Friday, October 21, 2011

Word Clouds

This week we are working on Word Clouds using Wordle. Please check out this great site.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Good-bye to our 6th Graders!!

Today is my last day with you our 6th graders. I will truly miss your laughter and creativity.

Enjoy your summer and I will check on you next year during 7th grade.

Serving Him,
Mrs. Whipple

Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, May 2, 2011

Birmingham, Alabama Relief Effort

The truck taking the items for the relief effort going on in Birmingham, Alabama will be leaving tomorrow @ noon. If you were unable to bring in items to school today (May 2) feel free to drop them off at 5901 9th Avenue (BridgePoint Church) .

The items needed:

bottled water

portable generators
chain saws

God bless,

Mrs. Whipple

Friday, March 18, 2011

Did you know 25 cents will buy a small bag of rice which will provide a meal for 6 people? We are encouraging our elementary students to bring in their quarters each Friday for our offering time during chapel. The money collected will go to Project Child so they may purchase rice for families in Haiti.

During technology class our 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes will be playing FreeRice (click on link above). This site was created by John Breen and began on October 7, 2007. Donations are distributed by United Nation's World Food Program. It takes 400 grams of rice to feed an adult for one day or about 19,200 grains of rice (according to Wikipedia). You can make a difference by playing FreeRice.

So far our students have earned over 3000 grains of rice. If your child plays this game at home have them report to me the number of grains of rice they have earned. I will do my best to keep track of our total as a school. If you would like to join in please feel free to do so. Just search for Northside Christian Elementary School.

How to play: Click on the FreeRice link above. Our students are working on vocabulary. You will read the word and choose the answer. If you answer correctly 10 grains of rice are donated and your next question is harder. If you miss it the next question is easier.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kindergarten Technology Today!

Today your kindergarten student worked on Construct-A-Word in class. Each student formed words using the endings "at" "ig" and "ot". This is a great activity to work on at home.
We also worked in Photo Booth on our Macs using both photo effects and video. Your child has become such a "Digital Native"!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Enterprise Village 2011 - 5th Grade

Our 5th graders recently visited Enterprise Village. Check out the video.

Valentine's Day
Send a personalized Valentine's Day mailbox to your child.
Please stop by Junior Mustang Avenue located on the
elementary campus to purchase a mailbox.
All items will be delivered to your child
on Valentine's Day!!

Personalized mailbox for Girls

Personalized mailbox for Boys

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

This week in the Technology Lab - 1st Grade

This week first graders began working with Mega Byte. Mega Byte is a mouse who teaches the students how to use Word Pad and the basics in a word processing program. We also worked with Balloon Pop Subtraction and Valentine Counting using the SmartBoard and the Macbooks.
For more practice students are encouraged to visit these sites at home.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Whipple

Northside Christian School
cordially invites you to dine with coaching legend
Bobby Bowden

Friday, February 25, 2011
Raymond James Stadium - Club B

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.
Immediately following his speech, Bobby Bowden will answer
questions from the audience.

Raymond James Stadium
4116 North Himes Avenue - Gate B, Tampa, FL 33607
Free parking and security available
Tickets Required - Preferred Seating Available

Click on link below to purchase tickets:

Friday, January 28, 2011

Gotta Keep Reading - Ocoee Middle School

If you attended chapel today you heard Mrs. Knox
announce the winners for
the December reading points and followed with this video. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kindergarten - Today in the Technology Lab

Today our Kindergarten classes worked in Marble Math. Students continue to work on click, click/drag, and scrolling while counting and adding marbles. I want to encourage you to watch your child as they work in Marble Math.
We continue working with Moon Rock Patterns. Students added to the pattern by choosing the correct color moon rock while clicking and dragging the stones.
Your children are a joy to have in class. It is such a blessing each week to watch as their skills sharpen while working on the laptops. I am thankful to the Lord for this opportunity as He molds their lives.
God bless,
Mrs. Whipple

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 2011 - Technology Project for 3rd - 6th Grade

Proverbs 14:15 (NIV): "A simple man believes anything,
but a prudent man gives thought to his steps."

For the month of January our 3rd-6th graders have been working on "My New Year's Resolutions" project. Third graders have been introduced to Pages which is part of the iWorks Suite while 4th - 6th graders continue to develop skills using this program.

January Assignment:

-Students create a flyer using iWork Pages

-Students will be introduced/review font, font size, reflection, shadow, copy, paste, save, save as, shapes, font color, background color, inserting photos/pictures and deleting.

- Each student must list two resolutions for Personal, Family & Friends, and School.

- For each resolution the student must list how they will accomplish this and when.

- The flyers will be printed and placed in an envelope to be returned to students during their last technology class in May. Students will review their flyers to see how they have done.

Kindergarten Technology Class - January 19, 2011

Hi there! Today students in Mrs. Benitez' and Mrs. Walko's class worked on the following programs in the lab. For extra practice have your child click on the links below. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Mrs. Whipple

Counting Fish

Alphabet Recognition
Upper and lower case

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to all the things God has in store for us this year!!