Computer Technology Ms. Jess Morris

Welcome to Computer Technology!

Ms. Jess Morris


Don't forget to practice typing every day.

Make a home run with the home row keys!

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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; manipulating pattern shapes (tangram puzzles); rainforest concept map; research on rainforest animal & PowerPoint slide design

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) concept map; spring poems; theme poems; introduction to Publisher (designing greeting cards); literacy & STEM games; creating a chart & bar graph in Excel / PowerPoint

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; typing & formatting a Google document; rainforest WebQuest 

Fourth Grade: computer safety; word processing; word clouds; weather chart & graph in Excel with basic functions; literacy & STEM games; keyboarding practice; research on the solar system & Google Slides; cropping & layering images; coding challenges on; American Revolution timeline in PowerPoint SmartArt; designing flyers in Publisher (public library programs); iPad app design (PowerPoint); food chains in Google Drawings; immigration & heritage collage (for art project); digital etiquette

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); typing record & weather data - charts & graphs in Google Sheets; effective online search techniques; digital citizenship

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; geometry in the real world (Notability & Google Slides); creating web pages (Khan Academy) 

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; Civil War research & editorial in Docs; anti-bullying PSAs in Google Slides; digital citizenship game; creating web pages (Khan Academy)

Eighth Grade: computer safety; word processing; customize school schedule in Google Sheets; leisure activities survey in Google Forms; stained glass window project - graphing linear equations with an image editor; keyboarding practice; personal best seller lists & word clouds; coding challenges (basics of JavaScript); overseas expansion research & slideshow; sustainable school design in Google Apps; mental health (disorders) research & Google slideshow; 3D CAD model; Kahoot review game design

"The power of imagination makes us infinite."  -John Muir


Upcoming Events:

Congratulations to Brooke Cassatto,  class 7-4, for her winning slogan for our 100th anniversary contest. Brooke’s slogan, A Century of Educating God’s Greatest Gift, our Children, will be on the marketing materials for the anniversary events.


This is the LAST week of school for the 2016-17 school year. The students may wear their gym uniforms to school this week.  Please note the t-shirt colors for the Field Days running this week. Homerooms ending in...

1” should wear a red colored t-shirt

“2” a green colored t-shirt

3” a yellow/gold colored t-shirt 

“4” a blue colored t-shirt.

The cafeterias are closed this week. No snacks or beverages are being sold. Please make sure your child brings his/her lunch to school on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, June 19th: Field Day for Grades 6 and 7. New Parent Orientation from 9:30 to 10:30 in the Carlin Dining Hall.

Tuesday, June 20th: Field Day for Grades 4 and 5 and the last Beautiful Me Program for the 7th grade girls. 

Wednesday, June 21st: School will dismiss at 12 noon. 

Thursday, June 22nd: School will dismiss at 12 noon. Students will receive their report cards. All tuition and financial obligations must be paid. 

Friday, June 23rd:  Last day of school. School will dismiss at 10 A.M.  Open Parent-Teacher Conferences will be available from 11-12 noon.