Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Introducing the Keyboard

In first grade today, students were introduced to the keyboard through the text tool in Paint. First we looked at various text modifiers (everyone wanted BIGGER letters). Then we had a speed typing competition to fill the screen with letters.

The final challenge was to draw a picture of someone or something such as a pet, then add letters to identify them. Most of the class is very excited to draw and fill their screen with lots of color and shapes. But one quiet student took her time and created this picture. She put so much attention into the picture that I couldn't just delete it with all the others.