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
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
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
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
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 PPT SmartArt; designing flyers in Publisher (public library programs); iPad app design (PPT)
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
"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 year the elementary school children are participating in two Lenten projects to assist them on their Lenten journey. The first project is the creation of a Jesus Tree. A Jesus Tree is a day-by-day Bible study. Each day a student reads a Bible passage to the school community about an event or teaching during Jesus' life and then places a symbol of the passage on the Jesus Tree which is located in the school’s main lobby.
The second project the school children are participating in is the parish-wide project to support Fr. Seth’s home village church, St. Clement Catholic Church in Nuaso, Ghana. Every Friday donations will be collected to help finance the installation of the church’s roof.
Our STEM Club will meet Tuesday, March 28th from 2:45-3:45 P.M.
Read-A-Thon: Click below for the flyer.
Home-School Association: Click below for the half day event on Wednesday, April 5th.
Half Day Event: April 5th
Tee-Shirt Sale to support Mary! Click on the link below.
Please see the embedded flyer below for a school-wide project that Service Club is asking for assistance. They are collecting items to make care packages for cancer patients at Sloan Kettering at Mercy Hospital.
Care Package Project