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- GRC 2017
- Digital Citizenship
From home, you can browse books in the library or visit Internet sites (Click Visual Search) that students have been introduced to in the computer lab. When you click on the image below it will take you to the QAE/MCD Library. Click on Destiny Quest in the left navigation. This will take you to the window students are most familiar with in the library.
Dear Parents – We believe that proper keyboarding is a 21st Century skill and essential for all students. At Queen Anne and McDonald Elementary students are becoming solid keyboarders by practicing using a program called Type To Learn 4. This program begins each student at the basic foundation of keyboarding: hand positioning, posture, and home row keys.
Below are links that will allow parents to download Type To Learn at home – it is our goal that keyboarding practice continues at home. Each child has an individual account that monitors his/her progress. The program will progress the user as they finish activities with success. Practice at home will be recorded on individual accounts.
After downloading the program email me for the account code needed to activate the account. Your child should know his/her password. I will respond quickly, make a note of those students connected and also include instructions on Type To Learn 4.
Type to Learn 4 was developed for students in grades K-12. Kindergarten and first graders will be using Type To Learn Jr in the classroom. Parents are still welcome to download TTL4.
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Reader's Workshop was developed with two main thoughts: readers should read books at their level for success and improvement in reading and readers should be given time to practice reading. Makes sense to me! Below is a great little tool that will support readers in finding books that are "just right:" and for parents to support their children in finding appropriate books. Remember, books that are read aloud ("read to books" do not have to be "just right" books, those books can be at higher levels with the assumption that difficult vocabulary is discussed.
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