5th Gr. Assignment #13

Learning Goals:

*Learn the 4 basic steps to making math formulas in spreadsheets

*Input data into spreadsheets accurately


1. Understand the problem we’re going to solve by reading this:

Two bags of balloons that were going to be used to decorate the auditorium were taken and scattered all over the school yard! Kids were playing with them everywhere! Some student helpers went around and got as many as they could. To see how many were missing, the helpers counted the balloons. One helper kept count with tally marks on paper. We are going to put this count on a spreadsheet to see how many are missing.

2. Download the spreadsheet by clicking here. Open the spreadsheet, then minimize it.

3. Use the copies of the tally sheets to put in the numbers of balloons found on the spreadsheet.

4. Use the guide to write a math formula in cell D11 and cell D19 to add up the balloon counts.

5. Each package of balloons had 210 balloons in it, how many are missing?

Guide click here.


4th Gr. Assignment #24

Learning Goals:

Insert text boxes, insert images, make new slides and save a presentation to your computer.

Read website for information with a strategy to use the introduction paragraph.


1. Make a new slide on your power point that says this:

What  was  life like on the Missions?

2. Make another new slide that says this:

Life for the natives was hard with a lot of work and no freedom to leave the Missions. They could not leave to go hunting or do anything they used to.

3. Using these sites listed below, save some pictures and put them on the slides of your power point wherever you think they go well.


4. Go back over your presentation and make sure the letters are big enough,words and images are placed well.

5. Now insert a new slide into your presentation. You do that by clicking on Menu Insert> Slide.

6. Make a presentation slide on Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first Mission. Get your information by reading this website; website click here.

On this slide tell us two facts about the Mission and put an image of it. More images can be found at this website; website click here.

4th Gr. Assignment #23

Learning Goal:

Students will learn by exploring and doing:.

Students will know how to open a new presentation, insert text insert images and change slide colors on a presentation program.


1. Make sure to have the guide in your hands.. Go to the podcast and have it ready. The podcast gives you instructions on how to do today’s task. The podcast is called “Presentation Guide 1.” Podcast site click here.

2. You are going to practice making a one slide presentation like the example Mr. Litt showed you. Follow the guide and/ or the podcast to help you.

Do these four things:

*open a new presentation,

*insert the words below in green into your slide,

*insert the image on this post

*and change the slide background color.

Text to put onto presentation:

Question: What cities in California are named after the mission that was there?

Answer: Many cities still are three examples are Santa Barbabra, San Rafael and San Francisco.

3. Show it to Mr. Litt when you are done for check off

4th Grade Assignment #22

Learning goal:

Practice using the presentation program.


1. Download the image from the blog here to your desktop.

2. Open a new blank presentation.

3. Insert the text given below in green, insert the image you saved to the desktop and change the slide background color.

Question: Were the Missions a good thing?

Answer: Some think yes, many think no. Many people think the Missions were a really bad experience for the Native Americans.

Click here for this document (quiz) when asked.