February 22 - March 11th: K-5 tech classes will meet in the Science lab due to Galileo testing.


Week 1: February 22nd


CyberChase (K-5):

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/video.html

Episode #307 A Perfect Fit

It is possible to use a certain shape repeatedly to tessellate -- to cover an area of any size you need without gaps or overlaps.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/cyberchase/show/episodes3.html

Vocabulary: Tesselation

Tesselation examples
1. : http://www.mathpuzzle.com/Tessel.htm
2. http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/grids.htm

Online Activity: Symmetrizer http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/symmetry/index.html

Handout: Tesselation coloring

Week 2: February 28th


3-5 - Video: Modern marvels: The History of Computers

K-2 - Mightybooks Intro: http://www.mightybookjr.com/Games_%26_Puzzles.php "Find the Difference"

Tumblebook: "When Pigs Fly"

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/book_details.asp?Category=PictureBooks&isflash=1&offset=50

Activity: drawing & sharing activity to follow.

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Week 3: March 7th


3-5: Create a timeline on "History of Computers" http://library.thinkquest.org/5862/

K-2 - Mighty Books : http://www.mightybookjr.com/Catalog_Activities.php

Online Book: "Blue-Lined Socks"

  • comprehension quiz

  • Cliffhanger activity
  • Game: The Missing Ball, Chicks in Egg game









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K-1 Keyboarding:

(k)Letterella: http://www.tvokids.com/games/letterella

Alphabet Action: http://www.learningplanet.com/act/fl/aact/index.asp
(1-2) The Keyboard Alphabet: http://www.literacycenter.net/letters_en/train_en_uc.php

All students will work on finding the letters on the keyboard. 2nd graders will also work on spelling words.


http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.php#

Fingering chart:


Activity #2:
Students will color the fingering chart according to the picture given to them.

Activity #3:

Students spell words giving to them: http://lfe.leesummit.k12.mo.us/spelling/lists.htm#2nd