5th grade has been studying the Water Cycle and did some experiments to show how water infiltration and surface runoff play parts in the cycle. They placed a bowl with water on a cookie sheet lined with construction paper. They then placed a damp sponge on the tray and aluminum foil trough from the bowl. After sprinkling water evenly around the model, the students wrote their observations.
To practice writing skills, the 7th grade is creating products and developing AD campaigns to market them.
The weather outside is frightful but the learning in second grade is so delightful! 2A students participated in a delightful winter-themed unit this week. Culminating a unit-long study of story elements in reading class, students created Cereal Box Book Reports. On each panel of the cereal box is displayed a different story element, such as main characters, setting, main idea and story summary. Woven into the project were mini-lessons which found students working on how to properly write a book title, capitalize proper nouns, and write with good sentence structure/punctuation. Learning to summarize a story with the main idea and just a few sentences was a challenge but each child persevered and achieved success! Every student enjoyed choosing an illustration from their selection to recreate for the front of the cereal box. As you can see, there are many budding artists in this class! Each story was given a rating of 1-5 stars to help direct classmates to books that might be of interest to them. Stop by to take a look and find a winter book that might just interest you!
Two teams of St. Philip 8th graders took top honors in the Grades 6-8 division at the AIU sponsored Science Bowl at the Carnegie Science Center. The team of Athena Pyros, Caitlin Donahue, Molly Maloy, and Maggie Gallegos took 1st Place while the team of Matt Tutsock, Kevin Costantino, Joel Patterson, and Alec Gamble earned 3rd Place Honors. The students scored well in each of the 4 events which included a scavenger hunt, egg drop, Minute to Win It dexterity feat, and ping pong ball launch. Our other teams also scored well: Ashley Mell, Lauren Kanavy, Jack Pulford, and Eric Ashby in the 6-8 division and Matthew Mell, Linda Ashby, Andalushia Reilly, Nathan Kirsch, Tyler Gura, Briana Patterson, Elias Ward, and Maddie Hoff in the Grades 4-5 division.Congrats also to our Science teachers!!
The First Graders, 1A and 1B, read a story Let's Camp Out! We wrote our own stories and to complete our camping unit, we made smores and ate them in our tent. What a yummy way to end our camping unit.
Mrs. Ravenstahl’s 2nd grade used the half way mark of the school calendar to help them in their study of fractions. The students searched for things that were exactly ½ of their original size and noted other fraction equivalents also. The students had fun making hats that either showed that 90 days of their second grade learning was already accomplished or that they were 90 school days away from summer vacation.
Our cafeteria stove and oven which date back to the early 1950’s have been replaced!!The safer, more energy efficient models were installed over Christmas break in time to serve cafeteria, fish fry, and festival workers in this new year. Thank you to Dot Kraemer, Sr. Geri, and the cafeteria staff for all of the hard work they put into this project.
eCubed Day for this quarter accommodated a wide range of interests. Students participated in activities that ranged from porcupines to coliseums and from drumming to peanut butter sandwiches.Each quarter, the students take two periods to explore, enhance, and excite their learning opportunities by participating in a class on a non-traditional school subject. Middle schoolers are learning to fly fish, create replicas of the Coliseum, become stand up comics, and play mind expanding games such as 24, Chess and Headbandz. For those wanting to build their Fine Arts skills drumming, oil painting, and puppet making were a choice. Cooking, world travel, Lego building, exercise, science experiments, ocean secrets, and porcupines rounded out the class selections. The students look forward to the special learning adventures and to seeing their teachers share knowledge outside of their usual classroom subjects.