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Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

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Kindergarten     First     Second     Third     Fourth     Fifth
4th Lesson 1 All Grades:
1.  Go over lab rules and meet the teacher by watching this
PowerPoint:  Computer Lab Expectations or
PowerPoint called Computer Lab Expectations (Slideshare)
2.  Play Stump the Students to reinforce rules. (or view on Slideshare, click on get file from above player)
Pass out name cards, assign student seats, write thier name and computer number on the card.
3.  Have students Explore Paint
4.  Have students go to Student Links Page and do the new activities.
5.  Pass out take home note.
Review parts of a computer.
Have students open the Matching Computer Parts and Multiple Choice Computer Parts (Excel Program),complete, and print.  (View on Slideshare by clicking get file above the player)
4th Lesson 2

Objectives:

Students will learn to use MS Paint and the tools in the program to design a Bioglyph.

Students will learn how to Print and Save

Standards:

3-5.CI.2. use a variety of technology tools and applications to demonstrate his/her creativity by creating or modifying

works of art, music, movies, or presentations

Vocabulary:

Program, MS Paint, Copy, Paste, Toolbar, Print, Save

Anticipatory Set & Teaching Input/Modeling:

 How to paint a bioglyph with Paint 2010
Students will use to Paint program to make a bioglyph.
Sample Bioglyph of Mrs. H: 

Students will Click Here to Print Bioglyph Directions (print pg 1 only)

Activity:

Follow the directions while completing the assignment in Paint.
Teach students how to save and print.

Assessment:

Teacher Observation

4th Lesson 3 Objectives:
Students will brainstorm a list of fall words in Word.  Learn to use Spell Check.  They will copy and paste their list into Wordle.net, an online application, to create a Word Cloud.

Standards:
3-5-2.CC.3. use a variety of media and formats to create and edit products (e.g., presentations, newsletters, brochures,
web pages) to communicate information and ideas to various audiences

Vocabulary:
Word, Spell Check, Copy, Paste, Online Application

Anticipatory Set & Teaching Input/Modeling:

Wordle
1.  Discuss the topic Fall
2.  Model how to type a list into Word.  Model how to use the spell check.  Show students how to copy and past their list to Wordle and use the application.

Activity:
2.  Have students type a list
3.  Copy and paste the list into wordle.net
4.  Print

Assessment:
List of at least 10 or more words
Did student use spell check
Observation of completed project
 

Other idea:
**Capture a Creepy Crawly Creature Wiki/photos**
4th Lesson 4 Objective:
Students will learn about cyber safety.

Standards:
3-5.DC.1. discuss scenarios involving acceptable and unacceptable uses of technology (e.g., file-sharing, social networking,
text messaging, cyber bullying, plagiarism)
3-5.DC.2. recognize issues involving ethical use of information (e.g., copyright adherence, source citation)
3-5.DC.3. describe precautions surrounding personal safety that should be taken when online
3-5.DC.4. identify the types of personal information that should not be given out on the Internet (name, address,
phone number, picture, school name)

Vocabulary:
Internet Safety, Cyber Bullying


Anticipatory Set & Teaching Input/Modeling:
1.  Internet Safety PPT (whole class)

Activity:
Students complete the following activities to learn about internet safety:
1.  Cyber Pigs
2.  At&T Safety Land

3.  Internet Safety Hangman

4.  Zoe and Molly
5.  Internet Safety Video Clips From:  iKeepSafe
6.  Cyber Netiquette Comix
7.  Online Safety Tips
8.  Kids Com Jr:  Tips for Internet Safety
9.  Don't Be In the Dark (Disney)
10.  Stay Safe


Print upper elementary  Internet Safety Pledge for students to sign.

Assessment:
Teacher Observation
Extra Lesson:  

Possibly show this to all students via the school ITV room.  
Download NetSmartz Safety Assembly Presentations

Show k-2 presentation
Show 3-5 presentation

Have students go to when presentations are finished.
4th Lesson 5 Word:  Students will edit a text about "Spiders" in Word.
1.  Watch Word tutorial:  On Student Links Page, Under Help Me
2.  Practice editing the following text in Word.
     Infromational Text:  Spiders

3.  Print these directions and pass out for students to use in editing process.
4th Lesson 6 Intro to Type To Learn to learn keyboarding skills
Go over Mission Checklist and Goals
Last ten/fifteen minutes they may do Fall Activities from my Student Links
4th Lesson 7 Focus:  Character Counts-Six Pillars/Word & inserting objects
1.  Model how to insert objects, add text to the objects, and change the color
2.  Students will go to the Character Counts Website to Choose one of the 6 Pillars of Character to make a  poster about.
Example of Poster
4th Lesson 8 Students complete one mission in Type To Learn to increase keyboarding skills.
They access the PBS Arthur Comic Creator to create a comic with a beginning, middle, and end.  Print.

or

Students will create an interactive PowerPoint that will be used to help students study thier Social Studies vocabulary.

PowerPoint Template
4th Lesson 9 On my webpage scroll down and click on Fall and Halloween Lessons

Fall and Halloween Lessons

Have students choose one topic from the list that says, "Create a descriptve sentence by adding more details using Word." A page will open in Word.  They follow the directions on the page to create a descriptive sentence.  Have them insert a clip art picture at the bottom of the page and then print.  If there is extra time, they may choose an activity from my Student Links page.
4th Lesson 10 Create a Voki.
Record your voice or type a message telling what you are thankful for.
Click Here to Watch Voki Directions
Publish to collaborative webpage using Weebly.

If students finish early they do:  Type 2 Learn
4th Lesson 11 Students will learn about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Wampanoag, and First Thanksgiving by researching using the Scholastic Thanksgiving website and an E-sheet.

Use this site:  http://holderbaum.educationextras.com/Mayflower.html
4th Lesson 12 Online Keyboarding Choices
4th Lesson 13 ??
4th Lesson 14 Word and Paint:
1.  Students will draw winter clothing on their photos using Paint.  
2.  Save photos.
3.  Open Word or PowerPoint and insert photo disguise picture into Word.
4.  Students will write a descriptive paragraph about their picture.

or Use WMV to put into a movie
Example:
4th Lesson 15 Alternate Lesson:

Create Christmas Around the World Photos or at the North Pole.
Take student photos.  Upload to Paint.  
Students find a background photo and save and upload to Paint.
Edit the student photo so it looks like the student is in that location.
Place Photos into Movie Maker.
4th Lesson 16 Students will learn how to use MS Publisher to create a holiday card.

Students Click here to go to lesson links:

Winter and
Holiday Activities
4th Lesson 17 Excel:  Favorite Candy Bars 7 making a pictograph and Pie Chart
1.  Collect data
2.  Enter data in Excell
3.  Make candy bar pictograph
4.  Display the same data with a Pie Chart
Click here to get candy clip art.
4th Lesson 18 Students will create a webpage using Google Sites to display information about "Human Characteristics of the United States." (4th Grade US SS Unit 2  Lesson 3)
Week 1:  
Students will be assigned a topic from this list.
They will create a webpage using Google Sites to display information.
They will create a title for the webpage.  Go to:
http://glowtxt.com/
To generate a code to embed a title to each student's webpage.

Myspace text generator

Week 2:
Students will use this research guide to gather information about their landmark.
Save at least one photo of the landmark.

Week 3:
Students will upload information and photo to their webpage.

** Possibly have them find their land mark on Google Earth and have them link the KMZ file to the webpage.  

 **  Possibly teach them how to create a hyperlink to a website that contains information about the landmark.

Teacher direations oh how to make the webpage:

Print teacher directions

1. Geographers use physical and human characteristics to describe what a place is like.

 

2.   Human characteristics of a place are man-made features.

 

3.   Human characteristics of a place can include cities, highways, bridges, and buildings.

 

    4.   Human characteristics are often closely connected to physical characteristics. For example, cities are often located near bodies of water and farms are often located in prairies.
4th Lesson 19
4th Lesson 20
4th Lesson 21 Publisher:  Make Valentine's Day Cards
4th Lesson 22 President's Day Lesson
Do number 7 on President's Day Lesson page
Mystery President Portrait
4th Lesson 23 Students will learn how to use Windows Movie Maker
Syring:  Students will make a video that illustrates skills learned in gym class
Elms and Dieck:  
Week 1:  Insert photos, transitions, and a title (Fables:  Choose Fable, print, start making 4-6 illustrations in Paint to use in the movie)
Week 2:  Save a music clip and insert music


Click here to choose a Fable
4th Lesson 24 Alternate Plan

Informational Stories:  Animals WMM
Week 1
1.  Visit http://www.pics4learning.com/?view=sub&cat=Animals
     Choose an animal from the list.
2.  Research and collect info.  Use this graphic organizer.
Week 2
3.  Save photos and  record sound
Week 3
4.  Put together in WMM
4th Lesson 25
4th Lesson 26 Students will use Dance Mat Typing to learn keyboarding skills.
4th Lesson 27 Scholastic Story Starter Machine to develoop writing skills
Students use this to write either a letter, post card, newspaper article, or notecard.

Scholastic Story Starter
4th Lesson 28 Students will learn about and create animal similes in Word.
Click here for full lesson plan.
4th Lesson 29
4th Lesson 30 Students will use Word and Insert Chart to create a maze.
Click here for an example.
4th Lesson 31 Where was it made?
Students will use Google Earth to illustrate where various products are made around the world.
or
Google Earth Scavenger Hunt
Click here to get the
Google Earth Scavenger Hunt!!
4th Lesson 32 Character Lesson
Villians in Literature
Make a wanted poster showing the villian in a story.
http://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/wanted-poster
4th Lesson 33 Students will create an online story using Little Bird Tales.
Photography Lesson:  Can you guess what this is.
Have students take up close photos and zoomed out photos of objects.
examples:

4th Lesson 34
4th Lesson 35 Roll a dice 50 times and recordFlip a penny 20 times and record the number of times it lands on heads or tails.  Make a chart to show the probability. the number of times it lands on each number.
Make a chart to show the probalility.
http://www.chartgo.com/index.jsp
4th Lesson 36 Review of Word. KWL Activity
1.  Students will use Word to review their keyboarding skills as they take notes on a video.
2.  Have students type title Plants, The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed, or Volcanoes and any information they know.  They may type a paragraph or bullted list. Insert a picture.
3.  While watching the Discovery United Streaming video clip, they take notes in Word.
4.  Save and Print.
4th Grade Video:Volcanoes:  United Streaming Video  (27 min)
4th Lesson 37 Design a sneaker in Paint.

Watch a YouTube video on how sneakers are made.
Create a catchy phrase to go with such as  "Sneaken out in Style."

Also do Online Mr. Zippy's Trainers

Alternate Lesson:

Digital Photography
Students will use the digital cameras to record each step in a science experiment.
Use the photos to create a science photo story in PPT or WMM.
4th Lesson 38 Have students create a thier own island in Paint.
Use the provided key to use as a guide.
Write a description using Word or PPT of the island and give it a name.  If using PPT have the kids record their voice to the slide describing their island.
or
Create an end of the year mobile.
Create shapes in Word and type 4th grade memories on the shapes.
Cut out and tie strings to create a mobile.
4th Lesson 39 Exploring the Secret Life of Trees:
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/trees2/index.html
1.  Students will print a graphic organizer to collect facts about trees from the above website.
2.  Students will use the graphic organizer to create a web in kidspiration or webspiration.
3.  Students will type a multiple paragraph infromational text about trees. (possibly jigsaw the parts)
4th Lesson 40 Summer/ Ocean  Choices!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last Day of School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Lesson 1  
Kindergarten All Grades:
1.  Go over lab rules and meet the teacher by watching this
PowerPoint:  Computer Lab Expectations or
PowerPoint called Computer Lab Expectations (Slideshare)
2.  Play Stump the Students to reinforce rules. (or view on Slideshare, click on get file from above player)
Pass out name cards, assign student seats, write thier name and computer number on the card.
3.  Have students Explore Paint
4.  Have students go to Student Links Page and do the new activities.
5.  Pass out take home note.



K:  Introduce mouse skills and have them complete ABC Letter Sounds and Chef Piglet.
1st
2nd
3rd 3-5 If extra time:

Review parts of a computer.
Have students open the Matching Computer Parts and Multiple Choice Computer Parts (Excel Program),complete, and print.  (View on Slideshare by clicking get file above the player)
4th
5th


               


Lesson 2
Kindergarten

Objectives:

Students will practice mouse skills, such as moving the mouse, clicking, and drag and drop.

Standards:
PK-2.TC.7. demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments

Anticipatory Set & Teaching Input/Modeling:
Show students the mouse.Demonstrate how to point and click and how to double click.  Demonstrate how to complete the mouse skills activities on the Mouse Skills page.

Activity:
Students will access the mouse skills page and practice.Mouse Skills Page

Assessment:
Teacher Observation


1st

Objectives:
Students will review/practice mouse skills, such as moving the mouse, clicking, and drag and drop.
Students will begin to understand and practice logging on.

Standards:
PK-2.TC.7. demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments

Anticipatory Set & Teaching Input/Modeling:

Students will watch a slide show that demonstrates how to log on.  Teacher will also demonstrate how to log on. Show students the mouse. Demonstrate how to point and click and how to double click.  Demonstrate how to complete the mouse skills activities on the Mouse Skills page.

Activity:

Students will practice logging on.  

Students will access the mouse skills page and practice.Mouse Skills Page

Assessment:
Teacher Observation
2nd

Objectives:

Standards:

Anticipatory Set & Teaching Input/Modeling:

Activity:

Assessment:



Watch how to use Paint Basics 2007
How to use Paint 2010 basics!
How to Paint Mr. Potato Head with Paint 2010

Students will use Paint to design a Mr. Potato Head.  Click here to show students sample pictures of a Mr. Potato Head coloring book, so that they can get ideas.
Copy and Paste this image into Paint. Then use the tools to design.  Save.

OR
Students will use the Paint program to Paint a gumball machine.  First I will model and then they will copy.
Teach students how to add a text box with their name.
Teach students how to Print..
3rd Watch Paint review tutorial 2007
Watch Pizza Tutorial 2007
How to use Paint 2010 basics!
How to paint a pizza with Paint 2010

Students will use the paint program to create a drawing of a pizza. Then they will use copy and paste to add different ingredients to their pizza. The children start with a basic shape for the pizza. Then they fill in with a color that reminds them of the pizza crust. We add the sauce using the airbrush tool with the widest spray. Next, we use the thicker paintbrush to add pieces of green pepper. We make one piece of pepperoni and use the copy and paste technique to add more pepperoni to it. You can do the same for mushrooms. Finally, the children use the airbrush technique to add melted cheese as the final topping.

Save.

Week 2:

Students will insert a picture of their pizza into Word.  Students will type a descriptive paragraph about their pizza.  

Teach students how to save and Print.

4th Watch Paint review tutorial 2007
Watch Bioglyph Tutorial 2007

How to use Paint 2010 basics!
How to paint a bioglyph with Paint 2010
Students will use to Paint program to make a bioglyph.
Sample Bioglyph of Mrs. H:

Students will Click Here to Print Bioglyph Directions (print pg 1 only)
Follow the directions while completing the assignment in Paint.
Teach students how to save and print.
If time have students guess which bioglyph is whos.
5th Week 1:
Watch Paint review tutorial 2007
Watch Symmetrical Design Video 2007
How to use Paint 2010 basics!
How to paint a symmetrical design with Paint 2010

Students will create a symmetrical design.
Click here for directions.

Week 2:  Students will write a simile to go with their symmetrical design.  They will create one slide in PPT and then save to the H and N drives.
1.  Show symmetrical design examples:
     
2.  Show students how to insert their design from last week into PowerPoint.   Demonstrate how to type the simile.  
3.  Students complete assignment and save to H drive and N drive (shared drive).  Print.



Lesson 3  
Kindergarten Watch how to use Paint Basics 2007
How to use Paint 2010 basics!
Model and practice logging on.  Model how to click and double click.  Open Paint program.
As I model how to draw various shapes, lines, and text, students will copy what I do in the Paint program.
Let students explore on own.
Model how to Print.
1st Read:  "Ten Apples Up on Top."
How to use Paint 2010 basics!
Either upload a picture of each student and have students copy and paste their picture into Paint (if photos aren't available, then have them draw a face.  Draw an apple and  copy and paste it to the top of their head.  
Add a text box that says, "____ apples up on top."  Add name to text box.  
Minimize and play game.
Teach how to save one on one while others are playing game.

Kidspiration:
Students will use Kidspiration to make a web showing the four seasons.  They will use the writing tool to  then type one sentence about each season.  They will learn how to print.
2nd Read:  "If You Take A Mouse To School."
Have students copy and paste a picture of the Mouse into the Paint program.

Paint something that the Mouse from the story might ask for.  Add a text box that names what was painted.
Add name to text box.  
Minimize and play Carnival Countdown.
Teach how to save one on one while others are playing game.
3rd Students will learn about constellations and create thier own.  See example below:

1.  Watch Constellations (45 seconds) The Stars and Seasons (1 minute) The North Star (1 1/2 minutes)  Astronomy (1 minute)
      *Have students record important facts as they view.  Share when finished.
2.  Have students open Paint.  Students will create a constellation, name it, and type at least one fact learned from the videos.
3.  Print and save to H drive.
4th Word
1.  Discuss the topic Fall
2.  Have students type a poem about fall
3.  Copy and paste the poem into wordle.net
4.  Print the poem with the wordle cloud above it.

**Capture a Creepy Crawly Creature Wiki/photos**
5th
Extra enrichment activity using Paint:
Students will create a non verbal t-shirt using Paint.  They will copy and paste the blank t-shirt into Paint and then create a design without using words that illustrates their likes, hobbies, sports, etc.  Review how to print.

Example:


Lesson 4:  Internet Safety  Week 1

Kindergarten K-1
Students will learn about cyber safety.
1.  Internet Safety PPT 
2.  Watch What to do on the Web
3.  Watch Webville Outlaws
4.  Together complete Name That Outlaw
5.  Print the Internet Safety Pledge for students to sign (pg 4 of the document)
6.   online
(**Only had time to do What to do on the Web, so do Webvill Outlaws and Name that Outlaw a different week.)
Addtional Resources
Addtional Resources
1st
2nd 1.  Internet Safety PPT (whole class)
2.  Students complete the following activities to learn about internet safety:
Phineas and Ferb Internet Safety Video Clip
Bad Guy Patrol
Be Smart
Kids Com Jr:  Tips for Internet Safety
Play McGruff's Shrink the Cyberbully

3.  Print elementary  Internet Safety Pledge for students to sign.
3rd 3rd
Students will learn about cyber safety.
1.  Internet Safety PPT (whole class)
2.  Read over the internet safety pledge that they will sign.
3.  Practicing Internet Safety 2 min. video
4.  Students complete the following activities to learn about internet safety:
Doug's Interactive Story
Online Safety Quiz
Webonauts


5.  Print upper elementary  Internet Safety Pledge for students to sign.
4th Students will learn about cyber safety.
1.  Internet Safety PPT (whole class)
2.  Students complete the following activities to learn about internet safety:
Cyber Pigs
At&T Safety Land
Internet Safety Hangman
Zoe and Molly
Internet Safety Video Clips From:  iKeepSafe
Cyber Netiquette Comix
Online Safety Tips
Kids Com Jr:  Tips for Internet Safety
Don't Be In the Dark (Disney)

3.  Print upper elementary  Internet Safety Pledge for students to sign.
5th

Lesson 4:  Internet Safety  Week 2 (or present later in the year as a review)
Kindergarten Possibly show this to all students via the school ITV room.  
Download NetSmartz Safety Assembly Presentations

Show k-2 presentation
Show 3-5 presentation

Have students go to when presentations are finished.
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th


Lesson 5  
Kindergarten Students will become familiar with letters of the alphabet by accessing my kindergarten ABC site.
Extra time:  Students go to my Kindergarten Student links page
1st Word
1.  Listen to the informational text, "The Pumpkin Patch."
2.  Show students how to type a sentence in Word about pumpkins.  
      ~how to change font
      ~how to use Shift to make capitals
      ~how to use Enter to go down
      ~fiinding the . key
      ~how to insert clip art
3.  Pass out list of pumpkin words for students to use as they type their sentence.
4.  They type, "Pumpkins are..."  Insert a clip art picture of a pumpkin.  Print.

OR

1.  Listen to Informatinal text about apples.
2.  Brainstorm a list of things made from apples.  Ex:  apple sauce, apple pie
3.  Students will type, "I like apple ________."
4.  Insert an apple picture.
5.  Print on red paper.  Have students cut into a shape of an apple.
2nd Word:  Students will edit a text about "Cats" in Word.
1.  Watch Word tutorial:  On Student Links Page, Under Help Me
2.  Practice editing the following text in Word.
     Informational Text:  Cats

3.  Print these directions and pass out for students to use in editing process.
3rd Word:  Students will edit a text about " Scarecrows" in Word.
1.  Watch Word tutorial:  On Student Links Page, Under Help Me
2.  Practice editing the following text in Word.
      Informational Text:  Scarecrows

3.  Print these directions and pass out for students to use in editing process.
4th Word:  Students will edit a text about "African Elephants" in Word.
1.  Watch Word tutorial:  On Student Links Page, Under Help Me
2.  Practice editing the following text in Word.
     Informational Text:  African Elephants

3.  Print these directions and pass out for students to use in editing process.
5th Word:  Students will edit a text about "Spiders" in Word.
1.  Watch Word tutorial:  On Student Links Page, Under Help Me
2.  Practice editing the following text in Word.
     Infromational Text:  Spiders

3.  Print these directions and pass out for students to use in editing process.

Lesson 6  
Kindergarten Students will practice mouse skills by accessing the Sesame Street Site from my Student Links Page
1st Students will practice mouse skills, such as moving the mouse, clicking, and drag and drop.
Mouse Skills Page
Cut out apple pages into apples from last week.  Pull 6 at a time to the table.
2nd Word:  Centering text, inseting clip art and inserting objects
Students will learn about and create a food chain in Word.  View sample.
Students can access the following links by going to Student Links and choosing Food Chain Lesson.
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0309/quickflicks/
 http://www.kidsknowit.com/interactive-educational-movies/free-online-movies.php?movie=Food%20Chains
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/frogs/chain_reaction/play_chainreaction.cfm
http://www.planetpals.com/foodchain.html
3rd Intro to Type To Learn to learn keyboarding skills
Go over Mission Checklist and Goals
Last ten/fifteen minutes they may do Fall Activities from my Student Links
4th
5th


Lesson 7  
Kindergarten Insert Objects into Word
Students will practice inserting shapes into Word,
Click here to play directions for Kindergarten on how to insert shapes.
1st Insert Objects into Word
Students will label shapes with rhyming words.
Click here to play video directions for first grade on how to insert shapes and add words.
2nd Focus:  Word/Inserting Objects/Adding Text/My Favorites
1.  Model how to insert objects, add text to the objects, and change the color
2.  Students will make a poster titled "My Favorites."  They will label shapes with their favorite color, place, season, etc.
Click here to play video directions for second grade on how to insert shapes and make a "My Favorites" poster.
3rd Focus:  Word/Inserting Objects/Adding Text/Animal Families
1.  Model how to insert objects, add text to the objects, and change the color
2.  Students will go to the Enchanted Learning Site and create a poster about one animal family (mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird, insect).
4th Focus:  Character Counts-Six Pillars/Word & inserting objects
1.  Model how to insert objects, add text to the objects, and change the color
2.  Students will go to the Character Counts Website to Choose one of the 6 Pillars of Character to make a  poster about.
Example of Poster
5th Focus:  Word/Inserting Objects/Adding Text/Core Dem. Values
1.  Show motivational movie that contains samples of CDV posters.
http://www.schooltube.com/video/689ac0235820eff392e9/Core-Democratic-Values
2.  Model how to insert objects, add text to the objects, and change the color or have students watch tutorial on how to create the posters.
3.  Students will go to the Core Democratic Values Site and Word to create a poster.
Core Democratic Values




Lesson 8
Kindergarten Read:  "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom."
Students will then use the Paint program to draw a palm tree and add letter to the picture as if they are running up the tree.  Have students add a text box and type their name.
Students play  game while I save their picture (put into a slideshow to share online).
Open in Paint

1st Students will learn about how to write a story with a beginning, middle, and end.  
Students will access the PBS Kids Story Factory.
They will insert pictures and type three sentences (one for beginning, middle, and end)
They will print and staple the story.


2nd 2 Week Lesson
Use the link to the right to access the Turkey Glyph and Excel Graph.
Week 1:  Students will use a glyph to draw a turkey in paint. Save and Print.
Week 2:  Students collect data on the data sheet.
Students create a Thanksgiving graph using Excel to display results.
http://holderbaum.educationextras.com/TurkeyGlyph.html
Above link is available on the student links page for easy access for students.

3rd "Turkeys With Dressing"  2 week lesson
Week 1:  Students will design a turkey in Paint showing a career they might be interested in and Save.
Week 2:  Students will insert the picture into PowerPoint and insert a speech bubble.  They will type a descritpive paragraph describing the career the turkey is dressed as.

Copy and Paste the turkey below to Paint.
 Example of PowerPoint, "Turkey with Dressing," and description.


If students finish ealry they do: Type 2 Learn
4th Create a Voki.
Record your voice or type a message telling what you are thankful for.
Click Here to Watch Voki Directions
Publish to collaborative webpage using Weebly.
If students finish early they do:  Type 2 Learn
5th Thanksgiving Acrostic Poem Template in Word If students finish earlyy they do:  Type 2 Learn



Lesson 9
Kindergarten Kidspiration
Drag numbers 1-5 into a vertical list.
Drag that number of shapes next to each number.
Add name and Print.
1st Kidspiration
Students will use Kidspiration to create a community map.  
Insert roads, houses, bulidings, cars and signs.  
Type their name.
Learn to Print.

or

Make a web of things they like.
Type "I like in the middle."
Students make a web of 3 things they like.
Publish to Word.
Print.  Use form to write sentences.
2nd Kidspiration
Make two groups with rectangle or circle shapes.  Label Healty and Not Healthy.
Drag foods into appropriate categories.
Publish to Word.
Type sentences telling which foods are healthy or not.

or

Smartboard Lesson:
Students will learn how to read a map key in Smartnote software.
They will use the key to identify places on the map.
They will use the key to design their own map.
Print.
3rd Finish Lesson 8 part 2.
Students insert Turkey With Dressing Pic into PowerPoint and type a description.
Teach students how to record voice into PPT.
How to save on the shared network drive.


4th Students will learn about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Wampanoag, and First Thanksgiving by researching using the Scholastic Thanksgiving website and an E-sheet.

Use this site:  http://holderbaum.educationextras.com/Mayflower.html

5th Students will learn about the 5 parts of a letter and use MS Word to write letters to send to overseas American soldiers.
1.  Model the five parts of a letter:
  • Heading (address and date in top right corner)
  • Greeting (Dear, Hello, or To,  and comma)
  • Body (content of letter)
  • Closing (From, Your Friend, and comma)
  • Signature

2.  Students type a letter to an American soldier. Print.  
3.  I will mail them to soldiers currently stationed in Afghanistan.



Lesson 10  

Kindergarten Students will watch United Streaming:  Thanksgiving Day:  America Celebrates (15 Minutes)
Students will create a PowerPoint "Thanksgiving Counting."
They will learn how to select slides to work with and enter the correct number on each slide.  They will learn how to play the PowerPoint.
Click here to open PowerPoint Template
Thanksgiving Counting
1st
2nd Students will watch United Streaming:  Thanksgiving Day:  America Celebrates (15 Minutes)
Students will create a Thanksgiving "Funny Fill In."
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/moregames/funnyfillinpictureperfect/
3rd Students complete one mission in Type To Learn to increase keyboarding skills.
They access the PBS Arthur Comic Creator to create a comic with a beginning, middle, and end.  Print.

or

Students will create an interactive PowerPoint that will be used to help students study thier Social Studies vocabulary.
PowerPoint Template
4th
5th

Lesson 11  
Kindergarten Students will listen to poem:  Rudolph Rudolph!
Students will design a reindeer in Paint by adding antlers, coloring in the reindeer and adding color to the nose.
Teacher will need to open the picture to the right in Paint for students and save for them when finished/
Put the completed pics into Movie Maker.  Next week record student voices reading Rudolph Rudolph!
1st Students will listen to The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett.
Students will design a gingerbread cookie in Paint.
Copy and paste the picture to the right into Paint.
Use the tools in Paint to decorate a cookie.
Print. Cut out and color.

2nd Students will design an ornament in Paint.
Copy and Paste the picture to the right into Paint.
Use the Paint tools to decorate. Print.
Have students cut out and glue to a green square piece of construction paper.  Put their name on the back.
Students write a paragraph describing the details in the ornament.
Assemble the ornaments into the shape of a tree.  Hang paragraphs next to the tree.  Have students read the paragraph and try to guess which ornament the description goes with.
3rd Students will use PowerPoint to insert a photo of themselves and a speech bubble telling what Christmas means to them.  The speech bubble will read, "Christmas is..."  Students will record their voices reading the content of the speech bubble.
Example
Use this image for PPT background:
4th Word and Paint:
1.  Students will draw winter clothing on their photos using Paint.  
2.  Save photos.
3.  Open Word or PowerPoint and insert photo disguise picture into Word.
4.  Students will write a descriptive paragraph about their picture.
Example:


5th 1.  Read The Grinch
2.  Insert two Grinch Faces into a PowerPoint.
3.  Insert a speech bubble for each.  Write a couplet in each.  One illustrating how the Grinch felt at the beginning of the story about Christmans and one illustrating how he felt at the end.
Save to shared drive.


Lesson 12  
Kindergarten Use Word to write a letter to Santa.
Teach students parts of a letter.
Have kids click the link on the Student Links Page to open
Guid them to fill in blanks.
Teach how to Print.
Letter To Santa
1st Students will use Word to brainstorm three words to describe snow.
First, whole group brainstorm a large list of words to describe snow for students to choose from.
They will put their words together in a sentence:
Ex:  Snow is cold, sticky, and white.
Print.
Describe Snow
2nd Students will learn how to use MS Publisher to create a holiday Poster.
3rd Students will learn how to use MS Publisher to create a holiday card.
4th
5th



Lesson 13 
Kindergarten Online Holiday and Winter Activities
Students Click here to go to lesson links:


Other ideas:
Draw a Gingerbread person at sketchfu.com

Decorate an online cookie:
http://www.theoworlds.com/christmas/
1st
2nd Read Gingerbread Friends, by Jan Brett
Read her Biography
Jan Brett Bakes GIngerbread Babies Video
Jan Brett Reads and Draws Gingerbread Baby Video
How to Draw Gingerbread Friends Video
How to Draw a Gingerbread Baby Video
Decorate a Jan Brett Christmas Tree
Decorate a Gingerbread House
Read the Classic Tale and try to catch the Gingerbreadman
3rd
4th Read The Grinch, by Dr. Seuss
Online Grinch Games:
Listen to the Grinch Song
Online Grinch Quiz
Stop the Grinch:  Click on the Grnich before he steals the gifts.
Where's the Grinch, similar to Where's Waldo
Grinch Online Coloring
Read Dr. Seuss Biography
5th


Lesson 14  (January)
Kindergarten Excel
Make a graph showing the number of girls and boys in the class.
ABC activities on my kindergarten site.
1st Excel
Make a graph showing student favorite seasons.
Display data as a bar graph and pie chart. 
2nd Excel
Make a graph showing student favorite colors.
Change the bars on the graph to various colors.
3rd Excel
Make a graph showing favorite ice cream flavors.
Change the graph into a pictograph.
Click here to get ice cream clip art.
4th Excel:  Favorite Candy Bars 7 making a pictograph and Pie Chart
1.  Collect data
2.  Enter data in Excell
3.  Make candy bar pictograph
4.  Display the same data with a Pie Chart
Click here to get candy clip art.
5th Excel :  2 Week Lesson Plan
Students will make three different graphs to display the same data.
1.  Together complete an example showing students favorite team.  Display as a bar graph, pictograph, and a pie chart.
2.  Also show them how to use a formula to total the columns.
3.  On own:  Students will choose a topic and three categories.  
     
For example:
  •  Topic:  Favorite Sport
  • Three categories:  Baseball, Football, Soccer
4.  Collect data from classmates (give copies of class lists)
5.  Enter data and create three different bar graphs. 
Click here to get graph clip art.


Lesson 15
Kindergarten Have students create an online snowflake
Copy and paste into Word and Print
Cut out and put on bulletin board.
1st PPT
Penguin Facts
Insert picture.
Type a fact.  Print these penguin facts, then cut into strips.  Have each student type one fact on to their PPT.
Save to shared student drive and put into one ppt.
United Streaming Video:  Animal Profiles, Penguins (15 minutes, informational)

United Streaming Video:  Arctic Antics 19 minutes (Penguin Facts and Songs)
2nd Paint and Word
Week 1:  Paint:  Have students draw an ice skater in Paint.  Only use black.  Have students color with crayons after they print.  Glue construction paper ice skates to the skaters.

Week 2:  Word:  Have students create a speech bubble telling something their skater can do on the ice.
Assemble ice skaters on a bulletin board.
3rd Focus:  PPT
*Teach students how to create a new file to save everything in.
Seasonal Similes
Ex:  The snow was as white as milk.
Insert a pic of both snow and milk to the PPT
4th Students will create a webpage using Google Sites to display information about "Human Characteristics of the United States." (4th Grade US SS Unit 2  Lesson 3)
Week 1:  
Students will be assigned a topic from this list.
They will create a webpage using Google Sites to display information.
They will create a title for the webpage.  Go to:
http://glowtxt.com/
To generate a code to embed a title to each student's webpage.

Myspace text generator

Week 2:
Students will use this research guide to gather information about their landmark.
Save at least one photo of the landmark.

Week 3:
Students will upload information and photo to their webpage.

** Possibly have them find their land mark on Google Earth and have them link the KMZ file to the webpage.  

 **  Possibly teach them how to create a hyperlink to a website that contains information about the landmark.

Teacher direations oh how to make the webpage:

Print teacher directions

Big Ideas of Lesson 3, Unit 2

 

1. Geographers use physical and human characteristics to describe what a place is like.

 

2.   Human characteristics of a place are man-made features.

 

3.   Human characteristics of a place can include cities, highways, bridges, and buildings.

 

4.   Human characteristics are often closely connected to physical characteristics. For example, cities are often located near bodies of water and farms are often located in prairies.

 

5th Students will create a collaborative websit to illustrate information about Famous Artists.
Research an assigned artist.  Learn about various search engines and how to conduct a search to gather information.
*Teach students how to create a new file to save everything in.
Week 1:  Assign topic, set up webpage, make title using http://glowtxt.com/
Week 2:  Collect inormation and save pictures.
Week 3:  Upload information to webpage about each artist.

List of Famous Artists
Graphic Organizer To Collect Information

or research famous Explorers,
1.  Research using explorer link on Student Links page
2.  Type 2 paragraphs in Word using first page of research
3.  Make a timeline using Timeline Maker using second page of research.  Save with the snipping tool.
4.  Upload to Weebly to create a webpage


Lesson 16 

Kindergarten Paint:  Snowman Glyph
Click here to print the Snowman Glyph and Tally Sheet
Small Snowman Glyph Key
Students follow the key to draw a snowman in Paint
Use the tally sheet to collect data from all classmates.
Create a graph in Excel using the data.

Winter Graph Excel
Use this template to record results from the snowman glyph.
1st Michigan Educational Technology Standard:
"Students will recognize, name, and will be able to label the major hardware components in a computer system (e.g., computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer)"

Students will learn to locate important keys on the keyboard and to name the parts of a computer. This lesson may need to be divided into two weeks.

Part 1:
Students will learn the parts of a computer.
  • Show United Streaming 2 minute movie on parts of a computer
  • Have students place a sticky note on each part (monitor, keyboard, mouse, headphones, tower/hard drive, ) as I show them.

Students will use PowerPoint to create a mini booklet naming parts of the computer.
  • Have students open Computer Parts Mini Booklet from Student Links page.
  • Have students follow the directions at the bottom of each slide to label the correct parts.  As students learn the names of the computer parts, they will also learn PowerPoint skills such as:
    • adding text
    • deleting objects
    • moving objects
    • using the backspace key
  • Print ( have them select the option to print 6 slides per page.)
  • Cut and staple into a mini booklet.


Part 2:
Students will learn to locate important keys on the keyboard.
Click here to view full lesson plan.
  • Display Keyboard image on media screen.  
  • Have students color various parts of the keyboard to locate important keys as directed.  
  • Example:  Every one find the enter key.  Color it green.

Phttp://pjnicholson.com/mazeexample.pdfull up review page and have students come up to the http://pjnicholson.com/mazeexample.pdfscreen to  point to computer parts.
2nd PPT
Read:  The Jacket I Wear in the Snow
Create a multiple slide PPT showing things you should wear in winter.
3rd 1.  Read Where the Wild Things Are
2.  Watch the Movie Trailer
3.  Students go to http://www.buildyourwildself.com/
4.  The students create a wild self and print.
5.  Students will use Kidspiration to generate a web describing their "wild self."
6.  Students will use the web to write a paragrarph in Word.


4th See Lesson 15 for Webpage/reasearch project.
5th See Lesson 15 for Webpage/reasearch project.



Lesson 17
Kindergarten How to log on with generic school id and password Complete Online Art Acitivities
(Link also on Student Links page)
1st How to log on with student id number Complete Online Art Activities
(Link also on Student Links page)
2nd Presentation of previous week's PPTs.
3rd CREEK PPTs
*Teach students how to create a new file to save everything in.

"C" COMMITS TO LEARNING

"R" RESPECTS OTHERS

"E" EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE

"E" EVERYONE IS SAFE

"K" KINDNESS COUNTS

Print Creek acronym for student use.

Students create a title and one slide per letter.  Insert one graphic per slide.
Teach how to add animation to text and how to create transitions.
Add sound.
4th See Lesson 15 for Webpage/reasearch project.
5th See Lesson 15 for Webpage/reasearch project.


Lesson 18
Kindergarten Presidents Song/Video!!
Lyric Sheet
Teach students how to print (File Print)a coloring page:
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
More Information about the Presidents
1st President's Day Lesson
Students will watch a digital presentation about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.  
Have students view all Presidents by click on number 2 on the President's Day Lesson webpage.
Click here to go to the President's Day Lesson Webpage
2nd 2010:  Do previous 1st grade lesson
2011:  Create new 2nd grade lesson  Watch Online Video "The Life Of George Washington
3rd President's Day Lesson
Do number 6 on President's Day Lesson page
*Number three is a Funny fill in the blank story!
4th President's Day Lesson
Do number 7 on President's Day Lesson page
Mystery President Portrait
5th Tour of the White House
Record dates and intersting facts.
Create a timeline using Excel to display.

Lesson 18.5
Kindergarten Students will be introduced to Purble Place
1st Students will be introduced to Purble Place
2nd Students will learn how to use a map key to locate various elements on a map.
They will use Smartboard software to complete.
Map Lesson

When complete go to Dance Mat Typing to learn keyboarding skills.

Map Lesson
3rd Students will use Dance Mat Typing to learn keyboarding skills.
4th Need to finish lesson 15 on Landmarks.
Give students time to complete unfinished work.
Go to the comopleted webpage and view others work and print a copy of their own published webpage.
5th Need to finish lesson 15 on creating a webpage to display information on famous explorers.  Upload paragraphs, timeline, and photo to weebly.com

Lesson 18.75
Kindergarten Students will use Smart Software to create a name caterpillar.
Drag circles to  make a caterpillar.
Use the magic pen to write a letter on each circle to make names.
Print and make a name graph with caterpillars to see how many letters are in each name.
Caterpillar Lesson

Caterpillar Lesson
1st Students will practice reading fluently by recording their voices reading into Audacity and playing it back.  Use any grade level appropriated text.
2nd Take a photo of students holding out their hand.  Have them draw an ice cream cone on it using paint.  Save photos to the shared drive.  Put them inot Movie Maker.  Record student voices reading an ice cream poem to put in the background.
3rd Scholastic Story Starter Machine to develoop writing skills
Students use this to write either a letter, post card, newspaper article, or notecard.

Scholastic Story Starter
4th
5th



Lesson 19  Reading Month 2011 Plan

Kindergarten