Introduction to Word

We will put your new keyboarding skills to work today by keying in one of your writing prompts. First, we will learn how to put a school heading on your page using the Header portion of Word. We will learn how to Center a title, use the First Line Indent, and Line Spacing to double space. Next week we will learn how to use Spelling and Grammar check and format your fonts. Finally we will learn to add a picture to your document.

Introduction to Word

We will put your new keyboarding skills to work today by keying in one of your writing prompts. First, we will learn how to put a school heading on your page using the Header portion of Word. We will learn how to Center a title, use the First Line Indent, and Line Spacing to double space. Next week we will learn how to use Spelling and Grammar check and format your fonts. Finally we will learn to add a picture to your document.

Alliteration at the Zoo

After studying poetry and figures of speech, specifically alliteration, create an alliteration sentence about an animal you might find in the zoo. Visit the websites below to find a public domain pictures of your animal. Download the picture to the camera role. Next, use the app Yakit Kids to import your picture and then voice over your sentence. All the short movies will be combined into a class movie, Alliteration at the Zoo.

Wikimedia Commons
Pics4Learning
USA.gov

Aliens at Heights!

Today in Art we will begin our Aliens at Heights project. First we will use our iPads to take a picture of a location at Heights. Next we will create an animated alien in the app Do Ink and add our photo of a place at school. We will put all the aliens invading our school together in a movie which will be shown at the annual Art Show!

Weather Research

Use the iPads and the following websites to help you collect information for your weather topic.
Weather Whiz Kids
Weather Web for Kids
Treehouse Weather Kids
Discovery Kids Weather
The Weather Channel Kids

You may also use the Britannica Online and Brainpop sites for further information.

If time allows start to gather pictures from Wikimedia Commons for your weather glog.

Introduction to Word

We will put your new keyboarding skills to work today by keying in one of your writing prompts. First, we will learn how to put a school heading on your page using the Header portion of Word. We will learn how to Center a title, use the First Line Indent, and Line Spacing to double space. Next week we will learn how to use Spelling and Grammar check and format your fonts. Finally we will learn to add a picture to your document.

Introduction to Word

We will put your new keyboarding skills to work today by keying in one of your writing prompts. First, we will learn how to put a school heading on your page using the Header portion of Word. We will learn how to Center a title, use the First Line Indent, and Line Spacing to double space. Next week we will learn how to use Spelling and Grammar check and format your fonts. Finally we will learn to add a picture to your document.

Wish For the World

You have worked in Art to create your own four letter wish for the world based upon the work of pop artist Robert Indiana, most famous for his LOVE painting and sculpture. Today we will work in the art room and use the iPads to take a picture of your Wish for the World artwork. We’ll use Wordfoto to incorporate your writing into the drawing. Both works of art will be displayed at the Art Show in April.

Introduction to Word

We will put your new keyboarding skills to work today by keying in one of your writing prompts. First, we will learn how to put a school heading on your page using the Header portion of Word. We will learn how to Center a title, use the First Line Indent, and Line Spacing to double space. Next week we will learn how to use Spelling and Grammar check and format your fonts. Finally we will learn to add a picture to your document.

Skype with a Scientist

You have been learning about all about weather in science. Today we will be Skyping with Cloud Scientist, Eric Stutz, from the Hinds Laboratory at the University of Chicago. He has been doing research in the area of cloud microphysics using infrared spectroscopy. He has been shooting lasers through clouds, either in the atmosphere or created artificially in a lab, and analyzing how the light interacts with the cloud droplets. Today he will talk with you about his research and show you his cool lab!

Best Birthday Prompt

Today you will put your newly acquired keyboarding skills to work. We will learn how to use Microsoft Word to key in your Best Birthday writing prompt. You will learn how to place a heading on your page, center a title, indent a paragraph, edit the font, spell and grammar check as well as insert a picture.

Thanksgiving Writing

Today you will put your newly acquired keyboarding skills to work! I will introduce Microsoft Word so that you can publish your paragraphs. You will learn how to use the Header, Alignment and Spacing, First Line Indent, Spelling and Grammar check, and how to format the font. Next week we will learn how to download and add a picture from the Microsoft website and print our finished work.

An Important Person in My Life

Today you will put your newly acquired keyboarding skills to work! I will introduce Microsoft Word 2011 so that you can publish your paragraphs. You will learn how to use the Header, Alignment and Spacing, First Line Indent, Spelling and Grammar check, and how to format the font. Next week we will learn how to download and add a picture from the Microsoft website, add a border, and print our finished work.

Monster Project Reflections

The Gallery for the Monster Project is complete! Today you and your partner will examine the dfferences between the original pictures and the redraws. Use the Reflection document to record what you could have done better to help your companion group be more successful in creating your original drawing. We will be Skyping with Ms. Martin’s class in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia next week to discuss our reflections on the project.

Best Birthday Prompt

Today you will put your newly acquired keyboarding skills to  work. We will learn how to use Microsoft Word to key in your Best Birthday writing prompt. You will learn how to place a heading on your page, center a title, indent a paragraph, edit the font, spell  and grammar check as well as insert a picture.

Planet Postcard

This week you will begin to create a giant postcard based upon the planet that you have been researching. We will use two slides in Powerpoint for your postcard. You will find two pictures for Slide 1, the outside of the card. For Slide 2, the reverse side of the card, you will insert an image for a postage stamp from the planet and write a friendly letter incorporating some of the facts that you researched. We will print the slides and gluestick them to card stock creating an 8.5″x11″ postcard.

World Math Day!

World Math Day is March 1! We will be competing all day long on February 28 since the site originates in Australia and they are a day ahead of us. Tens of thousands of students around the globe will be competing in mental math heats to break the record for number of correct answers. Classes have signed up for 25 minute time slots in the lab to give it their best. Good luck!

mathday

Snow Poems

We will put your new keyboarding skills to work today by keying in your Snow Poem. Put a school heading on your page using the Header portion of Word, center a title, use the spelling and grammar check, and edit the font. You will create a snowflake at Make-A-Flake and insert it into your poem, as a picture behind the text.

A Special Person in My Life

Today you will put your newly acquired keyboarding skills to work! I will introduce Microsoft Word so that you can publish your writing prompt about a special person in your life. You will learn how to use the Header, Alignment and Spacing, First Line Indent, Spelling and Grammar check, and how to format the font. Next week we will learn how to download and add a picture from the Microsoft website and print our finished work.

Johnson Space Center Videoconference

Today we will connect with the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to learn about gravity and how astronauts adapt to their new home, the Space Station. We’ll  discover the everyday challenges of how astronauts live in orbit live from a mock-up of space station living quarters and take a look at the food that NASA has prepared for the astronauts.

NASA


Technology Open House

We will invite your parents into the lab to show them the different ways your class integrates technology into the curriculum. This is your time to show off your wonderful projects including your Water Conservation Public Service Announcement, the animate a word, your Solar System Slideshow, your Excel Candy Graph, the States of Matter drawing and your Cloud Voicethread. We will also show your parents our collaboration site, The Alien Exchange Project,  which include the drawings and descriptions from both classes.

Revolutionary War Puppet

Today you will type into Microsoft Word the information that you will use on the panels of your Revolutionary War puppet. Use the template in the group folder to type in your information. Open a new template for each of the areas of research. You will center the title for each panel and create a bulleted list for the information.