Since it is the end of the second quarter, we have been doing a lot of testing in the computer lab. Most students are tested in reading and math and the older students are also tested on their keyboarding speeds.
Every student in grades 3 through 5 will pass a Microsoft Word review over the next two weeks. In the review student show that they can do the following in MS Word.
Change the alignment of words (Left, Center and Right)
Change the text size.
Make text Bold, Italic and Underlined.
Change the font style.
Change the font color.
Although it is not the favorite of the students, we have had to do a lot of online testing of the students this week. We have started to use a new math testing website that we are very happy with. The reports that come out of this website are awesome and should really help teachers work with the students.
At the beginning of each school year I like to review the different areas of Internet Safety. One of the best resources that I have found is Professor Garfield, he does a great job with age-appropriate content that helps our students understand the points of Internet safety. Please talk to your child about what they are learning about Internet safety.
Link to Professor Garfield