Friday, January 15, 2016

January Quotes

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, 
and let every year find you a better man.                   Ben Franklin

Act as if what you do makes a difference - it does! 

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.     Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first step binds one to the second.                                                 French Proverb 

Failure is success if we learn from it.  
Malcolm Forbes

Monday, November 23, 2015

November Quotes

If you are grateful for everything
then what you have is enough. 
J Baadsgaard

Gratitude helps us to see what is there instead of what isn't.

It is not happy people who are thankful,
it is thankful people who are happy.

Not what we say about our blessings but how we se them is the true measure of our Thanksgiving. 
 WT Purkiser

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Quotes

If plan A fails remember you have 25 letters left.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.   
Nelson Mandela
We cannot do everything at once,
but we can do something at once.   
Calvin Coolidge
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Quotes

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.     Mark Twain

Don't find fault.  Find a remedy.     Henry Ford
                If you can dream it, you can do it.     Walt Disney

Don't watch the clock; do what it does.  Keep going.    Sam Levenson
            Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.                                                                    William James

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.
                We cannot do everything at once, be we can do something at once.   Calvin Coolidge

If plan A fails remember
you have 25 letters left.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.    Nelson Mandela

8th Grade Computers

8th Grade Computer students started out the year working with Microsoft Office's Word application.  We completed many different projects in a book called Office Specialist. 
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Price List of Services
  • Business Memo to Staff
  • Address Labels
  • Report in MLA Style
There are days that we dedicate to improving our keyboarding skills - we work on those skills at  That is a free online keyboarding program that students can work on lessons anywhere - anytime!

Currently we are working with Google Docs and seeing all of the advantages to creating and saving documents online.

Sophomore Computer Applications

Students' sophomore year is spent working with the Office Applications.  We have started the year in Word and just completed our last lesson - "Inserting Tables in Word". 

Next we will be moving on to PowerPoint.  Throughout the fall we will also be getting a brief introduction to Google Apps.  We will complete some projects and talk about the pros and cons of using an online document creator.

We will finish up the semester by working with Excel and Access.

Tests are usually given on Fridays - all tests being open book/open computer.  Quotations that are posted in the room are often included in test material. 

Advanced Computers

Advanced Computer class is a chance to review important skills learned in our basic Office applications as well as try out new programs/applications in preparation for years after high school. 

During the year we will also work with web page development, Google applications, and photo editing (to name a few.)

Part of the work that we complete in class benefits Groton Area students.  We create documents, powerpoints, webpages, online tests, and other resources for teachers to use.  It is a great way to put our knowledge to use!