All About Me, Rules, Parts of the Computer
Make It! Make a story about the things you like.
Share It! Bring home printed copies of your creations to share with parents.
Solve It! Decision Making: What do I prefer?
Use It! Use the mouse to make choices; use the printer icon to print
We will actually be starting specials this week, the third week of school. Since our school is a little different, we do specials differently too. We have 7 specials, but only the media specialist and I (the tech coordinator) teach specials, and both of us have other duties besides teaching. The other five specials rooms are set up as lab areas where teachers bring their classes, and they have the option of doing their own projects or using lessons that have been prepared in advance by subject-area PLC members and parapros. Since the media specialist and I have a lot of work to do to get the media center and the school’s technology (and staff) up and running the first weeks of school, we begin specials later than most schools.
I’ll begin this first week with my lab orientation for preschoolers, starting with a mini-lesson on my awesome, brand-new “seating carpet.” This great tool is unfathomably expensive, and I am very thankful to my super-supportive principal for buying it for the lab. In the mini-lesson we will talk about the rules for the lab, and also do a quick run-through of some basic parts of the computer. After that, my 3- and 4-year-old students will go to the computers and do an All About Me activity from Starfall, since All About Me is one of our school-wide curriculum themes for August.
My lab rules are:
- Wash your hands before you come into the lab.
- Keep food and drinks out.
- Take care of the computers.
- Follow the directions.
- Monitor / Display (we use both terms)
- System Unit (A.K.A. the CPU, but we don’t use that term)