Welcome to Computer Technology!
Ms. Jess Morris
Don't forget to practice typing every day.
Make a home run with the home row keys!
Virtue of the Month:
September - Hospitality
October - Peace
November - Gratitude
December - Patience
January - Courage
February - Gentleness
March - Mercy
April - Justice
May - Honesty
June - Faithfulness
Theme of the School Year = Grit
Grit is passion plus perseverance.
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
-Samuel Johnson, British author
"Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician, author & inventor
What We Have Been Learning
Kindergarten: computer safety; mouse coordination & literacy / STEM skills through educational games; coding challenges on Kodable; basic keyboarding; adding an image to a document
First Grade: computer safety; mouse coordination; keyboard awareness; parts of a computer; TumbleBooks literacy activities; name design; introduction to PowerPoint (autumn, courage); literacy, math, & strategy games; basic word processing & clipart manipulation; coding challenges on Kodable & Tynker; word building games; Google Drawings (facts in a word web on ocean animals); designed book cover for their book project; alphabet organizer of solar system words; Google Docs - solar system facts & images
Second Grade: computer safety; All About Me poster; parts of a computer; basic keyboarding; online word search creation; acrostic poems; friendly letters; coding challenges; PowerPoint design (courage); introduction to Google Drawings (plant life cycle, resolutions, facts on natural disasters); alphabet organizer (winter words - nouns, verbs, adjectives); St. Patrick's Day PowerPoint slide - facts/legends; immigration (Ellis Island) word & picture map; spring poems
Third Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; formal keyboarding practice; internet safety activities; designed digital nonfiction books; research & informative slideshow on China; intro to Google Classroom; holiday & coding challenges; food chains in Google Drawings; created crossword puzzles (animal adaptations); St. Patrick's Day PowerPoint slide - facts/legends/symbols; severe weather research & uploading related images; character trait trading cards
Fourth Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; weather chart & graph in Excel with basic functions; literacy & math games; keyboarding practice; research on the solar system & Google Slides; cropping & layering images; coding challenges on Code.org; American Revolution timeline in PowerPoint SmartArt; designing flyers in Publisher (public library programs); iPad app design (PowerPoint); food chains in Google Drawings
Fifth Grade: computer safety; word processing; Doodle 4 Google Contest story or script for a skit (a day in 2046); Dominican saint research & poster design; keyboarding practice; word lists & word clouds; researching Christmas traditions around the world / Venn diagram (compare & contrast); coding challenges; best seller (favorite book) poster design; Google slideshow on one of the thirteen colonies; intro to Google Drive; designing flyers in Publisher (public library programs)
Sixth Grade: computer safety; word processing; Doodle 4 Google Contest story or script for a skit (future tech in cities); Ancient Egypt research & WebQuest; keyboarding practice; personal best seller lists & word clouds; coding challenges; Google Apps; What I Love About St. Agnes slides & QR code creations; Roman emperor script in Google Docs & voice recording in ChatterPix; Kahoot review games; Prezi presentation on blood & the cardiovascular system
Seventh Grade: computer safety; word processing; Doodle 4 Google Contest story or script for a skit (future tech in cities); Colonies of the Future research project; math brochure on two-step equations; keyboarding practice; personal best seller lists & word clouds; coding challenges; Google Apps; PowToon video on Bill of Rights Amendment; intro to Google Forms & nutrition surveys; meal comparison (nutrition facts) in Google Drawings; anti-bullying PSAs in Google Slides
"The power of imagination makes us infinite." -John Muir
Now Registering New Students For Grades K-6
Call the school office for more information.
This is a short week for the elementary school as we will dismiss on Wednesday, April 12th for Easter Recess.
The students have worked hard keeping their Lenten promises. The Jesus Tree in the main lobby is in full bloom with all the Scripture passages that we have read during Lent. We participated in the parish almsgiving project to assist Fr. Seth’s home parish church in Ghana to build its roof. All the students in grades 3-8 received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We are ready to celebrate Holy Week and are looking forward to Easter Sunday.
Congratulations to the six students who represented St. Agnes Cathedral School in the First Diocesan STEM Fair which was held on Saturday, April 8th at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School. We are very proud of Jane B., Dionisia K., Maeve L., Sophia P., Lindsay M. and Madison S.
Grades 4 and 6 Math Prep will meet on Monday, April 10th from 2:50 P.M. to 3:50 P.M.
Chocolate Easter Bunny Raffle: The 3rd graders are sponsoring a raffle for Chocolate Easter Bunnies. The proceeds will go to cancer patients. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. They will also be participating in a Basketball Free Throw on the playground after school on Monday, April 10th. Rain date is Tuesday, April 11th.
Chocolate Easter Bunny Raffle
Service Club: An Earth Day cleanup event will be held this Tuesday, April 11th from 2:45 to 4:15 P.M. During this time the students will participate in cleaning up the school property. Click on the link below to access the flyer and RSVP for the Earth Day Event.
Earth Day RSVP
The Read Like A Rock Star Read-A-Thon is underway. Continue recording those minutes! Click below for the Read-A-Thon packet.