Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 28

Welcome to Week 28 of Keyboarding!

Great job on the Benchmark 4 exam last week! Everyone is making good progress on their keyboarding lessons, and completing the spring graphic art project. The art projects being submitted are wonderful! Those of you who have submitted your permission slips have had their artwork published to Ms. Kline's home page. Remember, only one more Friday art day to complete your Spring art project. Keep up the good work!

This week you will:

Ms. Kline's Week 28 Key Vocabulary:

Friday, March 26, 2010

Green STEMS Field Trip at Santa Ana College

Spurgeon Business Technology students were invited by Vital Link OC and Santa Ana Unified ROP/Career Tech Ed to learn about careers involving green technology. The students sat in on several interesting sessions about how to conserve energy, careers involving green technology, careers involving astronomy and space exploration. We also were able to participate in a scavenger hunt using a GPS! The entire day was fun and interesting and included a great lunch.

Students using a GPS in a scavenger hunt at Santa Ana College.

Monday, March 22, 2010

World Water Day

In 1993, the United Nations declared March 22 as World Water Day to raise awareness that "every year, more people die from the consequences of unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war."

Visit the United Nations Water website to learn more about this issue at:

For World Water Day activities visit:

What can you do to help promote access to clean water for all? Click the image to find out!

Week 27

Welcome to Week 27 of Keyboarding!

Benchmark 4 & progress reports this week!
Everyone should be completing lesson 22 this week. Your Benchmark 4 exam will check what lesson you are currently in, and whether or not you are using proper hand and body position while keyboarding. Remember, your goal is to reach 30 WPM by June. You also have only two more Friday art days to complete your Spring art project. Keep up the good work!

This week you will:
Ms. Kline's Week 27 Key Vocabulary:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

International Women's Day

Every year on March 8 the world celebrates International Women's Day. On this day, we honor the women of the world, their accomplishments and contributions to the worldwide community!

My hero for this year is CNN camerawoman, Margaret Moth. This amazing and courageous woman committed her life to documenting the world on camera. She bravely entered war zones, and other hazardous areas to keep us informed. During the Bosnian War in 1992, Ms. Moth was shot by a sniper and almost died. After two years of reconstructive surgery, Margaret insisted on returning to the career she loved, and back to war zone she felt compelled to document. Although she died yesterday, her legacy will continue to inspire us all.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Spring Equinox

Happy Spring or Vernal Equinox! Summer, here we come!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Week 26

Welcome to Week 26 of Keyboarding!

Moving right along!
Everyone is making great progress on their keyboarding lessons. We are approaching another benchmark. You should be in lesson 21 this week. Keeping up with the pace of this course means that you are completing approximately one and a half lessons every week. If you are getting behind, Ms. Kline will lower your minimum speed required on your lessons, so that you are able to keep up. Remember, your goal is to reach 30 WPM by June. Keep up the good work!

This week you will:
Ms. Kline's Week 26 Key Vocabulary:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Pi Day!

On Pi Day, March 14, we celebrate the wonderful mathematical constant, Pi.
Reflecting the beauty of math in nature, Pi Day reminds us that math is all around us, in nature, art, music, and everywhere!Pi Pie, created at Delft University of Technology, applied physics, seismics and acoustics

Monday, March 08, 2010

Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 of Keyboarding!

Once again, great job on your keyboarding lessons. The more lessons you complete during the month of March, the more "advanced technology activities" you will be able to participate in when we move to the new iMac lab! Keep up the good work!

This week you will:
Ms. Kline's Week 25 Key Vocabulary:

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Spurgeon "Day of Service" to Benefit the Tech Club

Today, several Spurgeon students, family members, teachers, and staff members, participated in a "Day of Service" by hosting a rummage sale to benefit the Spurgeon Technology Club. The Tech Club has been working very hard this year to raise money for a variety of activities, such as the annual field trip to the Alpine Conference Center in Blue Jay, California for a Team-Building High Ropes Challenge Course.

Although it was a very cold, windy, and stormy day, and the event was almost canceled due to rainy weather, we made over $55 which is enough money to send one student to camp...yeah!

Ms. Kline and the Tech Club would like to thank the 22 volunteers who helped out on Saturday, especially Mr. Erhuy, Ms. Fairley, Mr. Ellison, and all of our parent volunteers. We would also like to thank Ms. Janyce Cardenas and the Think Together program by allowing us to participate in their Saturday program, feeding us wonderful snacks, and providing us with custodial support and music...what a fun day!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Week 24

Welcome to Week 24 of Keyboarding!

Great job on your keyboarding lessons. I can see a lot of improvement in everyone's speed and accuracy! To keep up with the pace of the class, you should be in Lesson 14 this week. Remember, procedure, practice and perseverance are the keys to success!

This week you will:
Ms. Kline's Week 24 Key Vocabulary: