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Kindergarten - 22nd Visit to the Computer Lab

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Workstations should be on the Novell Client Screen. The routine for logging in should be established by now. The next step is for the students to type their username without support from their card and then the six digits of their password. The teacher will continue to type the "$j" at the end of the password as that is very difficult for a child this age.


Have the students open Tux Paint and wait.


Demonstrate the lesson using a projector to help the students follow along.


Name on Project 

Ask the students to put their name on their paper.  Remind them of the steps, click on Lines, draw your line by the gray box, click on ABC Text, click below the line, Caps Lock on for your first letter, Caps Lock off, then type the rest of your name.  Then press the Enter key to set your name. (If there is a mistake and the student has already pressed “Enter”, just click on the Undo button and start the name again.)


Demonstrate the lesson using a projector to help the students follow along.


Counting Book - Number 4





Last week we drew three. How many things are we going to draw today if we are making a counting book? One. Two . Three. . .Four. Today we are going to draw four hot air balloons.


Four Hot Air Balloons - Continue to check students' work and Undo and redraw if necessary after each step.


New step to name: Today we are going to add something to the ends of our black line above our name. This is so when we use Fill it won't leak to the bottom of the screen where our name is located.

          Click on Paint (under Tools).

          Click on the Colors “black”.

          Click on the largest brush (under Brushes).

          Click once at each end of the line. It will look like half a circle. That's okay.


Balloons: Click on Stamp (under Tools).

               Under Stamps, using the white arrows, arrow over to the transportation (cars and trucks) category.

               Click on the pink arrow three times. You will see a hot air balloon.

               Click on the hot air balloon.

               Go to the blue size bars. Count over 5 bars from the right. Click on it. You should have four blank bars or

                    gray bars.

               Now click and put a hot air balloon in the sky. Now click again and put another balloon. Put a total of four

                    balloons in the sky.


Sky:   Click on Magic (under Tools).

          Click on Fill (under Magic).

          Click on light blue (under Colors).

          Click in an open space around the balloons to fill the sky.


Clouds: Our sky doesn't look right. Let's click on Paint (under Tools).

            Click on the largest dot (under Brushes).

            Click on white (under Colors). Left click and drag in a circular motion to form two small clouds in the sky in

                an open space. They still don't look like fluffy clouds.

            So, click on Magic (under Tools).

            Use the pink arrow under the Magic tools and arrow down to the end. You will see a finger pointing and a

               piece of paper to smudge it like you do in finger painting. Click on the Smudge button.

            Now put the magic wand on the cloud and smudge the ends. Does it look like a fluffy cloud now?


Number 4: Click on “ABC Text” (under Tools).

                Click on a blank space.

                Click on the Colors black.

                Type 4.

                Click on the “Bold A” on the bottom of the sample fonts on the right side of the screen.

                Click the up arrow two times to make the #4 bigger.

                Check students' work and have them press Enter to place the number.




Saving a Document in Tux Paint

Remind the students where the “Save” button is under Tools. Click on “Save”.



If time, go to each station and send the document to print. The students can then open a “New” sheet and have free drawing until the end of class. Save the printed page to be assembled into a book at the end. 


Quit and Log Off

Once again have the students get a "New" white sheet before quitting the program and logging off.