The computer curriculum teaches students to use computers as tools. The goal is to make students more productive and more accurate and to expand the environment in which they learn. In kindergarten through second grade, students become familiar with computers and learn how to use software programs. They are taught the vocabulary of computers, primary word processing skills, and a variety of software programs. The goal is to be able to use a computer independently by the end of second grade. Third and fourth grade students use computer software as part of the instructional program. Classroom instruction is reinforced through tutorial, drill, and practice software programs. Students in third, fourth and fifth grade receive instruction in keyboarding, word processing, and the use of software to demonstrate their knowledge of content after which they use computers as the primary tool for their writing activities. The district provides one computer for every four students in each of these classrooms.