January 23, 2019: Recycling Program

posted Jan 23, 2019, 5:08 PM by James Falletti   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 5:15 PM ]

Now that January has officially arrived, our work toward becoming a Green Flag School is now in full-speed. Today we worked on creating a template spreadsheet for our Recycling Program. Here's what our goals are going to look like in the upcoming months - starting in February. 

Phase One was rolling out the program and reintroducing our school to how and why recycling is so important. Phase Two is student involvement - where students will take the initiative and ownership of the program with the following tasks:

  • Starting February 4, 2019, students in Grades Kindergarten through 8th will bring both Recycling Bins from their Homerooms (Paper and Plastic) and empty them into the Larger Blue Bins located on each of  the first and second floors at the end of each day. Each bin is clearly labeled with one for Plastic and one for Paper.

  • Starting February 4, 2019, specific Students in grades 7th - 8th will then use Spring Scales to weigh the bags and record the data on a sheet that will be provided. (Schedule Pending)

  • Starting February 4, 2019, students in the 5th Grade will then enter the data into Google Sheets, where they will generate charts for data analysis. Which will then be shared with the school in weekly reports.

This is the Template that we created thus far. Once we start to get data into our chart, we will introduce formulas to help us with our data analysis. YAY COMPUTER SCIENCE LINGO!

January 23, 2019: Native Flowering Plant Species

posted Jan 23, 2019, 4:54 PM by James Falletti

Don't forget that you have an assignment Due on January 25, 2019 on Google Classroom. Be sure to answer the following questions via Google Classroom and TURN IT IN.

Look up and Research Ten (10) Native Plant Species to NJ and to the Northeast Region of the United States (NJ, NY, CT, VT, RI, MA, ME, NH, PA)

Give me the following information:


-Scientific Name

-About the plant (Soil, Light, Water needs and is it poisonous)

-Does it flower? What colors? How long?

-What states or regions can you find this plant species in?

-What type of animals (mammals, birds, insects, etc.) does it attract?

Visit the Following Website for all your information:

Black Baneberry

  • Scientific Name: Actaea racemosa

  • About the Plant:

    • Soil - medium drained

    • Water - Medium-drained/ Low Drought

    • Light - Partial Shade

  • Does it flower: Yes. It has white flowers

  • Local to NJ

  • Attracts Bees and other Pollinators

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

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