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
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; word building games; Google Drawings (facts in a word web on ocean animals)
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)
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
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
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
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
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
"The power of imagination makes us infinite." -John Muir
The St. Agnes Cathedral School family welcomes Bishop Barres!
Now Registering New Students For Grades K-6
Call the school office for more information.
Students may wear their gym uniforms to school on Tuesday, February 14th and accessorize them with red to acknowledge February as National Heart Month. A $1.00 donation will be collected from the students who participate to assist families who have children born with congenital heart disease through the Mending Little Hearts Foundation.
St. Agnes STEM Club will meet Tuesday, February 14th from 2:45-3:45 P.M. The children will be dismissed from the Carlin Dining Hall doors.