1st Grade Talents

The 1st grade students recently completed their last two computer projects. They were given a homonym word to design a slide with the multiple meanings of their word including an image for each meaning. They learned how to add animation to those images when their slide is played.

The other project was their class book reviews. They wrote a short summary of their book and what they liked most about it. They learned how to record themselves and we turned it into a video for everyone to hear their reviews.


Our first graders learned about different habitats in their classroom. They used books and the Internet to find pictures of two different animals and two different plants that belong in their assigned habitat. They learned some new tech skills to design a slide of their habitat.

Virtues in Practice

The fifth graders learned a lot of different skills while putting together a class slide project on Virtues. They reviewed the basic skills of adding and formatting text, but then also had to use imagery to show their virtue as well as find a scripture passage about the virtue. After the slides were made, the students were given a list of specific standards that were to be completed on each slide. Then they used those standards to evaluate another student's slide. The final step in the project was a review of how to properly cite their image sources.

Bookcase of Student Works

I have started a "bookcase" to shelve all those great publications your students have made. This is a new tool for me to use so let me know what you think of the format. My first book to include was made by this year's second graders. They wrote short stories, then typed them up and adding pictures to replace some words to make a Rebus style writing. I hope you enjoy them!

The Kindergarten class just finished their "Class Dictionary." Each student picked a letter and thought of a word that started with their letter. They had to search for an image, insert it into the template and add a sentence. They did a great job following directions.

NEW ADDITION! The second graders recently learned about some of the virtues. They had to write sentences about their virtue and find images that illustrated them.

Learning Nouns!

The Kindergarteners have been learning a little bit about nouns. They got to choose their favorite one to write a sentence and then illustrate it. They learned how to insert the images into a slide, type their sentences and format the text. I bet you can't guess what their favorite noun was! You'll have to watch the slide presentation.

New Animal Sightings

Our Nation's Symbols

Recently, the 3rd grade students were assigned a Kansas symbol or a national symbol or monument to research. They were asked to find three specific things about their symbol and then could add more facts they found interesting. They used an image for their slide background, then added their facts.  They also wrote blog posts on their 3rd Techies blog. They hope you enjoy their work!

Did You Know They Were From Kansas?

This year's fourth graders did some research on some famous people that Kansas claims as one of their own.  Here is a slideshow of what they learned.

2017 Kansas Symbols

Each year Mrs. Oeding and I help the kindergarten students learn about our Kansas State symbols. This year's class did a great job of drawing their chosen symbol and recording their own sentence to go with each one. I hope you enjoy this presentation as much as they did making it.