Keyboarding will be the main focus first quarter for 2nd grade. Students are encouraged to practice at home on their keyboarding skills. There are websites that students can use at home to practice keyboarding under the Fun Links tab on the left of the page. If your students are practicing at home, please encourage them to start on the home row keys and return to the home row keys, I am trying to teach them correctly so they become more proficient in keyboarding. Students will be shown proper posture and finger placement. Encouragement will be given for them to use correct finger placement. Hunting and pecking may seem faster, but once you learn to keyboard correctly it is faster. We will concentrate on mastering the entire keyboard. Fourth Grade will be taking a final keyboarding assessment at the end of the year. Mr. Bryan would like for all 4th grade students to be proficient by the end of the year, but they are going to have to also put some practice time in at home. The students will be using an online program http://edu.typetastic.com/.