Keyboarding will be the main focus first quarter for 3rd 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 home row keys, top and bottom rows. The students will be using an online program http://edu.typetastic.com/.