St. Thomas Aquinas Regional School Technology Class

Pre-K and Kindergarten


In Kindergarten, we learn
  • to identify basic computer parts (input and output),
  • how to use the mouse,
  • where the letters on on the keyboard,
  • how to type our names and other words.
We also play lots of computer learning games, and draw and color digital pictures using TuxPaint and KolourPaint.

First Week Lesson

  • Introduction to the Mouse

    • Whole Class: Review Computer Lab Rules & Procedures
    • Practice holding a mouse and learning how to move it and click
    • Whole Class: Assign Seats & show how to use headphones and how to close a tab & the browser & practice holding the mouse.


    More Mouse Activities

    • Whole Class: Practice holding a mouse and My Computer Mouse
    • Whole Class: How to use headphones
    • Whole Class: How to close a tab and the browser
    • Whole Class: How to complete Use The Mouse
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    Month of August and September: Introduction to the Mouse

    • Whole Class: Review Computer Lab Rules & Procedures
    • Show how to hold a mouse and move & click it
    • Whole Class: Assign Seats & show how to use headphones and how to close a tab & the browser
    • Focus for the Month of September
    • September Focus - Introduction to Computer Lab, rules, parts of computer, mouse and keyboarding skills.
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    • Create! Students will use their word processing skills to create different projects using Tux Paint, Microsoft Word and Kid Pix. We will continue Teach Your Monster to Read, practice our sounds and Celebrate International Dot Day (Literacy Focus).


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  • Letters and numbers!
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  • Story Time
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  • Listen to stories!
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  • Learn to read & create projects ||
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  • Read a story with the story! ||
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  • Patterns and more! ||
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  • Kindergarten Math games ||
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  • Music ||
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  • NY Orchestra ||
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  • Baltimore Symphony ||
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  • Dallas Symphony ||
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  • San Francisco Symphony ||
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  • Nashville Orchestra ||
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  • Geography Games ||
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  • Spelling wizard ||
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  • Drawing program ||
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  • coloring book... ||
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  • Watch Polar Bear on Ice ||
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  • primary colors ||
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  • Animated Stories by Shel Silverstein! ||
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  • Learning Planet ||
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  • Reading Adventure ||
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  • Learn about Nature! ||
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  • Write letters! ||
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  • Interactive books! || ||



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Elmo 's Keyboard-o-Rama - press any key to learn location of the keys on your keyboard
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Starfall - Identify your ABC's
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Literacy Center - free literacy lessons and games
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Key Seeker - find letters and numbers on you keyboard
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ABCya- fix the broken keyboard by dragging the letters to the right place
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Farm Escape - practice using your mouse by rounding up the farm animals
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Dositey - K-2 math and language arts games
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KidPort - Games and Homework Help by grade and subject
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Primary Games- games, coloring pages, interactive e-books,
holiday activities, musical postcards, crafts, and more! Includes games by subject area.
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Interactive Games - different subject areas, from the Utah Education network
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Mouse - Listing of several games that practice using the mouse and keyboard
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Fishin' Mission

Word Wizard

Learn to use Graphic Programs
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Telling Time Game