Over the last two weeks, all grades, K – 8, learned about the First Thanksgiving through group collaboration and presentation skills.
Grades K – 3 logged into Brain Pop Jr. and Catholic Telemedia Network to learn about the story of Squanto and the First Thanksgiving. The students also completed Fact Sheets to explore the history of Thanksgiving and how it is celebrated, as well as Activity Sheets, which presented Venn diagrams to help imagine what life would have been like as a Pilgrim.
Grades 4 – 8 worked in groups to do research, collect data, and incorporate digital tools/resources such as Google Apps, Catholic Telemedia Network, and Brain Pop to process and present information about the First Thanksgiving. The groups completed their grade’s assigned project with equal participation from each group member. Continuing to work in this collaborative group dynamic, the projects were then presented by the groups, again with equal contribution from each group member.
I would like to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving
As we approach the 5th year of using Google Classroom in Technology class at OLPHCA, I would like to emphasize the importance of time management and observing the due date in submitting assignments. This is of tremendous importance in Technology class because I only see the students once per week. The students’ job is to check the assignment posts and to observe the due date on every posted assignment. For every day late, 3 points will be deducted. Watch your grammar and spelling; every mistake will be worth 1 point.
Grades 4-8: Check Google Classroom for new assignments, topics, and questions.
Grade 3: Practice logging onto Catholic Telemedia Network – Education City to become comfortable using your new usernames.
Grades K-2: Log into BrainPop Jr. using the log-in credentials:
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy mid-winter break.
Last week, all grades, K – 8, explored the lesson, “Healthy Eating.” They listed the six categories of food that provide the daily required Nutrients for a healthy lifestyle, and the daily recommended portions for their age.
Grade 3 also logged onto Catholic Telemedia Network-Education City to practice using their new usernames. Parents, please practice this with your child at home.
All grades are currently working on their International Day Projects. K – 1 students will explore their assigned Country for International Day through the Google Chrome browser. Grades 2 and 3 will utilize Google Maps to explore their country of study.
Grades 4-8 will begin work on a Google Slides presentation about the country they are studying for international Day. Check Google Classroom for detailed posts about requirements for the presentation.
The Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week – Dec 9-15 in 2019.
The Hour of Code is a global movement in over 180 countries and is a quick way to introduce coding to students or anyone. Anyone can learn the basics of computer science in a fun and easy way! Please, login/check the link: