Kindergarten Online Resource Center

 

Mouse Practice Alphabet Letters & Writing Google Lessons Early Math Cyber Safety & Coding
Point and Click ABC’s Letter Identification
Google slide iconPic Descriptions Counting Cyber Safety Page
Point, Click, Drag, Match ABC Order Letter Identification Google slide iconMy Favorites Counting Coding – Puzzles
Matching Variety 3 letter words Writing and Drawing
Google slide iconAnimals Patterns Kodable
Moving mouse and count Letter Match Create Word Clouds
Google docs logoHandout: Skills Addition Maze (Blockly)
Counting Word Search Writing text format Google docs logoSentences Fuzz Bugs Tynker (Blocks)
Safety Video-8 min All About Me Animals Google sheets logoIn this Room Math Variety Tynker (Blocks)
    
#1 Christmas Tree #2 Make a Snowman #3 Christmas Present Hunt #4 Gingerbread House #5 Make a Christmas Tree #6 Holiday Lights
 #1 a kids heart #2 Math #3 Differences #4 Puzzle #5 Row Switch #6 Hunt
#1 Starfall #2 Ghost Typing  #3 Candy Hunt #4 Create a Pumpkin #5 Carve a Pumpkin STEM Page
   

Once students are on the Online Resource Center page for their grade, they simply need to click on the name of the lesson to access the handout, projects template, sample, and links to the recommended websites. There are more technology integration lessons and projects available for each 1st grade than students will be able to complete in a school year.

Kindergarten Technology Overview

A is for ant full size imageKindergarten students master the use of the mouse and begin to learn proper keyboarding using the beginning lessons in www.typing.com. Kindergarten students are introduced to our K-8 google lesson plans with Google Slides using some template-style projects. Using project templates with younger students makes it simple to keep all the students together and it allows the faster students to easily work ahead. The most challenging part of using K-8 google lesson plans with young students is the login process. If you use Google Apps with younger students you should simplify the login process. Kindergarten students learn to search for and insert images from within Google Slides. Next they learn to type words and phrases in Google Slides text boxes. It is absolutely critical to teach students to use the “undo arrow” as they will most certainly make some mistakes. A common mistake in Google Slides happens when students try to erase text but instead erase a text box. Help students remember the location of the undo arrow by reminding them that it is right next to the printer icon on the toolbar. Students learn to insert and format text in Google Docs with assignments that require them to type autobiographical and descriptive sentences. Students also learn to format the text and change the alignment. Kindergarten students learn to search for pictures from within Google Docs and Google Slides. Students are introduced to Google Sheets as they learn to make some simple charts and graphs. Along with searching from within Google Slides and Google Docs students learn some simple internet searching concepts using Kids Search.

Hour of code logoKindergarten students use specific math, language arts, social studies, science and STEM games during curriculum skills enrichment time. They will also learn simple programming and practice their coding skills during the Hour of Code which is a worldwide event held during the first week of December each year. In addition to the Hour of Code students learn a progression of coding and programming skills by accessing tutorials from our STEM Page. The STEM page provides links to programming tutorials for Beginners up to Advanced Level. There are also direct links to Scratch.

Kindergarten Sample Lesson Overview

Preparation:

  1. Place stickers on the Enter Key and “left mouse” button
  2. Provide all your students easy access to the Online Resource Center
    • Place a shortcut on the desktops; change the icon to a yellow star (click here for help with this)
    • Add an assignment or question on Google Classroom with a link to this page (click here for help with this)
  3. Clearly post your expectations for behavior

Lesson Overview:

  1. Ensure that all students can use the mouse properly
  2. Guide students to opening the Online Resource Center
    • Some students have challenges with a “double click”. A method that always works with younger students is:
      • Point and click on the yellow star (or other icon)
      • Press the Enter Key (which should be marked with a star)
  3. Ask students to click on “Cup Stacking”
    • Guide students through the 2 “Start” screens
    • Demonstrate the proper way to turn over and stack cups
    • Continue for 10 minutes or until a student has completed the section
  4. Ask students to open “Picture Descriptions”
    • Guide students in making a copy of the “view only” file.
      • This is the most difficult part of this lesson. Be sure to demonstrate erasing the “Copy of..,’ and replacing with their first name only. Students can expand the name of the project to firstname-Pics next class
    • Review the expectations on Slide 1
    • Ask students to go to Slide 2 (by clicking on the small slide to the left)
      • Erase the bug, then demonstrate the process for inserting and resizing an image
      • Demonstrate erasing the text
    • Ask students to go to Slide 3
      • Tell students they will be adding the names and school names next class (this can get a little tricky)
    • Ask students to go to Slide 4 (Dog slide)
      • Complete this slide as a class
    • Encourage students to work ahead, add 2-3 images on each slide, add 2-3 bullets on each slide
  5. Ask students to click on “Starfall” if they finish early.

We provide lesson plan overviews and detailed lesson plans for the entire year.