P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School
JILL HODER, PRINCIPAL
101-33 124 STREET, QUEENS, NY 11419Phone: 718-441-5493
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Ms. L. Mollura, Computer/Technology
Welcome back to P.S. 161's beautiful, state of the art, new computer lab! When the different classes come to the Computer Lab on a weekly basis, their grade curriculum is integrated into technology. Curriculum Maps for Science and Social Studies are used to follow each grade’s weekly syllabus. In September 2010, Music was integrated into the Computer Lab. Grades K-5 learned songs and lyrics from Peter & Ellen Allard's CD, "Raise The Children." You can check out their website, at the link below. There are many links to wonderful songs, that the children all love!For grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 , a recommended curricular calendar for Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is also followed in the computer lab. When students are in the lab, they are given an opportunity to share their realistic fiction stories, fairytales, and non-fiction books, on the application, Microsoft Word.
Students are encouraged to practice typing at home. Keep your fingers on "home row". Remember, practice makes perfect!
Kindergarten continue to learn all about the computer workstation and recognizing the different parts of a computer. They are able to use the correct computer terms. The students are recognizing that the keys on the keyboard are not in “ABC” order!
Grades 1 and 2 continue to use the proper technique of keyboarding. They are learning proper finger placement and learning to reach for letters from the “home row keys.” All curriculum subjects are integrated into computers and technology.
Grades 3, 4, and 5 are doing their best on learning how to type for accuracy, as well as for speed. They are recalling the many features in Microsoft Word and typing their computer goals for the new year. All curriculum subjects are integrated into computers and technology.Parents, please encourage your children to practice their typing skill at home on the keyboard. Ten minutes a day is all they need to increase their typing speed and accuracy.
National Educational Technology StandardsTo learn about the NETS and Performance Indicators for Students, Visit the Website Below...Click on the Link..."NETS for Students" http://www.iste.orgTo Learn More About the New York State Education Department - Virtual Learning SystemClick on the Link Below:For Information on Curriculum and Instruction For Math, Science and Technology
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Click the link below to learn more about Peter & Ellen Allard and their music. Their songs are such an inspiration to our children!
http://www.peterandellen.com/index.htm Check out interesting and fun links below.www.abcya.com- Grades k-5http://www.sense-lang.org - On-line Typing lessons and games http://www.westegg.com/einstein - Albert Einstein Online http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/olypics/ - Ancient Olympic Games
http://www.coolmath.com/ - Here you will find interactive math games.http://www.dltk-teach.com - Grades Pre-k-Khttp://www.enchantedlearning.com - Grades Pre-k-Khttp://www.factmonster.com - All Gradeshttp://www.nga.gov/ - The National Gallery of Art. You can search for paintings and sculptures. There is also a link to NGAKids.http://www.sillybooks.net/ - Read along books.http://www.50states.com/ - Learn all about the United States of America.http://www.hightechscience.org/funfacts.htm - Here you will find fun science facts. http://www.amnh.org/ - American Museum of Natural History.http://www.sesamestreet.org/home- Games for kindergarten students.http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/ - Games to help typing skills.http://freetypinggame.net/play.asp - More games for typinghttp://mathplayground.com- Great for practicing and improving math skills.http://funbrain.com - Games of different subject areas.http://puzzles.com - Puzzles of all ages.http://aaamath.com - Great for solving math problems.http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/Weblessons/circus/default.htmhttp://www.hubbardscupboard.org- Grades Pre-k - Khttp://www.math-drills.com - All Gradeshttp://www.mathplayground.com - All Gradeshttp://www.mrsjonesroom.com - Grade Khttp://www.pbs.org/teachers- All Gradeshttp://www.vocabulary.co.il/- Grades K-5http://starfall.com - All Grades
Great Links For ParentsARISThe New York City Department of Education’s Achievement Reporting and Innovation System.Also for educators to locate information to improve student's learning.
www.arisnyc.org/aris/loginParents can explore data on their child's academic achievementshttp://www.corestandards.org/Parents can read all about the Common Core State Standards, and get a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so parents know what they need to do to help them.http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/CommonCoreLibrary/Why/default.htmNew York City and the Common Core State StandardsNational Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)http://www.pta.org/The web site of the national PTA promotes parental involvement in education.The National Parenting Centerhttp://www.tnpc.com/Provides child-rearing resources and product reviews.Homework help for Everyday Mathhttp://www.math.com/homeworkhelp/EverydayMath.htmlHomework help for Everyday Math - Numbers, Fractions, Everyday Math Tables and Formulas.Learn How to Keep Your Child Safe on The Internet:http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htmhttp://www.ikeepsafe.org/iksc_kids/http://www.getnetwise.org/http://www.ikeepsafe.org/ Search EnginesGooglehttp://www.google.comThis is a general interest search engine that has compiled information about more than a billion Web sites.Ask Jeeveshttp://www.askjeeves.comThis search engine is geared toward students. They enter questions and the site responds with a set of possible places to find the answers.
Fun and interesting places to visit:Museum of Natural HistoryCentral Park West at 79th Streethttp://www.amnh.orgSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum1071 5th Avenue 89th Streetwww.guggenheim.comMuseum of the City of New York1220 Fifth Avenue 103rd Streetwww.mcny.orgCooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design2 East 91st Streethttp://ndm.si.eduEl Museo del Barrio1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th Streethttp://www.elmuseo.org/Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Streetwww.metmuseum.orgHayden PlanetariumWithin the American Museum of Natural HistoryEntrance on 81st Street off of Central Park Westwww.amnh.org/roseIntrepid Air and Space MuseumPier 86 W. 46th Street and 12th Avenuewww.intrepidmuseum.org
Museum of Television and Radio25 W. 52nd Streetwww.mtr.orgNew York City Transit MuseumCorner of Boerum Pl & Schermenhorn Street, Brooklynwww.transitmuseum.comNew York Hall of Science47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queenswww.nyhallscie.org
New York City Fire Museum278 Spring Street SOHOwww.nycfiremuseum.org
The Brooklyn Children's Museum145 Brooklyn Avenue at St. Marks Avewww.bchildmus.orgChildren's Museum of ManhattanThe Tisch Building212 W. 83rd Streetwww.cmom.orgChildren's Museum of the Arts182 Lafayette Streetwww.ny.com/museums/children.museum.of.the.arts.htmlZoosBronx ZooFordham Road and Bronx River Parkwaywww.bronxzoo.comCentral Park Zoo64th Street and 5th Avenue (Within the Park)www.wcs.orgQueens Wildlife Center53-51 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Parkhttp://wcs.org/home/zoos/185To learn more about the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and other National Parks of NY Harbor visit:www.nps.gov/npnh
WIKIS HERE:To Visit Ms. E. Glantz's Wikis, click the links below:http://www.socialstudiesgovernment.wikispaces.comhttp://www.familycommunity.wikispaces.comTo Visit the Math Resource Site, click the link below:http://schoolmathresources.wikispaces.com/