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Feb 1: Celebrate Catholic Schools with Mass at 9:00 AM (dress uniform required) All are welcome

Feb 3: Open House for current parents 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Feb 5: Student/Teacher Event. Report Cards Sent Home

Feb 8: No School

Feb 10: Mass 9:00 am - Ash Weds (dress uniform required) All are welcome

Feb 12: Faculty in-Service. EARLY DISMISSAL 

Feb 15: February School Vacation begins, school closed all week

Feb 22: School Re-opens/Full Day. Confessions for Grades 6,7,8 1:00 pm

Feb 29: Enrichment Club Session #4 Begins

 

Our Lady of the Assumption School

Technology Curriculum for Grades K - 8

The purpose of the computer program is that each student is able to comfortably use a computer.  Computer skills will be introduced in the primary grades and mastered as students advance to the middle school level.  Through this exposure, students will gain a positive view of computers as tools for learning.

Introduction of Concepts and Skills

Grades K – 2 will:

  • follow classroom rules for responsible use of computers.
  • develop an understanding that each student must work cooperatively with each other and their teacher.
  • use correct terminology for basic components of a computer system:  e.g., monitor, keyboard, disk, CD, printer, and mouse. 
  • develop basic skills for using hardware and applications such as:  open/close a program, navigate using scroll bars, arrow keys, and mouse.)
  • develop keyboarding skills with the use of software.
  • develop skills in word processing using teacher templates.
  • print documents/projects.
  • explore the use of drawing & painting applications for class projects.

Developing the Use of Acquired Concepts and Skills

Grades 3 – 4 will:

  • be able to follow classroom rules for responsible use of computers.
  • develop an understanding that the computer is a tool for learning.
  • learn the need to respect the work of their peers.
  • use correct terminology for basic components of a computer system:  e.g., monitor, keyboard, disk, CD, printer, mouse, hard drive, and window.
  • develop good keyboarding skills with emphases on correct finger placement.
  • identify the menu bar.
  • develop word processing formatting skills.
  • use spell check with teacher direction.
  • insert images (clip art) into word processing documents.
  • save a document to a folder created in the student’s name.
  • print documents/projects.
  • develop an understanding of the school’s rules for safe and ethical Internet use.
  • do an Internet Search from a teacher-selected Web site.
  • learn how to create a presentation program. 

Understanding and Mastering Concepts and Skills

Grades 5 – 8 will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of classroom rules regarding responsible use of computers, responsible behavior around equipment, respect for other people’s work, and appropriate collaborative behavior.
  • build keyboarding skills from the intermediate level to advanced level emphasizing correct finger placement.
  • develop word processing skills to facilitate the writing process.
  • develop advanced formatting skills.
  • insert images from clip art, CD’s and the internet to an application.
  • use spell check and editing skills.
  • develop the use of the thesaurus to enhance their writing skills.
  • follow print instructions for printing various documents, such as word processing or spread sheets.
  • follow directions to create a presentation by using PowerPoint software inserting graphics, sound, and transitions.
  • be introduced to multiple uses of a spreadsheet.
  • use software to support math and language arts.
  • be introduced to the use of the scanner for projects and a grade 8 video project.
  • describe and demonstrate knowledge of the schools’ Acceptable Use Policy, and know the consequences of violating that policy.
  • understand and demonstrate ethical behavior in copying files from the internet, by properly identifying the source of the information in a bibliography (MLA citation).
  • required to do a research project in conjunction with the library program and present the work on a PowerPoint Presentation to the class.