First trip to the computer lab

Day 22 ~ March SOLSC

I stood at the door and greeted everyone as they came into class this morning.

Good morning everyone!  Let’s make sure we do our jobs quickly because after the announcements we’re going upstairs to the computer lab. 

The room erupted into lots of chatter –


We’re going to the computer lab?

We’ve never been to the computer lab.

What are we going to do up there?

Are we gonna do KidBlog?

The chatter continued as more kids came into the classroom.  As a new friend came in from the hallway, they repeated what I had said.

Do all of your jobs.  Mrs. Driggers said we’re going to the computer lab right away. 

Once the initial excitement died down a bit, I sat my kiddos down on the rug and we talked about the computer lab.  I explained that on A Days, we have a time slot to use the computer lab and that today was going to be our first day giving it a try.

First Graders, I thought since you’re really enjoying blogging that we’d use our computer lab time so that everyone can have a computer to write on – no picking popsicle sticks (cheering).  If it goes well, we’ll start coming to the computer lab on every A day.  Sound good?

The class erupted into loud cheering.  The excitement was palpable.

Up to the computer lab we went – writing tools in hand.  Logging in on their own was a slight challenge for these first graders, but with more and more practice, they’ll get there.  Once they were logged in and ready to go, they got right to work.  The chatted a bit with whomever was next to them.  Bouncing ideas off of each other.  Some kids decided to work on their own posts.  Others decided to read their friends’ posts and wrote comments on them.  They wrote and wrote and wrote for the whole 45 minutes we had in the computer lab.  I’m sure they could’ve kept going if we were able to.

What a a joyful way to start our day!  Now I just have to go approve all of the posts – I can’t wait!


I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 

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