Students in grades 3-5 are working on EduTyping to learn proper keyboarding skills to help increase their abilities in written communication. They are nearly through Unit 1, the foundational home row keys. This is the basis for all keyboarding and it extremely important to being able to keyboard without looking at their hands while typing.
Students in these grades are also writing a Friendly Letter for the Walker Furniture, Valentine for Teacher contest. The letter is about their favorite teacher. The winning student letter will earn the student an award of $100, their teacher a gift certificate to Walker Furniture, the company will redecorate the teachers’ lounge and the student’s class will win a pizza party. It is a great opportunity to learn how to write a letter and to also show their appreciation for their favorite teacher while learning skills like indenting an paragraph using the tab key, proper spacing, text wrapping and how to use the features of Microsoft Word to create a piece of writing.