Dec. 19, 2018

posted Dec 20, 2018, 10:11 AM by James Falletti

Today we worked on Google Sheets - which is the Google version of Microsoft Excel. 

So what can you do with Google Sheets?

Handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more.

With Google Sheets, you can create and edit spreadsheets directly in your web browser—no special software is required. Multiple people can work simultaneously, you can see people’s changes as they make them, and every change is saved automatically.

Here's an example of the Project that we started working on in class. Use this as a Template when creating new documents.

November 7, 2018

posted Nov 9, 2018, 11:01 AM by James Falletti

Today we started to explore Google Slides (Google's version of Windows PowerPoint). Learning how to create educationally appropriate presentations at this level will set you up for success in Middle School, High School, College, and Beyond. 

We entered the application by logging in to your Google Account --> Going to Gmail --> Select Google Drive from the Google App Menu --> Selecting the NEW tab and selecting Google Slides.

We learned how to:
  • create text boxes and add text.
  • change the font, font size, and color of the text
  • add images using google image search 
  • difference between jpeg and png
  • copy and paste image address (URL) into google slides
Homework Assignment: Try to make 3-5 slides on the Google Slide created in class. Don't worry - you wont break it.

October 24, 2018

posted Oct 24, 2018, 1:59 PM by James Falletti


What can Corpus Christi School do to make us a more "GREEN" school? By green, I do not mean the color, but instead, I mean becoming an eco-friendly school. Are we already a green school? if not - how?

Give me a one paragraph answer in MLA format. Remember that MLA means that it must be Times New Roman, 12 Font, Double Spaced, with an Ident at the beginning of the paragraph. Try it out! Due on Friday October 26, 2018.

October 17, 2018

posted Oct 17, 2018, 2:26 PM by James Falletti   [ updated Oct 24, 2018, 2:02 PM ]

Today we worked on an assignment through Google Classroom. Be sure to check the assignment on your google classroom by logging in to your CCS Gmail Account. I know that this is the first time that we are doing this, so if you have a hard time email me or see me on Friday and I will help you out. Just do not forget to TURN IT IN. 

The assignment that you started today is in your Google Drive. It should be titled with your name - Effects of Plants and Animals (for example: Darth Vader - Effects of Plants and Animals)

Next week, we will go over the assignment in class and I will show you more tricks of the trade with Google Docs and Google Drive. 

As a reminder, here are the steps to log in to Google Classroom:
  • Log in to your CCS Gmail
  • Go to GMAIL then open the G-Apps (9-Dot Square) at the top of the page
  • Go to my Google Classroom (5B Makerspace)
  • Go to the assignment "Effects of Plants and Animals"
  • In the future.....follow these next instructions....
  • Click on create --> Google Docs 
  • Type your assignment
  • Select Turn In
Your assignment is to read the article that I provided in your Google Classroom and answer the questions by typing the Questions and Answers into your Google Docs and then TURN IT IN to Google Drive. This is due tomorrow (Thursday, October 18, 2018 by 11:59 pm). 

October 3, 2018

posted Oct 3, 2018, 3:35 PM by James Falletti   [ updated Oct 3, 2018, 3:41 PM ]

Today our Green Ambassadors were sent to the "Great Outdoors" to collect data as amateur botanists - much like our good friend Charles Darwin did. 
  • We searched for a plant that was available in or around our CCS Lawn
  • Wrote 5-10 descriptive sentences about our plant
  • Glued or Taped out plant species into our notebook (making pressed floral/plant documents)

We started to come up with a list of questions that we should ask - if we were to become better Amateur Botanists.

Questions to Ask as a Botanist?
  • Where was the plant found? (City, State - Location)
  • When was the plant found? (Date/Season/Time)
  • Did the plant have flowers?
    • What color were the flowers?
    • How many flowers did the plant have?
    • What was the texture of the flowers?
    • What was the shape of the flowers?
We shall continue our exploration of Botany next week, when we add more questions to our list.

HOMEWORK: Work on prodigy at least 1-2 hours by the time we meet again next week. 


posted Sep 8, 2018, 1:04 PM by Denise Adamo   [ updated Sep 8, 2018, 1:04 PM ]

5B will attend STEM/Technology (Makerspace) on Wednesdays.

May 9, 2018: Google Classroom Assignment

posted May 10, 2018, 2:18 PM by James Falletti


Search the web/internet for balloon engine car and research how you should put the engine together and where/how you should mount it to your automobile (car) to make it move. Feel free to use articles, youtube, images, etc.. to find your answer. When you are done, type me a brief description of what you found and how you plan on completing your Balloon Engine Car Project by making your device move. OOOO LA LA! Be as descriptive as possible and feel free to embed (include) images, videos, and step-by-step instructions/directions.  2 - 3 paragraphs should be fine.

This will be due May 16, 2018 -- via Google Classroom. Do not Print Anything... ONLY submit.

April 11, 2018: Balloon Car Project

posted Apr 11, 2018, 2:45 PM by James Falletti

Today we started a new project in STEM Class. You have been challenged to Design, Create, and Test a Balloon Car. Today we broke up into 7 groups and just designed out Balloon Car in our STEM Notebook. Next Week - we will create and test our Balloon Cars in a race to the FINISH!

Check out this cool video to help inspire you with your Balloon Car Project

January 3, 2018

posted Jan 3, 2018, 1:05 PM by James Falletti

Article Assignment #3 January 3, 2018
Click on the link provided below and find an article that interests you. Once you found and read the article, then Type a brief 2 - 3 paragraph response using Google Docs and share it to Google Classroom.
Answer some of the following questions in your response (remember that some of these questions may not be available to answer):
What was the article about?
What's the title of the Article?
Who wrote the article?
When was the article written?
Why did you choose the article?
What did you like about the article?
What did you learn about the article?
Why is this article important to science/technology?

Some More Information:
Title the File (if not automatically) First Name Last Name Article #2
Use MLA Format: Times New Roman, 12 Font, Double Space.
Header: Name, Mr. Falletti, STEM/Technology, Date (1 December 2017)
I attached a sample page of how to set up your Document. Use it if you need help.

December 13, 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 9:07 AM by James Falletti


Log in to with the credentials that I gave you in class and practice. Here's how you're going to get graded each week.

  • Play Four (4) to Seven (7) Days with 10 Battles to get an "O"

  • Play Three (3) days minimum with 10 Battles to get an "S"

  • Anything less than three (3) days and less than 10 Battles will result in a lower grade

  • Not logging in and practicing will result in a Zero (0)

Bonus Points for anyone who practices Five (5) Days with 10 Battles over the Christmas Break

Also - students need to bring in a one (1) subject notebook to class every week.

  • write your username and password for both your email, prodigy, and any other school program that you use.

  • use the pages as a doodle notebook where you can

    • write out the problems from prodigy as scrap paper

    • design and create ideas for the makerspace

    • brainstorm

Attached, you'll find a file with some problems with fractions with step by step instructions on how to figure out the answer. Feel free to use the following link to help you with your problems as a way to check your answers:

How to Figure out Fraction Problems

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