News from the Library Media Center
Kindergarten Technology classes have been working hard to learn how to navigate their way through the Stony Brook Technology page. They are able to access the web page by clicking on “the Beach Ball” as we call it, (but they will tell me that the official name of the browser is Google Chrome). From here the students are directed to the SBES Technology page and are familiar with programs such as Starfall, Kid Pix, and ABCYa. Students are working on letter and number recognition, including games that involve letter names, letter sounds, weighing, measurement, counting, and sorting. Students are also spending time on Lexia each class.
In Mrs. Whitney’s Kindergarten Library classes, students have been learning about books that have received the Caldecott Award. We have read several award winning books in the last few weeks and discussed why this book might have been awarded this honor.
1st Grade Technology has been further developing their math strategies and ELA skills using programs such as Starfall and ABCYa. Students are working on fun and interactive games to solve addition and subtraction equations from numbers 1-20. They are also using a variety of games to identify sight words, practice blending, and develop fluency.
Students will soon be introduced to our coding robots in the lab. They will learn how to program these robots to follow their directions through the use of code and commands.
2nd Grade students spent the month of January learning how to code on Code.org. The
students were challenged each week to solve and debug computer code to make the program run properly. These students have also recently started our new typing program called Typing Quest. Students were given a pre-test to evaluate their level of typing skills, which at this point is really very minimal. They are excited and eager to learn how to type and to see their skills develop over the course of the school year. It is so exciting to see how quickly they are taking off with this program.