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    Welcome To Computer Literacy Tech/STEM!
     
     Computer literacy tech/STEM has a permanent location in the Room 226 STEM lab this year! So all classes will be held in the STEM lab.  All students will be using Chrome books to work, therefore, all work will be Internet based and easy to access from home as well.  Students in grades K through 1 will spend time in computer literacy tech/STEM becoming familiar with the keyboard by using a variety of applications on the Internet, as well as working on cross-curricular assignments.  Students in grades 2 through 5 will spend their time in computer literacy tech/STEM learning and reviewing word-processing, spreadsheets and  presentations, as well as practicing how to Touch Type.  During the 2018-2019 school year, students in grades 3 through 12 will take standardized assessments on line.  This requires a knowledge of keyboarding and word-processing skills, as well as practice taking the assessment.  Students will have the opportunity to incorporate real world situations into the lessons, as well as focus on Internet safety.  
    Throughout the school year, students in grades 1-5 will be learning the Google G-Suite on Chrome books and use Google Classroom to find all assignments, create assignments and turn in assignments during computer literacy tech/STEM.  The students in grades 3-5 will also learn and understand how to manipulate, communicate and create e-mails using G-mail for students.  The Jackson School district Google accounts for students in grades 1-5 are for use within the school district; students may only communicate with other individuals who are in the school district and have a district Google account.  The students in grades 2-5 will be learn and review Google for Education Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive as well.  
    The K-5 students will have the privilege of creating, collaborating, communicating and developing critical thinking skills during Computer Literacy Tech, in the STEM Lab.  The students will work on Coding with several code websites, Robotics with Dash & Dot by Wonder Workshop, Circuitry and construction with LEGO WeDo 2.0, Cubelets and Little Bits, Engineering using LEGO bricks and Keva planks and Video recording on a green screen, during the school year.  Throughout their time in Computer Literacy Tech/STEM at Elms, the students will continually add upon what was previously learned until the students are fully prepared for middle school when they are promoted.  
      
     
     
     
     
     Feel free to contact me - drsendecki@jacksonsd.org

  • 5th Grade Baby Photos Needed before April 18th!
     
    To everyone who already emailed a baby photo or sent in a baby photo through Ms. Fernandez, Thank You!
     
    If you have not emailed or sent in a baby photo of your child yet, please do so before April 18th.
     
    Thank you :)
     
     
    5th Grade Baby Photos are needed before Spring Break!
     
    Q - Why does the Computer teacher need a photo of each of the 5th-grade students?
    A - The photos are needed for the 5th grade Moving Up Ceremony.  Mrs. Sendecki creates a presentation for the parents, students, and family who come to the celebration.  The presentation will have a baby picture of each student and then their yearbook picture, which will come from the PTN yearbook photos.  Mrs. Sendecki has made the presentation for the last seven years, and everyone has enjoyed it.  Mrs. Sendecki intends to make a similar presentation this year and will include pictures that the PTN and classroom teachers take of the students throughout the school year.  
     
    Q - What is needed?
    A - A baby picture would be the cutest, but any picture under age 5 will do.  (Remember - everyone present at the Ceremony will see this photo.)
     
    Q - When is the Photo Needed at School?
    A - Before Spring Break (Or Before April 18th) from all 5th-grade students - Photos can be e-mailed sooner. If you have not emailed or sent in a baby photo of your child yet, please do so before April 18th.
     
    Q - How can it be sent?  Can I send an e-mail Photo?
    A - It is preferred that you send an e-mail attachment of the photo from either your e-mail account, your child's school G-mail account, a Smart Phone or a tablet.  This is the easiest and quickest way to send the photo.

    The attachment must include the student's full name and teacher's name on the subject line.  
    This is the best way to send photos.  
    Please do not send a photo that was printed on a printer.  
    Please have only the student, not another sibling or family member in the photo.

    Send attachment photo to: drsendecki@jacksonsd.org

    If you need to send the physical photo to school, please give it to 5th Grade HR teacher. 
    Please include the student's full name and HR teacher's name on the back of the photo - you can use a post-it note if you want.  
    All photos that are sent into school will be returned.   

    Q - Does this have something to do with the Yearbook?
    A - The baby picture that I am asking for, at this point, has nothing to do with the yearbook - They will be used for the 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony in June ONLY.   
     

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  • 1st Grade students are learning how to type on the home row of the keyboard!

     

    Please allow your child to practice what they have learned on a computer at home, not a tablet.  

    They are learning the home row keys:      a s d f    j k l ;         and spacebar

     

    They are working in www.typingclub.com 

    They can also proactice their typing on www.freetypinggame.net/play4.asp - start with Lesson 1 and continue practicing for 1-3 minutes at a time.

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  • Remember to practice your keyboarding every night!
     
     
    Keyboarding Practice Homework for
    2nd through 5th grade every night!
     
    Practice typing on www.freetypinggame.net/play4.asp 
    - start with Lesson 1 and continue through the different lessons practicing for 1-3 minutes at a time.
     
     
    Grades K through 5:
    YOU HAVE COMPUTER CLASS ALL YEAR in the Room 226 STEM lab:

     YOU ALWAYS HAVE HOMEWORK!!!
    Practice your keyboarding skills!

    Learn to Touch Type - typing without looking at the keys.
    Learn for YOUR FUTURE!!!

    Help Yourself to Improve!
    Give Yourself Something Great to be Proud of!!!

    Touch Typing is a Life Skill!

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    Tigers Rule!!
     
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     If you have questions, or just need to contact me,
    please use this e-mail address: drsendecki@jacksonsd.org 

     
    We're going to have a great year!
     

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  •  Keyboarding Homework Help:
     
     
    Very Important Keyboarding Skills Practice for Grades 2 - 5!!
    As per the state assessment, all students will take the assessments using a computer or Chrome Book.  All students in Grades 2-5 are practicing keyboarding skills.  The 2nd - 5th grade students will start their first Marking Period with a Pre Assessment for Keyboarding Skills.  

    Keyboarding skills are a must.  Keyboarding is a Life Skill!  Improving Keyboarding Skills will help the students move through assessments quicker and help them with future projects and reports for educational assignments.

    Recommendations:
    - Click on Student Resources on the left - There are many typing activities that you can use for practice.
    - Go to www.abcya.com: 
         - 2nd Grade:
             - Skills (purple)
                   - Alpha Munchies, Cup Stack Typing, Jump Key, Keyboard Invasion, Keyboard Challenge, Retro Typer Keyboarding, Typing Race, Typing Rocket, Typing Rocket Jr.
         - 3rd Grade:
              - Skills (purple)
                   - Alpha Munchies, Cup Stack Typing, Jump Key, Keyboard Invasion, Keyboard Challenge, Retro Typer Keyboarding, Typing Race, Typing Rocket
        - 4th Grade:
              - Skills (purple)
                   -Alpha Munchies, Cup Stack Typing, Jump Key, Keyboard Invasion, Keyboard Challenge, Keyboard Chase, Retro Typer Keyboarding, Typing Race, Typing Rocket
        - 5th Grade:
              - Skills (purple)
                   -Alpha Munchies, Cup Stack Typing, Jump Key, Keyboard Invasion, Keyboard Challenge, Keyboard Chase, Retro Typer Keyboarding, Typing Race, Typing Rocket

    - Using Mrs. Sendecki's computer web page: In the Resources section, there are many links with keyboarding activities for students at all grade levels to try.

    - On-Line, you can always Download Tux Typing for Kids for Free at the following link: http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/
     
     
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  • Schedule of Classes:

     

    Kindergarten:

    M,T, W, or F

    : 1:00 - 1:40

     

    1st Grade: 

    M, T, W, TH or F

    : 1:45-2:25

     

    2nd Grade: 

    M, T, W or F

    : 10:00-10:40

     

    3rd Grade: 

    M, TU, W, TH or F  

    : 10:45-11:25

     

    4th Grade: 

    M, TU, W, TH or F

    : 12:15-12:55

     

    5th Grade: 

    M, TU, W orTH 

    : 9:15-9:55 or 10:00-10:40

Last Modified on March 28, 2019