Presentation

        Mrs. Goode's Class

        Mrs. Mead's Class
        LESSON
        • Using Google Presentation, students will write facts about one planet that they researched! 
        • Students will add a picture, and learn how to format the font, font color, and how to add bullet points!
        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • Science
        SOFTWARE USED

        January 15, 2013

        3rd Grade - Internet Safety

        LESSON
        • Today you will read "Surfing Safely.com" on TumbleBooks and have a class discussion on internet safety.
        • You will play Internet Safety games the 3rd Grade Websites.
        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • Internet Safety
        SOFTWARE USED

        January 14, 2013

        1st Grade - Sounds in My Name

        LESSON
        • Using Kidspiration, we will drag and drop letters to form our name.
        • We will scroll through the clip-art library to add pictures underneath each letter that begin with that letter!
        • For example: If you have a “B” in your name, you could add a picture of a bear, banana, boat, or a bike.
        CLASSROOM CONNECTION
        • Language Arts
        SOFTWARE USED
        • Kidspiration

        January 13, 2013

        2nd Grade - SPACE Unit

        LESSON - Day 1
        • Students will watch "Earth" on BrainPOP Jr.
        • Using Kerpoof, students will draw and print their own ALIEN!
        LESSON - Day 2
        • Using the ALIEN from last week, students will use Kidspiration to write a detailed description of their alien, and they will describe what planet they are from.
        LESSON - Day 3
        • Students will watch "Moon" on BrainPOP Jr.
        • Using "Make a Picture" on Kerpoof, students will create a MOON CARTOON!
        • Students must include at least 5 speech bubbles, and their name.

        LESSON - Day 4
        • Students will watch "The Sun" on BrainPOP Jr.
        • Using "Make a Drawing" on  Kerpoof, students will complete the BrainPOP Jr. "Draw About It" activity and answer the question: "What are some ways you can protect yourself from the sun? Draw your answer."
        • Students must write at least one sentence explaining their drawing.

        LESSON - Day 5
        • Students will watch "Solar System" on BrainPOP Jr.
        • Using Kerpoof, students will draw one planet and write at least one fact about it.
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Science - Space
          • Listening comprehension
          • Writing
          • Art
          SOFTWARE USED

          January 7, 2013

          1st Grade - Rhyming Words

          LESSON
          • Using Kerpoof's "Spell a Picture," type and group rhyming words together!
          • Cake - Snake - Rake!
          • Pail - Snail - Jail - Mail!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Language Arts - Poetry - Rhyming Words

          January 6, 2013

          2nd Grade - Snowman Glyph

          LESSON
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Reading
          • Following directions
          • Art

          December 17, 2012

          1st Grade - BrainPOPJr FREE Stuff!

          LESSON
          • Today you will learn how to watch FREE movies on BrainPOPJr!
          • After you watch a movie, try out the Easy Quiz, the Hard Quiz, the Game and read the POP-A-JOKE!!!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Language Arts

          December 14, 2012

          2nd Grade - Food Chain

          LESSON
          • We will watch the BrainPOP Jr. movie "Food Chain."
          • Students will test their food chain skills by playing the "Food Chain Game!"
          • Challenge yourself with the "Food Fight" game!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Science - Food Chain

          December 13, 2012

          4th Grade - New Years Resolutions

          LESSON - Day 1-2
          • Today we will watch "New Year's" on BrainPOP.
          • You will choose a New Years Resolution to write about.  Using Kerpoof, you will illustrate your resolution.
          • You must include at least 4 text boxes detailing how you will accomplish this resolution.
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Writing
          SOFTWARE USED
          WEBSITES USED

          December 9, 2012

          1st Grade - Evergreens

          LESSON
          • Today you will use Kerpoof to create an evergreen tree & snowman scene!
          • Make sure you sign your work using a text box!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Science
          • Art

          December 3, 2012

          1st Grade - Spell a Picture

          LESSON
          • Today you will use Kerpoof’s “Spell a Picture” to practice your spelling words! 
          • If you want a picture to appear, you have to spell it correctly!  For example, if you want a SNOWMAN in your picture, you have to spell it!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Language Arts - Vocabulary

          December 2, 2012

          4th Grade - Click, Clack, MOO, Cows That Type!


          LESSON
          • We will read the story "Click, Clack, MOO, Cows That Type" by Doreen Cronin
          • Using your Google Drive accounts, you will pretend that you are an animal on the farm, and write a letter to your farmer demanding something!
          • You will share your letter with your partner and you will now pretend that you are the farmer, and respond to your partner's letter!
          • You will continue this dialogue until your issue is resolved!
          • SEE an example!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Language Arts - Writing Letters
          EXTRA RESOURCES

          November 26, 2012

          3rd Grade - All About MEEE!


          LESSON
          • This week you will be introduced to Google Docs!  
          • Using the "All About Me" template, you will fill out your information and format the font.
          • Share this with your classroom teacher!
          CLASSROOM CONNECTION
          • Writing
          SOFTWARE USED

          November 25, 2012

          2nd Grade - OCEAN!!!

          LESSON - Day 1/2/3 - Ocean Animal Riddle

          • Choose your favorite ocean animal from National Geographic's Creature Features.
          • We will use Comic Life to create the ocean riddle.
          • On the first page of the project, write a riddle (without mentioning the animal's name) that describes your ocean animal.
          • On the second page, import the animal's picture and the map of where it lives. 
          • You will format the font and style of your text, and the page backgrounds!
          LESSON - Day 4 - Ocean Habitats
          LESSON - Day 5 - Draw an Ocean Animal
          • Today you will learn how to log into Kerpoof using our KCD account!
          • Once you are logged in, you will be able to use all of the fancy pens to create your drawing.
          • You will pick an ocean animal to draw, and you need to give him a name!
            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
            • Reading comprehension
            • Writing
            • Science
            • Art
            SOFTWARE USED

            November 14, 2012

            3rd Grade - Pardon that Turkey!

            LESSON

            • I am the President, and you are the turkey!
            • Using Google Drive, write a persuasive essay convincing me not to eat you for my Thanksgiving dinner!
            • Read one of our classes essays here!
            CLASSROOM CONNECTION
            • Persuasive Writing

            November 11, 2012

            3rd Grade - Acrostic Poem

            LESSON - Day 1
            • Using Comic Life, you will type your Kentucky Acrostic Poem into the template.
            LESSON - Day 2
            • Today you will learn how to format the fonts and styles using Comic Life!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Writing - Poetry
                SOFTWARE USED
                • Comic Life

                November 9, 2012

                4th Grade - Pardon that Turkey Mr. President!


                LESSON
                • I am the President, and you are the turkey!
                • Using Google Drive, write a persuasive essay convincing me not to eat you for my Thanksgiving dinner!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Persuasive Writing

                November 8, 2012

                2nd Grade - Pardon that Turkey Mr. President!

                LESSON
                • I am the President, and you are the turkey!
                • Using Google Drive, write a persuasive essay convincing me not to eat you for my Thanksgiving dinner!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Persuasive Writing
                OTHER RESOURCES

                November 7, 2012

                4th Grade - Pie Graph on Pies!

                LESSON
                • Using Google Forms, we polled our lower school and our faculty to see what their favorite type of pie is!  
                • Once we collect all of the data, you will log into your Google Drive account and create a new spreadsheet.  Type the information into your spreadsheet and create a pie graph!  Make sure you edit the layout and the colors of the graph.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Math - spreadsheets, graphing

                November 6, 2012

                1st Grade - Happy Thanksgiving!

                LESSON Day 1
                • We will watch "Thanksgiving" on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Students will create a Thanksgiving cartoon on Kerpoof.  They must finish the sentence "I am thankful for..." and they must include at least 3 speech bubbles.  
                LESSON Day 2
                • Students will draw a turkey on Kerpoof!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Social Studies
                • Writing
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED

                November 3, 2012

                1st Grade - If I were President...


                video

                LESSON
                • The 1st grade students in Mr. Cohen's class answered the question "If I were President for a day I would..."
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Social Studies

                October 31, 2012

                4th Grade - Why Vote?


                LESSON
                • Watch the BrainPOP Movie "Voting"
                • Complete the "Why Vote" Graphic Organizer on BrainPOP.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Social Studies

                October 30, 2012

                1st Grade - If I were President I would...

                LESSON
                • The students will watch "President" on BrainPOP Jr. 
                • Using Google Docs, the students will write a sentence explaining what they would do if they were president!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Social Studies

                October 28, 2012

                2nd Grade - Dear Mr. President


                LESSON
                • Log in and watch "President" on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Complete the activity "Write About It" - How can the country be improved?  Write a letter to our President and share your ideas.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Writing
                SOFTWARE USED

                October 27, 2012

                3rd Grade - Make a Spooky Movie



                LESSON
                • You will create your very own SPOOKY Movie!  
                • Learn how to program a movie using Kerpoof's "Make a Movie!"
                • Watch a MOVIE on how to create a Kerpoof Movie!
                • Click here to read how to make a movie.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Programming
                • Movie Making
                WEBSITES USED

                October 23, 2012

                2nd Grade - Monster Mash


                LESSON
                • Students will read "Monster Mash," by Mimi Maxwell on Tumblebooks.
                • Students will use Kerpoof to draw their very own Monster Mash!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Reading
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED
                WEBSITES USED

                October 20, 2012

                3rd Grade - Frank the Dancing Monster!

                LESSON
                • Today we will read "Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance" by Keith Graves on Tumblebooks.
                • You will use Kerpoof to draw Frank dancing!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Reading
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED
                WEBSITES USED

                October 9, 2012

                1st Grade - I love FALL!

                LESSON
                • Watch the BrainPOPJr. Movie "Fall"
                  Using Kerpoof’s “Make a Picture,” you will create a FALL scene!
                • You need to add a text box that finishes this sentence: “I love the fall because...”
                • Add another text box that has your FIRST NAME only!
                • Add some speech bubbles! 
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Science - Seasons
                • Writing
                SOFTWARE USED
                WEBSITES USED

                October 8, 2012

                3rd Grade - Kentucky Symbols RealeBook

                video
                LESSON - Day 1-3
                • Students will create a RealeBook based on Kentucky Symbols!
                • Students will write 1-2 sentences describing each of our states symbols.
                • Students will learn how to format font, add/format frames for each page, insert pictures, and edit the layout of a page.  
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Social Studies
                • Writing
                • Editing/Proofreading
                SOFTWARE USED

                October 6, 2012

                2nd Grade - Halloween Words

                LESSON - Day 1
                • Students will log into BrainPOP Jr. and watch the movie "Halloween."
                • Students will complete the "Talk About It" activity and create am A-Z list of Halloween words.
                LESSON - Day 2
                • Students will go to Kerpoof's "Spell a Picture" and create a spooky scene using Halloween words!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Writing

                October 5, 2012

                4th Grade - Spooky Movie


                LESSON
                • You will create your very own SPOOKY Movie!  
                • Learn how to program a movie using Kerpoof's "Make a Movie!"
                • Watch a MOVIE on how to create a Kerpoof Movie!
                • Click here to read how to make a movie.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Programming
                • Movie Making
                WEBSITES USED

                September 25, 2012

                1st Grade - All About ME!

                LESSON
                • Complete the "All About Me" activity on Kidspiration!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Reading/Writing
                SOFTWARE USED
                • Kidspiration

                September 24, 2012

                3rd Grade - Dance Mat Typing

                LESSON
                • Students will learn proper keyboarding skills on Dance Mat Typing
                • This lesson will continue throughout the school year.  Students have a checklist to mark off every stage that they complete.
                • When students have free time or if they finish a project early, they will work on keyboarding skills.
                • More typing games can be found here
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Computer Skills - Keyboarding

                September 14, 2012

                3rd Grade - Dear Mr. President...

                LESSON
                • Log in and watch "President" on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Complete the activity "Write About It" - How can the country be improved?  Write a letter to our President and share your ideas.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Writing
                SOFTWARE USED

                September 13, 2012

                4th Grade - All About MEEE!

                LESSON
                • This week you will be introduced to Google Docs!  You will log into your new account - remember to keep your password safe!  
                • Using the "All About Me" template, you will fill out your information and format the font.
                • You will import your picture from Picasa Web Albums.
                • Share this with your classroom teacher!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Writing
                SOFTWARE USED

                September 9, 2012

                1st Grade - Hand Washing

                LESSON
                • Students will watch the BrainPOP Jr. Movie titled "Washing Hands"
                • Students will use Kerpoof to draw GERMS!!!
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Health
                • Art 
                SOFTWARE USED

                September 5, 2012

                4th Grade - Typing

                LESSON
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Keyboarding/Typing
                SOFTWARE USED

                August 31, 2012

                2nd Grade - Communities




                LESSON - Day 1
                • Students will watch Reading Maps on BrainPOP Jr.
                • Students will learn about map symbol by playing the National Geographic Game "Adventure Island"
                •  
                LESSON - Day 2
                • Students will watch the BrainPOP Jr. movie "Community Helpers
                • Students will create their own community using our software Neighborhood Map Machine. 
                LESSON - Day 3/4
                • Students will use Kerpoof to draw Moby as a community helper!
                • They must write "Moby is a ______" and sign their name.
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Social Studies - Communities, Maps
                • Art
                SOFTWARE USED

                August 30, 2012

                1st Grade - I Can Draw-ISH

                LESSON
                CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                • Reading Comprehension
                • Art

                  August 29, 2012

                  3rd Grade - Internet Safety

                  LESSON
                  • Watch Internet Safety on BrainPOP Jr.
                  • Students will complete the "Talk About It" activity.
                  • Students may play the other BrainPOP Jr. Internet Safety games/activities.

                  August 28, 2012

                  3rd Grade - Map Skills

                  LESSON - Day 1
                  LESSON - Day 2
                  • Using our software, Neighborhood Map Machine, students will learn about grid coordinates by completing a scavenger hunt.
                  LESSON - Day 3 & 4
                  • Students will use Kidspiration to create a classroom map of the computer lab.
                  • Students will learn how to use the keyboard shortcuts to COPY and PASTE.
                  CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                  • Social Studies - Map Skills
                  SOFTWARE USED

                  August 23, 2012

                  4th Grade - Online Safety

                  LESSON - Day 1
                  LESSON - Day 2
                  • Read on TumbleBooks - "Little Red in Cyberspace"
                  • Take the TumbleQuiz on the book
                  • Play the TumbleBooks games for the book
                  LESSON - Day 3
                  • Read on TumbleBooks - "SurfingSafely.com"
                  • Complete the TumbleBook Report on the book - make sure to use complete sentences, with capital letters and correct punctuation!
                  CLASSROOM CONNECTION
                  • Internet Safety
                  • Language Arts
                  SOFTWARE USED

                  August 19, 2012

                  Welcome!

                  Welcome to the 2012-2013 Kentucky Country Day School elementary computer lab curriculum!  

                  Here you will find our weekly curriculum and sample student work.  Please check back often to see what we have been doing!

                  View last year's curriculum and sample student work here:
                  http://kcdcomputerlab2011-2012.blogspot.com/

                  Please email me if you have any questions or comments - and please feel free to leave comments on this website!

                  Have an amazing year!
                  Liz Andrews
                  Liz.Andrews@KCD.org