8th Grade Social Studies Podcast Episodes 2 and 3!

Another month brings us 2 more podcasts from 8th grade! This time around the 8th Grade Social Studies podcast tried a Boys and Girls teams for the podcast. The idea was to have the teams compete to create the best podcast. Unfortunately several technical glitches got in the way, including a microphone not working during […]

Working hard and looking very dapper!

Spirit Week in the LC

This week was Catholic School's week and Spirit Week. It's always fun to see the students dress up and have fun. Unfortunately Ms. Malissa and I didn't take picture every day. We totally missed 80's day but managed to have some fun capturing the students doing their thing on Fancy/Dapper Day and Star Wars Day. … [Read More...]

Christmas Raffle

Christmas Raffle

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Social Studies Podcast Episode 1

This is the first episode of the St. Philip the Apostle School Social Studies Podcast. While listening please note that issues with recording and editing have been left in place, in subsequent episodes many mistakes will be edited out. The first episode was used as a tool to show the students who are participating what it sounds like when a podcast is made by amateurs for the first time. They analyzed the episode and compared it to a professional podcast, listening for things like organization, … [Read More...]

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Book Talks

Over the next few months I'm going to be putting together book talks for all grades. I've been wanting to do these for awhile but couldn't quite figure out the format I wanted to present them in. Until I came across Mrs. ReaderPants' booktalks. She uses Prezi and book trailers to explain the books. I really enjoyed her unexpected gifts prezi and adapted it for our library. Look for more book talks soon. I will continue to add them to the menu bar at the top of the website. For now here are the … [Read More...]


The Giving Tree

To begin the Holiday season, the first and second graders listened to the story of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. The classes talked about what they are thankful for and what they can give to others this Holiday season. I was completely taken aback when I realized how kind, generous, and loving our students are. These are a handful of things our students are thankful for: love, family, friends, teachers, food, books, priests, and God. They wrote one thing they were thankful for on a green … [Read More...]


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