LRC

Wasco Learning Resource Center

Meeting the Information Needs of Students and Staff
Through Literacy and Technology

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The LRC Director plans technology and information literacy lessons in conjunction with the teachers to ensure that LRC time is aligned with the curriculum at each grade level.  Below arte some skills covered at each grade level.

Kindergarten

  • Introduction to library procedures - Checking in and out books, finding books on the shelves, and subdued voices, etc...
  • Basic computer skills - logging in, user name, passwords, mouse controls, learning activities.
  • Story time with follow-up activity.
  • Teacher-directed projects

First Grade

  • Introduction to keyboarding skills
  • Introduction to simple word processing
  • Introduction to paint tools.  Children will use the computer to write and illustrate stories.
  • Introduction to simple multimedia software.
  • Introduction to simple digital encyclopedia.

Second Grade

  • Continue to use word processing and paint tools.
  • Continue to use multimedia software.
  • Practice keyboarding skills
  • Reinforce note-taking skills taught by the teacher
  • Expanded use of electronic encyclopedias for research.
  • Introduction to the Internet.  Children are only allowed to go to pre-approved sites.

Third Grade

  • Introduction to library organization.  Children will learn to use computerized card catalog to locate materials in the library.
  • Continue to practice keyboarding, word processing, and making and using graphs.
  • Researching for 2 major grade level projects.  Native Americans and World Cultures.
  • Introduction to a more sophisticated multimedia software program
  • Gather facts from pre-approved Internet sites.

Fourth Grade

  • Continue to practice keyboarding, word processing, and making and using graphs.
  • Use Microsoft Word for word processing.  Children will learn to change the font, size, style and alignment of text.  In addition, children will use the spell checker feature of this program. 
  • Continue to research topics that are assigned by the teacher.
  • Can open work from and save work to the LRC server.
  • Use graphics programs to make cards and other projects.
  • Gather facts from pre-approved Internet sites.
  • Download pictures from filtered Internet sites and scan pictures from printed materials.
  • Introduction to copyright issues.

Fifth Grade

  • Continue to practice keyboarding, word processing, and making and using graphs.
  • Continue to research topics that are assigned by the teacher.
  • Can open work from and save work to the LRC server.
  • Gather facts from pre-approved Internet sites.
  • Download pictures from filtered Internet sites and scan pictures from printed materials.
  • Understands copyright issues.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel.  Will use this program to make simple spreadsheet and graph.
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and other presentation software.
  • Is a competent and independent use of library resources.

Mrs. Bradley- LRC Director
Mrs. Furlong - LRC Director

 

Mrs. Rosenbaum - Library Assistant

 

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