Thursday, February 13, 2014



1. The birthstone for September is the sapphire.
2. The zodiac signs for September are Virgo (August 23 - September 22) and Libra (September 23 - October 22)
3. The birth flower for September is the morning glory.
4. On September 1, 1905, Alberta and Saskatchewan were established.
5. On September 1, 1939, World War II began in Europe because the German troops invaded Poland.
6. On September 2, 1789, the United States Department of Treasury was established.
7. On September 3, 1783, the Revolutionary War in America ended after Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris.
8. On September 6, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States, was assassinated.
9. On September 8, 1565, the first permanent white settlement was founded in St.Augustine, Florida.
10. On September 10, 1846, Elias Howe patented his sewing machine.
11. On September 14, 1847, United States forces took control of Mexico City.
12. On September 14, 1940, the Selective Service Act was passed by Congress which provided the first peacetime draft in the United States history.
13. National Chicken Month
14. National Rice Month
15. National Potato Month
16. National All-American Breakfast Month
17. Labor Day - first Monday of September
18. September 8 - Pardon Day
19. September 13 - Uncle Sam Day (his image was first used in 1813)
20. September 16 - Mexican Independence Day


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Speed Practice

Type these sentences 100 times without looking at your hands.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Oregon Trail

While playing Oregon Trail use Alt + F4 to close out of books.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Outlining in MSWord

We will be practicing some outlining skills in Microsoft Word.  Watch this YouTube video and then practice with your own report.

Outline your life.  Go 4 sections deep, 2 times, a total of at least 8 bullet points, labeled like the ones in the video (example I. A. 1. a. II. A. 1. a.) .




Friday, May 3, 2013

Excel Timelines

Watch this video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoKi6VeIRHQ

Or follow these instructions (if instructed to in class)
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/create-a-timeline-HA010354853.aspx#_Toc268163818

6th Grade - Create a timeline with 6 different events in history that happened during Roman Era.  Here is a link to help you in your search.
http://www.google.com/search?q=roman+time+period+timeline&aq=1&oq=roman+time+pe&aqs=chrome.2.57j0l3.4587j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

7th Grade - Create a timeline with 7 or 8 different events in history that happened during your lifetime, for each diagram shown.

8th Grade - Create a timeline with 8 different events in history that happened during the Civil War, for each diagram shown.




Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Embed YouTube clips into Powerpoint

In high school you will be required to make Powerpoint Presentations that include video clips.

Here are some videos to use.  Do NOT search for videos.  Use only these.  You may watch them and then embed them into your Powerpoint.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4zKD1I_pv8  (Studio C - Oregon Trail)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa89RIAdcus  (Kid Snippets - Josh Groban)
http://youtu.be/fdJc1_IBKJA (Cliff Rope Swing)
http://youtu.be/80entLldZOg  (Kid History 1)
http://youtu.be/Cd6C1vIyQ3w (Flyboarding)
http://youtu.be/3oem-M2tQU4 (Cute Kittens Fly)
http://youtu.be/w-llZmPPNwU (Fruit Ninja in Real Life)

Here is a basic tutorial on how to embed YouTube clips into Powerpoint.

In Powerpoint, click the Office button and go to Powerpoint Options (bottom of menu).

Click the box that says Show the Developer Tab in the Ribbon.

Click the Developer Tab, and then click the Tool (wrench/hammer) button.

Click Shockwave Flash Object, then OK.

Make a large box on your slide.  The box will look like it has a large X in it.  (Make sure your slide is blank.)

Right click the center of the box and choose Properties.

In the blank box next to Movie, paste the YouTube URL.

In the URL, erase watch?  Also, erase the = and make a / instead.

In the boxes next to Loop and Playing, change them to False instead of True.

Close the box and then play the slide.  You will see a box pop up that says "I recognize this content.  Allow it to play."  Click that option.

Your video should play now.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Spell Check Practice

Copy and paste this passage into a Word Document. Fix the spelling and grammar errors. Please use spell check to make changes, but read carefully as you go.  Be sure to copy the title, too!

Goldilacks Eaats the 3 Bears' Porridge

There once was a femily of biars: mama bear, popa bear, and babie bear. They weere just about to eat theire lunch, but their porridge was tooe hot, so they went for a welk and in the woods. just then a little girl named Goldilocks cime upon their house and wint inside. She siw the three bowls of poorridge on the table and tasted same from each bowl. The big Bowl was too hot, the medium-sized bowl was too cald, but the smallest bowl was just reght, so shee ate it all up.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

3rd Grade ALL ABOUT ME Powerpoint

In Powerpoint make a slide for each item listed below.  Please keep them in order.  Add lots of clip art, and animate each picture and text box.

1. All About Me & Name

2. My Favorite Animal

3. My Favorite Color

4. My Favorite Holiday

5. My Favorite Thing To Do

6. My Hero (not a super hero)

7. Where I Live

Friday, February 1, 2013

Excel Practice Calories SAD Diet

Enter the information below into an Excel Spreadsheet. We will be making tables and graphs out of the information, along with integrating the spreadsheets into Word.  Use Spell Check after inputting your data!

Foods Descriptions Calories Fat (grams)
Apple large 116 0
Broccoli raw, 1 cup 30 0.3
Candy bar Snickers Bar 296 148
Chips 20 Doritos chips 280 126
Fries McDonald's Large 500 225
Hamburger Big Mac  704 393
Hot Dog plain, no bun 242 131
Ice Cream Med. Oreo Blizzard 680 220
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy 1 small serving 120 5
Pizza  2 slices 596 218
Steak small slice 168 68
Cereal with Milk Lucky Charms 1 cup 264 54
Soda Pop  Coke 1 can 145 0

Moderately Active 9-13 year olds
Girls 1800   Boys 2000  (average)
More active 2000-2200
Fat 60-70 grams

In a paragraph, type your observations regarding a Standard American Diet menu compared to what is recommended for kids your age in MS Word.  Include why you chose the items you did, and if you would like to eat these food items daily.  Also, include the difference in calories from your selected menu to what is recommended.  Include your menu/chart in your MS Word document.  Also, include a bar graph at the bottom of your document/paper.