It has been exciting in the 3rd grade class! They are finishing what they started learning last year. And that is the proper reaches to the keys on the keyboard. They learned all of the top row last year and we are now learning the bottom row. They will have that keyboard memorized in no time. So I hope you have noticed your 3rd graders starting to type with their hands on the home row when they type. If not, please encourage them to do so. This is a life-long skill that will only be mastered by practice outside of school. On the 3rd grade home page you will find the link to "Dance Mat Typing", which is the program I use with the students as they learn to type this way. So feel free to use that as a way for the students to practice!