This week the 3rd graders finished their autobiography stories and illustrations that they made using KidPix software. In this lesson, the students:
- saved and opened a file
- used the paint bucket to fill the background
- created a text box
- typed their autobiography
- used a variety of drawing tools to illustrate their story
- used the undo button to correct mistakes
It was great to see that the third graders can type longer stories in one sitting and also can move easily between multiple tools in KidPix. Here are their autobiographies (click on them to enlarge):
Yesterday, I had a lot of fun taking photos during Field Day. I thought I’d post a gallery of some of my favorite photos from the event. You can see how much fun the students had during this annual event! Thanks again to Mrs. LaFata for all her efforts to make a memorable day for our students!
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This week the pre-K students to used the Memory Match app during iPad time. You can see they are concentrating so intently that I could not even get most of them to look up and smile at the camera! This app is a fun way to build thinking skills as well as learn new vocabulary words.
Using a mouse is a challenging skill to learn! Because many families use tablets with young students these days, many students have never used a mouse before coming to the computer lab. We do a variety of “games” to practice using the mouse to improve their fine motor control and to learn to click between buttons on the screen. On Friday the first grade students played the “Can You Draw?” game. (We use KidPix software for many of lessons for early learners.)
Can you draw a red dog with a blue hat?
Can you draw a green cat with a purple umbrella?
Can you draw a yellow car with blue wheels?
These videos give you a quick look at the wonderful stories that the first graders recently finished writing and illustrating using Kidpix. I’m proud of how they can follow multiple directions on their own and their creative drawing and writing skills!
The preschoolers and the first-graders have enjoyed reading the playground book created by the second graders. Here are some comments that the first-graders had about the book.