Typing Raffle!!! Cutoff is May 17th!

Typing prizes will be raffled off at the end of the year assembly on Wed., May 29th. The cutoff for tests & completion of lessons is Friday, May 17th. Tickets will be distributed the last week of school prior to the assembly.

Raffle RULES / INFO: http://blogs.egusd.net/pglab/typing/

Raffle items:
-10.1″ Samsung Galaxy Tab A

-Drones: HS170 Night Elven drone, Syma X20 Pocketdrone
-Waterproof Action Camera
-Active Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
-Gaming headset
-Gaming mouse
-Portable chargers (2)
-A set of mini walkie-talkies
-Bluetooth portable speakers that change color (2)
-Tripod for cell phone
-$50 Amazon Gift card
-$25 Amazon Gift card
-14″ HP Chromebook (for 5th/6th grade ONLY-based on 3 minute tests)

Hour of Code


Learn the basic concepts behind computer programming (also known as coding) during the HOUR of CODE. During Computer Science Education week (December 3rd-9th), students will have the chance to try their hand at new coding challenges.  Students will learn repeat-loops, conditionals, algorithms and other basic programming concepts adapted for their grade level.  Problem-solving through programming is a desirable skill to have, so why not have fun trying it? Start by choosing your grade level and checking the ‘computer’ box.

Constitution Day! (9/17)

Monday, September 17th is Constitution Day.  Federal law requires every federally funded educational institution to educate students on the history and importance of the U.S. Constitution on this day.  Below are a few links to learn about and commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

Basic Facts: Ben’s Guide (K-6), the History of the U.S. Constitution (4-6),

K-3 Specific Games:
1- Pledge of Allegiance
2- America’s Symbols
3- Pirate Preamble Search

Links for students/teachers:


About the Computer Lab

Welcome back!

My name is Mr. Le, the Computer Resource Teacher here at Pleasant Grove Elementary.  This is my 24th year of teaching, and 17th as the Computer Resource Teacher. Throughout the year, I will post updates about the lab & technology curriculum here on the computer lab blog. The Tech Skills list goes over what we will cover in more detail.  Students will come to computers at least once a week (45 minutes for K-2 & 60 minutes for 3-6).

During the first week, we discuss rules and go over operating procedures and expectations.  Students (2nd-6th) will also take a STAR Reading Assessment diagnostic test to find their AR reading level. I will also discuss the importance of turning in the Technology Use (Internet access) form (English | Spanish).  Your child’s teacher will be sending a form home the first week. Please read & sign this as soon as possible and turn it in to the classroom teacher so your child is ready to go. Continue reading

End of the Year

bored-stormGreat job this year kids!  This summer, I want you to keep up your skills so you are as prepared as possible next year.

Here are some things to do if you are “bored” this summer:

Feel free to share any Google documents you create with me at tnle@egusd.net, I would love to see what you are doing. Have a great summer!