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Interactive Learning at its BEST!

Dear Parents,
I hope this note finds you all well as you begin to prepare for the festive holiday season!
We have had a busy month in the computer science lab! The children are continuing to develop their technology skills through the use of our programs on both the computers and iPads.  The teachers have covered through the letter H, and we reinforce their knowledge with our fun learning videos and letter tracing applications.  I am so proud of the progress they are making, especially as we review each letter of the alphabet, inclusive of the letter sound and words associated with that letter.
I have also begun to prepare for the the holiday season with many new holiday themed games and apps, with many more to come.  The children will all create fun and colorful online holiday pictures which will help to decorate my computer lab!
Over the course of the next few weeks, Park Shore’s Kindergarten and Pre-K classes will be participating in Computer Science Education Week by completing an “Hour of Code”.  Many local elementary, intermediate and high schools participate, however Park Shore is one of the only Preschools in the area to be part of this important global initiative.  The Hour of Code is an important global movement created 4 years ago designed to introduce, inspire and spark an interest in our youngest generation to learn about and pursue computer science in all forms.
As a direct tie-in with our Extreme STEAM Science Kids curriculum, I will present a brief overview of the concept of coding and Computer Science during the Computer specials sessions for Pre-K through Kindergarten.   The children will have a chance to code on their own using either the SMART Board, iPads or desktop computers. Additional information will be forthcoming from me about the event later next month, but please keep it on your radar to inquire about their exciting learning experience!
I look forward to working with your children in the weeks ahead as we approach this festive holiday season!  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions that you may have.
A list of the websites and apps that we use in the classroom is detailed below, and are grouped by the average age for usability and reference.  I gladly welcome any suggestions or recommendations that you may have based on applications your children have used and enjoy at home.
Thanks and warm wishes,
Miss Samantha
Park Shore Computer Science Specialist
Learning Websites

 

Tablet / iPad Applications

 

Interactive Learning / Classroom Reinforcement

  • Writing Wizard
  • ABC Genius
  • 123 Genius
  • Phonics Genius
  • ABC Tracing
  • ABC Order (ABCya)
  • ABC Magnet Land
  • Kindergarten Bingo (ABCya) (letters, shapes and color recognition)
  • Slate Math K-1
  • IXL Math Practice
  • Montessorium Intro to Math
  • First Grade Learning Games
  • Sight Words 1
  • Spelling Bug
  • Preschool and Kindergarten Learning Games

 

Creative / Puzzles/ Just for Fun

  • Puzzingo
  • Santa Puzzles
  • Highlights Puzzles
  • Halloween Paint by Numbers
  • Animal Paint by Numbers
  • Kitten Pet Baby Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Puppy Pet Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Caillou House of Puzzles
  • Lego Juniors Create and Cruise
  • Lego Duplo Trains
  • Lego Duplo Food
  • Lego Duplo Ice Cream
  • Toca Boca – Toca City, Toca Town, Toca School, Fairy Tales, Robot Lab, Toca Hair, Toca Nature
  • Sonya Paz – Pop Art Program
  • Paint My Wings (Toca Boca)
  • My Play Home (PlayHome Software)
  • Marco Polo Weather
  • Strawberry Shortcake Bake Shop (Budge Studios)
  • Strawberry Shortcake Sweet Shop (Budge Studios)
  • Strawberry Shortcake Dreams
  • Kids Coloring Doodle
  • Symmetry Lab Basic
  • Sago Mini Dress Up

 

Shapes, Colors, Classifications & Concepts (These games are appropriate for ages 2 through 5+)

  • Highlights Shapes
  • Tiny Hands Town Center
  • Tiny Hands Sorting 3+
  • Tiny Hands Sorting 2+
  • Tiny Hands Sorting 1
  • Tiny Hands Towers 2
  • Tiny Hands What’s My Pair
  • Tiny Hands Arctic Birthday

 

Toddlers

  • Fisher Price Baby Color Paint
  • 22 Learn – Animated Puzzles
  • 22 Learn – Bubble Learning
  • Toonia Color Book (Coloring)
  • Baby Chef