Curriculum – Media (Library & Technology):

Library:

Library Classes encourage a Love of Reading for enjoyment, information & exploration, support Christian values,  & [interrelate] Library & Life-long Learning skills, Communication skills & Art basics.

Library Skills Teaching Sequence

Kindergarten through Third Grade
Read stories that include alphabet & counting things

Fourth through Sixth Grade
DD # Categories define
LS Study Sheets=Book Terms / Types of Stories / DD Cat
DD# Cat. quiz
Library terms Jeopardy
Au Ti Su Jeopardy
Dewey Decimal Bingo

Kindergarten

  • The Joy of stories
  • How to locate their level books & care of books
  • Recognition of shapes, colors, letters of alphabet

First Grade

  • Difference between fiction/non-fiction
  • Difference between books/magazines

Second Grade

  • Definitions of Author/Illustrator/Title/Subject
  • Dewey Decimal Bears = Basic DD Categories

Third Grade

  • Basic parts of a book
  • Definition of Fairy tale
  • Difference between Index/Table of contents
  • Difference between Encyclopedia/Dictionary
  • Dictionary usage
  • Activities:
    Book Terms scramble teams
    Guide words teams
    Dictionary Data
    U-Shelve It
    Fict Aut/Title order teams

Fourth Grade

  • Difference between Atlas/Globe
  • Thesaurus use
  • Definitions of Folk Tales/Oral Tradition/Fable
  • Difference between Biographies/Autobiographies/Biographical
  • Sketch/Bibliography
  • Activities:
    Table of Contents / Index teams
    Thesaurus / Dictionary teams
    Dictionary look up/define teams
    Mountain Scramble teams
    Card Cat word search teams

Fifth Grade

  • Definitions of copyright/plagiarism/publishing
  • Activities:
    *Coop wk bet library, computer & classroom reports
    What kind of book is this?
    Reference Quest team
    Which DD Category? team
    Library terms
    Biographical sketch
    Encyclopedia look up teams
    * LS Final quiz

Sixth Grade

  • Definitions of allegory/parable
  • *REVIEW
  • Activities:
    LS Word search/definitions teams
    Encyclopedia/Almanac Look It Up teams
    Atlas Practice teams
    * LS Final quiz
    Art Basics = {Rainbow color order / Primary, secondary & contrasting colors-color wheel / Using various media: crayons, water color, markers ‘special crayons’ on diff types of paper / scissor use / blending colors / 3-dimentionals / various lines / right brain drawing / “Thinking out of the box”}

Technology:

Kindergarten

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn Jr.

Overview:

Begin keyboarding, do dexterity exercises using the Mouse while learning colors, shapes, and letters. Begin Home Row finger placement, typing the students name, home row letters and then Frequency Words.

First Grade

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn Jr.
  • Type to Learn 3
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point

Overview:

Keyboarding and review dexterity exercises using the Mouse. Continue Home Row finger placement, typing student’s name, phrases, introduce shift keys while typing sentences using Capitalization and Punctuation Marks. Introduce Microsoft Word for typing in sentence and paragraph format. Introduce Microsoft Power Point and create a slide show.

Second Grade

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn 3
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point

Overview:

Keyboarding and continue dexterity exercises using the Mouse. Continue Home Row finger placement, typing sentences and paragraphs using Microsoft Word. Begin Page Set-Up changing margins, changes font type, size, and color. Learn to add a page border and create Book Covers using Microsoft Word. Review Power Point and create 3 different slide shows introducing Backgrounds, changing Font type, size, color, adding Clip Art, and Animation.

Third Grade

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn 3
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point

Overview:

Keyboarding and continue dexterity exercises using the Mouse. Continue Home Row finger placement, typing sentences and paragraphs using Microsoft Word. Begin Page Set-Up changing margins, changes font type, size, and color. Learn to add a page border and create Book Covers using Microsoft Word. Review Power Point and create slide shows about the books they reading for Book Reports reviewing changing the Backgrounds, changing Font type, size, color, adding Clip Art, and Animation. They will be presenting these in front of the class.

Fourth Grade

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn 3
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Excel

Overview:

Keyboarding and continue dexterity exercises using the Mouse. Continue Home Row finger placement, typing paragraphs using Microsoft Word. Create classroom projects on the computer from Religion, Science, and Geography. Create Thank you Cards in Microsoft Publisher. Learn how to research on the internet and internet safety. Create slide show in Power Point on Book Report projects and present in front of the class. Begin graphing in Microsoft Excel.

Fifth Grade

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn 3
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Excel

Overview:

Keyboarding and continue dexterity exercises using the Mouse. Continue Home Row finger placement, typing classroom projects from Language Arts and Social Studies in Microsoft Word. Create Slide Show on St. Paul and present in front of the class. Create Thank you Cards in Microsoft Publisher. Create Tri-fold Price List Brochure on a Marketing Concept of the student’s choice Microsoft Publisher. Create Explorer Power Point and State Power Point to present in front of the class. Continue graphing in Microsoft Excel.

Sixth Grade

Programs:

  • Kid Pix
  • Type to Learn 3
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Excel

Overview:

Keyboarding and continue dexterity exercises using the Mouse. Continue Home Row finger placement, typing classroom projects from Language Arts and Social Studies in Microsoft Word. Create Slide Show on St. Paul and present in front of the class. Create Thank you Cards in Microsoft Publisher. Create Tri-fold Price List Brochure on a Marketing Concept of the student’s choice Microsoft Publisher. Create Travel Brochure on Ancient Egypt. Create Newspaper on Ancient Greece in Microsoft Publisher. Present a slide show in Microsoft Power Point on Ancient Rome.