Friday, December 4, 2009

More Gingerbread Houses Online & A Winter Surprise

Today 5th grade used the gingerbread house creator on the website.

When I got to the computer lab this morning this was hanging on my door. I love it!

All of the teachers received some sort of wreath on their door today. Thanks Santa :)


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gingerbread Houses Online

Today 6th Grade created Gingerbread houses using illustrator Jenny B. Harris's website. We hung them up in the window outside the computer lab.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Websites and the ActivBoard

Today Second Grade decorated a tree on our ActivBoard Using the game on

After we practiced what to do on the ActivBoard, students went to their computer spots and decorated their own trees.


What's New in the Computer Lab

December is a very busy month in the computer lab! PreK classes are busy with the website. They are continuing to review letters and vowels while learing how to control the mouse.

Kindergarten has been using the Between The Lions section of website to practice begining reading skills. They are now using both the between the lions section and the Dinosaur Train Section of the site.

First, Second, and Third Grade are using Brain Pop Jr. to Learn about winter, winter holidays, hibernation and arctic habitats. They are also exploring the many online tree decorating and gingerbread house decorating available!

Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grade are also using to explore winter holidays, snowflakes, glaciers, avalanches and hibernation. They are also using their artistic skills and creating amazing trees and gingerbread houses online. Fourth & Fith Grade are also learning to use Text Edit, a Word Processing program. Sixth, Seventh, and Eight Grade will start their unit on in January.

Eight Grade is hard at work on the Intel Computers online lesson, The Journey Inside: A Fascinating Look Inside the World of Computers. There are six units and we work on one unit a week. We are now working on the Microprocessors unit. Students have already completed the Introduction to Computers, Circuits and Switches, and Digital Information.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The New Website is Live!

The new St. Sylvester School website is LIVE! Check it out here.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What 3rd Grade Likes Best About School

3rd Grade worked with iMovie09 to create a short video.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

What's New in the Computer Lab

In computer class preschool and kindergarten have been using the website to learn the alphabet while practicing their mouse skills. Preschool will continue to use Starfall for the rest of the year and Kindergarten will move on to PBS Kids in April.

First through Third Grade are starting their unit on external memory. Fourth Grade is learning word processing using Text Edit and Fifth Grade is learning word processing using Microsoft Word.

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade are reviewing their Personal Computers unit and moving on to the Computer Networks unit in the book “Computers Made Friendly”. These grades are also using the book “Word It!” to polish their skills in Microsoft Word.


Monday, August 24, 2009

1st Day of School 2009-2010


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