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Computer Lab - Grade 1

1.1 Welcome to Grade 1 Computer Lab
- Correct computer etiquette
Review Log On Process
- Computer parts match up sheet
- Setup Kid Keys typing program
1 week

1.2 KidPix Shapes and Paint Tools
- Rectangles and circles
- Fill options
- Mr. Uh Oh
- Printout
1 week

1.3 Keyboarding—Letter Recognition
- Kid Keys Practice
- 3 Levels of letter recognition
1 week

1.4 Introduction to Word Processing
- Introduction to Appleworks
- Cursors and the Delete key
- Delete key hidden pictures
2 weeks

1.5 Word Processing Practice
- Caps Lock key
- Return key
- Shift key
1 week

1.6 Word Processing—Font Size & Style Changes
- Appleworks software
- Font and style worksheet
1 week

1.7 Word Processing—First Grade Biography
- Fill out worksheet
- Type biography in word processing
- Draw picture in KidPix
3-4 weeks

1.8 Keyboarding—Use of Left & Right Hand
- Kid Keys software
- Experiment typing with only one hand
- Self-timed trials
- Certificate
1 week

1.9 Writing and Drawing with KidPix
- Text tool and stamps
- Print in color
1 week

1.10 Word Processing—Expanding Knowledge of the Keyboard
- Shift and number keys
- Punctuation
1-2 weeks

1.11 Keyboarding—Learning the Home Row
- Kid Keys software
- Practice with proper fingering
- Certificate
1 week

1.12 Winter Animal Picture
- Discuss winter animals in Acton
- Write "Who am I?" text
- Draw KidPix picture
- Classmates guess answers
3-4 weeks

1.13 More Drawing Tools
- KidPix software
- Moving van tool
1 week

1.14 Acrostic Poem
- Write poem
- Add names
- Print on colored paper
1 week


1.15 Drawing and Painting—Social Studies Project
- Flags of nations
- Country name, student name
- Optional U.S. Flag
- Optional family flag
1 week


1.16 Word Processing—Letter to Incoming First Graders
- Review of the year
- Write letter to new class
- Draw accompanying picture
1 week
Computer Skills - Grade 1

First graders continue using Pixie, work on becoming confident with the Mac OSX interface and are introduced to Microsoft Word. They are also introduced to mapping skills using a program called Neighborhood Map Machine.