The Technology Center
Happy New Year!
The holidays are just about over. I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful Christmas pageant and time with their families and friends. Did anyone make it to Times Square?
Did you know?
All of our students from K-8 participated in the world wide Hour of Code in early December. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. All students received a certificate of completion for the Hour of Code.
Please remember, if you haven’t already tried it, report cards have been set up in the Parent Portal and can be viewed simply by accessing the portal as you normally do.
Please remember, you can always contact me or any of the teachers via our web page if you have any questions or would like to see the Technology Center.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Kindergarten & First Grade
First Grade will be starting a new project called the Alphabet Book. Everyone will create a booklet showing their creative art skills drawing a picture for each letter of the alphabet and spelling the word as well. We also created some great Christmas pictures which were sent home to decorate your refrigerators. Hope you enjoyed them.
Grades Two through Five
Second and Third Grade worked on their typing skills and of course, we took a little break from typing and using Kidpix and Microsoft Publisher, created their own Christmas pictures and Cards.
Fourth Grade continues with their Microsoft Word and Google Docs exercises. This month we put their knowledge to the test and typed letters using the formatting skills learned so far. Of course, we also made some wonderful Christmas greeting cards. I hope you received one of them.
Fifth Grade Everyone participated in a computer “Scavenger Hunt”. The objective was to find 25 objects using the Internet and transfer those objects to a Google Doc. They all learned about copy and paste functions while having a little fun.
Grades Six, Seven and Eight
Grade Seven created word searches for their prayer partners (1st Grade) using their spelling words in the word bank. Each First Grader will receive their own personalized word search and should have a lot of fun doing them. We’ll be busy creating new ones for them. They also created beautiful Christmas Cards for their Prayer Partners.
Grade Eight continued their Microsoft Word and Google Docs skills and learned about formatting Term Papers. They put all their knowledge into this and now understand about cover pages, centering titles, adding pictures and page numbering. And yes, everyone created beautiful Christmas Cards for their Prayer Partners.